Zumthor: Kunsthaus

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What is it: Kunsthaus, Bregenz Austria by Peter Zumthor

Why its awesome: It looks like a glass building, right? You don’t actually see any of that glass when you’re inside.  Why is it a big deal?  Because the gallery spaces are completely day-lit.  The exterior glass facade allows light to pass through, and diffuses down through a glass ceiling in each gallery space.  It is pretty cool to stand inside a gallery that has all concrete walls and still have daylight in the space.

As a side note, it makes for great photos ops (what do you think architecture students do in their spare time?). This isn’t too far from another of Zumthor’s designs, Therme Vals.

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