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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum


Situated adjacent to the original 1967 University Art Museum (a replica of an antebellum plantation home designed by noted Louisiana architect A. Hays Town) this new museum building serves as a backdrop to the original and defines the edge of a new sculpture garden and plaza. Conceived of as a tightly wrapped solid, the construction […]


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Lyons
Lyon Housemuseum


The Lyon Housemuseum is an experimental project which speculates on the conjunction of art and living, challenges conventional notions of public and private and explores new relationships between art and architecture through a new hybridised type – a ‘housemuseum’. Located in Melbourne Australia the building accommodates the daily living needs of a family of four […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Musee Herge


An elongated prism floats in the forest while a footbridge connects it to the city. Vast bay windows seem to suggest comic strips spaces, while the prism offers a colorful oneiric and fancied hall. This large reception area accommodates the four exhibition volumes also linked with each other via footbridges. “It was at the close […]


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Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Louisiana State Museum


This new museum is located across Fourth Street from the State Library, built in 1958. Fourth Street serves as both the primary and symbolic entrance onto the Capitol Grounds, connecting the Capitol to the City of Baton Rouge. Its axis terminates at the Capitol Gardens, constructed in 1932 along with Capitol Tower. The siting and […]


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KPMB
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art


“Architecture provides the physical environment in which an institution can succeed and flourish. With the Gardiner, we re-imagined something that was already very good and took it to a new level of growth and excellence. We gave this great small museum an intimate monumentality.” – Bruce Kuwabara The Gardiner Museum is one of the world’s […]


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BIG
Danish Maritime Museum


  How does one breathe new life into an abandoned dry dock? While researching the placement of the Maritime Museum, we discovered the abandoned yet cavernous 150m long, 25m wide, and 9m deep concrete dry dock and knew straightaway that we had found the ideal location for our proposal. In order to build the Maritime […]


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Claudio Nardi Architects
Mocak, Museum of contemporary art in Kracow


The area designated for the new museum of contemporary art in Krakow coincides, in part, with the industrial pavilions of the Schindler Factory, a place long fixed in the collective memory and in the history of men, their crimes as well as their heroic acts. The idea of transforming those spaces, of integrating them with […]


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Lightemotion
National Museum of Singapore


Mission accomplished for Lightemotion, the Montreal-based firm that created the National Museum of Singapore’s lighting design. This project, which required overall expertise in the fields of architectural, museum and theatrical lighting and included multimedia techniques, entailed a delicate technical and conceptual exercise for François Roupinian and his team. A genuine tour de force, the project […]


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Gudmundur Jonsson Architect
The Ibsen Museum


An exhibition about Henrik Ibsen as a person, poet and a playwriter. The work also includes the Museum itself with the total renovation of the exhibition-localities with entrance, reception and exhibition spaces. The exhibition premises I entered at my first visit to the Ibsen Museum were under renovation.  Wallpaper, suspended ceilings and an office interior […]


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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Moderna museet Malmö


A starting point was that a new art museum, as a public and cultural building, represents a rare opportunity to create a new node within a city, changing the urban balance and developing the surrounding neighbourhood. In Malmö, a city in the south of Sweden, there was the possibility to create a new art museum […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Ordrupgaard Museum Extension


The growth of the institution presents an opportunity to explore new formal relationships between the components of the museum and the garden that frames it, in so far that the ensemble constitutes a kind of topography in itself. The new extension seeks to establish a new landscape within the territory of its architecture, at the […]


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Smolenicky & Partner Architektur
Museum IWC, Schaffhausen


New watch museum, boutique, conversion of the main entrance area in the historic building of the IWC. The museum consists of two wings: West wing: company history and watches 1868 – 1950, animated multimedia presentation of the company’s history. East wing: watches and product families 1950 until today. Highly intricate watches and individual pieces, boutique, […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
MAXXI: National Museum of XXI Arts


“I see the MAXXI as an immersive urban environment for the exchange of ideas, feeding the cultural vitality of the city. The MAXXI should not be considered just one building – but several. The idea was to move away from the idea of “the museum as an object” and towards the idea of a “field […]


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Olson Kundig Architects
The Lightcatcher at the Whatcom Museum


The basic concept for this new $12.8 million museum is that of a museum turned inside out—to make the building as active on the outside as it will be on the inside. An iconic 36-foot-tall, 180-foot-long translucent wall, “the lightcatcher,” is conceived as the focal point and backdrop to a central courtyard that will become […]


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