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Kengo Kuma’s V&A Dundee: Drone footage shows finished building ahead of opening

The Kengo Kuma-designed V&A Museum of Design Dundee, Scotland’s first dedicated design museum, is set to open its doors in less than a month. Opening on 15 September 2018, the V&A Dundee will be the lauded Japanese architect’s first building in the UK. The structure is now complete and new stills from released drone footage, taken by Rapid Visual Media, show its contours and sculptured outline off to the wider public. The cliffs of North Eastern Scotland were an inspiration
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Cooper Robertson appoint new director of architecture

American architectural practice Cooper Robertson have made a swathe of in-house promotions, including the appointment of a new director of architecture. The architects, noted for their museum and cultural work, have name Erin Flynn as director of architecture. Flynn has an extensive 20-year background in cultural and museum architecture as a project leader on notable commissions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Fowler Museum at UCLA Planning Study, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and most
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First ever museum honouring American comedy opens in Jamestown

The first ever museum dedicated to telling the story of American comedy has opened in Jamestown, New York, US. JRA provided complete master planning, design, project management and art direction for the 37,000sq ft (3,400sq m) National Comedy Center, which took seven years to complete at a cost of around US$50m (€43.2m, £38.6m). As well as featuring 50 exhibits exploring comedy history – from vaudeville to viral memes – the museum will offer visitors the chance to experience comedy tailored
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Sam Jacob Studio appointed to design London Cartoon Museum's new home

Architecture and design practice Sam Jacob Studio will give London’s Cartoon Museum "greater flexibility" in displaying its collection, having been appointed to design its new home. The museum, which showcases a collection of cartoon and comic art dating back as far as the 18th century, was founded in 2006 and is "dedicated to preserving the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation". Following a 25-year lease deal agreed with developer Great Portland Estates, the museum will move to a
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New Helsinki art museum by architects JKMM will open in August

Amos Rex, a new art museum in Helsinki, is set to open in August 2018, following the refurbishment of the Lasipalatsi Building in the centre of the Finnish capital. The €50m (US$58m, £44.7m) project, designed by Finnish architects JKMM, will house 2,200sq m (23,600sq ft) worth of gallery space created beneath the remodelled public Lasipalatsi Square. The new gallery’s roof, meanwhile, is formed of numerous domes, which contain angled rooflights allowing exhibitions to be “lit with natural light if the
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New Tate St Ives in the running for 2018 Stirling Prize

Tate St Ives is the only leisure building to find its way onto the shortlist for the 2018 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building. The Cornish museum – designed by Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev – is one of the six projects today (19 July) revealed to be in the running for the prestigious prize. The other nominees include student housing, an office building, a cemetery, a lecture theatre and a nursery school. The £20m
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"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel shares what he’s learned from projects including the Mercedes- Benz Museum and the Theatre de Stoep
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Visitors get the chance to sample the botanics

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"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

With a long-standing relationship, Thomas Heatherwick and Bombay Sapphire had a shared vision for the gin maker’s new attraction. We find out how they worked together to create this unique project
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Ben van Berkel

Interview: Dutch master: UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel

"Making buildings more healthy is definitely the future"

UNStudio co-founder Ben van Berkel talks about healthy buildings, theatre design and his fascination with art and commerce. Alice Davis reports
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The architect and client worked with English Heritage and English Nature to restore the historic buildings

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

"Thomas Heatherwick has a long relationship with Bombay Sapphire"

Faced with a complex and challenging site, Bombay Sapphire and Thomas Heatherwick Studio had to work closely on the gin maker’s new distillery. Alice Davis finds out how their relationship helped this unique project take shape.
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