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7. Parrish Art Museum

Water Mill, New York
Herzog & de Meuron
2012
Topped by a double-gable roof of white corrugated metal, the Parrish’s strikingly horizontal new home melds brilliantly with its setting, nodding in form to both the traditional barns and the cottagelike artist studios that have long been associated with Long Island’s East End.
Inside the pouredconcrete structuredevised by architect Ascan Mergenthaler a senior partner at the Swiss firminviting...
Inside the poured-concrete structure—devised by architect Ascan Mergenthaler, a senior partner at the Swiss firm—inviting galleries joined by a central spine are warmed by natural-wood ceilings and abundant skylights.Photo: Iwan Baan
Inside the poured-concrete structure—devised by architect Ascan Mergenthaler, a senior partner at the Swiss firm—inviting galleries joined by a central spine are warmed by natural-wood ceilings and abundant skylights.
Guangzhou China   Zaha Hadid Architects 2010    Chinas building boom has produced some audacious projects and few are as...
Guangzhou, China Zaha Hadid Architects, 2010 China’s building boom has produced some audacious projects, and few are as eye-popping as Hadid’s performance center for the southern industrial city of Guangzhou. The venue consists of two dynamic fluid-form structures, the larger housing an undulating, gilded 1,800-seat hall and the smaller home to a more intimate 400-seat space.Photo: Hufton + Crow/View/Artur Images

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