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Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

Spanish Cabezo de la Almagra Museum and Archeological Park Rises from the Ruins

The green hill on which the structure sits is imbued with history, seeing everything from Roman to Muslim settlements. Rising from the mound, the Cabezo de la Almagra makes a striking contrast to the

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Undulating Downland Gridshell in England is a Self-Supporting Structure Built from Local Oak

Undulating Downland Gridshell in England is a Self-Supporting Structure Built from Local Oak

The Downland Gridshell is part of The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, which covers a total of 50 acres exhibiting nearly 50 historic buildings from different periods and styles, along with gardens,

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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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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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Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

Futuro Prefab: Spaceship-Shaped 1960s House of the Future Lands in Rotterdam

The Futuro prefab stands 10 feet high, is 26 feet in diameter, and comes complete with an airplane hatch entrance. Suuronen chose a round design not only for its strength, but also for its ability to feel

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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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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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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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New Photos of Seville’s Gorgeous Metropol Parasol

New Photos of Seville’s Gorgeous Metropol Parasol

Photo © Fernando Alda Metropol Parasol is situated within the Seville’s historic medieval sector. In fact, it looms over archeological ruins, which have been incorporated into a museum. The

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The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The courtyard is now the largest event space in Washington D.C, complete with fully grown trees. The lattice work of the ceiling is reflected in the unique water feature on the floor, and the feeling of

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Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

Photo © Fernando Alda Jurgen Mayer H. Architects goal with Metropol Parasol's neutral tone was to help harmonize the stark contrast of the ultra-modern structure with the medieval surroundings of

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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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Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

Interboro Partners Wins Competition for This Summer’s PS1 MoMA’s Courtyard Installation

If you live in New York, you know that PS1 MoMA’s Saturday Warm-Up summer music courtyard parties is where you need to be all season long. Each year PS1 hosts not only a line up of exciting music, but

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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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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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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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Taiwan Tower: Super Slim Greenery Clad Twin Skycrapers

Taiwan Tower: Super Slim Greenery Clad Twin Skycrapers

The towers house not one but three museums that showcase Taiwan's past, present and future. Visitors to the exhibitions will also be able to enjoy public spaces like a water plaza, an outdoor theatre, a

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Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Photos by Paul Warchol When designing the high-flying exhibit, Metcalfe balanced perceived danger, actual safety, beautiful materials and real trees to make for a playful and exhilarating

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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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Andrea Branzi Envisions a Solar Forest for Slovenia

Andrea Branzi Envisions a Solar Forest for Slovenia

Italian designer Andrea Branzi collaborated with 2A+P/A to design a remarkable new art museum that takes the form of a light-filled urban forest. Planned for Slovenia, the New Maribor Museum attempts mix

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Cooper-Hewitt Receives 600K to Continue Design for the Other 90% Exhibit

Cooper-Hewitt Receives 600K to Continue Design for the Other 90% Exhibit

The Rockefeller Foundation just awarded the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City $600,000 to make its 2007 Design for the Other 90% exhibition into an ongoing series. Inhabitat reported

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STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

A few days ago we got word that the Herning Center of the Arts building, designed by Steven Holl, broke ground in Denmark. As with other projects by Holl, this building is a playful combination of light,

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