Thursday, April 29, 2010

Folding Architecture

Architects have adapted particular elements or qualities of the fold, as an interpretation of Deleuze’s theories. This idea is evident in Koolhaas’ model of Bibliotheques Jussieu in Paris. The model contains a sloped interior that works by connecting all the levels of the building; ‘...each floor wraps a bit of its structure into the floor above and the floor below’ (Quinn 2003, p.217). The levels become indistinguishable and it is impossible to define the beginning and end of each level as all the levels fold seamlessly into one another.

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