Vitra in the picture

Last year, some of my pictures of the Vitra campus were featured in the vitra special of Magazine B, a brand documentary magazine from Korea.

B Magazine - Vitra Campus

The featured picture is of VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. One of my pictures of Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station was also published:

Fire Station | Vitra Campus - Weil am Rhein | Zaha Hadid

The last picture that was presented was Frank Gehry’s Vitra’s Design Museum:

Vitra Design Museum | Campus Vitra - Weil am Rhein | Frank Gehry

This video gives a short presentation of B magazine and the Vitra campus:

 

More pictures on the Vitra Campus on my Flickr page.

My 2013 resolutions part 1 – Wuppertal

Now that the year is still all sparkling and new, it’s the perfect occasion to present a list of buildings/sites/bridges I’m looking forward to visit in 2013. Here goes! First I’m headed for Wuppertal, the city of Pina Bausch. Wuppertal … Continue reading

The wonder of architecture

I discovered the work of Daniel Libeskind in Berlin this year while visiting the Jewish Museum.

What really struck me when I walked through his museum is that I “felt” the story that Libeskind was telling me through his building. And then I discovered his TED-talk.

He started his talk with these words and then everything around me just disappeared…

I’ll start with my favorite muse, Emily Dickinson, who said that wonder is not knowledge, neither is it ignorance. It’s something which is suspended between what we believe we can be, and a tradition we may have forgotten.

— Daniel Libeskind

The picture above was taken at the top of the staircase in the Jewish Museum. I deliberately didn’t re-size it – and I really hope your screen isn’t big enough so you have to scroll down – so you can get a glimpse of the feeling you get looking back and down after your visit.