Haettu kohde: Vitra Design Museum

    Kohde : Vitra Design Museum

    Arkkitehti : Gehry, Frank

    Valm.vuosi : 1989

    Paikkakunta : Weil am Rhein

    Maa : Germany

    Rakennustyyli : Dekonstruktivismi

    Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)

    Kuvaus :

    The museum building, an architectural attraction in its own right, was Frank O. Gehry’s first building in Europe, realised in cooperation with the Lörrach architect Günter Pfeifer. Together with the museum, which was originally just designed to house Rolf Fehlbaum’s private collection, Gehry also built a more functional-looking production hall and a gatehouse for the close-by Vitra factory.

    Although Gehry used his trademark sculptural deconstructivist style for the museum building, he did not opt for his usual mix of materials, but limited himself to white plaster and a titanium-zinc alloy. For the first time, he allowed curved forms to break up his more usual angular shapes. The sloping white forms appear to echo the Notre Dame du Haut chapel by Le Corbusier in Ronchamp, France, not far from Weil.

    Architecture critic Paul Heyer described the general impression on the visitor as “... a continuous changing swirl of white forms on the exterior, each seemingly without apparent relationship to the other, with its interiors a dynamically powerful interplay, in turn directly expressive of the exterior convolutions. As a totality it resolves itself into an entwined coherent display...”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitra_Design_Museum (June 20, 2011).

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen

    Kuvat 1-2 yht. 2
    Vitra Design Museum
    Vitra Design Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski

    Vitra Design Museum
    Vitra Design Museum
    Kuva © Arto Kuorikoski