Vessels of light.

Stackings of metal ducts on the 4th floor of 200 water project.  

Standing there and looking at it...I loved the idea these pieces were made to transfer air.....Now ransfer light. 

Gil Even-Tsur. גיל אבן-צור 

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Architect's journey.

Every once in a while, I drift away from the routine of the office to explore architecture elsewhere. Recently, I traveled to Verona, northeast Italy, and the southern parts of the Austrian and Swiss Alps. The motivation: to visit works by Carlo Scarpa and Peter Zumthor. Although their work differs significantly, both architects demonstrate a strong allegiance to the contextual surroundings of their buildings, largely through textural and atmospheric presence. These notions very much inform and inspire the work we are doing in our offices in New York and Tel-Aviv.

 

These images, which are sketchy and disoriented at times, serve as a visual journal and a collection of moments to remember. 

By Gil Even-Tsur. גיל אבן-צור 

Gate.  castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Gate.  castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Courtyard. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Courtyard. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Plaster exhibition walls.  castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Plaster exhibition walls.  castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Copper drops on stone. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Copper drops on stone. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Floor detail. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Floor detail. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Art. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Art. castelvecchio museum, Verona. (Scarpa, restored 1973)

Inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)  

Inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

 

Looking at the inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Looking at the inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Water flow. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Water flow. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Golden tiles in raw concrete wall. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Golden tiles in raw concrete wall. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Floor detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Floor detail. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Inner courtyard. The Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia ( Scarpa 1969)

Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Grand staircase. Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Grand staircase. Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Mosaic floor. Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Mosaic floor. Olivetti showroom. Piazza san Marko. Venezia. ( Scarpa 1958)

Lobby. Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Lobby. Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Etched glass and steel Facade assembly. Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Etched glass and steel Facade assembly. Kunsthaus Bregenz. Austria. (Zumthor 1997) 

Werkraum Bregenzwald. Austria. (Zumthor 2012) 

Werkraum Bregenzwald. Austria. (Zumthor 2012) 

St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Door detail.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Door detail.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

 St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

 St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Interior.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Interior.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Interior.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

Interior.  St. Benedict Chapel. Sumvitg Switzerland. ( Zumthor 1989) 

An old military building. Switzerland.  

An old military building. Switzerland.  

 An old military building. Switzerland.  

 An old military building. Switzerland.  

Cafe at the Chur Art museum. Chur Switzerland. (Zumthor 1990) 

Cafe at the Chur Art museum. Chur Switzerland. (Zumthor 1990) 

Cafe at the Chur Art museum. Chur Switzerland. (Zumthor 1990) 

Cafe at the Chur Art museum. Chur Switzerland. (Zumthor 1990) 

Rainbow over an elementary school. Switzerland. ( architect: unknown)

Rainbow over an elementary school. Switzerland. ( architect: unknown)

We were invited to participate in a closed competition to re-think an historic riverside drive palazzo. An image of the reflective gallery space. Glass & Stone. 

Memories

Since my early childhood, I love staring over reflections of light through water, glass and translucent stones I've found on the beach by my home. 

Ive found this old green glassware earlier today at an old country store. Delhi NY. 

 

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West 69th - Site Visit

Very happy about the way the roof top glass and steel attelier is coming to shape. The feeling of lightness and openness.... still very much in the making....completion in August!

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Ithaca

On a visit to the wonderful Corning Museum of glass. uplifting light.

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