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Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Elegant New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Elegant New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

New York City boasts some of the world's best museums, but the city that never sleeps has just added another beauty to its bounty of cultural hot spots. Following a three-year renovation, the Museum of

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National Museum of American Jewish History Protected by a Terra Cotta Eco Facade

National Museum of American Jewish History Protected by a Terra Cotta Eco Facade

Michael Rosenzweig, the President and CEO of the museum writes “While the Museum will connect Jews more closely with their heritage, it will also give all visitors a greater appreciation of the

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Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture

Steven Holl Completes Green-Roofed Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture

Image © Shu He As Western painters developed vanishing points from a fixed perspective after the 13th Century, Chinese painters rejected the single-point vanishing method. Instead of focusing on

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Extraordinary Renovation of Berlin’s Neues Museum Wins 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award

Extraordinary Renovation of Berlin’s Neues Museum Wins 2011 Mies van der Rohe Award

The museum's most famous piece, the bust of Nefertiti, has returned to its place in the museum after 70 years of absence. Over the course of the 19th century the museum has seen war and decay severely

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Shiny Serpentine Jeongok Prehistory Museum in Korea Now Complete

Shiny Serpentine Jeongok Prehistory Museum in Korea Now Complete

The new museum is located at the Paleolithic site in the Jeongok district, where the first Acheulian handaxe was discovered in East Asia. Even though it seems like a space-ship, the museum's design

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Glaciarium: New Iceberg-Shaped Glacier Museum Opens in Patagonia

Glaciarium: New Iceberg-Shaped Glacier Museum Opens in Patagonia

The new glacier museum is located about 5 km from El Calafate and surrounded by the 4,500 sq kilometers Glaciers National Park. With 47 glaciers, the park holds the largest ice cap outside of Antarctica

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Burchfield Penney: New York State’s First LEED-Certified Art Museum

Burchfield Penney: New York State’s First LEED-Certified Art Museum

The new Burchfield Penney Art Center, in Buffalo, New York, is the state’s first museum to earn LEED Silver certification. Opened in November in 2008, the new facility earned the necessary 26 points

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BIG Does It Again! Their Circular Museum Wins Greenland’s National Art Gallery Competition

BIG Does It Again! Their Circular Museum Wins Greenland’s National Art Gallery Competition

The project is comprised of a perfect circle projected on to the steeply sloping topography, which will create a continuously flowing gallery of exhibitions (reminds us a bit of the Kazakhstan Library).

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Renzo Piano Unveils Italian Museum of Science for Former Factory Site

Renzo Piano Unveils Italian Museum of Science for Former Factory Site

MUSE is located on an 11-hectare brownfield industrial area adjacent to the Adige river and what used to be a Michelin tire factory. The factory was on the edge of the city center and effectively cut

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LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

LA’s Broad Museum Unveils Porous, Light-Filled Gallery

Eli Broad and Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveiled the renderings for the new museum yesterday inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $130 million museum will play a central role in the re-urbanization of

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Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light

Lotus-Shaped Singapore Museum Collects Rain and Light

The newly opened over-the-top Marina Bay Sands Casino and Resort in Singapore will soon host a slightly more down-to-earth museum focused on the fusion of art and science. Renowned Architect Moshie

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Snøhetta Selected To Design Garden-Filled Museum in Guadalajara

Snøhetta Selected To Design Garden-Filled Museum in Guadalajara

Snøhetta was given an early Christmas present earlier this month when they were selected to design the new Museum of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guadalajara. Beating out esteemed

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Robert Burns’ Beautiful Green Roofed Museum Now Open

Robert Burns’ Beautiful Green Roofed Museum Now Open

The new Burns museum is set on 10 acres of the Alloway countryside and comprises the cottage he was born in - which was built by his father - along with gardens and the new museum. Inside, the modern eco

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Foster + Partners’ Wing-Shaped Zayed National Museum

Foster + Partners’ Wing-Shaped Zayed National Museum

Last week, we brought you news about Foster + Partners' amazing solar-powered building in Masdar, and this week brings more exciting news from the talented firm - new designs for an awe-inspiring

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Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

Green-Roofed Holocaust Museum Unveiled in Los Angeles

The museum just opened this week in a lot adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial placed in 1992. The LAMH is the oldest holocaust museum in the US and this is its fourth and final location. Its subtle design

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The Victoria & Albert Museum as a Daylit Inverted Pyramid

The Victoria & Albert Museum as a Daylit Inverted Pyramid

REX organized the art museum's programs based on a layer cake concept, with each floor providing a different purpose. The bottom layer serves as the aarshalling area, the second is the civic layer for the

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Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

The new Resnick Pavilion is part of a larger redevelopment plan for the art museum called the Transformation. The impressive endeavor includes the neighboring five-story Broad Contemporary Museum, also

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Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

France's longstanding relationship with Islamic culture is embodied in Jean Nouvel's stunning Institut du Monde Arabe. The visionary design surprised the 19 donor nations when they first saw the concept

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Fascinating Museum with Trees Growing Right From Its Facade

Fascinating Museum with Trees Growing Right From Its Facade

"Some people say houses consist of walls. I say houses consist of windows. The repetition of identical windows next to each other and above each other as in a grid system is a characteristic of

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Morphosis’ New Perot Museum is Where Science and Nature Meet

Morphosis’ New Perot Museum is Where Science and Nature Meet

The 14-story museum will be a cube structure set above a plinth, topped off at the roof and wrapped with an extensive green terrace hosting one acre of Texas' native drought-resistant flora and fauna. The

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A Solar Powered Metallic Cloud Museum for Xiamen China

A Solar Powered Metallic Cloud Museum for Xiamen China

While the museum looks pretty flat, it will actually have three levels since it will make use of the park below and the rooftop as well. The ground floor will have landscaped public space along with

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Old San Francisco Mint to Become a Gorgeous Green Museum

Old San Francisco Mint to Become a Gorgeous Green Museum

Originally constructed in 1874, the San Francisco building was the second branch of the United States Mint. The building was designed by Alfred Mullet, who used a 'floating' foundation design which

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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Oakland’s Renovated Museum is a Green-Roofed Urban Gem

Oakland’s Renovated Museum is a Green-Roofed Urban Gem

The 4 square-block museum displays traditional and contemporary art, natural history, and cultural history, although locals once referred to it as "the bunker" because of its low profile and many

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Steven Holl’s Modern Art Museum is a Luminous Iceberg

Steven Holl’s Modern Art Museum is a Luminous Iceberg

The winner of the 2008 AIA Institute Honor Award along with a slew of other awards and recognitions (even one from Vanity Fair), the Bloch Building has helped put Steven Holl on the map as well as the

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Next Monday the Parrish Art Museum, located along the Montauk Highway in Water Mill, will officially break ground, introducing a beautiful new design by Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Herzog

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Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

Internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava has just unveiled his latest work -- a sleek and sustainable "Museum of Tomorrow" planned for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Situated upon the currently

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Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Yesterday the Tree Museum opened outside of Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, showcasing an incredible collection of 2,000 different species of trees. The museum was designed and built by Swiss

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Washington State’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition

Washington State’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition

Showcasing a concept similar to the iconic Pompidou Center in Paris, the 42,000 sq ft addition features its systems on the outside. The aesthetic, however, is strikingly different, eschewing the colorful

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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