The Yale Center for British Art Museum in New Haven, Connecticut is probably one of Louis Kahn’s best projects and for sure one the most interesting museum designs out there. For starters, of course, how he calibrated the natural light, allowing for the art to be appreciated without use of artificial light. Then there’s the way the spaces are are articulated, how they flow, from a small intimate gallery to the more expansive room, seamlessly, with glimpses through the interior openings that orient the visitor of its trajectory. And the art, finally, adds another layer to the design, the relationship between the building and the Center’s collection creating an stimulating dialogue between traditional and Modern.
By Paul Clemence, photographer, writer, author