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Celebrating the Shift in Architecture

This week many architects, engineers, church groups, and students gathered to celebrate the shift in Architecture.   The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened last Saturday to the public. The Act of Congress established it in 2003, to highlight the culture and the history of African Americans.  The long awaited moment has finally come, and it brought millions to see the mini-inauguration. David Adjaye, has created a new language within the Museum that has never been done before. The skin of the building is ironwork, which is represented as a part of the African American culture. The building is an inverted pyramid, which represents the shape of a Yoruban caryatid. This was a traditional West African Column. David Adjaye wanted to start to tell a story that celebrated the entire life and history of the African American Culture. From one continent to another, and then celebrating the making of how new cultures have evolved today. For the first time in history, the White House will host an event titled “South by South Lawn” featuring David Adjaye on October 3, 2016.  If you haven’t seen it yet for yourself, please take a moment to go.  The Architecture language is shifting, and its beautiful to see that everyone can take part of a story that will never be lost.

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Photograph by Alan Karchmer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Adjaye in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Sep ’16 by Chandra.Moore

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