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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the role of sketches in architecture ?
Not only do all contemporary architects use sketching as part of their design process, they also haven’t replaced it with technology.
The contemporary city still suffers everlasting question, such as public towards private. Here is 5468796 ‘s answer.
The House of Music aims to be an “hybrid space for shared use”, that incentivizes the exchange between audiences, artists, students and educators. In fact, the building collects many different purposes – such as cultural uses and pedagogical functions – and also wide public spaces, all organized in an open and synergetic system.
The whole project consists of 4 new buildings arranged on a pre existing cruciform complex, creating four new courtyards around the headquarters.