Archinect - News 2016-12-02T23:56:20-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149973763/bema-a-new-art-museum-for-beirut BeMA: a new art museum for Beirut Nicholas Korody 2016-10-14T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-10-16T23:00:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/48/481j5gzd66lw8hj7.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beirut is to get a new modern art museum with a design inspired by Italian campaniles and Arabic minarets. BeMA, the Beirut Museum of Art, will feature a slender tower rising 124 metres into the sky, according to designs by the winner of an architectural competition revealed on Thursday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>An international jury has selected the Paris-based Lebanese architect Hala Ward&eacute; to oversee the complex on what the project backers describe as &ldquo;a symbolically charged site that once marked the dividing lines in the Lebanese civil war&rdquo;.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeisxkt14nxepf9o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfsdac6y30ss7zic.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9p8xqj6x95gnvs6.jpg"></p><p>For more from Lebanon and the greater MENA region:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Deans List: Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949087/an-empty-museum-for-a-stateless-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An empty museum for a stateless people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973013/urban-convenience-when-museums-move-and-their-effect-on-the-city 'Urban convenience:' when museums move and their effect on the city Alexander Walter 2016-10-10T18:25:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T18:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rchq64xs514juhl2.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For all of the dubious attention attracted by the &ldquo;Bilbao Effect&rdquo; theory [...] a more prosaic, and arguably more important aspect of museum location has received little attention: not which city a museum is built in, but where in that city. Locations that would once have seemed inevitable, such as Chicago parkland, are hugely contentious in the 2000s, while locations previously unthinkable in that year &ndash; an abandoned lumbermill in Bilbao [...] &ndash; are now commonplace.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111194897/museum-directors-hated-bilbao" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Museum directors hated Bilbao&rsquo;</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970743/i-m-pei-s-national-gallery-of-art-building-set-to-reopen-this-week-in-washington I.M. Pei's National Gallery of Art building set to reopen this week in Washington Alexander Walter 2016-09-26T17:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T22:55:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/07c0uzpkaybv5gbj.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the outside, not much has changed. After a three-year, $69m renovation, the East Building of the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, DC, looks about the same as it did when it first opened in June 1978. [...] Step inside and the differences become clear. The gallery, which reopens to the public on 30 September, has managed to carve out more than 12,250 sq. ft of additional exhibition space without expanding its physical footprint.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dc/dcf584cmx699mhso.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>I.M. Pei, who designed the East Building, on the structure's original opening day, June 1, 1978. Photo &copy; Dennis Brack/Black Star. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gallery Archives</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108175673/louvre-director-plans-its-grand-revamp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louvre director plans its grand revamp</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126887317/pei-cobb-freed-faces-lawsuit-from-cornell-over-faulty-johnson-museum-expansion-scheme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed faces lawsuit from Cornell over "faulty" Johnson Museum expansion scheme</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144958591/98-year-old-i-m-pei-reportedly-assaulted-by-caregiver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">98-year-old I.M. Pei reportedly assaulted by caregiver</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958454/how-artists-curators-and-architects-define-a-great-museum How artists, curators and architects define a great museum Alexander Walter 2016-07-18T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rpkelwrq9iskeu51.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What makes a museum building successful? Until the arrival of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim in Bilbao in 1997, this question might have been almost exclusively focused on the best environments in which to view art. But the Guggenheim&rsquo;s phenomenal success, which allowed the Basque government to recoup the construction costs within three years, moved the debate on to issues of branding and statement architecture. Now the discussion has moved on again.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> 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/650x/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/149950307/shigematsu-led-oma-team-to-design-albright-knox-art-gallery-expansion Shigematsu-led OMA team to design Albright-Knox Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2016-06-08T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/suljw764djns52vh.jpg" width="640" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture...has been chosen to design the Albright-Knox Art Gallery&rsquo;s first major expansion in more than 50 years...The comparatively delicate and more budget-conscious Albright-Knox expansion project, which is expected to cost about $60 million, will unfold on a small but famous plot of public parkland and will be attempt to fuse the architectural styles of three centuries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938962/steven-holl-working-on-master-plan-study-for-williams-college Steven Holl working on master plan study for Williams College Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:29:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6qce2jkj3e0sxc57.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Who better to master plan the campus of the&nbsp;The Williams College Department of Art and Museum of Art than <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">daily watercolorist</a> (and architect) <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>? In addition to expanding <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21002913/williams-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William College</a>'s art presence in the region, the study's goals include shaping the campus space to connect interior to exterior as well as making "architecture in complementary relation to the picturesque campus" according to a press release.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fk4x3baddebchbe0.jpg"><br>Steven Holl Architects has interviewed museum staff, students, and faculty members to get an idea of how they interact with the current campus, and what they'd like to see in a new plan. The stakeholder-intensive process has already apparently inspired notions for possible new building sites on the college's 223-year-old grounds. Holl is no stranger to academic design, having already completed projects for&nbsp;Columbia University, MIT, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;Glasgow School of Art (pictured below in its 19th-century setting),&nbsp;among others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2hwsutt7lca746j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5j38v5hyr20due7k.jpg"></p><p>As Steven Holl noted, "Historically one of the mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937017/it-s-almost-as-if-they-were-getting-revenge-for-what-moma-did-to-their-folk-art-museum-twbta-take-on-charles-moore-s-hood-museum "It’s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum" — TWBTA take on Charles Moore's Hood Museum Alexander Walter 2016-03-29T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T01:49:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l4/l4v525m8xcuong7r.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To those concerned about the renovation of the Hood Museum of Art, the situation is charged with paradox: The architects Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, who protested the Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s dismantling of the Folk Art Museum they designed in Manhattan, are now transforming the Hood, an award-winning museum designed by Charles Moore [...]. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s almost as if they were getting revenge for what MoMA did to their Folk Art Museum [...] It&rsquo;s totally insensitive to the Moore building.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k4/k4tt1i4o47t4nnw2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cf/cf4ow339txvmn21f.jpg"></p><p>Tod Williams and Billie Tsien previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105424202/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-presented-with-national-medal-of-arts-by-president-obama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President Obama</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams &amp; Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148502241/the-ny-times-chats-with-deborah-berke-about-her-work-on-21c-museum-hotels The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels Alexander Walter 2016-02-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/77/7794a70134c805decd7f9b72ec0fd660.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deborah Berke&rsquo;s appointment last year as the first female dean of the Yale School of Architecture might have brought her into the limelight, but the architect and interior designer had already been getting attention for her work on 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties doubling as art galleries. [...] In old buildings, you&rsquo;re taking what you find and complementing that with the architecture and design of today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Deborah Berke stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project Norton Museum of Art breaks ground on Foster + Partners-designed expansion project Alexander Walter 2016-02-12T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T22:43:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi9rt0y2b48d6sjx.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A ceremonial groundbreaking on February 6 marked the official kick off for construction of the ambitious <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norton Museum of Art</a> expansion in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event went hand-in-hand with the annual gala later that day celebrating the Museum&rsquo;s 75th anniversary. <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster</a>, design architect of the expansion, personally attended the celebrations.</p><p>Read on for more information we've received from the Norton.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qetnb467yueg4n7e.jpg"></p><p>"Scheduled to open in 2018, the transformed West Wing includes a monumental entrance, a 35% increase in gallery space to showcase the Museum&rsquo;s collection and inventive exhibitions, a stateof- the-art 210-seat auditorium, increased education space, and a &ldquo;great hall&rdquo; that will become the Museum&rsquo;s social hub. A sculpture garden and additional green spaces will provide new areas for the Norton&rsquo;s programming, creating a museum in a garden on the 6.3-acre campus."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qshmt0jgpxka2n9l.jpg"></p><p>"The Museum, which opened in 1941, was initially conceived by architect Marion Sims Wyeth as an elegant series of Art...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142588473/its-skin-feels-hermetic-and-overwrought "Its skin feels hermetic and overwrought" Nam Henderson 2015-12-04T12:45:00-05:00 >2016-01-06T00:45:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ty/tyun7qy6ez2vs9zu.jpg" width="650" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But overall the Broad is a disappointment, and the ways in which it fails are more than a little concerning. Its incoherence, its poor urbanism and its unoriginality suggest that the transition from critics to makers may have DS + R stumped...The Broad&rsquo;s failures of urban design are its biggest and most disappointing surprise.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen pens a critique of&nbsp;Diller Scofidio + Renfro's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thebroad.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Broad</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141364002/milwaukee-art-museum-set-to-reopen-after-34m-renovation-and-expansion-project Milwaukee Art Museum set to reopen after $34M renovation and expansion project Alexander Walter 2015-11-18T15:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T22:29:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dg/dgfv03ndfzs3952w.jpg" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Milwaukee Art Museum is due to reopen on 24 November after a 14-month, $34m renovation that brings the institution back from the brink. When the museum made the unorthodox decision to begin planning an expansion at the height of the recession in 2009, mould flourished, floors buckled and ceilings leaked in the two buildings that housed the permanent collection. [...] Roberts says: &ldquo;People who know our museum will not believe that this is the same museum.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e798jvmi5pxoe68.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1xmenc9k617u0cht.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kg1nduzvwjqlh0gc.jpg"></p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138575017/private-money-attracts-big-name-architects-to-design-new-museums-in-beirut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574015/leading-up-to-its-september-20-opening-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-the-new-broad-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138575017/private-money-attracts-big-name-architects-to-design-new-museums-in-beirut Private money attracts big-name architects to design new museums in Beirut Alexander Walter 2015-10-09T15:01:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T15:05:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/568207186e16aaeda7315ca3370ffc7a.jpg" width="598" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A raft of museums, most backed by private money, are springing up in what is, for many, an unlikely cultural hub: Beirut, the capital of Lebanon [...] The design competition launched on 1 October; the architect Zaha Hadid is on the jury along with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones of London's Serpentine Galleries. Salam&eacute;, who founded the A&iuml;shti fashion chain, invested $100m in funding a contemporary art museum, designed by the British architect David Adjaye, in Jal El Dib [...].</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/135574015/leading-up-to-its-september-20-opening-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-the-new-broad-museum Leading up to its September-20 opening, Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new Broad museum Alexander Walter 2015-08-31T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T14:21:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/66/66o1ycxp6yamsf4u.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The elements of the Broad that have been most closely scrutinized or most often reworked, in fact, are the most uneven. It is only in the relative shadows &mdash; in the peripheral or easily overlooked spaces, or in the rooms added or enlarged late in the design process &mdash; that the architecture of the museum really comes to life.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on <em>The Broad</em> on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What makes an artless museum?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120894579/so-what-s-new-at-the-broad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">So what's new at the Broad?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120048386/ds-r-s-broad-museum-set-to-open-on-sept-20-with-a-feb-15-preview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R's Broad Museum set to open on Sept. 20, with a Feb. 15 preview</a></li><li><a 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></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134492229/berliners-are-getting-their-hopes-up-for-transformed-kulturforum-arts-district Berliners are getting their hopes up for transformed Kulturforum arts district Alexander Walter 2015-08-17T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3yitjvtxsum77mz8.jpg" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The neighborhood &mdash; a central district that was dismantled by the Nazis, battered by Allied bombs and radically reconfigured by postwar architects &mdash; has foiled urban planners, exasperated patrons of the arts and demoralized generations of Berliners intent on seeing their city made once more into a cohesive whole. [...] Many are hoping that all that strife is in the past now that a new museum of modern art will be built in the much-maligned arts quarter.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In recent Berlin news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132504520/berlin-s-world-class-museums-struggle-to-build-up-excitement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin's world-class museums struggle to build up excitement</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131960517/berlin-lists-communist-era-towers-of-alexanderplatz-as-historical-monuments-gehry-high-rise-still-happening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin lists communist-era towers of Alexanderplatz as historical monuments; Gehry high-rise still happening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification</a></li></ul><p>Heading to Berlin soon? Don't miss this excellent <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Berlin City Guide</strong></a> with architectural and cultural highlights that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2501/j-mayer-h-und-partner-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&uuml;rgen Mayer H.</a> exclusively curated for Archinect. The Kulturforum is of course among his recommended sites.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132504520/berlin-s-world-class-museums-struggle-to-build-up-excitement Berlin's world-class museums struggle to build up excitement Alexander Walter 2015-07-22T18:30:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xu/xu19vv5oefbivite.jpg" width="650" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. [...] The city is undeniably home to diverse, valuable and unique museum collections, but they aren't helping the city as much as they should be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the SPIEGEL article's comment section,&nbsp;reader&nbsp;nsmith compares the museum situation in Berlin&nbsp;with New York and raises a word of caution: <em>"I read this article and I am envious. In New York City, it's almost impossible to get into any of the major Museums on any given day, unless you have nerves of steel, lots of patience and very DEEP pockets. Most New Yorkers can't even fit in because they're so full of tourists from around the country, and around the world. A word to the wise; Be careful what you wish for."</em></p><p>Archinectors, how would you describe the state of public art institutions in <em>your</em> city? Great shows and packed halls or much room for improvement?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki Archinect 2015-06-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:53:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6c/6cvceat3v3smseof.jpg" width="650" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One year and 1,715 entries later, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a>&nbsp;has selected&nbsp;Paris-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82586027/moreau-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a>&nbsp;as the grand-prize winners today for their design, "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim in Helsinki prompted lively debate among local residents and architects worldwide alike, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the launch</a> of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/500199/the-next-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> that wondered whether Helsinki even needs a Guggenheim Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/90/90kqzdt5pu25rqa9.jpg"></p><p>But just like the whirlwind of discussions around the project, the competition itself is just as memorable: Stage One reeled in an astounding <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,715 anonymously submitted entries</a> from around the world last fall, attracting a variety of designs ranging from the safer-yet-promising to the bolder-but-downright wacky. By the start of Stage Two this past January, only <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six teams</a> &ndash; whose team names remained unidentified &ndash; made the cut. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117982575/guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-begin-last-leg-of-the-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the following months</a>, each finalist team received additional briefing to deve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129790216/prada-vs-louis-vuitton-the-new-fashion-foundations-compared Prada vs Louis Vuitton: The new fashion foundations compared Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1fb56521e5762ecd53b207346160462.jpg" width="598" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Money is not an issue here&rdquo; is the motto that leaps out at you in both the Prada and Vuitton Foundation museums, although in Paris it is thrown into high relief on the building&rsquo;s facade by the almost vulgar silver logo of Louis Vuitton&mdash;the star company in the LVMH group.</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/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T19:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an80p6rbloi2u4mg.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dasha Zhukova&rsquo;s Garage Museum for Contemporary Art is due to open the doors of its new $27m home in Gorky Park to invited guests on 10 June and the public two days later. The museum is housed in a Soviet-era pavilion that has been converted by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas [...]. In another riff on the building&rsquo;s architecture, Garage will be hosting a conference in October on Soviet Modernism, a project of the Austrian curator Georg Sch&ouml;llhammer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d85294xb1fkndhmr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5kbccwnt3jeycnq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr7xkug87mv8vuil.jpg"></p><p>To learn more about Garage's new Gorky Park building, click <a href="http://garageccc.com/en/landing/show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><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 Building New Tricks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125447647/christopher-hawthorne-remembers-the-lacma-that-once-was Christopher Hawthorne remembers the LACMA that once was Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/056dqu8x77zqcvua.jpg" width="650" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the museum turns 50 this year and debate continues about LACMA Director Michael Govan's plan to replace the Pereira buildings (and a later addition by Hugh Hardy) with a giant new wing by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, it's worth remembering how the original LACMA campus was greeted &mdash; as well as a few things about the Los Angeles into which it was born.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124355938/supersized-whitney-museum-prepares-for-may-1-opening-and-the-years-after-that Supersized Whitney Museum prepares for May 1 opening – and the years after that Alexander Walter 2015-04-02T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:30:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w3/w3q0o89xdvmc9a3j.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The galleries are immense, the Renzo Piano design is arresting and the views of the Hudson River are expansive. As it prepares to open its new $422 million Lower Manhattan home on May 1, the Whitney Museum of American Art is pulsing with anticipation as it plans the inaugural events, including a neighborhood block party. But behind the scenes the museum is also preparing for the challenge of paying to operate a building that is three times as large as the old one.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114079/whitney-announces-opening-date-of-its-new-home-in-chelsea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney announces opening date of its new home in Chelsea</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100055311/whitney-museum-to-offer-year-of-free-admission-to-construction-workers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum to Offer Year of Free Admission to Construction Workers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59846851/follow-the-construction-of-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-online" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the construction of Renzo Piano's new Whitney online</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123895741/m-laga-unveils-outposts-of-two-high-profile-museums-in-one-week Málaga unveils outposts of two high-profile museums in one week Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:04:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rkg655oose47mvrj.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For M&aacute;laga&rsquo;s mayor, Francisco de la Torre, the rebirth of Hotel Miramar is a sign that his &euro;100m gamble on rebranding the city is paying off. During his 15 years in office he has lead an aggressive campaign to turn M&aacute;laga into a place brimming with culture. [...] His campaign reached new heights this week with the opening of the first foreign outposts of two high-profile museums: the Centre Pompidou M&aacute;laga and the M&aacute;laga branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120587173/centre-pompidou-to-cover-france-with-pop-ups" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122815741/asymptote-to-design-hermitage-satellite-museum-in-abandoned-moscow-factory Asymptote to design Hermitage satellite museum in abandoned Moscow factory Alexander Walter 2015-03-13T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T09:19:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcec031f9b5953d63e846c1fc8febe86.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The State Hermitage Museum signed a protocol of intent on Wednesday, 11 March, with the St Petersburg-based LSR development group to open a satellite branch of the museum in Moscow, on the grounds of the landmark former Soviet ZIL automobile plant. [...] Also present was the Canadian architect Hani Rashid who will design the satellite with his New York-based firm Asymptote Architecture. Russian media report that construction is due to be completed by 2018.</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/122304156/take-a-peek-at-tom-wiscombe-s-underground-old-bank-district-museum-scheme-for-l-a Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Museum scheme for L.A. Justine Testado 2015-03-09T15:19:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T22:57:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1g/1gd3w1a8xchzus23.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Broad Museum might not be the only new museum to be built in Downtown Los Angeles. Announced last year, L.A. property developer Tom Gilmore and Tom Wiscombe&nbsp; seem to be making progress towards the Old Bank District Museum, a new contemporary art and design museum that will house the works of locally based artists. Located in the Old Bank District, the OBDM will interweave through three interconnected buildings along Main and Fourth Streets: the Bank House Garage, the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and the Hellman Building.</p><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101804306/old-bank-district-museum-in-downtown-la-to-snake-through-sub-basements-basements-ground-floors-mezzanines-and-roofs-of-3-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous reports</a>, Gilmore and his business partner Jerri Perrone will fund the initial construction, and start construction documents by this year. Completion of the project is currently slated for 2017.</p><p>Read on for more project info we received from Tom Wiscombe:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4hqdy7x0c2fcj0j.jpg"></p><p>"The OBDM is a contemporary art and design museum located in the heart of the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles. The project is part adaptive re-use and part new construction, capitali...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120894579/so-what-s-new-at-the-broad So what's new at the Broad? Alexander Walter 2015-02-16T14:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T22:20:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ffnee9ajd2fcnprv.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Elizabeth Diller [...] stood on the Grand Avenue sidewalk Friday morning in front of the Broad museum, which she designed with her New York firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and is set to open Sept. 20. Was she giving an architectural preview? Doing damage control? Trying to regain some influence over the narrative of the museum&rsquo;s construction, which has been beset by delays, fabrication problems and legal wrangling? The answer seemed to be some combination of the three.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/80978/broad-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120587173/centre-pompidou-to-cover-france-with-pop-ups Centre Pompidou to cover France with pop-ups Alexander Walter 2015-02-12T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/9273ca8276e81d30e3b510b3e93fa75f.jpg" width="644" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Towns and cities across France will soon be able to boost their culture offerings by hosting pop-up branches of the Centre Pompidou. The Paris museum is expanding its empire, and aims to establish domestic temporary outposts. &ldquo;We will soon launch an open call for candidates [to select a French city],&rdquo; says a spokesman for the Centre Pompidou. These pop-ups will remain open for four years.</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/120358240/do-video-games-belong-in-fine-art-museum-collections Do video games belong in fine art museum collections? Alexander Walter 2015-02-09T15:33:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:04:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/04/04eb44ed7e24131e287ddd249976ebf9.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The popularity of video games shows no sign of waning, and museums have ramped up their interest in the medium. [...] &ldquo;Sorry MoMA, video games are not art&rdquo; was the headline on Jonathan Jones&rsquo;s blog [...] after New York&rsquo;s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) announced the acquisition of 14 video games, including 1980s classics &ldquo;Tetris&rdquo; and &ldquo;Pac-Man&rdquo;. &ldquo;All hell broke loose in an interesting way,&rdquo; said Paola Antonelli, a senior curator in the museum&rsquo;s department of architecture and design [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114966828/tate-museum-creates-minecraft-world-inspired-by-famous-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Museum Creates Minecraft World Inspired by Famous Paintings</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119271907/will-pamplona-s-bilbao-effect-gamble-pay-off Will Pamplona's "Bilbao Effect" gamble pay off? Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:27:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:34:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x2/x2lo703okzgf0ip3.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museo Universidad de Navarra, a brand new gallery designed by the renowned Rafael Moneo, may lead to a stampede of art lovers every bit as important to Pamplona as the running of the bulls [...] The architect is Rafael Moneo, a Pritzker prizewinner and native of Navarre province. [...] If the architecture of the new gallery is not as eye-catching as Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim, the collection is more impressive [...].</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/118347874/foster-partners-designed-expansion-of-the-norton-museum-of-art-has-already-raised-half-of-its-funds Foster + Partners-designed expansion of the Norton Museum of Art has already raised half of its funds Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27ffdb6be1f995c97d22d8ed81acd3d4.jpg" width="600" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to break ground on its Foster + Partners&mdash;designed expansion in 2016, the institution has launched the second phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised nearly $34 million, more than half of the museum's $60 million goal. [...] "Foster + Partners' plan pays homage to the Museum's past by restoring the clarity and symmetry of the original building, but also looks to its future as a leading museum in Florida" [...]</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/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T20:51:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qd/qd5uj720ru64yvhx.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buoyed by some of the largest donations in the city's history, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will unveil a $450 million project today that envisions its campus as the cultural heart of the city. [...] The project, by Steven Holl Architects, is the most exciting in the institution's 90-year history, board chairman Richard Kinder said. The plan, named the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus, is so transformational that in five years Houstonians might not recognize the 1000 block of Bissonnet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36686966/mfah-hires-steven-holl-architects-to-design-expansion" target="_blank">MFAH hires Steven Holl Architects to design expansion</a></p>