Museums

BIG Maze

Bjarke Ingels Group

10 Jul 2014

Drawing inspiration from gardens, hedge mazes and ancient labyrinths of 17th - 18th century Europe, as well as aspects of modern American corn mazes, Bjarke Ingels Group have created the BIG Maze, located in the Great Hall at Washington's National Building Museum. In a space of such impressive grandeur, the BIG Maze provides a contrasting contemporary aesthetic. Externally, the maze is hidden

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MONA: Museum of Old and New Art

Fender Katsalidis Architects

23 Apr 2014

The client, iconoclastic art collector and cultural agitant, briefed the practice to design a private museum: a venue to exhibit both a wide variety of works from his personal collection, and his architectural and curatorial philosophies. To be known as the ‘Museum of Old and New Art' or ‘MONA', its requirements translated into a building of 9,500sqm: 6,500sqm for public exhibition

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Wonderkamers 2.0, Municipal Museum The Hague

Kossmann.dejong

22 Apr 2014

Kossmann.dejong has developed the concept and design for the entirely refurbished Wonderkamers (Wonder Rooms) in the Municipal Museum The Hague, just like they did for the original display in 2005. The Wonderkamers, especially focused on teenagers, present visual art, architecture, fashion, and craft and design in a surprising way. The renewed display is the result of three years of intense

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Soumaya Museum

Fernando Romero EnterprisE - FREE

22 Apr 2014

The Soumaya Museum is home to a private art collection of nearly 70,000 works from the 15th to mid-20th century, including the world's largest private collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures. Programmed and designed by FR-EE, the museum reflects the eclectic taste of the collector, as well as his desire to create a new cultural institution for the public and the city. The 150-foot tall structure

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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Wilmotte & AssociƩs SA

22 Apr 2014

The architectural vision for the museum was to return the internal spaces to Cuypers' original 1885 design, and to reinstate the late nineteenth century gallery proportions. The Rijksmuseum's museographers chose to display the entire collection chronologically, rather than by typology, so visitors will be able to travel seamlessly through 900 years of Dutch history. The visual result is a rare

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