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Anyone know of any good examples of underground spaces (be it subway stations, fall-out shelters or depositories for depleted uranium) that actually relate to the place they're located beneath in other ways than just through the exit sign?
Created with the use of materials, common denominators, sight-lines etc etc. Something more than just your everyday skylight.
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norman foster's jubilee line (kinda)
Check out this link from the Japanese Naoshima Art Project.
The island is home to a beautiful art gallery and hotel, both designed by Tadao Ando (both are actually set into the ground). But also on the island are one-off arthouse projects like the one in this link. Existing buildings have been renovated for the purpose of an artist experience. James Turrel and Tadao Ando did one such project together but the relevant one for you is a shrine with a glass staircase that leads into an underground chamber below. You can enter the chamber through a narrow passage from around the hillside and when you finally get beneath the shrine, the light is passed underground through the glass steps.
Is this what you mean or helpful at all? I personally thought it a great example of underground space deeply connected to location. On more spiritual levels than just the obvious staircase.http://www.naoshima-is.co.jp/english/art/goou.html
I think a key example will be much of Japan. Half of the cities are underground.
What makes you say that, Hasslehoff? true, there is a complex network of underground trains and roads are layered one over / under the other, many new buildings have high-tech underground car-parking, but I am struggling to think of many other types of spaces that are below the surface. What are you thinking?
I got lost in osaka train station once- i ended up walking round in an underground shopping mall for 3 hours because i couldnt find my way out...
Although a very certain thing- i think the moscow/st petersburg metro has to be one of the best. Also worth looking up is the metro system for Rouen in france. Quite interactive when a train comes in - the stations start to glow..
Auckland's Britomart Station (conical skylights into public square above)
Turrell's Roden Crater
check out the stockholm metro - elaborate frescos /murals on what looks to be stucco or sprayed concrete.
Does Zumthor's Vals go underground? i would think it does but am not sure.
Also In beirut, B018 , a bunker that got kited out as a club, & splashed around in design reviews for a while : from a site:
The climax of the whole evening comes when the sun starts to rise. As the sun rises, the roof of the bunker opens, letting in the golden rays of sunshine and illuminating the whole crowd of dancers. The experience is quite surreal and has to be experienced to believed. If you are planning on a night at BO18, donâ€™t plan anything early the next day. You wonâ€™t make it.
This underground space relates to its location though the images represented upon the tiles. Shame the reference is is fictional.
A space in Paris by Pei that has a complex undergound relationship to its imediate surroundings.
Disneyworld as well as most major theme parks, is half above ground and half below. I'm not sure how much the service areas below ground coordinates with the tourist areas above ground though.....
back to my first post, I saw these tiles for the first time when I was 7, I thought they were the coolest thing.
I like the eduardo paulozzi ones at tottenham court road- all over the station- and i have a feel they will all be ripped off soon as they finish renovatin the station..to be replaced by some horrible cladding!
I am also a fan of Eduardo's mosaics on the tube
Apart from looking good (in many cases atleast)... does mosaic patterns work to prevent walls from being tagged etc, or is it just a coincidence that the only subterranean environment that is tag/grafitti free here is the station with mosaic "art" on the walls?
In Houston the Turrel Connection between a Moneo and a Mies.
Vals is a tricky one....sorta underground/in the ground, but the ground plane is the hillside, which is tilted...that being said, you enter it via a tunnel-like passage from the hotel.???
any metro in Hong kong, specifically the mall above metro by Arquitectonica...interesting, not good per se, but interesting.
Rem's proposal for the port of Genoa would have been an underwater-grade plaza and an underwater/ground tunnel to a tower...I can't find an image, only of the BenvanBerkel winning entry---which pretty much sucks...
BAD BAD BAD!!!
some body reduce the size and post please--PIC
How about the underground shopping malls in downtown Vancouver and Montreal?
Eduardo Paolozzi's mosaics on london underground
- I just read students have sex there.
- This book is ok.
I also like ancient vaulted crypts. They have a certain atmosphere that comes with the architecture - maybe it's the history?
like this 12th-century crypt at Canterbury
P.S. I'm not a goth
You are far too modest Mr. Goth - what about you's own house?
you don't do me's own house justice
come around for a smoke sometime
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MONTREAL!!! fairly new.... beautifully connected underground spaces. wonderful use of materials and color. a must see if you are in the area.
Some cool photos.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art & Crescent Wing
University of East Anglia, Norwich, Engalnd 1977/1991
Book: Norman Foster A Global Architecture pgs. 58-67
Interesting.. Montreal has come up a few times now without anyone mentioning something specific (apart from the underground shopping malls). Anything in particular one should check out from there... on the topic of subterranean spaces connected to their surroundings?
Toronto's underground malls stretch a good distance.
Subways, commercial towers, malls, etc. connected.
*bump*The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out!
photo by Michael Cook
that must be one of the most useful *bumps* of late.
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