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AD Special: Herzog & de Meuron by Duccio Malagamba

VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba

In my opinion, Herzog & de Meuron has been one of the few practices pushing new forms on architecture. They always start with something vernacular, extracting its inner essence and materializing it into something new that you will immediately understand by looking at the building (or the renders). A dialog between art and the current state of our society, embodied on industrial facilities, residential projects, mixed use complexes. We now bring you a special on Herzog & de Meuron, with photos by  Barcelona-based photographer Duccio Malagamba (previously featured on our AD Photographers section). Eleven works by the Swiss practice after the break:

VitraHaus A showroom for Vitra house furniture, using the image that we will associate to a house. The stacked volumes articulate a series of visual relations while containing a clear path for the visitors. More info on our previous feature on the Vitra Haus.

Forum Building The architectural landmark of the 2004 Universal Forum of the Cultures in Barcelona.

VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba
VitraHaus © Duccio Malagamba

IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University

Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba
Forum Building © Duccio Malagamba

Walker Art Center

IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba
IKMZ Library of the Brandeburg University © Duccio Malagamba

Allianz Arena The inflatable skin of the stadium that we all saw during the 2006 World Cup.

Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba
Walker Art Center © Duccio Malagamba

Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor

Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba
Allianz Arena © Duccio Malagamba

De Young Museum Impressive copper cladded building at the Golden Park in San Francisco, CA. A long volume perforated with light striations which define the different galleries. A twisted volume stands tall, offering new views of the park from the lookout at the top.

Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba
Office and Commercial Building Elsässertor © Duccio Malagamba

Caixa Forum

De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba
De Young Museum © Duccio Malagamba

St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom

Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba
Caixa Forum © Duccio Malagamba

Plaza España

St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba
St. Jakob Tower and Mercedes Benz Showroom © Duccio Malagamba

TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts

Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba
Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba
Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba
Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba
Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba
Plaza España © Duccio Malagamba

TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
TEA Tenerife Space for the Arts © Duccio Malagamba
Cite:David Basulto. "AD Special: Herzog & de Meuron by Duccio Malagamba" 21 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/56905/ad-special-herzog-de-meuron-by-duccio-malagamba/>