A Museum Whose Shape Defies Geometry

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This weekend marks the opening of San Francisco's new Contemporary Jewish Museum, but locals have been gawking at the building's mesmerizing shape for months. Todd Lappin of awesome blog Telstar Logistics snapped some images of this shiny, weird cube that is actually a room in the museum, even though it looks like precisely the wrong shape for everything. Maybe it's completely ordinary-looking inside? Nope. Check out the interior, below.

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Illustration for article titled A Museum Whose Shape Defies Geometry



The ceiling looks just as bizarre as you might guess. Below, you can see something even stranger. The oddly-shaped shiny cube is actually a kind of appendage to the rest of the museum, which looks like an ordinary nineteenth-century-ish rectangular, red brick building.

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Illustration for article titled A Museum Whose Shape Defies Geometry



You can see the cube just peeking around the left-hand side and a little bit on top.

Telstar Logistics Photostream [via Laughing Squid]

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annaleenewitz
Annalee Newitz

I seriously love this design. If you see it in person, it's really amazing. Especially the contrast between the very normal, staid brick museum and then this totally crack-addled cube sort of stuck onto it. Surprisingly, it works.