By Arthur Rosenblatt
This is the fundamental details you want to start up designs for artwork, technological know-how, and typical heritage museums, ethnic artwork and cultural facilities, early life museums, and more.
- Filled with undertaking pictures, diagrams, ground plans, sections, and details.
- Combines in-depth assurance of the structural, mechanical, acoustic, site visitors, and issues of safety which are targeted to museums and cultural amenities with the nuts-and-bolts layout directions that may commence any undertaking off on track and maintain it there via completion.
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Previous page < previous page 48 page_137 page_138 next page > next page > 49 Big-City Art Museum: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, California Mario Botta, Architect, in Association with Helmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (Completed 1995) Background and Purpose The 225,000-sq-ft building is the second-largest single structure in the United States devoted to modern art (after New the museum's former location at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco's Civic Center, its home since i Site SFMOMA is located in a former skid-row neighborhood known as SOMA (South of Market Street).
ConceptualÂ sketchesÂ byÂ MarioÂ Beta. Â < previous page < previous page 54 page_140 page_141 next page > next page > 55 Page 141 SiteÂ plan. SPACE USAGE Area (sq ft) Exhibition galleries 50,000 Theater 6,200 Education center 3,000 Library 3,800 Conservation laboratory 3,000 Art study and storage 15,000 Book/gift shop 4,000 Multiuse event space 4,200 Central atrium entry 5,000 CafÃ© 2,500 55 56 Administrative and curatorial offices 22,500 Note: This disposition of space is typical for art museums of this size in urban settings.
Design and Materials The museum is composed of interconnected building blocks, clad in limestone, which house exhibition spaces and public facilities. These are (in sq ft): Galleries 113,520 Public spaces 26,900 Library 2,150 Auditorium (350 seats) 6,500 Curatorial and administrative office 12,900 Retail and bookshop 4,000 Restaurant 5,000 CafÃ© 2,600 Individual building components are unified into a single architectural composition by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's signature roof, a composition of twisting, curving, and jutting forms made of titaniuma metal rarely used in construction, but suited to the saltwater marine environment of Bilbao.
Building Type Basics for Museums by Arthur Rosenblatt