Unobtrusive Museum Extension
Embracing the benefits of infill architecture, Swiss practice :Mlzd designed a modern extension for two historic buildings at Switzerland’s Rapperswil-Jona Municipal Museum by simply nestling a new space between the two.
The perforated bronze addition is intended to establish a more intuitive flow through the museum internally, while simultaneously creating an external element of visual intrigue for passers-by.
Despite the extension’s stark contrast with its surroundings, careful consideration has been paid to the design’s scale and position to ensure a strong sense of architectural integration. Located in a narrow side street, the structure is invisible from the north, leaving at least one view completely untouched.