November 14, 2011
Architect Adolf Loos believed that truly modern architecture should have furniture integrated with its walls. In several of his buildings, bare benches, cushioned seating areas and sets of drawers emerge seamlessly from the interior architecture. In blurring the line between walls and furniture, Loos opened up his buildings for free interpretation, allowing walls and objects to take on double meanings and function in manifold ways.
With this in mind, it seems as if the architects at Interval Architects had intended to make a truly modern public space. The result: Rollercoaster, a continuously folding and unfolding structure that is both a monumental sculpture and a functional gathering space set in the central square of one of Beijing’s best vocational schools. Click through for more.