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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.