Modernist stadium in Cambodia captured in new photos by Virgile Simon Bertrand

These images by French photographer Virgile Simon Bertrand show a concrete stadium in Cambodia, which was designed by architect Vann Molyvann for a Southeast Asian Games that never took place (+ slideshow). The National Olympic Stadium is one of the most famous projects by Molyvann – arguably Cambodia’s most prolific Modernist architect – but it was actually never intended More

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Diamond Schmitt Architects reveals Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts for Texas

Canadian firm Diamond Schmitt Architects has announced the construction of a concert hall dedicated to American musician Buddy Holly on what would have been his 80th birthday (+ slideshow). The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts is to be built in Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas, where he was born Charles Hardin Holley on 7 More

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Eight of the most majestic Modernist-influenced churches in Iceland

Iceland’s dramatic landscape is dotted with equally spectacular religious architecture. Here’s eight of our favourite churches built in the country’s unique style, which take cues from Modernism (+ slideshow). Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík by Guðjón Samúelsson, 1986 Reykjavík’s impressive cathedral was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, one of Iceland’s most notable Modernist architects who worked on a number of More

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Welton Becket’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stars in Kenzo perfume advert

American director Spike Jonze has used an iconic Los Angeles music hall by Modernist architect Welton Becket as the venue for a four-minute perfume advert for French fashion house Kenzo (+ movie). The film for Kenzo’s Le Nouveau Parfum sees actress Margaret Qualley dance expressively in a green dress around the landmark Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, More

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ZAS creates Toronto library with curved walls and slanted windows

Canadian firm ZAS has completed a glass and aluminium-clad public library in suburban Toronto, which has sculptural form influenced by a local rollercoaster (+ slideshow). The Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library is located in Vaughan, a suburban city just north of Toronto. Situated within a civic campus, the 3,306-square-metre building sits along a pedestrian promenade More

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Vector Architects drapes steel mesh to create new entrance to M Woods museum in Beijing

Vector Architects has draped lengths of wire mesh over the entrance to a museum housed in a former warehouse in Beijing (+ slideshow). The local studio was asked to transform the entrance to the M Woods museum in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, to improve visitor experience and create a stronger visual identity for the building. The small holes in 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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Archohm completes wedge-shaped socialism museum in northern India

Architecture firm Archohm has completed a wedge-shaped museum in Lucknow dedicated to the late Indian independence activist Jayaprakash Narayan (+ slideshow). Named Jayaprakash Narayan Interpretation Centre, the building houses a series of exhibitions about the social reformer, best known for leading the opposition to prime minister Indira Gandhi following the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The structure features two triangular More

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California art museum by SO-IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson set to open in November

Construction is almost complete on a new contemporary art museum in Southern California by US studios SO-IL and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, featuring a massive white aluminium canopy supported by skinny white columns (+ slideshow). Scheduled to open on 13 November, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art – referred to as the Manetti Shrem Museum – is located in the More

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Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh government buildings captured in new images by Benjamin Hosking

World Heritage Corb: for the next instalment in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, Australian photographer Benjamin Hosking shares new images of Capitol Complex in Chandigarh – the Indian city that gave the architect a chance to test his Modernist theories on a grand scale (+ slideshow). The Capitol Complex is made up of three concrete More

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Ruined “cultural palace” in Romania revived by architect Vlad Rusu

Romanian architect Vlad Rusu has resurrected a “cultural palace” that was originally built in the 1930s but has sat in ruin for 20 years after being ravaged by fire (+ slideshow). Vlad Rusu won a competition to overhaul the ageing structure in Blaj, a small city in central Romania. The aim was to create a multipurpose space suitable for a wide variety 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 and Hassell design New Museum for Western Australia

Architecture firms OMA and Hassell have revealed designs for a major new museum in Perth, Australia, that will slot amongst a series of heritage buildings (+ slideshow). The New Museum for Western Australia will be nearly four times bigger than the now-closed Western Australian Museum, which it will replace. The building will provide 7,000 square meters of exhibition space More

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De Matos Ryan overhauls York Theatre Royal and its 1960s extension

London studio De Matos Ryan has refurbished a historic theatre in York, England, to create more space in both the 18th-century building and its 1960s extension by Modernist architect Patrick Gwynne (+ slideshow). De Matos Ryan oversaw the latest modernisation of the heritage-listed York Theatre Royal, which first opened in 1744 on the site of a former medieval hospital, but has More

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Jim Stephenson photographs Eero Saarinen’s “breathtaking” MIT Chapel

Undulating brick surfaces are concealed behind the smooth, windowless exterior of this chapel by Modernist architect Eero Saarinen, captured in these new images by British photographer Jim Stephenson (+ slideshow). Located on the Cambridge campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Chapel was completed by Finnish-American architect Saarinen in 1955. Externally the building is modest – a cylindrical brick volume with a moat around its More

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FABG renovates and expands Quebec’s Musée d’art de Joliette

Local firm FABG has made major improvements to the Musée d’art de Joliette outside Montreal, restoring the original building and adding three new volumes to the museum (+ slideshow). The Montreal-based firm was tasked with improving and expanding the museum. The original structure – built in 1976 – was in dire need of repairs. Additionally, there More

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Coussée & Goris and RCR Arquitectes use iron-coloured concrete for Belgian crematorium

A+Awards: the next project in our collaboration with Architizer is a tinted concrete and steel crematorium in Holsbeek, Belgium, which was named as one of the winners in the religious buildings and memorials category at the 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). Ghent-based Coussée & Goris Architecten teamed up with Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes to win a competition for More

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Alpine chapel designed by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos as a giant light funnel

This proposal for a concrete chapel by Joaquim Portela Arquitetos is designed to reach up towards the sky from its site in the Swiss Alps (+ slideshow). A large skylight set into the top of the angular outcrop is intended to flood the interior of the small Catholic chapel with natural light. Porto-based Joaquim Portela Arquitetos, which has More

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Le Corbusier’s National Museum of Western Art is his only building in the Far East

World heritage Corb: one of French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier’s lesser-known buildings among the 17 recently added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List is a concrete museum in Tokyo, which holds a collection dedicated to western thought and art. The National Museum of Western Art was built in the mid-19th century and opened in 1959. Originally, the More

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UNESCO adds 17 Le Corbusier projects to World Heritage List

Heritage body UNESCO has added 17 projects by 20th-century French architect Le Corbusier to its list of internationally significant architecture sites, including the Unité d’Habitation housing in Marseille – arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time (+ slideshow). The 17 architectural sites that have been added to the World Heritage List are spread More

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Mecanoo’s KRONA centre features a light-filled atrium and zigzagging concrete staircases

Dutch firm Mecanoo has completed a library and cultural centre in Kongsberg, Norway, which centres around an atrium with concrete staircases running across its walls and through its centre (+ slideshow). Mecanoo – which was also behind Europe’s largest public library – developed the KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre to accommodate a variety of public functions required by the local community. More

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Recycled ice cream tubs cover walls of elevated Microlibrary by Shau

Two thousand ice-cream tubs form the walls of this small community library in Bandung, Indonesia, and some of them have been perforated to display a subtle message (+ slideshow). The Microlibrary was designed by the local office of architecture firm Shau as the first prototype for a series of small libraries it intends to build across Indonesia. Situated in a small public More

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Bordeaux wine museum by XTU Architects features bulging gold-striped body

This huge bulbous building by XTU Architects creates a wine museum on the Bordeaux riverfront (+ slideshow). Open since the end of May, La Cité du Vin is a major new tourist attraction for the French city, boasting cavernous exhibition halls and a 55-metre-high viewing tower. Its bulging body is designed by Paris-based XTU to evoke “perpetual movement”, referencing the action of wine More

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John McAslan to redesign Britain’s largest mosque in south London

John McAslan + Partners is developing new designs for the huge Baitul Futuh Mosque complex in south London, which was damaged by a fire last year. The London studio, led by Scottish architect John McAslan, will completely overhaul the 21,000 square-metre mosque complex in Morden – one of the biggest mosques in Europe. The firm will redesign key areas More

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Albanian photography museum by Casanova + Hernandez features gridded glass walls

Panes of transparent and translucent glass create a gridded facade for this photography museum in Albania by Dutch studio Casanova + Hernandez Architects (+ slideshow). Rotterdam-based Casanova + Hernandez restored and extended an old government-owned building in the city of Shkodër to create the Marubi National Photomuseum. Behind the historic facade of the old building, the architects added a two-storey extension with a gridded glass More

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Shakespearean-style wooden theatre by Studio Andrew Todd opens in France

Towering bamboo poles encase this cylindrical wooden theatre in France, which opened in a fanfare last week, despite suffering vandalism just a few days before (+ slideshow). Designed Paris-based British office Studio Andrew Todd, the Elizabethan theatre is located in the grounds of the historical castle Chateau d’Hardelot near Calais, northern France. Described by the architects as an “incarnation of More

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Renzo Piano completes Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on a huge artificial hill

Italian architect Renzo Piano has finished a major new park, library and theatre complex in Athens, following one of the largest donations for a cultural building project in history (+ slideshow). Located in the Kallithea district in the south of the Greek capital, the huge Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre creates new homes for the National Library of Greece and More

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Parthenon could be moved to London, says RCA graduate Kit Stiby Harris

Graduate shows 2016: architecture graduate Kit Stiby Harris has proposed relocating the “fake” Parthenon from Athens to the British Museum in London. This would allow the 2,500-year-old structure to be reunited with the Elgin Marbles – decorative stone sculptures from the Parthenon’s facade that are controversially kept at the London museum – while raising money to fund More

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Tidal waters wash underneath Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects

Beijing studio Vector Architects has built a concrete chapel on a Chinese beach, but raised it up above the sands so that seawater can wash underneath (+ slideshow). Named Seashore Chapel, the sculptural building provides a small place of worship for Beidaihe, a seaside town east of Beijing. It is the closest building to the sea anywhere in the 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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Architect blames far-right parties for attack on Shakespearean theatre in France

A Globe-inspired theatre in northern France has been vandalised a week before its opening, an act the architect believes was “politically motivated desecration” by members of the far right. Vandals spray painted phrases like “Irresponsible Politicians – Shame”, “How much?” and “Debt” onto the exterior of the round, wooden theatre, designed by Paris-based Studio Andrew Todd. It is 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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Steven Holl’s Bloch Building in Missouri recaptured in photographs by Iwan Baan

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan has taken new images of the Steven Holl-designed Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins art museum, which show the structure as it enters its 10th year (+ slideshow). The Bloch Building opened in June 2007 on the campus of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Iwan Baan, one of More

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Dorell Ghotmeh Tane’s Estonian National Museum occupies site of former Soviet airbase

Paris architecture office Dorell Ghotmeh Tane has created a new home for the Estonian National Museum – a 350-metre-long sloping glass building that rises from the runway of a former Soviet airbase near the city of Tartu (+ slideshow). Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (DGT) won an international competition to design the museum with its proposal for More

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Adjaye and Henning Larsen reveal shortlisted designs for Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

Adjaye Associates, Henning Larsen Architects and Caruso St John are among the seven shortlisted teams that have today unveiled their designs for a major new art museum in the Latvian capital (+ slideshow). LA studio wHY, Helsinki firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, Berlin office Sauerbruch Hutton and Rotterdam practice Neutelings Riedijk also feature on the shortlist for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, More

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Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura team up for Portuguese museum project

Pritzker Prize winners Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura have teamed up to renovate a museum at a historic Portuguese monastery and have also added a new contemporary sculpture museum (+ slideshow). The two Portuguese architects – whose previous collaborations include the 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion – partnered on the overhaul of the Municipal Museum Abade Pedrosa, 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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David Chipperfield further develops Nobel Center design for public presentation

David Chipperfield Architects has made additional revisions to its plans for the Nobel Center in Stockholm, which were presented to the city earlier today (+ slideshow). Changes to the cultural centre, which will provide a permanent home for the prestigious Nobel Prize for the first time, include subtle modifications to the building’s shape and more 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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Nizio Design commemorates the Holocaust with angular weathering-steel museum

This wedge-shaped, pre-rusted steel museum by Nizio Design is dedicated to the role that Polish citizens played in protecting the lives of Jews during the second world war (+ slideshow). The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jewish People is located in Markowa, a village in southeast Poland, and is intended to commemorate the lives of both Poles and More

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Napur Architect wins Budapest museum contest with huge skateboard-ramp design

Hungarian firm Napur Architect has been selected ahead of BIG, OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects to design a major new museum in Budapest’s City Park (+ slideshow). Budapest-based Napur Architect was selected ahead of 14 other firms for the Museum of Ethnography, which will be built alongside a concert hall by Sou Fujimoto and a national art gallery 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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Jagged wooden roof frames museum dedicated to Japan’s Jōmon period by Furuichi and Associates

Architecture studio Furuichi and Associates has completed a museum dedicated to Japan’s Jōmon period, featuring a multi-faceted roofscape designed to evoke the inside of a cave (+ slideshow). Located in Fukushima Prefecture, the Miyahata Jōmon Museum is built over the ruins of a structure from the prehistoric era, which roughly covers the period between 12,000 and 3,000 BC. People More

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Lakeside theatre designed by Bargone Associati to look like huge rocks

Four pebble-shaped volumes form this cultural centre completed by Bargone Architetti Associati on the stoney shoreline of Lake Maggiore, Italy (+ slideshow). The Centro Eventi Multifunzionale (CEM) hosts a pair of theatres for audiences of 500 and 200, as well as a rehearsal space, and a foyer for events and exhibitions. A restaurant, cafe and ancillary spaces including offices are More

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Massive music centre by Allied Works scheduled to open this fall in Calgary

US studio Allied Works Architecture is nearing completion of a massive new home for the National Music Centre of Canada, described as the firm’s “largest and most ambitious project to date”. Encompassing 160,000 square feet (14,860 square metres), the cultural centre – called Studio Bell – is scheduled to open on 1 October 2016 in 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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MVRDV and COBE complete Roskilde rock museum dressed with golden studs

MVRDV and COBE pay tribute to the trashy glamour of rock and roll with this rock music museum in Denmark, which features a golden studded exterior and an auditorium that appears to defy gravity (+ slideshow). Located in Roskilde, home of Denmark’s biggest music festival, the Ragnarock museum provides a new attraction for rock music fans amongst the More

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Toyo Ito creates fluted walls of white concrete at Museo Internacional del Barroco

Curled white concrete walls and a water-filled courtyard frame this museum of Baroque art and culture in Mexico by Japanese architect Toyo Ito (+ slideshow). Toyo Ito & Associates designed the Museo Internacional del Barroco (MIB) for a plot on the edge of a park near the city of Puebla. It hosts examples of Baroque art ranging from painting, sculpture and fashion to More

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MAD’s sinuous Harbin Opera House photographed in the snow by Iwan Baan

These new images by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan offer a look at the MAD-designed Harbin Opera House in China after heavy snowfall (+ slideshow). The huge cultural building features a three-petalled plan that encompasses two concert halls and a large public plaza. Externally, it boasts sinuous curves created from smooth white aluminium panels and glass, while its interior features More

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Machado Silvetti clads Florida museum extension in over 3,000 green ceramic tiles

US firm Machado Silvetti has used jade-coloured terracotta tiles to sheath an extension to an Asian art centre on a museum campus in Florida (+ slideshow). The addition was created on the historic campus of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Commonly known as The Ringling, it is one of the More

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Kengo Kuma reveals plans for Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled plans for a new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in the Danish city of Odense, which will revolve around the writer’s popular fairy tales (+ slideshow). Kuma’s design for the museum features a series of cylindrical volumes with glass and latticed timber facades, and scooped green roofs. The volumes will also provide a More

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Major art museum extension by OMA underway in Quebec

OMA’s New York office is almost doubling the size of Quebec’s Musée National des Beaux-Arts with a new building in the city’s Parc des Champs-de-Bataille (+ slideshow). Due to open in June 2016, the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion is set to increase the 83-year-old museum’s exhibition space by 90 per cent. The 14,900-square-metre building is designed as More

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Future uncertain for MoMA’s architecture and design galleries

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is closing its architecture and design galleries for refurbishment, but the institution is unable to confirm that they will reopen in the same format. MoMA’s third-floor galleries dedicated to architecture, design, drawings and photography are shutting as part of ongoing renovations to the building on 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. More

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New location proposed for MAD’s Lucas Museum in Chicago

Chicago’s mayor has suggested moving the proposed location for the controversial museum dedicated to film director George Lucas in order for the project to go ahead. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to save the proposal, after a judge upheld the lengthy legal battle over the plan to build the museum on a lakeside car park, 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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Bennetts Associates adds pre-rusted steel box to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre

Bennetts Associates has extended a historic theatre in London’s West End, adding a serrated box made from weathering steel on top of the roof (+ slideshow). The fly tower extension forms the crowning piece in a three-year-long and £5 million extension of the Grade II-listed Shaftesbury Theatre, which expands the venue’s capabilities and also creates new office spaces. The theatre’s existing timber-framed fly tower More

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for museum of Kurdish culture in Iraq

New York architect Daniel Libeskind has released plans for a Kurdish museum in Iraq, featuring his signature sharp angles and interlocking volumes (+ slideshow). The museum would be the first major arts centre in Iraqi Kurdistan – the country’s only autonomous region – dedicated to the history and culture of the Kurdish people, according to More

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Perforations create dappled lighting inside Coffey Architects’ Science Museum research centre

Coffey Architects has added a library with a perforated facade to London’s Science Museum, as part of a major redevelopment that will also include galleries by Muf, Wilkinson Eyre and the late Zaha Hadid. The Dana Research Centre and Library occupies the lower two floors of the museum’s Wellcome Wolfson Building in South Kensington. Related story: More

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Faceted concrete and latticed timber frame Brazilian cultural centre by São Paulo Arquitetura

Slabs of folded concrete give this cultural centre by São Paulo Arquitetura a seemingly impenetrable appearance, but hidden behind its windowless walls are light-filled galleries and a plant-lined gully (+ slideshow). Named Espaço Cultural Porto Seguroto, the “monolith” structure was designed by São Paulo Arquitetura to host a range of exhibitions, workshops, symposiums and parties in the Brazilian More

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WHY expands Louisville’s Speed Art Museum with a corrugated metal facade

Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels. The project includes the renovation of the 1927 Beaux Arts building and a pair of new additions, including a 5,500-square-metre North Pavilion housing the modern and contemporary art galleries. The More

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Design Museum announces November opening for new John Pawson-designed home

London’s Design Museum has announced that its new John Pawson-designed home in the former Commonwealth Institute will open on 24 November 2016 – two years later than originally planned. The Design Museum, which currently occupies a former 1940s banana warehouse in Shad Thames, will relocate to the renovated building, located on Kensington High Street in west London. The new site More

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Seaside cultural centre by ARX Portugal boasts an intricate wooden framework

Architects office ARX Portugal has completed a beachside civic centre on Portugal’s Costa Nova, featuring an exhibition hall facing out to sea and a series of sloping rooftop terraces (+ slideshow). Built on the dunes that separate the coastline from the road, the Centro Sócio-Cultural da Costa Nova provides a series of community facilities, including a health More

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OMA unveils plans for first project in Dubai

Dutch architecture firm OMA is to transform a set of four warehouses on Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue into a multi-purpose venue for cultural events. The new space, which is expected to open later this year, will be OMA’s first ever built project in Dubai. The project aims to provide the Alserkal Avenue area with a location More

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New images show £1.3 billion masterplan for London’s Olympic Park

New images have been unveiled of the proposed Olympicopolis, a new cultural district at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed by architects Allies and Morrison and O’Donnell + Tuomey. London-based Allies and Morrison and Irish firm O’Donnell + Tuomey won a bid to develop the former 2012 London Olympics park last May. They are working with Spanish studio Arquitecturia, landscape architects More

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Muf adapts former cargo boat to create floating arts centre for women

Marking International Women’s Day, design studio Muf has embarked on a project to transform a narrowboat into a touring cultural centre promoting contemporary female artists. Muf – a female-led collective working across art and architecture – is adapting an 18-metre-long cargo boat to create a mobile residence for artists that will tour the waterways of northwest England over the next two years. Spearheaded by More

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Window with cross-shaped frame forms beacon for rebuilt church by Dalman Architecture

A tower with a large window rises above this New Zealand church rebuilt by Dalman Architecture, replacing the corner spire of the original building destroyed in earthquakes (+ slideshow). The Christchurch-based architects designed the building as a reference to its predecessor, but with updates that correspond to the changing needs of the congregation. “The new church aims to keep the More

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“New York should give Breuer’s building lasting protection”

Opinion: the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s temporary move in to the Whitney’s old unprotected Breuer building is the result of behind-the-scenes machinations of a major donor. Thank goodness, says Alan G Brake. It might be surprising that one of New York City’s best examples of publicly accessible modern architecture could be passed from More

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