20 years ago when I started at Penguin was a time of change and things needed to be freshened up so we invented the Penguin Essentials The thinking was not to use traditional agencies but more contemporary artists to go to the record industry to go to magazines to go to fashion illustrators to go…Continue reading Penguin Essentials at The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
[intro music] Museum of the Bible has made its home in a renovated industrial structure in the Southwest neighborhood of Washington, DC. Built as a refrigerated warehouse in the 1920’s, it is one of the only industrial structures of that vintage left in DC. It’s a historical building and we want to capture some of…Continue reading Adapting a Historic Building into a Modern Museum
[intro music] If it’s a museum frozen in time either in its exhibits or in its technology then it dates very rapidly. The collections must be alive. Scholarship must be alive. Museum of the Bible represents a potential new model for contemporary museums of all kinds. The architecture really facilitates the ability to have the…Continue reading Designing for the Future of Museums
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MIAMI’S latest skyscraper looks like no other. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the distinctive 62-storey residential tower is situated on Biscayne Boulevard and features the architect’s signature curved forms. But these sinuous shapes are far from aesthetic flourishes, they are in fact the building’s structure – this tower has an exoskeleton. Named “One Thousand Museum”…Continue reading One Thousand Museum: Building an “Exoskeleton” Skyscraper | The B1M
Daylight – So if I’m now referring to the senses that we have then it is most important to me. Being blind would be devastating for me. Life means everything to me, has a lot to do with light: With daylight, the changes, Day, night, the transitions from dark to light, and that changes throughout…Continue reading Kirchner Museum Davos by Gigon / Guyer Architects
[intro music] At 430,000 square feet, Museum of the Bible is among the largest museums in Washington, DC. Its design is as complex as its scale is large. It’s a very very difficult process when you’re dealing with a 100-year-old building. Consisting of a historic 1920’s era warehouse building, a 1980’s addition mid-block, and a…Continue reading Achieving a Complex and Ambitious Museum in Record Time