Deszo Korniss - Szentendre Scene II 1935
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Cool down with a little summer noir. Our "Lady in the Dark" film series begins 7/11.
[I Love Trouble. 1948. USA. Directed by S. Sylvan Simon.]
Structural Engineer: Rainer Klein, Sachsenheim
Photograph by Prof. Valentin Wormbs, Stuttgart
Location: Ludwigsburg, Germany
An existing three-family house from the 50′s, situated in this time a typical featureless residential area, should be fundamentally renovated and modernised for the use by a married couple.
While the exterior form of the existing building wasn’t allowed to change, the interior was completely converted. New airspaces and galleries, which connect the different levels, create the favoured open living-structure. Existing windows were closed almost completely and replaced by new openings in roof and walls, with different sizes, forms and functions.
Both ceiling-high windows on the ground-floor can be wide opened, so that the living- and dining-area inside is getting a unity area with the front- and backyard. A large-sized skylight above the three-storied airspace, with a planted tree in it, provides an ideal natural lighting of the house.
At the outside the stainless steel covering, coherent on walls and roof, reflects the environment and wants the house to dematerialize, in order to adapt to the existing surrounding, without being subordinated to it.
I’m a street photographer based in Berlin. My work is inspired by the music of Max Richter, the movies of Wim Wenders and by the books and novels of Paul Auster.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, opening October 12, has been 7 years in the making. Learn the conservation backstory.
[Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). The Swimming Pool (La Piscine), late summer 1952. Maquette for ceramic (realized 1999 and 2005). Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, on painted paper. Overall 73 x 647” (185.4 x 1653.3 cm). Installed as nine panels in two parts on burlap-covered walls 136” (345.4 cm) high. Frieze installed at a height of 65” (165 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs Bernard F. Gimbel Fund, 1975 © 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.]