Style Spy: Interview with New York Architect Steven Holl

by Rakks | January 4th, 2012

Turbulence House
Turbulence House, Photo Property of Steven Holl Architects

A great way to kick off this new year is with style and this great article about architect Steven Holl from Architectural Digest. Steven Holl was born on December 9, 1947, in Bremerton, Washington. He is an American architect and watercolorist, perhaps best known for the 1998 Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland, the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the celebrated 2007 Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the praised 2009 Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing,
China. Enjoy!

From Architectural Digest
“Steven Holl is known the world over for his always-original approach to architecture. In China, his firm’s mixed-use megaprojects are changing the landscape; in the U.S. and Europe, his educational buildings have shaken up college campuses while his museums have become groundbreaking vessels for art. He brings the same spirit of innovation to the houses he designs. Holl’s 900-square-foot Turbulence House, for artist Richard Tuttle, was constructed atop a desert mesa and is made of 32 prefabricated aluminum panels and local materials; other dwellings feature tilt-up concrete slabs or façades sheathed in cartridge brass. For a Long Island, New York residence, Holl drew inspiration from a Jackson Pollock painting. In the architect’s words, ‘The site and the circumstance set up a reality that becomes unique.’”

To read the complete article, visit Architectural Digest.

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