Mood, indigo

14 Nov
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Edifici Fòrum

Do you feel blue at the start of the week? Well, in that case, I have a building to show you, that will match your mood, indigo. Happy Monday!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Chunky

Built in 2004 and designed by Herzog & de Meuron, this indigo monster of a building (I say this lovingly) is quite something! Like a huge wedge of blue cheese it seems to hover above the ground, for a lot of the space underneath is openly accessible.

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Reflections

Painted all over in a deep indigo, its skin is rough and very textured, and every now and then, panels of mirrored glass (the windows) have been added to reflect its surroundings.

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Modern Flintstone style

It reminds me of the buildings in the Flintstones, although this one (or I should say, these ones, for apart from the main blue building, there are two smaller ones alongside it) are sharper and more angular in style.

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More reflections

The lower portion of the building, is finished either in a greenish glass or with shiny, perforated metal panes, which are in stark contrast to the indigo cottage cheese texture of the building, and also serve to reflect its surroundings.

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Mirror wall

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Camouflage?

The metal panes (I love them!) have also been added to the ‘ceiling’ of this open space, or if you will, to the bottom side of the Edifici Fòrum, which these days houses a museum.

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Indentation

Personally, the part I like best of the Edifici Fòrum, is the underbelly of the building. The perforated metal panels  create a play of shadows and light, as well as colour and texture.

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Underneath

By exploring the underbelly of the building, one also discovers  several light shafts, most of which are finished in the same indigo cottage cheese skin as the façade of the Edifici Fòrum, but some, like the one below, are cladded with the same panels that were used for the underbelly and many of the walls on the lower level.

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Light shaft

Spectacular! I’d love this on one of the walls in the Cute Suite – it would be so funky! Hmmm, what do you think? lounge, or bathroom? Click on this link, check out the photos (or come visit) and help me decide…

Have a great week!

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