The Smithsonian's Fantastic Plan to Transform the National Mall

There's no better way to get peoples' attention than by calling a national landmark "a completely overblown toilet." That's how the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels put it last year, describing part of the Smithsonian campus at the southern end of the mall. Today, the architect revealed his plan to fix the area. » 11/13/14 11:40am 11/13/14 11:40am

The Middle of this Massive Indoor Maze Reveals How To Get Back Out Again

Getting lost in a museum is easy, and aimlessly wandering from wing to wing is a nice, relaxing, not-at-all-claustrophobic way to spend an afternoon. Alternatively you could venture into The BIG Maze at DC's National Building Museum, an on-site installation filled with winding paths, dead-ends, and a cool reveal at… » 7/07/14 6:00pm 7/07/14 6:00pm

A Decommissioned Drydock Hides This Museum Devoted To the Sea

How do you hide a building? It sounds like a rhetorical question, but it was the very real dilemma confronting the architects charged with building a new Maritime Museum of Denmark a few years ago. The museum, you see, is located a few hundred yards away from Kronborg Castle—which serves as the setting for… » 10/18/13 4:13pm 10/18/13 4:13pm