The building, in its very simplicity, possesses extraordinary purity. The form, the massive planar walls in smooth concrete and the visible architectural structure make of it a modern work of art. This is the Modern Art Museum designed by the Japanese architect, Tadao Ando. It is situated in the Cultural District of Forth Worth in the American state of Texas. A building of lasting beauty. It comprises various large open spaces and pavilions which seem to float in a vast pool.

Fort Worth’s Cultural District is situated on the outskirts of the city. It is a concentration of museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis Kahn, the Museum of Science and History by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects and Philip Johnson’s Amon Carter Center.

The Modern Art Museum is surely the simplest and purest architectural work and, therefore, the most impactful. It is architecture with no need of a story; it clothes subtlety and simplicity in powerful forms and striking materials like concrete, glass and steel.

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PHOTOGRAPHY & TEXT HANS FONK