Where do architects find inspiration?

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The first four images are the spaces that Jacques Herzog told the Tate Modern were his most inspiring.

The antique underground caves in Rome.
Stockholm City Library by Erik Gunnar Asplund.
The space under the Eiffel Tower by Gustave Eiffel.
Biblioteca Laurenziana by Michelangelo in Florence.

It’ll be interesting to see how they affect especially the interior and the outdoor spaces of the new Tate Modern 2, which is the bottom image.

Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are designing that new building to go next to the existing Tate Modern, which they also created out of a former power station by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Tate Modern 2 is due to open around 2012.

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