Renovation of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has reopened its doors after a decade of major architectural refurbishment by Spanish firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. The five-year delay and the over-budget tens of millions were justified as consequences of the enormous responsibility and task of overhauling a national institution, the technical challenges of the below-sea-level...

Villa Extramuros by Vora Arquitectura

The Style Examiner recently came across what may have taken the top spot on our holiday destination wish list: designed by Vora Arquitectura, the Villa Extramuros is a small villa-hotel located in Arraiolos, in the Alentejo area of Portugal, and very close to Évora, a Unesco world heritage city. Inspired...

Victoria & Albert Museum to Open New Furniture Gallery

FLondon’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) will open its new Furniture Gallery on 1 December 2012, providing a permanent home for the museum’s internationally renowned furniture collection. The museum has always displayed furniture in other galleries but this will be the first ever gallery at the V&A dedicated to furniture...