de Young by de Meuron and (de) Herzog

Ah, the great de Young Museum in San Francisco by Herzog and de Meuron. It lays on the earth, not far from the ocean, like a beached whale; I mean it’s a container of great mystery.
And great power.

With its shimmering skin

and belly of an interior courtyard


“waving” a great and mighty tail fin in the sky. It’s a lookout tower. Rather than seeking the whale, now we’re in the whale, seeking deeper meaning.


This “fin” propels the place, creates waves of motion,

It wants to swallow you, engulf you, and then spit you out a better person, as you’ve through a meaningful experience.

And since I did it to Gehry, I’ll add this roadside attraction, for kicks:

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