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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August 3, 2020

Spiraling Museum in Switzerland Designed to Mimic the Swirling Mechanics of a Watch

Architectural design team Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently finished its contemporary extension of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet's historic premises. Nestled next to the historic home where Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet set up their workshop in 1875, the Danish architecture firm has created a contemporary spiral that rises from the earth.

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