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Museum Hopping: Six New Hotspots

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Art isn’t the only thing worth studying at these institutions. . .


1. Firm: Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Project: Museum für Architekturzeichnung, Berlin
Standout: Abstracted architectural drawings are cast in the concrete façade and hand carved into interior walnut paneling.
Photography: Patricia Parinejad. 


2. Firm: Michele de Lucchi
Project: Poltrona Frau Museum, Tolentino, Italy
Standout: This museum celebrates the Italian furniture maker's centennial by showcasing 60 of its signature pieces in alcoves made of wood and sheer fabric backlit by fluorescents.
Photography: courtesy of Poltrona Frau


3. Firm: LRO Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei & Co
Project: Museum Information Kunst, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Standout: The original walls of the 1731 governor’s manor are repaired with lime plaster, while new structures are reinforced concrete.
Photography: Roland Halbe. 


4. Firm: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Project: 
Contemporary Arts Center, Córdoba, Spain
Standout:
 Sunshine pierces through asymmetrical polygonal perforations in the reinforced concrete façade casting light on the interior during the day, but at night, LEDs illuminate the forms
Photography: 
Roland Halbe.


5. Firm: David Chipperfield Architects
Project: East Building for the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Standout: Polished concrete-and-stone panels match the coloration of the neo-classical 1904 main building, while Andy Goldsworthy’s Missouri limestone installation, Stone Sea, in the central courtyard matches the shape of the arches.
Photography: Jacob Sharp and Alise O'Brien.


6. Firm: Mateo Arquitectura
Project: Entrance Hall for the National Gallery in Prague
Standout: a modern structure in glass and metal closes off the courtyard between the Baroque Salm Palace and Schwarzenberg Palace, both dating to the early 1700’s. 
Photography: Adrià Goula.