Revealed: Proposed Designs for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
"San Francisco rejected the plan, Chicago officials welcomed it with open arms, and now, mere months later, following promises of organic sponginess from George Lucas himself, Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art," reports Spencer Peterson for Curbed Chicago.
Writing for The Architect's Newspaper, Chris Bentley supplies this description of the proposed design: "Renderings made public Monday show a white, undulating dune of sorts, its stone surface ascending into a metallic 'floating' disc.'" Bentley's coverage is link-heavy, so readers looking to get the complete background on the project should start there.
Curbed staff also gathered a compendium of critical reactions to the renderings, which includes this not-so-favorable Twitter review from Blair Kamin, the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic (Kamin also gathered reader responses to the design):