More design nerdiness…
A gallery building and factory building by Frank Gehry:I have yet to be mature/seasoned/educated enough to appreciate Gehry. I mean, I get what he’s doing — deconstructivism, hooray. I just don’t like looking at it.
I don’t think Tadao Ando likes looking at it either, because this is how he treated Gehry’s project [more on his project in another post]:A factory building, where they assemble shop displays, by SANAA:These dreamy panels have three different designs for variety, are 11 meters high, and are made of 6 layers of plexiglass, the innermost of which is dyed white. The building is about 260 meters in circumference and is ovoid — asymmetry for the win!
We were not allowed to take photos inside, but it is beautifully top-lit and acoustically insulated. Prof. Elzeyadi would love it.It floats!The connection with the Nicholas Grimshaw factory building next doorRenata photobombed Renzo Piano’s 6 m² off-the-grid living unitView from the top of the Vitra Tower — whose shadow can be seen in the bottom right corner of the photo