Wednesday, December 08, 2010

‘Hypar Pavilion’ at NY’s Lincoln Center, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects

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hypar-figs10A “hypar” is a doubly-curved “saddle” surface that can be built entirely from straight lines, of which  Spanish-Mexican architect Felix Candela was the undoubted master.

This new hypar pavilion by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects perches in the centre of the arts capital of New York using the curvature to bring the roof down to the ground so that folk can get up on the grassy roof and hang out.

02DSR-Lincoln-10-06-2232 Brilliant!

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More photos here.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Perren said...

It's a clever design but a real pity they had to muck up that big beautiful open plaza in the middle of Lincoln Center with a patch of grass. Central Park is a very short walk away.

Probably approved by the same schmucks who felt the need to tack on a glass and steel monstrosity to the Morgan Library (though I grant this thing is a much better design) and want to screw with the Guggenheim.

12/09/2010 04:49:00 am  

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