MPV: Museum of Photography & Video 

ARCH 472 | Spring 2017
Associate Professor Thérèse Tierney


Within architecture, Stan Allen has written extensively about architecture from the standpoint of time and how time can be manipulated and transformed to frame event spaces.  Allen’s theories opened up new expressive practices in architecture derived from cinematic space, which are particularly effective in designing a museum space for photography and video. 

The architectural theorist, Michael Hayes, argues that the one of most important issues in architecture is this production of effects – the arrangement and distribution of experiential content and expressive content through architectural form.  That notion extends from carefully fabricated building details intended to bring out the latent aesthetic effects of constructed materials, to performative façade systems that promote differentiated forms, control lighting levels for programmatic activities, project media content and/or frame distant views.