The architecture of Herzog and de Meuron resides at the intersection of fine art and efficient function. The architects maintain close ties to contemporary conceptual art movements, but they also embrace the limitations imposed on them by the requirements of use.
They begin, in fact, with limitat
When newly elected Socialist President Francois Mitterand announced that I.M. Pei had been hired to design the subterranean entrance to the Louvre, many critics flew to their respective podiums. How could a political party so outspoken about American imperialism allow an American to resurrect their m
Isozaki Arata (Arata Isozaki) has produced designs that range from the flashy Palladium disco in New York (1985) to a serene, Asian-inspired plate for Swid Powell (1984). His Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (1986) is perhaps the best representation of his style: a clean cluster of red brick ag
A more emotional list of materials for Tadao Ando's buildings would include light, stillness, and space in addition to concrete, glass, and steel. A self-taught architect, Ando wandered the streets and back alleys of the United States, Europe, Africa, and his native Japan, studying places and spaces