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Beinecke Library at Yale

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“Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library” is the full name of Beinecke Library.

Sw Eden, me, visited Beinecke Library at Yale about 2-3 times, and this sounds not that much for those Yale people. I am in New York City, and without a car. Sw had to take the railroad to get to there. Firstly, if you are in the same place as me, just go to Grand Central, and buy a ticket to go to New Heaven. It is about 2 hours in the train, so you can have a lot of fun to write and to read the stuff.

The one who love this architecture so much is my professor, William Martin. He suggested to to went there. First time, I could not get to the place, because Beinecke Library is hidden behind the original library (which is wonderful with ancient style of architecture). I could find it in my second visiting. So! if you plan to go there, just Google Map now! As an architecture student, I could not to let this opportunity go, and it is the reason of the second visit. Structure is 4-pin-joint supports at 4 corners of base, to support all facade. And in the middle core, is supported by the small columns inside.

William Martin, the first guy on the left

The most interesting thing for me is the translucent facade, and all the concrete panels as frames. I went to a class at Silpakorn University, Thailand in the time that I didn’t take any credit there, and I heard a Thai professor talked about this architecture. He said that the foundation of the drop-down part in front of the library was made by sand, so whole architecture will be protected from earthquake. I have never heard on any other places, but it sounds so cool.

To play solid and void for whole building and the ground in the front of it.

“Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library” is the full name of Beinecke Library. Gordon Bunshaft who is the architect for this cool building play about floating. Because it is for rare books, so it have to be over protecting. Inside the fantastic marble box, it has a glass box with many books, which keep the unique temperature and moisture of the air. When we walk outdoor, we will not be able to see the entrance under there. Sw feels like the building floating out from the ground, and the glass box floating between the whole marble milky way.

Finally, if you are near there (not more than 4 hour traveling), you must go there once in your life! It is worth to go, and it is cool to see, then you will be a super hot guy as my favorite professor who loves this library.

Floating glass box in the middle with different structure system

Gallery between the marble facade and the glass box. It became a small nice museum.


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Ultrasound (อัลตราซาวด์) ทางก้น

การ Ultrasound (อัลตราซาวด์) ทางทวารหนัก ใช้หัวตรวจแบบเดียวกับทางช่องคลอด แตกต่างจากการอัลตราซาวด์ทางหน้าท้อง โดย ห้ามมีปัสสาวะอยู่ในกระเพาะปัสสาวะ ซึ่งโดยปกติ สาวตั้งครรภ์ ต้องกลั้นฉี่เป็นจำนวนมาก

การอัลตราซาวด์ทางก้น เหมาะสำหรับการตรวจหาเนื้องอก หรือซีสที่มีขนาดเล็ก แต่ทางหน้าท้อง เหมาะสำหรับตรวจหาเนื้องอกขนาดใหญ่ ลองไปถามคนที่เขาเคยทำทางก้นดูซิ เวลาท่านโดนตรวจ ท่านจะรู้สึกเหมือนเวลาขับถ่ายอุจจาระตอนท้องร่วง

ตึกนี้ William Martin บอกว่าเหมือนผู้หญิงท้อง แต่ข้าพเจ้าคิดว่าเหมือนเต่า
เราเรียกสถามปัตยกรรมนี้ว่า Ingalls Rink of Eero Saarinen at Yale (Set)

Rink ก็คือลานเล่น skate หิมะ และ Eero Saarinen คือ สถาปนิก นักออกแบบ (Architect) แล Yale คือมหาวิทยาลัยที่ตึกนี้ตั้งอยู่

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I lost my way

Sw Eden had a really great professor last semester. He said that he loved architecture at Yale university; specially the Beinecke library. Its walls are made of many sheets of marble so people who sat in there could see the light throw the wall.

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Sw Eden went to Yale in last semester and tried to find this building. Sw Eden had a map which was printed from Yale website in hands, but Sw Eden could not find it. Sw Eden was at Church street and asked some people how to go the Beinecke library. They pointed along the Grove street so Sw Eden walked there. Sw Eden saw the old library. Sw Eden thought that maybe, the Beinecke library was not around here.

You can see my path in blue line. I was there for 3 hours and could not find the destination. I walked around every where in Yale and got home at night.I also had to spend $28 for the rail road from New York City.

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