SANAA en NEW MUSEUMS
SANAA’s work is luminous and deceptively simple, sophisticated in its treatment of complex building details and fluid, nonhierarchical space. Their inventive use of exterior façades as permeable membranes establish subtle but provocative relationships between interior and exterior, individual and community, and the realms of public and private experience. Their intricate use of variation, unevenness, and off-centeredness emphasizes the relationship of architectural elements not as discrete entities along a single axis, but rather how they relate to one another. The models and plans in “SANAA: Works 1998-2008” reveal an intense interconnectedness between, for instance, commercial building projects such as the Christian Dior Bulding in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2003) and Vitrashop Factory Hall in Basel, Switzerland (2004—); domestic architecture like the House in a Plum Grove, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2003) and Flower House, Suiza, Switzerland (2006—); and cultural projects including the Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, Germany (2003—); EPFL Learning Center, Lausanne, Switzerland (2004—); and the highly anticipated Louvre-Lens, France (2005—).
Smaller, complementary prototypes, furniture, and housewares are presented in visual conversation with SANAA’s building designs. Among the already existing SANAA-designed tables and Rabbit chairs in the New Museum’s café, is a model of SANAA’s Flower chair; a set of Alessi Tea & Coffee Towers; and a hanahana (flowerflower) stand with fresh flowers.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, Karen Wong, Director of External Affairs, and SANAA.
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