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* Architecture: 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 1 December 2012

Architecture: 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron: “..Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road multi-storey car park in Miami Beach, Florida, US, also plays host to parties, yoga classes and weddings, explains proprietor Robert Wennett in this movie produced by filmmaker Elizabeth Priore..Named 1111 Lincoln Road, the concrete building with floor slabs supported on wedge-shaped columns was completed in 2010 to offer naturally lit parking levels that can also be used for other activities above a row of shops and restaurants..“I had the opportunity to change people’s perception of what parking is and to build a type of building that becomes a social gathering space and a public space” says Wennett. “Everything we do in the garage is not what you expect in a parking garage.”..He goes on to explain how the building contains “a grand central staircase” rather than an enclosed stairwell and is also filled with public art. “To want to go to a parking garage, versus wanting to exit it as soon as possible becomes a new paradigm,” he declares..Finally, Wennett explains that he lives in an apartment on the top floor of the building. “People always ask me ‘why would you want to live inside of a parking garage?’ but the moment they arrive they never ask me the question again,” he says..Directed and produced by Elizabeth Priore, the movie is a semi-finalist in the Focus Forward filmmaker competition. Five winners are due to be announced in January..” Article includes a 3 minute video, and photos by Hufton + Crow..

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* Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Architecture: The Tanks at Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron: “..Architects Herzog & de Meuron have uncovered three underground concrete tanks at the Tate Modern gallery in London to create new spaces for art and performance, which open this week..The huge industrial cylinders previously held oil that fuelled the turbines of the former power station, but have lain empty since the building was decommissioned in 1981 and later converted into a gallery..The eastern tank reopens with an exhibition of light and movie projection by Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim, while the southern tank is hosting an ongoing programme of performance art and the western tank has been subdivided into dressing rooms and other ancillary spaces..Glass doors lead visitors through from the turbine hall into the cylinders, where the raw concrete structure is left exposed..The Tanks are the first phase in the construction of a new wing at the gallery, scheduled to complete in 2016..Herzog & de Meuron also collaborated with Ai Weiwei on the design of the Serpentine Gallery, which is currently open in London’s Kensington Gardens..”

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image: Tate Photography; article: Dezeen

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