Street Art and Buildings: Herzog & de Meuron make Graffiti

Herzog de Meuron 40 Bond, Photos by Iwan Baan

Herzog de Meuron 40 Bond, Photos by Iwan Baan

Herzog de Meuron 40 Bond, Photos by Iwan Baan

Herzog de Meuron 40 Bond, Photos by Iwan Baan

Photos by Iwan Baan

In an architectural nod to the neighborhood, Herzog & de Meuron created this aluminum, graffiti-inspired gate for the entrance to 40 Bond, a residential building in Manhattan. All this twisting metal is not really graffiti or street art but rather this is art for the street inspired by graffiti, oozing with as much street cred as any architect can garner. But this graffiti gate keeps people out, like would-be taggers, and away from the surface of the building, which at street level is also covered with wiggly lines. The graffiti pattern continues to inside surfaces of the lobby, where wood becomes carved and mirrors become etched with the ├╝ber graffiti lifted from the streets outside.

Alex

Alex Dent

July 26, 2011 / By

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