Berlin / 1920s
Frederick Kiesler & Willem de Kooning / New York / May 4, 1960 / printed June 1982
PHOTOGRAPH BY IRVING PENN / Copyright © 1960
Robert Raushenberg / Hommage à Frederick Kiesler / 1966.
“All ends meet in the “Endless” as they meet in life. Life’s rhythms are cyclical. All ends of living meet during twenty-four hours, during a week, a lifetime. They touch one another with the kiss of time. They shake hands, stay, say goodbye, return through the same or other doors, come and go through multi-links, secretive or obvious, or through the whims of memory.”
"It’s impossible to accurately portray the power of this project in pictures. I thought I knew what to expect due to my exposure to this house over the years; studying it closely in classes, redrawing the plans as a studio exercise, seeing publications, images, interpretations and videos. Despite all of that, I was still completely blown away during my visit this past summer.
From the contrast of the humble exterior, which respectfully sits within the dense, low-scale working class neighborhood, to the absolute mastery of spatial sequence, color, light, and texture, it is truly one of the richest architectural experiences I’ve ever had. What struck me the most was how dynamic the entire house is despite the static nature of the structure. Spaces continually transform with even the slightest change in perspective, which is particularly impressive considering how heavy the architecture feels through the use of brutal materials, proportions, lighting, and detailing (even down to the furniture).
Barragan’s control over how these areas unfold is unparalleled; each room is perfectly cropped to maintain the intimacy of its boundary, yet reveals just enough about the rest of the house to reinforce a larger context. Each of these gestures articulates a particular mood based on its function, whether it is a relationship to nature, a historical/contextual gesture, or a sense of weight and shelter. Even the roof terrace, with its large brightly painted bulkheads and parapets, is a tremendous play on scale, perspective, and movement. Truly an inimitable masterwork."
Cultura locale e Neoplasticismo con speciale riferimento a Frederick Kiesler, optandoper l'inserto dei piani che si sovrappongono e si intercettano, per la fluidità di spazi, che si collegano gli uni agli altri senza mai perdere la loro individualità, materializzando una singolareelaborazione dell' "endless" o spazio senza fine.
ARQUEOLOGIA DEL FUTURO
IL GENTILUOMO GABINO
INSIEME PER ATHOS
A VISION OF EUROPE
IL CANGURO PUGILATORE
PARANOIA IN HIFI
LE DERNIER CRI
LES FRERES GUEDIN
STREET ART UTOPIA
DRAWN AND QUARTERLY
YOUTH IN DECLINE
ROBERTO LA FORGIA
THE CURVE IN THE LINE