“Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation,” at the National Building Museum, is obligatory for anyone who cares about architecture and museums. The exhibition, which opened Saturday, not only surveys the work of the Danish design firm Bjarke Ingels Group, it is also designed by the firm itself. BIG, as the company is known, is the same firm hired by the Smithsonian to remake its campus near the Castle on the Mall.
The 10-year-old design group manages to celebrate and explicate its own work without too much solipsism, while also offering an exceptional snapshot of the state of architecture today, the ideas, ideals and ideology that govern how buildings get made. It is also the first exhibition at the National Building Museum that manages to use the magnificent but cavernous central atrium of the Pension Building in a way that integrates exhibition design into the architectural setting.
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