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ArchDaily Editors Select 20 (More) Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty compelling museum projects. In this round up you’ll find a truly global selection; from Wang Shu's Ningbo Historic Museum in China and Tod Williams + Billie Tsien's Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia to Monoblock's Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires, see all of our editors’ favorites after the break!

An Interview With Chen Yifeng, Deshaus

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi
Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi

“We use two aspects to express architecture: Qing [emotion], Jing [pattern]. Jing is the architectural pattern that we apply, to certify the living and working style, to consider what our architecture can bring. Another thing is the relationship between architecture and the site, the city and nature. Ancient Chinese dwellings are usually enclosed by walls, creating an introverted space. This is the second aspect Qing, more related to traditional customs, aesthetics, and our attitude towards the environment and nature. The enclosed space originates from our interpretation of Qing. What we have captured about the ancient spirit of aesthetics is a kind of uncertainty, a kind of blurry and ambiguous feeling.”
- Chen Yifeng, Shanghai, 2013

Long Museum West Bund / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Xia Zhi Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Shu He Spiral Gallery / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Shu He Youth Center of Qingpu / Atelier Deshaus. Image © Yao Li

Xiayu Kindergarten, Shanghai / Atelier Deshaus

  • Architects: Atelier Deshaus
  • Location: Huale Rd, Qingpu, Shanghai, China
  • Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun/Zhuang Shen/Chen Yifeng)
  • Project Team: Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Zhuang Shen, Fan Minji, Tang Yu
  • Site Area: 17070 m2
  • Area: 6328.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Zhang Siye

© Zhang Siye © Zhang Siye © Zhang Siye © Zhang Siye