General Architecture Sites
National Museum of Australia - architect Howard Raggatt
The Getty Centre LA by Richard Meier and Partners architects
Unique design elements, beautiful gardens, and open spaces. Richard Meier's Getty Center harmoniously unites the parts of the J. Paul Getty Trust, and makes them accessible not only to Los Angeles but to the world. Read more here.
The Great Court at The British Museum
Great Court and the British Museum
Architecture has in the past done great things for geometry. Together with the need to measure the land they lived on, it was people's need to build their buildings that caused them to first investigate the theory of form and shape. But today, 4500 years after the great pyramids were built in Egypt, what can mathematics do for architecture? At last year's Bridges conference, which explored the connections between maths and art and design, Plus met up with two architects of the Foster + Partners Specialist Modelling Group, Brady Peters and Xavier De Kestelier, to cast a mathematical eye over their work.
Australia Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) by Wood Marsh Architects
Federation Square by Bates/Smart
Federation Square is an imaginative vision of urban life. This is a city precinct that consolidates cultural, recreational and commercial activities along the river while maintaining real links to Melbourne’s adjoining cultural and commercial districts. Read more here.
Pyramide du Louvre, Paris by I. M. Pei
Vitra Design Museum - Frank Gehry
The inception of the Vitra Design Museum dates back to the early 1980s. With the aim of documenting the history of the Vitra company, Vitra CEO Rolf Fehlbaum began collecting the furniture of designers who had influenced the company's development, such as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alvar Aalto, and Jean Prouvé. Read more here.
Heide Gallery, Melbourne - David McGlashan
The built environment of Heide reflects the site's transformation from a rural homestead to the multi-venue public art museum it is today. A distinctive landmark on the Heide site is the weatherboard farmhouse in Victorian architectural style, the first residence of John and Sunday Reed. Read more here. Read about the Reeds and the story behind Heide here.
Kimbell Art Museum by Louis Kahn
The Tate Modern Project by Herzog & De Meuron
This new development will transform Tate Modern. An iconic new building will be added at the south of the existing gallery. It will create more spaces for displaying the Collection, performance and installation art and learning, all allowing visitors to engage more deeply with art, as well as creating more social spaces for visitors to unwind and relax in the gallery. Read more here.
Melbourne Museum, Carlton - Denton Corker Marshall
Roca London Gallery - Zaha Hadid Architects
Villa Savoy (Poissy, France) - Le Corbusier
Situated in Poissy, a small commune outside of Paris, is one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century, Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier. Read more here. The Villa Savoye is considered by many to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Situated at Poissy, outside of Paris, it is an iconic architectural example of early modernism, the so-called International Style. Read more here. See more views here.