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    Unveiling the Poetics of Perception:

    Delve into the mesmerizing world of light and space with El Croquis 172, dedicated to the renowned architect Steven Holl and his transformative journey from 2008 to 2014. This issue unveils the essence of Holl’s architectural alchemy, where masterful manipulation of light and spatial composition orchestrates profound emotional experiences.

    Beyond Form and Function:

    While Holl’s buildings exhibit stunning forms and innovative functionalities, El Croquis 172 transcends the superficial. It delves into the core of his architectural philosophy, where light as a material, phenomenological perception, and the creation of evocative atmospheres take center stage.

    Highlights of the Issue:

    • Borden Island Art Library & Studios, Washington: This mesmerizing complex emerges from the landscape like a series of concrete shells, each bathed in natural light filtered through strategically placed apertures. The interplay of light and shadow creates a contemplative atmosphere, perfect for artistic exploration.

    • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland: This iconic museum, clad in white Finnish granite, seamlessly integrates with its surroundings. Its skylights and internal voids draw natural light deep into the galleries, enhancing the visitors’ experience of art.

    • Rockaway Beach Branch Library, New York: This hurricane-resilient library rises from the beach like a beacon of hope and resilience. Its undulating roof captures natural light, illuminating the vibrant reading spaces within.

    • Kunsthaus Zürich Extension, Switzerland: This striking museum extension cantilevers dramatically over the Limmat River, its concrete form echoing the surrounding urban context. The carefully orchestrated natural light within the exhibition spaces fosters intimate dialogues with art.

    • Huntington Art Center Expansion, California: This expansion to a renowned art center seamlessly blends with the existing structures. Holl’s use of light and materiality creates a sense of continuity and discovery, guiding visitors through diverse artistic experiences.

    Beyond just stunning visuals, the issue delves into the core principles that define Holl’s architecture:

    • Phenomenological Light: Holl masterfully manipulates natural light, transforming it into a tangible material that shapes experience and evokes emotions within his spaces.
    • Spatial Poetics: He sculpts spatial sequences, employing voids, planes, and apertures to create a sense of movement, discovery, and connection to the surrounding environment.
    • Existential Exploration: Holl’s architecture invites introspection and contemplation, prompting individuals to engage with their surroundings and the artwork within.

    El Croquis 172 is a captivating journey into the world of Steven Holl, offering a deeper understanding of his architectural philosophy and its profound impact on the way we experience space and light. It is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary architecture, the power of perception, and the transformative potential of light and space.

    Additional Tips:

    • Include quotes from Holl or other architects reflecting on his work to add depth and critical perspective.
    • Highlight his numerous awards and recognitions, showcasing his global influence.
    • Consider incorporating sketches and drawings, providing a glimpse into the early stages of his creative process.

    I hope this provides a solid foundation for your exploration of Steven Holl’s work in El Croquis! Remember, your passion for his architecture will shine through, making it a truly captivating exploration of the masterful orchestration of light and space.

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