Sunday, June 18, 2006
This is one of my totally favourite buildings and too bad I couldnt find any decent photos of it. Its Schaulager (2003) by Herzog & de Meuron, a kind of storage space / exhibition space. The concept is simple: art works stay in storage for so long and nobody can see them or see if they are ok so why not have a storage space where they can be easily exhibited while in storage? The solution by H&dM is not so simple, yet utterly fabulous: A kind of box with faux-cave exterior, with a prismatic space carved out of it, leaving a rockmade little house on the prairie in the middle. The windows are of course cracks in the rock.
Posted by Andreas Angelidakis at 6:03 PM