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Interview: Impact of BIM Technology on Architects
Phillip Bernstein, Vice President at Autodesk
 
Essay: Building Bust
Hans Ibelings
 
Feature:
Recent Museums
 
 
For the past dozen years or so, at a pace of about once a year,a+u has devoted a feature section to recent museums. Lookingback over this period, there have been significant extensions towell-known museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao(1997), the extension of The Museum of Modern Art in New York(2005), and branch museums for the Muse du Louvre and CentrePompidou. At the same time, a number of trends have emerged,such as closer collaboration between architects and curators, andgreater involvement by artists with the exhibition space.
This issue highlights another recent trend, involving museumsthat are firmly rooted in the community or small in scale but setoff by distinguishing characteristics. Together with recent projectssuch as the new Porsche Museum, we will introduce museumsin locations such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife of Canary Islands,Porto Alegre in Brazil, Alstahaug in Norway, Lolland in Denmark,and Ruthin in Wales. These museums are characterized by theselection of sustainable materials, symbioses with adjacentbuildings, formal reflections of the landscape, and renovation ofhistoric buildings. Now that the global construction rush is over,what do they have to tell us?
 
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Porsche Museum
 
Herzog & de Meuron
TEA, Tenerife Space of the Arts
 
Alvaro Siza Vieira
Iberê Camargo Museum
 
Adolf Krischanitz
Temporre Kunsthalle Berlin
 
Tony Fretton
Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
 
Allied Works Architecture
Museum of Arts and Design
 
Sergison Bates Architects
Ruthin Craft Centre
 
Snohetta
Petter Dass Museum
 
Daniel Libeskind
Royal Ontario Museum
 
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten
Museum for City History, Antwerp
 
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Moritzburg Museum Extension
 
Bruno Mader
Ecomuseum in Les Landes
 
Report: Naoshima Islands: Museums and Regional Revitalization