All posts tagged: Concrete

“One Athens” apartment building | Doxiadis and Divercity

How does one turn a modernist office building into contemporary luxury living?
Conversion of Costantinos Doxiadis’ Athenian landmark as if modernism could benefit from today’s materials.

Advertisements

Campus Vitra >> FIRE STATION | Zaha Hadid

The Vitra fire station is Hadid’s showcased work that delves into the deconstructivist theoretical language that she developed through her paintings as a conceptual mediator of finding spatial relationships and form. The Vitra fire station is a synthesis of philosophy and architecture that bridges the Vitra design campus to its surrounding context.

The fire station is a composition of concrete planes that bend, tilt, and break according to the conceptual dynamic forces that are connecting landscape and architecture. The building is thought to be frozen in motion, heightening the dynamism of the forces used to create the formal aesthetic that is suspended in a state of tension creating a sense of instability.