Continuing the Muscatine story from my previous post, this is the statue on the Mississippi River in Muscatine, Iowa that represents the clam fishermen that supplied the button industry in this small Iowa town
Designed by well known Architect Stephen Holl, the new School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa is a hybrid instrument of open edges and open center; instead of an object, the building is a “formless” instrument. Implied rather than actual volumes are outlined in the disposition of spaces. Flat or curved planes are slotted together or assembled with hinged sections. Flexible spaces open out from studios in warm weather. The main horizontal passages are meeting places with interior glass walls that reveal work-in-progress. from wikipedia.
The laboratory building, designed by Frank Gehry, is a collection of sculptural forms that is expressive of movement and energy similar to the aims of streamline design, but with a very different vocabulary. Each functional element of the project is clad in a different material from steel to copper to stone.
University of Iowa. This is another shot of the building I posted last week.