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The Herta and Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen

Beautiful new building for the Tel Aviv Museum for Art designed by Preston Scott Cohen, a firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“The magic of the Herta and Amir Building is in the ‘Lightfall’. Seemingly independent floor plans are slightly tilted and stacked on each other creating a complex geometry and a breathtaking interior. The building’s geometry arises from the effort of connecting the disparate angles of the galleries formed by fitting their rectangular shapes onto a triangular site.

Design and construction of a freestanding new building for the complex of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the leading museum of modern and contemporary art in Israel. Housing an installation of the Museum’s comprehensive collection of Israeli art, as well as its architecture and design galleries, drawings and prints galleries, photography study centre, art library, new auditorium, a large gallery for temporary exhibitions and public amenities, the Herta and Paul Amir Building is intended to create an outstanding, forward-looking work of architecture for the Municipality of Tel Aviv.”

via Morfae Preston Scott Cohen’s website

Architecture Posted on February 14, 2012
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