The Musée des Confluences is situated directly on the convergence of the river Rhone and the river Saone at the fringe of an industrial area about to be restructured in Lyon.
The facades are developed as a continuous patterned surface of pale green pre-cast concrete elements, the cast pattern taken from a specific example of Nottingham lace.
Thomas Demand Model Studies
Nottingham, United Kingdom
On view: January 28, 2012 - April 15, 2012
Based on 12 architectural models discovered in the archive of the celebrated architect John Lautner (1911-1994). This is the first time that Thomas Demand has photographed models that are not his own.
"The clearest statement of this project was the creation of an exterior space - a large patio covered with grass - formed by a volume that gradually increases in height and protects it from the exterior noise."
Between 2005 and 2011, architect Rem Koolhaas and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed the surviving members of Metabolism - the first non-western avant-garde, launched in Tokyo in 1960, in the midst of Japan's postwar miracle. Publisher: Taschen