The book, "Secret Knowledge" - rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters, is fascinating. Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Cesar Pelli: Connections
National Building Museum
Washington, DC, USA
On view: September 12, 2001 - April 28, 2002
The exhibition, Cesar Pelli: Connections, is the most comprehensive exhibition on this architect's work to date.
The gentle curves of the spherical design resemble the curves of the surrounding landscape. The choice of a sphere, an expression of abstract symbolism, enables the retractable roof to move along its surface.
The urban design concept of the UFA Cinema Center confronts the issue of public space, currently endangered in European cities. This situation is caused by the financial insolvency of city governments, which forces the sale of public space to developers, who then propose monofunctional buildings in order to maximize capital return.