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Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office

Oiio Achitecture Office, a New York and Athens (Greece) based architectural firm, has come up with a concept to extend the Guggenheim Museum in NYC by extending its spiralling form up into the sky.
About the concept straight from the horses’s mouth:
”What if we needed a little more of Guggenheim? Its famous ramps would continue their ascent completing the atrium under the glass roof. The vertical ”completion” of Guggenheim would lead to the formation of an internal cone at the peak of which the circular ramp would become a homogeneous level, the last floor of the museum. The glass roof becomes a light source, diffusing its rays towards the interior. However, Guggenheim museum has become so iconic, so emblematic and hermetic in our minds that it can no longer be touched by architects! Even if his own creator( Frank Lloyd Wright) were to propose an alternation of its form, New Yorkers would suddenly feel as if they have lost a dear old friend. In a building loaded with symbolism even the story of its alteration could become its extension.”

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Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim Extension Story by Oiio Architecture Office.

Guggenheim // the alteration of the front cover of  The New Yorker magazine.

Guggenheim // the alteration of the front cover of  The New Yorker magazine.

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