Sunday, August 29, 2010

Venice Architectural Biennale 2010 | Junya Ishigami | Golden Lion Winner

Junya Ishigami's installation is a full- size study of a building planned for somewhere in Europe, measuring approximately 14 m x 4 m x 4 m.
The components: delicate specially-designed columns, beams and bracing: indeterminate contours lacking true physical form that dissolve into the transparent space rather than 'structures' supporting the building.
The outcome is an assembly of a small-scale parts, deviating enormously from the usual scale of architecture, yet forming a structure on an architectural scale. Even the structures that give a building its very shape may no longer be clear but rather void-like.....more
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