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Featuring the work of renown architects Hames Sharley Architects, Woodhead International, Shigeru Ban, Neeson Murcutt Architects, SLAP Architects, Durbach Block Architects, Studio505, UN Studio, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Antoine Predock, among many others.
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  • Viva Brazil

    Viva Brazil

    With the FIFA world cup winding down and preparation for the Olympics ramping up, all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro. Investment has been poured into infrastructure and architecture; 145 highrise buildings are currently under construction, while a further 115 are in the planning stage. Yet while new skyscrapers and stadiums dominate the headlines, Rio’s art scene has recently welcomed two important works of public architecture – the Cidade das Artes and the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS).

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  • Renzo Piano's Kimbell Art Museum extension

    Renzo Piano's Kimbell Art Museum extension

    Renzo Piano has designed an extension for Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum

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  • Denmark's Maritime Museum

    Denmark's Maritime Museum

    A maritime museum is the latest addition to Helsingør's 'Culture Yard', in the shadow of Hamlet's Castle.

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  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    The Museum of Contemporary Art has the most glorious double frontage in Sydney, overlooking both Circular Quay and the Rocks. Yet the shortcomings of its structure – a 1930s designed sandstone block, formerly the home of the Maritime Services Board – were exacerbated as the museum’s exhibitions, and its crowds, expanded. Poor circulation and access, a cramped foyer, and a façade that didn’t immediately indicate the presence of contemporary art, were increasingly problematic. A long-delayed $53 million redevelopment, designed by Sam Marshall in association with the New South Wales Government Architect’s Office, was completed in 2012.

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  • The New Rijksmuseum

    The New Rijksmuseum

    After a decade-long closure, Amsterdam’s monumental Rijksmuseum has reopened, with an astute overhaul by Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz that values both the building’s past and future.

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  • 2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    2013 Pritzker Prize Winner: Toyo Ito

    Toyo Ito has been awarded this year’s Prtizker Prize, becoming the 37th recipient of the architectural world’s highest honour. Describing him as a ‘creator of timeless buildings,’ the Pritzker Jury lauded Ito’s ability to create architecture that ‘projects an air of optimism, lightness and joy, and is infused with both a sense of uniqueness and universality.’

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  • China Wood Sculpture Museum / MAD Architects

    China Wood Sculpture Museum / MAD Architects

    Long, sleek, and sinuous like a snake, the China Wood Sculpture Museum coils itself into the urban domain and stretches wide, opening its doors to welcome guests in the icy city of Harbin, China.  Located in the Heilongjiang province, Harbin is home to an International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival and Ice Lantern artworks. Adding to the cultural attractions of the region, the China Wood Sculpture Museum is open all year-round and offers both residents and visitors the freedom to develop their own experience inside the warmth and light of this magnificent space.

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  • The Messe Basel Centre / Herzog & de Meuron

    The Messe Basel Centre / Herzog & de Meuron

    Home to some of the world’s most respected industry shows – including Art Basel for modern and contemporary artwork and Baselworld for the watch and jewellery sector – the Messe Basel centre has recently completed a transformation, care of Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, who have taken a novel and exciting approach to the architecture of exhibition space.

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  • Studio Daniel Libeskind / Dresden's Museum of Military History

    Studio Daniel Libeskind / Dresden's Museum of Military History

    Daniel Libeskind's Museum of Military History has sparked contraversy and provoked thought. The building is a monument, not to heroes, but to bloodshed, brutality and social fragmentation.

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  • London Architecture and Design Museum by John Pawson

    London Architecture and Design Museum by John Pawson

    For you, what object captures the spirit of design? To celebrate the ground breaking of the new Design Museum in London, leading figures from the worlds of design and architecture, including the museum's Design Circle members, Zaha Hadid, Paul Smith, Norman Foster and Cecil Balmond, as well as Sir Terence Conran and John Pawson, were invited to nominate an object to go in a time capsule to be buried in the foundations of the new building. Designed by John Pawson, the new Design Museum, which will be the world's leading museum of its kind, is planned to open in 2015. The move will give the museum three times more space, free access to its unique collection and bring it into Kensington's cultural quarter where it will join the V&A, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art and Serpentine Gallery. The choices that were made for the capsule are a fascinating portrayal of the vast world design and architecture encompass. From Hadid’s model of the MAXXI museum in Rome to Thomas Hetherwick and Ingo Maurer’s choice of a standard light bulb, to Sir Terence Conran’s choices, which went from an iPhone 4S to a tin of Anchovies and a good bottle of 2012 Burgundy, the objects are a reminder of good design – from the simple to the cutting edge. But what will the future archeologists think of the capsule?

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