Thursday, October 13, 2011

[201] visionary explorers

Swiss architect Mario Botta created the bechtler museum of modern art. It is a sculptural minimalist structure that reflects light light patterns across different textures that resemble brick. it was constructed of steel, glass, terra cotta, black granite, polished concrete, and wood. Although the materials are heavy the lighting and shape of the structure make it seem weightless. The outside structure and different shades of color from the light reflecting across the materials shows the building as a piece of modern art, and this is reflected in the art exhibits themselves connecting the outside of the structure throughout the inside and physical along with the conceptual center of the space connecting the structure.

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