Phil Coffey on the Kimbell Art Museum for Building Design

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Coffey Architects’ founder and director Phil Coffey introduces the latest in Building Design’s 50 Wonders  series: Kimbell Art Museum

Exhausted, driving in a sun-soaked cabriolet into the Kimbell Art Museum as a 22-year-old part I student, I knew little of the building. The car parked in the dark bowels of the structure; I climbed the simple, straight steps into a series of daylit spaces. To this day, this is the moment I discovered the power of architecture to affect one’s spirit.

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