Q: Favorite Unsung Museums
Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 8/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Q: For our annual art issue, we asked designers, "What's your favorite unsung museum?"
"Tokyo's Gallery of Horyuji Treasures by Taniguchi and Associates is small and compact. When it comes to museums, though, size doesn't matter." —William Lim of CL3 Architects
"The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York. It's an oasis in a chaotic industrial area." —Lori Weitzner of Lori Weitzner Design
"I recently visited Kolumba in Cologne, Germany, which provides a rare chance to experience a Peter Zumthor building without venturing into the Swiss countryside. The museum's beauty restores one's faith in architecture. —Constantin Boym of Boym Partners
"New York's Neue Galerie is an incredible structure, housing works from great artists like Gustav Klimt and Max Beckmann that show great diversity but a common passion." —Barclay Butera
"The Städtische Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany. It's an ingenious design, with doorways at the corner of each room that leave all four walls free for display." —Carole Laventhol of Carole Laventhol Fine Art + Interior Design
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