Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
From Finn Juhl’s house we travelled by bus along the coastal road to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The museum is situated in a former country manor and its grounds; sitting on the top of a hill the Louisiana has uninterrupted views of the water. The building, built in 1855, was home to a nobleman who had three wives all called Louise, it is after them that the museum is named.
A series of glass corridors and pavilions link the more modern wings of the museum to the original villa. The architects Bo and Wohlert conceived the idea that the old and new parts of the museum would be physically connected and that travelling through the space would feel like a ‘covered stroll’ through the gardens. Huge panels of glass blur the boundary between inside and out, encouraging you to look at the gardens much like a work of art.