Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Interior: The Modern Wing

while in chicago last week i got to finally see the modern wing addition to the art institute of chicago. i've been dying to go since i found out i was going to chicago this summer. my niece snapped the shot above which i feel really captures the scale and light of the space. renzo piano is an amazing artist and i love his designs. he incorporated natural light through, "the building's unique sunshade, popularly referred to as the "flying carpet," filters daylight into the upper-level gallery spaces. Composed of computer-modeled blades developed specifically for the Art Institute's location, the screen saves electricity consumption while helping to achieve ideal lighting conditions during the day." the modern collection is amazing and i love getting to see my favorite modern masterpieces in person. find out more about the modern wing here.

(images via curatedmag)

(image via artinfo)

1 comment:

  1. Like that black light fixture - looks like a spider