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Steven Holl   Creating HEART Museum

Architect Steven Holl shares his creative process, from initial sketches to concept, form, shape and the final architectual design of the HEART museum.

A rare insight into the creative mindset of one of America’s most renowned architects.

Steven Holl (b 1947) is an American architect and watercolorist, best known for his designs for the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the 2007 Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the 2009 Linked Hybrid mixed-use complex in Beijing, China.

Steven Holl is the founder of Steven Holl Architects and also a tenured faculty member at Columbia University where he has taught since 1981.

In July 2001 Time Magazine named Steven Holl as America's Best Architect, for 'buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.' Most recently, Steven Holl was awarded the 2014 Praemium Imperiale Award, the 2012 AIA Gold Medal and the 2010 Jencks Award of the RIBA. Other awards include the first ever Arts Award of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (2008), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (2003), the Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2002), the French Grande Medaille d'Or (2001), the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal (1998), the Arnold W. Brunner Prize in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the New York American Institute of Architects Medal of Honor (1997).


CREDITS

Steven Holl | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC April 2014
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
Artwork | Steven Holl Architects + HEART Museum

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