Sorry folks, but I cannot get excited about the Crawford extension. I love the Gallery and it's a favourite spot to visit ... but no longer. The floating brick exterior looks like a mistake -- a bulge in the brickwork -- and liable to fall off at any moment. That's my view on the look of the place.
Then there's the design functionality. The interior is a mess of glass and metal. Don't get me wrong I like glass and metal but here the detail is faulty. Allegedly on opening night people were tripping on steps due to poor signposting of changes in floor levels.
I myself have used the new Ladies toilet -- it is difficult to use as an able-bodied person (poor lighting, handles in unexpected positions on doors, doors swinging in odd (and potentially dangerous) directions) -- goodness knows what it's like for someone with poor vision, never mind walking sticks (the entrance is up a shallow step that could be easily missed).
I'm sorry but if this is good design, I won't be ordering this architect.