Life in Wanderlust


Park Groot Vijversburg by Ishigami and MAKS
February 21, 2012, 12:11 am
Filed under: Architecture, Art + Design

architectural drawing

Junya Ishigami + Associates and MAKS via Dezeen

This proposal for a visitor center in Park Groot Vijversburg in Tytsjerk, The Netherlands offers a delicate, yet bold approach to the space. Designed by Ishigami + Associates and MAKS, the curved lines emphasize the landscape and encourage paths for movement.

These renderings are a gorgeous display of Ishigami’s aesthetic and interests; his work has a certain delicacy and simplicity that can often be found in Japanese design. I think these drawings represent the idea better than photorealistic renderings, which can sometimes be too detailed and literal. By creating a pseudo-photograph, a designer leaves no space for a viewer to interpret an idea, atmosphere, or place. Just a thought to ponder.

Anyways, Ishigami may be most famous for the KAIT building, featuring hundreds of steel columns supporting a flat, planar ceiling. This field of columns has a special place in my heart, as I spent hours hand-drafting the columns and gluing millimeter thin pieces of museumboard onto foamcore. A very delicate procedure indeed.

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