museum in the nature
museum in the nature • north side
museum in the nature • light
museum in the nature • west side

MUSEUM IN NATURE

The museum in nature is an imaginary project with no specific location, self-initiated project, an exercise.

CONTEXT

Respecting the laws of nature, we tried to design an object that combines simple lines and purity of form that are united in the ethereality of modern expression, in the harmonious relationship between space and nature.

CONCEPT

The idea for the project is based on Coop Himmelblau’s thoughts. The famous architect claimed that architecture must release the same amount of energy as a whale does when jumps from the sea. And that is why the museum is round and curved shaped, just like a whale.

The Museum of nature is conceived as a pure form, and the bearing part is a simple, lattice-shaped membrane. The construction of the museum rests on two vierendel girders – two facades between which are crucified load-bearing plate. The object stands at one point and is in some kind of counterpoint. The museum is built from steel and glass. The interior of the museum is characterized by large open spaces with sidewalls made of glass which enable a sufficient amount of sun and daylight to exhibited objects.

The Museum needs a big area around it, freedom and stillness, and the space around the museum is suitable for exhibiting sculptures or holding performances.

The form of the museum integrates art and nature, the exterior and the interior, unreality, and reality. The presence of futuristic elements is manifested in the symbolism and with that, we were guided in designing this building.

CURIOSITIES

The project Museum in nature was presented on the international traveling architectural exhibition ‘Wonderland’ which has been circulating through nine European countries for 3 years.

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program:

public space, museum

status:

concept, idea

year:

2002

location:

unspecified

size:

5000 m2

gross surface area:

2000 m2

authors:

ATMOSFERA ™, Bernarda Silov, m.arch., Davor Silov, m.arch.

team:

  • Bernarda Silov, m.arch.
  • Davor Silov, m.arch.

visualization:

ATMOSFERA ™, scale model: Davor Silov, m.arch.

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