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Square in Space / Ivan Filipivoc

Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc
Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc

Ivan Filipivoc has shared with us this preliminary project for a crafts center in Zagreb, Croatia. Deriving its inspiration from one of the oldest crafts – blacksmithing, the architecture bears a strong symbolism to this act of making. More on the project after the break.

The formal connection of the architecture is developed by the tool of the blacksmith: the anvil. The base of the building is this symbol and is also a programmatic support for the products of the work. The skyscraper, the hall, the hotel and the Academy School for Craft are all located within the building.

Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc
Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc

A material distinction runs through the architecture dividing the base from the objects built upon it. The base-anvil has a metal texture, while the objects above are polished metal and glass.

Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc
Courtesy of Ivan Filipivoc
Cite:Irina Vinnitskaya. "Square in Space / Ivan Filipivoc" 13 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/119130/square-in-space-ivan-filipivoc/>