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Brandhorst Flag Commission: Nora Turato

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Cy Twombly at Museum Brandhorst

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The museum building of the future

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Techniques: Three dimensional design, Drawing
I can do alone: Yes
Required time: < 20 minutes
Locations: Home, Workroom
Theme world: Space

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.

You will need

  • pencils
  • graph paper
  • ruler
  • set square
  • model building material

Step 1

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!

 

Tip!

Under “Explained briefly” you can learn more about the terms “floor plan” and “elevation.”

Explained briefly

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.

"Like a large abstract painting, the façade draws attention to the museum as a place of living art in the urban space."

Sauerbruch Hutton

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STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.

"FOR WHOM IS A MUSEUM BUILT? FOR WHAT KIND OF ART HAVE IDEAL CONDITIONS BEEN CREATED HERE, RATHER THAN FOR OTHER KINDS? IN OTHER WORDS: WHAT IS ALSO EXCLUDED? THAT’S WHERE I TAKE A RELATIVELY PLAYFUL YET CRITICAL APPROACH AND WORK IT OUT."

Robert Keil

Ponder this

Compare Museum Brandhorst with other museum buildings. What special features can you identify?

STEP 4

Create a 3-D model in analog or digital form.

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