The Architecture of the Reina Sophia Modern Art Museum in Madrid

A hospital in 16th century Madrid, the Reina Sofia has been renovated with a modern glass elevator running down the front and some unique architectural additions to the rear.

Madrid's Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum Exterior Signage First off, 16th century architecture in Spain is downright boring, usually rectangular and plain, with lots of small windows.
The Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridThe modern addition at the back repeats the square theme of the windows in the reflective ceiling.
Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridThe result plays with the light until it looks like an abstract painting.
Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Madrid
Frosted geometric shapes in glass reveal other traditional 16th century buildings across the street.Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Madrid Geometric repetition defines this new addition to the architecture of the Reina Sophia, Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Madridalong with light, shadows and reflections.
Light, Shadows and Reflections Define the Architecture of La Reina Sophia I’m not so sure how effective this curvilinear third addition is, although it does add a punch of brilliant red to the otherwise mostly monochrome building.
Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridAnd it’s also reflective thus skewing the geometry in an interesting way.Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridA few more almost abstract views of the building.
Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in Madrid This reflection is of the rather curious ‘meat’ sculpture on the upper level.
Bull Statue Reflected in the Architecture of the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridThe ‘meat’ sculpture picks up the red of the third addition.
Madrid's Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum Art: Sculpture of 'Meat'More on the Artwork of the Reina Sofia.
More on our 2014 trip to Northern Spain on my Albatz Travel Adventures Blog.

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