From futuristic skyscrapers to stunning libraries and magnificent museums. Architecturally speaking, Doha is future-driven. Discover the Gulf metropolis’ best contemporary buildings by Jean Nouvel, OMA, I.M. Pei, and more.
BIG transformed a former hospital in Denmark’s largest Refugee camp from World War II into the FLUGT Refugee Museum. Two original elongated buildings are connected by a curve-shaped volume that creates a welcoming structure, visible from afar.
Smart technologies and visionary solutions for a better tomorrow take centre stage at the Dubai Museum of the Future. The striking, pillarless architecture features a glimmering facade emblazoned with quotes written in Arabic calligraphy.
The upcoming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by MAD architects in Los Angeles blends cross-generational cultures, from Darth Vader’s masks and Star Wars memorabilia to Renoir and Degas’ paintings.
Klaus Schuwerk at Kleihues Schuwerk studio designed the Norway National Museum with the perspective of “housing artworks for centuries.” The museum is built with clean and robust materials that will age with dignity, like oak, bronze, marble and Norwegian slate.
Discover 10 architectural museums opening in 2022: from OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Centre to SANAA’s Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sidney and MAD architects’ Lucas Museum in Los Angeles.
The late Pritzker Prize architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha mostly worked in São Paulo, but his austere raw concrete buildings influenced contemporary architecture in South America and beyond.
Located in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District on the Victoria Harbour waterfront, the M+ Museum building comprises a semi-transparent tower housing a research center, shops, and restaurants which intersects a horizontal slab filled with exhibition galleries. The museum is set to open at the end of 2021.
Inspired by sound waves, Sou Fujimoto’s ‘House of Hungarian Music’ is topped by a white roof, punctuated with almost 100 holes for trees to grow through.
Discover 24 architectural museums opening in 2021: from Kengo Kuma’s Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark to Jean Nouvel’s Pudong Museum of Art in Shanghai, the long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza and the Aviici Experience in Stockholm.
An eye-catching whirlpool of panoramic stairs snakes through and tops the Fenix Museum of Migration, MAD Architects’ first cultural project in Europe, due to be completed in 2024.
McCullough Mulvin architects combined sensitive restoration and contemporary design for the Medieval Mile Museum celebrating the heritage of Kilkenny, Ireland’s ancient capital.
THE WHALE museum and whale-watching facility by Dorte Mandrup Architects grows from the ground dissolving the lines between architecture and Norway’s Arctic wilderness while inviting to discover the fabled creatures through art, science and architecture.
CHYBIK + KRISTOF’s Mendel Greenhouse resurrects the historic gardens the notorious scientist conducted his pioneering experiments in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.
Conceived as a gateway to explore the region, New Museum for Western Australia narrates the heritage, nature and culture of the region through a composition of volumetric spaces embracing heritage-listed buildings.
10 museums inaugurating in 2020: from Tadao Ando’s Pinault Collection in Paris to Foster+Partners’ museum in China but also Grimshaw Architects’ pavilon at Dubai Expo, Frank O. Gehry’s expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art and more…
2019 Best Architecture. Zaha Hadid Architects’ giant starfish-shaped airport in Beijing and Thomas Heatherwick’s architectural sculpture in New York, but also a former locomotive hangar turned into an indoor urban plaza and an inclusive LGBT Center in L.A. are among our favourite architectures of the year.
Traversing the winding Randselva river, The Twist museum designed by Bjarke Ingels Group opens as an inhabitable bridge torqued at its center, forming a new journey and an architectural art piece.
On the Bauhaus 100th anniversary, the Bauhaus Museum Dessau opens its doors inviting visitors to explore the heritage of the iconic architecture and design movement.
Pavilion Le Corbusier in Zürich has reopened after an extensive renovation that brought to life the architect’s final masterpiece. Conceived as ‘a synthesis of the arts’, the building combines art, architecture and life – with colors, iconic furniture and modernist interiors harmoniously blending with the surrounding garden.
Nature and architecture meet at the seashore in the semi-submerged sinuous architecture of UCCA Dune Art Museum by OPEN Studio.
Interlocking concrete disks compose Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar, a cutting edge architecture merging with the desert landscape. Inside, 11 galleries narrate the history of the country with multi-sensorial exhibitions.
From Herzog & de Meuron’s M+ in Hong Kong to Jean Nouvel’s desert rose-inspired Qatar National Museum but also Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s expandable art centre on New York’s Highline and Dessau Bauhaus museum celebrating the centenary anniversary of the iconic architecture movement. 8 cultural architectures worthy a trip in 2019!
JAC Studios’ Yumin Art Nouveau Collection is a poetic glass exhibition nested within the elegant interiors of the Tadao Ando-designed Genius Loci building on the coastal landscape of Phoenix Jeju in South Korea.
The new Jameel Arts Centre by Serie Architects is a cultural hub featuring a white cluster of galleries, 7 desert gardens and an open-air sculpture park overlooking Dubai creek.
A modular architectural pavilion and a multi-sensory design installation merging classical music with design… 5 exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2018.
We selected 10 cultural architecture projects that will inaugurate in 2017. From Hamburg Elbphilarmonie by Herzog & de Meuron to Jean Nouvel’s new Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Art Center next to the Forbidden City in Beijing.
In Szczecin, Poland, KWK Promes Robert Konieczny created an underground museum with a sloping concrete square on top that relates with the city’s past.
MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology by Amanda Levete blends Lisbon waterfront with the city’s urban landscape and welcomes guests with a undulating arch made of custom-designed 3D glazed tiles.
Grey tiled pitched roofs merge with a green hilly panorama. From above Kengo Kuma’s China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum looks like traditional Chinese village.