Jun '10 - Jul '10
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina_Museum of the Revolution
Architects: Boris Magas and Edo Smidhen
The ground and the sky materialize to form two large volumes; a plinth below and a large marble box above. The two sections are kept apart by a glazed wrapping moving in-between the volumes around their corners and continuing on away from the street.
The large cantilever of the museum’s top volume extends far enough to block most of the direct light from entering the middle zone. The ambiance of the interior vestibule and entrance gallery smoothly transition out towards the exterior courtyard. The main gallery space located in the top volume is lit by overhead sky lights - cameras were not allowed.
Museum alongside the street
Museum entrance away from street
Interior entrance gallery
Interior view of main staircase from top gallery
View of exterior garden near entrance
View from courtyard above towards exterior staircase
View from courtyard towards the street
Cantilever and window
This research is driven to uncover and examine the idiosyncrasies of the architecture that grew out of social modernism in Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70s. Through my travels to the Ex-Yugoslav republics, I will investigate the ways in which these characteristics are informed, urbanistically and architecturally, by the historical, social and –above all- built domain of the preceding decades in Yugoslavia.