Publisher: Arquine. ISBN: 9786077784777. Format: Hardback, 240 x 180 mm, 232pp.
Located on a triangular site within the Polanco area of Mexico City, the internationally acclaimed Museo Jumex exhibits a sizeable collection of contemporary art and is part of a wider urban redevelopment. This publication delineates the design and construction of the museum, as conceived by the David Chipperfield Architects. This title features photographs by Iwan Baan, texts by architecture scholars and a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and David Chipperfield. The extremely individual quality of the neighbouring buildings overrides any attempt to integrate the museum with its surroundings and instead allows for a rare architectural opportunity: the construction of a building that is simultaneously distinct from and complementary to its larger context.