The Architecture Thread

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    A fascinating interview with Peter Zumthor:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/ma...or-t.html?_r=1

    --Andre
     
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    A fascinating interview with Peter Zumthor:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/ma...or-t.html?_r=1



    --Andre


    Nice, thanks.
    A little heavy on the "rapt", "brooding", etc. stuff, but the content on the part of Zumthor himself is good, as always.
     
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    Fumihiko Maki
    Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium
    Nataksu, Japan.


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    A fascinating interview with Peter Zumthor:


    1. I can't believe he's building a house for Tobey Maguire.

    2. I can't believe Tobey Maguire asked him for a fucking basketball court.
     
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    Do you know if he's still adding a building to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? I haven't heard anything new about it for over a year. Renzo Piano's contribution is boring, and is slip-cased in the same awful cladding as the Pereira part of the campus (but is still better than those buildings).
     
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    He is. There are a couple casual concepts from Zumthor in the article about it. "Galleries in trees" and "gold building."Who knows if it comes to fruition. There are only three projects I know he's working on: Tobey's crib, LACMA, and a housing project for Alain de Botton's Living Architecture project, which is a collective project with five vacation houses from a few different designers. These are the only images I've seen of Zumthor's design, which is apparently based on cave dwelling. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Make that four projects. He designed this memorial for persecuted witches with Louise Bourgeois in Norway. It will be done sometime this year. [​IMG]
     
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    Make that four projects. He designed this memorial for persecuted witches with Louise Bourgeois in Norway. It will be done sometime this year.


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    Whoa. I had no idea. I wonder how her death affected it. Thanks for posting this, it's really cool.
     
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    Make that five projects. He's apparently working on the renovation of a flower factory in Holland.
     
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    Whoa. I had no idea. I wonder how her death affected it. Thanks for posting this, it's really cool.
    The scale of that model looks deceptively modest. It's apparently a 400 foot long structure.
     
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    Fumihiko Maki's Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium in Nataksu, Japan.




    Wow, I know where to send my dead body now.
     
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    Wow, I know where to send my dead body now.
    Yeah. It's nice. I've been neck deep in crematory designs lately because I'm helping a firm work on a design scheme for one. I'm almost becoming excited to die.
     
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    I remember thinking that Robert Venturi's design for his mother's house resembled a tomb, or mausoleum. Telling, perhaps.
     
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