Miami (Underwater) Art Museum
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Nov. 24th, 2009 | 10:03 am
Nicolai Ouroussoff's review of Herzog and de Meuron's new Miami Art Museum design
I find Ouroussoff's architectural criticism to be focused on formalistic issues to the detriment of addressing other equally important criteria in architecture, like building technology, contextualism, and "user-friendliness". I wrote him this:
Mr. Ouroussoff, I enjoyed your take on the new Miami museum design, but how could you possibly not address the issue of siting an art museum yards away from the ocean in a world that will see the oceans rise with global warming? Doesn't that seem a little strange to you? And can Americans afford to build disposable museums anymore?