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Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille

Parisian architect's delicately sculptured museum extension...

Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
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Playing with abstract patterns, a jarring, irregular roof, geometric forms and light – Manuelle Gautrand, one of France’s leading architects, has designed a truly captivating extension for Lille’s Museum of Modern Art, recently rebranded as ‘LaM’. Housing the museum’s comprehensive collection of ‘Art Brut’ – the largest collection of outsider art in France – the delicate patterns of the asymmetrical façade create a beautiful spectacle from the exterior in low light, whilst during daylight hours the shapes cast alluring shadows into the gallery space. Gracefully juxtaposing Roland Simounet’s 1983 original without overpowering the gentle feeling of the site, Gautrand’s exquisite extension is unique, inspiring and iconic…

Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille
Le Musée d’art Moderne, Lille

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