Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to convert a giant concrete grain silo on the Cape Town waterfront into the continent’s first museum devoted to contemporary African art. It is already proving to be one of the British designer’s most heartfelt projects, says Christopher Turner
David Chipperfield's first project in Latin America is a crisply detailed, modernist gallery for the region's largest private collection. Behind its travertine walls and sharp-toothed roof, it is also one of the most defiantly public buildings in Mexico City
David Chipperfield’s extension to an art museum designed by Cass Gilbert in 1904 is a characteristically subtle addition to the original.
The grand old home of Dutch art has been restored and modernised in the largest project of its kind ever undertaken.
A Dutch maritime museum is given a new lease of life, from the shimmering light of the entrance to the basement’s murky depths
Shanghai’s latest super-sized hotel, office, retail, art and theatre complex employs almost as many architectural styles as it has uses.
Kengo Kuma has combined water, clay and light to create a museum in China that reflects the ancient Taoist tradition's affinity with nature.
Pei Zhu, one of China’s most prominent architects, has landed a new intergalactic museum on the waterfront in Shenzhen.
In 1811, the Commissioners’ Plan for New York presented a revolutionary document, a map depicting 12 avenues and 155 cross streets, better known as the Manhattan street grid, which made possible the city we know today.
Herzog & de Meuron’s sensitive yet experimental renovation has created a new identity for a museum in their hometown of Basel.
The architect Toyo Ito’s gallery for his own work on the Japanese island of Omishima is poignant, mysterious and far from self-aggrandising.
Eric Parry’s glass and ceramic extension to an 18th-century museum is a rare example of good contemporary architecture in Bath.
Hadid has parked the city’s vast collection of transport artefacts in a technically ingenious, column-free space under a striking zigzag roof .
Stephen Holl’s recent projects range from vast “cities within cities” in Shenzen and Chengdu to smaller works in natural settings – a surf centre on Biarritz’s Atlantic coast and an art museum in Nanjing. Here he talks about the challenges of operating at both ends of the scale.
Paris architect X-TU has completed a reptile-like natural history museum which slinks across a prehistoric site in South Korea.
The world’s richest man employed his son-in-law to design a “gift to Mexico” – a shining gallery housing Rodins, old masters and national art.
Hagy Belzberg’s design for LAMH’s new home folds quietly into the landscape, allowing people to pass by while “horrible things happen just yards away”.
Odile Decq’s Rome gallery is a bold collage of interior spaces, but makes a quieter insertion into the city fabric than Hadid’s MAXXI.