Edward Yedid on City Of Leon Auditorium —
At first glance, this building reminds me of a Yaacov Agam painting, a master of optical illusion and kinetic art. The stark white exterior is composed of a stack of windows, playfully varied in size — a dynamic rhythm reflective of the music being played inside. The visual component, both striking and inviting, pulls you through the structure and back out again — much like sound emits from an instrument when masterfully played.
This project is a great example of breaking down an idea and rebuilding it through architecture — a process we practice as we develop all our projects at GRADE.
March 29, 2013