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

06:00 - 18 April, 2018
Dune Art Museum by OPEN Architecture Tops Out 'Under' a Beach Near Beijing, Courtesy of OPEN Architecture
Courtesy of OPEN Architecture

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.

Courtesy of OPEN Architecture © Ni Nan © Fangfang Tian © Fangfang Tian + 14

Song Art Museum / Vermilion Zhou Design Group

22:00 - 4 April, 2018
© Zhi Xia
© Zhi Xia

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 39

Yu Qingcheng Gallery / Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University

22:00 - 2 April, 2018
Yu Qingcheng Gallery / Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University, Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University
Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University

Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University Courtesy of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tianjin University + 29

BRIC Art Space / maison h

19:00 - 26 March, 2018

© Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus © Martijn de Geus + 45

Mind Space / Penda

20:00 - 24 March, 2018

© Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia © Zhi Xia + 41

  • Interiors Design

  • Location

    Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Lead Designers

    Dayong Sun, Shuyan Wan, Chris Precht
  • Design Team

    Yuhong Xie, Xu Wen, Pengchong Li, Rongsheng Chen, Zizhi Yu, Mingxue Sun
  • Lighting Design

    Jiuge Lighting, Haiyan Zhu
  • Area

    570.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

    Zhi Xia

OTA FINE ARTS Gallery in Shanghai / B.L.U.E. Architecture Design Studio

20:00 - 6 March, 2018
© Eiichi Kano
© Eiichi Kano

© Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano © Eiichi Kano + 44

Beijing Area Three Art Museum / CUN Design

20:00 - 3 March, 2018
© Ting Wang, Jin Wang
© Ting Wang, Jin Wang

© Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang © Ting Wang, Jin Wang + 50

  • Architects

  • Location

    A No.1 Creative Park, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Shu Cui, Jizhou Wang
  • Interior Architects

    Shu Cui, Wei Wu
  • Design Team

    Xiaoyu Liu, Shijia Ma
  • Area

    2300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

V&A Gallery / Values of Design

19:00 - 1 January, 2018
V&A Gallery / Values of Design, © Chao Zhang
© Chao Zhang

© Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang © Chao Zhang + 11

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

12:15 - 4 August, 2017
Pompidou Center to Open Gallery in Shanghai, Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Courtesy of DCA
Courtesy of DCA

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.

Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA Courtesy of DCA + 29

OPEN Architecture Reveals Art Spaces for the Coastal City of Qinhuangdao Inspired by Dunes and Sea

16:00 - 13 July, 2017
OPEN Architecture Reveals Art Spaces for the Coastal City of Qinhuangdao Inspired by Dunes and Sea, Gallery. Image Courtesy of DUNE ART SPACE
Gallery. Image Courtesy of DUNE ART SPACE

Text description provided by the architects. Chinese firm OPEN Architecture has revealed their latest project in progress, a museum located on the coast of Bohai Bay in northern China. Titled "Dialogue by the Sea," their project comprises two complementary art spaces: a cave-inspired space hidden within the beach's sand dunes, and a second space that rises from the sea "like a solitary piece of rock." Both projects are currently under construction, with a timeline yet to be released.

Rendering. Image Courtesy of SEA ART SPACE Rendering. Image Courtesy of SEA ART SPACE Bar. Image Courtesy of DUNE ART SPACE Skylight Study + 35

15 Gallery Spaces to Open in Base of Zaha Hadid's High Line Residential Building

14:00 - 13 March, 2017
15 Gallery Spaces to Open in Base of Zaha Hadid's High Line Residential Building , Courtesy of Related Companies
Courtesy of Related Companies

Real Estate firm Related Companies has announced the development of 15 new art gallery spaces to be located in and around the base of Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street residential building, located along the High Line in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea. The acclaimed Paul Kasmin Gallery, currently located in three West Chelsea locations, will serve as the anchor tenant with a 5,000 square-foot gallery in the base of the Hadid-designed building and additional space in the ‘High Line Nine,’ a collection of full service boutique exhibition spaces located adjacent to the building beneath the High Line.

Courtesy of Related Companies Courtesy of Related Companies Courtesy of Related Companies Courtesy of Related Companies + 5

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

SOHO Bund / AIM Architecture

19:00 - 6 July, 2016
SOHO Bund / AIM Architecture, © Dirk Weilblen
© Dirk Weilblen

© Dirk Weilblen © Dirk Weilblen © Dirk Weilblen © Dirk Weilblen + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Design Team

    Wendy Saunders, Vincent de Graaf, German Roig & Zhikun Zhang, Ivan Yu, Liat Goldman
  • Client

    SOHO China
  • Area

    9400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art / Zaha Hadid Architects

08:00 - 7 May, 2016
AD Classics: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

The belief that a building can both blend in and stand out at the same time is embodied by the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (CAC), located in Cincinnati. Though it's heavy volumetric massing makes it appear as an independent and impenetrable sculptural element, the Rosenthal Center is in fact designed to pull the city in – past its walls and up, toward the sky. This inherent dynamism is well-suited to a gallery which does not hold a permanent collection, and is situated at the heart of a thriving Midwestern city.

© Paul Warchol © Helene Binet © Paul Warchol © Roland Halbe + 37

AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn

04:00 - 22 March, 2016
AD Classics: Nordic Pavilion at Expo '70 / Sverre Fehn, Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum
Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum

Though architectural history is replete with bricks, stones, and steel, there is no rule that states that architecture must be ‘solid’. Sverre Fehn, one of the most prominent architects of postwar Norway, regularly made use of heavy materials like concrete and stone masonry in his projects [1]. In this way, his proposal for the Nordic Pavilion at the Osaka World Expo in 1970 could be seen as an atypical exploration of a more delicate structure. Representing a very different aspect of ‘Modernity’ than his usual work, Fehn’s “breathing balloon” pavilion stands not only in contradiction to Fehn’s design canon, but to that of traditional architecture as a whole.

Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum Courtesy of Norwegian National Museum + 10

OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library

12:00 - 4 January, 2016
OPEN's Competition Entry for New Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, Courtesy of Open Architecture
Courtesy of Open Architecture

In May 2015, Shenzhen Art Museum and Shenzhen Library organized an international design competition for their new homes in Longhua District. 134 firms submitted concept proposals for the first stage, eight firms were selected to enter the second phase competition in July, among them OMA, Steven Holl, Mecanoo, OPEN, KSP, and others. Below is OPEN’s competition entry for the second phase.

Courtesy of Open Architecture Courtesy of Open Architecture Courtesy of Open Architecture Courtesy of Open Architecture + 22

Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO

22:00 - 11 November, 2015
Folding Screen, Rongbaozhai Western Art Gallery / ARCHSTUDIO, © Wang Ning
© Wang Ning

© Wang Ning © Wang Ning After Renovation © Wang Ning + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Liulichang, Beijing
  • Design Team

    Han Wenqiang, Cong Xiao, Kong Lin
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Corpo Santo House / Rui Cerqueira Barros

00:00 - 24 November, 2012
Corpo Santo House / Rui Cerqueira Barros, © José Campos
© José Campos

© José Campos © José Campos © José Campos © José Campos + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Design Team

    Rui Cerqueira Barros _ arch. - Cesar Barros _ eng. - Joaquim Barros _ eng. - Paulo Duval Sobreira _ arch. - Fernando Barbosa - Eugenio Pinto
  • Construction

    JCA Construções
  • Area

    160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs