In reading past Architectural Records and furthering my thoughts in discussions over what is an architect…
Architects are building inhabitable objects. Look at Zaha Hadid Architects with their Wine Shop and Tasting Room in Rioja, Spain. It looks like a section of a wine decanter, and I want to live in it like a genie in a bottle.
Then there is Morphosis Architect’s Cooper Union Aluminum Rock jutting into the urban scape of New York City.
‘Kengo Kuma & Associates creates a luminous jewel box for Tiffany Ginza in Tokyo.’
Look at how the architect treated lighting the spaces. In two different situations the rooms are lit at where the ceiling meets the wall, as if we are getting light from the crease of jewel box lid that has been left slightly open.