love is blueI have never particularly liked Elvis, but since visiting the place where he was born in Tupelo and learning some background information about him, Grace Manor has left me quite a deep impression. If you come here in September, it will be very suitable. There are not too many people to visit and the temperature is good. Their recording studio is very, very good, and everything is in order. We used platinum tickets. It takes 3.5 hours before and after to see here. There are a lot of things to see.
乐天的静This is a great zoo! I have visited zoos throughout the country, and Memphis Zoo is one of my top five favorite zoos. It is very beautiful and awesome, I have never seen so many active animals. The display is very large and has many natural habitats. A unique feature of the animals displayed at night, you can see the animals at night in their active territory. Bats fly everywhere, which is great. Hippos are very active in their large pools, which are great to watch. The venue is big and beautiful. During our tour, we walked 6 miles. There are buses or trams there, but it did not run during our tour.
love is blueI came here when I went to Memphis on vacation with my mother. There are a lot of studios in this place. It's probably interesting to walk around for 1.5 hours. Not only can you learn about Elvis’ memorabilia here. The studio here is still in use now, which is great. My mother is the climax of our trip. We strongly recommend you to come.
love is blueWe parked in front of the National Civil Rights Museum or the Lorraine Motel. It was dark and gloomy that day, and there was no one in front of the motel. There are two cars parked in the parking lot, in front of the hotel room, which seems a bit strange. If there is nothing else, it is still valuable to park here, get off and take a look. In addition, this is a moving attraction, not too far from the previous location! Go check it out.
Shelby County Driving: Suitable, Running: Not Recommended, Cycling: Not Recommended
Memphis Teacher Residency, a faith-based, non-profit organization required a new space for recruitment, training, and supporting teachers through an urban teacher residency graduate program.
As the context for their new home, the organization decided on a recently renovated Sears distribution center that sat empty and decaying for 17 years. MTR’s new space is sited within Crosstown Concourse’s public, central atrium, another smaller, public atrium, and is also open to a private terrace with outdoor seating. A driving design challenge involved ensuring the education facility established a more public presence from the church basement where they first began in 2009.
MTR’s new home is made up of three functions: offices, larger training rooms, and community areas for breaks and informal discussion. Wooden space defining elements were used within the community spaces to encourage gathering. These components act as connective tissue between programmatic zones. At the entry, for example, a sign and seating detail offers areas for conversation, waiting, and defines the entrance while also visually communicating the organization’s focus on gathering and community. The use of the warm material also establishes nodal areas for collaboration.
The client’s distinct use of book icons to express a source of knowledge translated into an architectural language and graphic spatial detailing that colors and meters the large space. The maturing, home-grown organization further defined its brand through a spatial and material relating to the gritty context of the existing building.
Ballet Memphis had outgrown its current space and wished to move from a suburban location to a performing-arts district undergoing revitalization in Memphis. The Company strives to perform an inclusive message about culture and arts and to uplift the community through transparency, connectivity, and education.
The new, civic-oriented facility is an extension of the Company’s mission. With large windows and public courtyards, the building contributes to the already thriving urban district. Formerly a hotel with parking in the front, the new site design inverts the original scheme. The building is designed to engage the public in movement, culture, and connection to the community. It houses rehearsal space for the professional company, a dance school for over 200 children, and community dance and pilates classes. The largest rehearsal studio also doubles as a performance venue.
The courtyard spaces offer opportunities for the community to engage with the school, and also break the scale of the large building down to suit the context. The exterior form, composed of layers of glass, perforated copper, and volumes of contrasting metal evokes the character of a music box. Gauzy screens and courtyards that penetrate the building mass both mask and reveal the activity of dancers within. Warm and neutral materials alongside cool colors are also used to frame and display activity and the dancers.
Dance and architecture share a focus on movement, space and time. Celebrating these disciplines, through this civic project, enhances its growing entertainment district and the adjacent residential neighborhoods.