Museum für Moderne Kunst

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The Museum für Moderne Kunst (English: Museum of Modern Art), or short MMK, popular known as the ‘piece of cake’ in Frankfurt, Germany. This was founded in 1981 and designed by the . The museum was designed Viennese architect Hans Hollein.

Hollein molded a building to the three-sided space, so that the large rooms at the narrow end are wedge-shaped, producing 4,000 square meters (43,000 square feet) of exhibition space.

Hollein was born in Vienna, and graduated in 1956 from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he studied in the master class of Clemens Holzmeister. During 1959 he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and then in 1960, the University of California, Berkeley, where he completed his Master of Architecture degree. During these years he met Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. Afterwards, he worked for various architectural firms in Sweden and the United States before returning to Vienna, founding his own office in 1964.

Very minimalistic design with strong presence column and light slicing through the triangular structure. That is the kind of feeling one gets when you are in the building. This was the essence I wanted to capture in my images. This was also the reason the whole series was documented in B&W.

Even if your interest is in art, you can’t fail to notice the strong presence of the space Hans created there.

Critics are welcome.

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