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MAD Architects Complete Passive Solar Ordos Museum Inspired by the Gobi Desert

MAD Architects Complete Passive Solar Ordos Museum Inspired by the Gobi Desert

The city of Ordos is a relatively new city that has developed over the last six years from a rural culture. The bulbous building reflects the region’s resistance against the influx of the ever-creeping

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The Drents Museum’s Submerged Extension Adds a Lush Green Public Park Above Ground

The Drents Museum’s Submerged Extension Adds a Lush Green Public Park Above Ground

Van Egeraat’s innovative extension to the museum deeply roots the Drents within the surrounding city of Assen. The undulating roof curves to create serene gentle hills above. The new hills are lined

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‘Landscape Futures’ Exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art Explores Our Relationship With Technology

‘Landscape Futures’ Exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art Explores Our Relationship With Technology

The Nevada Museum of Art houses the Center for Art and the Environment, one of very few working institutions on the planet that devotes itself exclusively ecological art. Landscape Futures opened only a

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The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

Principally a cultural hub, this building is also a mixed-use development complete with retail facilities that creates a bridge to the nearby train station and cable car. The main hall also connects to a

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Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

Spain’s San Telmo Museum Boasts a Perforated Green Façade

The San Telmo Museum was originally a convent, and the team of architects in charge of the renovation worked towards respecting its primitive shapes and original looks. First opened in 1902, the building

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MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

The massive site totals over 147,000 square feet, including 26,000 square feet of existing buildings. The architects' solution was to build on top of the existing halls, adding three new levels. The new

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Daniel Libeskind’s New Glass Wedge Addition Dramatically Bisects the Dresden Museum of Military History

Daniel Libeskind’s New Glass Wedge Addition Dramatically Bisects the Dresden Museum of Military History

Libeskind’s addition commemorates the reopening of the war museum after a 22 year closure. The neo-classical building was originally an arsenal for the German Armed forces, so Libeskind designed the

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Plans have been underway since 1997 to build a new facility for the art museum and film archives, which do not meet current seismic standards. Originally, Tokyo-based Toyo Ito & Associates came up

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The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th!

The CityVision Y1 Project Kicks Off at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Sept. 16th!

This fall the MAXXI Museum in Rome is hosting Y1/CityVision - a riveting series of talks and presentations focused on developing new concepts for contemporary architecture. Kicking off tomorrow, the Y1

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James Law Cybertecture Proposes a Bubble Wrapped Cube for the Taipei City Art Museum

James Law Cybertecture Proposes a Bubble Wrapped Cube for the Taipei City Art Museum

Matter exists in three states. A solid is a state in which matter maintains a fixed volume and shape. Liquid is a state in which matter fits inside a fixed volume, but can vary in shape, and a gas is a

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Brilliant Computer History Museum Renovated From a Silicon Valley Tech Building

Brilliant Computer History Museum Renovated From a Silicon Valley Tech Building

The museum got its start back in the 1960s when Gordon and Gwen Bell first exhibited their personal collection of computing devices in the lobby of the Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston. From there

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Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Circulation through the museum was a large part of the design strategy, and people are just as important to the program as the art itself. Entrance to the museum is gained through a large park surrounding

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HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN challenged the notion of a traditional building form by merging this new space with the environment. Starting from a rectangular volume, they connected the building with the earth, covered it with a

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Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Located on the waterfront in Belgium, the large loft is bookended with large windows overlooking the Rubensplein. Ooze wanted to evoke a gallery-like setting that would not compete with the art work, so

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OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

OODA’s Twisted Cubic Taipei City Museum of Art Harvests Rain and Sun

Designed to be a landmark building that doesn't exact a huge environmental price, the museum consists of a twisted volumetric box that holds within it another 90 degree cube. The whole building is wrapped

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Subterranean Archaeology Museum Proposed For Antwerp’s Abandoned Tunnels

Subterranean Archaeology Museum Proposed For Antwerp’s Abandoned Tunnels

Martin's thesis project was inspired by the novel Austerlitz, which is an exploration of architecture as a narrative. He proposes transforming the abandoned tunnels underneath Antwerp's central station

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Sherbert-Colored Taipei Museum Features Solar-Efficient Tile Facade

Sherbert-Colored Taipei Museum Features Solar-Efficient Tile Facade

The design contest invites architecture firms from around the world to create a fresh look and versatile space to exhibit art. With a commitment to sustainable design, the Sergio Mannino team designed

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Mexico’s Subterranean Children’s Museum is an Immersive Educational Environment

Mexico’s Subterranean Children’s Museum is an Immersive Educational Environment

Standing at the site of an old steel mill, the reclaimed buildings will host administration, storage, exhibit development, and an eatery in the old brick buildings. Adjacent to the original buildings

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Recycled Wooden Museum Protects Precious Water Sources in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Recycled Wooden Museum Protects Precious Water Sources in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Known for its local crafts, honey, and medicinal water sources and situated near the entrance of the Sierra Nevada Regional Park, Lanjarón receives much of its water from the nearby mountains, making it

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Lugo’s Weathered-Steel History Museum Keeps Cool Inside Subterranean Cylinders

Lugo’s Weathered-Steel History Museum Keeps Cool Inside Subterranean Cylinders

The cylindrical Lugo History Museum in Spain attracts a throng of curious people, which is great, except that they also come with a load of fossil-fueled vehicles that litter the beautiful landscape.

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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan's Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating

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Spiraling Solar-Powered Museum of Civilizations Expected To Proceed In St. Paul, France

Spiraling Solar-Powered Museum of Civilizations Expected To Proceed In St. Paul, France

The 9,000 sq meter cultural center will highlight the development of the various cultures on the island and provide special educational opportunities for people in the area. The museum will be located on

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Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a relaxing summer getaway, you'll be hard pressed to find a location more unique and exquisite than the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Located on a lush 500-acre

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3XN’s New Museum of Liverpool Runs On An Energy Efficient Trigeneration Plant

3XN’s New Museum of Liverpool Runs On An Energy Efficient Trigeneration Plant

The three story building is characterized by opposing volumes stretching out towards the harbor. Huge picture windows take in the views of both the city and the harbor and a large spiraling staircase in

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Medieval Italian Castle Transformed into Modern Mountain Museum

Medieval Italian Castle Transformed into Modern Mountain Museum

Development on the project started in 2008, and since then EM2 has focused on restoring the castle’s façade and interior while creating a fine exhibition space. The architects constructed most of the

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St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

St. Louis City Museum’s Towering Jungle Gym of Found Objects Includes a Plane and Ferris Wheel

With all there is to choose from in the museum, we're not quite sure where to start. To give you some background, the attractions aren't just made from recycled objects, the building itself is also

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Haunting Green-Roofed Museum in Palmiry Honors Polish Holocaust Victims

Haunting Green-Roofed Museum in Palmiry Honors Polish Holocaust Victims

The rusted steel facade is pierced with 2,252 holes that represent each of the people who lost their lives, while a glass wall overlooks the cemetery and three crosses. Even if these materials are not

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Former Coal-Washing Plant Converted Into Intriguing Ruhr Museum in Germany

Former Coal-Washing Plant Converted Into Intriguing Ruhr Museum in Germany

After four years of planning, HG Merz designed the new museum as a separate entity within the original building. All of the existing infrastructure, including beams and plumbing works, as well as the

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