All posts tagged: Museum

WHITE CUBE | An idea of gallery space

The “White Cube”. Is it some sort of white fetish or what?
Here’s why and how most art galleries are plain white.
Today, we are all familiar with the “white cube”. If you’ve ever been into a contemporary art museum, you’ve definitely experienced it: plain white walls, polished floors, basic furniture, artworks evenly lit from above (with the quiet help of artificial lighting).

This aesthetic, first experimented in the United States in the 50s, has come to define our idea of space in an art gallery. Its concept focuses on the intense relationship between space and visitor.

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Kolumba Museum | Atelier Peter Zumthor

Continuity between present and past in the main theme of the project: the competition annuncement clearly stated that the museum had to be settled in the recently discovered archeological site. The city of Cologne (Germany) needed a museum that could be both a box for a permanent attractions, the remnants, but also an adaptable space for temporary exhibitions. Learn more about history and project: The PRE-EXISTING | Building within history    Project by Atelier Peter Zumthor Photos by  Jose Fernando Vazquez, Jörn Schiemann, Marina López Salas, Yuri Palmin GRAPHICS BY ARCHISCAPES