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Apeldoorn's Renowned Museum Paleis Het Loo to Be Expanded by KAAN Architecten

12:00 - 11 March, 2017
© KAAN Architecten
© KAAN Architecten

KAAN Architecten has been commissioned for the renovation and expansion of one of the Netherlands’ most renowned museums, the Paleis Het Loo. Responding to evolving purposes, the project scope involves the restoration and development of over 5,000 square meters of new space, including the House of Orange, the Junior Palace, and a temporary exhibition hall.

“The design, inspired by the layout and proportions of the Corps de Logis of Paleis Het Loo, incorporates all required facilities and spaces while expressing a grandeur fitting for one of the Netherlands’ most popular and visited museums,” announced the firm.

© KAAN Architecten © KAAN Architecten © KAAN Architecten © KAAN Architecten +13

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Photographed by Brad Feinknopf

08:00 - 19 February, 2017

via GIPHY

After its opening in September last year, the now completed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture can be seen in full swing, thanks to this new photoset taken by photographer Brad Feinknopf. Designed by Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup JJR (a collaboration which included Perkins + Will's Phil Freelon, David Adjaye from Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroup JJR), the 420,000 square foot building houses numerous galleries and collections, as well as a theater. Maintaining a strong connection to America’s engrained African history and roots through its bronze filigree envelope, the museum asserts a subtle presence in the landscape, coexisting alongside the Washington Monument and National Museum of American History.

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +58

AGi Wins Competition to Transform Galician Roman Ruins into Sensory Museum

14:00 - 28 January, 2017
AGi Wins Competition to Transform Galician Roman Ruins into Sensory Museum, Courtesy of AGi Architects
Courtesy of AGi Architects

AGi Architects has won a competition to transform 18 ancient Roman sites into a natural museum in Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. The winning proposal, entitled In Natura Veritas, was selected from 26 submissions in a competition organized by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works. The AGi scheme, due to be realized in the coming months, aims to preserve the memory of the natural environment chosen as a living place by the Roman settlers hundreds of years ago and to treat the visitor to a multi-sensory journey through the 18 sites across the Pontevedra landscape.

Courtesy of AGi Architects Courtesy of AGi Architects Light, sounds, scents and textures change throughout the journey. Image Courtesy of AGi Architects An archaeological grid structures the landscape. Image Courtesy of AGi Architects +12

The Noble Simplicity of Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum

09:30 - 22 January, 2017
© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

After previously documenting the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, photographer Aldo Amoretti once again captures the grounded simplicity of Peter Zumthor, this time with images of his Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Sauda, Norway. The three-building campus calls upon the aesthetics of the country's abandoned zinc mines from the 1800s, evoking the toilsome labor of the workers in its rough stone and exposed joint work. The museum is situated on one of Norway's National Tourist Routes and was commissioned by the state as part of an effort to increase tourism in the region. As such, the buildings are poised in and above the landscape, providing views of the natural gorge that unfold as visitors move through Zumthor's dark, shaftlike interiors.

Amoretti's photos express the modesty of the project, from the blackness of the interior galleries to the thin stilts that support the buildings within their rocky surroundings. The museum structures are suspended in balance with the harsh, gray climate—a noble representation of the working conditions of the miners the project aims to memorialize.

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +22

Rubell Family Collection's New Museum to Be Designed by Selldorf Architects

06:00 - 7 December, 2016
Rubell Family Collection's New Museum to Be Designed by Selldorf Architects, Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection
Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection

The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation announces its move to a newly design space by Selldorf Architects, a 100,000 square foot museum in Miami's Allapattah District that will open in December 2018. With 40 exhibition galleries, a research library, lecture hall, event space, sculpture garden, and restaurant, the Rubell Family will be able to expand their programming and showcase a large proportion of their collection. 

LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum

14:15 - 11 November, 2016
LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Courtesy of LMN Architects
Courtesy of LMN Architects

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has unveiled initial designs by 2016 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year LMN Architects for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum. The plans comprise an expansion containing a 2650 square foot art gallery and event space, as well as preserving the museum’s historic Art Deco façade and bringing the museum to modern standards of climate control, fire safety and seismic system upgrades. The historic building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2016.

Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects +6

Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute

20:00 - 9 November, 2016
Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute

Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute Tianjin Ji County Geological Museum / TianJin University Research Institute +19

  • Architects

    ZhangHua
  • Location

    Tianjin Ji County Fujunshan National Geological Park
  • Design Team

    ZhangHua ,Huang Nanbei,Wang Qian, SunQingwen,Zhai Xiangtao,Li Qian,Guo Qing
  • Area

    5200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma"

08:30 - 27 October, 2016
Call for Submissions: "A Temple for Hilma", An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction
An art museum for a pioneer of abstraction

Virtually unknown until just a few years ago, Hilma af Klint produced her first abstract paintings in 1906, years ahead of traditional abstract pioneers like Kandinsky and Mondrian. 110 years later, she is still waiting for her due recognition - and a home for her collection. A Temple for Hilma seeks to address this by asking participants to imagine an art museum dedicated to Hilma af Klint and her work.

The Consequence of Design: Ralph Caplan, Milton Glaser, and Beverly Willis in Conversation

12:04 - 17 October, 2016
The Consequence of Design: Ralph Caplan, Milton Glaser, and Beverly Willis in Conversation, Ralph Caplan, Milton Glaser, and Beverly Willis
Ralph Caplan, Milton Glaser, and Beverly Willis

Chee Pearlman, journalist, conference creator, and design curator at TED Conferences moderates a conversation between design critic Ralph Caplan, graphic designer Milton Glaser, and architect Beverly Willis on the heritage of the design profession and its eventual legacy within the ecological, social, and service spheres, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The event is in celebration of the publication of "Twenty Over Eighty: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design," a collection of insightful, intimate, and often irreverent interviews with twenty architecture and design legends over the age of eighty. The book’s authors, Aileen Kwun and Bryn Smith, will

Open Call: Liberty Museum New York: Freedom to the People

13:09 - 12 October, 2016
Open Call: Liberty Museum New York: Freedom to the People, Liberty Museum New York Credits: Archasm
Liberty Museum New York Credits: Archasm

Civil and social justice are the two most important fundamentals of human rights. The issues unequal civil rights and social injustice are not confined to a particular region and country but are a global phenomenon. These issues are a result of unequal resource distribution and unfair treatment of individuals with different traits i.e. race, culture, sexual orientation etc. Civil unrest broods violence and forces retaliation against the segregation and unfair laws and rules. The issues of civil and social injustice are more complex as they involve a wide category of issues such as a racial profiling, LGBT rights, equal opportunities (jobs and healthcare), ageism, criminal justice, freedom of speech, social security, immigration, internet privacy, bullying etc. 
The importance of civil rights still remains a non-issue at the global level. The champions of civil rights and social justice are often portrayed as enemies of the state, to hide the government inefficiencies. 

Open Call : Jeonnam Museum of Art International Architectural Design Competition

17:40 - 30 September, 2016
Open Call : Jeonnam Museum of Art International Architectural Design Competition, Jeonnam Museum of Art International Architectural Design Competition
Jeonnam Museum of Art International Architectural Design Competition

The Jeonnam Development Corporation announces a call for entry as below for the architectural design competition aimed to construct a new Jeonnam Museum of Art.

AD Classics: Museo de Arte de Ponce / Edward Durell Stone

04:00 - 28 September, 2016
AD Classics: Museo de Arte de Ponce / Edward Durell Stone, © Mary Ann Sullivan
© Mary Ann Sullivan

Among the dignitaries in attendance at the dedication ceremony of the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in Puerto Rico was Roberto Sánchez Vilella. In his capacity as Governor of the island, he gave a tongue-in-cheek speech[1] directed at his political opponent and founder of the museum, Luis A. Ferré:

I feel that I have contributed, in my small way, to the building of this museum. Had I not defeated Luis Ferré in the election, he would not have had sufficient leisure time to devote to this cultural project.

© Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan © Mary Ann Sullivan +15

Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns

16:20 - 19 September, 2016
Studio Pei-Zhu's Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceramic Kilns, View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu
View to Historical Relics. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu

Studio Pei-Zhu has unveiled their design for the Jingdezhen Historical Museum of Imperial Kiln, a museum dedicated to the unique history of ceramics in Jingdezhen, China. Located in the heart of the historic china-making district of the city, nestled between ceramic workshops that date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the museum draws inspiration from the special forms of the kilns, creating gallery spaces out of a series of hand-crafted vaulted structures.

Courtyard. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Space and Material Study. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu Shared Space between above and below ground levels. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu View from pedestrian across the street. Image Courtesy of Studio Pei-Zhu +22

Zhengtong BMW Museum, Beijing / Crossboundaries

02:00 - 23 August, 2016
Zhengtong BMW Museum, Beijing  / Crossboundaries, © YANG Chao Ying
© YANG Chao Ying

© YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying © YANG Chao Ying +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Binke Lenhardt, DONG Hao
  • Design Team

    Maria Francesca Origa, Hayger Chan, LI Zhenyu
  • Area

    3600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT

22:00 - 2 August, 2016
Three Ancestors Cultural Museum / Architectural Design Research Institute of SCUT, © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua
© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua

© Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua © Zhan Changheng - Ma Minghua +32

Benthem Crouwel Architects to Design Addition to Arnhem Museum

11:00 - 1 July, 2016
Benthem Crouwel Architects to Design Addition to Arnhem Museum, Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects
Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects

Dutch firm Benthem Crouwel Architects have won a competition to renovate and expand Museum Arnhem, a museum located in Arnhem, Netherlands housing a collection of modern and contemporary art. The winning proposal was selected by the jury from its “clarity and simplicity, the preservation of the centuries-old lateral moraine, and the brilliant idea of incorporating a publicly open veranda into the new extension.”

Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects Courtesy of Benthem Crouwel Architects +9

Piuarch Wins Competition To Build a New Cooperative Dairy In the Alps

08:00 - 15 June, 2016
Piuarch Wins Competition To Build a New Cooperative Dairy In the Alps, Courtesy of Piuarch
Courtesy of Piuarch

Milan studio Piuarch unveiled their design for the new Latteria Sociale Valtellina cooperative dairy in the Italian Alps. The competition, commissioned by the Latteria, sought to renovate the old building and expand it to include a sales outlet, restaurant, conference room and small museum. Piuarch's winning design builds on the economic and historic context of the area and surrounding landscape. 

Winners of London Internet Museum Competition Announced

12:00 - 14 June, 2016
Winners of London Internet Museum Competition Announced, Courtesy of Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions
Courtesy of Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions

Architecture competition organizers Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the London Internet Museum competition. This speculative project challenged architects to design a museum for “something historically profound and typologically unprecedented — the internet.” Given a site at the former Great Eastern Railway terminal station building, designers were tasked with creating a location that would “connect visitors to both the history of the internet and open them to the possibilities of the future.” Submissions took a wide variety of approaches, and prizes were awarded to projects that rejected the typical associations and precedents that the internet calls to mind.

Continue reading to see the winning entries with brief descriptions.