The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki reopens in Spring , We tell here the history of one of Steven Holl most celebrated architectures. The Architect’s Eye: The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Steven Holl’s Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. Kiasma was designed by the American architect Steven Holl. In addition to Kiasma, Holl has designed 16 other museums around the world, including museums.
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You may also hol interested in Views Read Edit View history. Helsinki An overview of the Kiasma museum by Steven Holl. These rooms are silent, but not static; they are differentiated through their irregularity. An architectural design competition to design a building for the contemporary arts museum was held in Particular to Helsinki is the horizontal natural light of the nuseum latitudes. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Galleryand it is responsible for the gallery’s contemporary art collection.
The museum attracted ,—, visitors per year in — The northern side of the Kiasma building. We considered the range of contemporary artwork, and tried to anticipate the needs of a variety of artists including those whose works depend on a quiet atmosphere to bring out their full intensity.
This attitude is particularly evident at the Kiasma, where contribution and participation to stevdn by the public, by children especially, is strongly encouraged. This page was last edited on 14 Juneat The general character of the rooms, which are almost rectangular with one wall curved, allows for a silent yet dramatic backdrop for the exhibition of contemporary art.
In its earliest stages, the collection was housed in Ateneum.
Steven HollCity: Helsinki, FinlandSection: There are early sketches where the two inter-crossing figures are both straight indeed, but the physical and historical constraints of the site eventually led to two different shapes, one curve and one linear. The general character of the rooms, which are almost rectangular with one wall curved, allows for a silent yet dramatic backdrop for the exhibition of contemporary art.
Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located on Mannerheimintie in HelsinkiFinland.
Art museum in Helsinki, Finland. Sign up in floornature Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a focus on contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture. Sited in the heart of Helsinki, the project began in as a competition between architects.
One of the three Finnish national art galleries, Kiasma has reopened after being closed for repairs for six months. Chiasma is indeed a scientific term indicating the intersection of filaments, such as optic nerves, in anatomy and the exchange of genetic material between two chromosomes in genetics.
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In addition, the curved roof section with its “refracting” skylight introduces another means for distributing light to galleries below the top level. An exhibition space that works goll an expressive and unpredictable artist such as Vito Dteven, must also work for artist such as Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle. Mussum van den Hout Original Copy julia originalcopy-nyc. Floornature is an international design and architecture portal with a hol on contemporary architecture, exclusive interviews with great masters of international architecture and the most interesting new developments in the world of architecture.
The concept of Kiasma involves the building’s mass intertwining with the geometry of the city and landscape which are reflected in the shape of the building. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The geometry has an interior mystery and an exterior horizon that, like two hands clasping each other, form the architectonic equivalent of a public invitation. Why this quite uncommon world, dubbed Kiasma in Finnish, has also become the name of the museum itself becomes evident when examining it a bit closer.
I accept the terms and conditions of privacy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 15 May In the landscape plan, extending the bay up to the building will provide an area for future civic development along this tapering body hlol water, which also serves as a reflecting pool for Finlandia Hall and new development along the south edge of the water.
Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: Kiasma was closed for repairs in September and reopened in March Unlike a hierarchical sequenced or ordered movement, this open ended casual circulation provokes moments of pause, reflection, and discovery.
The contemporary art collection stegen as the Museum of Contemporary Art Finnish: The museum reopens in Marchwith three exhibitions; a retrospective on Robert Mapplethorpe, an exhibition inspired to the elements of nature and one dedicated to portraiture.
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Inside the museum provides a variety of spatial experiences. ExhibitionArts. Thus the core of the building, a narrow internal space dominated by the long curved ramp connecting the lobby with the exhibition galleries, would be very dark if not illuminated by a glass ceiling which provides a vertical illumination that, also due to the curved wall enclosing the space, dramatically evolves during the times of the day.
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The curved roof allows secondary skylights while horizontal light is deflected down through the section steen the center. Congratulations to Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art for a great first two decades! Thus natural light is able to penetrate both upper and lower levels of the museum. Petra Gibb at the Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm. The firm considered the range of contemporary artwork, and tried to anticipate the needs of a variety of artists.