Steven Holl and the Musuem of Ocean and Surf

Steven Holl and the Musuem of Ocean and Surf

Steven Holl and the Musuem of Ocean and Surf

Steven Holl and the Musuem of Ocean and Surf

Steven Holl and the Musuem of Ocean and Surf

This is the Museum of Ocean and Surf in Biarritz, France. Designed by Steven Holl, the building is almost shaped like a giant half-pipe with two glassy boxes protruding in the middle. Instead, Holl describes an “incredible cup form; one side moves you toward the ocean horizon, and the other side cups the space up into the distance.” But maybe we could read the form as the trough of a wave– either way there’s a fluidity (or maybe plasticity) to the ‘incredible cup form” that Holl describes. But surfing isn’t the focus of the museum, just a lure; the focus is to raise awareness about the science and health of the oceans.

Alex.

Alex Dent

October 13, 2011 / By

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