Sunday, May 18, 2008

The New Parrish Art Museum - Herzog & de Meuron

The Parrish Art Museum’s design concept for its new facility, located in the hamlet of Water Mill, in the heart of Long Island’s East End, was created by internationally celebrated architects Herzog & de Meuron. The unique design concept integrates architecture and landscape in a plan that both respects and reflects the singular natural beauty and rich artistic legacy of the area. The new facility will vastly improve the museum’s resources for exhibitions and public programming.

In March of this year, The Architecture League of New York interviewed a number of key individuals that work on the Parrish Museum; one of which, was
Ascan Mergenthaler, Partner in Charge, Herzog & de Meuron. throughout the 15 minute interview, Mergenthaler gives an insightful look into the preliminary and conceptual work that lead to the building overall design. Click on the video below to see Mergenthaler's interview in its entirety, or click here to see a higher resolution video of the interview.

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(Images via: Parrish Art Museum)

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