99122201 Mayan City model 2302i35
more Olivetti reenacted
Herzog & de Meuron's BBVA Headquaters design is the latest reenactment of Le Corbusier's Electronic Calculation Center Olivetti.
Plus, the design clearly manifests Alejandro Zaera-Polo's (reenactionary) proposal of a new politics of the envelope.
12122201 Palace of Ottopia plan model IQ03 2305i03 b
What is an experimental architect? Are Zumtor and Herzog experimental?
experiment 1b (1) : a tentative procedure or policy; esp : one adopted in uncertainty as to whether it will answer the desired purpose or bring about the desired result
experiment 4 : the process or practice of trying or testing
experimental 2 : founded on, derived from, or discovered by experiment
Given the above definitions, Frank Gehry is probably the leading experimental architect of the last 35 years or so.
One thing that crossed my mind last night was how, when I see the many studiy models of H&dM...
...I'm reminded of the many study models produced by Gehry for the Lewis Residence...
I may be stretching it, but...)
Gehry's method of design via innumerable study models [ie, experimentation] seems to have become quite influential.
[The following is an experiment. In the two passages below, the word experimental replaces the original word pliant, and the word experimentation replaces the original word pliancy.]
Personally, I like seeing all the study models of various projects by various architects. I like it because it clearly demonstrates just how experimental architectural designing can be. And I seriously consider the notion that it may well be Gehry that best introduced architectonic experimentation to the profession.
Is architectonic experimentation in somewhat sharp contrast to Eisenman's method? Up to a certain point (in time) I'd say yes. And when Eisenman's work started exhibiting some measure of experimentation, that's where I start to see Gehry's influence.
13122201 30th Street Station Railyard studies IQ04 IQ07 REMS plan model (opaque off) 2431i12 b
13122202 30th Street Station Railyard studies IQ04 IQ07 REMS perspective (per750a.vw) (raw) 2431i13 b
13122203 rotated extruded mesh surfaces models 2431i14
14122201 Whitemarsh Hall site plan image attached 5233 context 2141i02
14122202 Whitemarsh Hall site plan image attached Karastan/NNTC context 2141i03 b
14122203 Whitemarsh Hall 1100x550 plan site plan image attached Karasten/NNTC 2141i00
14122204 Philadelphia Museum of Art 1100x550 plan 2142i00
14122205 Stockholm Public Library 1100x550 elevation 2144i00
14122206 Villa Stein de Monzie 1100x550 plan Pruitt-Igoe/NNTC 2150i00
15122201 Steven Holl Art Museum and Library Complex Shenzhen
18122201 OMA Feyenoord City Feyenoord
19122201 Palazzo Medici Riccardi plan elevation section 207ii01
19122202 Pruitt-Igoe Housing iq58 elevation play wireframe model 217ai13