Surface Museum, Deep Archive | Option Studio

Option Studio: Order and the Environment
Instructors: Florian Idenburg, Sam Ghantous
Term: Fall 2017


How deep is your love of the archive? All over the world, the archive is the fastest growing part of major museums, but people want “authentic” museum experiences. This project tries to address the two separate worlds in context with the site. The museum experience is flattened to a surface that recreates the topography of the terrain it replaces. The archive is 7 floors deep of storage units neatly allocated, secured, and stored below the museum surface. This is the stockpiling of culture for the love of the archive.