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Posts tagged as 'Iwan Baan'

Wed 9.11.

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX / OMA (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX and OMA; photo by Tim Hursley

Two renowned architectural practices, REX and OMA, have collaborated on this Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts, also known as Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which was completed in 2009. Realised as ‘flexible and multi-form while requiring minimal operational costs’, the 7700-square-meters 575-seat theatre can be easily transformed into a number of configurations including proscenium, thrust, and flat floor, thus enabling ‘directors and scenic designers to choose the stage-audience configuration that fulfills their artistic desires.’ (more…)

Tue 14.9.

Collector’s Loft by UNStudio (NL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

New York Loft by UNStudio, photo by Iwan Baan

The Dutch architectural practice UNStudio recently completed this interior design of an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan for a private art collector. The wide space is charcterised by flowing walls which together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions for exhibition and living areas.

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Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA

Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA, Photo by Iwan Baan

This is the Songzhuang Artists’ Residence designed by DnA in Beijing, China. Located right next to east sixth ring road of Beijing city, Songzhuang Artist Village is undergoing a dramatic expansion of artist population and increasing demand of artist’s working and living space, a 20-units artist residence facing a fishpond at a former outdoor storage lot is one of the local developments targeting such demand.

Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA, Photo by Iwan Baan

Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA, Photo by Iwan Baan

The programmatic requirement of working and living defines the height and geometry of both volumes: 6m height for working and 3m for living; a simple rectangular box for studio and a complex geometry for living indicating bedroom, kitchen and toilet. Living volume is plugged into working volume either on the same level or led by stair to upper level. Corrugated metal as exterior cladding and red brick for horizontal surfaces are used to reflect both industrial and village character.

Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA, Photo by Iwan Baan

Songzhuang Artist Residence by DnA, Photo by Iwan Baan

These 20 units are regarded as containers stacking up on this former industrial outdoor storage lot, creating an expressive configuration and spatial quality. The interplay of volume and void, light and shadow allows artists and visitors to constantly explore and experiment the outdoor community space, which could be the extension of art production and presentation as well as linking these 20 units as 20 individual showrooms on open studio days.

In other words, this complex becomes an alternative museum for living art creation and exhibitions.

Photo by Iwan Baan

Photo by Iwan Baan

via Dezona

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to the DnA website

Mon 4.5.

Selgas Cano Architecture Office by Iwan Baan

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Photos by Iwan Baan

Photos by Iwan Baan

The Dutch photographer Iwan Baan, one of today’s most notable architecture photographers, presents the images of this extra-ordinary project between the woods: the office of the Spanish architect Selgas Cano in Madrid. The minimal tube is partly sunk into the ground, which improves the building´s insulation. It has a big window along one side which is also part of the roof. The recessed floor additionally gives the feeling as if you were in the middle of a forest.

Photos by Iwan Baan

Photos by Iwan Baan

Photos by Iwan Baan

Photos by Iwan Baan

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