New Tate Modern Building

Tate Modern Switch House

New Tate Modern building extension called the Switch House looks great, especially from outside. The pyramid shape brick building looks like it belongs next to the rectangle shape of the old building forming a great marriage of the two shapes.

The best part of the building in my opinion is the the perforated brick surface. The facade is impressive with a few well designed unconventional details. But it must be experienced in real life to fully appreciate the building.

From outside the proportions and size of the extension looks spectacular, but from inside it feels much smaller. In my opinion the space is too dark, cave like and gloomy. All in all there is too much concrete now inside of the buildings, and not enough warmer materials like wood.

The art seems almost disappearing into the vast building as architecture takes over.

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