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Shangqiu Museum / Atelier Li Xinggang

South East Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia South East Aerial View. Image © Zhi Xia

Xuzhou City Wall Museum / Continual Architecture

North Entrance. Image © Wei Qin North Entrance. Image © Wei Qin

AL_A Selected for $55Million Renovation and Extension of Scotland's Paisley Museum

Exterior of the Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of Paisley Museum Exterior of the Paisley Museum. Image Courtesy of Paisley Museum

London-based AL_A has been appointed for their first Scottish commission: the $55million (£42million) transformation of the Paisley Museum. The brief calls for the revitalization of the home of Paisley’s textile heritage, natural history and art and science collections.

The museum’s transformation is a flagship project for a $135million (£100million) investment in cultural venues by the council governing the city of Paisley, in preparation for a UK City of Culture 2021 bid legacy.

Zhejiang Art Museum / CCTN Design

External view. Image © Li Yao External view. Image © Li Yao

Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar Takes Shape as New Images Released

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

New images of the Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar have been released, as construction continues in Doha ahead of its projected December 2018 opening. The architectural concept for the scheme has been inspired by the desert rose, and seeks to create a dialogue between the fluid, contemporary architectural form of the museum, and the historic objects it will contain. As quoted in a recent press release by Qatar Museums, the scheme will “give a voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future.”

Datong Museum / China Architecture Design Group Land-based Rationalism D.R.C

© Guangyuan Zhang © Guangyuan Zhang

Historic Fortress Inspires Steven Holl's Competition-Winning Museum in France

The white concrete museum is inspired by an adjacent fortress. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl The white concrete museum is inspired by an adjacent fortress. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl

Steven Holl Architects has won an international competition for the design of the Angers Collectors Museum and adjacent hotel in the historic city of Angers, France. Working in collaboration with developers Compagine de Phalsbourg, Holl’s scheme draws inspiration from the nearby 9th century Chateau d’Angers fortress, and seeks to form a new cultural gateway to the city.

Nasher Museum of Art

The museum is composed as a series of five pavilions, each containing a specific component of the building program.

Cooper Hewitt Goes from Dowdy to Digital

The museum is now a far better place to view design than it was before its three-year, $81 million renovation.

MAD - Ordos Museum - Kang Ba Shi City - Inner Mongolia, China

image The museum is enwrapped in reflective metal shutters, such shutters we hope, would transform and reflect the ugliness or whatever appeals of the reality from of the surroundings.