Posts tagged as 'conceptual architecture'
'Huts' on the facade of Centre Pompidou in Paris by Tadashi Kawamata, photo by Hervé Véronèse, Centre Pompidou, 2010
The Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata is well known for his architectural installations made from humble, sometimes recycled materials such as cardboard boxes or disused timber. One of his newest creations are wooden huts hanging like wesp’s nests between the beams and pillars of the structural facade of Centre Pompidou in Paris. With their look of improvisation the small parasites build a strong contrast to the highly technical appearing “Refinery” – this is how Parisians call the Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers building from 1977.
'Free Entrance' by osa
Summer break – the vanguard Berlin theatre Volksbühne closed its doors barricating the iconic limestone facade with five additional columns. The international architectural collective osa – office for subversive architecture realised this meaningful temporary installation on the front of the historical building.
Planned and built in 1913 by the German architect Oskar Kaufmann the Berlin Volksbühne became one of the first political theatres under the management of the famous artistic director Erwin Piscator in the 1920s. Today the provocative stagings of directors such as René Pollesch, Christoph Schlingensief or Frank Castorf still grab the headlines and are definitely worth a visit!
16 July – 28 August 2010, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
'CORNER NO. 2' by Ron Gilad, photo with courtesy of Wright
With strong black outlines made from enameled brass Israel born and New York based artist Ron Gilad defines spaces of miniature architecture. Sometimes only a corner, sometimes a whole facade, the spatial fragments of his series ‘SPACES ETC.’ seem to question our relationship with the architectural environments. Trained as an industrial designer at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem Ron Gilad primarily worked on furniture, products, and tabletop objects. Today he obviously moves with between disciplines and materials.
Fantastic Norway as part of the DMY Festival 09
An event created by Fantastic Norway as part of the DMY International Design Festival 09 in Germany / Berlin. In the project members of Fantastic Norway were wearing models of high-rise towers while walking, cycling and dancing around the city. They dressed up as their latest building and went sight seeing around Berlin.
”The walking houses are man-sized models of our latest architectural project: a tourist destination located on the northern west coast of Norway. As our project depend on the idea of travelling, we decided it was only fair that the houses got to do some travelling too!”
They dressed up as their latest building and went sight seeing around Berlin.
The project consists of a group of narrow high-rise modules welcoming the guests of the Norwegian west coast. The systematic and flexible module-system allows the outdoor spaces, the miniature high-rise modules and the interiors to be designed in collaboration with the future inhabitants and selected artists. Interacting with the locals of Berlin, the event emphasizes the project’s social and local ambitions.
Interacting with the locals of Berlin.
Architectural team: Håkon Matre Aasarød, Erlend Blakstad Haffner, Magnus Ohren, Tomos Osmond, Anne Busemann, Mathias Steinbru, Anette Flygansvær, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Renata Barros and Håvard Arnhoff.
to Fantastic Norway
more about Fantastic Norway @ Architonic
more about the DMY Festival 2009 @ Architonic
'Contemporary Architecture' by realites:united: A hybrid of a clock and a lamp
“Contemporary Architecture” presents an minimalist installation by the Berlin-based architects and artists of realities:united. Two digits of 7-segment display — formed by using industrial fluorescent tubes — are suspended from the ceiling. The installation is light sign, information carrier, and light source at the same time.
The installation is based on a research in the aesthetic potential of “anyhow-technolgies”, technologies and systems which are regarded to be “inevitable” for architecture. realities:united wants to merge these systems and offer a new view.
“Contemporary Architecture” is one of the nominated projects of the DMY Award, at the DMY festival in Berlin this week.
to the realities:united website
The skyline of Florence without the dome
Florence – the cultural stronghold of the Renaissance – is packed with historical architectural highlights such as the gothic cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. Its dome was built by the architect Filippo Bruneleschi and was the first double skin-dome ever made.
Or the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, one of the oldest existing segmental arch bridges.
Recently the Italian architects of GGAF unveiled their conceptual and rather provocative projects which challenge the establishment of the cultural heritage of the city.
The modern version of the famous Ponte Vecchio
“One provocative and yet therapeutic response to the question on how to awaken Florence into the 21st century is to make the dome of the cathedral disappear,” say GGAF. “If for a year or so we applied a futuristic painting of the dome’s surface, making it transparent, we would be led to ponder its concealment and how its cathedral, Santa Maria del fiore, appears somehow incomplete to us, as well as Florence itself.” By doing so, the firm say, psychological disruption will present itself to encourage forward thought and remove inhibitions.
more info at World Architecture News