EXTREME MODEL RAILROAD & CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM - North Adams, MA
While architecture is an integral part of our everyday lives, few major art or encyclopedic museums dedicate exhibit space to the artform. Where they do exist, architecture museums often do an equally poor job representing architecture outside of drawings, images, and small artifacts. As a whole, no department or museum comes close to presenting architecture in the same immersive, cohesive manner as EMRCA.
Until EMRCA, no one has suggested centering a long-term architecture exhibition around scale models. EMRCA represents a revolutionary step in architecture museums. By clustering hundreds of architectural models in a common landscape and scale, visitors will be able to compare and appreciate the great accomplishments of the built environment as never before.