All posts tagged: material

‘SPACES’ by Material Immaterial studio

Design studio’s descripton: ‘ Space is the breadth of art ‘                                                             – Frank Lloyd Wright Space constantly encompasses our being like an inherently formless vapour. Its visual form, its dimensions and scale, the quality of its light, all of these elements deepen our perception of the spatial boundaries defined by elements of form. As space begins to be captured, enclosed, moulded, and organised by the elements of mass and volume, architecture comes into being. Many of the best and most influential buildings of the last century are constructed with concrete, from Le-Corbusier’s quintessentially modernist Villa Savoye, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s spellbinding Falling water, and from Oscar Niemeyer’s nation defining Brasilia, to Tadao Ando’s exhilarating Church of the Light. We at the ‘Material Immaterial studio’ have conceived these miniature concrete pieces that we fondly call “SPACES” to advocate and celebrate concrete’s beauty efficacy and its incalculable contribution to creating and defining spaces in the modern life. Each piece is an individually complete space defined by Volumes and voids that give the human imagination a glimpse …

David Adjaye – Form, Heft, Material

This is an elegant catalog of David Adjaye’s work. Although the format is straightforward, renderings are tastefully personalized, photos are poetic, and essays are interesting. But I do hope that the talented young architect can have a better and more comprehensive monographs of his work to date, other than just a modest display of teasing vignettes. For those looking for a drawing or photo book, I warn you, has a lot more depth and a large amount of texts that document the process, ideas, his projects and social vision. A must see to understand what has happened in the world of architecture today. Chapters alternate between the essays—by curators, architects, and writers—and the project portfolios. At times, the transition from the exhibition overview to the rest of the text seems rushed, and readers may be perplexed by images that are small or appear out of sync. Yet the promise of the book’s cover—a pattern taken from the cladding of Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)—is delivered in over 175 color photographs …