Project: Cuts, Conceptual Schematic Study for the Museum of Natural History
The schematic and programmatic investigation for the Museum of Natural History in New York posed many architectural conflicts and opportunities. The main programmatic need was simple: open exhibit space and provide clean and clear circulation, but the result was astoundingly more interesting than that. As is common with mature institutions, the museum was allowed to grow, expand and multiply throughout the years, leaving an opportunity for archeology and discovery within its very walls.
By cutting through the 'rock caves' of the existing museum and visually exposing different sections of the museum and exhibition floors, whole worlds and eras of life could be exposed and placed in dialogue with one another. The timeline warps and the evolution of our world and the story that the museum tells may no longer be a linear one.
Work exhibited in the Farrish Gallery, Houston Texas