A blogger for Architizer, the Facebook for architects, Karen Wong, opined that the new Parrish Art Museum building. "A low-slung, double-pitched, elongated form," "pays tribute to the history of this area, its art, and its painters, whose barns-cum-studios took advantage of the northern light." Its architects, Herzog & de Meuron, are best known for flashy, look-at-me buildings, but the 2008 financial crisis forced the Parrish museum to slash its budget. The result is a building whose plan is "disarmingly lucid, yet it encourages meandering from one naturally lit gallery to the next" and the building as a whole is summed up as "less spectacle and more sublime."
· Why Herzog & de Meuron's New Parrish Building Is The Perfect Art Museum [Architizer]