Archive for the ‘Art Center’ Category
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot architects
Creating a new urban plaza, the project includes studios for dance, music, sports and a library. Completed in 2016.
The community center includes a variety of spaces, such as an arts and crafts workshop, music rooms, dance studios, martial-arts studios, a multi-purpose hall and a ‘youth wing’. Next to the main building is a library, which operates as a multi-media center, attracting visitors of all ages for a variety of activities. The two buildings are designed to operate together and separately.
Image Courtesy © Kimmel Eshkolot architects
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Article source: AL_A
MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, is an outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off. Proposing a new relationship with the river and the wider world, the kunsthalle is a powerful yet sensitive and low-slung building that explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture and technology.
The new building is the centrepiece of EDP Foundation’s masterplan for an art campus that includes the repurposed Central Tejo power station.
Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira
- Architects: AL_A
- Project: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
- Location: Lisbon, Portugal
- Photography: EDP Foundation, Francisco Nogueira, Hufton Crow and Piet Niemann
- Client: Fundação EDP
- Principal: Amanda Levete
- Project Director: Maximiliano Arrocet
- Team: Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Mirta Bilos, Alex Bulygin, Grace Chan, Sara Ortiz Cortijo, Alice Dietsch, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Yoo Jin Kim, Ilina Kroushovski, Michael Levy, Cristina Revilla Madrigal, Stanislaw Mlynski, Ho-Yin Ng, Giulio Pellizzon, Raffael Petrovic, Chloe Piper, Filippo Previtali, Arya Safavi, Maria Alvarez-Santullano, Joe Shepherd, Paula Vega, Konstantinos Zaverdinos
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: CVDB Arquitetos Associados
This project is based on the adaptation of a number of buildings in the historic centre of Torres Vedras so as to accommodate an innovative arts centre dedicated to music, performance, new media and the visual arts. The ambitions of the young institution, as well as the willingness to integrate and rehabilitate the urban ensemble – including a small housing scheme complete with its own street – determined that the Transforma headquarters should play on the ambiguity between public and private. While a cafeteria in the lower floor potentially expands onto the adjacent plaza through the main entrance, a newly minted urban pathway extends the existing alley to connect different levels of the city. Offering diverse spatial experiences, including the possibility of public passage, this path gives access to the multipurpose, kidney shaped auditorium that constitutes the central core of the arts organization. In general, public facades are minimally transformed, while new internal “organs” push against the old walls as a set of volumes and capsules linked to new functions and uses. Different colours are used to characterize these capsules as a basic process to claim their presence and exceptional character.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
- Architects: Pedro Gadanho + CVDB Arquitetos Associados
- Project: Transforma Art Studios
- Location: Torres Vedras, Portugalby
- Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
- Built area: 1.750,00 m²/sqm
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
With the Akron Art Museum Coop Himmelb(l)au has developed a new museum concept – “a Museum of the Future”. The conventional functions of a museum and an urban space form together a new type of cultural center that offers digital and analog information and experience.
The building is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box, and the Roof Cloud.
Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe
- Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU (Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner ZT GmbH)
- Project: Akron Art Museum
- Location: Ohio, USA
- Photography: Roland Halbe
- Client: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
- Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
- Project Partner: Michael Volk
- Design Architects: Tom Wiscombe, Mona Marbach
- Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
- Project Team: Mona Bayr, Marcelo Bernardi, Lorenz Bürgi, Mohamed Fezazi, Robert Haranza, Daniela Kobel, Dan Narita, Florian Pfeifer, Dionicio Valdez, Philip Vogt
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects
The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects
- Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
- Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
- Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
- Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
- Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
- Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
- Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
- Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
- Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
The new International Centre for Cave Art (Centre International d’Art Parietal) in Montignac, France welcomes visitors to an immersive educational experience of the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings. Known by archaeologists as the ‘Sistine Chapel of Prehistory’ due to their spiritual and historical significance, the 20,000-year-old paintings are among the finest known examples of art from the Paleolithic period.
Image Courtesy © Snøhetta
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: Lascaux IV
- Location: Montignac, France
- Total plot size: 53 065 m2
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: Olson Kundig
In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.
Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott
- Architects: Olson Kundig
- Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
- Location: Washington, USA
- Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
- Software used: Adobe Illustrator
- Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
- Design Team:
- Tom Kundig, Design Principal
- Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
- Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
- Jim Friesz, Project Manager
- Thomas Brown, Staff
- Contractor: Sellen Construction Company
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
The expansion of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art fuses architecture with landscape to create an experiential architecture that unfolds for visitors as it is perceived through each individual’s movement through space and time. The new addition, named the Bloch Building, engages the existing sculpture garden, transforming the entire Museum site into the precinct of the visitor’s experience. The new addition extends along the eastern edge of the campus, and is distinguished by five glass lenses, traversing from the existing building through the Sculpture Park to form new spaces and angles of vision. The innovative merging of landscape, architecture and art was executed through close collaboration with museum curators and artists, to achieve a dynamic and supportive relationship between art and architecture.
Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Article source: office PROJECT
Doctor XU Hongquan is painter, and a literati who is good at writing books, calligraphy, literary review as well. Mr. Xu found us through friends this summer, to make this reconstruction of the old factory building, which will be used as his studio and home in future: Hall within the Cloud.
Image Courtesy © Sun Haiting
- Architects: office PROJECT
- Project: Hall within cloud – Art studio of Xu Hongquan
- Location: Huairou District, Beijing, China
- Photography: Sun Haiting
- Design Team: Zhang Hao, Zhao Jianwei, Xie Dongfang, Cui Lan
- Chief Designers: Chang Ke, Li Wenhan
- Client: Xu Hongquan
- Site area: 1200 m2
- Building area: 800m2
- Design period: 2016.4-2016.6
- Construction period: 2016.6-2016.11
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Article source: Mecanoo
Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.
Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo
- Architects: Mecanoo
- Project: HOME – Arts Center
- Location: Manchester, England