Daniel Libeskind’s “Micromegas” (1979)

Although I can’t say I am fond of Libeskind’s architectural and theoretical production, (BTW here’s an insight of his “methodologies” from within the office), these 1979 drawings from the series Micromegas are simply dazzling!

From a post on the architectural forum “Pushpull Bar”:

Early in his career Libeskind produced two suites of drawings which reflected his thinking about the nature of architectural space: Micromegas and Chamberworks. Developed from his interest in geometry, Micromegas could be considered an alternative blueprint, whilst Chamberworks seems to explore the interaction between architecture and music, deeply rooted in his background and arguably one of his greatest influences. Both are clearly the basis on which Libeskind’s theatrical, geometrically complex architecture was developed and it is remarkable how his vision, borne in these drawings, have been realised in his projects.

Via: Urbain trop Urbain and Ethel Baraona.


  1. Giancarlo Trapani says

    When you look at how bad Libeskind’s built architecture is, you have to ask how much of a “thinker” he really is. I am of the opinion that he is a phony who hides behind self-important pronouncements and obscurantist prose. Looked at in that light, the Micromegas and Chamberworks drawings can only be seen as the pretentious musings of a psudo-intellectual of very limited value.

  2. says

    As I wrote in the post, I also don’t like his architectural and “theoretical” production, therefore I pretty much agree with your opinion. Despite that, these drawings, taken solely for their “graphic” side, are impressing. (also because they have been made more than 30 years before the today’s trend for no-digitalized architectural representation – see last Domus). Thank you for commenting and following socks.

  3. Bob says

    Who, then is Giancarlo Trapani?
    I’ve never heard of him.
    Are his musings any better? “Can only be seen ” ? How vain and pretentious of you.
    Can only be seen as pretentious by you, perhaps. Others with better insight seem to see more.
    My B.S. detector goes off when I hear someone summing up someone else’s work in one sentence. It is spelled “pseudo”.

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