Herzog de meuron münchen. Architectural highlights

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Herzog de meuron münchen

The original refurbishment retained the form of the original structure and took advantage of its industrial spaces — including the huge turbine hall — to create a spectacular venue for exhibiting art. One of the chapel's smaller rooms will be circular and lit evenly by natural light. Completed in 2010, this building in Miami is a car park like no other — with 300 parking spaces, shops, a private residence and a roof top restaurant arranged in a truly mixed-use project. The results are best seen in something like the generous concrete crate of 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, a parking-garage-cum-events-space which, while an attention-attracting object that serves the purposes of its developer client, gives a new dimension to its locale. © Oriol Tarridas In this exceptional location, we wanted the museum to offer generous views to the outside. . They can be unconvincing in their use of vegetation.

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herzog & de meuron plans munich office complex around 'urban forest'

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During the day, one gazes out of the VitraHaus into the landscape, but when darkness falls, the illuminated interior of the building glows from within, while its physical structure seems to dissipate. Some judicious elements of solid concrete, and juxtaposition with an excavated face of natural rock, make the bulk of the building look flimsy again. Typical drywalls are detailed in a way that they are legible as added to the main structure. In , it was especially appropriate to return to the idea of the ur-house, since the primary purpose of the five-storey building is to present furnishings and objects for the home. In the evening, the perspective is reversed. In the more usual cases of most commissions, where something actually has to be built, the ideas of discovery and experience are nonetheless there.

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herzog & de meuron reveals mixed use masterplan for munich's paketposthalle area

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Other recent proposals by the practice include a museum complex, and an , which will be the firm's first project in Canada if approved. Their most prominent project was the one of the in London. With the dumb-ness of their box shapes, for example, they would ask you to look away from the accident of their existence, while drawing you back with their perceptual surprises. Windowless and almost doorless, the object is mute but also attractive. Rising from the parking level, the stilts supporting the museum platform become columns supporting a shading canopy, which covers the entire site creating a veranda-like public space that welcomes visitors to the museum and the park. As their career progressed, and they worked for more money and more power, they have found themselves engaging with issues which, with the smaller earlier projects, were less pressing. After years of creating an architectural language of geometric forms and innovative façades, Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron became the first duo in history to win the Pritzker Prize in 2001.

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Robert Hösl

Herzog de meuron münchen

But then came the large new-build commissions. Due to the proportions and dimensions of the interior spaces — the architects use the term 'domestic scale' — the showrooms are reminiscent of familiar residential settings. We will only use your email address to send you the newsletters you have requested. They seemed happy for a degree of vulgarity, occasionally trashiness, to enter their repertoire, and to accept the trappings of architectural celebrity, but always with a consciousness that appearance was not the whole story, one which you do not find in other purveyors of spectacle. It is the largest membrane roof covering in the world.

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Gallery of Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Office in Munich

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Tropical plants selected for their resilience to the local conditions engulf the structural system. Behind historic facades we find nowadays high-quality new offices, practices and apartments. Above: The National Stadium was the centre-piece of the 2008 Olympic Games. Designed for the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona, the Forum Building is a triangular structure clad in blue concrete and mirrored glass, meant to evoke a sponge that has absorbed seawater. However, its overriding priority was that the building should block out noise from the motorway without feeling like a defined, boxed space.

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Herzog & de Meuron Architecture

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All of the staircases are integrated into expansive, winding organic volumes that figuratively eat their way through the various levels of the building like a worm, sometimes revealing fascinating visual relationships between the various houses, at other times blocking the view. The plainness, going on banality, of form was a sort of non-form, which deflected attention to other properties: their surprising use of materials, unexpected inversions of weight and void, ambiguities of scale, their combinations of welcome and denial. Its main aim, apart from simple storage, is to show office staff and students the ways in which the practice has designed buildings in the past. Among their instructors was the Italian architect who received the Pritzker Prize in 1990. Above: 56 Leonard in Manhattan, New York image courtesy of Iwan Baan.

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Two decades of Herzog & de Meuron

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Again, they achieved a richer and fuller architectural realisation than Rossi, perhaps too in thrall to his own words, managed. While retaining almost two-thirds of the shell, the dense, poorly lit interior will be dismantled, gaps in the perimeter filled, and the block straightened, to create a continuous ring of buildings with flexible office space. This stair also functions as an auditorium, using sound-insulating curtains in different configurations to provide space for lectures, film screenings, concerts and performances. Dezeen Weekly subscribers will also receive occasional updates about events, competitions and breaking news. Images courtesy of Hufton + Crow, Iwan Baan, Carlos Twose, Ade Russell, Nelson Garrido, Herzog and De Meuron, Jim Stephenson, Tim Crocker, Fred Romero, Michael Duerinickx, Peter Schaefer and Duccio Malagamba.

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