With many museums worldwide seeking to extend, to accommodate larger collections, Athens-based Oiio Architecture Office have asked: “What if we decided we needed a little more of Guggenheim?”
Their solution is to stretch Frank Lloyd Wright’s original building skywards, by continuing its iconic ramp, creating an additional 13 floors.
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The building would continue to grow in circumference as it rose, while the atrium would gradually taper inwards to a point, so the building would culminate in a perfectly circular floor at the top where Wright’s iconic glass dome would be rehoused.
But, before you take to the streets to protest this new twist to an old favorite, the Architects themselves are the first to state that such an addition is purely fantasy, naming their proposal “Guggenheim Extension Story”.
Oiio have said, “Guggenheim museum has become so iconic, so emblematic and hermetic in our minds that it can no longer be touched by architects!”