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Skywood & Tilty Barn @ Living With The Future

One of our readers sent us links to two videos we had never seen before. We enjoyed both of them very much and wanted to share with you. Thanks, Dave!

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当ブログの読者から教えて頂いたユーチューブの動画です。『渡辺篤史の建もの探訪』は欠かさず見ているけど、これは知らなかったなぁ。所変われば品変わるとはこのことでしょうか。。。

Red Diamond

 

Located in the historic DongCheng district of Beijing, the project calls for a conversion of old factory complex into a dance center with a performance hall, a practice hall and a saloon.

With the intention to emphasize the public character of the new dance center, the concept was to make the courtyard an outdoor “theater” – a public space that would revitalize the complex, the hutong and its neighborhood.

By wrapping the old factory building with evenly-spaced-out steel tubing, the façade of the performance hall was perceived as a theater stage. The old white door in the middle was kept and untouched, telling the history of the building’s transformation.

The white floating box opposite to the performance hall is a saloon which was perceived as box seats overlooking the stage on the other side. At the same time, people in saloon are also being seen upon entering the complex. There is a blurred boundary between stage and seats. The relationship between seeing and being seen are constantly reversed.

 
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Junquillos Chapel by Claudio Baladron & Diego Grass

 

There are oaks, wind and rain coming from the west. A dusty road is at the east.

Community soccer field is south; bamboo and empty beer cans all over the north.

Now there is also a wooden barn structure over a concrete platform,

with corrugated metal cladding in the outside and pine boards in the inside,

plus 100 chairs, lectern, altar, virgin figure and a cross.

Mass is once a month, community activities every evening. Both happen in the same space.

A new chapel for 100 people in the remote countryside of Southern Chile.

 
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From the South of Chile

「ローズ・ガーデン」や「リンズギャラリー」も含め、安藤忠雄の初期の作品の中には、今でも大好きなものが多いのだが、「光の教会」は好きになることができなかった。数年前に『光の教会―安藤忠雄の現場』を読む機会があった。安藤氏の声や口調がそのまま聞こえてくるようで多いに楽しみながら読めたし、氏の建築への取り組み方が懐かしくも思えたが、本の題材となった「光の教会」は相変わらず好きになれない。

一言で言うと、十字架が滑稽なくらい露骨なのだ。安藤氏は、他にも十字架の引っ付いた作品をその後設計されているようだが、どれも良くなさそうだ。ま、これは、外国人に良い日本の寺が建てられるわけがない、というようなことと同じレベルの無責任な話なので、ここで止めておくことにする。

さて、チリの建築家が、こんな教会を紹介してくれた。送られてきた数枚の写真と資料を見て、すっかり気に入ってしまった。機会があれば、ここでミサにあずかりたいものだ。

明日は、この教会の写真などを御紹介する。