Museums have long slipped the bounds of their utilitarian function as mere receptacles for artworks. These are highly charged spaces, landmark projects that deploy exemplary architecture to increase the cultural franchise of the population at large – as well as underpinning their host cities' brand credentials.

What a bunch of show-offs!

 
Simon Keane-Cowell, Editor-in-Chief
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  Feature  
State of the Art:
museums that show off
Photo: Iwan Baan
The museum has traditionally enjoyed a privileged, almost sacrosanct status in the cultural landscape. When it comes to the design of a new one, the stakes are high – with its architecture as much on show as its contents. 
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  Feature  
Picture this:
new cinema architecture
Photo: Mark Syke
In the age of the ubiquitous multiplex, a raft of recent cinema projects have chosen to write their own architectural script, eschewing the mainstream in favour of indie creativity.
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  Brand Stories  
LIGHTNESS OF TOUCH: LIGHT + BUILDING FRANKFURT 2018
Feel the future. The latest edition of the world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology is all about innovation.
 
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ONE GIANT STEP:
DOMOTEX 2018
With a new, user-friendly concept and a creative, trend-focused supporting programme, this year's edition of DOMOTEX fascinated both visitors and exhibitors.
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THE CLEVER FURNITURE DEVELOPER
As the company name suggests, Randers + Radius was established in 2012 following the merger of two companies, and can thus look back on a total of 60 years’ experience in high-quality designer furniture for the contract market – a good foundation for questioning things, testing alternative materials and ­initiating new processes.
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HARRI KOSKINEN: SIMPLICITY IS A SYLVAN SAUNA
Harri Koskinen is a Finnish industrial designer, furniture maker and exhibition designer; he is also currently the head of design for the Scandinavian firm Iittala.
 
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ARE YOU BEING SERVED?:
C-STAR 2018

 
EuroShop spin-off C-STAR is hitting Shanghai for the fourth time, under the banner "Shape the Future of Retail".

 
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SO TRANSPARENT!:
VANCEVA
This company’s got perspective. Since 1937, American manufacturer Eastman has been making the world more colourful with VANCEVA® Colors laminated glass.
 
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A STATEMENT IN FURNITURE DESIGN
Scandinavian design meets environmental awareness and a distinctive re- and upcycling mentality. Founded in 1990 in Tibro, ­Sweden, furniture-brand Offecct with its considerable portfolio is now expanding to Milan.


 
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FURNITURE WITH STYLE AND CHARACTER
 
The sustainable products manufactured by Richard Lampert, a Stuttgart-based company, are characterised by superior design coupled with handcrafted quality.
 
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  Project  
Wuhan Wushang Mall Cinema 9F
 by One Plus Partnership
Photo: Jiangnan Photography
Hong Kong-based office One Plus Partnership adopted the rotating motion of film reels as the theme of this cinema in Wuhan, China, captured and portrayed in an impactful and modernistic movie-viewing environment.
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Museums
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  Profile  
Heatherwick Studio
Thomas Heatherwick is one of the UK’s leading creative talents. Since establishing his studio in 1994 Heatherwick and his colleagues have refused to be categorised within traditional boundaries and their work extends across art, architecture, product design and beyond. 
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