“Some movements within modern architecture particularly emphasize theimportance of matching buildings to their surroundings.” Practicing such “Contextual architecture” is highly challenging and typically notsomething the future inhabitants of a building are well equipped forparticipating in. This article is a new vision to design an important building in suchsensitive places, for example, designing a museum in a historical context. It shows concepts and definition of museums and contextualism, and answers the main question proposed in this paper: “How can we design ahuge and important building such as a museum in historical context whilerespecting its importance and at the same time avoiding the deterioration ofthis historical place?” And based on answering the sub following questions too: What is the museum concept? What are the activities and functions of this prototype? What is the museum form and morphology? What are the types ofcontextual design? What are the strategies of contextual design? This part ends with electing some criteria that will be used as basis for the practical part. It can be an ideal strategy for designing a museum in historical context.
Farahat, Baher I., and Khaled A. Osman. “Toward a New Vision to Design a Museum in Historical Places.” HBRC Journal, January 10, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.hbrcj.2016.01.004.