Issue No.306 // 12 October 2010
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Resnick Exhibition Pavilion opens at LACMA

The Resnick Pavilion at the Los Angeles Museum of Art opened last week to tonne of publicity and throngs of celebrities who were eager to get a first look at the new building. The 45,000 sq ft structure is touted in the museum’s press release as ‘the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world’. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the pavilion is affectionately termed the Grand Piano by LACMA’s Director Michael Govan, to reference that the building’s modest size is by no means a measure of its artist achievement. The fact that Piano can work wonders at a smaller scale should come as no surprise to anyone who has visited the Morgan Library in New York where he clarified the building’s plan and brought natural light into its dower interior while transform......more

Worth its weight in gold
Glistening new cultural complex in Rumilly is first step towards renewal of French city: CHABANNE & partenaires architectes with Praz Michel have completed a new library and auditorium in Rumilly, France, offering an injection of contemporary architecture to.....more

The City and You
BMW Guggenheim Lab launches summer 2011: A six year collaboration between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation & Museum and BMW AG has just been announced that promises to construct ‘a public place for sharing ideas and practical......more

New Library tops out
shl brings historic Scottish university up to date with glittering modern library: The 15,500 sq m New Library at the University of Aberdeen has recently topped-out, indicating that the project is well on the way to reaching its scheduled completion date next......more

The results are in...
2010 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize awarded to two dutch firms: Bierman Henket architecten and Wessel de Jonge Architecten, leading practitioners in the restoration of modern buildings, have been awarded the 2010 World Monuments.....more

History rewritten
Ambitious concept design by OFL proposes dramatic adaptation to legendary Silk Road: OFL architecture presents their winning entry for the Silk Road Map International Competition, portraying a concept that integrates infrastructure with architecture by means of.......more

Hanoi Museum opens to public
Locals welcomed into Hanoi Museum in Vietnam by Gerkan, Marg and Partners: Hanoi Museum, the new museum of Hanoi's history, was inaugurated on Wednesday this week as part of the millennial celebrations at the Vietnamese capital. The ceremony took......more

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