Archinect - News 2017-09-26T16:09:24-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150030233/why-reveals-final-approved-design-of-the-asian-art-museum-in-san-francisco wHY reveals final approved design of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-26T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T15:25:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xrk6cps5rh4tddeb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xrk6cps5rh4tddeb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xrk6cps5rh4tddeb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xrk6cps5rh4tddeb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Asian Art Museum of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a> has tapped the Culver City-based firm&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/wHY-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wHY</a> to design their new renovation and expansion plans. The architecture practice headed by Kulapat Yantrasast, has become known over the years for conjuring environments that suit the needs of art&mdash;the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan's Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the recently completed Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles are all past projects by the firm.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ky/kydb6tszy0ddpoi7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ky/kydb6tszy0ddpoi7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of &copy; wHY</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zquczryh3macq44e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zquczryh3macq44e.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of &copy; wHY</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The original neoclassical structure was designed as San Francisco&rsquo;s first Main Library in 1916 by Ecole des Beaux-Arts-trained architect George A. Kelham.&nbsp;The building was finally converted in 1996 by architect Gae Aulenti and has been home of the Asian Art Museum since 2003.&nbsp;Because the structure was constructed during the Civic Center Landmark District&rsquo;s period of significance,&nbsp;wHY&rsquo;s addition will have to insure the proposed project...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026795/the-chicago-architecture-foundation-announces-the-chicago-architecture-center-to-encompass-both-past-and-future-design-innovation The Chicago Architecture Foundation announces the Chicago Architecture Center, to encompass both past and future design innovation Julia Ingalls 2017-09-07T17:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T18:20:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mr5aapscgo7c1w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mr5aapscgo7c1w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mr5aapscgo7c1w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mr5aapscgo7c1w5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/382533/chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> is one of the global centers of the architectural world, not only for its rich history, but also as a stage for continuous innovation and design exploration. This lineage is a major part of why <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/289683/chicago-architecture-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)</a> has decided to create the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), a 20,000 square foot project replete with exhibition space, a lecture hall, custom design studios, retail space, and expansive views of the metropolitan skyline. With interiors created by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/51099/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a> on a site plan originally designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12264/mies-van-der-rohe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe</a>, the CAC will be the new home for the CAF.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nf/nf7qv46wjgisgmh9.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nf/nf7qv46wjgisgmh9.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>On a river cruise, as organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Image: CAF</figcaption></figure><p>One of the coolest parts of the new interior has to be the Skyscape Gallery, which will be host to the permanent Tall Buildings and Innovation Exhibit. The exhibit will feature a 26-foot-tall "double-height" space allowing for a comprehensive investigation of tall buildings, from th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025691/frank-gehry-to-partner-again-with-thomas-krens-on-extreme-model-railroad-and-contemporary-architecture-museum Frank Gehry to partner again with Thomas Krens on Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-31T14:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-01T09:55:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh199udnkwc7ae7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh199udnkwc7ae7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh199udnkwc7ae7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh199udnkwc7ae7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Famed architect Frank Gehry agreed earlier this summer to design the Krens museum, the fifth such project they've worked on together ... Krens, who is credited with conceiving of Mass MoCA before leaving to serve as the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation until 2008, first proposed a model railroad and contemporary architecture museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park in 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The museum will be one piece of an 11-part revitalization plan issued by Krens for the North Adams neighborhood in <a href="http://ommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coachella" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts</a>, best known as the home to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/539114/mass-moca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS MoCA</a>&mdash;a project <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5540/frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry</a> and Krens previously partnered on. The wide-scale development includes renovation of a historic theatre, the creation of the Massachusetts Museum of Time, a new luxury hotel, a distillery and the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, of which Gehry is to design. Architects <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/15656042/gluckman-mayner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Gluckman</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8693/jean-nouvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel</a> will also be involved in the revitalization.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021507/see-big-s-tirpitz-museum-in-action-in-this-new-video See BIG's Tirpitz Museum in action in this new video Justine Testado 2017-08-07T18:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T18:03:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Take a quick tour through BIG's 2,800 m2&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/973226/tirpitz-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tirpitz Museum</a>&nbsp;in this recent video from Tinker Imagineers, the Dutch firm who designed the museum's first set of exhibitions. These immersive exhibitions revisit the&nbsp;light and dark chapters of the region's history.&nbsp;Check it out below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017433/dig-into-more-photos-of-big-s-invisible-tirpitz-museum Dig into more photos of BIG's “invisible” Tirpitz Museum Justine Testado 2017-07-13T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:41:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed Tirpitz Museum in the Danish coastal town of Bl&aring;vand recently had its grand opening and already appears to be attracting plenty of visitors to the historic site. Unlike its heftier neighbor, the German WWII Tirpitz bunker, the museum finely cuts into the dune landscape and appears to be hidden.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's distinct form has already drawn a quirky comparison to a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;freshly sliced hot potato&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels himself. On the flip side, the museum is designed to serve as a &ldquo;portal to the Danish West Coast's treasure trove of hidden stories&rdquo;, says Claus Kjeld Jensen, the Director of the Varde Museum. The Tirpitz Museum intends to take visitors on a scenic journey through the light and dark chapters of the region's history.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photos: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg"></a> </p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><p>The 2,800 m2 museum complex consists of concrete, steel, glass, and wood &mdash; four materials and elements that are also found in existing structures and landscape of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato Bjarke Ingels compares the shape of the just-opened Tirpitz Bunker Museum to a freshly sliced hot potato Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-07T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T07:11:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Due to the surrender of German forces in WWII, the Tirpitz Bunker's construction was never completed leaving the dugout as a dark presence on the sandy coast of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3692/denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denmark</a>. The 3.5 meter thick concrete fortification is the country's largest <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5548/bunker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bunker</a> and was intended to be part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses. Due to its strategic position near the coast, the bunker would've helped protect the sea route to the Port of Esbjerg, a major intermodal hub for the Nordic region. While the Allies blew up many of the bunkers in the region, the Tirpitz was saved. The site has been used as a small museum since 1991 and has previously held concerts and art shows within the moss-covered bunker walls. In 2012 as part of a 7,500-square foot development, it was decided to expand the museum.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg"></a></figure></figure><p>Today, hidden under the dunes, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new Tirpitz Museum, designed by Bjarke Ingels</a>, has finally been transformed with four distinct galleries alongside the original bunker. The museum will explore both the lighter an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015314/tadao-ando-to-design-a-museum-inside-a-former-paris-stock-exchange Tadao Ando to design a museum inside a former Paris stock exchange Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T16:24:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Mr. Ando plans to build a circular structure with three levels of galleries inside the round building, which is bound by strict historic preservation norms. It will have 32,000 square feet of exhibition space and an underground auditorium. The museum, which will only showcase contemporary art &mdash; including pieces from Mr. Pinault&rsquo;s collection of more than 3,000 works &mdash; will be renovated and run by his family&rsquo;s company...</p></em><br /><br /><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg"></a><figcaption>Photo: &copy; Artefactory Lab; Tadao Ando Architect &amp; Associates; NeM / Niney &amp; Marca Architects; Agency Pierre-Antoine Gatier / Courtesy of Collection Pinault</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Is this the first time a former stock exchange has been transformed into a museum?&nbsp;Either way, the new design should be open to the public by 2019, as noted in this article:</p> <p><em>Mr. Pinault, who is one of the world&rsquo;s top collectors and also owns Christie&rsquo;s, said the museum would open in early 2019 after a renovation of the Bourse de Commerce, a former grain exchange that was later used as a stock market, and more recently to house the Chamber of Commerce. The building is modeled on the Pantheon and situated between the Louvre and the Pompidou Center, France&rsquo;s pre-eminent contemporary art museum.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997716/studio-ma-s-masterful-texture-wins-aia-arizona-s-firm-of-the-year-award Studio Ma's "masterful texture" wins AIA Arizona's "Firm of the Year" Award Julia Ingalls 2017-03-16T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T13:27:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gpq0v9dgql4uoc6f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://www.studioma.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Ma</a> may be small, but their work is mighty, at least according to the Arizona chapter of the AIA. The woman-owned firm, which has completed projects for Princeton University as well as a series of museums, public libraries and mixed-use housing developments, won the AIA's "Firm of the Year" award for the wide variety and complexity of their work, which the institute described as being "both smart and palpable, with a masterful use of texture."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m66rr8r2ocrq4ovj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ea/eau53fel4a6jxj1m.jpg"></p><p>This is yet another in a series of accolades for the firm, including being placed in the "Design Vanguard" by Architectural Record. &ldquo;In our work, we strive to create building solutions that resonate with the surrounding context both large and small, in harmony with their greater environment,&rdquo; said owner Christiana Moss. &ldquo;This is essential to our client promise, to deliver innovative, sustainable and unique designs to forward-thinking institutions and individuals.&rdquo; Congratulations, all!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wuto09masblbsch4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bq1oguu5qbbsvorc.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149989850/bureau-spectacular-s-installation-to-be-exhibited-at-sfmoma Bureau Spectacular's installation to be exhibited at SFMOMA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:06:52-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not content to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">be merely groundbreaking</a>, Bureau Spectacular's imaginative work is increasingly becoming prestigious. The SFMOMA will display "insideoutsidebetweenbeyond," a large-scale installation the museum specifically invited Bureau Spectacular to design, from February 11th through August 13, 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/msihsimer26hishg.jpg"></p><p>As&nbsp;Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher,&nbsp;Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA explains, "Led by Jimenez Lai,&nbsp;the Los Angeles&ndash;based studio considers architecture to be a medium capable of rewriting sociological narratives. In this view, architecture is not solely functional; informed by client input and civic policy, buildings also reveal societal values. Noting the banality of developed cities worldwide, Lai suggests that boxy skyscrapers are the result of a drive for economic efficiency. In their place, Bureau Spectacular proposes an architecture that reflects a balanced democracy of creative individuals."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988781/michael-maltzan-s-renderings-of-the-expanded-hammer-museum-reveal-cautious-yet-possibly-ebullient-design Michael Maltzan's renderings of the expanded Hammer Museum reveal cautious, yet possibly ebullient design Julia Ingalls 2017-01-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T14:53:05-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrea04btmjk9du8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrea04btmjk9du8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrea04btmjk9du8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrea04btmjk9du8l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>After transforming from a cramped adjunct space to a fully fledged L.A. cultural hotspot in just a few decades, the Hammer Museum is expanding again thanks to Michael Maltzan, who has been gradually increasing and renovating the Hammer over the years via The Billy Wilder Theatre, the expanded public courtyard (featuring Heatherwick Studio's ever delightful spool chairs), and the John V. Tunney Bridge. Based on his past work for the museum, he's able to create aesthetically powerful spaces in fairly constrained circumstances. The new renderings, while not mind-blowing in of themselves, promise a continuance of his detailed, culturally attuned work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nh2qn2n650c2dqjt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkkltmqoln8ejyow.jpg"></p><p>Perhaps the most exciting element of the new design is the pronounced pedestrian entrance on Wilshire Boulevard. Currently, museum goers often enter through the frankly unimpressive subterranean parking garage, or the staircase-heavy entrances on Lindbrook or Wilshire. This nod toward greater accessibility will hopefully not only perk up th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149986180/shenzhen-s-design-society-to-feature-v-a-gallery-for-its-october-2017-opening Shenzhen's Design Society to feature V&A gallery for its October 2017 opening Julia Ingalls 2017-01-12T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T00:36:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k2vy2ey0xx6g7imp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As brand-new collaborations go, the Shenzhen Design Society's choice to feature London's V&amp;A gallery as part of its cultural hub opening this October isn't too shocking, unless you consider that galleries of Chinese art and photography aren't necessarily a common feature of the global art world circuit. The inclusion of the gallery is partly a tribute to the V&amp;A's numerous exhibitions that showcased Chinese culture in Europe, including one of the first exhibitions on contemporary Chinese film and photography in 2005 (!).&nbsp;According to <a href="http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/01/03/shenzhen-design-society/#ixzz4VZcDY8bh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lonely Planet</a>, the hub's goal is to "focus on the history of groundbreaking design, with the aim of opening a dialogue on how design can be a catalyst for social change."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149985760/is-george-lucas-pitting-l-a-against-s-f-for-his-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Is George Lucas pitting L.A. against S.F. for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T17:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:25:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>But so far, Lucas hasn&rsquo;t found a permanent home for his museum. The monumental project has brought him almost as much grief as Jar Jar Binks, the prequel creature from the planet Naboo with an oddly Jamaican accent that some found racially offensive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>George Lucas' multi-year, oft-imperiled quest to find a site for his museum is chronicled in this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-03/george-lucas-can-t-give-his-1-5-billion-museum-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> article, which highlights the difficulties of using only the force of one's personality (and the promise of a "gift" of a museum to a city) to cut through local politics and bureaucracy. According to this article, signs indicate that the filmmaker may be attempting to get Los Angeles and San Francisco to compete against one another for the institution in hopes of speeding up the process (and securing the best site).</p><p>Other Lucas Museum of Narrative Art news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975543/check-out-mad-s-new-la-and-sf-designs-for-the-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out MAD's new LA and SF designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957413/oma-s-glass-mushroom-the-lucas-museum-that-could-have-been" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's glass mushroom: the Lucas Museum that could have been</a></li><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></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149984513/can-1970s-sustainability-practices-enhance-canada-s-2017-architecture Can 1970s sustainability practices enhance Canada's 2017 architecture? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T15:45:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T23:28:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Did architects have sustainability figured out in the 1970s, and can the lessons they learned help contemporary architects design for the challenges of climate change? In an attempt to answer this question, Canada is taking a closer look at its previously built sustainable architecture during the energy crisis in the 1970s in the form of two museum exhibitions. The <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/museums-look-to-canadas-past-in-hopes-of-a-greener-architecturalfuture/article33422858/?cmpid=rss1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Globe and Mail</a> explains that:&nbsp;</p><p><em>The 1970s has much to teach us as we face the reality of climate change and the changes that it will bring about. That insight drives two thoughtful museum shows up this winter, the PEI exhibition [curated by Dalhousie University professor Steven Mannell] and "It's All Happening So Fast"&nbsp;at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in&nbsp;Montreal.&nbsp;</em></p><p>For the latest on climate-change oriented architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979855/how-these-u-s-cities-will-continue-to-fight-climate-change-during-trump-s-presidency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How these U.S. cities will continue to fight climate change during Trump's presidency</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964898/come-rain-or-shine-reviving-collective-urban-form-with-the-gsd-s-office-for-urbanization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Come rain or shine: reviving collective urban form with the GSD's Office for Urbanization</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965931/architects-call-for-action-on-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects call for action o...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983682/lunch-pails-50-stories-over-manhattan Lunch pails 50 stories over Manhattan Lee Hood 2016-12-22T16:25:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T23:26:57-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cakn6kiqz00goqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cakn6kiqz00goqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cakn6kiqz00goqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cakn6kiqz00goqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"The gallery captures the exuberance with which the U.S. trumpeted its industrial progress."</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong><a alt="http://www.metarchdesign.com" href="http://www.metarchdesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe</a></strong>&nbsp;(with&nbsp;<a alt="http://www.artguildinc.com" href="http://www.artguildinc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Guild Museums + Environments</a>&nbsp;and Drexel University's&nbsp;<a alt="http://drexel.edu/civicengagement/academic-engagement/overview/" href="http://drexel.edu/civicengagement/academic-engagement/overview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Cultural Partnerships</a>)&nbsp;designed the exhibits for the 13,000 square foot&nbsp;<a alt="http://www.nmih.org/" href="http://www.nmih.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of Industrial History</a>&nbsp;that are housed in its 100 year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pqxttb0wm2xf6w4e.jpg"></p><p>The first Smithsonian Museum Affiliate, it tells the story of the American industrial powerhouse of steel, silk, and propane from the 19th&nbsp;through the 20th&nbsp;centuries. Centered on the Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley, the museum's story is international in scope.</p> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic79n2d17hc7p3bp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic79n2d17hc7p3bp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic79n2d17hc7p3bp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic79n2d17hc7p3bp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbz7msdgsny1t8jx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqlpbpyezgqvy6h2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l3/l3q50agkyovo4ce8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/34/34dpd70srlxsywtt.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpwfia7nmdcoa5rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpwfia7nmdcoa5rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpwfia7nmdcoa5rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpwfia7nmdcoa5rt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at39y9j3ddo7ja5e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at39y9j3ddo7ja5e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at39y9j3ddo7ja5e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/at39y9j3ddo7ja5e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oc/ocpa1gtpefvrrhpy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j0/j08bzkam71o4nkg6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3tjpskp094rtran6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bwufdg7b4wl5nbf8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2ff4489e94cd2d1514e6048049d8020d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>