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The 10 Most Impressive Landmarks This Year

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Dec 2014 1:58 pm | Landmarks

The landmarks are the places you really should visit when going to a new place, either in the shape of museums, famous buildings or monuments, so today we take a second look at the most impressive ones we have seen this year. 10. The Bendigo Art Gallery by Fender Katsalidis Architects The largest and most important regional museum in Australia went through a 8.5 million dollar refurbishment to add a new contemporary wing of galleries at the edge of the…

Bendigo Art Gallery by Fender Katsalidis Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Dec 2014 11:14 am | Museums

The Bendigo Art Gallery is the largest and most important regional museum in Australia and it went through a 8.5 million dollar refurbishment done by the practice of Fender Katsalidis Architects to add a new contemporary wing of galleries at the edge of the Rosalind Park. The redevelopment was inaugurated in March 2014 with the first feature of the new wing being The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece. The extension added 600 square meters of gallery space and a specialist…

Fine Arts Museum by Estudio Hago

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Nov 2014 7:34 pm | Museums

The Estudio Hago architectural practice was commissioned in2014 to extend the Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz, Spain so that a new environment would provide a better interaction with the city as well as offering an improvement of the way in which the cultural content is exhibited. The existing museum is in a listed building set in the center of the city with the extension adding two new buildings linked by a courtyard and opening toward two different streets. The layout…

Incheon Children Science Museum by HAEAHN Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Nov 2014 6:19 pm | Museums

The Children Science Museum located in Incheon, South Korea was designed in 2011 by the practice of HAEAHN Architecture in collaboration with Yooshin Architects & Engineers and Seongwoo Engineering & Architects as the first specialized science museum for children in Korea. The project is at the entrance of the KyeYang Mountain and its design tries to incorporate the geographical context beginning from the idea of a “sponge that embraces children’s dreams”. “Sponge” became the keyword for the entire project which…

George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Nov 2014 1:30 pm | Museums

The practice of MAD Architects was commissioned to design the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the waterfront of Chicago and the overall project was created with the collaboration of the local firms Studio Gang and VOA Associates. The structure appears as an artificial mountain into the urban setting to create a sloping exterior with a green park surrounding it. There are three floors where you find the exhibition spaces with a looping layout and an elevated disk at…

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito/UAo

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Oct 2014 2:07 pm | Museums

The Science Hills Komatsu hosts a science museum and a communication center built on the site of a former factory of a construction and mining company in Ishikawa, Japan with a design created by the architectural practice of Mari Ito/UAo (Urban Architecture office). The project employs a minimalist aesthetic with an industrial tone to evoke the heritage of the city and it spreads over four floors with a wave-like geometry that wants to integrate into the urban landscape with mostly…

Aga Khan Museum by Fumihiko Maki

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Sep 2014 9:53 am | Museums

The Aga Khan Museum located in Toronto, Canada is a project dedicated to the contributions of the Muslim civilizations to the sciences and arts with a design created by the architectural practice of Fumihiko Maki with a white granite exterior combined with etched windows that remind the visitors of the traditional mashrabiya screens. The white exterior with its angular shape makes the building stand out and the designers used several natural materials that reflect the light in different ways to…

Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2014 5:58 pm | Museums

The Aspen Art Museum was designed by the Shigeru Ban architectural practice with a façade that combines glass and a woven cover to protect the interior from excessive heat and glare while also permitting sufficient natural light inside. The project began in 2005 and its construction in 2012, moving the museum from the Holy Cross Power Plant building on the banks of the Roaring Fork River so that its size would expand from 9000 square feet to 30000 square feet.…

Zuckerman Museum of Art by Stanley Beaman & Sears

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 5:42 pm | Museums

The Zuckerman Museum of Art located in Kennesaw, USA brings together the collections spread across the Kennesaw State University campus under a single roof with a design created by the Stanley Beaman & Sears architectural practice. The project spreads over a surface of 9000 square feet and it contains a gallery space for a permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions and spaces for the staff, collection storage and support facilities. The museum acts as a landmark for the region…

Imperial War Museum by Foster + Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2014 7:38 pm | Museums

The Imperial War Museum on Lambeth Road in London, UK was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice to commemorate the centenary of the First World War with a new atrium that is the first phase of a redevelopment project that wants to create a more open ambiance with better circulation and connections. The atrium offers a generous space to host the largest objects in the museum such as the Harrier jet, Spitfire, V2 rocket and various other machineguns…

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