Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Humlebæk, Denmark | Jørgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert | 1958-1991
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a project that makes absorbing art, architecture and nature, a truly delightful experience. When the project opened in 1958, architects Jørgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert designed a series of corridors and galleries that emerged from the estate’s existing mid-19th century villa toward the northern portion of the site. The museum continued to expand around the entire estate in the subsequent decades, maintaining a respectful relationship between architecture and nature.
Unlike other art pilgrimage sites, where architecture typically serves as isolated objects in the landscape, Louisiana encourages meandering between inside and outside through the continuous, yet porous glass corridor. The corridor becomes the main architectural element in framing and choreographing the museum experience.
Visited: May 8, 2018