Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

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.

Grey Container by C.DD, Foshan – China

August 31st, 2016

The visual effect delivered by the grey industry-style is highly matched with the theme of refitted vehicles.

Museum for International Center of Photography by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Manhattan – New York

August 30th, 2016

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is a leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. It formerly was housed in a two-storey space in Midtown Manhattan. Its new home is located at the base of a residential building in the Lower East Side – a formerly rundown district that has gentrified in recent decades.

BMW museum by Crossboundaries, Beijing – China

August 29th, 2016

These banners can be lowered to double as projection screens. Pieces of red fabric have also been suspended from the ceiling and arranged to look like typical Chinese architectural gates. These welcome visitors into the main exhibition space.

ASHKAL Mirrors collection for SURSOCK Museum In Beirut by Richard Yasmine

August 19th, 2016

Each one exposed on a static volume made of marble, brass or metal creating the base. The extremely thin hand mirrors figuratively cut a slice of these solid bases making a rift where it fits inside, giving the image of surrealistic oversized fashionable cutlery set..

La Cité du Vin wine museum by XTU Architects, Bordeaux – France

July 9th, 2016

The curved structure is clad with both silkscreen-printed glass and perforated aluminium, creating a mixture of shimmery, translucent surfaces, and gold and silver stripes.

F-Concept museum store by Guise, Stockholm – Sweden

May 19th, 2016

A grainy texture softens the sharply cut angles and cast a dark shadow; resembling a picture in itself rather than a retail space. The dark tones eliminate distractions and focus an angle on displayed imagery.