Message - Re: minimalism in buildings - can anyone give me some examples

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Posted by  Harry Pasternak on August 17, 2003 at 07:01:52:

In Reply to:  Re: minimalism in buildings - can anyone give me some examples posted by Per Corell on August 14, 2003 at 08:41:34:

Which Minimalism do you want? Minimalism in features or Minimalism in the quantity of the materials used. Tensile buildings are a good example of Minimalism in terms of the mass of the materials used to create the building. What could be more Minimalistic than using air to support a building! Check out the work of Walter Bird's work.

The AA in the USA has a competition each year. One year a group of students submitted a design for a campus for Antioch College built in Columbia Maryland. The students just submitted a floor plan! Half of the judging panel had to explain it to the other half of the judging panel. The students were given first prize. You see - the building was a transparent air supported membrane covering the campus - so all that could be seen is the floor plan - which of course was covered with grass.

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