With Steven Holl’s work, the first time you see something he designed, you pretty much decide it’s one of the best things you’ve ever seen.  And the next time you see his name on something–which is likely to be in a different country–you say the same thing.  If he has a bad day at the office, we haven’t seen it.  He only seems to be able to do wonderful things.

Lucky us.

Above is known as PLANAR HOUSE, Arizona USA, 2002-2005. Images from Steven Holl website Above photos copyright Bill Timmermann

And just like that, we find Mr Holl in Switzerland.  Above called  Swiss Amba, photos Copyright Andy Ryan

Denmark needed a place for art, so Steven got on the plane.      Art Iwan Baan

Continuing North, Mr H designed this amazing thing above in Hamarøy, Norway in memory of the writer Knut Hamsun

Next door, the Finns asked for his help to make the KIASMA MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Helsinki, Finland. Interior Paul Warchol

Home at last, Stephen Holl designed the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art above in Kansas City, MO Photos Roland Halbe.

And this is the SCHOOL OF ART & ART HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Iowa City, IA, United States, 1999-2006 (2 photos Andy Ryan; aerial photo Ron Mayland)

Every country should have a public building designed by Steven Holl.  What better way to announce that, as a nation, you are in favour of the power of the human imagination.

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