Thursday, May 18, 2006

Holl of fame

I've posted several items about the controversial Steven Holl-designed addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, so I wanted to link to this interview (hat tip to Tony).

In the audio, Holl told KCUR’s Laura Spencer that the museum addition is possibly the greatest work of his notable career.
"It began an uncompromising, fundamental conceptual strategy that was radical vis-a-vis all the other architects who approached the project. And it was supported by the trustees and the director of the museum not to be compromised in the process.

All those things in place, that's very hard to get that to happen in your life. So it's a special chance, this building. It's a very special chance and plays a special part in my work."
The design is being featured in an exposition in Japan called "Luminosity/Porosity"

Images of the museum addition can be viewed here, here, and here.

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