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Monday, July 21, 2008

From diagram to architecture: Tate Modern extension redesigned by Herzog and de Meuron

The redesigned extension to the Tate Modern contemporary art museum in London, launched today, shows Jacques Herzog moving from what would effectively have been a built diagram of stacked boxes - his first attempt of two years ago - into something considerably more smoothly sculpted. It's turning into architecture. Gabion | Previously

 

1 comment:

Karl said...

As I 'predicted' in an article written two years ago, the random nature of the scheme meant it will be open to changes due to external pressures. Voila! The scheme had no integrity and was just maximising the volume, and it still does that with no real architectural value. Read on: http://www.karlsharro.co.uk/tate_modern.html