Analysis: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2006
SANAA


As part of a series of museum analysis ranging from early 19th century Schinkel's Altes Museum to 21st century Herzog and de Meuron's de Young Museum, this project develops analytical drawings and models through formal, programmatic, perceptual, and urban studies. The analysis is primarily driven by ephemeral materiality of architecture presented by the way SANAA uses glass and light. Around these two architectural fulcrums, that which is material and immaterial, the project examines the structure of 21st Century Museum. In parallel with taking on analyses of perceptual structure and programmatic operation, quantitative structural analysis is consistently carried out throughout the project, leading to both conceptual and physical understanding of the museum. The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, seen within the spectrum of historical museum typologies, inscribes a definitive mark within the fabric of the city as an urban institution and an entire universe of its own.

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