NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NEW YORK
In the urban setting of downtown Manhattan, SANNA proposed a stacking up museum. The shifting volumes in relation to each other, open building up and the space start to interact with surrounding, allow for skylights views, openess and variation as well as keep the building with in the envelope. SANNA explored more possibilities of opening the museum to the public while following the strict setback regulations. they also create terrace to allow people to go outside the building and feed light into the galleries. The Museum has simple geometry forms and simple layout. However, all these started from complexity and end up with simplicity. They have all the complex or extras resolved in the process, push the design to the limits - to have minimum elements serve maximum functions
NEW NATIONAL GALLERY BERLIN - Less is More
The buildings famous as "temple of light and glass". Mies pursues " the form of the building follows the function". The functional requirement might change over time while built form is hard to change. He created Miesian modernism which is complete spatial freedom with full enclosure. As a such single volume pavilion, the space could be large and flexible, with the minimum of the fixed element. He pursuit of the notion of "flexible space". In Berlin, he proposed a new kind of architectural space - a layer of internal space sandwiched between two horizontal planes and flowing freely out to the distant horizon. With its structural honesty as well as evolving glass, steel and granite's essential form, the New National Gallery stands as a piece of art itself and a monument in the city of Berlin.
The honesty of the structure and the simplicity of the form work with the simply painted raw stone, which became the Parthenon temple. The building material, architectural element and set out create an entity of harmony and simplicity. To follow the aesthetic notions, the building were carefully planed in a symmetrical layout with proportional elements composite together. And for elevation, the golden ratio arrangement of the building elements make it in a harmonic composition.