John S. and James L. Knight Building, Akron Art Museum--page 3 (of eight pages)

Coop Himmelb(l)au

The south side of the addition


Crumpling column on south facade

This aluminum-clad "sculpture" disguises a structural pillar. According to the museum pamphlet, it suggests a modern Atlas, straining under the weight of the modernist gallery box.


Roof cloud

Its main supports are the Video Box and the Elevator Tower. (See views of interior.)

Left: aluminum grating at the end of the Roof Cloud to let rain and snow pass through;
Center: view of the addition from the southeast

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