Posted by the editors on Monday, 16 July 2012
Architecture: Schaustelle Temporary Pinakothek by j. mayer h. architects: “..with the pinakothek der moderne closing in february 2013 for renovations, german practice j. mayer h. architects will be erecting ‘the schaustelle’, an interim replacement building to house all exhibition activities including the four separate collections on site, and will be adaptable as a convention space, workshop and performance venue and theater..containing an exterior modular scaffolding system, the multi-storey inhabitable space frame will provide much needed flexibility during the summer month expositions. original artwork will be displayed in a main hall on the ground level while the three-dimensional grid-like structure will provide the necessary versatility to display site-specific installations and expand the gallery area as desired. it will also allow screens to be hung at various planes that will project news, information and multimedia. visitors can wander to the upper floors where they may enjoy several new views of the city..”
See our posts on other work by j. mayer h. architects:
image: Courtesy of j. mayer h. architects; article: Designboom
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Posted by the editors on Sunday, 6 May 2012
Architecture: Rest Stops by J. Mayer H. Architects: “.. a system of 20 rest stops for the new highway, a thoroughfare that will run through Georgia..Two rest stops are now complete, while a third is currently under construction. The new rest stops are located on selected scenic viewpoints along the route and serve as activators for their area and neighbouring cities, including not only a nearby gas station and supermarket, but also a farmers market and a cultural space for local arts and crafts..” Distinctive form, a sort of deconstruction/reconstruction of vernacular highway architecture..commendable effort to integrate social elements..
See our posts on other projects by J. Mayer H. Architects: Architecture: House of Justice + Police Station in Mestia by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, Architecture: Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H. Architects and Architect & Designer Jurgen Mayer H. – Metropol Parasol, Encryption Patterns, Asymmetrical Sunglasses, Mestia Airport & More.
image: Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn; article: Contemporist
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Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 April 2011
The German architect and designer Jurgen Mayer H. (yes, that’s his middle initial at the end of his name) has recently completed the Metropol Parasol, a 150,000-square-foot mushroom-shaped, mixed-use public plaza in Seville, Spain, made of polyurethane-coated timber, and purported to be the largest architectural structure in the world that is glued together. Rowan Moore has written an article on the structure entitled “Metropol Parasol, Seville by Jürgen Mayer H – review” in the Architecture section of The Guardian, which includes a number of closer shots of the actual construction.
The Metropol Parasol – “a stacking up of past, present and future, of ruins, market, performance space and sky deck”
Photograph: Sergio Caro/The Guardian
Looking at a few of the other efforts by J. Mayer H., Felix Burrichter has written a short article for The New York Times, entitled “Jurgen Mayer H. |Pattern Recognition” looking at Mayer’s new book, entitled ““WirrWarr” (which Google translates from the German as confusion, tangle, jumble, chaos, and even promiscuity), which contains a selection of more than 100 encryption patterns, as seen below:
This encryption pattern found on the inside of an envelope; one of many specimens in Jürgen Mayer H.’s collection
image: Hatje Cantz/The New York Times
The excellent design blog Designboom has published a post entitled, with a flourish, “jurgen mayer h. architects: airport in mestia” looking at Mayer’s Mestia Georgia Airport, a modest, but very interesting example of Mayer’s fascination with asymmetry.
New Mestia, Georgia Airport Building by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects
image: Jurgen Mayer H. Architects/Designboom
And, for a futher look at the question of asymmetry, Designboom has a post entitled “jurgen mayer h. architects: sunglasses for IC! berlin” on the asymmetrical sunglasses that Mayer has designed for optical house, IC Berlin. See the photo below:
Asymmetrical sunglasses designed by Jurgen Mayer H. for IC Berlin, “a subtle answer to the asymmetry of human faces.”
Here’s a link to the series of 13 articles that Designboom has written on Mayer and his creations.
If you decide that Mayer’s sunglasses are for you, please don’t hesitate to send us a snapshot of you wearing them.
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