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Holl, Steven

Holl, Steven (1947– ). American architect. The Japanese architect, Ito, has referred to Holl's buildings as ‘more aural than visual’, and Holl himself compared his Stretto House, Dallas, TX (1989–92), with Béla Bartók's (1881–1945) Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (1936), for the musical term stretto, which suggests overlapping of response to subject, as in fugal writing, has its parallels in the overlapping of spaces within the building. In addition, the proportions of the house are determined by the golden section. Other works by Holl include a severe 28-apartment structure as part of the Nexus World project at Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan (1989–91), the D. E. Shaw & Co. Office, NYC (1991–2), and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, Kenmare Street, SoHo, NYC (1994), in which large parts of the façade swivel.

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