美国,皮亚诺的惠特尼博物馆的第二种方案/ Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi,还记得这家建筑公司吗?当人们围绕着>让•努维尔设计的现代艺术博物馆扩建项目争议不断时,这家公司却设计了另外一种堆叠式结构,与努维尔的金属作品截然不同。看来Axis Mundi随时准备给人带来冲击,因为这家公司刚刚发布了他们对新惠特尼美国艺术博物馆另行设计的图片。目前的设计由伦佐•皮亚诺主导,利用他特有的光线和技术美学(参见施工中的Shard项目)来创建一个优雅的附加结构,不过有评论家质疑其设计可能太“胆小”了,而Axis Mundi的设计全然没有这种顾虑。他们设计的结构外部骨架分外招摇,看上去完全不符合规定尺寸,从周围环境中脱颖而出,而非融入其中。其几何形状由城市的街道网格和视线决定,意欲参考布劳耶在麦迪逊大街设计的惠特尼博物馆。据《建筑师新闻》博客报道,该方案完全没有提及成本问题,而成本正是皮亚诺面对的最大障碍之一。


Axis Mundi.... remember that firm? Back whencontroversy surrounded Jean Nouvel’s proposed tower for the MoMA’s expansion, the firm offered an alternative stacked design highly different from Nouvel’s metallic creation. It seems Axis Mundi is back for the shock value as the firm has just released images for their version of the new Whitney Museum of American Art. The current design, led by Renzo Piano, utilizes his characteristically light and technical aesthetics (check out his Shard which is under construction) to create an elegant addition critics have challenge may be too “timid” – Axis Mundi’s design is anything but. Their proposal incorporates a loud exoskeleton that not only seems completely out of scale, but also fights with its neighborhood for attention rather than settling into its context. The geometry, which has been shaped by the sight lines and street grid of the city, intends to reference Breuer’s Whitney on Madison Avenue. As The Architect’s Newspaper Blog noted, the proposal mentions nothing of cost – one of the biggest obstacles Piano is facing.