The museum project is in many ways the “holy grail” of architectural projects, so it is not surprising that a survey of the best museum projects of recent years should feature the foremost international architectural practices of our day. This volume includes works by Zaha Hadid, Àlvaro Siza, Steven Holl, Nieto & Sobejano, Grimshaw & Partners, Kengo Kuma, Bernard Tschumi and Campo Baeza to name but a few, in which the full range of contemporary museum design concepts and curatorial approaches have been explored through elegant and forceful design. This extensive collection of the most important museum projects, all of which are richly illustrated with full color photographs, plans, sketches and details, demonstrates that today more than ever, high culture is to be experienced not only in the content of a museum but also in its very fabric.
Cité de l’Océan et du Surf / Steven Holl Architects. Ibere Camargo Museum / Álvaro Siza Vieira. The New Acropolis Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects. Interactive Museum of the History of Lugo / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P. Liaunig Museum / Querkraft Architekten. MAXXI / Zaha Hadid Architects. Extension to the Royal Ontario Museum / Studio Daniel Libeskind. Narona Archaeological Museum / Radionica Arhitekture. Anchorage Museum / David Chipperfield Architects. Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza. Horno3: Museo del Acero / Grimshaw Architects. Taubman Museum of Art / Randall Stout Architects. Suntory Museum of Art / Kengo Kuma & Associates. Madinat al Zahra Museum / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Hanoi Museum / gmp ∙ von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Arch. Ordos Art Museum / DnA – Design and Architecture. Museum of Liverpool / 3XN. Can Framis Museum - Vila Casas Foundation / Jordi Badia. M.H. de Young Museum / Herzog & de Meuron. BMW Museum / Atelier Brückener & ART+COM. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art / Steven Holl Architects. The Tomihiro Art Museum / aat+makoto yokomizo architects. Jeongok Prehistory Museum / X-TU Architects.