Suspicious as I am sometimes of innovative museum building projects, Diller Scofidio and Renfro’s plan for the Hirshhorn Museum is backed by strong logic. First, and most importantly, the proposal to erect an inflatable meeting hall bolsters the museum’s potential to house public programing. Secondly, the design turns an otherwise dull structure into a twice yearly spectacle. Hatched by new museum director Richard Koshalek, Nicolai Ouroussoff praises the projects potential as an uplifting piece of civic art.

Read his full review at the NYT.

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