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Art Museum: The Latest Architecture and News

What Exactly is the Art Museum in Modern Times?

"Is a museum defined by its collection? Or by its architecture? In The Art Museum in Modern Times, Charles Saumarez Smith suggests it is both and still something more". Lauren McQuistion, an architectural designer and Ph.D. Candidate in the Constructed Environment at the University of Virginia School of Architecture discusses in her Architect's Newspaper piece, Saumarez's book, exploring the notion of a modern museum.

Adjaye Associates Designs the New Princeton University Art Museum

Sir David Adjaye has created an inclusive new vision for Princeton University Art Museum’s new building. Located at the heart of the campus, the project will replace and roughly double the square footage of the existing facility. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 with an anticipated opening in late 2024.

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Heinle, Wischer und Partner Design a New Art Museum in Krakow, Poland

Among 78 international participants, Heinle, Wischer und Partner won the first prize in the design competition for the new building of the Stanisław Wyspiański Museum in Krakow, Poland. The project will be built, in the middle of the museum district of the city and next to the historic National Museum.

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Hangmei International Smart Town Demo Area / BDCL

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  21200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Luoyang glass company limited, Shanghai Fenglv, Shanghai Jixiang Building Materials Group

Fengying·Stone Art Museum / GOA

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泉州, China
  • Architects: GOA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  353
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018

Shanghai Modern Art Museum / Atelier Deshaus

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Dune Art Museum by OPEN Architecture Tops Out 'Under' a Beach Near Beijing

OPEN Architecture has released the latest construction photos of the Dune Art Museum topping out in a Chinese coastal city near Beijing. The art museum manifests itself as a complex of interconnected concrete shells, which in the next and final stage of construction, are to be buried in sand and shrubs to restore the natural silhouette of the dunes on the beach.

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Song Art Museum / Vermilion Zhou Design Group

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Apron
  • Professionals : Jamie Pai

Beijing Area Three Art Museum / CUN Design

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© Ting Wang, Jin Wang

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Beijing, China
  • Interior Designers: CUN Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017

Shandong Art Gallery / TJAD

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Jinan Shi, China
  • Architects: TJAD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  52138
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013

Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has revealed the design of the newest home of the Centre Pompidou, the West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai. The Parisian institution revealed the details with the announcement of a 5-year deal with the West Bund Group to stage exhibitions in the museum beginning in 2019. Approximately 20 exhibitions – including a focus on contemporary Chinese art – will be included in the deal, described by the Centre Pompidou as "the most important long-term cultural exchange project” between France and China.

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"Architecture and the Art Museum" Panel Discussion

What is the place of the museum in the modern city? What role does architecture play? How can these buildings be effectively interpreted?

Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan broke with all existing conventions, setting a new standard for the postwar art museum and, together with the Museum of Modern Art, firmly establishing the city of New York as the cultural capital of the 20th century.

White Arkitekter Proposes Transparent "Lantern" Design for Akershus Art Center

White Arkitekter has proposed a timber-framed "lantern" design for in a new addition to the local art center in Akershus, Norway as part of a limited architecture competition. The design by White Arkitekter was selected as a runner-up, with Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter named the winner. White’s design aims to connect the art facilities to adjacent historical institutions and create additional public space.

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KWK Promes Selected to Extend Bunker of Arts Contemporary Art Gallery in Poland

The winning proposal has just been announced for an extension to the Bunkier Sztuki ("Bunker of Arts") contemporary art gallery in Cracow, Poland. Out of 33 entries in the international competition, the underground design by Robert Konieczny - KWK Promes has been selected to be executed in the heart of Cracow's Old Town.

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AD Classics: Bonnefantenmuseum / Aldo Rossi

Situated in a former industrial district in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht, it’s perhaps fitting that the Bonnefantenmuseum has often been called a “viewing factory.” The museum, with its ‘E’-shaped plan and distinctive domed tower, is one of the most prominent landmarks along the River Meuse that flows around the city center. Europe’s rich cultural history was a key impetus for architect Aldo Rossi’s design, which employed a number of historical architectural gestures to place the Bonnefantenmuseum within a collapsed European canon.

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