Friday, 16 May 2014

Crystalline Structure

The New Architecture might be compared to a crystalline structure in the process of formation. Its forms correspond to human laws and functions, which differ from those of nature or organic bodies. In its more immediate conception this New Architecture of ours is the ‘container’ of men’s domiciles, the orbit of their lives. Are our buildings identifiable with descriptions such as ‘cold’, ‘hard’, ‘empty-looking’, ‘ultra-logical’, ‘unimaginative and mechanistic in every detail’?
Marcel Breuer, Where do we stand, 1935, 
quoted here

Buckminster Fuller at his Black Mountain studio

Herzog & De Meuron - Beijing National Stadium - 2003-2008

M. C. Escher and his models

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