Dressing a building and cladding your wife is not a way to get rid of her. What’s interesting, instead, is that the two ideas are correlated and this is resurfacing in contemporary architecture.
Neo-gothic ornaments and Classicist volumes melt together, creating an outstanding object shaped by its context. Perfectly integrated in the city, the Philharmonic hall is also able to emerge as a new addition.
An architectural collage of cultural identity. Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through Nørrebro, one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Copenhagen: the architectural competition asked for an urban park to address the underlying social issues of Nørrebro.
Cantina Antinori hides its gigantic footprint in the land and melts its curves with the surroundings. Visitors are welcomed, then captured, by this magic building wrapped in soil.
Not only a sculptor, Richard Serra is an eclectical artist. His out of reach ability to link site, art and viewer makes him one of the most recognized artist of our time.
The “White Cube”. Is it some sort of white fetish or what?
Here’s why and how most art galleries are plain white.
Today, we are all familiar with the “white cube”. If you’ve ever been into a contemporary art museum, you’ve definitely experienced it: plain white walls, polished floors, basic furniture, artworks evenly lit from above (with the quiet help of artificial lighting).
This aesthetic, first experimented in the United States in the 50s, has come to define our idea of space in an art gallery. Its concept focuses on the intense relationship between space and visitor.
On one unique path, the promenade joins the urban experience and the calmness of the water. Not just man, not only nature, the promenade is a separate layer that collects and connects the different ways of life.
Waterfronts can be very difficult manage: one side, the beauty of shining water; on the other old and abandoned districts, such as harbour areas. But they can also hide great opportunities for urban renovation. That’s the case of Hamburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
The Am Kupfergraben 10 gallery overlooks the Museum Island in Berlin.
The city’s typical block opens up into a white cube filled with art.
Renzo Piano’s architecture is made of both theory and practice, both philosophy and matter. The sketch is the perfect toll to gather all the aspects that concern a building, to tell about each step of its project.