Wednesday, 8 July 2009

3XN Are They Mad

3XN the Danish firm who junked us with a giant skateboard ramp in the world heritage site have now designed a giant elastic band for Humlebaek.
This is what they did to Liverpool, they messed around with a shape and then decided to put a museum inside it.
The only consolation to those who live there is its bio-degradable.
I will have to look at this rubbish for all my life.
Liverpool's New Museum, if a ever a case for buildings that are already thought of as compost that should be made to degrade in ten years its this giant squashed ciggy packet. To think they destroyed the Manchester Dock that pre-dated the Albert by 60 years to build this museum. There is strange idea that scrawls on a scrap of paper or origami is architecture and the new Bilbao will come from someone that apears to have a disability and is not able to draw properly. It just does not happen that way. You end up with a giant egg box being funded by three ugly blocks of flats if you are not careful.

From BD magazine
3XN designs eco-friendly pavilion for Denmark’s Louisiana museum
8 July, 2009
By Anna Winston
Danish practice 3XN has designed an eco friendly pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark.
The pavilion, built in the shape of a Möbius band, is part of the Green Architecture for the Future exhibition, and was inspired by the biological cycle of life.
It is built out of biodegradable bio-composite materials. The structure’s shell is formed of flax fibres set in a natural resin, while cork sheets replace the polystyrene foam that would usually make up the inner core.
It has a coating of nanoparticles which keep the surface of the pavilion clean, built-in sensors generate energy from the footstep of visitors, and flexible solar panels power LED light fittings, making the structure 100% self sufficient.
The project was built in four months and involved 20 different companies.
Kim Herforth Nielsen, principal of 3XN, said: “The pavilion has given us the opportunity to showcase the possibilities which exist in building with sustainable and intelligent materials.
“Our objective has been to show that green architecture can be dynamic and active. Instead of focusing on consuming the least amount of energy, we need to focus on producing and using energy and materials in a more intelligent way than is the case today.”
The pavilion will be open to the public as part of the museum’s exhibition until October.

1 comment:

  1. It's either a pubic hair from the Jolly Green Giant or Mrs Green Giants I.U.D.