Pumps Ran for 6 Years to Build Abu Dhabi’s New Island Museum

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Spread the loveTweet With its domed top and intricate meshwork, the Louvre Abu Dhabi looks like a delicate spaceship, but it’s decidedly earthbound. Well, more like seabound. Conceived as an…


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Bangkok Journal: Building a Vision of Heaven for Thailand’s ‘God’

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Spread the loveTweet The pyre’s iconography will portray some of the king’s accomplishments, including dams, wind farms, reservoirs and irrigation projects. It will have paintings of angels and mythical creatures,…


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Obama Pioneers a New Approach to the Presidential Library

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Spread the loveTweet Presidential libraries often reflect their namesakes’ personalities and narratives. Squint, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston resembles a launch pad. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library…


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Architects Discover Emoji, and Guess What They Aren’t All Happy About It

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Spread the loveTweet Architects have always used ornamentation to enliven and inform their work. The Greeks favored caryatids, Gothic designers embraced gargoyles, and the Art Deco era saw the rise…


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Square Feet: Amid Delays, Hong Kong’s Ambitious Museum Plan Takes Shape

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Spread the loveTweetSome critics also wonder how much curatorial freedom M+ will be able to exert, as the Chinese government increases its sway over a former British colony that on…


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