Museum Castle Freudenstein by AFF Architekten

The Museum Castle Freudenstein, designed by AFF Architekten, is the result of the conversion of an ancient castle located in the town of Freiberg, Germany. The castle itself partly dates back to the time of the Romanesque style. It was later fully extended to a four-wing-ensemble, including a large tower. During the Seven Years War from 1756 to 1763, its interior became entirely destroyed. From the late 18th century on, the remains of Castle Freudenstein were primarily used for storage. AFF’s Read more […]
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CaixaForum Madrid by Herzog & de Meuron

Last month they finally inaugurated CaixaForum Madrid. The building, an old Central Electric located in the heart of Madrid near the green wall of Patrick Blanc, has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron. The intervention will increase the new social and cultural center from 2.000 to 8.000 square meters spread over seven levels. At first I didn’t know what to think about the building, … I’m actually beginning to like it. It is more a sculpture than a building. But I’m not sure what the neighbors Read more […]
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Petter Dass Museum by Snøhetta

Snøhetta designed this Museum in honor of Petter Dass, one of Norways most important and beloved National poets. The strong historical importance of the surroundings made the task of locating and designing a new building on the site sensitive and very challenging. Snøhetta’s team decided to make a new site by making a cut in the landscape. This cut allows a freestanding building which in volume balances the mass removed. The new building contributes to visualise the historical span from Read more […]
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New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City

The New Museum, designed by Tokyo-based architects Sejima + Nishizawa / SANAA, is set to open on 1st December. They have designed a breathtaking facility that will feature beautifully proportioned galleries, a theater, an education floor, a New Museum Store, a café, a top floor event space with roof terraces, and more. Clad in a silvery, anodized expanded aluminum mesh and punctuated by windows and skylights, the building’s form was conceived to express the ever-changing dynamic of the Read more […]
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Royal Ontario Museum Extension by Daniel Libeskind

On June 2, the Royal Ontario Museum inaugurated the new addition projected by Daniel Libeskind, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. The new extension provides dynamic new architecture, the creation of a great public attraction and 9.000 square meters of new exhibition space. Located on one of the most prominent intersections in downtown Toronto, Canada, the museum becomes a dynamic center for the city. Read more […]
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Liangzhu Culture Museum by David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has recently completed the Liangzhu Culture Museum in Liangzhu Cultural Village, China. The museum, which will house a collection of archaeological findings from the Liangzhu culture, forms the northern point of a park characterised by water. The museum is composed of four bar-formed volumes. These volumes all have the same width of 18 meters but differ in height, emerging as a sculptural form visible from the outside. The courtyards inserted in each volume are Read more […]
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