City of Culture de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Under construction as of 2011. Eisenman Architects.
Carved mountains/hills. Images are from Achitectural Record website.
“The design evolves from the superposition of three sets of information. First, the street plan of the medieval center of Santiago is overlaid on a topographic map of the hillside site (which overlooks the city). Second, a modern Cartesian grid is laid over these medieval routes.
Third, through computer modeling software, the topography of the hillside is allowed to distort the two flat geometries, thus generating a topological surface that repositions old and new in a simultaneous matrix never before seen.” http://www.arcspace.com/architects/eisenman/ccg/ccg.html
MAD Fake Hils. 2008. China. MAD.
Denia Mountain. 2002. Denia, Alicante, Spain. Guallart Architects. http://www.guallart.com/projects/denia-mountain