Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Light Bloch

I'm a little late to the game with images of Steven Holl's new expansion for the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, known as the Bloch Building.

Early images show that the new wing is significantly more dull during the day than at night, when it exudes a striking, luminous glow similar to Holl's design for the Higgins Hall Center Section at the Pratt Institute. In fact, the exterior cladding makes it look somewhat trailer-like in the light of day. The interior light also appears to have a somewhat muted intensity during the day, which is unfortunate because I love the idea of a museum that allows light to permeate its own skin. I don't foresee a trip to Kansas City in my future, but I look forward to photos of the completed project.

Photos via Daily Dose.

Bloch exterior at night is a brilliant light box.

Is that a moving POD outside the museum, or the new extension?

The muted glow of the interior during the day.

1 comment(s):

  • KC represent, represent!

    By Anonymous ThomasBastrofunkin', at 11:07 PM  

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