Wednesday, February 6, 2008
post post fetish
Doha Islamic Arts Museum designed by famous Korean architect Ieoh Ming Pei is counted among post post post modern museums. The museum is going to open with an exhibition titled "Beyond the Borders" which includes some pieces from Turkish Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul. Dominating the coastline called Al Cornishe, the museum itself is a huge installation. At each turn it reflects the light differently, it is so coherent yet different with a multiplied set of facades. Pei brings a meta interpretation to the basic local bedouin architecture. It's been one of my fetish buildings since my Doha visit. How efficiently it will function as a museum beyond being a superb design, we'll see in the future.