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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Folk Art Museum Alive in Brazil?

Coming across the Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro by São Paulo Arquitetura on Architizer this morning...

...I couldn't help focus on the folded concrete section at right...

...seeing in it the facade of the demolished American Folk Art Museum by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects:

Yes, this is a shallow, image-based comparison. And I'm not asserting that the architects found inspiration in the Folk Art facade. Rather, I compare it to seeing the face of a recently departed friend on strangers I pass on the street. With its recent demolition, my mind finds traces elsewhere of the building that used to be -- what is now a hole waiting to be filled by MoMA:

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