Artist: David Umemoto
hans hollein volcano museum
Postmodern architecture often breaks large buildings into several different structures and forms, sometimes representing different functions of those parts of the building. With the use of different materials and styles, a single building can appear like a small town or village.
Abteiberg Museum illustration by Madalena Boavida Guerra based on an axonometric by Hans Hollein
Despite their simplicity, they’re infinitely complex in their ability to challenge and engage us. As Robert Morris pointed out, “Simplicity of shape does not necessarily equate with simplicity of experience.”
The use of prefabricated industrial materials and simple, often repeated geometric forms together with the emphasis placed on the physical space occupied by the artwork led to some works that forced the viewer to confront the arrangement and scale of the forms. The viewer often faced with artworks that demanded a physical as well as a visual response.
An installation view of John McCracken’s “New Works in Bronze and Steel”
it’s not about making a perfect object or building, but more something that would link with the surrounding environment.
cultural spaces play an important role in the success of
a city and it’s inhabitants. They become the foundation to
which those living and visiting in the area come together and
communicate. They offer opportunities to embrace the history
and culture of the area and bring the community together.
Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel Public Amenity or “Playground for Billionaires?”
Son Yang Won Memorial Museum
Lee Eunseok + KOMA
Architect :Louis Kahn
The Jewish Museum Berlin
designed by architect Daniel Libeskind
Tschumi has always been interested in concept and experience. In fact, long before his first completed project, the contemporary of Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas was already widely known for his theoretical drawings and written texts, like The Manhattan Transcripts developed in the late 1970s, in which he transcribed aspects normally removed from conventional architectural representation, like the complex relationship between spaces and their use.
The Manhattan Transcripts differ from most architectural drawings insofar as they are neither real projects nor mere fantasies. They proposed to transcribe an architectural interpretation of reality.
Bernard Tschumi, an integral part of the architectural landscape of France, has proven that architecture isn’t simply about space and form, but also about event, action and what happens in space. He believed that there was no architecture without events, actions or activity. This has remained central to his work, where architecture must originate from ideas and concepts before becoming form, and cannot be dissociated from the events and movements of the living beings that inhabit it. His buildings respond to and intensify the activities that occur within them, and the combination of spaces, movements and events change and creatively extend the structures that contain them. He relates, “I would like people in general, and not only architects, to understand that architecture is not only what it looks like, but also what happens in it.”
Another view of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Location: Berlin, Germany
Year: 1998 - 2005
John Deere World Headquarters
designed by Eero Saarinen
Cor-ten, a material that resists corrosion by forming a protective coating of iron oxide, develops an earthy color as it ages, much like newly plowed soil. Developed for railroad track construction and other uses, this marked the first use of Cor-ten in an architectural application.
Parc de la Villette
Architect: Bernard Tschumi Architects
The 125-acre cultural park composed of over 25 buildings, promenades, covered walkways, bridges, landscaped gardens and red enameled steel follies that support different cultural and leisure activities is based on “culture” rather than “nature”
Spatial experience is dynamic, and relies not on what’s constructed (bricks and mortar) but on what is not constructed…..space. Viewing architecture as space reminds us that the Experience of the built environment is primarily the experience of spatial boundaries and connections.
How small or large parts of a city can serve as spaces for activities and create a sense of community? How a site within city can be transformed to promote green infrastructure? Maybe a water park can serve as a gathering space by incorporating various programmatic elements, including community gardens, bike paths, platforms for hosting cultural and sport events, amphitheater, and playground.
provides several opportunities, but also we need to be aware of sea level rise. So what if we start building on water?
pathway uninterrupted by bikes and other traffics