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Revealed: Six design teams shortlisted to bring fire-ravaged Clandon Park mansion back to life

British conservation charity the National Trust has announced a shortlist of six architects in the running to rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park: a historic Palladian mansion that was gutted by a fire in 2015. An international design competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, was launched in March 2017 to find a multi-discipline team to restore the 18th century Grade I listed building. Sixty groups submitted designs for the re-imagined building, which will include galleries, a visitor centre, a cafe and retail
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Avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama to open eponymous museum in Tokyo

Yayoi Kusama – the Japanese artist famed for her use of repetitive patterns and bold colours – has announced the opening of her own art museum, in Tokyo, Japan. The five-storey museum building, designed by architecture firm Kume Sekkei, has already been erected in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, but the purpose of the structure had been kept under wraps. Two of the storeys will be devoted to exhibiting Kusama’s latest artworks, while one floor will be dedicated to an
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Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017

Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of Hull, UK. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 have commissioned the duo as part of the Hull 2017 'Look Up' programme of public art installations intended to bring new life to public spaces across the city. The pavilion, called A Hall for Hull, will transform
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Sadiq Khan sets out vision for green London as mayor plans to make capital first National Park City

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the UK capital to become the world’s first “National Park City”, laying out £9m (US$11.6m, €9.9m) plans to boost the number of trees and green infrastructure within the city. Called the Greener City Fund, the mayor has said he will use planning regulations to protect the Green Belt and incorporate into new developments more green roofs, green walls, rain gardens and wildlife habitats. The fund will also include the planting of thousands of trees, and
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AART Architects win design competition for Old Bergen Museum in historic wooden city

Danish studio AART Architects have won an international design competition to create a new visitor centre for one of Norway's largest open-air museums. In the 1800's, Bergen was the largest wooden city in Europe, with timber houses forming the setting for vibrant streets and squares. This historic urban environment is celebrated at the Gamle Bergen Museum (the Old Bergen Museum), which organised the competition to identify a design for its visitor centre expansion. AART Architects, in a team with landscape
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Centre Pompidou strikes deal to open branch in David Chipperfield's forthcoming Shanghai art museum

The Centre Pompidou will establish a branch within Shanghai’s forthcoming West Bund Art Museum, designed by British architect David Chipperfield. The state-owned West Bund Group, which is developing the city’s Xuhui Waterfront, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre Pompidou to initiate a renewable cultural cooperation project between France and China from 2019-2024. More than 20 exhibitions and events will take place at the Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund) showcasing contemporary Chinese art during the first five years
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The Listener is made from casts of human ears

Interview: Sea view

"I want people to have more respect for all the amazing things happening underneath our oceans"

Jason deCaires Taylor has combined his love of art and ecology to create two amazing underwater museums
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The Pavilion features inclined transparent surfaces that encourage people to touch and look into the building

A museum for everyone

"We set out by saying that our intention was to reflect the present with the Memorial Pavilion, whereas the two waterfalls going into the footprints of the two towers reflect the past"

Creating the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York involved meticulous planning. Its director Alice Greenwald tells us more
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The Survivors’ Stairs

A Living Museum

"It’s extraordinary to take in the authenticity of the site, the enormity of the space, and begin to contemplate the narrative of the museum exhibit"

Behind the scenes of New York’s 9/11 Memorial Museum – a place of collective memory, learning and inclusion
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Two squares to the north and west of the building provide new areas of public realm

Centro Botín

"It will become one of the centres of reference for art in Europe - Inigo Sáenz de Miera, Botín Foundation"

Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum
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A new home

The team behind the Design Museum’s new London home describe a unique partnership
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Dan Pearson worked with Japanese landscape designer Fumiaki Takano on Tokachi Millennium Forest

Interview: Dan Pearson

"It’s a public space that’s managed very beautifully and has a strong message of sustainability"

It’s a huge source of sadness that the Garden Bridge became as political as it did, says the project’s landscape designer
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Moreau worked on Kengo Kuma’s FRAC in Marseille

Interview: Moreau Kusunoki

Nicolas Moreau & Hiroko Kusunoki

"With big projects like this one, there’s always going to be controversy. Of course people are concerned"

The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
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