Category Archives: Museums

Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science by Grimshaw Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jul 2014 12:58 pm | Museums

The new addition to the Museum Park in Miami, Florida is the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science that is next to the Perez Art Museum and it is expected to be completed in 2015 when visitors would be able to enjoy the 500000 gallon aquarium that replicates the sea-life of the Gulf Stream. The project cost 275 million dollars and the Tank incorporated in it will be visible from all the five floors of the museum, collecting and…

Mauritshuis museum in Hague by Hans Van Heeswijk Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jun 2014 5:09 pm | Museums

The Mauritshuis museum in Hague, The Netherlands which was built in the seventeenth century as a private residence for Count Johan Maurits needed to undergo extensive renovations during the last two years which was carried out by the practice of Hans Van Heeswijk Architects. The museum hosts a collection of artworks created by artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen or Rubens and the number of visitors along with the needs of modern day required some updates to be made such as…

Maison des Fondateurs by BIG

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jun 2014 6:06 am | Museums

The Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has commissioned the BIG architectural practice to expand their headquarters at the historic workshop complex in Vallee de Joux, western Switzerland where they first began their work in 1875. The extension project wants to add a spiraling museum rising from the landscape in order to welcome the visitors and offer a new attraction to them. The project designed by the practice of Bjarke Ingels is comprised of a pavilion which spirals into the ground with…

Evoluon by Louis Lakff

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2014 1:25 pm | Historic Buildings, Museums, Other

The Evoluon is a conference center and former science museum located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and it was designed by the architect Louis Lakff in 1966 after a commission by Dr. Frits Philips who made the first sketches. Due to its unusual UFO-like shape the project became a landmark for the city and it attracted a large number of visitors with its interactive exhibitions which were quite rare during the 1960s and 70s. The museum lost some of its popularity…

1911 Revolution Museum by CADI

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2014 10:59 am | Museums

The 1911 Revolution Museum located in Shouyi, Wuchang, Hubei, China was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution and it was created by the CADI architectural practice to the south side of a square which also contains the former Wuchang Uprising Military Government, the Bronze Statue of Sun Yat-sen, the Commandeer Title Granting Monument and the Martyrs Memorial Archway. The museum is comprised of five exhibition halls and a multi-functional exhibition area connected through a lobby and…

Philadelphia Art Museum by Frank Gehry

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2014 4:36 pm | Museums

The renowned architect Frank Gehry unveiled his design or the Philadelphia Art Museum renovation and expansion which will transform one of the largest art museums in the country by adding 169 thousand feet of extra space. The designer collaborated with the OLIN landscape architect to create an exhibition which presents the proposal and it will be open from the 1st of July 2014 until September. The masterplan will have an entrance toward the Center City and another one toward the…

National September 11 Memorial Museum by Snohetta

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2014 7:00 pm | Museums

The World Trade Centre site how hosts a memorial museum which was designed by the Snohetta architectural practice and it was inaugurated by the president Barack Obama as the only building on the memorial plaza created to memory the persons killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11. The museum was created by the Davis Brody Bond firm from New York and it is mostly under the ground surface with the angular glass pavilion emerging from the ground between two…

Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum by Sunlay

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Apr 2014 6:04 pm | Museums

The Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum was completed in 2008 with the aid of the Sunlay architectural practice who modified the original structure so that the building’s outline was reformed. Located in Tianjin, China, the museum was designed as a “walking building” since it offers a layout that gives a view toward various changing sceneries. The designers wanted the structure to reflect the existing landscape and thus to integrate in it rather that stand out. Access to the museum is…

Koc Contemporary Art Museum by Grimshaw Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Apr 2014 7:00 am | Museums

The Grimshaw Architects practice won the competition for the design of the Koc Contemporary Art Museum in Istanbul, Turkey after being selected from over 20 worldwide competitors. The contest was organized by the Vehbi Koc Foundation which tries to sustain and promote cultural and social life in the country. The museum is in the Beyoglu area of Istanbul, a district which is rapidly growing and the designers wanted to create a structure that would become an extension of the surroundings…

Centre Pompidou-Metz by Shigeru Ban Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Mar 2014 9:16 pm | Museums

Trying to repeat the success of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the practice of Shigeru Ban Architects designed the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France with a sculptural façade that would attract tourists to the city of Metz while also offering a functional space in which the artworks could be properly exhibited. The designers worked to create an imposing space that would leave a deep impression on the visitors but the interior was designed to be highly functional first, so that there…

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