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SFMOMA designing an addition

on Friday,May 27,2011 15:05

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is in the process of adding a wing to the facility. The design includes doubling the size of the building while not impeding the city life around it.

The SFMOMA hired an architecture company Snøhetta, which is attempting to build this extra space while minimizing the impact on the views of the area. They are hoping to use a cliff-like design.

"We're trying to minimize the mass of the building as much as possible," said Craig Dykers of Snøhetta. "Every facade of the addition has to relate to the urban condition in a unique way."

The main focus of the design includes incorporating the skyline and views of nearby streets. There will also be a new pedestrian pathway that will be lined with a glass-wall gallery, so people can enjoy the art before entering the building.

The architectural design company, which has not worked on a project like this before, will be incorporating the history and the culture into the new addition.

Individuals who are interested in architecture design may want to know that the employment for professionals in this field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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