Does Libeskind’s Contemporary Jewish Musem Have a Sound Design Problem?


Either proof that you can be a starchitect and still not be able to control the whole experience within your building, or that you can’t please everyone all the time. Fresh off a slew of great reviews of Daniel Libeskind‘s Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, we ran across a post on the blog Chez Namastenancy, which extols familiar praises for the new museum, but then offers up a critique that while everything is beautifully designed and presented, the sound design in the place is atrocious, from being much too loud to offering a constant aural assault from all directions. So every new building always has its achilles’ heel, perhaps this is the one piece that makes Libeskind’s masterpiece suffer?