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Visual Arts Building At university of iowa - Games of Perceptions

Steven Holl Architects

America settentrionale | Iowa City

Porosity is a key topic, or ambition, in the work of Steven Holl Architects. Since Holl’s seductive watercolors first appeared now several decades ago, his architecture has promised an experience of volumes bathed in light and shadow, pattern and color, interconnected both physically and visually in unexpected, geometric ways. For Holl, porosity is a matter of illumination as well as of spatial exploration. In recent projects such as the Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa, realized by Holl and partner Chris McVoy in association with BNIM, the architectural object is subjected to a complex interplay of light - we might even say it is animated by the lucid. The new Iowa building is furthermore penetrated by a spectacular public promenade that embeds this school for art and art history into its riverside campus. A decade ago, Steven Holl built a remarkable structure...

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