Sunday, May 12, 2013

Adam's House in Paradise Revisited

My introduction to the latest issue of Arquitectura Viva focuses on the theme of "Local Material".

From the text:
"The works shown here share a certain degree of primitivism, although covering a wide range of expression. Whether in clay, wood or modern plastics and glass, they bring to mind in different ways the primitive huts of ancient civilizations, or forest Edens, or the simple pleasures of rural life, or the self-aware neo-primitivisms of contemporary art in its different manifestations." 

These are the 8 projects featured:

Li Xiaodong, Village library near Beijing
TYIN Teknestue, Cassia Co-Training Center, Sumatra
Boonserm Premthada, Kantana Film Institute, Thailand
Kengo Kuma, Market + Hotel, Yusuhara, Japan

  • Robbrecht en Daem with Marie-José Van Hee, Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium
  • Peter Zunthor, Steilneset Memorial, Vardø Island, Norway
  • RCR, Banquet Pavilion, Les Cols Restaurant, Olot, Spain
  • Solano Benítez, Teletón Rehab Center, Asunción, Paraguay

De vuelta a la casa de Adán
Adam's House in Paradise Revisited

Introduction to issue "Local Material" 
Arquitectura Viva 151, April 2013, pages 7 - 13, cover

Editorial consultant: Iciar de las Casas

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