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Sosno Art Gallery in Alpes-Maritimes, France by Rytis Daukantas

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Article source: Rytis Daukantas

SOSNO Art Gallery- Architecture of Obliteration

French sculptor Sosno and architect Rytis Daukantas transformed one of his sculptures into an Art Gallery building.  Sacha Sosno (born 1937) is French artist of New Realism movement and is one of the legends of so called “School of Nice”. His works has been termed as the art of obliteration. All of his works are masked by empty or full space, inviting the viewer to use his own imagination. Whatever it is some painting, sculpture or building, people have to finish creating it in their minds. The concept of “inhabited sculpture” was born in mid-80s. One of the most recognizable works is 26-meter high monumental sculpture-building “Tete carree” which by now become one of the landmarks in French city of Nice.

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  • Architect: Rytis Daukantas
  • Name of Project: Sosno Art Gallery
  • Location: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
  • Sculptor: Sosno
  • Materials: Steel Structure, aluminum sculpture, tempered Glass, wood louver
  • Building Area: 600m²

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La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Re-structuring an old theatre of the 19th century in the heart of Paris to turn it into an interactive platform for 21st century music and arts poses a number of difficult problems. To sum them up we have conceived of a place that could cater to all the artistic activities of today, a place open to public visits but that was also a working studio where artists could actually create, produce and present.

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: La Gaîté Lyrique
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Surface: 9.500 sqm, 5 levels open to the public and 2 private levels (where there are work spaces reserved to the artists). A total capacity of 1.400 peoples. The facade, the lobby and the historic foyer are originals (1862) and where restaurated. All other places were rebuild.
  • Big room: 300 seating places / 750 standing places, adjustable stage: multiple heights, configuration and surfaces; 46 independent screens spread out over the 4 sides of the room for total immersion of the audience.
  • Software used: a number of architectural and graphic design software programs, but for the most part the architects work with AutoCad

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Galleri Örsta in Kumla, Sweden by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Article source: Claesson Koivisto Rune

A gallery for modern art, placed in a field. The whole gallery building shines like a traffic sign, when seen from a certain angle.

The gallery building

The new gallery building creates a ‘hamlet’ with the adjacent old farmhouses and the owners’ house, together representing three centuries of building tradition. Positioned on top of an artificial hill, as a buffer to the site’s moist soil, the base of the building follows the hill’s topology. The resulting series of curves at the building’s base, combined with mirroring curves in the rooflines, makes the planar facades seem curved – a bit like ‘cinemascope’ screens.

Gallery Exterior View (Images Courtesy Claesson koivisto Rune)

  • Architect: Claesson Koivisto Rune
  • Name of Project: Galleri Örsta
  • Location: Kumla, Sweden
  • Project: art gallery building
  • Client: Birgitta and Anders Fasth
  • Photography: Claesson koivisto Rune, Peter Mabeo, P Lindell

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Artcore: Centre for Contemporary Art in Genieloods, Vijfhuizen by Chris Collaris Design

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Chris Collaris Design

IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE POSSIBILITIES OF THE KUNSTFORT AS A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, THE ORGANISATION ‘KUNSTFORT BIJ VIJFHUIZEN’ WANTS TO RE-USE A MONUMENTAL MILITARY DEPOT, THE GENIELOODS. THE NEW DESIGN OF A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS IN THE GENIELOODS WILL BE THE FUTURE POINT OF DEPARTURE FOR VISITORS OF THE KUNSTFORT IN VIJFHUIZEN.

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  • Architects: Chris Collaris Design
  • Project: Artcore: Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Genieloods, Vijfhuizen

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New Taipei City Museum of Art in Taiwan by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Design Initiatives

Our attempt in the New Taipei City Museum of Art competition is to find the essence of art and to materialize our notion of art; to redefine the meaning of art museum and to alter the way art museum functions; to organize a relationship between ourselves and the world around us. In addition to animate forms we have manipulated the movement in order to induce the production of new urban opportunities. Our proposal is a synthesis of the different programmatic functions: art museum, park, footbridge, services in a flexible, versatile space.

Perspective view

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: New Taipei City Museum of Art
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Type: Culture
  • Date: August, 2011
  • Status: Competition
  • Client: New Taipei City Government
  • Area: 51,000 sq. m.
  • Credits: Vlado Valkof – architect; Malgorzata Blasik, Anne Valkof, – designers; Rumen Yotov – rendering; Nick Tonchev – civil engineering

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Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre in Philippines by Buensalido Architects

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Buensalido Architects

CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre

Buensalido Architects’ Entry

INTRODUCTION

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ masterplan states that ”The CCP Complex shall be a center for arts and culture in Asia. Primarily, it shall be the centerpiece of artistic expression of the Filipino soul and spirit, created for the Filipino artist and all sectors of Philippine society. The CCP Complex shall be the major cultural, ecological and tourism landmark of the Philippines. It shall be a home for the Filipino artist and an urban oasis for the Filipino people.”

Aerial View

  • Architect: Buensalido Architects
  • Name of Project: Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre
  • Location: Philippines
  • Competition: CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre

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Youth Art Center in León, Spain by SIC Arquitectura

Friday, April 29th, 2011

place conceived for and from the civil participation, as VIAS case, mean a strong investment for people to get involved in the urban structure and constitution. The project restores an ancient rail building for art production, provides a brand new equipment for the youth and regenerates a new area in the city centre through the recovery of FEVE tracks as public space.

Youth Art Center

  • Architects: SIC Arquitectura – Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel Jaenicke
  • Project: Youth Art Center
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Typology: Rehabilitación
  • Client: Ayto de León
  • Year: 2008-2010
  • Place: León, Spain
  • Coauthor: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj.
  • Team: Alfredo Puente, Jorge Pellitero

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Ansel Adams Gallery in Washington, DC by Group Goetz Architects

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

First Design Firm Office in DC Awarded LEED Platinum Certification CI 2.0

The Ansel Adams Gallery at The Wilderness Society is the centerpiece of a renovation of the existing headquarters in Washington, DC.  The renovation included and update and reconfiguration of the office space, energy savings enhancements, new finishes, and the creation of a special gallery for the society’s treasured collection of Ansel Adams photographs.

Entrance (Images Courtesy Group Goetz Architects)

  • Architect: Group Goetz Architects
  • Name of Project: Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Size: 3,600 SF
  • Year Completed: May 2010
  • Photo Credit: Group Goetz Architects
  • Team: Lewis J. Goetz, FAIA, FIIDA, Principal-in-Charge, Aleksandar Jocic, Derick Williamson

Other Contributors

  • HBW Group: Rockville, MD
  • Structural Engineer: Brandes & Cassagnol Engineers – PC , Washington, DC
  • MEP Engineering: CS Consulting Engineers, Inc. – Rockville, MD
  • Lighting Design: Coventry Lighting – Chevy Chase, MD
  • Art Consultant (Exhibition Design) and Graphics: Cynthia Reed, LTD.

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MARIBOR ART GALLERY in Maribor, Slovenia by Design Initiatives Architect

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This is an entry in international competition for 17,800 m2 new building of the Maribor Art Gallery in Maribor, Slovenia. The complex and heterogeneous program includes galleries for permanent collection of modern and contemporary visual art and periodical exhibitions (5,200m2), children’s center (750 m2), design center (450 m2), live-work creative center (1700 m2), lecture room, library, catering (700 m2), offices, depository, and underground parking garage.

Maribor Art Gallery

  • Architect: Design Initiatives
  • Project: MARIBOR ART GALLERY
  • Type : culture
  • Location : Maribor, Slovenia
  • Date : February, 2010
  • Status : competition
  • Client : Municipality of Maribor, Association of Architects of Maribor
  • Area : 15,180 sq.m.
  • Credits : Vlado Valkof – project architect, Anne Valkof – designer, Rumen Yotov – rendering (more…)

The Canton Tower – World’s Tallest TV Tower, Guangzhou, China

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Canton Tower is Guangzhou’s most prominent new building that was set Center Stage during the recent Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games. After 6 years of design and building works, Mark Hemel + Barbara Kuit, the designers of the tower, and their Amsterdam firm, Information Based Architecture, are pleased to announce that the Canton Tower has now been opened to the public. The Canton Tower – reaching 600m in height, has bypassed Toronto’s CN tower and has therefore become “The world’s tallest TV Tower”

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  • Architects: Mark Hemel & Barbara Kuit Information Based Architecture
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Completion Date: October 2010
  • Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
  • LDI: Guangzhou Design Institute
  • Client: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Commission
  • Height: 600m
  • Gross Floor Area: 114,000sqm
  • Number of Floors above ground: 37
  • Number of underground floors: 2
  • Area landscape: 17.4 hectares
  • Capacity: 5 million visitors per year

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