Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Military Museum by Studio Libeskind, Dresden – Germany

November 23rd, 2017

The new extension shines a new light on violence whilst taking an anthropological approach, considering the human causes and effects. Protruding out from the main body of the building, the 200-ton extension holds a 99ft viewing platform that offers views across the historic city.

Museum Macan, Jakarta – Indonesia

November 20th, 2017

The newly opened Museum Macan is Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The venue is founded by Haryanto Adikoesoemo, an Indonesian business mogul and philanthropist with a penchant for modern art.

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum by Jean Nouvel, Abu Dhabi – UAE

November 8th, 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first ever outpost abroad of the renowned Louvre Museum in Paris, and not surprisingly, it oozes a similar grandeur and prestige. Mind you, the French museum has agreed to loan its name to the Emirati venue for 30 years, in addition to providing temporary exhibitions for 15 years, and artworks for ten years.

Science Museum by Coffey Architects, London – UK

November 6th, 2017

Science Museum by Coffey Architects, London – UK

Transmission-Field Tandem by CHU-studio, Beijing – China

October 21st, 2017

This project, the Museum Of International Brewmasters Art, locates in the center of Beijing, a ruin of classical Russian structural industrial building.

Etihad Museum, Dubai – U.A.E.

September 15th, 2017

Umaya used B Light’s know-how for the outdoor lighting of this majestic project. The aim of the project is to make the Museum’s stunning architecture stand out and to emphasize the uniqueness of its structure.

Seeds of Time exhibition in the Himalayas Art Museum by Collective Studio, Shanghai – China

August 3rd, 2017

Curated by Dr Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Shanghai Project Chapter 2: Seeds of Time exhibition in the Himalayas Art Museum brought together artists and researchers with the aim of proposing new strategies for alternative approaches and solutions to issues of social and environmental sustainability.

DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions by Xinjiang Wind, Tuoli Township – China

June 19th, 2017

The principles and methods of traditional technologies for cavity walls, ramming earth, sun-dried mud bricks and laying stones are adopted to construct a simple, reliable and durable building. The texture of materials is highlighted on the building’s surface to obtain a “natural” completeness of a non-specific space.

Zinc Mine Museum by Peter Zumthor in Aldo Amoretti’s photos, Sauda – Norway

June 6th, 2017

Timber supports elevate the cafe and exhibition above the rocky landscape, while the service building hangs from the side of a stone wall. The timber framework extends up the black outer walls to raise a mono-pitched corrugated zinc roof above each of the blocks.

V&A Museum shop by Friend and Company, London – UK

May 23rd, 2017

It forms one of the main routes into the exhibition spaces, so had to also accommodate people passing through. It was this that led Friend to design the shop as a pair of pavilions – creating “a concept of lanes and street facades”.

Museum and cultural centre by Wutopia Lab, Shanghai – China

March 30th, 2017

The perforated plates of white aluminium cladding the circular building, which the architects folded like the pleats of a fan, are intended to block views from the tranquil garden to the interior. “We use perforated aluminium plates folded in a fan-style to create a veil on the facade,”

Mercedes-Benz Museum by UNStudio, Stuttgart – Germany

February 28th, 2017

Inside, walking down the ramps of the Museum, surrounded by cars of different ages and types, the visitor is reminded of driving down the highway.

MOCAPE museum of contemporary art by Coop Himmelb(l)au, Shenzhen – China

November 30th, 2016



The building combines two independent institutions — the museum of contemporary art (MOCA) and the planning exhibition (PE) — as a cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions.

Museum of Southeast Asian art by John Pawson, Berlin – Germany

November 27th, 2016



The Feuerle Collection is a private museum hosting the contemporary art, Imperial Chinese furniture, and ancient Southeast Asian art collections of Désiré Feuerle.

Design Museum by John Pawson, London – UK

November 18th, 2016



The exhibition spaces are arranged around a large atrium in the centre of the building, where the underside of the distinctive hyperbolic paraboloid roof is revealed. The space is overlooked by wood-lined galleries and features broad flights of steps that double as seats.

Carpet Museum by dDESIGN, Doha – Quatar

November 9th, 2016

The Carpet Museum, with total surface of 2.800 m2, was designated to exhibit a private collection of cultural and historical art, with approximately 10.000 carpets and artifacts.

Riga Motor Museum permanent exhibition by design studio H2E, Riga – Latvia

October 14th, 2016

The reconstructed postmodernism building forms the external appearance of the museum that on the inside hides a multifaceted story on the automotive history and production in Latvia and worldwide.

MAAT Museum by Amanda Levete, Lisbon – Portugal

October 2nd, 2016

Led by director Pedro Gadanho, MAAT will explore contemporary culture through visual arts, new media, architecture, technology, and science. ‘MAAT not only supports Portuguese artists,’ explains Gadanho, ‘but also local curators who are important figures in the cultural development of a place, as producers of content and relationships.’

Labyrinth installation at the National Building Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group, Washington DC

September 6th, 2016

The maze’s straightforward concept is clearly put forward by the studio’s founder architect Bjarke Ingels: ‘As you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a panopticon that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth?’

New Wings at The Asian Civilizations Museum by GreenhilLi, Singapore

September 5th, 2016

The new extensions are realised through surmounting many technical challenges. The extensions are sited within existing courtyards adjacent to the heritage building, and above basements that accommodate public spaces and service plant. Light steel structures with long spans were proposed to minimise impact on the existing building and infrastructure.