Archinect - News 2014-07-25T10:03:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104329867/chinese-museum-building-boom-slightly-slows Chinese Museum-building Boom Slightly Slows Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxxnne5putegq3mz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As money has piled up in recent decades, Chinese are turning to culture and the country is in a museum-building boom. Last year one museum was built every day on average, though the rush has since &ldquo;slowed&rdquo; to about one every three days, says Cathy Giangrande, co-author with Miriam Clifford and Antony White of the &ldquo;Chinese Museums Association Guide,&rdquo; an updated version of their 2009 book &ldquo;China: Museums.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98962721/six-finalists-shortlisted-for-britain-s-museum-of-the-year-2014 Six finalists shortlisted for Britain’s Museum of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-30T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15skj76gxb1s2g76.jpg" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The best museums are more than just expensive buildings that house expensive pieces of artwork. They have original exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and even tell a lot about a city's character. The Art Fund is one step closer to finding Britain's 2014 Museum of the Year, which acknowledges the very best achievements of museums across the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ranging from iconic national institutions to up-and-coming local galleries, six finalists continue to compete for the &pound;100,000 prize:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich</strong></p><p><strong>Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfdxko85doipc5s6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hayward Gallery, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nftyhmqwayvenoo6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/pliefbsct9kv522l.jpg"></p><p><strong>Tate Britain, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8e57ejijxfojkr7.jpg"></p><p><strong>Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qysk5f8l1n4y4bu3.jpg"></p><p>The winner will be announced on July 9 at an award ceremony at the National Gallery in London.</p><p>Check out the videos below for more about each museum. Find further details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/six_finalists_shortlisted_for_britains_museum_of_the_year_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92842193/watch-diller-lowry-critics-writers-and-more-discuss-moma-s-expansion-plans WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T18:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitkiv7qxghyp32e.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan</a> and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for the ethics of preservation, real estate development and the architectural profession. The aim was to create an opportunity for public discussion of what has been criticized as a unilateral move by MoMA, and investigate the supposed necessity of the Folk Museum's demolition.</p><p>The conversation was presented by The Architectural League, in partnership with the Municipal Art Society and the AIA, New York Chapter. Watch the entire discussion below, featuring:</p><p>Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art), Ann Temkin (The Marie-Jos&eacute;e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture),&nbsp;Elizabeth Diller (principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro),&nbsp;Reed Kroloff (director of the Cranbrook Academy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77119532/prison-landscapes Prison Landscapes Places Journal 2013-07-15T12:12:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T12:12:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0xtdhbof9b4mhvx.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two centuries of incremental growth, the number of correctional facilities and museums in the United States tripled, from roughly 600 prisons and 6,000 museums in 1975 to more than 1,800 prisons and 18,000 museums by 2005.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As unprecedented hunger strikes continue at Guant&aacute;namo Bay and in California federal prisons, two recent features on Places explore the politics and aesthetics of prison design.</p> <p> In an <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/corrections-and-collections/37972/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a> adapted from his book <a href="http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415534826/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Corrections and Collections</em></a>, Joe Day compares the proliferation of American prisons and museums since the 1960s and finds intriguing parallels in how institutional architectures have responded to cultural movements from Minimalism to post-Millenialism. Art and crime collide in buildings from Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon through Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim to contemporary work by Peter Zumthor, Rem Koolhaas and others.</p> <p> In <a href="http://places.designobserver.com/slideshow/geographies-of-detention/37977/2591/11" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geographies of Detention</a>, adapted from an <a href="http://artsblock.ucr.edu/Exhibition/Geographies-of-Detention" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibition</a> at the California Museum of Photography, Catherine Gudis and Molly McGarry present art and documentary work, by Sandow Birk, Alyse Emdur, Richard Ross and the Guant&aacute;namo Public Memory Project, that investigates prison landscapes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70069983/outside-the-citadel-social-practice-art-is-intended-to-nurture Outside the Citadel, Social Practice Art Is Intended to Nurture Archinect 2013-03-25T18:15:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T22:30:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bc1de189a30d68b6703f830317b28a12.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the commercial art world in America rides a boom unlike any it has ever experienced, another kind of art world growing rapidly in its shadows is beginning to assert itself. And art institutions around the country are grappling with how to bring it within museum walls and make the case that it can be appreciated along with paintings, sculpture and other more tangible works.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55429872/museum-style-top-10-museums Museum Style: Top 10 Museums Orhan Ayyüce 2012-08-17T12:46:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T21:26:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3z00z51hcw7mda0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspiring, educational, innovative and informative: these museum designs are world class.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zeuf7jn91l1b3iw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &lsquo;Smooth, crystalline surfaces reflect the incoming light in varied ways, thus creating permanent optical changes throughout the day&rsquo; EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects / Text by Lydia Parafianowicz</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74zt0umkhlg7dhr3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &lsquo;Its architectural form cuts a skyline silhouette that has been inspired by the very ships that were built on this hallowed ground&rsquo; Titanic Belfast&nbsp;by Todd Architects &amp; CivicArts/Eric R Kuhne &amp; Associates /&nbsp;Text by Lydia Parafianowicz</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yeqy7rhr1fuj517n.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Spaceship Form 'Fulfills Need for Surreal Space'&nbsp;OCT Design Museum by Studio Pei-Zhu /&nbsp;Text by Silvie Schaefer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fu6ta3tgc5zkxgzg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> 'The facade is the only visual souvenir of the former Casa del Conde' -Easter Sculpture Museum&nbsp;by Exit Architects /&nbsp;Text by Silvie Schaefer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/691s3geeedbp9s25.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &lsquo;My inspiration came from origami, the Japanese paper folding technique, which I united with the nature found in the surrounding Yatsugatake mountains near Nagano&rsquo; Hiroshi Senju Museum Annex&nbsp;by Yasui Hideo Atelier /&nbsp;Text by Lydia Parafia...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43509001/something-out-of-nothing-marcia-tucker-jeffrey-deitch-and-the-de-regulation-of-the-contemporary-museum-model Something out of Nothing: Marcia Tucker, Jeffrey Deitch and the De-regulation of the Contemporary-Museum Model Orhan Ayyüce 2012-04-01T22:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-13T15:42:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ax/axlc6ae4wx3x9kbl.jpg" width="445" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Being a successful collector or dealer does not qualify one to make substantial decisions towards our collective cultural patrimony.</p></em><br /><br /><p> art&amp;education publishes an excellent paper by Nizan Shaked. As the title suggests, it discusses and exposes the forces and conditions behind this billion dollar industry that created by power brokers and&nbsp;billionaire&nbsp;businessman and their art&nbsp;advisers, museum directors and junior collector class, trail of money and more importantly,&nbsp;manipulating&nbsp;and exploiting&nbsp;our collective cultural patrimony.</p> <p> Witnessing, critiquing dozens of naive and exploited museum design projects by architecture students, I can highly recommend an article that needs to be read and understood by all the students and their instructors while doing such projects. If anything, it will make you understand the destination of your project better and possibly change your direction and delivery.</p> <p> Silence=Death.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/25825606/interview-with-hok-s-yann-weymouth-on-the-salvador-dali-museum-in-florida Interview with HOK's Yann Weymouth on the Salvador Dali Museum in Florida DianePham 2011-10-31T13:04:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a8vjnps7lppikus.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dal&iacute; Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida... We recently sat down with principal architect and Senior Vice President of HOK Yann Weymouth who enlightened us on the intricacies of the design, and what it took to get the museum built.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/7953947/museums-hire-architects-but-forsake-past-architecture Museums hire architects but forsake past architecture Paul Petrunia 2011-05-28T16:17:02-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e174362e152bbb7163bca783057b8505.jpg" width="433" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Institutions including SFMOMA, the Whitney, the Barnes Foundation and MoMA plan various additions and exits, a boom for contemporary architects but a bust for architectural history.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>