10 Museums Worth Visiting
Designing a museum is a privilege for most architects. Since museums tend to be highly prestigious endeavors for the city, the architects can get away with a uniquely spectacular design, which they would not dream to propose, had it been any other type of building.
This is, of course, a balancing act, as the architect’s desire to create a tourist attraction or to make the museum into an art piece in itself can often threaten to overshadow the actual art, which the building is supposed to support.
Even so, it does happen, from time to time, that an architect miraculously manages to make the architecture melt together with the exhibited art and become one. Below we have gathered a few worthwhile examples of such rare symbiotic relationships.
From BIG’s transformation of an old drydock, Peter Zumthor’s remarkable Kolumba Museum built atop war-torn church ruins to the incredible constructed landscape of Ryue Nishizawa’s Teshima Art Museum, each of these buildings represent a clear statement, as strong and transcendental as the best works of art.