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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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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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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Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar nears completion

These new images by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan show the almost-complete National Museum of Qatar, designed by architect Jean Nouvel. The new national museum is currently being built in the country’s capital Doha, and is expected to open in December 2018. It will be formed from a pile of interlocking disks of various dimensions made from steel clad in glass-reinforced

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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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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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Yueqi Jazzy Li captures the “sublime quality” of Jiakun Architects’ Chengdu sculpture museum

New photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li capture the interplay of natural light on the raw concrete walls in this sculpture museum by Jiakun Architects in Chengdu, China. The New York-based architect and photographer travelled to the province of Sichuan to shoot the Luyeyuan Buddhist Sculpture Museum, which completed in 2002. “Nearly 16 years later, it

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Former car factory to be transformed into Pompidou Centre Brussels

Brussels’ €125 million (£109 million) Centre Pompidou is to be designed by noAarchitecten, EM2N and Sergison Bates architects. The international team’s proposal, called ‘A Stage for Brussels’, won a competition against 92 other entries to reshape a former Citroën factory into the KANAL – Centre Pompidou. Swiss architect Roger Diener led the jury. As a cultural hub

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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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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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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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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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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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Drone footage shows the V&A Dundee nearing completion

This captioned movie features recent drone footage of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, showing that the Kengo Kuma-designed building is nearly complete.
The facility is set to open in September 2018, and will be Scotland’s first major design museum…

David Adjaye’s African American history museum crowned Design of the Year 2017

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has been named Design of the Year for 2017, after being described by judges as a “major turning point” in architecture. Designed by architect David Adjaye, the African American history museum in Washington DC is the overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2017 competition, an awards programme organised

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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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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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Watch The Met’s A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium live from New York

Dezeen is livestreaming a series of architecture talks and discussions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features presentations by architects including Wang Shu, David Adjaye, Amanda Levete and Elizabeth Diller. Tune in today from 11am to 6pm New York time. The livestream will continue until 6pm (11pm UK time). Dezeen is media partner for In Our Time: A Year

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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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DL Atelier builds museum with rammed-earth walls near China’s “porcelain capital”

This art museum is located on the outskirts of Jingdezhen, a city famed for its porcelain production, so architecture studio DL Atelier chose to use the local clay-heavy earth for its walls. Sanbaopeng Art Museum was designed by DL Atelier for a site in Sanbao village, on the outskirts of the so-called “porcelain capital”. It is a place where many

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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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Dong Yugan uses brick to form sculptural surfaces and playful structures at Red Brick Art Museum

This museum in Beijing takes its name from the red brick used by architect Dong Yugan to create spaces that are dramatically illuminated by skylights, perforations and narrow windows incorporated into its homogenous masonry surfaces. Red Brick Art Museum is a folk-based, non-profit art museum showcasing Chinese and world art, which was founded by collectors

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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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Peter Zumthor releases latest LACMA renderings after $150 million funding boost

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has produced an updated image set for his expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which recently received a major financial donation. Zumthor’s latest LACMA renderings include an image of the full building snaking over Wilshire Boulevard and touching down at eight points either side of the busy highway.

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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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Studio KO celebrates Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion oeuvre with Marrakech museum

A lace-like brickwork facade and an interior inspired by a couture jacket lining are just some of the fashion-inspired features of Studio KO’s Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech.  Dedicated to the work of legendary couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the 4,000-square-metre building is the first dedicated fashion museum in Africa. It includes permanent and temporary exhibition spaces,

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David Adjaye reveals plans for New York’s first spy museum

British architect David Adjaye has released plans for a museum in New York City dedicated to espionage, featuring dimply lit interiors and self-contained exhibitions in weathering-steel drums. Named Spyscape, the interactive museum will include observation areas, screens and transparencies between floors. In addition to designing the building, Adjaye Associates will also lead the creation for the

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OMA chosen to expand SANAA’s New Museum in Manhattan

The New York branch of architecture firm OMA will create an extension to the city’s New Museum next to its SANAA-designed home. The expansion will double the size of the contemporary art museum, which opened in its current location in Bowery 20 years ago. Taking the place of an adjacent property bought by the museum

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New images show Renzo Piano’s Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA

New images have been released detailing Renzo Piano’s design for a moviemaking museum in Los Angeles, following news that project has just received a $50 million funding donation. Currently under construction, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will comprise a 300,000-square-foot (27,870-square-metre) campus, in the Californian city that is home to Hollywood’s movie studios. The building

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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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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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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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First photographs emerge of Fumihiko Maki’s V&A-backed design museum in Shenzhen

These construction shots offer a first glimpse of the new Shenzhen design museum designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, which is opening later this year and will include a new Chinese outpost for the V&A museum. The Pritzker Prize-winning architect first unveiled the model for the design museum back in 2014. Originally called the Shekou Museum, after the former

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Elding Oscarson creates “slightly bent” weathering steel extension to Lund’s Skissernas Museum

Architecture studio Elding Oscarson has added a Corten steel extension to the Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden, designed to open the building up to the adjacent sculpture park. Founded in 1934, the Skissernas Museum is part of Lund University and houses the world’s largest archive of works documenting the artistic process. The Lund-based museum is made up of a large cluster

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Christ & Gantenbein’s concrete extension to National Museum Zurich photographed by Rory Gardiner

British photographer Rory Gardiner took these shots of Christ & Gantenbein’s angular concrete extension to the National Museum Zurich when it was bathed in late winter sunlight. Gardiner visited Zurich in early March to shoot the new wing Christ & Gantenbein designed for the museum, which houses the largest collection of cultural and historical items in Switzerland. The Basel architecture practice selected raw concrete for the extension, which opened last summer, to

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Tilted red tower marks entrance to Polish war museum by Kwadrat

An angled tower wrapped in red concrete panels and glazing contains the entrance to this second world war museum, which is mostly housed beneath the surface of a public plaza in the Polish city of Gdansk. A jury headed by Daniel Libeskind awarded Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat the project for the Museum of the Second World War

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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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LA officials unanimously approve George Lucas museum in “slam dunk” decision

The museum proposed by filmmaker George Lucas could finally come to fruition now Los Angeles city officials have given it the go-ahead. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art received unanimous approval from LA’s City Council on Tuesday, after years of struggling to find a home. “It’s going to be a slam dunk,” said mayor Eric

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Stanton Williams completes renovation of Beaux-Arts museum in Nantes with stone and marble extension

London firm Stanton Williams has renovated and extended the Musée d’arts de Nantes, adding a series of extensions including a monolithic structure wrapped in stone and translucent marble to the Beaux-Arts building. Stanton Williams was awarded the project to oversee the modernisation of the museum in 2009, with a proposal that involved introducing several contemporary interventions alongside

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AL_A completes tile-covered entrance and subterranean gallery for London’s V&A museum

Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have completed a new porcelain-tiled entrance and underground exhibition hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A Exhibition Road Quarter comprises an alternative entrance to the museum, as well as extra gallery space and a courtyard. The £54.5 million scheme by Levete’s London-based firm, which was first announced back in

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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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Sloping black volumes penetrate public square at Harbin’s Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences

A tilted and fractured black box that emerges from a public square in the Chinese city of Harbin contains display areas dedicated to telling the story of war crimes committed during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. The Exhibition Hall of Crime Evidences is located on the site of the ruined barracks used by Unit 731

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Pitched roofs and wooden slats characterise Audain Art Museum by Patkau Architects

This angular museum in the forest was completed by Canadian firm Patkau Architects to house a private collector’s artwork, and creates an elevated promenade through the trees that leads to various gallery spaces. The Audain Art Museum is located in the town of Whistler, one of British Columbia’s most popular ski resorts. Covering 56,000 square

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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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Steven Holl’s curvy-roofed addition to Houston arts museum breaks ground

Construction has begun on a new building by American architect Steven Holl for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which will provide a new entry point to the campus. The ground-breaking ceremony for the 164,000-square-foot (15,200-square-metre) Nancy and Rich Kinder building took place 1 June 2017. It is the second of two structures that New York-based

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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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Peter Zumthor’s stilted Zinc Mine Museum captured in photography by Aldo Amoretti

These new images of the Peter Zumthor-designed Zinc Mine Museum were taken by Barcelona-based photographer Aldo Amoretti during a winter trip to southern Norway. Zumthor designed a series of buildings for the site of the former Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, and they opened to the public for the first time in late 2016. Amoretti visited the museum during November

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Rounded walls and textured surfaces lend Chinese museum appearance of a “stone rolled down from the mountain”

Dramatic curved walls and roofs incorporate skylights and wonky windows that provide views of the nearby mountains from inside this museum near the Chinese city of Ürümqi. DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions is located in the Tuoli Township, around 30 kilometres from the capital of the Xinjiang region in northwest China. The building was designed

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Heneghan Peng sets limestone-clad Palestinian Museum among angular landscaped terraces

Irish studio Heneghan Peng has completed a museum dedicated to Palestinian culture in the city of Birzeit, featuring a faceted stone exterior and terraced landscaping that references the region’s rural landscape. The Palestinian Museum is located on a hilltop site that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The site was offered to the museum

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Five of Mexico’s best new museum buildings

Mexico and the US celebrate Cinco de Mayo today, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in 1862. To mark the occasion, we’ve pulled together five of the country’s best contemporary museum buildings, including projects by Toyo Ito and David Chipperfield. Museo Soumaya by FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE FREE Fernando Romero EnterprisE completed this

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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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IM Pei’s Grande Louvre receives AIA 25-year award

The American Institute of Architects has honoured IM Pei’s renovation of the Musée du Louvre in Paris with an award during the organisation’s national convention, the same week that the Chinese-American architect is celebrating his 100th birthday. The project, which includes the steel and glass pyramids in the central courtyard of the former palace, received

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BBGK Architekci uses stained concrete walls to create Katyn Museum inside Warsaw barbican

Red concrete walls frame a chasm leading to a memorial inside Warsaw’s barbican, which commemorates the thousands of Polish citizens murdered by the Soviet secret police during the second world war. Designed by local studio BBGK Architekci, the Katyn Museum– one of five projects in the running for this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award – is split across three 19th-century buildings 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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Peter Zumthor ditches the black for his LACMA expansion plans

Peter Zumthor has released new images of his proposals for Los Angeles County Museum of Art revealing that, in contrast to his early designs, the Swiss architect has opted for light tones for the building’s exterior. The latest renderings show the serpentine structure’s concrete roof and floor plates in an earthy tone – a significant departure from the original black colour, intended

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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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