World-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind appeared as Dwell on Design NY’s keynote speaker to trace his design history, from early building influences to his own drawings that have informed his architectural language. Read Full Article
Crystals at CityCenter (Las Vegas)
This sprawling structure brings 500,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space to the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Clad in a stainless steel and glass curtain wall, the center is the largest retail space to receive LEED Gold Core & Shell certification.
Courtesy of: Scott Frances
Scibe desk by Daniel Libeskind for FIAM Italia (2014)
Released at Salone del Mobile 2014, this glass desk that Libeskind designed for FIAM Italia mimics his angular buildings.
Jewish Museum Berlin
Completed in 2001, Libeskind's thoughtful extension to the Jewish Museum Berlin features an expansive underground "void," meant to symbolize loss, that surfaces aboveground in an angular zinc structure.
Courtesy of: Guenter Schneider
Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco)
Designed to comeplement an existing, 19th-century structure, Libeskind's modern, steel addition to the Contemporary Jewish Museum features a gem-like gallery space with 36 window cut-outs.
Courtesy of: Mark Darley
Military History Museum (Dresden, Germany)
To create a space dedicated to Germany's military history, Libeskind designed a five-story, 14,500-ton wedge of concrete and steel that contrasts with a 19th-century armory building. At its highest point, the towering form creates a viewing platform that overlooks Dresden.
Courtesy of: Bitter Bredt
Ground Zero Master Plan (New York City)
Studio Daniel Libeskind designed the master plan for Ground Zero, a complete redevelopment that features three new towers, a transporation hub, and a museum. Libeskind has been working with firms including Snøhetta, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Santiago Calatrava, to reimagine the Lower Manhattan site.
Courtesy of: Daniel Libeskind
Web bookcase by Daniel Libeskind for Poliform (2014)
This sturdy Corian bookcase is both a functional storage unit and a sculptural centerpiece.
Denver Art Museum Extension
Libeskind designed a titanium-clad addition to the Denver Art Museum that resembles the peaks of the Rocky Mountains and geometric rock crystals found in the foothills near Denver.
Courtesy of: Denver Art Museum
Be sure to join Daniel Libeskind in conversation with Dwell's Amanda Dameron at the inaugural Dwell on Design NY conference on October 9, 2014. Photo by Ilan Besor.