Museums

October 10, 2021

This Zero-Energy Museum Proposal Will Be One of the First of Its Kind in South Korea

Architecture firms UNStudio and DA Group have emerged as the winners of a design contest for the new Chungnam Art Museum in Naepo, South Korea. The winning proposal is a zero-energy museum—one of the first of its kind in the country—that would act as a cultural and sustainability hub for the city. The museum proposal’s mission of “art for all” is supported by a design that blends art and technology.

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January 3, 2021

Photographer Chronicles the Alluring Abstract Beauty of the National Museum of Qatar

Belgian photographer Julien Lanoo’s recent photo series captures both the impressive outer form and the cavernous interior of the National Museum of Qatar. The stunning images showcase the breathtaking architectural work photographed from the vantage point of a human, allowing us to imagine viewing the locale in person. The National Museum of Qatar was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel from the inspiration of a desert rose.

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December 19, 2020

This Wave-Shaped Art Museum in China Is Covered With 13,000 Aluminum “Scales”

The Wave or Shimao is a new art museum in Tianjin, China. This new cultural amenity is just one of the entertainment opportunities in the popular business district that also includes the Binhai Matsu Cultural Park and the Binhai Aircraft Theme Park. Lacime Architects designed The Wave to symbolize the space where the sea meets the shore. The museum benefits from an ideal site with open green spaces, small beach areas, and an accessible waterfront.

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September 26, 2011

Museum Busts Through Statue’s Face

French sculptor Sosno and Lithuanian architect Rytis Daukantas have teamed up for a rather interesting project. Based off of one of Sosno's sculptures, the “Sosno Art Gallery Building” is a gallery that would stand 22 meters high and has 600 square meters of space. It's possible location is Niche, France.

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