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Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov

Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov
Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov, © Denis Esakov
© Denis Esakov

We look for materials which are as intelligent, versatile and complex as natural phenomena, in other words materials which don't just appeal to the eyes of the astounded art critic, but are also really efficient and appeal to all our senses.
Jacques Herzog

Like several other works of architecture by Herzog & de Meuron the Forum Building, known since the 2012 relocation of Barcelona's Museu de les Ciències Naturals as the Museu Blau, is remarkable for its sensitive use of materials. A triangular mass of gray-blue concrete punctured and split in places to reveal the contrasting use of reflective planes, the building is a hard one to ignore, especially for an architectural photographer.

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© Denis Esakov

In its striking play of surfaces, textures, and patterns, the Forum Building alternates between darkness and light, solid and liquid, rough and smooth. It floats and hovers, but also asserts itself. Located at the end of Barcelona's Avinguda Diagonal just a short distance from the Mediterranean, it occupies a strange place between land, water, and sky, which Moscow-based architectural photographer Denis Esakov sets out to explore in this photo series.

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Cite: Zoya Gul Hasan. "Herzog & de Meuron’s Museu Blau in Barcelona Through the Lens of Denis Esakov" 15 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/879651/herzog-and-de-meurons-forum-building-nil-a-photographers-perspective/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Denis Esakov

赫尔佐格与德梅隆的‘巴塞罗那自然科学博物馆’,细究灰蓝色混凝土的切割美学

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