Around the World, from 2012-2017
The most direct link from one point to the next is by a line, if you’re considering a detour then usually using curves. If you succeed in connecting these curves and lines perfectly, you can definitely see it as a creative process that leads to a greater achievement and ultimately to a work of art.
Architecture, which is fundamentally influenced by technical aspects such as statics, materials and usability, can be elevated to uniqueness through this kind of creative process. Combined with the architect’s philosophical zeitgeist, the result is a building that not least expresses a world view and communicates an understanding of people and their social life together over many decades.
But an explanation is not necessarily required. As a person who exclusively trusts in their intuition, I see the perception of a building solely and uniquely as a gut feeling. As the English architect David Chipperfield very poignantly described in an interview with “Die Zeit”, “I don’t believe in having to explain why a building is interesting. You either feel it or you don’t. Just like nature, it is unambiguous and clear.”
Conclusion: In the end it’s the pure fascination of how something magnificent, something that is emotionally moving but can at the same time tell a story about people and when it was built, results from a building, a usable object, through a creative process of lines and curves.
Alexander von Wiedenbeck, Paris 2014