Museums & Galleries & Libraries

Stories concerning innovation in the museum, gallery and library industries.

Museums are like the quiet car of the world. It’s a place you can come to escape, where there’s authenticity, there’s uniqueness, there’s calm, there’s physicality.
-Thomas P. Campbell


Bunkers! Albania's most visible uniqueness. A negative that's so definitive of the nation that it has almost become a positive.
The authors theorized that the lack of physical boundaries in the open office made constructing social barriers necessary.
The Danish-Icelandic artist’s architectural studio has built its first building, for the heirs of Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
Lapham's Quarterly

City as Character

Getting lost in the text-cities of Joyce, Döblin, and Dos Passos.
Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects arranged the living areas of these two homes in a stack of concrete, timber and glass boxes that extend out from a steeply sloping site in an Oslo suburb.
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The Project: Holocaust Center extension adds to building’s dramatic history

A new extension to the Holocaust Center in Oslo shows how architecture can change the perception of an historical building.
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“Norway Is Building The Most Beautiful Planetarium I’ve Ever Seen”

Snøhetta's otherwordly new planetarium outside Oslo is turning architecture afficionados' heads everywhere. We caught up with what they're saying.
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Holding back the water the Danish way

Copenhagen loves its water. Until it threatens to flood and destroy it. City planners and architects are getting creative with design to tackle the problem.