Lebbeus Woods, Architect
November 1, 2012 7:28 PM Subscribe
“I’m not interested in living in a fantasy world. All my work is still meant to evoke real architectural spaces. But what interests me is what the world would be like if we were free of conventional limits. Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules.”
, a brilliant, visionary architect, has passed away.
His work was rarely built, but the power of his ideas, presented with stunning draftsmanship
, was hugely influential.
Perhaps fittingly, Woods, a resident of Lower Manhattan, "[who] may be best known for his radical re-imaginings and re-constructions of cities in crisis,"
is reported to have died during Hurricane Sandy.
His passing is a great loss to anyone who appreciates pure, unfettered human imagination at play.
His excellent blog
went on hiatus earlier this year, hopefully it will stay up as an archive of his work and writing.
Remembering the Futuristic New York of Lebbeus Woods
More of his work:
Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings on Exhibit in NYC
Without Walls: An Interview with Lebbeus Woods
(and of course, the "12 Monkeys" concept art
Previously on Mefi
Previous Mefi post on Woods' work on Alien 3