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Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Heatherwick Studio's arched traffic cone canopy hangs like a chandelier, adorning the ornate Victorian stone façade of the South Kensington Museum. The site-specific installation was designed in

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Ida-Marie Corell’s Creates an IKEA Sack Gown for the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur In Berlin

Ida-Marie Corell’s Creates an IKEA Sack Gown for the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur In Berlin

Ida-Marie Corell’s ID(E)A, part of Oh Plastiksack! a co-curated show at The Gewerbemuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, features the artist playing a keyboard in an expansive blue gown…constructed from

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Ferrari Goes Green With a Geothermal-Powered Museum in Modena, Italy

Ferrari Goes Green With a Geothermal-Powered Museum in Modena, Italy

The exhibition space is an expansive white room with a very modern and light feel to the space. The walls and floor transition smoothly into one another and are perceived by the human eye as a

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum: Amsterdam’s Modern Maritime Museum is a Restoration Revival

Het Scheepvaartmuseum (which is only a 15 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station) was modernized by Dok Architecten, who enhanced the clean geometry of the courtyard building's plan and in the

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Luzinterruptus’ Recycled Plastiksack! Installation Guards the Gewerbemuseum In Switzerland

Luzinterruptus’ Recycled Plastiksack! Installation Guards the Gewerbemuseum In Switzerland

Following Oh Plastiksack!'s monographic theme of plastic bags, Luzinterruptus went about town collecting various bags from local residents. The museum even arranged for free admission to all their

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BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG's design sheds new light on Denmark's war history, and it does so by balancing practical and playful forms. The bunker's dark and austere energy is balanced by the museum's light, airy and modern

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DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

DEDODESIGN’s New Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires Maximizes Public Space

When designing a new Contemporary Art Museum for Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero district, Shanghai-based architecture firm DEDODESIGN chose to depart from the classical architecture commonly found in the

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Claude Cormier + Associés Transform the Canadian Museum of Civilization Plaza in Québec into a Lush Grassland

Claude Cormier + Associés Transform the Canadian Museum of Civilization Plaza in Québec into a Lush Grassland

The Canadian Museum of Civilization was designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989. The museum consists of two pavilions whose volumes are physical representations of

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Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Rises in Burgundy, France

Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Rises in Burgundy, France

Tschumi’s design has transformed the hilltop site into a suitable tribute to the historic Battle of Alésia. The slatted wooden second skin was created to pay tribute the wooden structures the Romans

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Sculptural Solar Trees Spring Up at Charlotte’s Discovery Place Museum

Sculptural Solar Trees Spring Up at Charlotte’s Discovery Place Museum

Charlotte, NC recently showed its commitment to clean energy with the installation of two beautiful bright red solar power installations shaped like trees! Situated at the Discovery Place science museum,

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Quaint Elizabethan Manor Transformed Into Gleaming Maidstone Museum

Quaint Elizabethan Manor Transformed Into Gleaming Maidstone Museum

The original structure is an ornate red brick Elizabethan manor that was built in 1561. The building has been a museum since 1858, and it now houses a collection of over 600,000 artifacts and specimens.

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House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

The architects designed the rooms to face and have a view into the courtyard, implementing their vision of "going in to go out." Traditional Japanese architecture has served as inspiration with its

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Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or more lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesake. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple

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Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

The Technik Museum's new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be extremely

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Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Rebelo’s museum is wrapped with a flexible mesh that bends and contorts in various geometric designs. The outer skin is then covered with a living layer of vegetation, and melds with the shrubbery of

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Foster + Partners Unveil New Steel Pyramid Passive Art Museum in Datong, China

Foster + Partners Unveil New Steel Pyramid Passive Art Museum in Datong, China

Foster + Partners just announced that they have broken ground on a new art museum in Datong's New City, in China. The distinctive 32,000 sq m museum will be largely submerged into the ground, with the

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Shimmering Titanic Belfast Museum Celebrates the Famous Sunken Ship

Shimmering Titanic Belfast Museum Celebrates the Famous Sunken Ship

The Titanic's maiden voyage was in April of 1912 and 100 years later, the Titanic Belfast museum opens in celebration of her construction. The White Star Line ocean liner was originally constructed in the

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Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

Daylit Maritime & Beachcombers Museum Opens in The Netherlands

The island of Texel was once a popular holdover spot for the Dutch East India Company on their way out of Amsterdam before setting sail. Ships would anchor near here to wait for good weather and work on

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Artist Proposes Growing a Museum Out of Wheat

Artist Proposes Growing a Museum Out of Wheat

We've seen museums grow from the ground up, but never literally - until now. New Hampshire artist F. Marek Modzelewski is planning to grow a field of wheat on a future museum site, harvest it, and then

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Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

The Xinjin Zhi Museum is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin and serves to usher people to the holy place of Taoism. Dedicated to the religion of Taoism, the design of the museum shows

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MenoMenoPiu Architects’ Bauhaus Museum is Topped with Solar Panels

MenoMenoPiu Architects’ Bauhaus Museum is Topped with Solar Panels

The competition for the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar was not only conceived to find a permanent home for the museum, but also as a way to help redevelop the area. Seeking a flexible design, the Klassik

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6 New Inspiring & Sustainable Museums You Must See Now

6 New Inspiring & Sustainable Museums You Must See Now

Jeongok Prehistory Museum in Korea This shiny serpentine museum in Korea is dedicated to the prehistory of the area and a sort of time capsule to explore early man. Designed by French firm, X-TU

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The World’s Smallest House Will be Auctioned on eBay to Benefit the Toledo Art Museum

The World’s Smallest House Will be Auctioned on eBay to Benefit the Toledo Art Museum

The eBay auction starts at 7 pm EST and bidding will close on April 8, 2012, according to the Toledo Museum's press coordinator Teri Sharp. She explained that funds raised during the auction will be used

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Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

Wang Shu’s Powerful Ningbo History Museum is Made of Rubble

Through an international design competition, Wang Shu won first place to design and built the Ningbo History Museum dedicated to the history of humanities and the arts on the east coast of China.

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Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will Be Its Own Living Exhibit

Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will Be Its Own Living Exhibit

Grimshaw Architects broke ground on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami’s Museum Park last Friday. The 250,000 square-foot complex is expected to be among the world’s

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Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

The space is linear and solid, forming an abstract connection with the land itself. Each zone is designed with a simple contemporary style, however the project complements its surrounding landscape and

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Gigantic Hirshhorn Bubble to Ooze Out of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Gigantic Hirshhorn Bubble to Ooze Out of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.

A thin translucent membrane will fill the center of the Gordon Bunshaft building. Its sky blue tone will be darkest at the top and it will become more and more transparent toward the bottom floors so

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David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

David Adjaye’s African-American Smithsonian Museum Breaks Ground This Week

The Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team won an international design competition back in 2009 to design the new African American History & Culture Smithsonian Museum. The Ghanaian-born architect

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Complements Its Forested Mountain Surroundings

The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Complements Its Forested Mountain Surroundings

At first glance, the structure appears to be simply a bridge, fooling the eye into thinking there is no interior building within at all. Large timber beams criss-cross, building up the museum’s base.

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