Articles on Museum

Musée de la Romanité by Elizabeth de Portzamparc. Photo Serge Urvoy
 

Elizabeth de Portzamparc fashions a glass toga on the Musée de la Romanité

NÎMES – The Musée de la Romanité, designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, shimmers in the light as it faces the exceptional piece of history embedded in the city – the Arenas …

Tirpitz Blavand Bunker Museum by BIG. Photo Rasmus Hjortshoj / Rasmus Bendix
 

BIG buries a sanctuary of light into the sand of a former war zone

BLAAVAND – The Tirpitz bunker is the biggest and heaviest of 200 bunkers along the Danish coast and has been turned into collection of museums.

Skissernas Museum Extension by Elding Oscarson. Photos Åke E:son Lindman
 

Elding Oscarson builds rough yet refined museum extension

LUND – Elding Oscarson's museum extension employs Corten steel to create a distinctive contrast.

Alliance-1892 Brandy Distillery Museum & Warehouse by Totement/Paper. Photos Gleb Leonov
 

Totement/Paper communicates a partnership of dancing forms

CHERNYAKHOVSK – The warehouse of a brandy distillery is able to accommodate meetings and receptions, as well as incorporating a small museum, tasting room and viewing platform.

Musee d'Arts de Nantes by Stanton Williams. Photos Hufton + Crow
 

A museum extension by Stanton Williams connects old and new in more ways than one

NANTES – A palace, a chapel and a cube have come together in a momentous renovation project in the west of France.

Megalithic Museum by CVDB Arquitectos. Photos Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
 

CVDB repurposes a train station as a home for stones

MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
 

Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

Wadden Sea Centre by Dorte Mandrup Arkitektur. Photos Adam Mørk
 

Dorte Mandrup Arkitektur's low-lying extension emerges from the Danish mudflats

RIBE – The recently refurbished Wadden Sea Centre on the western coast of Denmark has opened an extra wing to create approximately 1000-sqm of additional exhibition space.

Experimentarium by CEBRA. Photos Adam Mørk
 

CEBRA's lavish copper staircase is a beacon for sparking curiosity

HELLERUP – An intervention of Experimentarium in Denmark has doubled the size of the science museum, changing the design from an introverted building to an engaging attraction.

Lillehammer Art Museum by Snøhetta. Photos Mark Syke
 

If there's too much art, Snøhetta will add more space

LILLEHAMMER – A museum in a small Norwegian town keeps outgrowing its home. For the second time in its 52-year existence, the Lillehammer Art Museum has been extended.

University of California Art Museum by SO-IL, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Whiting-Turner. Photos Iwan Baan
 

A three-way collaboration breaks down indoor and outdoor perceptions

DAVIS – West of Sacramento, the University of California's new art museum has a patchwork roof that mimics the patterns from the surrounding farmland.

Pecci Musem extension by Maurice Nio. Photos Lineashow/Nio Architecten
 

Nio's sci-fi object grabs all the attention

PRATO – The size of the Centro Pecci museum has doubled thanks to Dutch architect Maurice Nio, whose signature marks the striking extension of the original building.