Kimball Art Center / Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

Danish architecture firm B.I.G. (Bjarke Ingels Group) has hit another homerun with their commission for the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. The design presents an evolution of the firm’s pedagogy of striated skins and twisted volumes. Obviously, the materiality of the skin is one of the most impressive features of the design.  Contemporary architects tend to shy away from natural materials such as wood (the results are often hit or miss), however, B.I.G. takes this challenge head on in what seems to be a modern masterpiece that fits in perfectly within its context.

-@ybaynes

Internationally-recognized architecture practice Bjarke Ingels Group has completed a design proposal of the new Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, USA. drawing from the recent urban development of the city, the context of the site, and the area’s mining heritage, the project seeks to present through proportions and materiality the history of Park City.

via designboom