Daniel Libeskind is regarded as the most idiosyncratic of the deconstructionists. Deconstructivists believe that architecture should reflect the complexity and fragmentation of life. Libeskind emphasizes the stories of a particular place through the language of forms. This visual language of the deconstructivists is averse to all tradition and consists of an ‘explosion’ of lines, straight forms and sloping surfaces. Steel, glass and concrete are often used in deconstructivist architecture.
Though Libeskind claims he does not have an affinity with deconstructivism today, he was one of seven renowned architects who took part in the seminal MoMA show. The others were Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi and Wolf D Prix.
Libeskind is also known for his stainless steel sculptures such ass ,’Life Electric’ in Como or the ‘Garden of Earthly Worries’ in Paleis Het Loo.
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