Inspired Buildings


Museums are often an architect’s dream assignment, built to inspire, while housing important and inspiring works. Some new architectural wonders either in the works or recently completed catching our eye include James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany Skyspace,” (shown above) which is essentially a building and a work of art in one, at Rice University in Houston. Henning Larsen Architects recently completed the Umea Art Museum in Sweden, with its boxy, lengthened facade of Siberian birch and glass, while Provencher Roy decked out their new Montr√©al Museum of Fine Art, made up of an impressive combination of marble and glass, while adjacent to a Byzantine-style church.¬†Diller, Scofidio and Renfro just released their design for New York’s Hudson Yards cultural anchor, the Culture Shed.