Olafur Eliasson a Versailles stupisce e incanta con le sue opere percettive

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Dal 2008 il castello di Versailles diventa ogni anno il palcoscenico su cui artisti di fama internazionale vengono invitati ad esporre le loro creazioni: Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Giuseppe Penone, Lee Ufan e Anish Kapoor hanno invaso negli ultimi anni i giardini e le sale di uno dei palazzi reali più famosi al mondo. Quest’anno è la volta del danese Olafur Eliasson, artista molto atteso vista la particolarità delle sue ricerche artistiche che investigano la luce, la percezione e il movimento.Read More

Chapeau Fashion Store

Inside the store you pass through a sequence of scenes beginning with the access, dominated by two large LED screens. The next scene is defined by long pieces that emerge from the walls, then you find the counters of stone volumes that start from the ground and are a connecting space between male and female areas. At the end the spaces join again in a high background topped by a skylight
that floods the interior of the store with natural light.

The formal language defined by the basic geometries of solid, plane and line, materializes with glass, mirrors, stones and metals in white, gray and black tones to achieve the ideal atmosphere for exhibiting the highest quality product in an attractive play of reflections, shadows and lights.

Xintiandi Installation

Un corridoio (lungo 30 metri, largo 3 e alto 2,70) che incornicia l’ingresso al Xintiandi Style Retail Mall, il progetto di UNStudio a Shanghai utilizza un solo gesto architettonico che da parete diventa soffitto e viceversa, cogliendo i movimenti dei pedoni lungo la sua traiettoria e traducendoli in una riflessione che ruota intorno ai visitatori mentre camminano attraverso l’installazione.

Gli specchi montati alle estremità dell’ installazione come punti di concentrazione, catturano l’intero intervallo dell’effetto, e la combinazione in un’unica immagine in movimento. Il risultato è una reinterpretazione del rapporto tra contesto urbano e spettatore, legando questi due fattori nel contesto culturale della vendita al dettaglio.

Progetto | UNStudio – Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau con Garett Hwang, Gil Greis e Maya Alam

Luogo | Shanghai, China
Committente |  China Xintiandi
Progetto | 2013-2014
Realizzazione | 2014

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China Wood Sculpture Museum

Thanks to its polished steel skin, the building mirrors the surroundings and the changing light. The solid walls ensure minimal heat loss while the breaking and twisting motion of the emerging skylights splits the surface and allows in light from the low-hanging sun of northern China; this provides sufficient natural diffused illumination to the three halls on the interior. 

The museum mainly houses local wood sculptures as well as paintings depicting the ice and snow of the regional scenery. In the context of the large-scale modern urban setting, the museum itself serves as a new interpretation of nature. The surreal interaction between the museum and the city breaks through the tedium of the urban shell, revitalizing the surroundings with a new cultural feature.

Photos of the building by Xiahzi

Location: Harbin, China

Site Area: 9,788 mq

Area: 12,959 mq

Building Length: 196 m

Building Height: 21 m

Director in Charge: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun
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Team: Yu Kui, Daniel Gillen, Bas van Wylick, Diego Perez, Jordan Kanter, Huang Wei, Julian Sattler, Liu Weiwei, Tang Liu, Mao Peihong, Maria Alejandra Obregon, Nickolas Urano, Gus Chan, Shin Park,  Alejandro Gonzalez

Associate Engineers: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology

Curtain Wall Consultant: Inhabit Group

Panel Optimization: Gehry Technologies

Steel Structure Contractor: Zhejiang Jing Gong Steel Structure

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