Valletta City Gate

Posted by in , on May 27, 2016

The completion of Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s (RPBW) Valletta City Gate comes 30 years after the architect was first invited to remodel the main entrance to Malta’s walled capital. Controversial at the time, the project was abandoned but resurrected in 2008, to Piano’s surprise, with a governmental invitation to look again at the gateway, along […]

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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When it was founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) occupied one, then two floors of the War Memorial Veterans Building in the Hayes Valley neighborhood before moving into its purpose-built, Mario Botta–designed home in nearby SoMa in 1995. That building was almost immediately maligned for looking dated in its Postmodern […]

Musée Unterlinden

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Medieval Makeover: With a few carefully considered interventions, Herzog & de Meuron expands a storied museum. The picturesque Alsatian village of Colmar is a rare gem; throughout the destructions of the French Revolution, the two world wars, and the various territory disputes over Alsace between Germany and France, Colmar’s medieval timber rowhouses and Gothic cathedrals […]