Museum of Arts and Design-MAD, New York
The Museum of Arts and Design, a building once unpopular with New Yorkers, has received a new face thanks to the architect Brad Cloepfil from the Allied Works architects’ office. The new design features vertical and horizontal strip windows which break up the originally completely closed façade and allow passers-by to look into the building’s interior. In response to the window surfaces, particularly contrasting bands of tiles meander over the whiteglazed terracotta facade and create a powerfully geometric appearance. The old concrete supports in the ground floor – which account for the building’s nickname “lollipop building” – have been maintained and, protected behind glass, recall the building’s architectural history.