Posted by: trailerpilot | 01:27::2009

All the world’s a stage.

Not-dance gem:  Future Systems founding partner Jan Kaplicky passed away last week at the age of 71, but it looks as though his final project will see the light of day.  A concert hall planned for Ãeské Budejovice, Czech Republic, its two headlining features are a slippery, proportionally-low profile that recalls a ray and a large, deeply-set oval window that fills the rear of the stage.  It calls to mind some designs I saw of Hernán Díaz Alonso‘s at the Art Institute’s Xefirotarch exhibition last summer.  At the very least, a quick browse of the renderings is a must.

I don’t remember where I saw this proposal before but I’m happy to hear it’s moving ahead, especially what with all the terrible news about architecture these days.

In related not-dance-related news, Herzog & de Meuron‘s in-process concert hall for Hamburg, which in my opinion is one of the most exciting pieces of contemporary building in the world, just launched a terrifically sexy, multilingual progress site for the project, and it’s tons of clicky, Flashy fun.

(via The Architect’s Journal)

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