With the design done by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the Harvard Art Museum is nearing the end of its expansion project. The result will be a huge pyramid structure atop the already existing building.
Think of the Louvre, except this time the iconic transparent pyramid is now sitting slightly higher up and looks as though it was plopped right in the middle of a museum by helicopter. The additional structure for the Harvard Art Museum will provide more light, 18,500 feet more space and it opens up onto the inner courtyard. The design embodies how art is not just paint on paper, but this extends to industries such as architecture too. The extension is a beautiful way to allow even more masterpieces to be held within the walls of the Harvard Art Museum.
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The Harvard Art Museum Nears the End of its Project Expansion
1. Expansion Project - The Harvard Art Museum's expansion project showcases the trend of adding on new structures to existing buildings to create more space and light.
2. Pyramid Architecture - The addition of a pyramid structure to the Harvard Art Museum exemplifies the trend of incorporating unique and iconic architectural elements into museum designs.
3. Integration of Light - The design of the expansion project highlights the trend of utilizing natural light in museum spaces to enhance the viewing experience of art.
1. Art Museums - The expansion of the Harvard Art Museum presents an opportunity for art museums to reconsider their spatial designs and explore innovative ways to showcase artworks.
2. Architecture - The pyramid structure incorporated into the Harvard Art Museum's expansion project opens up possibilities for architects to creatively integrate distinctive architectural elements into their designs.
3. Construction - The construction industry can learn from the expansion project's addition of a pyramid structure, motivating professionals to explore unconventional building techniques and materials.