Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The new Le Corbu
When I first started studying architecture, I fell in love with works from SANAA. This Japanese firm is headed by two architects: Sejima and Nishizawa. I find their work elegant and beautiful. They are not the type to design something with crazy shapes or color. Their work is more subtle and minimalist. I think they are the modern day Corbusier. I believe good architecture doesn't need to be flashy but it needs to have a good proportion with great detail. SANAA achieved that and then some. That's why they were awarded with Pritzker Prize in 2010, the highest honor any architect would dream to receive. In 2009, they designed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. This is what they said about their project: "The Pavilion is floating aluminum, drifting freely between the trees like smoke. Its appearance changes according to the weather, allowing it to melt into the surroundings. It works as a field of activity with no walls, allowing uninterrupted view across the park and encouraging access from all sides." The pavilion is no exist but Serpentine Gallery sells SANAA prints of the pavilion on their online shop!