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Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House ‘casa per tutti’ (housing for all) by Kengo Kuma, 2008

 

 

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

 

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Umbrella House by Kengo Kuma, 2008

Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto works with abstract installations which often take up the entire exhibition space.

His materials are gossamer-thin, light, stretchable fabrics in nylon or cotton. Like fine membranes fixed to the ceiling by long, stretched threads his works hang down into the room and create shapes that are almost organic.

Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto, Phantheon, Paris

Sometimes they are filled with scented spices and hang in tear-shaped forms like gigantic mushrooms or huge stockings.

Earnesto Netto, Mother body emotional densities,2007

Earnesto Netto, Mother body emotional densities,2007

Sometimes he creates peculiar soft sculptures which the visitor is allowed to feel through small openings in the surface.

Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto

He also creates spatial labyrinths which the visitor can enter and thereby experience the work and interact  with it.

Ernesto Neto

dduardo duarte, porcupine

Porcupine, a collaboration between New York based architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte and Caterina Tiazzoldi, is a chair designed explicitly for hotel lobbies, restaurants, airports and other waiting areas.

The chair is parametrically generated from a logic inspired by the fractal growth of a shell and different versions of it can be produced to precisely fit a room.

 The whole thing is surfaced in felt without any crossbracing. The felt, however, is reinforced from the inside with fiberglass.

porcupine

porcupine

The prototypical version of the chair was designed for the reception space of the Altis Hotel in Lisbon.

JS bach chamber music hall

client: manchester international festival

programme: chamber music hall

architects: zaha hadid archtects

site area: 17m x 25m

 

zaha hadid architects

text from zaha hadid architects:

” ….. The design enhances the multiplicity of bach’s work through a coherent integration of formal and structural logic. A single continuous ribbon of fabric swirls around itself, creating layered spaces to cocoon the performers and audience with in an intimate fluid space. The process of realizing the design involved architectural considerations of scale, structure and acoustics to develop a dynamic formal dialogue inseparable from its intended purpose as an intimate chamber music hall.  Layering of spaces and functions is achieved through the ribbon wrapping around itself, alternately compressing to the size of a handrail then stretching to enclose the full height of the room. Circulatory and visual connections are continually discovered as one passes through the multiple layers of space delineated by the ribbon…..”

js bach chamber music hall

js bach chamber music hall

” ….. The ribbon itself consists of a translucent fabric membrane articulated by an internal steel structure suspended from the ceiling. The surface of the fabric shell undulates in a constrain but changing rhythm as it is stretched over the internal structure. It varis between the highly tensioned skin on the exterior of the ribbon and the soft billowing effect of the same fabric on the interior of the ribbon. Clear acrylic acoustic panels are suspended above the stage to reflect ad disperse the sound, while remaining visually imperceptible within the fabric membrane …..”

js bach chamber music hall

 ” ….. Programmed lighting and a series of dispersed musical recordings activate the spaces between the ribbon outside of performance times. The installation is designed to be transportable and re-installed in other similar venues. Pivotal to its funtion is the performance of he ribbon. It has been designed to simultaneously enhance the acoustic experiene of the concert while spatially defining a stage, an intimate enclosure, and passaeways…..”

js bach chamber music hall

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