MATERIA: Brandhorst Museum by Sauerbruch & Hutton architects

Thursday, April 9, 2009

photo from Sauerbruch & Hutton architects

The brand new Brandhorst Museum in Munich, designed by Sauerbruch & Hutton architects, has a great colorful irridising ceramic façade, manufactured by NBK. While the architecture of the interiors has been designed to create ideal exhibition situations the external facade has been conceived to be explicit of the role of this museum as a place for living art.
A polychromatic building skin has been developed that acts almost like a large scale abstract painting. This skin plays with the perception of the scale and the plasticity of the building.
The overall envelope is seemingly divided into three interlocking volumes through the demarcation of different colour fields. When viewed from close by each of these fields can in turn be seen to comprise a composition of seven different colours. Seen from afar these colour families each merge into one overall neutral tone - each with a different degree of lightness and a certain variation of hue.

more info about: Museum Brandhorst, Sauerbruch & Hutton architects, NBK
Photo compilation : Deva Riktam (flickr), Anton Schedlbauer (flickr), myoakforest (flickr)
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