Transport Museum, Glasgow
It is always interesting to know what architects look at when they visit works of other architects. We are probably all a bit obsessed with the detailing.
This weekend Sanya visited the well-known Transport museum in Glasgow. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and opened for public in 2011.
The treatment of materials caught her attention. In order to achieve the overall appearance of one consistent form, architects aimed to create as seamless connections as possible. So the timber, plaster, steel, all these different elements are treated the way that they seemingly merge in one surface which wraps around the inner exhibition space.
There are no exposed joists, that would reveal the build up of walls and ceilings, and the process of construction behind it all. With this we feel a building can lose the human touch.
It is an interesting approach that differs from what we tend to do in our projects – we always try to expose and juxtapose the distinctive characteristics of materials we use.
|Exhibition space in Transport museum by Zaha Hadid Architects|