Daily Dose Pick: Bernard Tschumi

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Bernard Tschumi Architects design buildings, bridges, and plazas that blur the boundaries between art, society, symbol, and function.

They are responsible for some of the most staggeringly original and unforgettable — and sometimes controversial — edifices and public projects, both built and imagined, in the modern world. From the 1983 high-profile urban sculptural experiment of Paris’ Parc de la Villette, to the more recent Blue residential tower watching over New York’s Lower East Side, Tschumi’s progressive vision of fractured, expressive architecture embraces new materials, vibrant color, and the element of surprise.

See more of Tschumi’s projects at his website; peruse his extensive library of publications; and watch the full video of his 2009 CCA lecture.

BLUE Residential Tower. New York, 2004-2007

Bridge. La Roche-sur-Yon, 2008-2010

Parc de la Villette. Paris, 1982-1998

Parc de la Villette. Paris, 1982-1998

Parc de la Villette. Paris, 1982-1998

Parc de la Villette. Paris, 1982-1998

Charlie Rose architecture panel

The Follies of the Parc de la Villette

Acropolis Museum. Athens, 2001-2009

Alésia Museum and Archaeological Park. Alésia, 2003-2012

Elliptic City IFCA. Santo Domingo, 2005

Bridge. La Roche-sur-Yon, 2008-2010

Cultural Center. Bordeaux Cenon, 2006-2010

Atmosphere Park. Santiago, 2010