The museum building of the futureCreative project Factory
What makes a museum different from other buildings? What considerations go into planning a building? The architecture of Museum Brandhorst has many ingenious features! Learn more about it in this project and become an architect of a museum building yourself.
Instructions for making it yourself
You will need
- graph paper
- set square
- model building material
Create a floor plan of your museum building:
- What is the layout of your museum?
- How many rooms does your building have?
- Where do you plan windows and doors?
Draw everything on a plan!
Under “Explained briefly” you can learn more about the terms “floor plan” and “elevation.”
Floor plan and elevation are different views in an architectural drawing. The floor plan represents a building from above. For each floor, rooms, walls, windows, doors, stairs, etc. are thus planned and drawn inside the building. The elevation, on the other hand, is used to plan the exterior view of a building. A separate drawing is created for each side.
Take a close look at the architecture of Museum Brandhorst and feel free to research it on the website.
Incorporate some aspect of the architecture into your plan.
Pay attention to form, color, function, proportion, and reference to the surroundings.
Draw an elevation for your museum building:
- What makes your architecture special?
- What does your museum look like from the outside?
- How does the building fit into its surroundings?
Draw the building from all sides.
Compare Museum Brandhorst with other museum buildings. What special features can you identify?
Create a 3-D model in analog or digital form.