The redesigned extension to the Tate Modern contemporary art museum in London, launched today, shows Jacques Herzog moving from what would effectively have been a built diagram of stacked boxes – his first attempt of two years ago – into something considerably more smoothly sculpted. It’s turning into architecture. He has also abandoned the somewhat quixotic glass cladding to his Mark One scheme – this is to be a south-facing building, remember – in favour of a considerably subtler perforated brick skin.
Text, photos and audio interview with Kathryn Gustafson © Hugh Pearman, September 2008. Video interview with Hugh (via hyperlink) by Amanda Baillieu of BD.