Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg back horror show museum at the Hotel from ‘The Shining’

Architecture, Development, Southwest
Friday, October 30, 2015
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The ominous Stanley Hotel (Cong / Flickr)

The ominous Stanley Hotel (Cong / Flickr)

The Stanley Hotel, the Colorado inn that inspired Stephen King’s horror book (later adapted into the film) The Shining has revealed plans to open a horror-based museum. Denver-based MOA Architecture will design the space, touted to cost $24 million, with backing from some of the biggest names in the horror genre.

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Archtober Building of the Day 20> Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum of American Art

Architecture, East
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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(Kalyani Bhatt)

(Kalyani Bhatt)

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, Manhattan
Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Cooper Robertson

When the Whitney Museum made the move from its iconic Breuer Building to a new location in Manhattan‘s Meatpacking District, the institution was “returning to our downtown roots,” Larissa Gentile, New Building Project Director for the Whitney, told today’s Archtober Building of the Day Tour attendees.

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Archtober Building of the Day 15> Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor

Architecture, East
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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(Julia Cohen)

(Julia Cohen)

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
1000 Richmond Terrace, Snug Harbor Campus, Building A Staten Island
Gluckman Tang Architects

The recently reopened Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, housed in a former dormitory for aged and decrepit sailors, has a renewed vitality in a historic setting. “When restoring historic buildings, make interventions as quietly as you can,” Richard Gluckman told Archtober enthusiasts gathered at the museum today.

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Archtober Building of the Day 13> Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Architecture, East, Interiors
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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(Catherine Teegarden)

(Catherine Teegarden)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, Manhattan
Babb, Cook & Willard (1902)
Gluckman Mayner Architects with Beyer Blinder Belle (2014)

Part a historic house tour and part a lesson on material culture and curatorial practices, today’s Archtober lunchtime session packed a ton of information into 60 minutes. Brooke Hodge, deputy director of the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, showed us around one of the finest mansions of Manhattan.

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Eavesdrop> Tom Tom Club: What’s up with Tom Wiscombe’s futuristic Los Angeles venue?

Eavesdroplet, West
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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(Courtesy Tom Wiscombe)

(Courtesy Tom Wiscombe)

Architect Tom Wiscombe and developer Tom Gilmore have been spotted on more than one occasion imbibing at Redbird, the restaurant located in the former rectory of the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. (Gilmore is the landlord.) Does this mean that the pair’s plans for Old Bank District Museum, a futuristic art venue designed by Wiscombe, is on track for a 2017 opening? Only the bartender knows.

Herzog & de Meuron Reveals Renderings for New Vancouver Art Gallery

Architecture, International, Unveiled, West
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

After years of planning, the Vancouver Art Gallery revealed renderings for its new home by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron this Tuesday. The conceptual design is a striking departure for a city of tall, slim towers, but an ongoing motif for the firmRead More

On View> MoMA presents “Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture”

Architecture, Art, East, On View
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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A model of the Torus House in Old Chatham, New York, by Preston Scott Cohen.

A model of the Torus House in Old Chatham, New York, by Preston Scott Cohen. (Courtesy MoMA, Preston Scott Cohen)

Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture
Museum of Modern Art
The Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery
11 West 53rd Street, New York
Through March 6, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art pays homage to the single-family home in Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture, a rich exhibition comprised of photographs, drawings, video, installations, and architectural models from MoMA’s collection.

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Cesar Pelli announces he will design a new South Asian Museum in downtown Dallas

Architecture, News, Southwest
Monday, September 21, 2015
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Located near the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Aquarium, and Victory Park, the Shraman South Asian Museum is the latest contribution to growing downtown Dallas. (Courtesy the Shraman South Asian Museum)

Located near the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Aquarium, and Victory Park, the Shraman South Asian Museum is the latest contribution to growing downtown Dallas. (Courtesy Shraman South Asian Museum)

On the heels of designing Dallas’s McKinney & Olive tower, his first in the city, Cesar Pelli snagged a competitive proposal as the architect of the Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center. The new museum will be located at the corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field Street in downtown Dallas.

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MAD reveals slimmed-down Lucas Museum on the Chicago lakeshore

(Courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

A bridge across Burnham Harbor has been eliminated from the proposal. (Courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

The PR team boosting the George Lucas Museum today unveiled new renderings of the Star Wars filmmaker’s high-profile and controversial proposal to turn a swath of land on Chicago’s lakefront into a gallery for Lucas’ art collection, digital art and movie memorabilia.

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Behind the Veil: The Broad opens September 20

Architecture, Art, Urbanism, West
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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The Broad. (Courtesy Iwan Baan)

The Broad. (Courtesy Iwan Baan)

When The Broad opens to the public on September 20, Angelenos will finally get to see how Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s design compliments philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad’s powerhouse collection of 2,000 pieces of contemporary art in their eponymous museum. Works by Ed Ruscha and Cindy Sherman will hang in the 35,000-square-foot, column-free gallery space lit by some 300 skylights.

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Beyer Blinder Belle restoring Marcel Breuer’s Whitney building for 2016 reopening under the Metropolitan Museum

Architecture, East, Preservation
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Marcel Breuer peers from the window of the former Whitney Museum in 1967. (Ezra Stoller / Esto)

Marcel Breuer peers from the window of the former Whitney Museum in 1967. (Ezra Stoller / Esto)

The Met Breuer will throw open its doors in March 2016 for the first season of contemporary art programming under the banner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Breuer’s iconic building, formerly the Whitney Museum of American Art, is currently being “invigorated by renovations that will support a fluid, integrated experience of art and architecture,” as the Met’s press release proudly declares.

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Gluckman Mayner reportedly designing new Global Contemporary Collection & Museum in the Berkshires

Architecture, Art, East, News
Friday, August 14, 2015
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An early rendering of the proposed expansion. (Montage by AN)

An early rendering of the proposed museum. (Montage by AN)

The beautiful rolling landscape of Northwestern Massachusetts has been the home to important academic institutions for over 100 years. But in the past thirty years it has also become the home of major art museums, including Williams College Museum of Art, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and, just down the road, the Clark Art Institute.

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