Museums

Victoria & Albert Museum, Gallery 40

6a architects

13 Jun 2013

The fashion galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum have been extensively refurbished by 6a architects and will house the museum’s fashion collection and temporary exhibitions for the next decade. Gallery 40, or the Octagon Court, is one of the largest and most architecturally distinctive interior spaces at the V&A. It was built in 1909 by architect Aston Webb and is based on an

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City Gallery

MET Studio

11 Jun 2013

MET Studio, together with joint partners Oval Partnership, has created a stunning new gallery and exhibition venue, which takes as its theme Hong Kong's planning and infrastructure, located within the existing Annex of City Hall. The Architectural Services Department, HKSAR Government, carried out all architectural works on the project, which saw the building renovated and adapted from office use

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The Story of Islamic Embroidery

Colin Morris Associates

03 Jun 2013

This brief required the presentation of 220 Islamic ethnographic textiles in a manner that would entice visitors to look at this medium from a totally new perspective, and overcome the accepted tradition that textile exhibitions rarely attract large audiences. Furthermore, the design should provide an aesthetic museum quality display, within the confines of a narrow 100 m corridor. In addition,

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Yale University Art Gallery

Ennead Architects

03 Jun 2013

The comprehensive renovation and expansion of the Yale University Art Gallery transforms the visitor experience of both the Gallery and its esteemed collections. The project unites the landmark 1953 Louis Kahn building (renovated in 2006) with Egerton Swartwout's 1928 Old Yale Art Gallery and Peter Bonnett Wight's 1866 Street Hall into a cohesive whole, enabling the Gallery to show a vastly

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Natural History Museum of Utah

Ennead Architects

03 Jun 2013

Conceived as an abstract extension and transformation of the land, the design for the new Natural History Museum of Utah is emblematic of the Museum's mission to illuminate the natural world through scientific inquiry, educational outreach and human engagement of the present, past and future of the region and the world. Utah's singular landscape is the touchstone for an architecture that

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