Monday, March 9, 2009

Taipei Performing Arts Center Proposal by NL Architects

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.
via designboom

9 comments:

goldfixe said...

FYI..i love the site but "Proposal" is spelled wrong in the title. Just thought I ought to let you know. Keep the awesome designs coming!!

Anonymous said...

I am getting a MC Escher vibe from this building. It looks endlessly fascinating.

erinislame said...

This looks particularly incredible. Definitely a building I would love to explore.

London Still said...

how howard roark! Wow, incredibly visionary.

purpleviolet said...

very unic

ruzzlan2312 said...

Possibilities of wide span creating space requires precise structural calculation !

wolfy said...

I am sure, that I wouldn't wish to live in this building. Not my stile. But the building is interesting. Aldo it seems to be so.. cold, lonely and.. and yeah, cold.

Anonymous said...

The Feng Shui is shocking. No wonder China dislikes Taiwan so much.

Vale said...

wow, i love this architecture. it wash over my eyes!! :)