'Gray Matter' tells the story of the building of the museum, starting from how the museum was conceived, through contributions from the people involved.
The building, now completed, not only represents the creation of a highly innovative project but was, by necessity, also a proving-ground for new building construction and techniques. The construction of any large architectural creation is always a difficult, thrilling enterprise.
As a complex entity, every interesting building always has an fascinating story behind it.
‘Gray Matter’ tells the story of the building of the museum, starting from how the museum was conceived, through contributions from the people involved, the documents that describe the evolution of the museum, from the concept to the finished building, and the alchemy of transforming material (cement, steel and glass) into continuous environments.
The structure of the book follows the unfolding of events as they happened in a sort of dairy of how the building came to be.