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The Juilliard School / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 November, 2009
The Juilliard School / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects
The Juilliard School / FXFowle + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects, © Iwan Baan
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From the architect. This seems to be a very good year for Diller Scofidio + Renfro: The opening of The Highline (a project in collaboration with Field Operations), the competition for the Audio and Image Museum in Brazil, the Creative Arts Center at Brown, the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York...

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

And now, thanks to architectural photographer Iwan Baan, we present you the recently completed Juilliard School, part of the major redevelopment plan for the Lincoln Center, project on which DS+R has been working with FXFOWLE.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The details on this project are stunning, specially the stairs.

More photos after the break. You can see our previous coverage of DS+R projects here.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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Shota Fan · December 05, 2011

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asadian · April 17, 2011

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starbase · March 02, 2011

If they spent their money on something "useful", they wouldn't be Juilliard. Everything we're looking at is music, stunning stunning music. Quit dancing about architecture.

Allan · March 02, 2011

FilipE, your kind of thinking may be right. Because first they could spend this money for charity or something useful. Also it may propagate some kind of materialistic world view (like everything has to shine and be beautiful from outside and the peoples appearance is over-rated in our world). Instead there are more important values, I think. Also minimalism and brutalism etc have some theory behind them.

But then again, many people think that art has transcendental value and it praises our life and world.

My opinion is that sometimes this artistic design is favorable.

Shaobi Li · September 03, 2010

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O. ARQUITECTOS SRS · March 19, 2010

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Architecture News · March 19, 2010

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Jean · February 25, 2010

It's so cool and funcional, a great and Very interesting stucture It’s cool, simple, and things more interesting, and therefore

jp · January 10, 2010

i really wish they broke off the handrail at the center to let people move from stair to seat midway through the transition

Basil Irving · December 17, 2009

Julliard School upgrade. http://www.archdaily.com/40448...

salton · December 16, 2009

Great project and very well executed!

Marco Bejarano · December 11, 2009

Reading: "The Julliard School / Diller Scofidio + Renfro Architects by Iwan Baan | ArchDaily"( http://twitthis.com/bs4xxj )

Sara Hamling · December 10, 2009

RT @dannytree: Beautiful architecture at Julliard: http://www.archdaily.com/40448... ...

christopher · December 06, 2009

the thing that irks me about those stairs is that no one remembers to integrate the rail at the bottom for the visually impaired. so it's always an add-on after the inspector comes around to get their C of O.

that is a big oops on the design IMO (and it's not just this project--happens all the time)

super sexy stair...if you can see it.

FilipE · November 27, 2009

We don't need to do real seatings to make people seat in a chair! Bed colours, bad design, with a table that has nothing to do with the rest. Too much for something that don't need it!

Greg · November 27, 2009

What's so complicated about a stair-seating hybrid? It's done all the time and if it generates unexpected social interactions within the space than it has done it's job.

Well done.

FilipE · November 24, 2009

"…simple but briliant !!!" Come on! That stair can be everything but simple! And more... "isn’t that the point of architecture? to complicate simple things" If architecture were this, there would be no point to exist!
Do you want to complicate things? Call Morphosis! hahaha! They know how to do it!

Samuel Ludwig · November 24, 2009

I think you guys mean "especially" the stairs. Either way, I'll have to check this project out once I'm back in New York. Iwan Baan has been kind of ho-hum lately.

akrok design · November 24, 2009

i love that stairscase! :-D

cad · November 24, 2009

Moar! floating stair pictures please

teo · November 24, 2009

How was that staircase build? I don't see any central beam?....

This is a beautiful interpretation - inspiring

Tex · March 31, 2010 11:29 PM

"How was that staircase build? I don’t see any central beam?….

This is a beautiful interpretation – inspiring"

That would be a good question for Zahner, the boys in Kansas City who made it.

dimas agung kurnia · November 24, 2009

i like it....simple but briliant !!!

BAD · November 23, 2009

I'm sure these people do not do it for themselves. It's actually a good thing that others even spend time to create interesting approaches out of very simple objects. These are not negative things, especially in a space that might seem generic. They might actually make a small difference in your day. Hats off!

GRosario · November 23, 2009

great project: simple and functional!

joe · November 23, 2009

i like the las pic staircase and seating. It looks like the extension of the landscape....nice project

Waela · November 23, 2009

Very interesting... It's cool how a simple twist can make ordinary things more interesting, and therefore I would guess more usable; there's no way I could pass by those stairs and not sit on them!

Brennan · November 23, 2009

I'd agree, if I were were a boring schlub. Try to have fun before you die...

Your pal,
Brennan

FilipE · November 23, 2009

It seems that sometimes they make too much to things that don't need that much at all. Sometimes you can do just a simple seat, instead of that strange form we see in the last picture. We don't need to complicate simple things to make them better looking.

lee · February 01, 2010 01:58 AM

urm, yeh but one structure becomes; stairs, railings, and two levels of seating it is not complicated just very good design...

lanois · November 24, 2009 07:12 AM

isnt it just a way of solving a condition of level changes with a bench and and a guardrail? whats complicated about that?

i dont know how it was built, but is precast complicated?

sebastijan · November 23, 2009 06:49 AM

isn't that the point of architecture? to complicate simple things... :-)

ballistamagazine · November 23, 2009

Those staircases are super sexy...looks as though DS+R spent a lot of time making places for students to mingle. The folded seating areas are quite nice as well, great project and very well documented.

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