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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

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

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Hall within cloud – Art studio of Xu Hongquan in Huairou, China by office PROJECT

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

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Adkins Gallery in Norman, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

The University of Oklahoma has renovated and expanded The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  The impetus of the expansion was the awarding of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection to a partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. The Collection is among the nation’s most important private collections of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art. It totals more than 3,300 objects including 1,100 two-dimensional works, 370 pieces of pottery, more than 1,600 examples of jewelry and silverwork, and nearly 250 pieces of other Native arts.

Exterior view looking southeast, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Adkins Gallery
  • Location: 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3003, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Client: University of Oklahoma Board of Regents
  • Cost: $13 Million
  • Scope: Renovation of existing gallery and addition of new galleries 54,570  s.f.
  • Completion: October 2011

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The Globe Hotel in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: m3architecture

This project transforms an iconic outback Queensland pub into stage 1 of a cultural and tourism hub. The building contains an information centre, history room, a commercial tenancy, and sets out the shell for an art gallery.

Image Courtesy © m3architecture

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: The Globe Hotel
  • Location: Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia

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PANDEA | Art Pavilion in Puebla, Mexico by MX Taller de Arquitectura & Diseño

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: MX Taller de Arquitectura & Diseño

PANDEA is a space designed to serve as platform for artists and designers in Puebla; located in Sonata District, one of the fastest growing & modern zones of the city.

The architectural design was developed simultaneously with the visual identity of the pavilion in order to achieve a global concept, which transmits constant movement & modernity, projected in a versatile space with intense color and subtle polygonal applications.

Pavilion façade, Image Courtesy © Diana Arnau

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The New Gordon Gallery in South Tel Aviv, Israel by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture unveils the new and third physical space for Gordon Galleryone of Israel’s leading art institutions, located in Tel Aviv. The 165-square meter contemporary art space was transformed from the ruins of a warehouse on the fringe of the city and extends the burgeoning south Tel Aviv art scene into the industrial neighborhood bordering Jaffa.

Image Courtesy © Elad Sarig

Image Courtesy © Elad Sarig

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OMR Art Gallery in Colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City by Max von Werz Architect

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Max von Werz Architect

After 30 years in a turn-of-the-century Porfirian villa, the contemporary art gallery OMR decided to move to a new location. The design strategy was to preserve the existing brutalist building as much as possible, adjusting some interior details so as to bring out the character of the building and transform it into a generous exhibition space. A vertical one story extension accommodates all back-of-house functions. The result is a sober project that amplifies the character of the original building whilst preparing it for a new cultural life without resorting to the international conventions of the sterile white cube.

Image Courtesy © Rory Gardiner

Image Courtesy © Rory Gardiner

  • Architects: Max von Werz Architect (Mateo Riestra, José Arnaud-Bello & Max von Werz)
  • Project: OMR Art Gallery
  • Location: Calle Cordoba 100, Colonia Roma Norte, 06700 Mexico City
  • Photography: Rory Gardiner
  • Collaborators / team: Javier Moctezuma & Oriam Morales
  • Construction: Cantiliver
  • Structural engineering: Ricardo Camacho / DECSA
  • Service engineering: Taller 2m
  • Built surface area: 455 m2
  • Date: 2016 (February)

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Morada Sáinz in Casa Cor, Brazil by 1:1 arquitetura:design

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: 1:1 arquitetura:design

The “Morada Sáinz” is essentially an Authorial Space, it’s design contains elements that inspire the couple of Architects; Eduardo Sáinz and Lilian G Sáinz.

This is the first exhibition in Casa Cor, Brasília.

The boutique studio 1:1 arquitetura:design created a 120 square meters of loft, aimed for people who loves the minimalist life style, surrounded by art and any reference of their own memories: “we created a space that works perfectly for us, a sample of the must important elements in our home, almost living inside an Art Gallery.

Image Courtesy © 1:1 arquitetura:design

Image Courtesy © 1:1 arquitetura:design

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12 Degrees in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block.  The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

  • Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
  • Project: 12 Degrees
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: REVIT and AutoCad

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Switch Building in New York City by nARCHITECTS, PLLC

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: nARCHITECTS, PLLC 

Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City.  The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels.  nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design.

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
  • Project: Switch Building
  • Location: 109 Norfolk Street, New York City, USA
  • Photography: Frank Oudeman
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD
  • Client: 109 Norfolk, LLC
  • Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Partners), Daniela Zimmer (Project Architect), Jorge Pereira, Takuya Shinoda
  • Engineer: Sharon Engineering
  • Area: 14,500sf (Art Gallery: 2,700sf + Apartments: 8,225sf (4 units at 1,500sf + penthouse at 2,225sf)
  • Completion: 2004 – 2007

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