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Bike-Powered Sewing Machine Belts Out Bicycle Caps for NYC Museum

Bike-Powered Sewing Machine Belts Out Bicycle Caps for NYC Museum

Singer may have cornered the market on electric sewing machines, but get ready for an old-school comeback that requires a little more than the push of an electric foot-pedal. A collaboration between New

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Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

The Museo del Bicentenario blends history and modern technology in an elegant and conscientious way, deep under Buenos Aires’ Pink Governmental House. Its 54,000 square foot galleries stretch in and out

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Glinting Shanghai Museum of Glass Is a Paragon of Sustainable Reuse

Glinting Shanghai Museum of Glass Is a Paragon of Sustainable Reuse

Built on the former site of a sprawling glass manufacturing facility in Shanghai's Baoshan District, this glinting Museum of Glass shows the rest of the world what sustainable reuse is all about. Located

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France’s Museumotel is a Retro Retreat Complete With Bubbly Pod Homes!

France’s Museumotel is a Retro Retreat Complete With Bubbly Pod Homes!

The interiors of the bubble houses reflect their facades -- they consist of large circular rooms with curved doorways and arching staircases. Situated on an island within a river, these concrete

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Take a LIVE Tour of the Gorgeous MAS Museum In Antwerp Right from Your Desk!

Take a LIVE Tour of the Gorgeous MAS Museum In Antwerp Right from Your Desk!

Five live guides are currently standing by on different floors of the MAS and you have the ability to tell each of these guide where on the floor you want to go, direct from your computer. The guide takes

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Holburn Museum Retrofit Gives a Classic Building a Modern Twist

Holburn Museum Retrofit Gives a Classic Building a Modern Twist

The new wing and is tucked directly behind the restored Georgian era mansion, and its scale mimics the classic proportions of the original estate. The design, however, diverges dramatically with its boxy

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MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different.  The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is

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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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