Architecture Using A Building
posted by July 15 at 12:32 PMon
Jeanne Dekkers, a Dutch architect, is the designer of what is pictured…
…the Department of Geotechnology, Delft University of Technology. It’s a sexual and muscular coupling of two buildings—raw concrete mounting scintillating glass—two periods of time, two very distinct modes and languages. What the work reveals is the contradiction at that core of any sexual unification: the whole is realized by a rupture, a crack, a break.
The quality of the end result as a whole intends to be greater than the sum of its parts; the design expresses the nature of the commission and simultaneously anticipates, as a cultural manifestation, the future. Using a building brings life to its emptiness.