Category Archives: Landmarks

Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2013 9:54 am | Museums

The Mary Rose Museum has as the main exhibit a part of a ship which served the navy of King Henry VIII for 33 years and then was left at the bottom of the sea for 437 years before being rediscovered and brought into this shelter located in Portsmouth, England. The museum was designed by the practice of Wilkinson Eyre Architects and it features a ship-like black stained wood exterior that is inspired by the traditional English boat sheds with…

Lenbachhaus Museum by Foster+Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2013 5:45 pm | Museums

The Lenbachhaus Museum was completed in 2013 and it was designed by the architectural practice of Foster+Partners in the city of Munich, Germany. The museum was first built in 1891 as a studio and a villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach and it was gradually extended during the last century thus needing a renewal for the growing audience (reaching 280000 persons a year). Aside from the renovation of the historic buildings the Museum also received a new wing to…

DHUB Design Museum by MBM Arquitectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 May 2013 6:28 pm | Museums

Currently under construction, the DHUB Design Museum is located in Barcelona, Spain and it offers two entry points to the complex, one from the main street Carrer D’Avila and one from the Placa de Les Glories which is a public plaza that hosts the Torre Agbar building which we covered in a previous article. The designer of the project is the practice of MBM Arquitectes and the shape of the building tries to complement the Torre Agbar nearby with a…

Casa Mila by Antoni Gaudí

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2013 4:08 pm | Historic Buildings

This classic example of auteur architecture was designed in 1912 by the renowned Antoni Gaudi and its controversial design had a significant contribution to the Modernista movement (the Spanish Art Nouveau) and was important to the entire modernism as well. The structure is named Casa Mila but is also called La Pedrera, meaning ‘The Quarry’ due to its undulating stone façade. Located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, the structure seems rather organic at first glance and its interior…

Museum of South Mexico by FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Apr 2013 7:27 am | Museums

Designed by the Mexican architectural practice of FR-EE/Fernando Romero Enterprise, this project was completed in 2011 and spreads over a surface of 3800 square meters to offer a ruin-like structure that is representative for the surrounding landscape in Quintana Roo where the Mayan Riviera used to sit. The purpose of the building is to be a Contemporary Art Museum and the building offers a sequence of enclosed spaces that provide the optimal conditions for artworks and also several open terraces…

CSMVS – Visitor Centre at the Prince of Wales Museum by RMA Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Apr 2013 5:46 pm | Museums

The Prince of Wales Museum is a Grade I heritage structure in the city of Mumbai, India and it features a new Visitor Centre built in 2011 by the practice of RMA Architects with a contemporary design that replaces and expands the previous multipurpose hall and is just a part of a larger expansion plan for the landmark. This building has more than one function, taking care of the baggage storage, the ticketing, security and museum shop. It also includes…

Stedelijk Museum by Benthem Crouwel Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Apr 2013 3:15 pm | Museums

The New Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has been renovated and extended by the architectural practice of Benthem Crouwel Architects and their new vision kept the much admired staircase, the grand rooms and the natural lighting of the place but introduces their own view of how the museum should look like into an updated and contemporary version of the famous landmark created in 1895. The contemporary art museum lies next to the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw and the large…

Clyfford Still Museum by Allied Works Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Apr 2013 7:06 pm | Museums

The spiritual home of one of America’s most influential 20th century painters was designed in 2007 by the practice of Allied Works and the site of the museum is the Civic Center of Denver, Colorado, along with other important cultural buildings. Spreading over 28 thousand square feet, the museum was designed to mediate his setting through the dense grove of deciduous trees and also through the way the architecture connects to the earth through the continuous form that is opened…

The Walpole Mayfair in London

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2013 6:11 pm | Historic Buildings

The Walpole Mayfair is a Grade II listed building and it is located in the center of Mayfair and St. James in London, UK. The building has a lot of historical features and significance being dated in the 18th century and the former residence of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister. The building was recently restored by the renowned architectural and interior design practice of Oliver Burns, which received a lot of awards for their works during their…

The Dornier Museum by Allmann Sattler Wappner

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Mar 2013 5:27 pm | Museums

The Dornier Museum located in Friedrichshafen, Germany was designed by the architectural practice of Allmann Sattler Wappner and its purpose is the presentation of the aircraft construction technology in general and the history of the Dornier plant in particular. The Dornier plant was founded in 1922 and some of the aircrafts exposed are veteran ones that can still fly even after such a long time has passed. The museum is located right next to the runways of the Friedrichshafen regional…

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