1/31/2013

Fantasy Guggenheim Expansion



Athens based Oiio Architecture proposes a plan to expand Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum.  The designers are answering to a call of museums worldwide seeking to extend to accommodate larger collections.  Their proposal stretches the original museum skyward, by continuing its iconic ramp, creating an additional 13 floors.


The building would continue to grow in circumference as it rose, while the atrium would gradually taper inwards to a point.  The building would then culminate in a perfectly circular floor plan at the top where Wrights iconic glass dome would be rehoused.







For those of you who consider this Blasphemy, take a deep breath, for the designers have only proposed this plan as pure fantasy acknowledging that the Guggenheim museum is so iconic it can no longer be touched by architects.