Tag: Museums

Venerating the natural context, the architects opted to break the project’s scale down to a granular cluster of five pitched-roofed blocks.
Projects | Rory Hyde | 28 Apr 2020

A ‘coats on’ experience: Windermere Jetty Museum

Perched on the shore of England’s largest lake, a “living museum” dedicated to the preservation of maritime craft and tradition articulates and stitches together the many narratives of its place.

The museum and a cultural park have been built in the Binhai New Area on land reclaimed from Bohai Bay over the past decade.
Projects | Cameron Bruhn | 23 Mar 2020

Shells, sails and upturned hulls: National Maritime Museum of China

China’s first comprehensive maritime museum, located ouside Tianjin, at once reflects contemporary globalism, the marine history of the local area and a profoundly Australian style of architecture rooted in landscape metaphors.

New Museum for Western Australia by Hassell + OMA.
News | Patrick Hunn | 19 Dec 2019

Hassell and OMA blend old and new in completed WA museum

The New Museum for WA, a major addition to Perth Cultural Centre, has reached practical completion.

The winning design for the Powerhouse Parramatta competition by Moreau Kusunoki and Genton.
News | Linda Cheng | 17 Dec 2019

Latticed ‘hyper-platform’ design wins Powerhouse Parramatta competition

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton’s winning design for the planned Powerhouse museum in Parramatta will consist of structural steel lattices that will minimize the building’s weight and carbon footprint.

Central tunnel in the Siloam expansion at Mona by Nonda Katsalidis and Falk Peuser of Fender Katsalidis.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Jun 2019

Fender Katsalidis completes subterranean ‘tunnel to nowhere’ at MONA

Fender Katsalidis has completed a subterranean expansion of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.

Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, designed by Carmody Groarke.
The World | Josh Harris | 15 Apr 2019

Carmody Groarke’s Windermere Jetty Museum opens in England’s Lake District

Carmody Groarke, the London architecture practice founded by Australian architect Kevin Carmody together with Andy Groarke, has designed a new museum in north-west England.

ACMI, ground level.
News | Patrick Hunn | 22 Mar 2019

BKK and Second Story aim to create ‘true public space’ with ACMI’s first renewal in 17 years

BKK Architects and exhibition designers Second Story have designed the first major renewal of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Indicative render of the science gallery in the Carlton Connect innovation precinct to be designed by Woods Bagot.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 26 Sep 2018

Smart Design Studio tapped to design ‘edgy and cool’ Melbourne science gallery

Smart Design Studio has been appointed to design the interiors of a science museum for the University of Melbourne.

A bridge-like structure for the expansion of Arthur Boyd's Riverdale property designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Jul 2018

Government funding for KTA’s gallery expansion to Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property

The NSW government has announced $8.592 million in funding for the Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA)-designed art gallery at Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property.

The proposed Chau Chak Wing Museum by Johnson Pilton Walker.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Jun 2017

JPW’s Sydney uni museum to be a ‘floating concrete box’

Johnson Pilton Walker has proposed a floating white concrete box for a new museum which will house one of Australia’s largest collections of antiquities.

Westralian Centre concept by SIA Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 22 May 2017

Proposed Westralia Centre to unite military, Indigenous and settler history in South Perth site

A proposed “interpretative facility” would combine the functions of a museum, park and events space amid a 60 hectare public reserve.

The art gallery design for the Chan Building site unveiled in 2015 by DKJ Projects Architecture and Fender Katsalidis Mirams.
News | Patrick Hunn | 5 May 2017

Government must prioritize architects in cultural development plans, says NT chapter president

Andrew Broffman welcomed the NT government’s budget announcement that it would invest in three new museums, but cautioned that architects should be involved early on.

The Ningaloo Centre designed by Site Architecture Studio.
News | Linda Cheng | 15 Dec 2015

New museum for WA World Heritage site

Construction has begun on a $32 million museum near Ningaloo Reef, designed by Site Architecture Studio.

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
Projects | Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper | 9 Jul 2013

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

Cox Rayner Architects imprints the tectonic force of the landscape into the walls of a Queensland outback museum.

Peter the stuffed dog, an important exhibit in the 1952 murder trial of his owner, welcomes visitors.
Discussion | Margie Fraser | 16 Oct 2012

Cabinet of Curiosities

A Museum of Brisbane exhibition assembles local artefacts and collected curiosities into an Alice-in-Wonderland voyage of discovery.

One of the front galleries, with translucent view onto the courtyard.
Projects | Shane Murray | 31 Aug 2012

MUMA: Monash University Museum of Art

Kerstin Thompson Architects’ gallery at Monash University develops a very subtle exploration of spatial experience.

Exterior of the new MCA on Circular Quay West.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 12 Apr 2012

The reimagined MCA

Penny Craswell discusses the “new” MCA, by Sam Marshall in partnership with the NSW Government Architect’s Office.

Lyon Housemuseum.

Lyon Housemuseum

Lyon Housemuseum by Lyons won a National Commendation for Residential Architecture at the AIA’s 2010 National Architecture Awards.

A courtyard shielded from the road by a brick wall.
Projects | Martyn Hook | 1 Aug 2010

Lyon Housemuseum

Challenging the assumption that the home is a private entity, Lyons combines public museum and private house.

Landscape, Museology and Alliance
Archive | 1 Mar 2002

Landscape, Museology and Alliance

For some time now, the National Museum of Australia has generated delight and intrigue, controversy and consternation. At the time of its opening, John Macarthur explored questions of geometry and meaning (AA March/April 2001). Now, with the museum fully functioning and attracting over one million visitors in its first year, Catherin Bull considers the landscape and its possible futures, Naomi Stead explores the fit between museum and museology, and Steve Ashton reflects on the Acton Peninsula Alliance.

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