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prada transformer

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prada-transformer

Here is a presentation of the proposed Prada pavillion – called the transformer – in Seoul by the architect OMA. 

This architect’s mind is like a steel trap.  Always thinking.  It’s always about intelligence, a marriage of form and idea and tectonic.  He never allows orthodoxy to compromise what he is trying to do.  It’s never merely about beauty or aesthetics – we have a growing suspicion that bag is only half full.  How can a building, in a city, merely indicate who is serving and who is eating?

Anyway … somehow through this open process, he comes up with this Tatlin like, constructivist but thoroughly contemporary, abstract but contextual and most of all bold construction.

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Written by Peter Rudd

March 26, 2009 at 10:33 am