Bath’s Francis Gallery is set inside a Georgian townhouse

Homely living spaces serve as a backdrop to artworks inside this gallery in Bath, England, which has been created by editor Rosa Park and designer Fred Rigby. Occupying the ground floor of a heritage-listed Georgian townhouse, Francis Gallery has been designed to be a cosy, domestic setting that “shows people how to live with their […]

Dezeen’s top 10 museums and galleries of 2019

Continuing our review of the year, Semi Han picks out the top 10 museums and galleries that welcomed their first visitors in 2019. National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar, by Atelier Jean Nouvel Atelier Jean Nouvel used colliding white discs to create the distinct exterior of National Museum of Qatar. After almost 10 years in the […]

David Chipperfield completes iridescent West Bund Museum containing Centre Pompidou outpost

A public esplanade envelops David Chipperfield‘s West Bund Museum in Shanghai, which contains the Centre Pompidou‘s first Chinese outpost. The art museum was designed David Chipperfield Architects as a key part of Shanghai’s West Bund masterplan that is transforming a former industrial site on the Huangpu River into a 940 hectare cultural district. It takes […]

Dorte Mandrup’s Arctic whale watching facility will “grow out of the landscape”

Dorte Mandrup has released visuals of The Whale, a viewpoint for whale watching that will resemble a giant rock outcrop within the Arctic Circle on the northern coast of Norway. The Whale has been designed by Danish studio Dorte Mandrup to blend in with coastal landscape near the town Andenes, which is one of the world’s […]

Movie reveals Neri&Hu’s Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao

[embedded content] Neri&Hu has released a short movie showing the faceted concrete Aranya Art Center, which recently opened in Qinhuangdao, China. The movie shot by Pedro Pegenaute shows the art gallery, which is built around a circular courtyard, now in use. Drone footage shows the central gathering space from above, as well as the building’s rooftop […]

Foster + Partners to add giant “floating pavilion” to top of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Foster + Partners has revealed its plans to add a large overhanging rooftop extension to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, as part of its renovation of the institution in northern Spain. The addition to the building is intended to enhance the institution’s “unique identity”, and will contain a mix of gallery spaces and public viewing platforms. […]

New York City gallery exhibits three massive black sculptures by Tony Smith

An exhibition of monumental geometric black sculptures by the late American designer Tony Smith on display at Pace Gallery in Manhattan brings together three works for the first time. Source, Tau, Throwback is a three-piece installation at Pace of sculptures created by Smith during his career as an artist in the 1960s and 1970s. The […]

Barend Koolhaas slots steel and basalt gallery between two Amsterdam houses

Barend Koolhaas created Eenwerk & IBO, a gallery and graphic design studio, by slotting a basalt and steel structure between two brick houses, in Amsterdam. One of the 20th-century brick houses has been renovated and is occupied by the design studio, Irma Boon Office (IBO). Eenwork, the gallery run by Boon’s partner, occupies the new […]

Marte Marte Architekten builds distorted metal cube to house Austrian art gallery

A twisted cube clad in zinc armour forms the State Gallery of Lower Austria, designed by Marte Marte Architecten in the town of Krems. The art gallery’s form is created by a stack of square floor plates that have been rotated around two concrete cores as they move up the building, twisting to face both […]

Atelier FCJZ’s Jishou Art Museum doubles as a pedestrian bridge

Chinese firm Atelier FCJZ has completed an art gallery that bridges a river in the city of Jishou, to encourage people to engage with art on their daily commute. The Jishou Art Museum (JAM) traverses the Wanrong river, which runs through the old town of Jishou, China. The museum provides a pedestrian route that connects parts […]

Neri&Hu completes Aranya Art Center in Qinhuangdao

These exclusive photographs show Neri&Hu‘s Aranya Art Center, which opens today in Qinhuangdao on the Gold Coast in China. The art gallery in the Gold Coast seaside resort makes extensive use of concrete, inside and out, with the Chinese design studio likening its appearance to “a solid rock sitting firmly in the shifting environment”. The facades of the […]

Five concrete boxes with pink doors form the Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp

Architecture studio Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen designed the new Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp as five raw concrete boxes with pink shuttered doors. The Belgian studio built the 1,000-square-metre gallery for collector Tim Van Laere, who previously showed his collection in the ground floor of a townhouse. Marked only by pink doors – the collector’s […]

Open Architecture converts airport fuel tanks into gallery spaces

Five aviation fuel containers on the former Longhua airport in Shanghai have been transformed into art and culture park Tank Shanghai, by local studio Open Architecture. Open Architecture has created 60,000 square metres of gallery space on the former industrial site, for Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing. Tank Shanghai sits atop a landscaped “super-surface” – a newly constructed ground […]

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