Bibliothèque de L'IHUEI -- Library for the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (1996-In Progress).
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Bibliothèque de L'IHUEI -- Library for the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (1996-In Progress)
The new technologies of today must be integrated with an idea that incorporates the memory of the past not as nostalgia, but as living in the present. This heterogeneous condition is known as singularity, which as a process differs from individual expression in that it involves the possibility of repetition. But unlike standardization, which is a self-same mechanical repetition, singularity involves the possibility of self-similar repetition which contains an already given difference. In architecture, this difference can be described as follows. In order to preserve the singularity of objects, one must cut them off from their previous modes of legitimization, which in architecture means cutting the object off from its legitimization in function, i.e. that form follows function, or that architecture will always embody meaning. This does not mean that architecture will not function or mean but rather that it will no longer be legitimated by these conditions. This is what is meant by the already given difference of singularity.
Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, New York (1997-In Progress)
Eisenman Architects was commissioned in April 1997 to program, master plan, and design a new intermodal transportation facility combined with a new museum for the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences. the building will become a "gateway" to Staten Island, a landmark icon on the New York waterfront attracting some 500,000 new visitors to the ferry and to Staten Island. The museum is the focal point of a $180 million master plan which will upgrade the existing terminal and rationalize pedestrian access to a waterfront promenade and restaurants.
Church of the Year 2000, Rome, Italy (1996) York (1997-In Progress)
The Church in the Age of Information
The original concept of the church was the ecclesia, the community of Christ. The church did not require a prescribed space or building to proclaim the faith: the people were its architecture. It was only in the course of centuries that church structures became, in effect, surrogate heavens that could be entered onSundays and feast days. Thepilgrimage and its church occupy a special place in the history of the development of ecclesiastical place, serving yet another, more complex function.
The Emory University Center for the Arts was designed to serve two constituencies: Emory students and faculty and the larger community. It's primary purpose was to teach and train students in the creative fields of theater, film, and music. Hundreds of Emory students already take advantage of course offerings and opportunities for performances in a variety of disciplines on campus. The Center was designed to enable them to converge in a single, carefully articulated building devoted to the pursuit of higher standards in the arts. The Center's fertile atmosphere permits collaboration between different creative enterprises, which is particularly important at a time when the arts draw increasingly upon each other for inspiration
Every building is constructed from the matching of a couple of cubes. Each cube in every couple can be seen as a projection the other, inverting the rapport between solid and frame
THE ARONOFF CENTER AT THE COLLEGE OF DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART AND PLANNING
Aronoff Center at DAAP, University of Cincinnati. A double curve, deviated, redoubled and deformed with the help of computer simulation is transferred into three-dimensional space.