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13 January 2010

1802 – Zumsteinhaus, Kempten, Bavaria

Like other buildings in Kempten, this substantial bank now a local Museum features architectural detail that is painted onto the facade rather than being plaster stucco or carvings.

13 January 2010

1990 – Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein

Architect: Frank Gehry The museum building was Frank Gehry’s first building in Europe, realised in cooperation with the Lörrach architect Günter Pfeifer. Together with the museum, which was originally just designed to house...

11 January 2010

1883 – Science & Art Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin

Architect: Ernest C. Lee A premiated design from the competition to design a Museum for the Royal Dublin Society on Kildare St. The winning design was produced by T.N. Deane & Son. Published...

16 December 2009

1750s – Musee de Fort, Quebec City, Quebec

Quaint little early 18th century building facing towards the Chateau Frontenac, also with Chateau-esque detailing in the corner turret and steep rooflines. Property of the king at that time, it was one of...

15 December 2009

1992 – Pointe-à -Callière, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Dan S. Hanganu Built in 1992, the “Éperon” building, designed by architect Dan S. Hanganu, is reminiscent of the Victorian structure that formerly stood on this spot, the Royal Insurance Company Building....

14 December 2009

1886 – Snow Hall of Natural History, Topeka, Kansas

Architect: J.H. Emerton Perspective View & Floor Plans published in The Building News, February 17th 1888.

10 December 2009

1986 – Lake of the Woods Museum, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: Prairie Architects Inc. The Lake of the Woods Museum houses a collection of over 15,000 articles, which reflect the area’s unique history and character. The exhibits focus on life between 1890 and...

24 November 2009

Musée de Beaux-Arts, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Imposing house close to the Cathedral which has been converted to house the Musée de Beaux-Arts. Formerly the Bishop’s Palace for the neighbouring cathedral.

13 November 2009

1872 – Granary / Museum Of Treasures, Waterford

Old granary building converted into a local museum. A new annex has been constructed (1998) to act as entrance-way and reception for the building, which is a substantial structure of six floors and...