Archive for the ‘Art Center’ Category
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Program and Site
The Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is part of phase II of LAUSD’s rigorous state bond funded plan to have 155 new schools built in its district by 2012. It is located on a 9.8 acre site on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The school will be a comprehensive High School and in addition will offer courses in the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music and Dance.
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- Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
- Project: Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
- Location: California, USA
- Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
- Project Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
- Design Architect: Karolin Schmidbaur, Dionicio Valdez
- Project Team: Joshua Ashcroft, Jorge Avila, Jesper Bork, Benedikt Frass, Sergio Gonzalez, Bo Stjerne Hansen, Christoph a. Kumpusch, Neiel Norheim, Luis Palomares, Patricia Schneider, Craig Unterseher, Norio Watanabe
- Executive Architect: HMC Architects, Ontario / Pasadena, CA, USA
- Client: LAUSD, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA, USA
- User: LAUSD Local District 4
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Article source: Agraz Arquitectos
Where there was once decomposed organic matter, now there is art, sports and leisure. It is the conversion of a sewage treatment plant into a multidisciplinary center.
After being built nearly two decades ago in Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, this place never really worked and saw its contents come into a rapid estate of decomposition. Years later, local authorities called for new meanings for the place, making it a great challenge.
Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias
- Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
- Project: La Planta
- Location: Jalisco, México
- Photography: Mito Covarrubias
- Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and 3dMax
- Awards: Honourable Mention at the VII Biennal of Jalisco Architecture 2013
- Cliente: Tlajomulco de Zuñiga City Government, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, Alberto Uribe Camacho, Ismael del Toro Castro
- Project: 2011
- Completion: 2013
- Author: Agraz Arquitectos S.C., Ricardo Agraz
- Collaborators: Erick Martínez, Miguel Sánchez, Juan Antonio Jaime, Brenda Barron, Blanca Moreno, Gabriela Villarreal, Javier Gutiérrez, Gabriel Gómez, Humberto Dueñas, Marc Fernández, Fernanda Palma, Israel Picos, Javier H. Aguirre, Leticia Macias.
- Construction: Tlajomulco Public Works Office, Hugo Luna Vázquez – Strategic Project Coordinator, David Miguel Zamora Bueno – Minister of Public Works , Public bidding, Gama Constructores y Asociados S.A. de C.V. – Francisco Javier Peregrina Barajas.
- Art Direction: Francisco Morales Dufour, Adrián Guerrero
- Site area: 32 990 m2
- Construction area: 1375 m2
Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Article source: TOTEMENT | PAPER
The main task of this project, to our opinion, is creation of a new city contexture resolving a visual conflict between the image of modern European city (with the “Izmailovo” hotel complex constituting a part of it) a new growth (rather interesting to the public and a brand identity of the area) that does not blend in the city situation where original historical and cultural monuments are less sizable and more chamber, rather than the grandiose historical stylization.
Image Courtesy © TOTEMENT | PAPER
- Architects: TOTEMENT | PAPER
- Project: Art-Palace
- Software used: ArchiCad
- Design: 2013
- Total area: 5000 sq.m
- Group of authors: Levon Airapetov, Valeria Preobrazhenskaya, Egor Legkov, Adelina Rivkina, Diana Grekova, Yulia Presnyakova, Ekaterina Savenkova.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Article source: KieranTimberlake
Sidwell Friends School, a K-12 Quaker school in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1950s gymnasium into a contemplative space for worship, with additional facilities for art and music instruction. The gymnasium had been used as a makeshift worship space for more than a decade; its location on campus was ideal, its acoustics and architecture were not.
Image Courtesy © Michael Moran Studio
- Architects: KieranTimberlake
- Project: Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
- Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A
- Photography: Michael Moran Studio
- Owner: Sidwell Friends School
- Acoustical Consultant: K2 Audio
- Client Representative: JFW Project Management
- Cost Estimator: International Consultants, Inc.
- Engineer Civil: VIKA, Inc.
- Engineer Geotechnical: GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.
- Engineer MEP: Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
- Engineer Structural: CVM Engineers
- General Contractor: The Whiting Turner Contracting Company
- Landscape Architect: Studio Bryan Hanes
- Lighting Consultant: ARUP
- Specifications Consultant: Wilson Consulting
- Surveyor: A. Morton Thomas and Associates
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013
Article source: Hodgetts + Fung
A single, folded roof plane encloses this $32 million theater complex. Surrounded by the semi-rustic environment of Menlo Park, with a mission to bring both music and drama to the community, the project is the result of a two-stage national competition conducted by the Sequoia School District.
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- Architects: Hodgetts + Fung
- Project: Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center
- Location: Menlo Park, U.S.A
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Article source: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Park City and the Kimball Art Center exist in an alpine landscape of great scale and beauty. While this is a superb location, it is a daunting challenge to making a building with an iconic presence.
Rather than trying to compete with the power of this place we have chosen to capture and contain its spirit through framed openings to the mountains and the sky. The new galleries, on the upper level, flank two outdoor rooms. Surrounded by sheets of hammered and punctured copper – these are sky rooms – looking out to the landscape and open to the atmosphere.
Image Courtesy © Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Friday, December 13th, 2013
Article source: John Douglas Architects
This 1975 performing arts center was one of the most notable projects designed by the late Arizona architect Bennie Gonzales, FAIA, who also designed Scottsdale’s signature municipal structures, including the city hall and main library, which are linked to the arts center by the park-like Scottsdale Civic Center. Gonzales was known for his simple, pure forms that echoed both classic Southwestern and Native-American architectural themes. Gonzales designed the 100,000-square-foot arts center to include a large main theater, a smaller, secondary theater, gallery space, offices and a vast central atrium.
Image Courtesy © John Douglas Architects
- Architects: John Douglas Architects
- Project: Center for the Performing Arts
- Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
- OWNER: City of Scottsdale
- CONTRACTOR: Howard S. Wright Constructors
- Software used: Autocad and Rhino
- Structural: PK Associates
- MPE: ESD Engineering
- Theater:Fisher Dachs
- Acoustics: MCH Consultants
- Lighting: Roger Smith
- Carpet: Shaw
- Flooring:Nova Blue Limestone
- Resin Panels: 3form
- Custom Glass: Meltdown Glass
- Hardware: Forms and Surfaces
- Elevators: KONE
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Article source: Audrius Ambrasas architetcs
The purpose of centre is to provide the artists and researchers with space for workshops, lectures, individual projects and residency. The 2096 sq. meters building is located in Vilnius, Valakampiai, next to the city beach. Built instead of the old shop, it stands in the axis of the street, just at the ending of the former trolley ring.
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- Architects: Audrius Ambrasas architetcs
- Project: RUPERT arts and education centre
- Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
- Client: VŠĮ “Šiuolaikinio meno asociacija”
- Total area: 2096 m2
- Project: 2011
- Construction: 2012 – 2013
- Constructors: Adomas Sabaliauskas, Domas Amolevičius
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Article source: MELLET & HUMAN ARCHITECTS
Mellet & Human Architects, based in Pretoria, received awards of Merit and Excellence from the South African Institute of Architects in 2012 for the design of “A South African Home for Art” situated inGroenkloof. Recently the office was in Dubai to receive a prestigious African Property Award for the design. This award for Best Architecture Single Residence South Africa, forms part of the global International Property Awards, the world’s richest competition when measured by the value of projects entered.
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Our proposal for the NCCA aims to provide a distinguished/attractive landmark to the Khodynskoe Pole district. It islocated in a symmetrical axis to the park and serves as a solution ensuring the environmental balance of the Khodynskoe Pole district.
Image Courtesy © Kubota & Bachmann Architects
- Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
- Project: National Center for Contemporary Art
- Location: Moscow, Russia
- Client: The board of Trustees of the National Center for Contemporary Arts
- Type of Competition: Open International Competition
- Program: Exhibition spaces, Collection center, Main public space, Service area, Creative residences
- Construction Area: 17 000 m²
- Usable Floor Area: 46 500 m²
- Building Hight: 77.5 m
- Result (2d october 2013): Conpetition Entry
Competition entry submission
- 1st stage: 25th september 2013
- 2nd stage: 29th November 2013
- Architects: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco MARTINEZ
- Perspectives: Jigen