Herzog & de Meuron – Parrish Art Museum

The new building of the Parrish Art Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, is two miles from the current site in the village of Water Mill, New York. The reserved design is respectful of the landscape and channels the natural beauty through crisp forms and simple materials.

The architects drew their inspiration from the surrounding landscape and their visits to the artists’ studios in Long Island’s East End. This was the starting point for the design of the Parrish Art Museum which began with the basic parameters for a single gallery space, using the proportions of a studio and deriving a simple house section with north-facing skylights.   

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