Max Architects Diễn đàn LIBRARY Ebook El Croquis El Croquis 152/153. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2010

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    El Croquis 152-153 is a two-volume monograph dedicated to the innovative and influential work of Swiss architectural giants Herzog & de Meuron from 2005 to 2010. This period saw the duo solidify their reputation as pioneers of contemporary architecture, renowned for their bold experimentation with form, materiality, and program.

    Herzog & de Meuron’s Architectural Approach:

    • Bold Experimentation: Herzog & de Meuron are not afraid to push boundaries and challenge conventions. Their designs are often characterized by unexpected forms, unconventional materials, and innovative uses of technology.
    • Materiality: The duo has a meticulous attention to materiality. They often employ raw, industrial materials like concrete, steel, and glass, showcasing their inherent beauty and texture in unexpected ways.
    • Program: Herzog & de Meuron are masters of program integration. Their buildings are not only visually striking but also highly functional and responsive to the needs of their occupants and the surrounding context.

    Key Projects:

    • De Young Museum, San Francisco, USA (2005): This iconic museum stands as a testament to Herzog & de Meuron’s ability to create a dialogue between contemporary architecture and a historic setting. The museum’s copper-clad facade shimmers in the Californian sun, while its innovative galleries offer a dynamic space for showcasing art.
    • VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein, Germany (2010): This museum and exhibition space showcases Herzog & de Meuron’s playful approach to form and materiality. The building’s stacked, cantilevered forms create a striking silhouette, while its exposed concrete and steel structure lend a raw and industrial aesthetic.
    • Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), Beijing, China (2008): This Olympic stadium is a masterpiece of engineering and architectural ingenuity. The stadium’s latticed steel structure forms a delicate web that evokes the imagery of a bird’s nest, while its innovative lighting system creates a mesmerizing spectacle at night.

    A Legacy of Innovation and Influence:

    El Croquis 152-153 serves as a comprehensive tribute to Herzog & de Meuron’s prolific and influential work during this pivotal period. Through detailed project descriptions, stunning photographs, and insightful essays, the monograph delves into the essence of their architectural approach, revealing the boldness, innovation, and technical virtuosity that define their creations.

    I hope this summary provides a helpful overview of El Croquis 152-153 and Herzog & de Meuron’s remarkable work between 2005 and 2010. Please let me know if you have any further questions or would like to explore specific aspects of their architecture in more detail.

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