Monday, March 9, 2009
This design was proposed by NL Architects in a design competition for the Taipei Performing Arts Center to host a variety of large-scale performances.
There is something really amazing about the aesthetics of this project that I love yet can't quite put my finger to it. Perhaps it is the fact that I like large void spaces. I just love how the structure is actually a simple white cube with its inner volume subtracted, like a mouse eating in a cube of cheese with square teeth.
In the end, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) won the competition as other pragmatic concerns, such as the poor acoustics in such a huge structure, took over.I would love to be inside this space. Looking up, peering down to the performances held within.