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The challenge of this visionary project is that the Soumaya Museum will become the first  Art Museum in Mexico City with such an avantgarde form, breaking by  this with all the paradigms in our country. It will also create a state  -of-the-art facility to house and display artwork that meets the  standard of International Art Institutions.

The challenge of this visionary project is that the Soumaya Museum will become the first Art Museum in Mexico City with such an avantgarde form, breaking by this with all the paradigms in our country. It will also create a state -of-the-art facility to house and display artwork that meets the standard of International Art Institutions.


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Designed by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building subtly twists geometric surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) that connect  the disparate angles between the galleries and the context while  refracting natural light into the deepest recesses of the half buried  building.

Designed by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building subtly twists geometric surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) that connect the disparate angles between the galleries and the context while refracting natural light into the deepest recesses of the half buried building.


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The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, designed by Studio Za Arhitekturu is a monumental mass with dramatic impression.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, designed by Studio Za Arhitekturu is a monumental mass with dramatic impression.


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A mid-sized museum at the center of the Americas, the Miami Art Museum is poised to  expand the scope of the institution and re-define its position.

A mid-sized museum at the center of the Americas, the Miami Art Museum is poised to expand the scope of the institution and re-define its position.


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In 2010 Allied Works was a finalist in an international competition for  the design of an addition to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du  Québec. The building is sited adjacent to the Fields of Abraham,  hallowed ground of Canadian national history, and replaces a wing of the  Saint-Dominique Monastery. The addition will become the fourth pavilion  in an assemblage that forms the museum and will front the Grand Allée,  the major boulevard of Québec City.

In 2010 Allied Works was a finalist in an international competition for the design of an addition to the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. The building is sited adjacent to the Fields of Abraham, hallowed ground of Canadian national history, and replaces a wing of the Saint-Dominique Monastery. The addition will become the fourth pavilion in an assemblage that forms the museum and will front the Grand Allée, the major boulevard of Québec City.


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New York architects Axis Mundi have re-imagined the Whitney Downtown  Museum with a self-initiated proposal that is raw and provocative, and  as bold in spirit as the original Breuer building on Madison Avenue.

New York architects Axis Mundi have re-imagined the Whitney Downtown Museum with a self-initiated proposal that is raw and provocative, and as bold in spirit as the original Breuer building on Madison Avenue.


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The Akron Art Museum in Ohio is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box,  and the Roof Cloud. Designed by CoopHimmelb(l)au

The Akron Art Museum in Ohio is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box, and the Roof Cloud. Designed by CoopHimmelb(l)au


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While the original architectural vision of the landmark Oakland Museum  of California remains strong, the museum desired an expansion and  renovation of the 40 year-old facility to meet its evolving needs. This  expansion project provides functional upgrades with new lightweight  steel elements that clearly differentiate from the existing concrete  structure—a gesture that honors the historic structure without  replicating it. Designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates.

While the original architectural vision of the landmark Oakland Museum of California remains strong, the museum desired an expansion and renovation of the 40 year-old facility to meet its evolving needs. This expansion project provides functional upgrades with new lightweight steel elements that clearly differentiate from the existing concrete structure—a gesture that honors the historic structure without replicating it. Designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates.


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The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the country’s largest and most  important art institutions, was built in 1916 by local architects  Hubbell & Benes as a grand Greek revival pavilion, situated at the  head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted  Brothers. However, subsequent additions – including a noteworthy  education wing by modern architect Marcel Breuer – obscured the rational  plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of  spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve  these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent  organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies  disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the country’s largest and most important art institutions, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell & Benes as a grand Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions – including a noteworthy education wing by modern architect Marcel Breuer – obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.


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Located on a rugged 4-acre hillside site next to an ecological preserve,  the Lux Art Institute designed by Renzo Zecchetto Architects redefines the museum experience by combining both  museum and artist studio in an integrated complex. The purpose of the  institute is to promote artists with an emphasis on environmental art  through a rotating residency program, to educate and expose the  community to the creative process, and to exhibit the finished works of  the artists. The residency program is unique in that it allows visitors  to “see art happen” by focusing on the living artist as the creative  process unfolds.

Located on a rugged 4-acre hillside site next to an ecological preserve, the Lux Art Institute designed by Renzo Zecchetto Architects redefines the museum experience by combining both museum and artist studio in an integrated complex. The purpose of the institute is to promote artists with an emphasis on environmental art through a rotating residency program, to educate and expose the community to the creative process, and to exhibit the finished works of the artists. The residency program is unique in that it allows visitors to “see art happen” by focusing on the living artist as the creative process unfolds.


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