Daniel Libeskind Goes Prefab
But what inspired him?
Daniel Libeskind, designer of the Jewish Museum Berlin and the master plan for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site, has undertaken a more modest project: a prefabricated home, the Times reported early this week. Libeskind’s designs have often been informed by plays on Hebrew words and their numerical values. (The “source and the form” of his Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is the word chai; the “guiding light” of his Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen is the concept of mitzvah.) Below, an imagined stroll through the newly-designed four-bedroom abode with the brilliant (if sometimes over-serious) architect.
“It’s not just designing a shell or something, or a shape that is iconic, but really creating an environment at every level,” he (actually) told the Times.