Line and Form
"expanding the spaces i n f i n i t e l y "
"These columns articulate the interior spaces and are illuminated from within, glowing with subtly changing color. Mirrored surfaces enclose the Pavilion, visually expanding the spaces infinitely."
- Light Pavillon at MAK Center
"The Light Pavilion is designed to be an experimental space, that is, one that gives us the opportunity to experience a type of space we haven’t experienced before.
Whether it will be a pleasant or unpleasant experience; exciting or dull; uplifting or merely frightening; inspiring or depressing; worthwhile or a waste of time, is not determined in advance by the fulfillment of our familiar expectations, because we can have none, never having encountered such a space before. We shall simply have to go into the space and pass through it, perhaps more than once. That is the most crucial aspect of its experimental nature, and we—its transient inhabitants—are experimentalists in full partnership with the space’s designers.
Each of our experiences will be unique, personal."
"when Architecture becomes a transparent wall."
The 2 images above are spaces one inside a home, and one inside a gallery that challenge the notion of a wallspace. The first image, of stripped down columns extended to a grid is of the Fobe House by Guilhem Eustache that I saw on Architizer:
"With is tall volumes, fluid internal divisions , play of light and shade in the surroundings, this house flows through the land scape and melts into it.”
The second image is by Andreas Zybach, 2004 at Johann Koenig. Black cardboard boxes, stacked. "The walls and ceilings of the traversable construction are used to test the ability of this flawlessly modular system to cancel out irregularities. "
Let's forget in the morning we had this conversation.
- David John
An exhibition at the Mackey Garage Top of construction drawings & in-process photographs of Lebbeus Woods’s and Christoph a. Kumpusch’s most recent project, the Light Pavilion, currently under construction in the Raffles City complex in Chengdu, China, by Steven Holl Architects.
"Created in collaboration with Christoph a. Kumpusch, the Light Pavilion will be Woods's first built piece of architecture. Inserted mid-level in the Steven Holl building, the Pavilion will function as a beacon of light and provide focus for the community. Intended as an entirely experimental space, the structure employs a dynamic geometry that contrasts with the more regular rectilinear lines surrounding it. The angular columns supporting stairs and viewing platforms set the spaces in motion, encouraging visitors to explore. These columns articulate the interior spaces and are illuminated from within, glowing with subtly changing color. Mirrored surfaces enclose the Pavilion, visually expanding the spaces infinitely."
June 17, 2011 - August 06
1137 S. Cochran Avenue
LA, CA 90019
On view Fridays & Saturdays, 11AM - 6PM