Thursday, October 15, 2009

Drive-Through Art Museum: Winding our way through history

NOW: The new Automobile Museum planned for Nanjing, China enables visitors to drive their cars into the building, and up a ramp to the roof. Intended to mimic the sensory thrill of driving the architects at 3Gatti dedicated their design to the car.
THEN: Plans for the Automobile Museum are not the first example of architecture designed with cars in mind. The Guggenheim Museum's radical spiral rotunda was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's love of the automobile. Wright's intention was for visitors to take an elevator to the top level and allow gravity to help descend the ramps while admiring the museum's art collection.

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