Expressionistic form in the cosmopolitan works by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Aleksander Serafin


This article aims to analyse selected projects by the Coop Himmelb(l)au design group in the context of continuation of the expressionistic tradition. As the successor of the Austrian aesthetic culture, this world renowned design team is the creator of visual arrangements of different types of building enterprises in the spirit of a retreat from the classical architectural tradition. The artistic consequence seems to be characteristic of the design, although it balances between apparent deconstruction and fluid dynamic forms.

Słowa kluczowe: Coop Himmelb(l)au, expressionism, poststructuralism, open form, architectural composition