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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Threefold Architects transforms workshop and shop to create combined gallery and home

Threefold Architects has combined a Victorian workshop and an old shop unit in east London to create a home and gallery for an art curator (+ slideshow). Located on the Roman Road in Bethnal Green, the two structures have been completely overhauled and extended to create a series of generously sized multi-purpose spaces that culminate in a small More

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Herzog & de Meuron adds new gallery building to Vitra Design Museum

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has completed a new gallery to house the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Set to open in June, the Schaudepot is Herzog & de Meuron’s second building at the Vitra Campus – the ever-growing headquarters of the Swiss furniture brand, which also features architecture by Zaha 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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Caseyfierro completes five-year project to shape Anish Kapoor’s London studios

Over 20 years after artist and sculptor Anish Kapoor moved into an old dairy factory in south London, Caseyfierro Architects has transformed the entire street block into a series of studios, workshops and galleries (+ slideshow). It took architects Michael Casey and Victoria Fierro five years to renovate the buildings without disturbing the day-to-day workings of Kapoor, whose most-famous works More

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Hauser & Wirth opens LA gallery designed by Creative Space and Selldorf Architects

Switzerland-based art gallery Hauser & Wirth has opened a large outpost in Los Angeles, designed by local firm Creative Space with consultation from New York-based Selldorf Architects (+ slideshow). Located in LA’s Arts District, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel occupies the 10,775-square-metre Globe Grain & Milling company buildings, a series of conjoined industrial structures dating from between More

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Herzog & de Meuron creates subterranean gallery for Musée Unterlinden in Colmar

Herzog & de Meuron has completed an extension to the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar, France, creating a new underground gallery accessed via a monumental cast-concrete staircase (+ slideshow). The Swiss firm has added nearly 2,000 square metres of floor space to the museum, which occupies a cluster of historical buildings including a 13th century convent and an early-20th-century More

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CarverHaggard uses basic building materials for Industrial Estate Gallery in Kuala Lumpur

Buildings made from standard construction materials are arranged around a tropical garden to form this Kuala Lumpur gallery by London studio CarverHaggard, to suit its setting on an industrial estate (+ slideshow). CarverHaggard was asked to create the showroom and gallery by a real estate developer responsible for masterplanning a mixed-use district near a new railway station in the Malaysian More

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NOTES TO A FRIEND

Photo I took of Yuri on our road trip to Big Sur. 

Today I want to share a very special project I’m proud to be a part of. I’m in an amazing group of creative women in Los Angeles called Untitled Mondays. Our first collaborative effort will be an exhibition called Notes To A Friend: by Untitled Mondays.
Notes To A Friend began as a personal project by our friend Yuri Chung. A few months shy of her fourth year in remission from breast cancer, Yuri found out that it had returned in the form of metastasized Stage 4 cancer. Her response was “Notes To A Friend” — a series of notes she had started writing and sending to a friend about her experience throughout both cancers. Our show will feature original work by 50+ contributing artists (myself included) in response to the note they found most personally meaningful.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I would love to invite you to come see the exhibit which will include an art marketplace as well as live performances. All work will be available for auction to benefit a fundraiser for Yuri. See her story here.
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Mu Xin Art Museum by OLI Architecture sits over a lake in eastern China

This “floating” art and literary museum by American studio OLI Architecture is housed in a grouping of textured concrete blocks, which are elevated over a lake in China’s Zhejiang Province (+ slideshow). The New York firm designed the Mu Xin Art Museum for Yuanbao lake in Wuzhen – a town at one end of China’s Grand Canal, which is […]

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SANAA chosen over Snøhetta in Budapest gallery competition

Japanese studio SANAA has seen off competition from Norwegian firm Snøhetta to design a new national gallery in Budapest’s City Park. The SANAA-designed National Gallery of Hungary is one of five new museums to be built in the park as part of regeneration project called Liget Budapest. It will stand on the site of the Petőfi Events Hall and is expected […]

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JUNG Architectures adds zinc-clad extension to former leper hospital

Paris-based JUNG Architectures has converted an former French leper colony into a gallery, adding an zinc-clad extension that can be used for wine tasting (+ slideshow). Located in the Burgundy region of France, the Léproserie de Meursault was originally constructed in the 12th century by Duke Hugh II to quarantine people suffering from leprosy. Since then it has […]

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Berger & Berger uses white concrete and marble to create muted interiors for Collection Lambert

Architecture studio Berger & Berger has added three new structures to a pair of 18th-century French mansions, creating a larger exhibition space for the collection of gallerist Yvon Lambert (+ slideshow). Yvon Lambert first started amassing his contemporary art collection in the 1960s, and it includes works by artists including Cy Twombly and Donald Judd. He originally had a gallery in Paris, […]

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Cross-shaped facade added to art museum in a former monastery

A cruciform facade marks the new entrance to this art museum, which occupies a 15th-century monastery building near Venice, Italy (+ slideshow). The Museo Bailo hosts a collection of 20th-century art near the city of Treviso, but was closed 15 years ago as the former monastery building was in need of significant refurbishment. Austrian architect Heinz Tesar and local firm Studio Mas won […]

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David Adjaye’s Aïshti Foundation gallery and shopping centre nears completion in Beirut

Adjaye Associates has revealed images of its combined cultural foundation and luxury shopping centre in Beirut, Lebanon, ahead of the building’s completion later this year (+ slideshow). Designed by architect David Adjaye, the Aïshti Foundation’s building opened this week, although some interior details and the roof have yet to be finished. The foundation’s galleries are […]

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Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery photographed by Hélène Binet

These new images by Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet offer a detailed look at the spaces of Damien Hirst’s new south London gallery, which opened to the public earlier this month (+ slideshow). Designed by London architecture firm Caruso St John, Newport Street Gallery is a space for the artist to exhibit pieces from his own personal collection, […]

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SHoP Architects unveils Navajo-inspired expansion plans for SITE Santa Fe gallery

New York-based SHoP Architects has revealed plans for a major extension of the SITE Santa Fe gallery in New Mexico, featuring a textured facade that takes its cues from traditional Navajo patterns (+ slideshow). The new wing will more than double the size of the gallery’s existing facilities, creating just under 15,000 square feet (1,400 square metres) of […]

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Kengo Kuma creates sprawling “village” of folk-art galleries for China Academy of Arts

Thousands of curved tiles cover the gabled rooftops of the new folk-art galleries at the China Academy of Arts, designed by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates to look like a small village (+ slideshow). The Folk Art Museum stands in a former tea plantation on the China Academy of Arts campus in Hangzhou, a city on China’s eastern coast. To help embed the […]

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Twisted art museum by BIG to be built across a Norwegian river

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has won a competition to design an art gallery for a Norwegian sculpture park, with plans for a building that twists across a river (+ slideshow). Described by Ingels as an “inhabitable bridge”, the Kistefos Museum will span the Randselva river that winds through the centre of the Kistefos Sculpture Park near Oslo. The sculpture park was […]

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