Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's Wrong/Right With This Picture? Steven Holl's Linked Hybrid in Beijing

An accident of timing and light suggests a strange, unsettling mutation of modernism. Read all about it, and see the images and videos, here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I just wanted to offer a brief explanation of the buildings' color to avert any misinterpretations. I was in Beijing last week and had a chance to stop by the construction site. The structure is, of course, concrete. Insulating that concrete is the rigid, pink polystyrene common in US construction. Slathered on that in places is some inexplicable mortar or concrete that's giving the photo an organic quality. A small portion of the north-eastern-most exterior wall has been finished and is indeed white with brightly-colored recesses.