Thursday, August 09, 2012

Today's archidose #606

Here are photos of a few buildings now under construction.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, by Morphosis Architects (2013). See a webcam of the construction site here. Photographs are by Masako Fujinami:
02 Thom Mayne

04 Thom Mayne

detail 3

detail 4

detail 2

Messe Basel - New Hall in Basel, Switzerland, by Herzog & de Meuron (2013). See a webcam of the construction site here. Photographs are by Frank Stahl:
Extension Hall 1, Messe Basel

Extension Hall 1, Messe Basel

Extension Hall 1, Messe Basel

Extension Hall 1, Messe Basel

Musée des Civilisations d’Europe et de Méditerranée in Marseilles, France, by Rudy Ricciotti Architecte (2013). Photographs are by Christoph Durand:
2012-07-30 09.34.11

2012-07-30 09.50.57

2012-07-30 09.29.44

2012-07-30 09.47.19

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  1. I love the museum in Dallas. That glass section is pretty cool

  2. this is great ...what you are a student of architecture in the university of nairobi..kenya (2nd year) and interested in starting an architecture blog....pls advice as i really like what you do here...

  3. The Perot Museum looks amazing. great lines.

    the masse besel.....I love construction shots alot, but I'm more excited to see this building when it's completed.

  4. Ugly is right - all of it.

    Morphosis has an uncanny ability to produce buildings that are so baffling and forbidding looking that they resemble something built by some sinister alien civilization. Ick.

  5. People complain too much. Although aesthetics are important, one must realize geniuses like Mayne design on a whole other spectrum. It's amusing when some people think they can truly grasp what these designers have produced, and follow with an uneducated attack. Very pathetic.

  6. The textures and patterns on 3/4 sides are gorgeous. I'm not a big fan of the 2D cutout screen in the last few images. Not sure it works with the project, or that it is more than gratuitous ornament with a flair for deflecting sunlight.

    I agree with Erick that without understanding the context, site, and program, you can't read into the lack of boring glass box that Mayne has designed. Yes this project is intrusive, but beauty doesn't mean blending into the background; it's starkness and differentiation are what make it beautiful.


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