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COOP HIMMELB(L)AU





FUTURE REVISITED by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU



3連休最終日はオペラシティに行ってきました。近所にしか出向かない私にとってはかなり頑張った遠出です。
まずは、ICCギャラリーで開催中のコープ・ヒンメルブラウによる「回帰する未来」というインスタレーションを。
コープ・ヒンメルブラウとは1968年に設立されたウィーンの設計事務所。
現在に至るまでの40年、実施的な建築設計だけでなく建築的実験を積み上げてきた異色の設計事務所。
建築を身体・環境へと繋げ拡張していくメディアとしての最新インスタレーションがコレなわけです。


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会場に入るとすぐ目に飛び込んでくるのが下画像の巨大な得体の知れない装置。透明な風船みたいな塊の下にグリップがある。
それを握ってみると…心臓の鼓動が透明な風船の中に音となり映像となって現れる。
その現象は自分さえもが日常垣間見ない自分の中身を客観視しているみたいで不思議な感覚だった。

さらに驚くべき事には、私が酔っぱらうとよく語りだす宇宙建築に対する考えと結びつくような言葉が壁面に書かれていた。
人間を建築的に語った言葉。私が解釈するところ、床壁天井があって建築だと思うのは愚かで、人間や自然をシンプルに観察すれば建築のあり方が変わるっていうことなんだと思う。
これ以上書くとブログ上うっとうしいのでやめときます。また飲みに行ったときに耳を傾けてくれる人は聴いてやって下さい。




Verner Panton Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery


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おまけ。ヴェルナー・パントン展も見てきました。シアン系色画像のコーナーは靴を脱いで上がるスペースでゴロゴロ寝転がれます。
眠いときに行くと完全に落ちると思うので気をつけてください。それぐらい心地よいムード醸し出しています。
もちろん、寝心地も座り心地も◎。
会場に入ってすぐ設置されているビデオモニター。そこでは当時の商品プロモーションビデオが見れる。
製作年を見てびっくり。1968年。音声や画像は勿論現代の技術に劣っているけど、映像としてとてもかわいい。3回も見てしまった。
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by another29 | 2009-11-24 00:22 | □Architect

Stan Allen

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Stan Allen
Architect
American

205 Witherspoon St,Studio Princeton.
NJ 08542


website: www.stanallenarchitect.com

Stan Allen is an American architect, theorist and dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University. He received a B.A. from Brown University, a B.Arch. from the Cooper Union and an M.Arch. from Princeton University and has worked in the offices of Richard Meier and Rafael Moneo.

He was formerly the director, with landscape architect James Corner, of Field Operations. His practice, Stan Allen Architect, is based in Princeton.


Sagaponac 2007 South Hampton,New York,USA
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by another29 | 2007-10-28 22:13 | □Architect

Rene Van Zuuk

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Rene Van Zuuk
Architect
born 1962 Doesburg

De Fantasie 9 1324 HZ Almere
Netherlands
website: www.renevanzuuk.nl


Villa Brouwer 2005-2006 Heiloo,Netherlands
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The task for a new villa for the Brouwer family was being written out as a competition.The program included the wish to use the maximum allowed of floorarea.The maximum allowed dimeninsions,based on a development plan,were 15m*20m,one-storey high.This means that is was necessary to make a basement.Another demand of the development plan was a pointed roof.A simple straight rectangular box was the starting point of the design,then this box was turned in a way that it had the impression that it was a pointed roof.
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by another29 | 2007-10-21 03:38 | □Architect

Hiroshi Kikuchi

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Hiroshi Kikuchi
Architect
born 1972 Tokyo,Japan

Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects
菊地宏建築設計事務所

website:www.hiroshikikuchi.com


神保町の南洋堂がリニューアル。
設計は建築家の菊地宏氏。
それに伴い、菊地宏展が催されました。
気持ちの良い書店。そのひと言です。

菊地宏展 〜光の到達するところ〜
南洋堂書店 4F N+
2007.10/6(sat) -10/20(sat)



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by another29 | 2007-10-20 23:56 | □Architect

David Chipperfield

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David Chipperfield
Architect
born 1953 London,UK

David Chipperfield Architects Ltd

Cobham Mews Agar Grove Camden
London NW1 9SB United Kingdom
T +44 (0)20.7267.9422

website: www.davidchipperfield.co.uk



David Chipperfield is an English architect. He has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, and a representative office in Shanghai. Uncompromisingly modernist in outlook, his practice is driven by a consistent philosophical approach, rather than a 'house style'. After receiving his Diploma from the Architectural Association in London he worked at the practices of Douglas Stephen, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster and in 1984 established his own practice, David Chipperfield Architects. The practice currently has over 120 staff from 15 countries, and is working on a variety of projects in Europe, the United States and China.



Marbach Literature Museum Marbach 2006 /Schillerhöhe 8 71672 Marbach Am Neckar
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hipperfield was the only British architect to be shortlisted for the commission to design Tate Modern. He designed the award-winning River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames using green oak cladding, concrete and glass. However, many of his buildings are abroad, especially in Japan and Germany. He has worked extensively in the United States, where in 2005, he completed the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, as well as the Central Public Library in Des Moines, Iowa, commissioned in 2001. Current projects include the Anchorage Museum Expansion in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a visiting professor at the University of the Arts London (formerly London Institute).
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by another29 | 2007-10-05 21:56 | □Architect

Adriaan Geuze

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Adriaan Geuze /West8
Architect
born 1960 Rotterdam,Netherlands

West8
Schiehaven 13M 3024 EC Rotterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0) 10 485 5801
website: www.west8.nl



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West 8 urban design and landscape architecture b.v. was founded in 1987 by its principal Adriaan Geuze as an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban designers and industrial engineers, designing landscape interventions, urban plans, waterfront projects, squares, parks and gardens. Under the direction of Adriaan Geuze this diverse design team of 50 staff that is West 8, has been able to establish itself as a leading landscape and urban design practice within Europe. With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, West 8 has extensive experience in large-scale urban planning, urban design and landscaping. Working on an international level from its start, West 8 has developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, Paris, London, Zurich, Vienna, New York, Madrid and Toronto. West 8 acknowledges that the realization of an urban masterplan or landscape design is a long-term process. It is not a readymade object, but will accumulate richness and beauty through time. Large-scale interventions in a city require a strong and understandable concept in order to carry a unique identity. They always refer to the local context, the history, the landscape, or the surrounding ecology.

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The philosophy of West 8 is deeply rooted in an optimistic attitude towards the contemporary landscape, in which it expresses both the vulnerability and the euphoria of mass culture. Landscape, infrastructure, nature and archaeology coalesce to form vital constituents of the city. Arcadian landscapes coexist alongside the dynamic, mutable and sprawling city unimpeded by architectural doctrines or history, the city stretches towards the horizon or shoots skywards. Space has acquired new dimensions that constantly put the sense of scale and proportion to the test. West 8 draws inspiration from the poetic beauty of the artless and the mundane. The urban dweller is no pitiful victim needing compensation in the form of green and nature; today’s urbanite is a self-assured, exploratory, creative individualist. He is well informed and affluent, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology.


Cow - Horizon Project Exhibition 2006, various, the Netherlands
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by another29 | 2007-09-22 04:30 | □Architect

Dominique Perrault

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Dominique Perrault
Architect
born 1953 Clermont Ferrand


DPA /Dominique Perrault Architecture
6, rue Bouvier F-75011 Paris

website: www.perraultarchitecte.com



He received his architecture degree in paris in 1978 and his certificate in town planning at the ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées in 1979. in 1980, he received a postgraduate degree in history at the ecole des hautes etudes in social sciences. Dominique Perrault opened his paris office in 1981.

He won the international competition for the construction of the french national library in 1989, and in 1992, the international competition for the olympic velodrome and swimming pool in berlin, for which he opened another office in germany. These two projects ensured his international fame. In 1996, he won the competition for the court of justice of the european community in luxembourg, and opened a third office in luxembourg in 2000.




d0079151_7455392.jpg In 2002, perrault opened two more agencies, one in barcelona and another in baltimore in the united states. Dominique Perrault's work is extremely varied and includes many new constructions and numerous renovations. The architectural programs of these projects range from large buildings, such as cultural or sports projects, to smaller projects, such as urban insertions in blighted urban areas to private housing in prestigious neighbourhoods. In june 2003 he won the competition of an additional building to the mariinsky theatre in st. petersburg, russia. Perrault's design was chosen from a shortlist of eleven during secret voting by an international jury.



Leon Convention Centre 2005-2009 Leon, Spain /International Competition project in progress
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He gives many lectures and participates in numerous juries and seminars. Dominique Perrault also teaches at several foreign universities, among them in barcelona and brussels and at the E.T.H. in zürich, switzerland. He has been awarded various prizes, notably the great national prize of architecture in 1996 and the mies van der rohe prize for the national library in france in 1997. Furthermore, perrault is chevalier of the legion of honour, member of the architecture academy, honourable member of the german association of architects and an honorary fellow of the royal institute of british architects. From november 1998 to february 2001 he was president of the french institute of architects. Dominique Perrault is currently an architectural consultant for the mayor of barcelona.
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by another29 | 2007-09-09 07:32 | □Architect

mecanoo

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mecanoo Architecten
Architect
Netherlands

Oude Delft 203,2611 HD Delft Netherlands

website: www.mecanoo.com

At this year’s annual convention of the American Institute of Architects in San Antonio, Texas, Francine Houben was awarded an Honorary Fellowship. The AIA endows this honour in recognition of the achievements of a foreign architect having made a significant contribution to architecture and society on an international level. Dutch architects previously honoured are Jaap Bakema, Aldo van Eyck, Herman Hertzberger and Rem Koolhaas. This year the AIA is celebrating its 150th year in existence.
In Toronto the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada awarded Francine Houben with an Honorary Fellowship. Houben is regarded as one of Europe’s most active architects.


Fifttywodegress /Knowledge centre 2005-2008 Nijmegen,Netherlands
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by another29 | 2007-09-01 17:24 | □Architect

Daniel Libeskind

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Daniel Libeskind
Architect
born 1946 Pstwar,Poland


STUDIO Daniel Libeskind

2 Rector Street 19th Floor
New York, NY 10006

T +1.212.497.9100
F +1.212.285.2130
E info@daniel-libeskind.com

website: www.daniel-libeskind.com




d0079151_305046.jpgDaniel Libeskind is a Polish-born Jewish American architect, who has designed many prominent and celebrated buildings, including the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the Denver Art Museum in the United States, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada, the Felix Nussbaum Memorial Museum in Osnabrück, Germany, the Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Wohl Centre at the Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, as well as many more commercial and residential projects around the world. In 2003, Libeskind won the competition for the masterplan to rebuild the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.


Renaissance ROM -Royal Ontario Museum- 2007 Toronto,Canada / Official website: www.rom.on.ca
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In the summer of 2001, the ROM launched an international search for an architect to expand and renovate the site as part of the Renaissance ROM project. About three months later and with 50 entrants, twelve international architects were chosen to pitch, narrowing down to three by December (Italy's Andrea Bruno, Polish-born American Daniel Libeskind and Chinese-Canadian Bing Thom). In February, Daniel Libeskind was awarded the Lead Architect position for the ROM's expansion, which would be based on a deconstructionist crystal-like design he sketched on a napkin during a family wedding at the ROM. Perhaps in a bit of romantic embellishment, Libeskind claimed the idea was inspired by the Museum's gem and mineral collection, though the multifaceted design has already been seen in many of his other structures like the Denver Art Museum and Hong Kong's Creative Media Centre.
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by another29 | 2007-08-03 02:44 | □Architect

Foreign Office Architects

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Foreign Office Architects / FOA
Architect
London,United Kingdom

+Farshid Moussavi
+Alejandro Zaera Polo


55 Curtain Road EC2A 3PT London UK
T +44(0)20.7033.9800

website: www.f-o-a.net



No one sees the world quite like Foreign Office Architects. Their architecture lifts flaps of skin from the ground, and mutates them in contorted twists, like plastic surgery for the earth’s surface. Buildings become landscape, and landscape buildings, man and nature in one indivisible embrace. Their first major project, the Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan, stretches the city into the sea, its beach of boardwalks weaving like braids through wooden “dunes”, ducking and diving, inside and out, as you promenade to your ship. When the terminal opened in 2002, it looked like nothing else, guaranteeing star billing for Foreign Office in the international media and yanking them in their late thirties — an unusually tender age in architecture — into the premier league.


Spanish Pavilion, Expo 2005 2005 Nagoya Aichi,Japan
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Rendering for the BBC's Music Theatre, London 2004
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Exterior rendering - London 2012 Olympic Stadium

FOA’s proposed designs as part of the architectural team behind London’s 2012 Olympic bid are an apt illustration. The Olympics is the ultimate globalised brand which, every four years, descends on one particular lucky – or unlucky – place. Usually icons and monuments are built, or an Atlanta Olympics corporate circus passes through town. FOA’s Olympics, though, will be “an antidote to the usual sanitised, branded theme park that could-be-anywhere-Olympics,” stresses Zaera Polo, something that “distills the character, crystallises the ambience” of the site, east London’s rundown Lea Valley. “We don’t want to clean it up, cover it in concrete, and put a few white elephants on a platform,” says Zaera Polo. “We want to grow the Olympics from the bottom up”. And, adds Moussavi, “capture some of the “the gruff, east London street culture of a hundred languages, the unexpected, the quirky, the weird” that makes London’s hybridised buzz the envy of every metropolitan rival. To most of its inhabitants, Lea Valley is a post-industrial junk shop of viaducts, scrapyards and warehouses, cobbled together with rampant buddleia. But to Alejandro Zaera Polo and Farshid Moussavi, it is paradise, an exciting man-machine, eco-techno organism from which to conjure up astonishing architectural shapes.


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by another29 | 2007-07-01 20:39 | □Architect