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Kunsthaus Graz in context

Raining. Maybe an opportune time to gather thoughts, be a bit lazy and spend some of the day sitting around my hostel room. Much has been written about context and the apparent lack of context in the Spacelab design, however reading A Friendly Alien by Bogner (2004) it seems easy to dismiss most of this pop-culture opinion. It’s also a rather well discussed topic and one which I don’t think I can contribute much to. Additionally I’m not excited to discuss the intent of the building from the view point of city officials and the idea they were trying to emulate the Frank Gehry Guggenheim ‘Bilbao effect’. I guess my thoughts are narrowing back down to where I started on day 1, it’s all about that skin, I will visit again tomorrow with this focused view.

Skin meets glass