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THE BENAKI MUSEUM by Willem Dafoe

The Benaki Museum ranks among the major institutions that have enriched the material assets of the Greek state. It is also the oldest museum in Greece operating as a Foundation under Private Law.     Through its extensive collections that cover several different cultural fields and its more general range of activities serving more than one social need, the Benaki Museum is perhaps the sole instance of a complex structure within the broader network of museum foundations Read more [...]

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Museo Soumaya, Fernando Romero Enterprise

FR-EE’s design for the 17,000 m2/180,000 ft2 Soumaya Museum pays tribute to its eclectic art collection of nearly 70 000 objects from 15th to mid-20th century, including the world’s largest private collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures. The 150 feet tall Soumaya Museum rises at the heart of the new real estate development Plaza Carso in Polanco, a vibrant and cosmopolitan neighborhood in Mexico City. The museum’s distinct shape and strong presence, creates an identity for the 1940ies ex-industrial Read more [...]

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The Louisiana State Museum by Trahan Architects

The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in historic Natchitoches merges two contrasting collections formerly housed in a university coliseum and a nineteenth century courthouse, elevating the visitor experience for both. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake, the design mediates the dialogue between sports and history, past and future, container and contained. The museum is configured to interpret athletics as a component of cultural Read more [...]

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Anish Kapoor – “Sympathy for a Beloved Sun” 18 May to 24 November 2013, Berlin

Anish Kapour’s first major exhibition in Berlin, Sympathy for a Beloved Sun,  opened at Martin-Gropius-Bau, curated by Berliner Festspiele. Set in a grand neoclassical style museum, the show is comprised of 70 different abstract poetic works spanning from 1982 to present.   The British-based, Mumbai born Turner Prize recipient defies categorization, blurring the lines between painting, sculpture, and architecture. Comprised of large scale public  installations, and sculpture Read more [...]

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Herzog & de Meuron unveil design for M+ museum Hong Kong

herzog & de meuron in collaboration with local firm TFP farrells have been chosen as the winning design team for ‘M+ museum’, a major new institution to be built in the burgeoning  west kowloon cultural district. the 60,000 square meter building will be sited on hong kong’s victoria harbour waterfront and execute cultural programming on par with new york’s MoMA and London’s Tate modern. The overall shape of m+ is informed by a dip in the site and will feature a sunken exhibition area Read more [...]

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