The de Young museum – Herzog & de Meuron…

An interview with Jacques Herzog in ‘the de Young in the 21st century’, a book about the development and design of 2005 art museum located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, by Herzog & de Meuron architects.

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‘… the building should stress that moment of the real encounter. It’s the only true asset left for architecture.’

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San Francisco street pattern…

While in my balloon the other day…

Wow. Sunset Boulevard (San Francisco) is the only north-south route with a ‘name’ – all the others just have numbers. It also looks like it has lots of trees, which I like : )

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SF contrast

Also love the contrast between the rigid built up area and the natural coastal area.