S AM - Swiss Architecture Museum (Basel)

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The Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM) is the kind of museum where you don’t know if the radiators in the corridor are part of the exhibition or simply radiators.

Don’t expect to see there any sort of models of the highest, most modern or most ecologic buildings or any conventional architectural designs and plannings, no, no, no… the exhibitions here are going beyond architecture… far beyond… really, really far beyond…

Maybe you should try reading their concept’s presentation in the About section of their website. I’m not so sure I understood a thing of what is said there, but it reminded me the good old time when I was smoking funny rolled cigarettes, watching Mio Mao with a supermarket plastic bag wrapped around my TV screen… And I must say, visiting the museum has the same sort of effect.

At least it offers an interesting lomographic playground when it’s raining outside or when you have nothing better to do during lunchtime. And observing the (rare) visitors frowning like experts in front of a simple piece of wood is a hell of fun!

Link: http://www.sam-basel.org/
Steinenberg 7
CH – 4001 Basel

written by grenoouille on 2009-02-19 in #world #locations #s-am-architecture-museum #weird #basel #funny #swiss

3 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    This is a master piece. You took advantage of the low light conditions perfectly. Some shots are full of details, like Bruegel paintings, and other strike by their simplicity... Bravo. Thank you grenoouille for the trip...

  2. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    hmm... strange... the intro is missing... so just to let you know:

    "The Swiss Architecture Museum (S AM) is the kind of museum where you don’t know if the radiators in the corridor are part of the exhibition or simply radiators."

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    #12 is nice

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