Posts Tagged ‘Jean Nouvel

25
Feb
12

Paul Nicholls : ‘The Serpentine Myth’ (Film Project)

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Paul Nicholls (UK) lives and works in London. He trained in architecture at both Oxford Brookes and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and animation, He has worked for many of London’s top and emerging architecture studios including Glenn Howells Architects and Allies and Morrison. He has recently founded the creative film / animation and synthetic architecture company called Factory Fifteen.

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DRAWING 01 C
PDN Studio
2010
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INTERPRESATION 02
PDN Studio
2010
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PDN Studio
2010
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INTERPRESATION 05
PDN Studio
2010
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2010
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PDN Studio
2010
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A short filming project based on the serpentine pavilion 2010 designed by Jean Nouvel. The project seeked to abstract the spaces with the use of close ups, colour and the construction of the edit. The project also looked at representation of spaces. Collage and re-representation in 3d were also used…

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PDN Studio : Website

Paul Nicholls : Vimeo

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22
Jan
11

Lucien Hervé : Photography

“The Soul of an Architect” – Le Corbusier

Institut du Monde Arabe
Paris
Jean Nouvel
1988

Villa La Roche
Paris
Le Corbusier
1951

Jaoul Villa
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Le Corbusier
1954

U.S. Embassy
Athens
Walter Gropius
1961

Housing Unit
Nantes-Rezé
Le Corbusier
1952-1954

High Court
Chandigarh
Le Corbusier
1955

“It is known that Le Corbusier was interested in the metamorphic process unique to photography” the inverting of black and white from negative to print. It offered the analogy of the conciliation of opposites, a theme underlying much of his work. Hervé’s images are singed with the blackness of shadows set against expanses of white. This often stark portrayal of volumes and the distances between them sets up a deep space where the shadow either forces particular elements into an almost brutal foreground, or the shadow (absence of light) slowly devours the image (a presence). As a consequence of this mutual exchange of light and dark, recognisable or familiar places are thrown in to a state of abstract defamiliarization and dislocation. The result often echoes Expressionist or Constructivist paintings in their marriage between dynamics and statics.

Tectonic surfaces such as walls, floors and soffits are both vectorial elements defining boundaries/ divisions of space, and they are also tableaux depicting material interplay. I believe it is here that Hervé’s rare talent is shown the most: in the subtle and violent tension between exactness and roughness. Undulating, hewn, porous, precious. Multitudes of surfaces (and in particular, concrete) depict a unique imperfect sculpture.

Space is the fluid counterpoint to dense materiality. Often, it seems in the photographs there is a residue from the ‘Universal Space’ spoken of in Modernist Utopian visions. It is the allusion to an endlessness within which these fragments are situated. In some of the images, figures occupy space tentatively, as though in limbo between being real and being fictive landscape figures. Lucien Hervé’s serenely beautiful photography occurs at the very moment of the creation of an Image, frozen yet fluid, into a new version of reality.”  Zaha Hadid

Lucien Hervé : Website




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