Toyo Ito: The New “Real” in Architecture

octubre 28, 2006

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Taichung Metropolitan Opera House by Toyo Ito

What’s Ito’s New “Emerging Grid” Concept All About?

The information age is bringing diverse changes to our society and cities at unprecedented speeds. Seeking to transcend the uniform grid aesthetics of Modernist architecture that pared diversity down to rational abstract order, Ito proclaims the “emerging grid” concept that embraces richer complexities and transforms standardized rigidity into fluid organic space, a more natural twenty-first century grid scheme that signals endless new possibilities interrelating architecture and people.
Ito’s latest Project for Taichung Metropolitan Opera House embodies this “emerging grid” via undulating three-dimensional wall-floor continuums that form wave-cave spaces, body cavities suffused with living energy that invite an ever more complex range of human activities. In this space, a nearly 4m large-scale model and computer graphics display this new principle to full effect.

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Fuente: Forgemind (Taiwan)

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