geof bell

baarch, LEED GA

Centre Pompidou-Metz
drawing analysis
critic: Kutan Ayata

See for the project on which these drawings are based.

Drawing is the language of architecture. Drawing is how we communicate, visualize, analyze and even think. Through drawing it is possible to reinterpret and understand our own work and the work of others in a new way. These drawings reinterpret the design for the Centre Pompidou-Metz as effect, stripping away preconceived notions of structure, form and architecture itself. By re-visualizing the building's geometry as motion, transitioning from plan to elevation, and repositioning the eye within the surface, a new form begins to emerge; a hybrid drawing in which the form is understood from many vantage points simultaneously.

The effect is of the ghostly residue of these vantage points, and of movement along the roof structure compressed to a single instant. The new form that emerges is ever changing, reshaping itself as the viewer moves through the mass.

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