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"... those occasional coincidences in the generation of architectural
motifs ...": DG Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Kohn Pedersen Fox; The
First Bank Place complex - James Ingo Freed/Pei Cobb
Freed & Partners; 1111 Brickel Avenue, Miami - Helmut Jahn;
Mannheimer Lebensversicherung, Mannheim, Germany - Helmut Jahn (pa_93.09)
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"... In fact, Tschumi's design derives from Eisenman's 1978 project for
Cannereggio, which in turn recalls Le Corbusier's 1965 project for the
Working on a project which was already charged with previous memories
allowed the designers to think of the place as another 'text', a
palimpsest not just of its history, origins and past but of its immanence
and future too. A place for absorption and figurative metamorphosis."
(Renato Rizzi, Eisenman: Progetto per il parco 'La Villette', Parigi :
- "In your March 1987 issue no 681, featuring a garden for the Parc de la
Villette, designed by Peter Eisenman and Jacques Derrida, your writer,
Renato Rizzi, who is assisting Peter Eisenman on this garden, claims that
'Tschumi's design derives from Eisenman's 1978 project for Cannaregio.'
With all due respect to Mr. Rizzi, I would like to point out that this
allegation is incorrect. The point grid of La Villette, which is only one
of its elements, is directly issued from my own 'Joyce Garden,' based on
James Joyce's 'Finnegan's Wake,' and structured on a point grid. The
project was published in London in 1977.
Paris, 27.4.87" (Letter to the Editor, dom686_Sep87)
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- [Two Libraries for Jussieu, Paris 1992 -- Rem
(Ultimate hype: ArtForum 1994 cover)
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"the superlative dimostrazione of the fashionable concept of the
(Peter Eisenman's "equally malicious ... elaborate praise of
Zaera-Polo's Yokohama scheme, after the young architect had just argued that embracing formlessness was not an option for architects!") (archis_97.07)
[Yokohama International Port Terminal, Japan] *** Cecil Balmond
- "5 Minutes Later.
In front of Welfare Palace Hotel, the raft of
the constructivists collides with the raft of the Medusa: optimism vs.
The steel of the pool slices through the plastic of the sculpture like a
knife through butter." (Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York 1978)
[The Story of the Pool, Welfare Palace Hotel, New York 1977 - Rem
- "... Set into the hill it is to encompass all the Club's
hedonistic activities. The new polished granite cliffs are erected to
meet the top of the site.
The architecture appears like a knife cutting through butter devastating
all the traditional principles and establishing a new ones.
... The swimming pool element is suspended ... ..."
(Zaha Hadid, Competition Report )
[The Peak, Hong Kong 1983 - Zaha Hadid]
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