Steven Holl
Steven Holl Biography PDF Print Email
Architects Profile
Monday, 19 January 2009 02:08

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Steven Holl was born in 1947 in Bremerton, Washington.  He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970.  In 1976 he joined the Architectural Association in London and established STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS in New York City.

Considered one of America’s most important architects, Steven Holl is recognised for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design.  He specializes in seamlessly integrating new projects into contexts with particular cultural and historic importance.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Heithoff

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Steven Holl - T-Husene Development in Ørestad, Copenhagen PDF Print Email
Mixed Use
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 02:54

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The T-Husene is a mixed-use development, for Ørestad, Copenhagen (Denmark) presented by Steven Holl Architects for a direct commission from City Development in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Besides a constructed landscape of 8000 sq. m. T-Husene contains 18,000 sq.m. residential space in 5 towers above 12,500 sq.m. commercial space.


Watercolors are courtesy of Steven Holl

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:22
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Steven Holl Architects - School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa PDF Print Email
Academic
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 18:00

School_Art_History_01.jpg The original program for this project called for an Art and Art History building including facilities for sculpture, painting, printmaking, graduate studios, administrative offices, gallery and library.

The site presented special conditions: an existing 1937 brick building with a central body and flanking wings located along the Iowa River in addition to two existing morphologies: a lagoon and a connection to the organic geometry of nearby limestone bluffs which form the edge of the Iowa City grid. The building straddles these two morphologies.


The School of Art and Art History is a hybrid instrument of open edges and open center; instead of an object, the building is a “formless” instrument. Implied rather than actual volumes are outlined in the disposition of spaces. Flat or curved planes are slotted together or assembled with hinged sections.


© All Photographs copyright Andy Ryan

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:19
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Steven Holl Architects - Art complex at Princeton University PDF Print Email
Academic
Friday, 19 September 2008 00:58

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A major entry to the Princeton campus and community is being redesigned as a 21st-century portal with the door lodged firmly open. At an open house for the community Wednesday, Sept. 17, Steven Holl Architects unveiled concepts for the initial academic buildings in the new arts and transit neighborhood. In addition, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners presented updated information on traffic circulation and other plans for the area near the intersection of Alexander Street and University Place.

A model and visual displays set out at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts showed a proposed three-sided complex situated on Alexander and University across from Forbes College and McCarter Theatre. It will be home to the University's Lewis Center for the Arts, as well as several performance and teaching spaces for the Program in Theater and Dance, the Department of Music and the Society of Fellows in the Creative and Performing Arts.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:21
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Steven Holl Architects - HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark revisited PDF Print Email
Museums
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 00:00

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Although we had featured the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Steven Holl Architects back in July of 2009, in the light of yesterday's news of the project receiving a 2010 RIBA International Award, we wanted to show some new material about the project that we have just received. The museum unites three distinct cultural institutions: the Herning Center of the Arts, the MidWest Ensemble and the Socle du Monde.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 June 2010 15:20
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Steven Holl - The Residence at the Swiss Embassy PDF Print Email
Houses
Monday, 16 June 2008 02:52

While deeply rooted in Modern Architecture, the language of Steven Holl’s architecture possesses the flexibility to adapt itself to a wide range of building types, providing unique solutions that are specific to the project and its requirements.
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The official residence of the Swiss Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. is actually a multifunctional microcosm of private life and work space and official reception and service areas.

Photographs © copyright Andy Ryan

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:21
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Steven Holl Architects to Design New Building for Glasgow School of Art PDF Print Email
New Projects
Friday, 11 September 2009 07:33

SHA_Glasgow_School_of_Art_01aJM Architects, has won the international design competition for the new building of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) on the site opposite Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Masterwork.

The new building will significantly enhance the teaching, learning and research facilities available to GSA students and staff and the access, which the public will have to their work. The competition to find an architect-led team that will ultimately create the building design, was organized by GSA.

The Selection Committee, chaired by Barcelona-based architect David MacKay, selected Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects by unanimous vote.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:18
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Steven Holl Architects Wins Master Plan in Shenzhen 4 Tower in 1 Competition PDF Print Email
News
Wednesday, 25 February 2009 02:13

Steven_Holl_Shenzhen_tower_2.jpg Steven Holl Architects have been selected as the winning firm for the design of the master plan of the “4 Tower in 1” competition by unanimous decision.

This competition was for an office tower complex around the new Shenzhen Stock Exchange Headquarters located in Shenzhen’s Futian commercial business district. It was organized by the Shenzhen Planning Bureau to create a unified urban plan, around the Headquarters, for the new office towers of Shenzhen Media Group, China Construction Bank, China Insurance Group, and Southern & Bosera Funds.  A six-member jury chaired by Arata Isozaki selected the winners of the competition. Other participants, including Morphosis, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Atelier FCJZ, Hans Hollein, and MVRDV, won for their individual tower designs.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:22
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Steven Holl Architects Wins Copenhagen Harbor Gateway Competition PDF Print Email
News
Thursday, 06 November 2008 02:16

Steven Holl Architects Wins Copenhagen LM Competition by Unanimous Decision. New Gateway for Copenhagen Harbor Formed by Two Towers Connected By ‘Handshake’ of Public Bridges.
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“The LM Project” has a program that connects office towers and civic spaces with a public walkway 65 meters above the harbor, the new design is intended to form an iconic landmark for Copenhagen’s waterfront. The competition was organized by CPH City and Port

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:19
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New Book by Steven Holl, Urbanisms: Working with Doubt PDF Print Email
Books
Thursday, 17 December 2009 05:42

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Steven Holl, with an afterword by Kenneth Frampton
Princeton Architectural Press
288 pp
8.5 x 8.5 in
Hardcover
978-1-56898-679-1


Steven Holl Architects has just announced the release of a new book, Urbanisms: Working with Doubt. Contemporary urban development is increasingly characterized by a reliance on diagrams, maps, and graphs to convey the rational, statistical point of view of the professional urban planner.

This volume suggests that just as modern medicine has recognized the power of the irrational psyche, urban planners need to realize that the experiential power of cities cannot be completely rationalized and must be studied subjectively. With a selection of urban and architectural projects from his thirty-year practice, Holl stretches urban planning into the domain of uncertainty, from prose into poetry. Urbanisms examines how perception and the senses are intertwined with the material, space, and light of urban form.

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