daniel libeskind: beyond the wall   INTERNI hybrid architecture & design daniel libeskind: beyond the wall   INTERNI hybrid architecture & design
apr 12, 2013

daniel libeskind: beyond the wall INTERNI hybrid architecture & design

‘beyond the wall’ by daniel libeskind on display at the universita degli studi, milan, italyimage © designboom




‘architecture is a language which is able to narrate the story of the human soul.’– daniel libeskind


‘beyond the wall’ by architect daniel libeskind explores architecture as more than aesthetics and technique, and rather as a source for creativity and knowledge that ‘lives and breathes, characterized by an interior and an exterior, with a body and a soul, like the human being.’ the installationcurrently on display is based on the idea of a radiating spiral rendered as a complex series of stacked angular geometries with different central axesthat push and pull in opposing directions. dubbed a ‘mathematical mosaic’, the structure exhibits the characteristics of an endless fractal — the bacteriostatic quartz surface silestone is etched with a continuation of geometries that represents the contemporary tile, or ‘fractile’, tesselatedbut never quite identically repeated. the unique surface treatment is developed by the consentino group, who produces high-quality surfaces for architectural and design purposes. the pattern is essential to the overall massing, breaking down the scale and proportion of the twisting planes as they rise to the zenith of the construction.


the installation is currently on display at milan design week 2013, presented within the courtyard of the università degli studi di milano as part of the INTERNI hybrid architecture and design exhibition which runs from april 8th – 21st, 2013.




video © iguzzini



contrasted against the classical order of the university’s architectureimage © designboom



protruding geometries form a dynamic logic to the structureimage © designboom



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repeated fractal pattern in the silestone surfaceimage © designboom



initial renderimage © daniel libeskind



image © daniel libeskind



concept sketchimage © daniel libeskind

  • Prefer Bouroullec’s Quiet Motion for bmw i more this year, for that installation makes functional interactions with people.

    LYN says:
  • V&A?

    Mark says:
  • Please avoid the temptation to make this “useful.” It’s perfect as is. It doesn’t have to be architecture.

    Geoff Bush says:
  • Total rehash of the V&A. Very ugly then … still ugly now.

    Sandora says:
  • The beautifully detailed and proportioned Renaissance building in the background reinforces how incompetent Libeskind is as an architect, and how ridiculous his “wall” is. Like veverything else he does, this sculpture spoils the context and hurts the eyes.

    Arroyo says:
  • i expect in any moment to transform in a robot. did not fit the space that all.

    calin says:
  • Like every single thing Libeskind does, it’s totally pretentious. From the pathetic watercolor doodle to his striving but vapid text, it underscores what a total hack he is and always has been.

    R3X says:
  • This sculpture may stimulate Innovation. In my opinion, best place for this sculpture is in front of a technolgy company building.

    cetin says:
  • I think I speak for most architects when I say that I would never specify any material or product that was designed by Daniel Libeskind. It would be embarrassing to have his silly ideas contaminating my project.

    Thunderbird 1967 says:

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