“Concepts differentiate architecture from mere building…A bicycle shed with a concept is architecture; a cathedral without one is just a building.“- Bernard Tschumi
Quite puzzling for a lot to consider the depth of this, but the proximity of BTuA (Bernard Tschumi Urbanistes Architectes) in practice reaches far.
Associated with ‘deconstructivism’, BTuA is renowned for theoretical work as well as design projects. Bernard Tschumi, the principal architect of BTuA, is an architect, writer, and educator. He disapproves of every definition of architecture that condenses it to a static form. Tschumi investigates new methods of composing design space—”documentation”— to interpret the associations between space, development, and activity. Here’s a walkthrough of some of his notable projects to give you a brief idea of his concepts.
Here are 15 iconic projects by Bernard Tschumi Urbanistes Architectes
1. Binhai Science Museum, China
Bernard Tschumi Architects planned the Exploratorium to identify with the rich modern history of the region, the site of high-volume assembling, and research. A series of enormous scope cones make significant rooms all through the historical center. A spiraling slope climbs to the top level, offers a surprising sight of the vertical city by re-evaluating an antiquated modern typology. The rooftop is open to guests and goes about as a promenade with striking perspectives over the encompassing city.
“The Exploratorium is planned as a structure for the past, the present, and the eventual fate of Tianjin,” says Bernard Tschumi.
2. Acropolis Museum, Greece
Situated on the historical backdrop of Makriyianni locale, the Museum stands under 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon. The highest floor, ‘Parthenon Gallery’ offers a 360-degree all-encompassing perspective on the Acropolis and present-day Athens! Planned with saving even lines and most extreme effortlessness, the Museum is deliberately non-stupendous. Concentrating the guest’s consideration on uncommon centerpieces, the circulation provided is three dimensional.
3. Parc de la Villette, Paris
Chosen as the best amongst OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, and other 470 entries in the international competition for the largest park in Paris, BTuA marked their first impression in the practical architectural field. The site was to be redeveloped as a park, which once was a meat market and slaughterhouse. Tschumi did not design with a traditional mindset for landscaping, preferably he envisioned it as a place with culture. The bright red color provides justice to the productivity of the site as the original.
4. Vacheron Constantin-2, Switzerland
The Vacheron Constantin Headquarters and Manufacturing Center, structured and worked by Bernard Tschumi Architects, required additional offices to fulfill the client’s expanding needs. The watchmaker’s company is one of its kind by the presence of excellent coated ventured slope, arched metal container, solar panels for energy conservation, and competence, safeguarding the structure’s famous and emblematic intimacy.
5. Railway Footbridge at Roche-sur-Yon, France
It has been said that there is no design without a rebel.
The footbridge isn’t just a static item but speaks a powerful vector. The designers have attempted to communicate this dynamic trademark through the framework and the finishing materials as well. Interweaved polycarbonate surfaces shield commuters from climate conditions, while lighting reflects the mood of the structure. Indeed, even the brilliant red-orange shading was chosen to highlight the urban essentialness of the scaffold as a person on foot vector.
6. Carnal Hall at Le Rosey, Switzerland
BTuA has beautifully built a perfect example of a contemporary center on the contrast of the traditional campus.
A low-lying, flat dome—a metal envelope that appears to rise out of the landscape, sparkling by day and reflecting surrounding grounds light around evening time would drug you with its naïveté. Serving as an art facility center for a prestigious swiss universal boarding school, Le Rosey includes a 900-seat concert hall, discovery theatre, a few gathering rooms, practice spaces, a library and learning spaces, an eatery, café, lounge area, and different courtesies.
7. Paris Zoological Park, France
Bernard Tschumi Architects utilized topography as a tool to hype the excitement of guests in collaboration with Veronique Descharrieres and landscape architect Atelier Jacqueline Osty.
Time alternating views enhance the attention of the viewer towards the beauty of the zoo with a progression through time. Finally, the psyche of the viewer plays a role in adding up to the aura of the master planning!
8. Alesia Museum and Archaeological Park, Alise-Sainte-Reine
To be both tangible and intangible is the catch-22 and challenge of this design. The museum is made of stones, relative in appearance to the town structures, with contemporary reform, spreading moderately into the landscape, that it shows up as an augmentation of the scene.
9. Grottammare Cultural Center, Italy
ANIMA (Arts, Nature, Ideas, Music, Action) is BTuA’s inaugural scheme in Italy comprising spaces for the same.
The 30-meter “flawless square” will offer the locale an open neighborhood for gathering and developing the masterful and imaginative culture. The essence of the space after entering is dictated by rotating an enormous rectangular volume at the focus. It offers four huge patios to each fundamental room to open up.
10. BLUE Residential Tower, New york
The structure’s base involves a zone for private use and cantilevers over the current structure of business use. The calculated dividers facing the road and back yard, cleverly arranges the developing rules, going too far between the business and private zoning areas. The structure comprises 32 apartments, from one-and two-room units close to the base to full-floor units with huge patios higher up, delegated by a duplex penthouse.
11. Biology-Pharmacy-Chemistry ‘Metro’ , Paris
BTuA has been offered one of the biggest college commissions in France, with the structure for cutting edge laws and research center at the Université Paris-Sud.
The design consists of a chain of six discrete yet interlinked structures framing “an inside road, a shared and social space for the entire complex,” along these lines interfacing the three orders of biology, chemistry, and pharmacy.
12. Ceramic Tiles of Italy Pavilion, Orlando
Out and out, with its brilliant red and orange tones, the structure went about as a unique milestone at the focal point of the public expo.
Tiles were utilized to make both a hard flat surface—the floor plane on which one gallivants—and flexible vertical surfaces that drape like blinds from the translucent chambers. The hanging tiles were held together by similar cross-sections used to help with concrete and grout, however here, just the work and the tiles remained, permitting light to go through the interstices between tiles.
13. Atmosphere Park, Santiago
Tschumi’s project serves an arrangement to manufacture passages and wind towers along a remarkable edge in the city that isolates the city monetarily and socially. It comprises 6 passages for academic and cultural purposes also the proposition utilizes the mountain to make barometrical convection.
14. Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo
The historical center must not be just another building; it should give a framework to the art, setting it into relations both with the traditional backdrop of art and with the dynamics of the city. The exhibition hall is vertical, development inside it is obvious from the outside through a display incline and glass envelope, and its point is to induce performance and the city to collaborate. The design of the exhibition hall comprises of three components: enormous, open floor plates inside a free-streaming envelope; a direct vertical center containing all fire steps, lifts, plumbing, and mechanical frameworks; and a city road noticeable all around, made out of curvilinear slopes with city sees, connecting the display floors through development.
15. Advertisements for Architecture-
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Several early theoretical texts were illustrated with Advertisements for Architecture, a series of postcard-sized juxtapositions of words and images. Each was a manifesto of sorts, confronting the dissociation between the immediacy of spatial experience and the analytical definition of theoretical concepts. The function of the Advertisements —reproduced again and again, as opposed to the single architectural piece—was to trigger the desire for something beyond the page itself. When removed from their customary endorsement of commodity values, advertisements are the ultimate magazine form, even if used ironically. Because there are advertisements for architectural “products,” the logic of the Advertisements for Architecture asks, Why not advertisements for the production (and reproduction) of architecture.