|David Adjaye : A House For An Art Collector|
|Monday, 28 March 2011 06:27|
For the several years, David Adjaye has been at the forefront of world architecture, having designed some high-profile buildings such as the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, and the recently winning the design for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
After setting up his office in the nineties, Adjaye made his reputation designing buildings for artists in London’s East End and collaborating with high profile artists working on installations. The ideas that he developed through these projects have inspired some of his design for the house featured in this book. Designed and built over five years, it’s the architect’s first New York project, located in the Upper East Side Historic District. The owner, contemporary art collector Adam Lindemann, wanted a house in which we could exhibit a portion of his art collection, some of it being large scale works; a building that combined exhibition spaces and living spaces.
Beyond the photographic promenade, the book contains separate essays that shed the light about the project’s background, concept, and inspiration. It concludes with an interesting conversation with David Adjaye, where the architect explains how some ideas were developed in past projects, became relevant guidelines in his current work.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:54|