Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Miami Museum on the Boards

People like to obsess about the design of art museums, holding them to a higher standard, and the newly unveiled Miami Art Museum design is no exception. the Swiss team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have now designed nearly a dozen of the world’s premier art museums including the Tate Modern in London and the Schaulager in Basel, Switzerland.

According to journalist Nicolai Ouroussoff in a New York Times article published this week, the $130 million building project is located on a breathtaking site overlooking Biscayne Bay, its boxy exterior, surrounded by slim 50-foot columns and capped by a vast flat roof, it could even be momentarily confused with 1960s-era performing arts developments like the Kennedy Center. To read the full article...

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