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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us”. – Winston Churchill

Material to Think about Museums and Architecture…

museo1EVEArt and Exhibitions Museum (MoCAPE) (Shenzhen, China) by Coop Himmel(I)au

How should it be the perfect architecture of a museum? What relationship should establish between container and contents? What relationship should provide the museum with the city? What about society?

Museo2Architecture Museum (Riyadh, Arabia Saudí) by FXFOWLE Architects

These questions serve to initiate a reflection on how to publicize the architecture to the public from the different formats that could include a museum or centre of architecture and the main ideas that should govern the approach of the proposed activities: the search of empathy with the public, the will to make known experientially architecture, the not elitist treatment of the information or the recreational approach of activities. Always with the ultimate goal of forming a society more aware, conscious and choosy about their built environment.

Museo3Yue Minjun Art Museum (Sichuan, China) by Pei – Zhu Studio