Neubaugasse 10/4
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Brancusi Museum
Paris - first prize
Within Constantin Brancusis body of work is one specific characteristic that emerges on a regular basis: the application of constrictions as specific leitmotiv. These constrictions can be read in various ways, reaching from the definition of rhythmically repeating volumes, as in the Endless Column, or as description of curvilinear bodies, as in La Negresse Blonde and the notoriously famous Bird in Space series. This curvilinear bodies, voluptuous components and undulating elements, are seamlessly and continuously formed into beautiful waistlines, radiating in erotic tension. The design of the new Atelier Brancusi picks up the characteristics of constrictions and explores the opportunities, in terms of architectural space, provided by this technique of spatial formation.