A new kind of museum is taking shape in the capital, New York, as architects and artists and museums converge for a series of exhibitions aimed at the public.
The New York City-based museum will open in September, in a space that will include a massive public space where visitors will have the chance to see and interact with the works of contemporary and avant-garde artists and architects.
The new architecture-focused museum is the brainchild of an emerging group of designers, artists, and architects known as architects for architects, which was founded by architect and architect-designer Mark Zuckerberg in 2012.
The group has made its name in the architectural world by working with some of the world’s most notable architects and designers, including Philip Johnson, a celebrated contemporary architect whose works have been on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The museum’s first exhibition, “Museum of Modern Art: Architecture, Contemporary Architecture,” will take place on Saturday, July 16, and the other two will open simultaneously.
The architecture-themed exhibition, which features the works that are most relevant to the current architectural scene, will be on display from August 2 through the end of October.
This will be the first time the group has collaborated with a museum.
“The idea is to be as accessible as possible for architects and to be accessible to everyone,” says Josh Bauhaus, the group’s co-founder and chief creative officer.
“A lot of this is happening at the same time in the space that we’re working in, but we’re going to have a different space in the city.”
“We think it’s going to be an amazing space to be working in,” Bauhouse says.
“There’s so much more to see, so much of this building is so iconic and so iconic.”
In its inaugural exhibition, the museum will also feature a rare archive of original work by some of New York’s most prominent architects, including Norman Foster, who designed the World Trade Center.
Bauhouses team is using a variety of materials and materials and methods to construct the space.
The exhibit will include nearly 10,000 pieces from Foster’s collection, including the work of Bau and his colleagues at the firm Foster + Partners.
“We’ve had this amazing experience collaborating with a huge amount of these great architects, and it’s just great to have an exhibition in the Museum of Modern Arts that reflects all of their work,” says Bau, adding that the exhibition will also include a collection of photographs by Foster, including his photographs of the American flag on the roof of the Museum.
Baus adds that the project is a way for the museum to “celebrate what architecture is and all of its traditions.”
“Architecture, in general, is really about our ability to build, to build from a place of ideas and to use a variety and the possibilities that are available in all different kinds of materials,” he says.
The exhibition will feature a collection that is based on more than a century of Foster + Partner architecture work.
In addition to Foster + Associates’ work, the gallery will feature some of Baus’ own works, as well as those of others including David Rubenstein, whose studio and studios include Bau’s own studio.
“I love being able to be able to collaborate with people from across the board,” Baus says.
While the museum’s new exhibitions will include more than just Foster + Partnership pieces, the idea of combining these pieces into a single collection is not new.
Bauxs recently worked with an architecture and architecture design firm to create a collection focused on Foster + Sonoma, a firm that specializes in building projects in the urban landscape.
“Archarchitectural architects in New England are often at the forefront of a whole range of projects that have been influenced by the work that they’ve done,” says Adam Boesel, Baux’s cofounder and director.
“It’s a wonderful collaboration and a very meaningful experience to work with such a respected group of architects.”
Bau hopes that this collaboration will create a greater understanding of how architecture and modernism intersects with the architectural scene.
“For the first exhibition that we’ve worked with, we wanted to be completely focused on the work by Foster +Sonoma, but then we had to think about what we could do with the other works,” he adds.
“Ultimately, we think this is going to give people a more broad understanding of what we’re doing, and what the architecture and the architecture design community is up to.”
“The Museum of Architecture will be a great place for architects to share their work, but also to interact with their peers, the public, and have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the designers that are in the group,” says Paul G. Wiesenthal, cofounder of the architecture program at the School of Architecture and Design at Duke University.
“In addition to being