Red concrete meditation space sits under pyramidal roof in rural India

This simple concrete temple in a village near the Indian city of Pune is topped with a pyramidal roof and incorporates a channel that allows ceremonial holy water to flow out into its lush surroundings. Designed by locally based Karan Darda Architects, the temple is located within an orchard of chikoo trees in a traditional farming region

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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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Wooden “treasure chest” wraps Tel Aviv’s new museum of natural history

A bulging, elevated timber structure wraps the exhibition spaces of the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv, completed by Israeli studio Kimmel Eshkolot Architects. Open since last week, the new museum becomes Israel’s national centre for biodiversity studies. It contains a publicly accessible home for the natural history collections of Tel Aviv University, as well as research laboratories

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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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Kaan Architecten’s Utopia combines music school and library

Kaan Architecten has extended a 19th century school to create the Utopia building in Aalst, Belgium, which contains a music school and library. Utopia, the Library and Academy for Performing Arts, is named after the book by Thomas Moore, which was first printed in Aalst. Kaan Architecten won a competition to overhaul an existing block

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Superimpose turns Chinese revolutionary factory into exhibition centre

Superimpose has saved a historic factory in Changzhi, China, from demolition by renovating it into a exhibition centre for the city. The Hong-Kong-based architecture studio convinced the owner to turn the derelict industrial building into the Changzhi City Expo, which contains an exhibition space, government meeting centre, offices and an auditorium. The owner of the property, who

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Álvaro Siza builds Capela do Monte chapel for off-grid retreat in the Algarve

Architect Álvaro Siza Viera has completed a simple countryside chapel in the south of Portugal, designed to function without electricity, heat or running water. The Capela do Monte, which translates simply as hillside chapel, forms part of the Monte da Charneca complex, a new off-grid holiday retreat that is being constructed in the picturesque landscape

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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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Purcell refurbishes Bristol’s brutalist Clifton Cathedral

Bristol’s Grade II*-listed Clifton Cathedral has undergone a £3 million renovation, carried out by British architecture firm Purcell. The brutalist style Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of SS. Peter and Paul was designed by Ron Weeks of the Percy Thomas Partnership, with input from the Vatican, and completed in 1973. A congregation of up to 1,000

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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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Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi unveil labyrinth and reflective pool at Runnymede

A labyrinth and reflective pool, called Writ in Water, has opened on the site near where the Magna Carta was signed, in Runnymede, England. Set in a meadow near the River Thames, the building has been designed by artist Mark Wallinger and architects Studio Octopi. Visitors enter through a doorway and can turn either left or right to walk around a labyrinth

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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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Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot win competition to design Adelaide Contemporary

The competition to design a major new art gallery in Adelaide, Australia, has been won by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot. The winning design by New York-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Australian firm Woods Bagot, which was founded in Adelaide, includes “sky galleries”, a “performance lab”, and a “super lobby”. Renders show a series

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House for an Art Lover was built 60 years after Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s death

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh we are looking back at his most significant works. Next up is the House for an Art Lover, which remained unbuilt during his lifetime. Originally a disqualified entry in a magazine-run competition to design a country house, the drawings of House for an Art Lover helped

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Morphosis unveils new home for Orange County Museum of Art in California

Architecture firm Morphosis has revealed its design for a swooping, striated building that will house an art museum in Southern California. The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) is uprooting from its current location in Newport Beach, and moving inland to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Los Angeles-based Morphosis – founded

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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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David Chipperfield Architects “disappointed” after Nobel Center project is blocked by court

A Swedish court has blocked construction of David Chipperfield’s £100 million Nobel Center in Stockholm, stating that it would cause “significant damage” to the city’s historic waterfront. Chipperfield’s firm was left reeling after Sweden’s Land and Environment Court ruled against plans to build cultural centre and permanent home for the Nobel Prize. “Obviously this is not the verdict

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Watch our talk with Bjarke Ingels and Hans Ulrich Obrist on museum architecture live from Venice

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels speaks to curator Hans Ulrich Obrist about the architecture of museums, in this talk Dezeen is hosting with Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Venice. Watch the talk here or on Dezeen’s Facebook page live at 4pm UK time. Ahead of the opening of BIG’s Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet in 2020, Ingels

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David Chipperfield completes major expansion of London’s Royal Academy of Arts

British architect David Chipperfield has upgraded the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with a concrete bridge that connects two buildings, a new auditorium and renovated galleries. To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the institution, David Chipperfield Architects has rejuvenated the Royal Academy’s (RA) “unloved building” at 6 Burlington Gardens and connected it to the institution’s main building, Burlington House.

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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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OMA stacks green glass boxes to create architecture centre on Copenhagen waterfront

An architecture centre, co-working space and apartments are housed within a development of stacked glazed blocks by OMA, which creates a “knot” around a busy intersection in Copenhagen. Blox incorporates the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC), offices for creatives and build-to-rent apartments. Dutch architecture firm OMA was commissioned to design the development by the Danish philanthropic organisation Realdania back in 2006.

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CoRe Architects converts Korean tank bunker into community arts centre

South Korean studio CoRe Architects has transformed a former military bunker in Seoul into the Peace and the Culture Bunker, a creative hub for the local community. Located in the northern suburb of Dobong-gu, which is on the route from North Korea to Seoul, the building was built in 1970 as a defensive shelter for tanks.

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Snøhetta to design Norwegian planetarium surrounded by a constellation of cabins

The golden cupola of Snøhetta’s planetarium will be orbited by seven “interstellar cabins” as part of Norway’s largest astronomical facility. Architecture studio Snøhetta has unveiled designs for the Solobservatoriet, which is to be built on the site of a current observatory. The Tycho Brahe Instituttet, named after the 16th century Danish scientist who founded modern

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Universal Design Studio erects “temporary town for art” for Frieze New York

Universal Design Studio has redesigned the venue for this week’s Frieze art fair on New York’s Randall’s Island, comprising five giant tents oriented to bathe the interior with indirect light. Rather than one vast structure, the series of large white tents provide a new layout for this year’s fair, which opened for previews yesterday, 2

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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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Studio Ghibli reveals visualisations for new theme park in Japan

A new amusement park in Japan will bring to life the worlds of Studio Ghibli, the Oscar-winning animation house known for its films Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro. Set to open in 2022, the Studio Ghibli park will be built on the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, near Nagoya in Japan’s

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Sloping concrete volumes form open-air chapel in Slovenian village

Rows of seats supported on simple stalks project from slanted concrete volumes to create a grandstand at this open-air chapel designed by Enota, in the Slovenian village of Skorba. Ljubljana-based architecture studio Enota designed the structure to be a new social hub for the village near Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj. Over recent years the village has gradually

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Dorte Mandrup designs third Wadden Sea centre for the Netherlands

Rooftop seal pools and a sloping plinth that meets the tide will feature in Dorte Mandrup’s visitor centre for the UNESCO-protected Wadden Sea in the Netherlands. The Danish architecture studio founded by Dorte Mandrup, one of the judges in the inaugural Dezeen Awards, has already won the commission to design the other two centres in the

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Memorial in Alabama acknowledges violence against African Americans

A memorial and museum dedicated to the legacy of racial violence and injustice in America are set to open in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice was designed by Boston-based Mass Design Group and set up by Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) – a non-profit organisation that works to advance national reconciliation around race.

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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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Selldorf Architects unveils major renovation and expansion plans for New York’s Frick museum

Selldorf Architects has revealed plans for a renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection museum in New York City. Selldorf Architects’ plans for the biggest overhaul of the Frick Collection since the Manhattan art museum opened in the 1930s, includes adding a extension to the museum’s library and opening parts of the Frick residence to the public for 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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Wutopia Lab’s pink and blue houses explore ideas of masculine and feminine

Chinese architecture studio Wutopia Lab painted a pair of houses pink and blue, filling one with meat and the other with flowers, to explore constructs around gender and food for an architecture biennale in Shenzhen. The organisers of the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture invited Wutopia Lab to renovate the two houses in Dameisha Village, an urban

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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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David Chipperfield reveals visuals of new Edinburgh concert hall

David Chipperfield Architects has released images of a performance centre proposed for Edinburgh, which will become home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Named the IMPACT Centre, the music venue will contain a 1,000 seat auditorium, along with a 200-seat rehearsal space, cafe, bar and dedicated educational spaces. As well as being the home for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra,

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Steven Holl to build French museum with fortress-inspired concrete towers

White concrete towers are reflected in a series of pools in Steven Holl’s competition winning design for the Le Musée des Collectionneurs in Angers, France. The New York-based architecture firm is designing the museum and a hotel in the centre of the town in western France for property developers Compagine de Phalsbourg. The museum is composed of imposing masses

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MAD’s museum for George Lucas breaks ground in Los Angeles

Fresh renderings of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by Beijing studio MAD have been released to coincide with the project’s groundbreaking in Los Angeles. Construction began this week on the museum that will be dedicated to the work of filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas, following the project’s own saga that has involved

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BIG designs “bow-tie-shaped” theatre for Albania’s capital

Bjarke Ingels’ architecture firm has unveiled its design for a new theatre building in Tirana, Albania, in the shape of a bow tie. The National Theatre of Albania is set to replace the city’s existing theatre, providing three auditoriums, a rooftop amphitheatre and a public plaza. The arrangement of these five spaces determined the building’s

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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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OMA adds white concrete gallery tower to Fondazione Prada art centre in Milan

OMA has added another building to its Fondazione Prada complex in Milan, a white concrete tower that will showcase a collection of contemporary art. Torre is the last of three new buildings that Rem Koolhaas’ firm has added to the former distillery compound where the Fondazione Prada art centre is located, in Largo Isarco, southern Milan. Koolhaas and colleagues Chris van

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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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David Adjaye’s spy museum opens in New York

British architect David Adjaye has completed work on New York’s only museum dedicated to espionage, which invites its first visitors to become spies this weekend. Opening today, the interactive Spyscape museum occupies a renovated 60,000-square-foot (5,574-square-metre) building on West 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan, just two blocks away from MoMA. Adjaye’s firm consulted former members

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Álvaro Siza combines geometric forms for white-concrete church in Brittany

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira has completed a church in the Brittany region of France, featuring a sculptural composition of intersecting concrete forms. The church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande is the first to be built in Brittany in the 21st century, and was designed by Siza’s Porto-based office to complement its setting in a residential neighbourhood south

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O’Donnell + Tuomey to build red brick opera house in Shanghai

O’Donnell + Tuomey has unveiled plans for three interconnected, angular, red brick opera houses in Shanghai, on the site of the 2010 Expo. The Dublin-based architecture practice has designed three performance venues, each with planted gardens placed on their angled rooftops to create an undulating park for visitors. Conceived as a “city of opera”, the 1,800-seat opera hall,

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Jamie Fobert’s Kettle’s Yard extension echoes “calm aesthetic” of existing gallery

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed an extension to Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, England, adding a series of new exhibition and education spaces that complement the intimate and relaxed rooms of the original converted house. Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It occupies the former home of collector and

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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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Staggered glass walls front visitor centre at Louisiana plantation house

New Orleans firm Trahan Architects has completed a visitor centre for an 18th-century plantation in Louisiana, using translucent glazing to blur views of occupants from the outside “like an impressionist painting”. Trahan Architects’ building provides a gift shop, and exhibition and events space for the Magnolia Mound Plantation House – located in Baton Rouge, near the Mississippi

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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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Grimshaw Architects reveals first image of Chinese Eden Project

Grimshaw Architects has released the first visual of the Eden Project in Qingdao, one of six outposts of the Cornish ecological tourist attraction the practice is working on. The Qingdao Eden Project, planned for the city on the east coast of China, is currently being designed by the British practice as part of the ecological park’s international

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10 museums that are worth a visit for the interiors alone

After David Adjaye’s African American history museum was named Design of the Year, we’ve trawled our Pinterest boards to find more museums with impressive interiors, from a subterranean Roman temple to a restored textile factory. Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, USA by David Adjaye The interior of Adjaye’s museum is crafted from pre-cast concrete, timber

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Triangular timber roof shelters the ruins of Sweden’s oldest church

AIX Arkitekter has completed an exhibition hall and shelter, to protect the site of a ninth-century church in the village of Varnhem, southwest Sweden. The Stockholm-based studio set a structure with a triangular timber roof on top of excavated ruins within the grounds of Varnhem Abbey. Excavations at the site in 2005 uncovered the remains of the farm church,

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Concrete architecture and interiors are showcased on our updated Pinterest board

After New York’s MoMA announced its exhibition focused on Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture, we’ve refreshed our Pinterest board dedicated to the material, with projects such as a micro hostel in Beijing and a seaside concert hall on the Gulf of Mexic…

Open-air chapel designed by Plano Humano Arquitectos to resemble Scout’s tent

This tent-like chapel, for a Scout campground in Portugal’s rural Idanha-a-Nova region, features a folded zinc-clad roof that opens up towards the surrounding landscape. Plano Humano Arquitectos created the structure for the National Scout’s Activities Camp, on a plateau that has panoramic views of the nearby hills. The chapel was commissioned for the occasion of the

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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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Ole Scheeren unveils huge art museum slotted in beside Beijing’s hutongs

Architect Ole Scheeren has released the first official photographs of his Guardian Art Center, which he describes as a “big culture machine” on the edge of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Billed as the world’s first custom-built auction house, the huge structure accommodates a wide range of facilities, from art galleries and art-conservation facilities, to a hotel, event

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BIG revises Smithsonian campus masterplan in Washington DC

Architecture firm BIG has updated its plans for the revitalisation of the Smithsonian Institution campus in the US capital, after the initial designs sparked opposition. BIG’s $2 billion proposal – which involves lifting up two corners of the Enid A Haupt Garden and create entrances to an underground concourse connecting the campus’ museums – was

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Unique places of worship are enshrined on our updated Pinterest board

To celebrate World Religion Day, we’ve updated our worship-themed Pinterest board with a diverse range of architecture projects, including a Kenyan cathedral with a slatted roof by John McAlsan + Partners and Tadao Ando’s complex around a gigantic budd…

“There is no need to destroy one significant cultural legacy in order to celebrate another”

The Obama Presidential Center will be presented to the Chicago City Council today. But its proposed siting in the city’s Jackson Park will both remove acres of public land and blight Fredrick Law Olmsted’s historic landscape design, argues The Cultural Landscape Foundation president Charles A Birnbaum. Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are gifted architects. Their

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BNIM resurrects Missouri church with lightwells and exposed masonry

American architecture firm BNIM has renovated a fire-ravaged church in Kansas City, creating a new layout and light-filled interiors to enhance what is left of the original structure. After the Westport Presbyterian Church was largely destroyed in a fire, local firm BNIM rehabilitated the building by restoring the main church and altar as much as

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Obamas reveal more details and images for Presidential Center in Chicago

Barack and Michelle Obama have released a set of new renderings and a movie showing the cultural complex celebrating his presidency, which is to be built on Chicago’s South Side. Designed by US firms Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), the Obama Presidential Center is planned for a site in the

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LMN Architects combines textured surfaces for Iowa City concert hall

American studio LMN Architects has completed a performing arts centre for the University of Iowa that features twisted terracotta panels, glass shingles and bespoke acoustic panels made of metal and felt. The Voxman Music Building is situated between the university’s campus and the downtown core of Iowa City. L-shaped in plan, the six-storey building occupies

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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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