Architecture

DeYoung again: Redesigned museum opens in SF

Posted by: Tedconfjune

DeyoungContinuing the global trend toward museum-as-architectural-showpiece, the new DeYoung opens tomorrow in San Francisco — and stays open for 29 straight hours of welcoming fanfare. Designed by Pritzker-winning architects Herzog & DeMeuron, the boxy copper-faced building was designed to promote meaningful interaction with the landscape, as well as the art. Does it succeed? We await your report from the west …

Comments (1)

  • Ross Fubini commented on Oct 14 2005

    I’ve found that in modern architecture it’s the juxtaposing forces which have the most impact. As Ed said, the DeYoung beautifully integrates into the park with its profile and every changing copper mesh coating. A positive opposition there building also has a tower thrusting up above the trees; a declaration of urbanism in the forest.

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