Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. The New Museum of Contemporary Art

:   :  : ::: THE FACT
When searching a firm for the planning, the aim was to find young architects that hadn't built much in New York.

:   :  : ::: THE QUOTE
“We don’t want to hide things behind gyp board, we want to show what the building is made of and maximize the feeling of openness, but do it in a beautiful way inside the parameters of the toughness. This is why the building’s structure and guts are exposed— the ducts, the sprinklers, the fireproofing material—and the view from the street includes everything on the ground floor.”
Sejima and Nishizawa (SANAA)

 :   :  : ::: THE CRITIC
"The most exciting space in the building is only four feet wide and some fifty feet high, and is tucked behind the elevators: it contains a stairway connecting the third- and fourth-floor galleries. I have never been anywhere at once so eerily narrow and so gloriously monumental."

"the contrast between the instability of the forms and the uniformity of the aluminum gives it a strangely enigmatic glow, evoking both a fading past and a phantom future. As you get closer, the skin becomes tougher and more industrial, echoing what’s left of the neighborhood’s grittier history."

:   :  : ::: THE LINKS


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