Entries in Thom Mayne (5)
Great interview with Thom Mayne. Thanks to Geoffroy Gerard for pointing me to this video and a few others I'll be throwing up in the next week.
A few Morphosis creations
41 Cooper Square via ymag.it
Diamond Ranch High School via graphics8.nytimes.com
Diamond Ranch High School via you-are-here.com
San Francisco Federal Building via New York Times
Emerson College Building via ArchPaper.com
Via The New School
In this talk, Mayne discusses the design and construction of 42 Cooper Square a building which aims to reflect the Cooper Unions values and aspirations as a center for advanced and innovative education in art, architecture, and engineering.
I found this interview/documentary with Mayne talking about 41 Cooper Square. I've been to the building a few times and it commands a serious presence in the East Village. In writing a review of this building NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF writes the following,
"One of the most overlooked strengths of Mr. Mayne’s designs is his feel for material. He is not a finicky designer; you don’t look to his work for refined details. He tends instead to extract beauty from the crudest industrial materials: raw concrete, steel I-beams, metal screens. The connections between materials are always clearly expressed, never smoothed over, so that you can feel the memory of the workers’ hands. It is what makes his buildings — like the Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, Calif. — so approachable."