Friday, 23 May 2014 14:01

Zeitz Museum by Thomas Heatherwick

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

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Friday, 16 May 2014 10:46

David Chipperfield's Museo Jumex

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

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:17

St Louis Art Museum by David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield’s extension to an art museum designed by Cass Gilbert in 1904 is a characteristically subtle addition to the original.

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Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:18

Rijksmuseum by Cruz Y Ortiz

The grand old home of Dutch art has been restored and modernised in the largest project of its kind ever undertaken.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 10:28

Texel Maritime Museum by Mecanoo

A Dutch maritime museum is given a new lease of life, from the shimmering light of the entrance to the basement’s murky depths

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Shanghai’s latest super-sized hotel, office, retail, art and theatre complex employs almost as many architectural styles as it has uses.

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Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:47

Xinjin Zhi Museum by Kengo Kuma

Kengo Kuma has combined water, clay and light to create a museum in China that reflects the ancient Taoist tradition's affinity with nature.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012 12:19

OCT Design Museum by Studio Pei-Zhu

Pei Zhu, one of China’s most prominent architects, has landed a new intergalactic museum on the waterfront in Shenzhen.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:51

Dresden Military Museum by Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind drives a steel wedge through a museum and the heart of German history.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:34

New York Grid

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.

Published in Icon of the Month
Monday, 23 January 2012 10:27

Museum der Kulturen by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron’s sensitive yet experimental renovation has created a new identity for a museum in their hometown of Basel.

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Monday, 17 October 2011 10:37

Omishima museum by Toyo Ito

The architect Toyo Ito’s gallery for his own work on the Japanese island of Omishima is poignant, mysterious and far from self-aggrandising.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 10:16

Holburne Museum by Eric Parry

Eric Parry’s glass and ceramic extension to an 18th-century museum is a rare example of good contemporary architecture in Bath.

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Friday, 19 August 2011 09:59

Zaha in Glasgow

Hadid has parked the city’s vast collection of transport artefacts in a technically ingenious, column-free space under a striking zigzag roof .

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 15:34

Interview: Stephen Holl

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.

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Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:03

Jeongok Museum by X-TU

Paris architect X-TU has completed a reptile-like natural history museum which slinks across a prehistoric site in South Korea.

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:41

Soumaya Museum by Fernando Romero

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.

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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”.

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Monday, 16 May 2011 12:26

MACRO by Odile Decq

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.

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 06:17

GC Prostho Museum Research Centre by Kengo Kuma

Craftsmanship, devotion to material and the structure of a children’s toy are the inspirations behind Kengo Kuma’s design for a museum building in central Japan.

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