Have you seen the new building for the Boston Institute of Contemporary Arts? Its cantilever running parallel over a boardwalk and perpendicularly parallel to Boston Harbor is an engineering marvel. Mark Favermann of berkshirefinearts.com puts it best, “the structure is thoughtfully monumental, sensitively symbolic and even handsomely heroic”.
And check out their media center. It’s that pod-like room you see sticking out from the bottom of the cantilever. The view is 100% Boston Harbor water. slick. The Berkshirefinearts.com article also has some nice photos of the building.
It makes me incredibly jealous when I see kick-a55 art museums being built. It only demonstrates how the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is a complete let-down. Though I still believe that because the MCA Chicago building is so sterile and boring that it is an empty canvas just begging for an artist to transform its exterior.
architects: Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio