“but this close relationship has been changing fast in the last ten years, from the biological to the geological; the desire to make a responsive architecture is now fulfilled with references to landscape. as stan allen points, now a parallel trend looks not to the biology of individual species but to the collective behaviour of ecological systems as a model for cities, buildings and landscapes: ‘architecture is situated between the biological and the geological—slower than living but faster than the underlying geology.'”
21/08/2012 § 1 Comment
stan allen architects, competition entry for maribor art gallery (2010)
our project negotiates that apparent contradiction with an architectural solution that synthesizes two distinct yet complementary spatial systems: an open, flowing public platform at ground level smoothly connected to adjacent places of gathering and the banks of the river drava; and a modulated gallery sequence, developed as an assemblage of parts, scaled to the dimension of the historical parcels.
– stan allen architects
a young hare
[title] excerpt from domus magazine’s review of stan allen and marc mcquade’s book landform building.
[image + text] all come from the archdaily post on stan allen’s competition entry.