herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum nears completion
 
herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum nears completion herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum nears completion
oct 03, 2012

herzog & de meuron: parrish art museum nears completion

‘parrish art museum’ by herzog & de meuron, water mill, new york, USA image © matthu placek all images courtesy of the parrish art museum

 

 

 

nearing completion and opening soon in water mill, new york, the ‘parrish art museum‘ by swiss practice herzog & de meuron is the first art museum to be built on long island in over 100 years. referencing vernacular farm architecture of the area, the long warehouse-like building is capped with a pair of gable roofs. the precast facade integrates a perimeter concrete bench to overlook the meadow of native plants and scrub woodland designed by massachussets-based landscape architects reed hilderbrand. the stretch of seating is sheltered by the roof’s overhanging eaves which reveal the exposed rafters that continue inside into the galleries. the 34,400 square foot facility will double the size of the existing building, with 12,000 square feet to be dedicated to exhibition spaces, almost three times as much as before.

 

cast concrete bench is integrated into the long facade image © matthu placek

 

 

 

a 2,400 square foot multipurpose room for film, lectures, live performances, seminars, dinners and receptions. near the lobby, a cafe can open to a covered terrace for outdoor dining as well as festivals and workshops. acting as a cultural center for the east end, amenities for the public add a communal element. residents may currently help by buying a tree for as little as 30 dollars to support the efforts to cultivate and maintain the natural grounds. special installations will place a portion of the permanent collection on display for the first time in the 115 year history of the museum. the inaugural exhibition ‘malcolm morley: on paper’ will show paintings by the new york-based artist will reveal his working methods and transition among paper mediums and progression of techniques.

 

see designboom’s article during schematic design here.

 

exterior is comprised of a pre-cast concrete facade, bench and metal roof with skylights image © matthu placek

pre-cast concrete facade and metal roof read as one element in the landscape image © matthu placek

a pair of gable roofs run parallel along the length of the museum image © matthu placek

before enclosure image © matthu placek

  • While one might have to know Water Mill to appreciate the skill and restraint demonstrated in this most remarkable building, the pure sense of place and being shine through these photographs. Through the building’s material palette, h&dm have captured an elegant dignity that quietly glows, proving, in spite of RV, Less Is More.

    Chaszr says:
  • This is not contemporary architecture, it’s just putting up a bunch of walls and two banal pitched roofs. How lame.

    Leon says:

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