Category Archives: Museums

The Shanghai Museum of Glass in China

By : Mark V | 24 Oct 2011 11:25 pm | Landmarks, Museums

This museum is the embodiment of old and new into one building. It keeps the guidelines and designs of a traditional museum, with exhibition spaces and reveals the multiple uses of glass, the history of how it was invented and creations made of glass. Shanghai Glass Co., Ltd started the project and also funded it, the company being the main observer of the evolution of the glass industry in Shanghai. The company helped preserve the traditions that the glass business…

Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Concert Hall

By : Mark V | 20 Oct 2011 11:36 pm | Landmarks, Museums

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) now has a new pavilion. The museum celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010 and on October 14, 2011 the new pavilion opened up for the public. It is called Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Bourgie Concert Hall and now the museum has 59,000-gsf since the new pavilion increased the MMFA`s exhibition space by 20%. The new extension of the museum has 18,953 nsf of gallery space and…

The new Artscience Museum In Singapore

By : Mark V | 14 Oct 2011 9:57 pm | Landmarks, Museums

Safdue Architects designed the new Artscience Museum In Singapore, an eye catching building that looks exactly like a lotus flower. The museum is divided into two parts: the first part is represented by the base of the building that is embedded in the earth and has a beautiful, huge lily pond, while the second part of the building looks like a lotus flower that has 10 petals. The petals have different heights and they draw the sunlight in the building,…

The new Museum of Liverpool by 3XN

By : Mark V | 13 Oct 2011 11:41 am | Landmarks, Museums

Building and designing the museum was a great challenge. It implied many things. The new Museum of Liverpool is located next to the well known Three Graces and it is said that it’s the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years. The site where it lies is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by 3XN, the principal architect and creative director being Kim Herforth Nielsen. It has a major cultural…

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