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Museum Round Up: The Box is Back

Museum Round Up: The Box is Back
Clyfford Still Museum. Image ©  Jeremy Bittermann
Clyfford Still Museum. Image © Jeremy Bittermann

In a recent article for the Denver Post, Ray Rinaldi discusses how the box is making a comeback in U.S. museum design. Stating how architecture in the 2000’s was a lot about swoops, curves, and flying birds - see Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava - he points out the cool cubes of David Chipperfield and Renzo Piano. We've rounded up some of these boxy works just for you: the Clyfford Still Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion, The St. Louis Art Museum's East Building, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's Barnes Foundation, and Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum. Each project begins to show how boxes can be strong, secure, and even sly. Check out more about the article here.

St. Louis Art Museum Expansion. Image © Alise O'Brien Kimbell Art Museum Pavilion. Image © Robert Laprelle Aspen Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects Barnes Foundation. Image © Tom Crane + 5

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Cite: Eric Baldwin. "Museum Round Up: The Box is Back" 21 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/450966/museum-round-up-the-box-is-back/> ISSN 0719-8884