Thursday, July 06, 2006

DAM Expansion

Somehow the proportions of this rendering of the Denver Art Museum's expansion by architect Daniel Libeskind don't quite match up with the finished product. Good thing too, because the building in this drawing looks much too squat and chunky compared to the lean and graceful lines of the real thing. Click on the rendering above to take you to a live webcam at the construction site to see what I mean.

The rendering and webcam don't begin to show you the full context of the site or the visual drama of the wedge as it cantilevers out over 13th Street towards Gio Ponti's original Art Museum design. To read and see more, click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes i agree the chunk sticking out over the street is a lot cooler in the live feed.

that guy and his chunks....

hey howie, i just got the greatest idea ever for an art museum, and it's yours free of charge, since i'll be getting it back eventually anyway (inheritance): design a tall, wide, slender rectangular building that looks just like a picture and frame from a Leonardo di Vinci painting. Make the edges (the outside 'trim') fancy and flowery just like the frames used for paintings, and make it out of brushed bronze to look just like a picture frame, and then make the face of the building all windows. Then make each individual window a slightly reflective glass of varying color. The colors added together will make a giant Mona Lisa or perhaps that dotty picture with the people at a picnic thing. you know the one. the pointilist one with the parasols and fancy people, since your building will be pointilist itself. this is the greatest idea ever and i probably shouldn't be posting it. can you patent architectural ideas? you should be able to if it's your intellectual property and it's new. it's a simple idea that mimics those photography books where the small photos make a much bigger picture. but it's the best idea ever.

4:55 PM, July 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The painting he refers to is
"Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Un dimanche après-midi à l'Ile de la Grande Jatte)" by Georges Seurat.

7:32 AM, July 11, 2006  
Blogger Susan said...

So I'm wondering how I haven't noticed this construction project at all. I've worked on the 16th story of the old Denver Post Building for almost 2 months...

8:09 PM, July 17, 2006  
Blogger HRlaughed said...

It's just what they say
about all work and no play.

1:37 PM, July 21, 2006  

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