Archinect - News 2016-09-29T18:13:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149963176/the-biases-of-ego-seums-and-other-flashy-contemporary-art-annexes The biases of ego-seums and other flashy contemporary art annexes Nam Henderson 2016-08-14T23:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T14:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/ic79n2d17hc7p3bp.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For museum executives, the dirty secret of expansions has been that they are often motivated by the need to have some exciting new thing to rally board members and interest potential patrons. These institutions depend heavily on rich people to fund them. Those rich people like to pay for flashy new buildings; no one wants to donate to boring old museum upkeep.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ben Davis regarding the challenge caused by the glamour of capital vs operational projects and funding. Or why&nbsp;we're building new museum buildings and simultaneously laying off museum workers.&nbsp;</p><p>h/t @<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961407/olson-kundig-will-design-the-noah-s-ark-themed-children-s-museum-for-the-jewish-museum-berlin Olson Kundig will design the Noah's Ark-themed Children's Museum for the Jewish Museum Berlin Justine Testado 2016-08-03T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T00:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Noah's Ark will be <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957994/leroy-s-ark-leroy-troyer-the-architect-behind-the-noah-s-ark-replica-at-ark-encounter-kentucky-s-new-biblical-theme-park-on-one-to-one-31" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brought to life</a> once again in the upcoming Children's Museum on the Jewish Museum Berlin campus. The Jewish Museum Berlin Foundation&nbsp;launched an invite-only international competition this past January wherein participants added their own spin in incorporating the biblical story in their proposals. Late last month, Seattle-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig Architects</a> won the commission. Berlin-based Staab Architekten won second place, while Michael Wallraff ZT GmbH of Vienna received third.</p><p>Authored by Olson Kundig owner and principal Alan Maskin, their team's approach to the concept ultimately won the jury's favor with its playful depiction of the essential themes of the Children's Museum. Visitors both young and old will get to experience the museum as if they were Noah, exploring the space through interactive and imaginative installations that tailor to kids ages 5-12 years old.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao5g0dzcjvfr6wab.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/nttyhhsonl8skbnf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design by Olson Kundig has the potential to unpack the biblical story in all its relevance, as ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow Justine Testado 2016-06-23T15:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:22:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the competition way back in July 2009, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a> is ready to make its public debut tomorrow. Nestled within Quebec City's 17th-century architecture and located at the historic National Battlefields Park, the Pavilion is the shiny new kid on the block with its boxy stacked form and glass-ridden exterior. OMA partner <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950307/shigematsu-led-oma-team-to-design-albright-knox-art-gallery-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu</a> designed the museum alongside Jason Long and Ceren Bingol, in collaboration with Montreal-based Provencher_Roy architectes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/mskfb1n9ewo6gwql.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyhgcxqqy4tkin3k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iaurvibv2xtmiegu.jpg"></p><p>The new Pavilion adds more than 160,000 square-feet of exhibition space to the Mus&eacute;e national des beaux-arts du Qu&eacute;bec (MNBAQ) and was intentionally designed to continue the topography of the nearby park, says Shigematsu.&nbsp;&ldquo;Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets &ndash; park, city, and museum &ndash; at the same time,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckd0gmqv6ti16uu4.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jk1wuun1out6smua.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1y1yf7xj8gkkot0.jpg"></p><p>The three stacked galleries of decreasing size will each house the museum's&nbsp;Contemporary Exhibition, the Permanent Contemporary collection, and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951568/the-new-ikea-museum-will-open-its-doors-on-june-30 The new IKEA Museum will open its doors on June 30 Justine Testado 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the gargantuan stores of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22144832/ikea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IKEA</a> can already be public museums themselves, the Swedish retailer is preparing for the official opening of the IKEA Museum on June 30 in their&nbsp;&Auml;lmhult stomping grounds. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100111538/ikea-museum-set-to-open-in-sweden-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Originally expected</a> to open last fall, the&nbsp;7,000 square-meter museum will showcase the company's history and widespread influence that spans more than 70 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5ljkeyrqf4vzjcvk.jpg"></p><p>The four levels of the museum will show off iconic furniture pieces like the KLIPPAN sofa and the BILLY bookcase, some 20,000 objects from the IKEA archives, a rotating temporary exhibition area, and a gift shop. And since this is the IKEA Museum, there will be a 170-seat restaurant simply called The Kitchen (or K&ouml;ket) &mdash; which will most likely serve <em>those</em> infamous IKEA meatballs, but &ldquo;with a new modern take&rdquo;!&nbsp;</p><p>The museum will also have a new educational department called The&nbsp;IKEA Museum School Programme that will offer guided tours (in Swedish, English, and German) and workshops related to topics on&nbsp;entrepreneurship, technolo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public COBE + MVRDV's rockin’ new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public Justine Testado 2016-05-03T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:28:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nestled within an industrial patch of warehouses in the Danish city of Roskilde stands the golden-studded, newly inaugurated Ragnarock, a museum where rock, pop, and youth culture are housed under one roof. COBE and MVRDV joined forces to design the new museum, which is part of the larger ROCKmagneten masterplan that the architects won in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xa33y5fn1en901h3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gz/gzmguh9syhs80stl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qu/quct3fhnakitg4hu.jpg"></p><p>Head over <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4861/closer-look-cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to Bustler</a> for more details.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22264080/rockmagneten-mvrdv-and-cobe-win-danish-rock-museum-competition-in-roskilde" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROCKmagneten: MVRDV and COBE Win Danish Rock Museum Competition in Roskilde</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser Nicholas Korody 2016-02-25T17:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T00:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The average crow takes less than two hours to travel from Sing Sing maximum-security prison to the Whitney Museum of American Art, institutions separated by just 32 miles of land along New York&rsquo;s Hudson river. Yet few humans journey between them &ndash; museums and prison are at opposite ends of our society&rsquo;s self-imaginings, and their populations tend not to intersect.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The artist Andrea Fraser &ndash; provocateur, professor and performer who famously posed the question of whether art is, metaphorically, prostitution by sleeping with a collector on camera in Untitled (2003) &ndash; will focus on the relationship between galleries and jails in a new site-specific project opening at the Whitney on Friday."</em></p><p>Fraser, also known for her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">institutional criticism of Frank Gehry's Bilbao Museum</a>, told&nbsp;<em>the Guardian:</em>&nbsp;"They&rsquo;re really two sides of the coin of social inequality...Museums increasingly are warehouses of wealth, capturing surplus in the form of artworks that are no longer financially productive. Prisons are institutions that warehouse surplus labour and populations that have been economically excluded from the labour market."</p><p>Interested in other provocative art endeavors? Check out some of these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145038916/bleeding-rainbow-artist-sues-detroit-building-owner-to-protect-her-landmark-mural-under-copyright-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bleeding Rainbow"...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142364483/first-glimpse-sanaa-wins-over-sn-hetta-for-budapest-s-new-national-gallery-ludwig-museum First glimpse: SANAA wins over Snøhetta for Budapest's new National Gallery + Ludwig Museum Justine Testado 2015-12-01T15:21:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T01:35:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mpwfia7nmdcoa5rt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SANAA ultimately won the commission to design the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112957840/new-competition-launched-for-national-gallery-and-ludwig-museum-in-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new National Gallery and Ludwig Museum</a> in Budapest, currently scheduled to open in summer 2019. The redesigned museum building is part of the larger ambitious Liget Budapest Project that will revamp and expand the city's 200-year-old City Park, or 'V&aacute;rsoliget'.</p><p>First announced in 2014, the project &mdash; which claims to be the largest project of its kind in Europe &mdash; will add five new museum buildings previously reported at a cost of 75 billion HUF (approx. $268.8 million).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/bafigltdzeqd68ph.jpg"></p><p>Back in April, SANAA and Sn&oslash;hetta <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125306108/budapest-national-gallery-ludwig-museum-competition-sn-hetta-and-sanaa-tied-for-1st-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tied for first prize</a> out of a star-studded shortlist that would've made the commission anyone's game. It included Ateliers Jean Nouvel, David Chipperfield, Mecanoo, Renzo Piano, and Nieto Sobejano.</p><p>The competition jury then met with SANAA and&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta and further evaluated each proposal based on "contractual conditions, the quality of co-operation with the Hungarian party, technical content, scheduling, costs,...and economy." The renovated...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139531625/a-peak-into-sn-hetta-s-massive-new-sfmoma A peak into Snøhetta's massive new SFMOMA Julia Ingalls 2015-10-22T13:39:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T18:39:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at39y9j3ddo7ja5e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Bay Area, SFMOMA is now the largest art museum, surpassing the Oakland Museum of California at 110,000 feet. In the city, the de Young Museum is second at 84,000 square feet. Statewide, its exhibition space is 50 percent larger than the Getty Center in Los Angeles and is second only to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian of the West, which boasts 230,000 feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the museum won't open to the public until May 14, 2016, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30708442/sfmoma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the SFMOMA</a> has allowed a photographer from The San Francisco Chronicle inside and out to survey its newsworthily-expansive&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>-designed spaces:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2umpt332axh76ix3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djlinzdanftg2lir.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7osgt6gitsbsp7e3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uq0vhd7w13n1mnjj.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134799982/new-heneghan-peng-designed-palestinian-museum-to-open-in-may-2016 New Heneghan Peng-designed Palestinian Museum to open in May 2016 Justine Testado 2015-08-21T16:30:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new museum dedicated to the history and culture of Palestine over the last two centuries is due to open in May next year in Birzeit...In a controversial move, the planned launch date coincides with the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, when the Israeli state was established in 1948 and more than 750,000 Palestinians went into exile. 'The decision to open the museum on May 15 is designed to underline the enduring importance of the Nakba to the museum&rsquo;s work,' says [museum director] Jack Persekian</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96562388/israel-palestine-hope-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture</a></p><p><a title="Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104194736/gaza-attacks-lethal-warnings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings</a></p><p><a title="After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye "Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye Justine Testado 2015-08-04T15:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T18:43:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand stands as an emblem of the sculptural works and philosophy of acclaimed artist <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len_Lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Len Lye</a>, who was a prominent figure in the kinetic sculpture and experimental film movements throughout the 20th century. Celebrating its grand opening late last month with the&nbsp;Govett Brewster Art Gallery, the Centre is the culmination of a more than three-decade endeavor in building a permanent home for Lye&rsquo;s archive of work. As an expansion to the Govett Brewster, the Centre is the only museum in the country that is dedicated to a single artist.</p><p>The New Plymouth District Council financed the building through an extensive government-led fundraiser and commissioned New Zealand practice Patterson Architects Associates to design the new building. Keeping their true client &mdash; Len Lye &mdash; in mind, Pattersons fused significant elements of the artist's inspirations into their design, including Maori motifs, Greek classical temples, and the manipulation of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127354097/first-glimpse-at-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-prelim-designs-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado First glimpse at Diller Scofidio + Renfro's prelim designs for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Justine Testado 2015-05-15T15:41:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T23:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever your feelings are toward the Olympic Games, plans for the upcoming <a href="http://www.usolympicmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame</a> in Colorado Springs are pushing forward so far. For starters, the Museum unveiled Diller Scofidio + Renfro's initial design concepts for the 60,000 sq.ft building, set to be built in the Southwest Urban Renewal District of Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado.&nbsp;DS + R is part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112896791/diller-scofidio-renfro-named-as-design-architect-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado-springs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the team who won</a> the commission in a competition last fall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a6p0h43ze2cum03y.jpg"></p><p>DS + R's design includes 20,000 sq. feet of exhibition space showing off artifacts, media, sports science technology and interactive exhibits that depict the history of the Games and the stories behind famous American Olympic and Paralympic athletes. And of course, the museum will include a theater, gift shop, cafe, and a broadcast studio.</p><p>"Inspired by the movement of athletes, the [museum] spirals up and outwards from a central atrium, drawing the public in at its base and propelling them up through the galleries,' Elizabeth D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126887317/pei-cobb-freed-faces-lawsuit-from-cornell-over-faulty-johnson-museum-expansion-scheme Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme Justine Testado 2015-05-07T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T00:27:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cornell alleges that the firm Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners committed 'architectural malpractice' in its plans for the new wing of the museum, leading to structural deficiencies, cavities in the roof, cracks in the ceiling and other problems. The university says it has suffered 'at least' $1.1 million in damages as a result of the flawed designs. Pei, who also designed the original museum in 1968, was hired by the university to build the addition in 2006.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris</a></li><li><a title='Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210734/cornell-professor-declares-oma-designed-milstein-hall-a-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell professor declares OMA-designed Milstein Hall "a disaster"</a></li><li><a title="Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107113105/architects-can-now-be-held-liable-for-building-defects-rules-california-supreme-court" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/126303154/get-a-glimpse-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-two-finalist-proposals Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals Justine Testado 2015-04-27T20:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T23:01:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big announcement of the winning <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> concept is only weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the Stage Two proposals of the six finalists have been revealed.</p><p>Throughout Stage Two, the teams worked on further developing their initial concepts for final submission. On that note, the finalist teams are AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA); Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom); Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia); Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany); Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France); and SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia).</p><p>Although the teams have been named, they'll remain unmatched to their Guggenheim Helsinki proposals until the winning announcement in June. Check out the proposals below:</p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-121371443.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-121371443</strong></a> (concept boards)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2g7byz41zg0ba5t3.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-76091181.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-76091181</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mleaadokgwja059.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9v6gjhg74uqoeanc.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-5631681770.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GH-5631681770 </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8j9ay8l80znwq5r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjvfcfk6ny7jt50f.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-5059206475.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-5059206475</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1guaga0ljjj2x2gr.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o8lykcpj0tg0gb7w.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-1128435973.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-1128435973 </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkkkgtgf3t6tqmmd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao65iyb791eck0wb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://designguggenheimhelsinki.org/images/static/stage-two-submission/3-pdfs/GH-04380895.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-04380895</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r1/r1n9dfk3o52y2k7q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qa641ucf7dope1mw.jpg"></p><p>This past January,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125584256/dear-museums-stop-making-nonsense Dear Museums: Stop Making Nonsense Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-18T16:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:10:10-04:00 <em><p>In one sense, spectacle shows represent acute risk aversion on the part of museums. It's cousin to the disease that has sacked Hollywood, where only remakes and sequels promise the margins that justify a global blockbuster production&mdash;so only remakes and sequels get greenlighted.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/citylab/2015/04/holler_hayward/lead_large.jpg"></p><p>A comment in facebook from <a href="http://blog.art21.org/2011/02/10/turkish-and-other-delights-an-interview-with-vasif-kortun-part-i/#.VTJ_giHnuM8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vasif Kortun</a> acutely puts the question in words.</p><p>"A question rises now in Indiana: Can a pizzeria (or pharmacy, or pediatrics practice) discriminate against LGBTQ families (or seniors, or children) because the business as an entity feels it has a religious obligation to do so? Museums might have a say&nbsp;in this argument, pressing at the boundaries of the public sphere with provocative art or exploring its depths with nuanced installations. The same goes for the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/blacklivesmatter?hc_location=ufi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#BlackLivesMatter</a>&nbsp;demonstrations, which push on the pillars of American civic identity. Museums avoided them. (What's on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art? "Dream Cars" opens May 3. Thank goodness for Indy MOCA.)"</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124359175/museum-of-arts-and-design-appoints-shannon-stratton-as-new-chief-curator Museum of Arts and Design Appoints Shannon Stratton as New Chief Curator Nicholas Korody 2015-04-02T22:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:28:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d.jpg" width="250" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Kruger, Chairman of the Board of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), today announced the appointment of Shannon Stratton to the position of William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, effective June 2015.&nbsp; In this role, Stratton will work closely with Nanette L. Laitman Director Glenn Adamson to oversee the Museum&rsquo;s diverse exhibition program and collections, foster relationships with artists and designers, and develop new strategies to engage contemporary audiences.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stratton joins MAD after twelve years as the founding director of <a href="http://three-walls.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Walls</a>, "a Chicago-based contemporary arts organization that presents both exhibitions and public programs, and provides grants and resources to artists and other organizers through projects like The Propeller Fund and PHONEBOOK." She is also an independent curator and researcher, in particular of fiber and material studies as well as artist-led organizations.&nbsp;</p><p>According to a statement released by the Chairman of MAD's board, "Shannon brings a bold curatorial vision to MAD, combining energetic new thinking with leadership skills honed over twelve years as the founder of a non-profit art space."</p><p>"It is with great enthusiasm that I join the team at the Museum of Arts and Design in imagining and implementing a new curatorial vision for this historic and singular institution,"&nbsp;Stratton states.&nbsp;&ldquo;MAD is a striking example of what a museum can be: from its scale and location to its remarkable combination of exhibitions an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123898150/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-pacific-film-archive-announces-first-exhibit-preps-for-2016-opening DS+R's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive announces first exhibit, preps for 2016 opening Justine Testado 2015-03-27T17:26:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2r8wo7cf72156zrp.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive</a> recently revealed details to their inaugural exhibition and other fun-sounding programs as they prepare to move into their new downtown Berkeley location at Oxford and Center Streets, across the University of California, Berkeley campus. The new museum -- which Diller Scofidio + Renfro was <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/uc_berkeley_selects_three_finalists_for_new_art_museum_pacific_film_archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commissioned</a> to design -- is scheduled to open in early 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/upu44bhvj9j38t41.jpg"></p><p>With DS + R as design architect, the $112 million project will integrate the former UC Berkeley printing plant and a new steel-clad curvilinear structure, encompassing about 82,000 sq.ft total. The new structure will include improved accessible spaces to house BAM/PFA's exhibition spaces, film screenings, offices, and other public amenities. On the other hand, the project preserves some original elements of the UC Berkeley printing plant such as the north-facing sawtooth roof to let natural light filter into the ground-floor galleries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qo24pudnkgx6xt0a.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wy2cnlzdkhg3bwh5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/detgz54ir48sr7jm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dcvtht9aec5ezwaq.jpg"></p><p>The new structure will also feature two film theaters (232 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123666742/snapshots-of-cristi-n-undurraga-s-alberto-hurtado-memorial-museum Snapshots of Cristián Undurraga's Alberto Hurtado memorial museum Justine Testado 2015-03-24T15:18:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be8xrfsuwu1tarw0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, a sanctuary in Santiago was completed in [Hurtado's] honor &mdash; at the very site where he founded the Hogar de Cristo back in the 1940s. The building was designed by Chilean architect Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga, of Undurraga Dev&eacute;s Arquitectos, and it is elegant and serene &mdash; a true space of contemplation. It also makes the most of simple materials: rough B&eacute;ton brut concrete, glass blocks and blond wood ceilings that don't overwhelm the artifacts on display...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Calming photos of the Santiago-based memorial museum, which Chilean architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.undurragadeves.cl/?page_id=43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga</a> designed in honor of Jesuit priest Father Alberto Hurtado and his humanitarian work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120048386/ds-r-s-broad-museum-set-to-open-on-sept-20-with-a-feb-15-preview DS+R's Broad Museum set to open on Sept. 20, with a Feb. 15 preview Justine Testado 2015-02-05T15:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T20:06:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mhbrmj3lsta0h0z.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The opening art display in September will offer an array of greatest hits from the more than 2,000 pieces the Broads have amassed. The show will range through some 60 years of post-World War II art, arranged in "predominantly chronological" order from the 1950s to a recently acquired massive video installation created in 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For $10, you can get a one-day not-so-sneak preview in the museum on February 15.</p><p>Previously:</p><p><a title="Is The Broad Museum's newly unveiled facade living up to its renderings?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117439302/is-the-broad-museum-s-newly-unveiled-facade-living-up-to-its-renderings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is The Broad Museum's newly unveiled facade living up to its renderings?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles cultural boom gives city&rsquo;s artists spaces they can call home</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101037764/eli-broad-s-art-showcase-in-los-angeles-still-unfinished-sues-over-delays" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad&rsquo;s Art Showcase in Los Angeles, Still Unfinished, Sues Over Delays</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum Justine Testado 2015-01-19T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:12:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lozaj9mmheo8yamu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In The Wall Street Journal Magazine's upcoming February issue, writer Tony Perrottet tells the history and potential of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and its location in Moscow's Gorky Park, as he visits the site to meet with&nbsp;art philanthropist Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas. Founded by Zhukova in 2008, the Garage will move from its current location in a Shigeru Ban-designed pavilion to the former Soviet-era Vremena Goda that Koolhaas is converting into the new 58,000 sq.foot Garage Museum, set to open this June. Zhukova invested in the renovation project aiming to connect Moscow to the international art scene.</p><p>In conversation, Zhukova talks about the interests and knowledge of global culture in Moscow's youth, and their influence in shaping the Garage. Koolhaas talks about his design approach in restoring the decaying Vremena Goda amidst current museum-design trends. He also looks back to the time he spent in the U.S.S.R during the 1960s.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118516549/archinect-s-lexicon-hermit-crab Archinect's Lexicon: "Hermit Crab" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-16T18:09:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:07:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxpr8akzog8osk73.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Hermit Crab </strong>[h&#601;rm&#601;t&nbsp;krab], noun: a museum typology where the art is exhibited in a structure not originally or usually meant for exhibiting and/or selling art.</p><p>The term was coined by Nicholas Korody in his piece,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>:</p><p>"the Hermit Crab typology refers to the temporary takeover of an existing building that is not normally used for the display and sale of art works, such as with the use of hotel rooms by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newartdealers.org%2F&amp;ei=enOwVPaSCM3uoATe9oCYCA&amp;usg=AFQjCNGvEER-EZtYsGTHgnFWuIftzNjD8A&amp;sig2=vvSOj5_cdH32NQG9Me7DKA&amp;bvm=bv.83339334,d.cGU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADA</a>&nbsp;(New Art Dealers Association), a periphery art fair of Art Basel Miami Beach. Such parasitic or interventionary events often still require architectural construction, but this consists primarily of interior design, chiefly the organization of walls and booths. [...]</p><p>New York&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB4QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thearmoryshow.com%2F&amp;ei=h3OwVN-pMNfgoASRzYKYAQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNFF4dt5gUMj3VOXUxOtLMmuX3iPow&amp;sig2=w2qKyBeCA9Mcmg4OFT3QcA&amp;bvm=bv.83339334,d.cGU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Armory Show</a>&nbsp;intentionally invokes the legacy of an older example of a Hermit Crab exhibition: the&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armory_Show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1914 International Exhibition of Modern Art</a>&nbsp;which was held in one of the vast spaces of U.S. National Guard armories and helped introduce European modern art to American au...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116678727/three-winners-including-sou-fujimoto-are-selected-for-the-liget-budapest-museum-competition Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition Justine Testado 2014-12-23T22:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/72iz3x27bgb0fpj8.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The winning architects for the Liget Budapest museum competition were finally chosen (or at least most of them were).</p><p>Liget Budapest -- Hungary's first open, international competition in the past century -- recently announced three winning proposals for three of the four buildings to be built in the historic City Park museum district. After nearly 500 anonymous submissions, the jury selected winning designs for: the Museum of Ethnography; the House of Hungarian Music; and the FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian House of Architecture. As for the competition's fourth building, the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, a winning design has yet to be selected -- if at all.</p><p>The winning proposals include:</p><p>House of Hungarian Music: Sou Fujimoto Architects (Japan)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0m8np1hzjhca8vo.jpg"></p><p>Museum of Ethnography: Vallet de Martinis DIID architectes (France)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6utz4nzpl956676o.jpg"></p><p>FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture: K&ouml;z&eacute;p&uuml;lettervez&#337; Z&aacute;rtk&ouml;r&#369;en M&#369;k&ouml;d&#337; R&eacute;szv&eacute;nyt&aacute;rsas&aacute;g (Hungary)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n00myn3yni768omu.jpg"></p><p>The buildings are expected to begin cons...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115731034/google-is-letting-you-visit-museums-around-the-world-using-street-view-and-youtube Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and Youtube Paul Petrunia 2014-12-11T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T14:27:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/rywzcyk2xsl4zwm9.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google announced today it&rsquo;s making a platform&nbsp;available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring their exhibits to anyone with a smartphone. Through partnerships between museums worldwide and the Google Cultural Institute, there are now 11&nbsp;museums and cultural institutions that&nbsp;have participated in this pilot project&nbsp;to date; their apps are live now on Google Play.</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/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-12-02T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-08T09:29:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0w/0w57g1l4xobdj9nz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>December 2 marks the day that the six finalists of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition are revealed. The controversial competition has sparked enough debate in the architecture + design community that a counter-competition called The Next Helsinki is currently having their own call for alternative solutions. Stage One reeled in an entertaining mix of 1,715 entries from 77 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 11-member jury, who convened for four days last month, were tasked with selecting the proposals that show the most potential for developing into outstanding designs during Stage Two.</p><p>Here are the six finalists:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7avlkc018elng1q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea9i8wfkk4bnp9lf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yi9nqgyz9e5wmkh8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fltuyq157tjo1ia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfvxo76v03nkdd46.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kr1yqxhnlnekxq1.jpg"></p><p>More details about them on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_six_guggenheim_helsinki_finalists_are_announced/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112896791/diller-scofidio-renfro-named-as-design-architect-for-u-s-olympic-museum-in-colorado-springs Diller Scofidio + Renfro named as design architect for U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs Justine Testado 2014-11-04T18:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:16:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8d39qggv2xv8lqi5.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diller Scofidio + Renfro was announced as part of the winning team who will design and build the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado...the $60 million project will display artifacts, media, technology, tell the stories of American Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and share the historical significance and national pride spurred by the Olympic Games.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning team includes:</p><ul><li>Diller Scofidio + Renfro from New York (design architects)</li><li>Anderson Mason Dale Architects of Denver (architect of record)</li><li>Gallagher and Associates from Washington, D.C. (exhibit designers)</li><li>Pacific Studio of Portland, Oregon (exhibit fabricators)</li><li>GE Johnson of Colorado Springs (general contractor)</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xgy3b8b5uy2j3ly.jpg"></p><p>On the other hand, some members of the local Colorado Springs design community were critical in that museum officials seemed inclined toward selecting an out-of-town design architect during the request for proposals.</p><p>Read more about the museum on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/diller_scofidio_renfro_named_as_design_architect_for_u.s._olympic_museum_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112585338/new-c-city-museum-district-breaks-ground-in-the-netherlands New "C-City" museum district breaks ground in The Netherlands Justine Testado 2014-11-01T12:03:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T15:49:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hulc3g02zgteegf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continium.&nbsp;Cube. Columbus. What sounds like characters in a comic book series is really the three defining components in "C-City", a new museum district located at the entrance into the Dutch-German border town of Kerkrade. Designed by Rotterdam-based <a href="http://www.shifta.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shift Architecture Urbanism</a>, the &euro;20.5 million project recently broke ground and is currently scheduled to open by the end of 2015.</p><p>C-City will bring technology, science, and design in one integrated museum district. Next to the existing Discovery Centre Continium will be the C-Square, a sunken-square space for&nbsp; student labs, restaurants, and other public amenities. C-Square will also serve as an underground pathway landscape that connects all of C-City's facilities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/arj0xcg6t7gf6i54.jpg"></p><p>The Continium will also be joined by the Cube and Columbus buildings. The Cube will house The Netherland's first design museum whereas Columbus was designed as an inverse planetarium theater &mdash; making it the first building of its kind in Europe. In addition to the museum gall...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries? Justine Testado 2014-10-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-11-03T13:31:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whhus18lrsro0tpa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred plenty of debate...Most of the entries received were from the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and of course, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We picked out a few fairly promising submissions and more, uh, interesting ones.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6np6vlizswom0m8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqt06okk0jjqgabi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj5qptlg38tw3pgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5ggbx1q1mp970mh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gczdsnga38tsrds9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gp6js58dsiro6exi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yujwtjpf2nww4wg3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7q8mby9rt951syl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/unwmr0cbp0ckv6t1.jpg"></p><p>Check out more of our picks and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/what_do_you_think_of_the_guggenheim_helsinki_stage_one_entries/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109586513/jean-nouvel-s-massive-catalyzing-design-for-the-new-namoc-in-beijing Jean Nouvel's massive "catalyzing" design for the new NAMOC in Beijing Justine Testado 2014-09-23T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T18:00:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29djkceg1b7ebwpq.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ateliers Jean Nouvel's new National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing will be quite the culture giant. Built in 1963, the new NAMOC will be 130,000 sq. meters to house its various collections of 100,000 pieces from the 1500s to contemporary times. Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) announced late last week the official launch of the design and construction of the new museum.</p><p>Ateliers Jean Nouvel describes that the museum is designed to "catalyze" the senses and to physically convey the complex "spirit of Chinese civilization" throughout its history. This concept of the passing of time and timelessness is suggested through the museum's vast historical collection and the museum's natural elements that change with the seasons. The program includes permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a research and education center, reserves, an auditorium, and public and admin spaces.</p><p>Here are more details the architecture firm sent us:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8l8ige65g3c19su.jpg"></p><p>"At the beginning of...</p> 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>