In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), Australian-born, Bali-based architect Nicholas Burns has completed a sweeping concrete chapel and adjoining meditation room on a charming forest estate in northern Portugal. In Antwerp, the 19th-century Royal Museum of Fine Arts building has been unveiled after a surprise-filled overhaul by Netherlands-based architecture firm KAAN Architecten.
Entries are now open to Australia and New Zealand’s most colourful awards program. And finally this week, meet the French duo who have been awarded architecture’s greatest honour for 2021, the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
For more information on each of these stories, see below.
- Chapel and Meditation Room in northern Portugal: Oak trees and ancient boulders surround the sweeping concrete chapel and adjoining meditation room by Nicholas Burns Studio. Read more.
- Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp: After a complete overhaul by KAAN Architecten, the 19th-century Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp is aglow with contemporary allure. Read more.
- Dulux Colour Awards 2021: The 35th edition of the Dulux Colour Awards is expected to attract spectacular submissions until its closing date on May 24. Read more.
- Pritzker Prize 2021: Architecture’s greatest honour has been awarded to French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal. Read more.
Prepare for a surprise-filled journey through Antwerp’s Royal Museum of Fine Arts and find inner peace at the meditation room in northern Portugal.