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The Lime Barn in Gotland, Sweden by Skälso Arkitekter

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source:  Skälso Arkitekter

The Bungenäs Lime Barn was built as a part of the former lime stone quarry in 1910.Its two brick ovens make it one of the most characteristic buildings in the area of Bungenas. It played a very important role for the lime stone industry;After the stone was burnt in the tall ovens, it was stored in the barn before shipping.

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

  • Architects: Skälso Arkitekter
  • Project: The Lime Barn
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Photography: Anna Sundström
  • Year: 2013
  • Client: BungenäsKalkbrott AB

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OSU Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Vision Statement: The vision for the Postal Plaza Project is to create a place for the display of art; a place to safely and appropriately store art; and a place for the education of students of Oklahoma State University and the citizens of Stillwater and Oklahoma.

The southeast corner of the historic post office building now transformed into the Postal Plaza Gallery for Oklahoma State University. The budget only permitted us to do minor improvements to the exterior., Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: OSU Postal Plaza Gallery
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Completed: October 4, 2013
  • Scope: 16,000 sq. ft.
  • Cost: $3.7M

Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Moscow, Russia by SPEECH

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: SPEECH

The Gary Tatintsian Gallery, which opened in Moscow in 2005, after its founder moved to Russia, has acquired new premises, which are developed by the design bureau, SPEECH. In his work, the gallery owner emphasizes new art media formats, as well as photography and conceptual design, with clear allusions to the ideas, forms of constructivism, and the avant-garde of the last century. The interior of the new gallery was created with regard to and under the influence of these art and architecture trends.

Image Courtesy © SPEECH

  • Architects: SPEECH
  • Project: Gary Tatintsian Gallery
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

DRIFTING ART LAND in London, UNITED-KINGDOM by HOLDUP Architecture

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: HOLDUP Architecture

Hard to assess in urban term, the river claims the birth of the city while staying detached from it by its particular identity: ubiquitous as a spine, yet barely passable by inhabitants. Inserted in the Thames, undefined as a plot (central but distant), the drifting island embodies a favored observatory by proposing an alternative reality of London. Visitors are given the chance to experience and sense water in an elaborated architecture that merges and exchanges with its environment, like any living organism would unassumingly do.

Image Courtesy © HOLDUP Architecture

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: DRIFTING ART LAND
  • Location: London, UNITED-KINGDOM
  • TYPOLOGY: Floating art gallery
  • FLOOR AREA: 450sqm
  • STATUS: Competition entry
  • COMPLETION: June 2008
  • CONDITION: Open competition
  • EVENT: Arquitectum
  • TEAM: Engineering : GMGB

Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts in Chaoyang District, Beijing by penda

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Article source: penda

Located on the eastern 3rd ring road in Beijing, the white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the  monolithic facade, the arch-like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks. The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery.

Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts
  • Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Project team: He Quan, Minxue Sun, Dayong Sun, Chris Precht
  • Lighting and Museum Consultant: Jing Ai
  • Project area: 1400sqm on 2 floors
  • Project started: End of October 2013
  • Gallery opened: Beginning of December 2013

MINAS ART GALLERY in BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil by MACh Arquitetos

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: MACh Arquitetos

This gallery was designed to occupy a pre-existing space that is part of a recently completed building (designed by Architect Alberto Dávila), and is part of Minas Tennis Club cultural complex. The gallery is a space for temporary art exhibitions, with an emphasis on contemporary production.

Image Courtesy © GABRIEL CASTRO

  • Architects: MACh Arquitetos
  • Project: MINAS ART GALLERY
  • Location: BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil
  • Photography: GABRIEL CASTRO
  • DESIGN: FERNANDO MACULAN E  PAULO PEDERNEIRAS
  • COLLABORATION: DAILA ARAUJO, GUILHERME PELUCI, ANA LOBATO E JOANA DOURADO
  • ÁREA: 410m2
  • DATE: 2012-2013

Arthur Roger@434 in New Orleans, Louisiana by studioWTA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: studioWTA

This renovation of an existing space to an art gallery was primarily concerned with highlighting historic elements while providing a clean, crisp surface for installations and shows.

The main gallery features floating perimeter display walls: Existing masonry is exposed along the top, bottom and sides, adding perceived spatial depth and the impression that the gallery itself is an installation.  Heavy timber columns–once an elevator shaft–are a focal point at the entry;  a stretched Dacron sail between the columns is backlit for dramatic effect from the street.

Rough textured masonry walls, wood columns and granite façade columns and lintels contrast the smoothness of gypsum, poured resin flooring and the illuminated Dacron sail. The historic nature of the building is emphasized as the bones of the space; new materials give an impression that they are an installation themselves–a temporal spatial occupation of the original architecture, Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Johnston

  • Architects: studioWTA
  • Project: Arthur Roger@434
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Photography: Jeffrey Johnston
  • Completion date: November 2008
  • Design Team: Wayne Troyer, Tracie Ashe
  • Contractor: Hal Collums Construction
  • Client: Arthur Roger Gallery
  • Size: 1,800 sf
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup
  • Awards received: 2010 AIA Gulf States Region Award of Merit, 2009 AIA New Orleans Award of Merit, 2009 AIA Louisiana Award of Merit
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

A SOUTH AFRICAN HOME FOR ART in GROENKLOOF, PRETORIA by MELLET & HUMAN ARCHITECTS

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.

Image Courtesy © MELLET & HUMAN ARCHITECTS

Vanke One City in Shenzhen, China by KokaiStudios

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: KokaiStudios

The project, developed in collaboration with Vanke, is located in Yantian District, Shengzhen, strategically situated along Dapeng Bay waterfront, opposite to the new tourist port currently under construction, pivot point and first phase of big future mixed use development including residential and commercial medium and high-rise.

Image Courtesy © Lu Feng Photography, New & Old Studio 

  • Architects: KokaiStudios
  • Project: Vanke One City
  • Location: Yantian, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Lu Feng Photography, New & Old Studio
  • Project Team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Qin Zhantao, Yu Liding, Li Wei
  • Interior: Andrea Destefanis, Johanna Chen, Ada Sun
  • Client: Vanke
  • Area: 2,300 sqm
  • Completion: January, 2013
  • Facade consultant: ECO building facade technologies ltd.
  • Lighting architects: LDPi Lighting Design Partnership International
  • LDI (structure, MEP): HSA Architects
  • Site plan & Landscape: AECOM
  • Software used: AutoCAD

The Architecture of the Dragonfly Wing in London, UK by Maria Mingallon

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Article source: Maria Mingallon

An optimal natural construction, built by a complex patterning process, developed through evolution as a response to force flows and material organization.

Being the dragonfly wing a highly dynamic structure, vibration studies were necessary to obtain realistic deformation patterns and thus, understand its structural behaviour. Ten vibration modes were extracted from the modal analysis performed in GSA. Our eyes have difficulties distinguishing the third, fourth and fifth vibration modes (which occur almost simultaneously), due to the high frequencies exhibited. In our case, slow motion pictures featuring the real flight of the dragonfly, allowed us to identify up to the third mode of vibration by comparison with that calculated in the analysis.

Image courtesy Maria Mingallon & Sakthivel Ramaswamy 

  • Architects: Maria Mingallon & Sakthivel Ramaswamy
  • Project: The Architecture of the Dragonfly Wing
  • Location: London, UK
  • Year: February 2010
  • Software used: GSA by Oasys
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