by Snell in Architecture on Tuesday 27 November 2007

There was no way I was going to work out what this was until I was told: a piano. Yes, this is what happens when one of the world’s most famous architects is allowed to get their hands on a classic object. Daniel Liebskind has teamed up with piano maker Schimmel to create a five-metre long piano designed to complement the new addition to Toronoto’s Royal Ontario Museum, which was also designed by Liebskind. There is some resonance to this design in that Liebskind wanted to be a concert pianist when he was younger, but we do wonder about the acoustics this will produce.