If there is a place you can just magically go to with an access to a portal, where would that be? My choice to spend an afternoon in would be here. The recently opened Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre Museum. In contrast to I.M. Pei's Glass Pyramid keeping in mind that the design should be of classical form but should not obstruct the existing historical structure , I think the undulated canopy made of glass and metal at the center is just brilliant!
|Photo by Rafaele Cipolleta, Courtesy of Mario Bellini Architects|
Designed by Architects, Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti whose vision is to create a "gentle and non-violent integration" in keeping the Cour Visconti visible. After five years of work, the 3,500 square meter space exhibiting the growing number of collections since 1893, was recently opened to the public.
I can just imagine how intricate the light study must have been, in ensuring the lux level required in preserving the artifacts are achieved. Personally, the Veil in my opinion also reminds me of the traditional veil in women as well as the slopes of the sand dunes. I think we can interpret it in many different ways but the architectural design concept the architects created is definitely spot on.