Amos Rex Art Museum - Jkmm Architects
|Tomas Lauri (Ed)
|Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Art museums seldom manage to be fully functional for all types of art and at the same time deliver an architecturally strong experience that transforms the city. But since its opening in 2018, the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki has been a popular success among both architecture critics and the international public. Tucked away in the heart of the city, the futuristic expansion by JKMM Architects sets new boundaries for what a museum can and should be. The subterranean, two-storey building occupies the site of a former bus station, where a series of protruding skylights now funnel daylight into the galleries. This volume offers a close reading of the unusual museum and its genesis.
|128 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, hb, English