Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

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Denizen Works designs “abstracted tree” viewing tower for Scottish botanical gardens

London-based architects Denizen Works has submitted planning for a observation tower containing a vertical gallery and bird hide at Inverewe Garden in Scotland. The design has been created in response to an open brief set for Denizen Works by the garden’s owners – the National Trust for Scotland – to create a viewing tower to draw more

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Studio Libeskind’s Museum of Zhang ZhiDong references Wuhan’s industrial past

Daniel Libeskind’s studio has completed its first project in China – a museum in Wuhan featuring an arcing steel-clad volume elevated above a new public plaza. Libeskind’s New York-based studio designed the museum in collaboration with the City of Wuhan and China’s largest property developer Vanke, which the architect created a dragon-inspired pavilion for at the

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MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day

Architecture studio MAPA has designed this simple prefabricated wooden chapel for a vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay, puncturing a black box through one of its slanted walls to provide a shrine for the patron saint of winemakers. The prefabricated open-air chapel is located in the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which forms part of The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén. Brazilian and Uruguayan studio

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Hood Museum overhaul will “knit together” its postmodern predecessor

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s major extension and renovation of postmodern architect Charles Moore’s Hood Museum of Art, in New Hampshire, will involve slotting in a pale brick building and covering a central courtyard. Currently under construction, the project will bring the institution to 16,350 square feet (1,518 square metres) – nearly 50 per cent larger

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Olson Kundig reveals plans for Bob Dylan Center in Oklahoma

Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig has unveiled a proposal for a museum dedicated to American musician Bob Dylan in Tulsa, close to a substantial archive of his belongings. Olson Kundig will act as lead architect for The Bob Dylan Center, after the firm was selected in an international competition for the project spearheaded by George

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Expansion of New York’s Frick Collection gains approval amid protests

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved Selldorf Architects’ renovation and expansion plans for the city’s Frick Collection museum, despite ongoing protests against the “harmful” project. Approved during a hearing yesterday, 26 June 2018, the proposal by Selldorf Architects will involve the largest overhaul of the Frick Collection since it was transformed from the home

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Tirado Arquitectos completes timber-clad museum at colonial farm in Patagonia

The ridged roofline of this museum in Chile’s Aysén Region references existing historic buildings on the site and creates a sequence of dramatic internal spaces with steeply sloping ceilings. Santiago-based studio Tirado Arquitectos was commissioned by the regional government to develop a museum on the historically important site, where settlers established a sheep-farming community in

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Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch museum undergoes revitalisation in St Louis

A subterranean museum below architect Eero Saarinen’s iconic arch in St Louis has been renovated and expanded by three architecture firms, as part of an effort to rejuvenate the area around the monument. Formerly known as The Museum of Westward Expansion, the new Gateway Arch Museum was led by New York firms Cooper Robertson and

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Schaum/Shieh covers Houston art gallery in sculptural white panels

Sculptural white stucco panels and small triangular windows define the facades of this gallery by US studio Schaum/Shieh, which is meant to appear like it could “blow away in the wind”. Run by an independent curator, the Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology is located in Houston’s museum district, near buildings such as the Renzo Piano-designed

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Vatican City presents woodland chapels built by architects including Foster, Souto de Moura and Flores & Prats

The Vatican City seeks to question the meaning of the chapel in the 21st century with its debut at the Venice Architecture Biennale, a series of woodland structures by famous architects from around the world. The Holy See Pavilion consists of 10 small chapels, built by architects including Norman Foster, Eduardo Souta de Moura, Sean

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Adjaye, Ingels and Chipperfield reveal shortlisted designs for Adelaide Contemporary gallery

David Adjaye, Bjarke Ingels and David Chipperfield are among the big-name architects vying to design new art museum in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Contemporary is set to become a landmark cultural destination for the Australian city, combining exhibition galleries, research facilities and education spaces with a public sculpture park. There are six teams shortlisted to design it, with

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Guggenheim successor opens tropical-influenced IK Lab art gallery in Tulum

The great-grandson of art collector Peggy Guggenheim has opened a gallery at an eco-resort in Tulum, where wave-like cement walls and undulating vine floors provide an unusual backdrop to artwork. Opened last month, IK Lab is located in the luxurious eco-friendly Azulik resort in the popular vacation town located on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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Mecanoo’s performing arts centre nears completion in Taiwan

Dutch practice Mecanoo is putting the finishing touches to an arts centre in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, which plays host to a selection of opera houses, concert halls and an open-air theatre set into its bulging roof. Situated on a former military training base, The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts will be the

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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Welcome centre for Quebec heritage site rises from the landscape

A stone-filled gabion wall runs along one side of this green-roofed visitors pavilion by architect Anne Carrier, which emerges from a slope at a heritage site in Canada. The Welcome Pavilion is for Seigneurie des Aulnaies – a Quebec cultural heritage site notable for its Victorian estate with a manor house, mill and gardens. Located

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Winning design for Taiwan art museum features sloped green roofs

Joe Shih Architects and Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop have won the international competition to design an art museum in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Called “The Hill”, the winning design for the Taoyuan Museum of Art features a pair of buildings with inclined green roofs on either side of a raised railway. The back-to-back buildings form a “symbolical gate and hub”

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Crisp concrete forms house galleries for radical Italian art in Upstate New York

Architect Miguel Quismondo has transformed a 1960s warehouse in the Hudson River Valley and created a new concrete addition to house a collection of work from the Italian Arte Povera, or “Poor Art”, movement. Taking its name from the Italian word for “warehouse”, Magazzino is located in Cold Springs – a village in the Hudson

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Eight buildings proposed for BIG’s EuropaCity development near Paris

Here’s a look at eight of the buildings that will make up the BIG-masterplanned EuropaCity district, set to be built on the outskirts of Paris. UNStudio, Atelier COS and Hérault Arnod Architectes are among the European firms that have been selected to design buildings for the sprawling new leisure district, which is planned for an 80-hectare site near Charles de

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New York’s The Shed releases updated images and programme details

More details about the expandable cultural venue at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards have been revealed, including construction photos, new interior renderings, and information about its first commissions and exhibitions. The updated images show views of the flexible gallery, performance and events spaces that will be formed in and around The Shed, designed by New York studios Diller

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Studio Gang unveils plans for Arkansas Art Center overhaul

Chicago-based firm Studio Gang has revealed plans to add a series of glazed pavilions with pleated roofs to an arts centre in Arkansas, as part of a major renovation and extension project. Studio Gang’s scheme includes 127,000 square feet (11,798 square metres) of new and refurbished spaces at the Arkansas Art Center, which comprises exhibition,

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UNStudio plans new cultural centre with rooftop cinemas for Paris

UNStudio has won a competition to design a new cinema and cultural centre with weathering steel walls and green roofs as part of BIG’s EruopaCity masterplan on the outskirts of Paris. The three intertwined volumes of weathering steel comprising the Centre Culturel Dédié Au 7è Art will house a cinema and “cultural laboratory” featuring both indoor and outdoor screens. EuropaCity

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Productora builds Mexican centre for archeology and textiles using tinted concrete

Mexican architecture firm Productura has used pigmented concrete walls, brickwork steps and timber-framed windows to construct this museum and library in Oaxaca. Productura designed the Community Cultural Centre for Teotitlán del Valle – a small village at the foothills of the Sierra Juárez mountains. The project aims to celebrate the heritage of the community, which

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White concrete volumes conceal bright red auditorium in Dominique Coulon & Associés’ theatre

Stacked white, concrete volumes conceal the vibrant red, pink and orange interior of this theatre in the former mining town of Freyming-Merlebach by Dominique Coulon & Associés. The French architects designed the Théodore Gouvy theatre as part of a drive to regenerate the town in north east France, which has seen high levels of unemployment since the area’s

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Diamond Schmitt swaps concrete for glass at brutalist arts centre in Ottawa

Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects has overhauled and expanded Ottawa’s brutalist National Arts Centre, cladding it in glass to create a light-filled interior. Based in Toronto, Diamond Schmitt Architects led the performance venue’s transformation by updating the exterior and interior spaces, while retaining some the building’s original features. The renovation encompassed the upgrade of 20,000

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Prefabricated and mobile components combine to form The People’s Station cultural centre

People’s Architecture Office has completed a modular cultural centre in the Chinese city of Yantai, featuring a prefabricated metal structure and portable rooms that can be detached and cycled to other locations. The Beijing-based studio designed The People’s Station to demonstrate a range of concepts it has developed over the past seven years, including a

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Work halts on Calatrava’s Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center site

The future of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Greek Orthodox church at New York’s World Trade Center looks uncertain, as the archdiocese has failed to pay construction fees. Work on the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, designed by the Spanish architect to replace a 19th-century building destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been suspended indefinitely. Construction had been underway for

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Alabama architecture students convert historic bank into library for rural town

A brick bank building in Alabama dating to the early 1900s has been transformed into a community library by Rural Studio, a student design-build programme dedicated to social projects. The Newbern Library is located in a town of the same name with less than 200 residents, and was converted by fifth-year architecture students at Auburn

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New photographs reveal the feat of engineering behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome

These photographs by Luc Boegly and Sergio Grazia show the complex engineering of the vast dome that is suspended over the galleries of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Meetings between the the French architect and engineers Buro Happold began in 2007, with the architect laying out his vision for an art gallery like

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Rojkind Arquitectos completes concrete concert hall on the Gulf of Mexico

Monolithic board-marked concrete volumes make up this seaside concert hall, built by Rojkind Arquitectos for the philharmonic orchestra of Mexican city Boca del Rio. Mexico City-based Rojkind Arquitectos’ Foro Boca houses the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, which was formed in 2014 to boost the city’s music and cultural activities. Built as part of a wider masterplan

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Paul Laurendeau covers Quebec amphitheatre with giant red roof

A huge roof clad in red-hued metal panels spans above this open-air theatre, which Canadian studio Atelier Paul Laurendeau has built on the waterfront of Trois-Rivières in Quebec. The Amphithéâtre Cogeco is located in the east of the city at a corner point where the Saint Lawrence and Saint-Maurice rivers meet. The site was formerly an industrial area

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Triangular concert hall by Productora and Isaac Broid takes cues from Aztec ruins

Mexican architect Isaac Broid and firm Productora has created a stone-clad performing arts venue in central Mexico that borders an archaeological site. The Teopanzolco Cultural Center is situated in Cuernavaca, the capital of the state of Morelos, and adjoins an archaeological site with Aztec ruins. The team incorporated triangular geometries that allude to the pyramid-shaped

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“Canyon-like” roof tops Brooks + Scarpa’s Southern Utah Museum of Art

Californian studio Brooks + Scarpa has shaped the roof of this art museum in Utah to create deep valleys and a huge curved porch, as a reference to the sandstone formations of nearby canyons. Located in Cedar City, Brooks + Scarpa’s newly opened Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) forms part of the Southern Utah

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Mecanoo reveals renovation plans for New York Public Library

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has unveiled its masterplan to overhaul the New York Public Library’s main beaux-arts building on Fifth Avenue. The newly released visuals and details reveal Mecanoo’s intentions for the Stephen A Schwarzman Building – the library’s main branch at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street – which the studio has developed with local

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David Adjaye’s red library and events complex in Florida wins approval

British architect David Adjaye’s plans to create a “micro village” of red cultural buildings in Florida’s Winter Park have been granted planning permission. Adjaye Associates won approval for the $30 million (£22.7 million) project from the Winter Park City Commission earlier this week. The Winter Park Public Library and Events Center will replace the existing civic

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Marina Abramovic cancels OMA’s theatre conversion in Upstate New York

Serbian artist Marina Abramovic has abandoned plans for OMA to turn a former theatre in Upstate New York into an arts institute in her name, after failing to raise enough funding. Abramovic announced the cancellation of the project, designed by architecture firm OMA’s New York office, during a talk at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery last month.

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Underground Roman temple reopens as immersive museum using light, haze and sound

A subterranean Roman temple where a mysterious cult worshipped has been restored within an immersive museum below Bloomberg’s headquarters in London by 9/11 memorial museum exhibition designers Local Projects. Part of Bloomberg’s £1 billion Norman Foster-designed European headquarters was restoring the Temple of Mithras to its original location seven metres below modern street level. The reconstructed temple sits in a

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KRFT adds two-tone brick theatre to Singer Laren museum

Amsterdam studio KRFT has updated and extended a museum and cultural complex in the Dutch town of Laren, adding a new brick-clad theatre and a glazed foyer wrapped in a “curtain” of slatted timber. Singer Laren is a museum and theatre dedicated to preserving and displaying the collection of American artist William Singer, and his

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Remai Modern art museum is a stack of metal and glass blocks in the Canadian Prairies

Toronto-based KPMB Architects has built a riverside art museum in Saskatoon, which is designed in response to the flat plains that surround the Canadian city. The 126,000-square-foot (approximately 11,705 square metres) Remai Modern opened to the public last month. It provides a new home for over 7,500 art works from the collection of the Mendel Art Gallery

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Isozaki “was the first well-known architect to work in Miami Beach” says protégé David Gauld

Arata Izosaki’s Bass Museum project paved the way for future starchitects to work in Miami Beach, says the Japanese architect’s contemporary David Gauld, who also credited the Art Basel fair with transforming the city’s attitudes towards culture and architecture. New York-based architect Gauld said that Isozaki’s extension to the art museum in 2001 sparked a

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SHoP extends Santa Fe art gallery with folded aluminium corner

For the renovation of contemporary art gallery SITE Santa Fe, New York-based SHoP Architects has added a pair of pointed courtyards wrapped with diamond-patterned perforated aluminium. SHoP Architects renovated and extended SITE Sante Fe’s former beer warehouse building to create extra gallery spaces, a new public entrance, and indoor and outdoor spaces for its growing audience. Two extensions

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David Chipperfield to masterplan overhaul of Minneapolis Institute of Art

British architect David Chipperfield has been selected to reconfigure a major art museum in Minnesota, which includes a 1970s extension designed by modernist Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, also known by the nickname Mia, has enlisted Chipperfield to reconfigure its campus in the Midwestern city’s Whittier neighbourhood. The overhaul is intended to make room

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Foster reveals botanic sculpture garden for Florida’s Norton Museum of Art

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to surround its extension to the Norton Museum of Art in Florida’s West Palm Beach with a subtropical garden, to provide “outdoor galleries” for sculptures. The British firm, led by architect Norman Foster, will create its first public garden as part of the renovation and extension of the museum on

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Arata Isozaki and David Gauld complete renovation of Miami Beach art museum The Bass

The Bass museum of contemporary art is reopening in Miami Beach, following a renovation that saw architects David Gauld and Arata Isozaki amend an extension they designed for the building 16 years ago. Closed for two years while work took place, The Bass will open to the public on 29 October 2017. Its interior spaces have

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Instagrammers capture Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar as it nears completion

Images of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar in Doha are beginning to emerge on Instagram as the building’s interlocking design nears completion. Inspired by the rose-like formations of crystal that appear in the desert sand, the building is composed of a ring of low-lying and linked pavilions, which encircle a large courtyard area and existing palace.

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Moveable wooden screens are set into concrete facades of Mokyeonri Wood Culture Museum

This museum in Incheon, South Korea, is dedicated to teaching visitors about wood and features moving timber screens that create effects similar to dappled sunlight filtering through trees. Seoul architecture studio Soft Architecture Lab designed the Wood Culture Museum for a site in Incheon Grand Park, where the Korea Forest Service operates a large arboretum.

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BIG creates subterranean museum by carving channels into dune by Nazi bunker

Danish firm BIG has built an “invisible museum” in Blåvand, Denmark, by cutting linear passageways out of the sand dune beside a bunker built by German forces during the second world war. BIG’s design creates new exhibition spaces for the Tirpitz Bunker, which already housed a small museum. The four slender slices channel through the dune beside the bunker,

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Brutalist library in Chicago gets interior update by Woodhouse Tinucci

US firm Woodhouse Tinucci Architects has spruced up reading room in the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library, a 1970s building originally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Totalling 18,000 square feet (1,672 square metres), the project entailed transforming a ground-level reading room of the brutalist library into a space more suitable for group meetings

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Drone footage captures Zaha Hadid’s mountaintop museum in South Tyrol

This video shot by drone captures the late Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum, which is half buried into the peak of an Alpine mountain in Italy. The footage offers a drone’s eye view of the large volumes of the museum, which appear to burst through the rockface of Mount Kronplatz at 2,275 metres above sea level. Dezeen commissioned videographer Alaïa Fonk to

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Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen drapes Bahrain music centre with mesh curtains

Steel mesh curtains can be lifted to offer glimpses of performances inside this traditional music centre designed by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen for Muharraq Island in Bahrain. Brussels-based Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen was tasked to design a pair of cultural centres for Bahrain – an archipelago of 33 low-lying islands in the Arabian Gulf – as part

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Six Canadian cultural buildings on 150th Canada Day

Today, 1 July 2017, is Canada’s 150th birthday and we’ve pulled together six contemporary cultural buildings in the country to mark the occasion. They include a white granite museum, a music centre of huge towers clad in bronze tiles and a gallery in the forest. Canada Day celebrates the anniversary of The Constitution Act, which amalgamated what was Canada, Nova Scotia, and

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s US Olympic Museum breaks ground

New York architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has released new images of its spiralling US Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, as construction on the project officially starts. First unveiled in 2015, the 5,600-square-metre facility will be the only museum in the US dedicated to the legacy of the country’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It will feature 1,900 square

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple was the “first expression” of modern architecture

We’re continuing our look back at Frank Lloyd Wright’s most important projects, in celebration the anniversary of the American architect’s 150th birth last week. Next is Unity Temple, the Prairie-style concrete church that he considered to be his first contribution to modern architecture. Wright designed Unity Temple in 1905 for the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Oak Park Unity Church,

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Frank Lloyd Wright subverted typical art-gallery layouts with spiral Guggenheim museum

Our week of celebrating the 150th anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth by examining his most important projects ends with the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York, which he designed as a spiral ramp for viewing avant-garde artwork. The Solomon R Guggenheim, commonly referred to as the Guggenheim, is one of Wright’s most iconic

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Brickwork facade modelled on “abstract menorah” fronts Jewish community centre by Natoma Architects

Stanley Saitowitz’s firm Natoma Architects has created a Hillel House for Philadelphia’s Drexel University, with a red brick facade designed to reference the branched lampstands used in Jewish homes and temples, as well as the striated garments worn during prayer. The Center for Jewish Life – also referred to as a Hillel House – is located

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Bennetts Associates converts Art Deco cinema into cultural centre in northern England

Bennetts Associates has renovated a 1930s cinema and added a brick, frosted-glass and copper extension to create this cultural centre in Chester, England. The British studio carried out the £37 million transformation for the listed Odeon cinema in Chester – a walled city in the northwest of England. A library, cinema, restaurant and cafe are set in the existing

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Peter Zumthor unveils extension plans for Renzo Piano’s Fondation Beyeler in Basel

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has revealed designs for a trio of new buildings at the Renzo Piano-designed Fondation Beyeler art gallery in Riehen, Basel. At a press conference held at the foundation yesterday, Zumthor presented maquettes and plans for a new gallery in addition to administrative and events spaces, which will be arranged around mature trees in a previously

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Jamie Fobert’s cliffside extension to Tate St Ives nears completion

Work is almost complete on a sunken extension to the Tate’s seaside art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall, which is set to open to the public later this year. The extension by Jamie Fobert Architects will double the size of Tate St Ives gallery, which overlooks the Atlantic sea from a cliff in Cornwall, southwest England. The aim of

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Mountain landscapes inform peaked roof of NBBJ’s Nanjing exhibition centre

Skylights top eight angular peaks on the roof of this exhibition centre in the Chinese city of Nanjing by architecture firm NBBJ, funnelling natural light down into the interior. The Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Centre was designed by NBBJ as part of a masterplan that will see an island in the Yangtze River transformed into a sustainable park and

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Kengo Kuma unveils stacked wooden box design for Turkish art museum

Kengo Kuma & Associates has revealed plans to create a modern art museum in a former wood market in Turkey, which will be made up of cluster of slatted timber blocks. The Japanese studio led by Kengo Kuma is designing the Odunpazari Modern Art Museum to host a large collection of Turkish modern art in Eskishehr, a university town in the northwest of the

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Henry Moore Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary with renovation of the artist’s former home

Hugh Broughton Architects has added a new visitors centre and an oxidised-steel extension to the Henry Moore Studios and Garden in Hertfordshire – the site of the artist’s former home. The architects focused on reusing and extending existing buildings, thereby minimising impact on the estate and preserving the environment, which was cherished by the Moore family. Moore, who

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to design British Library extension

British firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has been appointed to design a new research centre for the British Library in London. The 9,290-square-metre extension will occupy a 11,000-square-metre site to the north of the Grade I-listed library building, which was designed by Colin St John Wilson in the 1960s and stands beside St Pancras train station. The research centre will

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Sledding path to loop around roof garden of Beijing civic centre by Andrew Bromberg

An undulating path will curve around the roof garden of this Beijing shopping centre by American architect Andrew Bromberg, and be covered in a layer of fake snow for sledding in winter. Hong Kong-based Bromberg of architectural firm Aedas, designed the Phase 3C building for the China World Trade Center complex in Chaoyang, the city’s central business district. The building is the fifth

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Bahá’í temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini features torqued wings made of steel and glass

Sufi whirling dancers and Japanese bamboo baskets were among the references for this sculptural temple in Chile by Hariri Pontarini Architects. The Bahá’í Temple of South America is located just outside of Santiago, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. “Nestled in the rolling topography of the mountains and surrounded by reflecting pools and a landscape

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Translucent panels create glowing facade for São Paulo gallery by Metro

Polycarbonate panels run along the base of this gallery in São Paulo by local architects Metro, flooding the space with natural light during the day and transmitting light from within at night. Casa Triângulo exists as a single, large volume: a big white box with the weight of the concrete visually relieved by the panelled window at the base. Metro collaborated with

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Copenhagen’s Experimentarium features a helical staircase and cladding based on fluid dynamics

Danish studio CEBRA has redesigned a science centre in Copenhagen, adding a shimmering copper-clad staircase that represents the structure of a DNA strand. CEBRA won an international competition in 2011 to oversee the refurbishment of the Experimentarium, which seeks to engage with young people and showcase the wonders of science. The building is located in the

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Renzo Piano completes stilted art gallery on Santander waterfront

Thousands of shimmering ceramic discs cover the stilted volumes of Renzo Piano’s Centro Botín art gallery, which stands on the docks in the Spanish city of Santander. The Centro Botín is Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first building in Spain, and is part of a wider redevelopment of Santander’s Pereda Gardens. It occupies a former ferry car park in a newly created piece of the park,

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RIBA set to open dockside architecture centre in Liverpool this June

RIBA has revealed its new Broadway Malyan-designed architecture centre for northern England, which opens on Liverpool’s waterfront this summer. RIBA North will be the Royal Institute of British Architects’ first centre for architecture outside of London, where it is based at 66 Portland Place. “At RIBA North, we have a building with museum conditions which will offer a magnificent opportunity to

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Pleated shutters enclose cylindrical enamelware museum and cultural centre by Wutopia Lab

Perforated-aluminium screens zigzag around the walls of this cylindrical arts museum in Shanghai, which was designed by Wutopia Lab and features a 1970s-style rockery.  Local architecture studio Wutopia Lab was asked to create the museum for the former manager of an enamelware factory, who wanted a space to showcase Chinese craft products – including metalware decorated with elaborate enamel patterns. In response,

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OMA completes industrial-style exhibition centre in old Shanghai shipyard

OMA has completed an events centre on a former shipyard in Shanghai, which features a mesh facade and an exposed steel structure intended to reference the hulls of boats once built there. OMA designed the The Lujiazui Harbour City Exhibition Centre to host a range of activities like film screenings, fashion shows, and concerts within Shanghai’s Pudong financial district. Located on

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