The Nomadic Museum is a, well, nomadic museum, one that can be easily taken apart and rebuilt in different places. The walls on the building are created from stacked and staggered shipping containers, with paper tube columns and a fabric ceiling. Despite its size, tt is a piece of mobile architecture which is easily assembled and disassembled and then shipped (contents included) in the same shipping containers that make up the walls.
Once inside the effect is wonderful. In New York the museum was built on an abandoned pier on the Hudson River. The sheer length of the building created a great hypostyle hall, the floor consisted of a central boardwalk surrounded by crushed stones, while dramatically lit photographs were suspended from wires on either side of that central path. The Nomadic Museum was designed to contain a specific exhibition, Ashes and Snow by photographer Gregory Colbert.