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"Architecture is alive" says Ma Yansong, as Shenzhen art museum opens exhibition showcasing work of MAD Architects

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP) has opened an exhibition which provides a retrospective of the research and practices of MAD Architects. Called Ma Yansong: Landscapes in Motion, the exhibition occupies an expansive space of more than 3,000sq m and takes visitors on a journey through 52 projects spanning almost two decades. MAD Architects is led by Ma Yansong, Dang Qun and Yosuke Hayano. The exhibition is the MoCAUP’s first solo exhibition of architecture since opening in
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Timbaland, music producer to the stars, joins forces with Myndstream to co-create music that improves health and wellbeing

Timbaland, Platinum Grammy Award-winning producer, who's worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Madonna, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Drake and Björk, has announced a partnership with health and wellbeing music provider, Myndstream. The new partners will collaborate to produce an album of wellness music to help improve the health and wellbeing of listeners, whether that be to destress, relax, unwind or focus. They will be available for use by operators across the wellness, health and fitness and spa markets.
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Back in time – visitors experience 1960s healthcare in Black Country Museum's new living history centre

Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, UK, has opened a life-sized replica of a healthcare centre for infants, offering visitors an opportunity to discover how new and expectant mothers in the early 1960s were cared for and supported. The new Lea Road Infant Welfare Centre is housed in its own building, allowing visitors to explore a waiting room, doctor’s surgery, a dispensary and other exhibits – as well as meet costumed characters. One of the characters, a midwife named ‘Cicilyn
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Art Processors win Fast Co Design Award for Sydney Opera House 50th anniversary synchronised show

An AV experience project, which turned the Sydney Opera House's famous 'sails' into huge video screens, has won the Experience Design category in Fast Company's 2023 Innovation by Design Awards. Created by Australia-based Art Processors, the From the Sails: Light Years project included an original film artwork projected onto the Sydney Opera House's western sails to mark the iconic landmark's 50th-year celebrations. The 17-minute film charts the building's history and legacy as a performance venue, as well as its reputation
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Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios' Eden Project Dundee will celebrate myth-makers and alchemists

The Eden Project has revealed new visuals for its planned Dundee project in the city’s East Docks, with architecture by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. The images show plans for an attraction which has been inspired by the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee – a group formed in the 16th century to bring professions from bakers to tailors into a single organisation with more bargaining power. Eden Project Dundee will be themed around nine new “Guilds” – of Healers, Growers, Navigators, Myth-Makers,
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“We finally have a space worthy of our collection”: V&A launches huge new Photography Centre

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has launched the final phase of its huge new photography centre, making it the largest space in the UK housing a permanent photography collection. The V&A Photography Centre features seven galleries, showcasing 600 pieces from the V&A’s vast, 200-year-old photography collection. The first phase of the project launched in 2018, with three galleries designed by architects David Kohn. The final phase sees the addition of four new galleries, designed by architects Gibson Thornley and Purcell.
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The museum uses victims’ voices, faces and names to humanise the experience

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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OMA designed the three housing blocks (one pictured) that stand alongside the Design Museum

A new home

The team behind the Design Museum’s new London home describe a unique partnership
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Tokachi Millennium Forest is being marketed as having a sustaiable vision of 
a thousand years

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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The Dome will be a semi-submerged installation on a huge scale

Interview: James Turrell and Morten Schmidt

"We will create an experience of real colour and energy"

Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation
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Victims’ names carved around the edges of two acre-sized waterfall pools at the Memorial Plaza

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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Long beams are angled to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the art galleries

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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Lucky dip

A renewed appreciation of the architectural merit of the UK’s historic pools are seeing many brought back to life. We take a look
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