Munich Museum Review

Sauerbach Brandhorst Museum MunichHere’s a nice review of Sauerbrach-Hutton’s new Brandhorst Museum of modern art in Munich. The review addresses important issues we’ll deal with next semester such as the role of color, the relation to the urban context, the difference between inside and outside in a museum… The reviewer Jonathan Glancey (always quite good) writes: “While the architecture is clearly an advertisement for what goes on inside its enticing walls… for all this polychromatic playfulness… it manages to be both flamboyant and modest…a jewel of a building, one that will greatly bolster Munich’s growing cultural significance…” See also the Brandhorst Museum website for more pics and architectural ideas, fabrication of the color facade, ideas on ecology, etc.

What architecture critics or regular “reviews” of architecture do you follow? Can you write a “review” of a new building near you, or an important building that you visit this summer? What ideas are represented? What is well done? What was the “intent” of the architect? How does the user react? What is the building’s relationship to its context (urban, historical, ideological, type, etc.)? How does the building “advance an agenda”? What agenda do you set within your review?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s