Daily Archives: 23 March 2011

New York by Gehry

…high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day:

Speaking about stainless steel and its contemporary use in architecture, I’ve found an interesting quote about it*:

“The clean materiality befitting a new age of electricity, steel and glass became identified with modern forms of embodiment: a clean, minimalistic yet very powerful one.” Steel and glass are today’s maybe the most privileged materials in architecture expressing a

“miraculous materiality, a secularized version of the Christian theology of glorified bodies according to which the chains that bind matter and human bodies to the corrosive effects of time are shed through the activation of a higher potentiality”


* From: Jeffrey T. Schnapp – The Fabric of Modern Times.