Brandhorst Museum – Sauerbruch Hutton

Brandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surfaceI was away in Munich for the last week drinking way too much beer at the Oktoberfest. I managed to see a few things outside the beer tents and the Brandhorst Museum by Sauerbruch Hutton was one of the things that amazed me. Unfortunately it was Monday when I visited so it was closed but the facade is probably the best part of it. It’s made of 36,000 ceramic rods in 23 colours arranged in families of eight colours. The second layer is made up of horizontally folded metal panels in two colours and installed at an angle. “This layering and its polychromy lends the skin a varied appearance: What is vivid and three-dimensional from close up will appear homogeneous and flat from afar.” Apologies for the bad photos, I still haven’t got around to getting a decent camera.

www.sauerbruchhutton.de

Brandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surfaceBrandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surfaceBrandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surface

Brandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surface

Brandhorst Museum - Sauerbruch Hutton - surface and surface

5 comments
  1. Camera looks fine – nice shots.

    What camera, by the way?

    • Mark said:

      It’s a little Canon IXUS 80IS still can’t decide whether to get the Lumix GF3 or go the whole hog and invest in a proper SLR. I adjusted the levels a bit in photoshop to improve the contrast.

      • I have a GF1 with 20mm lens, but unless you are aiming to print large images, I really don’t think there is any advantage.

  2. The LensMaster said:

    Europe is lucky to have to so many artistic people…hope our city can be this colorful, too!

    • Mark said:

      Glad you liked the post, there’s a good few of Sauerbruch Hutton’s buildings in Germany, a particularly a big one in Berlin and most of the facades are experiments with colour.

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