With the ambitious idea of giving Hong Kong a world-class artistic hub, the West Kowloon Cultural District envisions an enclave of new spaces for educational activities and the arts within a large park beside Victoria Harbour. Among them, the M+ Muse
Beijing-based Studio Zhu-Pei has built this performing arts center for the city of Dali, an important tourist destination and a significant stop on the Silk Road, in China’s Yunnan province. Curves on the huge, cantilevering rectangular roof are mode
Close to Yanki Lake, in the heart of Shenzhen’s Pingshan District, stands this 42,000-square-meter museum whose curving and fluid forms evoke a river. A fruit of the collaboration among the firms 3XN, B+H Architects, and Zhubo Design, the building is
The Moroccan contribution to the next World Expo seeks to demonstrate how traditional construction systems have the potential to give rise to more sustainable development models. The world’s largest facade of rammed earth encompasses twenty-two recta
A work of the Aarhus-based firm 3XN, the building is characterized by a wooden ‘wave’ over the main entrance, a reference to the fishing boat-building tradition of Lemvig, a port city on Denmark’s west coast. The concave form incorporates a play of s
For the clothing and accessories brand Pau, the Madrid firm DIR has designed a new space in the heart of the city of Valencia. The square floor plan presents a grid of nine spaces, following a sequence of crisscrossing perspectives. The flexibility o
Sitting perpendicular to the main building of Magazzino Italian Art, which it completes and extends, the simple and sober volume of the new pavilion creates a unitary plane between both...
As if it were the deck of a ship stranded between two beaches, a horizontal platform on a huge stone box that seems to have emerged from the bowels of the Earth offers views of the distant sea...
In response to the intricate freeway junction, and with the idea of movement as central theme, the project includes a large podium. Its upper plane, over which a powerful helicoidal piece emerges, is reached by wide ramps...
The proposed scheme articulates the natural landscape and stresses its value. An architecture of white walls along a north-south axis offers shade in summer on the northern side and winter sun on the southern side...
Inspired by the legacy of César Manrique in Lanzarote, the center is designed as a dark, horizontal plane made out of the island’s volcanic ash, managing to merge the building with the terrain...
The London firm Carmody Groarke has created a single-story 1,700-seat temporary theater and ticket office close to the Großmarkthalle, a landmark concrete construction of the German architect Bernhard Hermkes which is now an event and hospitality spa
After a $165 million renovation, the Neue Nationalgalerie looks like it did when it first opened in 1968. That’s exactly the point. “Carrying out such a task, in a building that leaves no place to hide, is daunting,” said David Chipperfield, the Brit
Enlisting the creativity of Frank Gehry, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has completed a $233m renovation and reorganisation of the lower interior spaces at the heart of its landmarked 1928 Beaux-Arts building. The latest phase of a master plan for im
The firm Reiulf Ramstad has won the invitation-only contest to expand the museum that harbors Fram (Framtid, meaning future in Norwegian), the ship that Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Svedrup, and Roald Amundsen used in their famed expeditions. As part of a s
The architect Frank Gehry will unveil his latest blockbuster building—a soaring twisting geometric tower covered with 11,000 stainless steel panels—at Luma Arles this summer, the 27-acre cultural campus in the southern French town of Arles spearheade
The bold presence of this work by OLI architecture, which at first glance looks like a warehouse in the middle of private property in New York state – clad in a charred accoya timber rainscreen meant to naturally patina over time – evokes the Serra s
The Australian architecture firm Hassell has in collaboration with the Dutch studio OMA finished renovating the Museum for Western Australia in the heart of the city of Perth’s cultural precinct. Its new aboriginal nickname, ‘Boola Bardip’ (many stor
After twelve years of planning and building, the office of David Chipperfield has completed the new Kunsthaus Zurich extension, the fourth in the history of the neo-Greek building raised in 1910 by Karl Moser, who would be the first CIAM president. U
Desde su apertura, el Museo de Bellas Artes de Houston se ha nutrido de colecciones legadas por pudientes benefactores que han tenido que acomodarse en sucesivas ampliaciones del edificio neoclásico original. En la estela de las adiciones de Mies van
The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is planning a $35 million campus redesign led by the firm Snohetta. It will feature architectural and landscaping improvements throughout the museum’s 200,000-square-foot grounds like a d
For a city planned ex novo as a paradigm of radical speculation, the firm AZPML has won the competition for the Korean Museum of Urbanism and Architecture (KMUA). Its scheme seeks to rethink the role of the discipline in this day and age, in the proc
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