sábado, julho 19, 2003
The Architect’s Studio:
5 June - 28 September 2003 - Louisiana Museum
"Architecture is born out of its time, and has to be capable of expressing this. To do this it has to bring into play all the instruments available to it, gratitude towards the past as well as curiosity about the future." (Renzo Piano)
"Renzo Piano’s work is characterized by a remarkable typological diversity of buildings, materials and structures. Throughout his career, Piano has aimed for an architecture defined by humanistic concerns and technical sophistication. Another feature that unites his work is a great sensitivity to the Genius Loci - the spirit of a place, its particular culture and characteristics - coupled with functional analysis and constructional daring. Though each project pushes the envelope of technology, this is always done with great consideration for local conditions.
In crafts as well as in art, the point of departure has traditionally always been models. Models allow you to work with a specific goal in mind and at the same time to experiment. This is why the two workshops in Genoa and Paris where Piano’s models are built play a major part – mentally as well as practically. Both studios are filled with models of all sizes – complete models as well as fragments. They stand or lie on tables, shelves and floors, or hang in bundles from the ceiling like strange creatures. They are the workshop’s history and memory, an important part of its aesthetic legacy. At Louisiana they constitute the main substance of the exhibition, transfering the atmosphere of Piano’s studios to the museum."
Aerial view of JM. Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia Photo: John Gollings
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genova, Italy Model workshop. Interior. Photo: Fregoso & Basalto
Renzo Piano’s own sketch for the inclination of the roof construction on Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Genova, Italy
Renzo Piano’s own sketch for JM. Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia Renzo Piano
Portrait Photo: Stefano Goldman
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