travel world architecture museums

Museum architecture has become one of the primary fields for contemporary, outside-the-box, design experimentation.
More often than not, the financing, whether from a billionaire philanthropist or a government, has been unusually generous allowing for greater freedom of expression.

The ratings shown on these projects are an expression of my own personal tastes and evaluations.
Was the project groundbreaking? Were the positive and negative spaces exciting and did they work together consistently? How were the details handled?


unless otherwise noted all images copyright d. holmes chamberlin jr architect llc



berkley museum of art

berkley
california
usa

mario j ciampi

****



"black diamond"
national museum


copenhagen
denmark

schmit hammer lassen

*****



denver art museum
north building


denver
colorado
usa

gio ponti & james sudler assoc

***



denver art museum hamilton building

denver
colorado
usa

studio daniel libeskind & davis partnership

****



de young museum

san francisco
california
usa

herzog & demeuron

*****



edo tokyo museum

tokyo
japan

kiyonri kikutake

***



experience music project

san francisco
california
usa

frank gehry

***



garden of fine art

tokyo
japan

kenzo tange

***



j paul getty museum

los angeles
california
usa

richard meier

****



lake suwa museum

lake suwa
japan

toyo ito

**



miho museum

kyoto
japan

i m pei

*****



moma

san francisco
california
usa

mario botta

***



museum of contemporary art

denver
colorado
usa

henning larsen

****



museum of flight

seattle
washington
usa

ibsen nelson

***



national gallery

berlin
germany

mies van der rohe

*****



soloman r guggenheim museum

manhattan
new york city
new york
united states

frank lloyd wright

*****



toitu otago settlers museum

dunedin
new zealand

robert tongue

***1/2



vatican museum

vatican city

donato bramante
giuseppe momo
gian lorenzo bernini

1506

*****







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