Friday, September 25, 2009

Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is another example of new age architecture that also harps on the past in a modern way. Eisenman utilizes cubism to achieve his memorial in way that no other architect has before. I consider his design as a metaphor to all the pain and suffering that the Jews suffered during WWII. I think he chose the metaphorical design rather than a literal design because no one could ever translate the horror that took place literally. Overall His design is brilliant piece of new age architecture.

Eisenman's House II is one of ten modern houses that he designed. This particular design is my favorite of the ten because of solid void space relationship. He also has windows that extend outwards into space to feel as though you are hovering above the ground. In all House II is a prime example of new age architecture because of the subtle playing with solid and void space.

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