Weekly roundup

Louvre-Lens art gallery: ‘We’re going to make it so you never hang anything on the walls’ – video (The Gurdian)
Louvre-Lens, an outpost of Paris’s great Louvre gallery, is the latest product of the trend for satellite museums from big-name art institutions. Costing €150m (£122m) and designed by Japanese architects Sanaa, it is expected to attract 500,000 visitors every year and to help revitalise the economy of  Lens.

Louvre-lens by SANAA + imrey culbert now complete (designboom)

Conceived in 2003 and now complete in lens, france, is the ‘louvre-lens museum’, another venue to the paris location designed by japanese firm SANAA, new york and paris-based imrey culbert, landscape designer catherine mosbach and museographer studio adrien gardère.


An Info Kiosk That Doubles As A Pastel-Hued Playground (fastcodesign)
Japanese architecture firm Torafu Architects has come up with an ingenious way to improve upon the mall information booth, one of the least effective advertising ploys around: turn it into a playground.

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