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January 18th, 2005, 10:54 AM
hey guys. Just wanted to see how the new Tel Aviv museum of art was progressing. For me it is probably the most excited cultural project underway in the world at the moment...
Preston Scott Cohen is easily one of the world's most thoroughly cutting-edge architects. He is no star, he is not known outside of the architectural community and yet the commitee in charge of the competition chose him. I take my hat off to them and to Tel Aviv. This would never have happened in London... we only just got a tiny Zaha project fifteen years after the Cardiff debacle. Congrats! and id love to see some construction photos!
Heres an earlier project of his that I love, the torus house:
January 30th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Do NONE of you know anything about it or have any opinions on it?
January 30th, 2005, 10:41 PM
It seems like an impressive big project, Ive got to admit i do not know anything about it...but id love to know a bit more.....
January 31st, 2005, 01:04 AM
the new museum is 23,000 sq.m,
building have not started yet. preston scott cohen the architect, will present his wark at the museum in TA on the 24.2.05 .
state of the art of modern architeture, pitty this building is hiding among other buildings,and can't be seen from the main road or directly from the square.
February 6th, 2005, 08:20 PM
Doesnt this excite any of the israeli forumers at all?
February 6th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Well I guess not everyones into art ;)
February 6th, 2005, 08:33 PM
but evry1 on this forum should be into architecture! And this is a fabulous example of that.
I find it sad, because if in London we were lucky enough to get a project like this, we would be talking about it non-stop and be debating it constantly. Im just surprised by the indifference!
February 6th, 2005, 09:14 PM
don't worry this place not will empty! israelies loves museums!
but teenagers like us like malls,clubs,skycrapers!
February 7th, 2005, 01:35 AM
Diversity is what makes this world special ;)
February 14th, 2005, 04:22 AM
I'm really interested in the works of Preston Scott Thomas! I think he's redifining space and how we look at structure, not unlike the works of Frank Gehry. I'm new to this forum (infact it was your post that has inspired me to join, so kudos there Nukey my friend) therefore i'm not too sure if i am allowed to do this, but could ask if you have any more information on the works of Preston Scott Cohen.
Many thanks and please keep up the great posts. There are people out there who still get inspired by beautiful architecture no matter what type of building it adorns.
February 15th, 2005, 01:30 AM
to be honest, I am not into freeform architechture.
Most of us are coldhearted modernists here, nukey. ;)
February 15th, 2005, 07:29 AM
modernists? I didnt know it was possible to still be one in this day and age, but then people support Bush so I guess anything is possible. ;)
BA, Im not sure what to tell you. I personaly find his work interesting because of the approach he takes that has projection drawing at its heart. He assigns meaning to particular geometric anomalies/interventions in a process and proceeds to systematically develop spaces and forms over whom he has complete control. He is sometimes seen in the same light as more purely formalist architects -the kind that draw shapes in Maya and Rhino that have the thin gloss of novelty and attach complicated sentences to give the appearance of depth- but I see him more in the vein of Borromini and especially Guarini... a man who develops his own inteface and tools and for whom geometry relates directly from the page to inhabitable space. He isnt limited by the toolbar of a particular 3d programme and his process has a mildly ineffable resonance with certain corners of the field.
February 15th, 2005, 09:27 AM
I actually am excited about this project and I do like the new design . I also started this same thread almost a year ago, but there was nothing new on the subject since then .
Other designs for the project :
Second place winner - by Ada Karmi-Melamed and Ram Karmi architects
Finalist - by Joshua Gutman and Louis Ortega - 451F Architects
BTW, for those of you how don't feel like paying 50 NIS for an art exhibit, throughout 2005 the Tel-Aviv Art Museum will be free of change for everyone, so go and enjoy it, it's a great museum .
February 15th, 2005, 12:37 PM
great. Im visiting Tel Aviv for Pesach, so I'll make sure to drop in and make the most of the free entry.
Do you happen to have any interior renderings of the Ram and Ada Karmi proposal? I like the two projects of theirs that I have seen so far.
And BA, there is a recently published book on Cohen that is compact and informative. If you live in the England, he comes to the AA a couple of times a year and gives lectures. If you hang around the Triangle bookshop you can bump into him just before the lecture.
February 15th, 2005, 08:49 PM
I didnt know it was possible to still be one in this day and age, but then people support Bush so I guess anything is possible
hey, watch your mouth. :colgate:
July 2nd, 2005, 09:37 AM
somebody know if this project ended?
July 2nd, 2005, 06:59 PM
Ended? This project hasnt even started, I think its basically a good building from
the viewpoint of creating excitment in the interior, but from the outside it is just another white box with dents in it.. I like free form, but this seems a mix of freeform and a white box, which have tried to meet in Gehry's projects - but only from the inside again.. here the marriage is also external, making it more interesting to see
if this marrige can work.. In the models it doesnt look so..
July 2nd, 2005, 11:27 PM
i like this project...