Steven Holl: from the hinged space to the chromatic space
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By 1983, Steven Holl had begun experimenting with so-called ‘hinged space’ in a series of apartments in Manhattan based on a planar and linear vision of architecture. Therefore, a parallel could be drawn with De Stijl group and their neoplastic paintings. Projects like housing in Fukuoka and Storefront gallery are evolved examples of the same ideas. The creation of ‘chromatic space’—another term coined by Holl—is analyzed through D.E. Shaw and Sarphatistraat offices renovation, where the phenomena of spatial colour reflection are explored, thereby establishing new points in common with the chromatic architecture of the Dutch group.
CitationDíez-Blanco, M.T. Steven Holl: from the hinged space to the chromatic space. A: Congreso Internacional de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica. "Architectural draughtsmanship: from analog to digital narratives". 2016, p. 971-982. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-58856-8_76.