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CHANEL Mobile Art

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CHANEL Mobile Art
CHANEL Contemporary Art Container
by Zaha Hadid

Exhibition
2008 Tokyo Japan

website:www.chanel-mobileart.com
design:Zaha Hadid [Architect]

CG animation:YouTube



CHANEL Contemporary Art Container, a traveling art space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, has opened in its 1st destination, Hong Kong. The pavilion, commissioned by Chanel head designer Karl Lagerfeld, hosts an exhibition of artworks inspired by Chanel bags by 20 artists and called Mobile Art. The project was unveiled at the Venice art biennale last year - more details and renderings in our story on the Design Museum's Zaha Hadid Blog.

d0079151_0151576.jpgThe Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel by Zaha Hadid Architects has been inspired by one of Chanel’s signature creations, the quilted bag. Chanel is renowned for its layering of the finest textiles and exquisite detailing to create the most elegant and cohesive pieces for each collection. In her quest for complex, dynamic and fluid spaces the work of Zaha Hadid has developed over the past thirty years through a rigorous integration of natural and human-made systems and experimentation with cutting-edge technologies.d0079151_0153963.jpg

Hadid's architecture transforms our vision of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms.“I think through our architecture, we can give people a glimpse of another world, and enthuse them, make them excited about ideas. Our architecture is intuitive, radical, international and dynamic. We are concerned with constructing buildings that evoke original experiences, a kind of strangeness and newness that is comparable to the experience of going to a new country. The Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel follows these principles of inspiration,” states Zaha Hadid.

This new architecture flourishes via the new digital modelling tools that augment the design process with techniques of continuous fluidity. Zaha Hadid explains this process, “The complexity and technological advances in digital imaging software and construction techniques have made the architecture of the Mobile Art Pavilion possible. It is an architectural language of fluidity and nature, driven by new digital design and manufacturing processes which have enabled us to create the Pavilion’s totally organic forms – instead of the serial order of repetition that marks the architecture of the industrial 20th century.”
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This arrangement also allows visitors to see each other moving through the space and interacting with the exhibition. In this way, the architecture facilitates the viewing of art as a collective experience. The central courtyard will also host evening events during the exhibition in each host city. The organic shell of the Mobile Art Pavilion is created with a succession of reducing arched segments. As the Pavilion will travel over three continents, this segmentation also gives an appropriate system of partitioning – allowing the Pavilion to be easily transported in separate, manageable elements. Each structural element will be no wider than 2.25 m. The partitioning seams become a strong formal feature of the exterior facade cladding, whilst these seams also create a spatial rhythm of perspective views within the interior exhibition spaces.

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by another29 | 2008-06-30 00:29 | □Architecture

Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe

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Memorial To The Murdered Jews of Europe
Architecture
[Holocaust memorial]
1998-2005
Berlin, Germany

Architect: peter Eisenman

Stresemannstraße 90 D-10963 Berlin

Informatin Center for visitor
Cora-Berliner-Straße 1 D-10117 Berlin

website: www.holocaust-mahnmal.de





This memorial, which opened on May 10 2005, is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the National Socialist reign of terror. Its location in the heart of Berlin's newly created parliament and government district signifies a declaration of historical responsibility, underlined by the memorial's open form, which allows for personalised remembrance, commemoration and mourning.


d0079151_7173429.jpgThe Memorial, designed by New York architect Peter Eisenman is created by 2,711 gunmetal grey reinforced concrete stelae, each uniquely positioned on a uniform grid to form a wave like progression across undulating topography which drops to as much as 2.4m below surrounding street level in places. All of the stelae have an identical plan dimension of 2.38 x 0.95m, although they vary in height from 0 to 5m, progressing from the field's boundary to the central areas. Precision positioned to a narrow spacing of just 0.95m, the stelae create parallel and orthogonal footpaths. Visitors progress from the ground level edge forms into central places where looking up earns a mere glimpse of sky between the towering, concrete forms. An overwhelming sense of disorientation is increased by the askance tilt of each stele. d0079151_7181158.jpg

Collectively, these leaning monoliths creates an apparent lilting wave motion across the field from east to west and from north to south. The site, in an area next to the Berlin Wall known as the "dead zone" during the cold war, which had lain empty since World War II, was cleared of existing foundations, and its topography of craters and dips was modulated to create a series of terraces on which the founding level for large groups of stelen would be constant. Within this uneven landscape, each stele rests on two single reinforced concrete strips, cast in a steel shutter over a fill layer of sand. Precision was necessary, to ensure the unique top level for each unique foundation thus ensuring the exact individual stele tilt up to a maximum inclination of 2. Only a few stele remain upright. Each concrete stele is a five sided cast formed monolith, precast off site. Engineer Buro Happold was tasked with developing a construction process more comparable to manufacturing industries, to achieve the huge numbers required. Trials were conducted to research two piece, five piece and monolithic forms. The single piece casting in a high slump concrete mix defined by DIN 1045 created an aesthetically more permanent presence that met with the approval of both them.


d0079151_7384018.jpgInformation Center To complement the Memorial, the architect has designed an underground Information Centre in the southeastern corner of the field of stelae, accessible via two flights of stairs or a lift. With its impressive architecture and original formal language, the centre consists of several rooms, some lit by natural light, and has a total exhibition area of around 800 square metres. It will provide the necessary background material on the victims commemorated here and on historic memorial sites.

A central function of the Information Centre is to back up the abstract form of remembrance inspired by the Memorial with concrete facts and information about the victims.



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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Photographies
Materials on the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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by another29 | 2008-06-09 04:12 | □Architecture