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The proposal for the National Museum of Afghanistan by Paul Preissner Architects reconsiders the method of the museum, which is dedicated to collections of historic artifacts and archeological evidence of past cultural moments. By allowing for the collection to be endlessly linear, and removing the separations between items in an era, eras in a past, and pasts within a culture, the museum incorporates a significant number of breakthroughs. The architects do so in terms of the architectural design, the notion of a cultural campus and the design thinking on curatorial endeavors, to revolutionize the way a museum works today. More images and architects’ description after the break. This museum presents the work in quiet individual inspection, while allowing for some grouping and curating of eras to occur. The design is based on a very clear concept of relatable objects in a park, and a park within a culture, with the various gardens, pavilions and central museum all allowing for leisurely enjoyment, and peaceful review of history in order to facilitate its contribution to the present. The objects sit within a park of objects; the old museum, the existing gardens, the new sculpture park, the train and automobile pavilion. The unique size and patterning allows for the museum to be both quite and clearly significant in the scheme. View more View full description
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