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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ICA Miami opens permanent home in metal-faced building by Aranguren + Gallegos

Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art has opened its dedicated building in the city’s Design District, featuring a metallic facade designed by Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos to act as a “magnet” for visitors. The ICA is now welcoming visitors to its new permanent home, after operating from the historic Moore Building close-by. The opening

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Dezeen’s top 10 museum and gallery buildings of 2017

Next up in our review of 2017, architecture reporter India Block highlights 10 of the most important museums and galleries that opened this year, including Thomas Heatherwick’s converted grain silo, the colossal Louvre Abu Dhabi and a Peru museum that replaces another lost in an earthquake. Museo de Sitio Julio C Tello by Barclay & Crousse

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Timelapse reveals eight-year construction of Louvre Abu Dubai in just three minutes

A timelapse video from the webcam provider EarthCam reveals the intricate process of constructing the geometric dome of the new Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi. The eight-year construction process is condensed down into just three minutes of video, showing the site going from an empty stretch of island to a 23-gallery museum covered by a 180-metre wide

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Gilbert and George are turning an east London brewery into an art gallery

Artists Gilbert and George are converting 19th-century brewery in London’s Spitalfields into their own public gallery “because the Tate never shows our work”. The building off Brick Lane is being converted by SIRS – a design firm founded by Gilbert Prousch’s architect nephew – and planning permission has been granted by Tower Hamlets council. George Prousch and George

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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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Jean Nouvel’s completed Louvre Abu Dhabi is spanned by a huge geometric-patterned dome

The first official photographs of the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi have been released, ahead of the museum’s public opening this weekend.  A dome spans 180 metres over the huge new art museum, which officially opens to the public on 11 November 2017. As the first outpost of the Musée du Louvre outside France, Louvre Abu Dhabi stands on the

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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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Jamie Fobert sinks Tate St Ives extension into Cornish cliff facing the Atlantic Sea

Jamie Fobert Architects has completed a cliffside extension to the Tate St Ives in Cornwall, southeast England, which includes an underground gallery, a rooftop garden and ceramic cladding that mirrors the hues of the sea. The London-based studio lead by Jamie Fobert, completed the 1,325-square-metre extension to the existing Tate St Ives art gallery – a white rotunda completed in

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Thomas Heatherwick reveals Zeitz MOCAA art galleries carved out of Cape Town grain silo

Thomas Heatherwick has created South Africa’s biggest art museum – by hollowing out the inside of a historic grain silo building. Described by the British designer as “the world’s tubiest building”, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, or Zeitz MOCAA, is set to become the world’s most important exhibition space for African art. It

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Baynes and Mitchell creates museum complex within historic buildings of Chatham Dockyard

A pointy black entrance building has been added to the historic dockyards of Chatham, England, as part of a major expansion of the local nautical museum – one of six projects in the running for this year’s Stirling Prize. London studio Baynes and Mitchell Architects was employed by Historic Dockyard Chatham to overhaul its site on the River Medway in Kent, creating

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New photographs show Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi approaching completion

The huge metal dome topping French architect Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi has been captured in new images, which have emerged on Twitter ahead of the building’s completion. French Ambassador to the UAE Ludovic Pouille shared the photographs of the museum on twitter during a visit to the museum last week. The photographs capture the most striking feature

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Jiaji Shen proposes turning abandoned coal pier into workshop for “mudlarking” jewellery maker

Royal College of Art graduate Jiaji Shen has proposed transforming a disused pier on London’s River Thames into a workshop for a designer who makes jewellery with items scavenged from the mud. Shen developed The Jewel of the Thames project during his interior design masters studies at London’s Royal College of Art. It formed part of the programme’s Obsolescence section, which asked

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Tadao Ando to convert Paris stock exchange into art gallery

Japanese architect Tadao Ando has revealed his plans to convert Paris’ Bourse de Commerce building into a museum that will host one of the world’s largest contemporary art collections. Ando was commissioned to create the gallery within the heritage-listed building by French businessman François Pinault, who will use the space to host his collection of contemporary artworks known

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Sex shop converted into tiny Japanese art gallery by Persimmon Hills Architects

Persimmon Hills Architects has transformed an illegal sex shop into a a dramatic wedge-shaped micro-studio and gallery space in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture. Measuring just 20 square metres, the space named Cut is designed for an artist in residence as an extension of the annual open-air art festival, Koganecho Bazaar. “Koganecho has art everywhere during an

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RIBA North architecture centre opens on Liverpool’s Mann Island

The new Broadway Malyan-designed RIBA North has opened its doors on the Liverpool Waterfront in northern England, with an exhibition of architectural drawings of unbuilt proposals for the city.  The London-based studio created the Mann Island centre as a space for the public to discover more about architecture through an exhibitions, talks and tours programme, and it also hosts a café and

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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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Oblong windows puncture concrete office block by Yoshihiro Kato Atelier

Oblong windows with pivoting glazing cut through the striking white walls of this minimal five-storey office block in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, designed by local architects Yoshihiro Kato Atelier. The concrete building, named Tetote Note, is located on a tight 100-square-metre site in the city of Nagoya and provides collaborative workspaces for designers and their clients. “In Japanese, ‘tetote’ literally means

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Construction starts on David Adjaye’s crimson concrete art museum in Texas

The red concrete art museum that British architect David Adjaye designed for the Linda Pace Foundation is now under construction in San Antonio, Texas. First unveiled in late 2015, the two-storey, 14,000-square-foot (4,300 square metres) building will create a major gallery for the US charity, which boasts a collection of over 800 pieces of contemporary art. It will feature a striking

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MoMA unveils first phase of major overhaul by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Diller Scofidio + Renfro has completed the first stage of its renovation of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and has revealed details of its plans to extend into Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 residential tower. The US studio is working with global firm Gensler on the project that will increase MoMA’s gallery space by 30 per cent, as well as improving circulation and offering

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Renzo Piano sinks sail-covered art gallery into Aix-en-Provence vineyard

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has completed the Château La Coste Art Gallery, a sunken exhibition space topped by sails, which is set among the grape vines of a winery in Aix-en-Provence, France. Renzo Piano’s firm used chunky concrete walls to frame the 285-square-metre building, which is submerged six metres into a valley so that its roof is level with

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Trevor Horne Architects completes 12-sided art gallery in south London park

London studio Trevor Horne Architects has completed a gallery and apartment building on the site of the former Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, featuring folded brick walls topped with a glazed events space. The building on Tyers Street is the first permanent location for Cabinet Gallery, which was founded in Brixton in 1991 but had previously been operating from premises

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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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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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Buro Koray Duman adds barn-like gallery to artist’s residence in Upstate New York

New York firm Buro Koray Duman has taken cues from vernacular agricultural structures for the first-phase expansion of an artist’s foundation. A home, studio and exhibition space for a prominent American artist and photographer form the small compound on a 250-acre (101-hectare) plot in the Catskills region of New York state. Buro Koray Duman Architects, winners

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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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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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Full-size houses by Ryue Nishizawa and Terunobu Fujimori built inside Japanese House exhibition at Barbican

One of the best-known projects of SANAA co-founder Ryue Nishizawa has been recreated inside London’s Barbican as part of an exhibition about Japanese housing, along with a charred timber teahouse by Terunobu Fujimori. The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 looks at the experimental architecture that emerged in Japan after the second world war, and how it has developed up

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High Line Nine galleries to surround Zaha Hadid’s New York condos

A series of gallery spaces will open in and around Zaha Hadid Architects’ High Line-adjacent 520 West 28th residential building in New York. Developer Related Companies announced the creation of 15 new galleries on West 28th Street and West 27th Street in West Chelsea, which is home to many art galleries and cultural institutions. The

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Do Do uses ceramic scraps to overhaul shop and gallery for Japanese porcelain brand

Tokyo-based studio Do Do has used remnants of porcelain to update this ceramics shop and gallery in northwest Japan, and create a new pavilion for hosting workshops. The Ōyane shop and gallery is located in Hasami, a town in Japan’s Nagasaki prefecture that has produced pottery for around 400 years. It occupies the ground and basement

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Adam Kane adds gabled artist’s studio and gallery to Australian home

Architect Adam Kane has added a garage and painting studio to a house in the Australian state of Victoria, which features pitched corrugated-metal roofs, cement walls and pared-back interiors. Local architect Adam Kane placed the studio at right angles to the residence to orient it towards indirect southern light, while the garage is placed opposite. The arrangement of the Blackwood Studio creates a courtyard in

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Jensen Architects converts San Francisco warehouse into arts centre with black and white facade

American studio Jensen Architects aimed to preserve original design elements while transforming a sawtooth-roof industrial building into an arts hub with galleries and event space. Named after its address, 1275 Minnesota Street entailed the adaptive reuse of an industrial building dating to 1937. The two-storey arts centre is located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district,

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Gordon Gallery opens new exhibition space in Tel Aviv warehouse district

Three large windows bring light into this small concrete gallery in Tel Aviv, designed by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture as a new exhibition space for Gordon Gallery. The Franco-Israeli firm designed the gallery for Hapelech Street on the southern fringe of Tel Aviv. The aim is to extend the city’s art scene into the industrial neighbourhood that borders Jaffa, an old Israeli port. It becomes the

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MX_SI and Mestres Wåge Arquitectes to transform 1930s silo into art gallery in Norway

Barcelona-based studios MX_SI and Mestres Wåge Arquitectes have won a competition to covert a 1930s silo into an art museum and cultural centre in Norway. The Kunstsilo contest called for proposals to transform the Odderøya grain silo, which was built in 1935 on the wharf Silokaia in Kristiansand – a city in the southern county of Vest-Agder. It stands

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Swirling brick circles form back garden for South London Gallery

Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco has worked with 6a Architects to create a sculptural garden paved in a pattern of interconnected circles for the South London Gallery. The community-focused gallery, located in the London area of Camberwell, was previously renovated and extended by 6a Architects in 2010. The new back garden is intended give the gallery’s

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Concrete art gallery and studio in Bangkok features four-storey atrium

Thai studio ASWA has placed a four-storey atrium with a huge gridded skylight at the centre of this concrete art gallery and studio in Bangkok. Local studio ASWA, which stands for Architectural Studio of Work-Aholic, designed the building for an artist who wanted a series of galleries and studios that maintained privacy from the outside world. Made of reinforced concrete slabs,

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Jean-Marc Bonfils reinterprets traditional Lebanese architecture with East Village apartment tower

This apartment block and art gallery in Beirut combines traditional timber and stone cladding with a vertical garden and a bright-red balcony that cantilevers from one of its facades. Local architect Jean-Marc Bonfils designed the East Village complex for gallerist Naila Kettaneh-Kunigk, whose Galerie Tanit occupies the ground floor. During the development process, Bonfils suggested

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Max von Werz converts brutalist Mexico City building into OMR Gallery

A mid-century concrete structure in the heart of Mexican City has been renovated and extended to accommodate a contemporary art gallery. Architect Max von Werz created a home for OMR Gallery within the brutalist-style building in the city’s Roma neighbourhood, just a short distance from its previous space. “After 30 years in a turn-of-the-century Porfirian villa, the contemporary

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David Chipperfield’s Museo Jumex photographed by Rory Gardiner

These new images by photographer Rory Gardiner capture the striking sawtooth form of the Mexico City gallery designed by architect David Chipperfield to host one of the largest modern art collections in Latin America. Completed in 2013 and located in Mexico City’s Nuevo Polanco, Museo Jumex is David Chipperfield Architects’ first building in Latin America. It was recently named as one of six projects on the

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Herzog & de Meuron to extend Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its competition-winning plans to extend the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, creating a new museum for 20th-century art. The Museum of the 20th Century will be connected to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1968 Neue Nationalgalerie building via an underground tunnel. Located at Berlin’s

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Bricklaying robots create bulging brick facade for Shanghai arts centre

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. The new exhibition space run by the Chi She artists collective provides space for art exhibitions, events and workshops at the heart of Shanghai’s rapidly developing West Bund neighbourhood. Archi-Union Architects, which previously completed a nearby

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yHa architects converts Japanese sake brewery building into tasting and exhibition space

Japanese studio yHa Architects has inserted a steel cuboid, wall and stairs inside this former rice mill in Saga Prefecture to create a sake tasting and exhibition space. The gallery occupies one of many disused buildings relating to the sake brewing industry in the town of Kashima. This renovation by yHa architects is the latest reinvention of the building, which was originally designed as a rice

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Restoration work completes on sculpture gallery at Philip Johnson’s Glass House

The sculpture gallery designed by American architect Philip Johnson in the grounds of his iconic Glass House in Connecticut has been restored to its former glory. It took 10 months to finish work on the roof, structure and electrics of the building, which was completed by the late architect to house his growing sculpture collection

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Caruso St John wins Stirling Prize 2016 for Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Caruso St John Architects has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 with the “highly accomplished and expertly detailed” London gallery it designed for British artist Damien Hirst (+ slideshow). Described by judges as a beautifully curated collection of buildings, Newport Street Gallery in south London is the 21st winner of the prestigious prize, awarded for the biggest contribution to British More

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São Paulo’s Galeria Millan opens new exhibition gallery with huge sliding doors

Twelve years after designing the Galeria Millan exhibition space in São Paulo, architects Sérgio Kipnis and Fernando Millan have added an annex that reveals its contents to the street. Located in a residential district of the city, Galeria Millan describes itself as one of the most important galleries in Brazil, and has hosted works from artists such More

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SOM creates Minimalist home for New York’s International Center of Photography

Global firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill used a restrained palette of concrete, steel and glass to create a new home for a photography museum in a once-derelict area of Manhattan (+ slideshow). The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. It formerly was housed in a two-storey space in Midtown More

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Barozzi Veiga adds gridded concrete extension to Bündner Kunstmuseum

This extension to a Swiss art museum by Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga features gridded concrete facades and subterranean galleries (+ slideshow). Barcelona-based Barozzi Veiga – which was awarded the Mies van der Rohe Award last year – designed the building to create a new wing for the Bündner Kunstmuseum in the Swiss city of Chur. With the appearance of a gridded More

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OMA’s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion doubles the size of Quebec art museum

Architecture studio OMA has completed its extension to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, which features a stack of stepped galleries and a protruding, angular staircase. The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion – named after the chair of the museum’s board of directors – is due to open tomorrow in Quebec’s Parc des Champs-de-Bataille. OMA’s New York More

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Tate Modern releases movie showing construction of Herzog & de Meuron’s extension

Tate Modern has released a time-lapse movie showing the building of Herzog & de Meuron’s Switch House extension, which has already attracted record visitor numbers (+ movie).The movie, produced by Lobster Pictures, shows the angular building being assembled from start to finish. Filmed over three years, it first shows the ten-storey concrete core rising on the south bank of More

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Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron opens to the public

These new images by British photographer Jim Stephenson offer a look around Herzog & de Meuron’s extension to Tate Modern in London, which officially opened on Friday (+ slideshow). The 64.5-metre-high tower creates 60 per cent more exhibition space for the London gallery, which has become one of the city’s most important cultural attractions since it opened in 2000. More

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Adjaye Associates chosen for Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

David Adjaye’s firm has been selected to design a major new art museum in Riga, Latvia (+ slideshow).  London-based Adjaye Associates partnered with Latvian team AB3D on its design for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, which was selected as the winner of an international design competition. Their proposal is for a building with an angular roofscape, referencing the traditional wooden houses of More

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Studio Inches adds concrete and granite gallery to Alpine art museum

A year after transforming an old house into a gallery at the foot of the Swiss Alps, architect Matteo Inches has extended the building with a new concrete and granite gallery (+ slideshow). Studio Inches was approached in 2012 by the 80-year-old daughter of late Swiss artist and archaeologist Aldo Crivelli to create the MeCri Museum, which occupies a More

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals more photos of new Vitra Design Museum gallery

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has released a full set of images of the Vitra Schaudepot – a new gallery for the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany (+ slideshow). Opening this week, the gabled brick building presents the first permanent exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum’s vast collection, which includes More

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Tate Modern releases first images of Herzog & de Meuron’s Switch House extension

This set of images by photographer Iwan Baan provides a first look inside Herzog & de Meuron’s extension to the Tate Modern art gallery, set to open next month in London (+ slideshow). The ten-storey tower is situated at the southeast corner of the former Bankside Power Station, which Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron More

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Aidlin Darling creates a meditation centre at Stanford University with rammed earth walls

This spiritual refuge by Aidlin Darling Design at California’s Stanford University features vertical cedar slats and thick walls made of soil excavated from the building site (+ slideshow). Called the Windhover, the building sits at the heart of the university’s campus, located in the city of Stanford in northern California. Sitting on the site of a former More

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PHAB Architects transforms 1920s packing shed into a contemporary art gallery

Australian studio PHAB Architects has converted a former condensed-milk packing shed into an art gallery and workshop, without losing the building’s industrial character and materiality (+ slideshow). Melbourne-based PHAB Architects restored and extended a 100-year-old building in Toogoolawah, South East Queensland, providing the local community with a contemporary art gallery, plus a sculpture garden and workshop. Called the Somerset Regional Art More

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Louis Kahn building at Yale reopens following meticulous restoration

The Yale Center for British Art, designed by architect Louis Kahn, has reopened following a refurbishment that “sets a new standard for the stewardship of modern architecture” according to Robert AM Stern (+ slideshow). The restoration of the 1970s building was carried out in three phases spanning more than a decade and cost $33 million (£22.7 million), More

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Lisson Gallery opens a new location under New York’s High Line

Studio MDA and Studio Christian Wassmann have collaborated to create the first US outpost for Lisson Gallery, which has a roster of contemporary artists that includes Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović (+ slideshow). Totalling 8,500 square feet (790 square metres), Lisson Gallery New York occupies a newly constructed building under the High Line, the popular elevated park on More

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Tate Modern extension nears completion

With just over a month to go before London’s Tate Modern opens its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed wing, Instagram users have been sharing images of the angular brick structure. Set to launch on 17 June, just over 16 years after Tate Modern first opened, the south wing will significantly increase gallery space, as well as providing new subterranean spaces More

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Christ & Gantenbein completes new monochrome building for Kunstmuseum Basel

Swiss firm Christ & Gantenbein has added a new gallery building to the Kunstmuseum Basel, featuring a graduated grey-brick facade and a monumental marble staircase (+ slideshow). Opening to the public this weekend, the addition provides over 3,000 square metres of new gallery and events space for the museum, which houses one of the most important art More

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