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Dadong Art Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by de Architekten Cie.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: de Architekten Cie.

The Dadong Arts Center is located in Kaohsiung, the economic center of southern Taiwan. Before the opening of Chinato foreign markets,Taiwan was the leading economy of the region. Towns developed into a generic industrial city fabric without adequate public spaces. Currently, the strong brand of ‘Made in Taiwan’ is in the process of being restored to its former glory. The cities urgently need pleasant urban space to help regenerating inner-city districts. Therefore, the Dadong Arts Center is conceived in the first place as a new public domain, setting new high standards for the level of urban comfort.

Image Courtesy Mr Ke

  • Architects: de Architekten Cie. + Malone Chang & Yu-Lin Chen
  • Project: Dadong Art Center
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Photography: Branimir Medic, Mr Ke
  • Client: Kaohsiung City Government
  • Project Team: V. Ulrich, T. Cheng, C. Hayman, J. Lee, L. Cvetko, H. Gladys, C. Eickelberg, M. A. Rival, A. van Gelderen, R. Garritsen
  • Structural Engineer: Arup Amsterdam + Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
  • Acoustics Consultant: Peutz & Associates + Gade & Mortensen Akustikk + Prof. Wei/Hwa Chiang NTUST
  • Environment Technology Consultant: Hander Engineering & Construction Inc. + I.S. Lin & Associates

‘Westchester County Center’ Acoustics Revitalized by WSDG

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: WSDG

An entrepreneur with a wide range of music business interests, Irwin Kornfeld has sparked new awareness for the eighty-year-old Westchester County Center.  A major upgrade of the facility’s acoustics, coupled with a state of the art sound system, has landed the WCC and its new “Pepe Infiniti Concert Series” on the radar of booking agents and performing artists seeking viable venues for tri-state concert dates.  The series’ launch featured The Beach Boys in concert in mid-May, nearly fifty years after their first WCC gig. The Johnny Winter Band and Edgar Winter Group, Boston, Il Volo, Whoopie Goldberg, Aretha Franklin and others are booked through November.

Image Courtesy Andrew Stein Videography

  • Project: Westchester County Center – Revitalized Acoustics
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Photos by: Andrew Stein Videography
  • Software used: 
  • Revit – for acoustic detailing package
  • CATT-Acoustic – for acoustic modeling
  • WinFlag – to find absorption coefficients for lapendary panels
  • Proprietary WSDG RT60 Calculator – for internal room acoustic calculations
  • B&K P48 mic with a type 4007 capsule – for initial site RT60 acoustic measurements
  • Note: The tricky part in this project was to find the optimum amount of ceiling panels that fit within the budget range. CATT-Acoustic helped accomplish this.

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Bainbridge Island Art Museum in Bainbridge Island, WA by Coates Design Architects

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Article source: Coates Design

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is not only the anchor tenant of the Island Gateway development, but it will soon become the cultural center of its community. Situated on a prominent corner of Bainbridge Island, Washington this building will provide an inspiring creative experience for residents and visitors alike with its collection of artworks from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will also feature special travelling exhibits from all over the world.

Exterior view

  • Architects: Coates Design Architects
  • Project: Bainbridge Island Art Museum
  • Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Software used: Revit for design documentation

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Krea Arts Centre in Vitória, Spain by Roberto Ercilla

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Article source: Roberto Ercilla

The solution proposed for the Art Centre is basically articulated around a dialogue between the old convent and the new building. A building-corridor winds next to the old building and goes over it to end up inside the cloister. It is conceived to be an icon, with an image that is formal and categorical yet simple and recognizable, which contrasts the former convent. Each building has an independent interpretation and they confront each other without establishing formal competition.

Krea Arts Centre

  • Architects: Roberto Ercilla & Miguel Angel Campo
  • Project: Krea Arts Centre
  • Location: Polygon Betoño, Vitoria, Spain
  • Client: Caja Vital Kutxa
  • Technical Architects: Richard gouge & Rafael de la Hoz
  • Construction Company: Construcciones Amenabar
  • Surface:  9,899 m²
  • Budget: € 13,000,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Platform of Arts and Creativity in Guimarães, Portugal by Pitagoras Arquitectos

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Article source: Pitagoras Arquitectos

The Platform for Arts and Creativity is a project based on an infrastructure that has transformed the Old Open Market Area of Guimarães into a multifunctional space dedicated to artistic, cultural and social-economic activity.

This multipurpose space is dedicated to arts and various creative endeavours and it kicks off with an exhibition by Portuguese painter José de Guimarães, with pieces from his private collection of pre-Colombian, African and Chinese art.

Image Courtesy Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Pitagoras Arquitectos
  • Project: Platform of Arts and Creativity
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • PitágorasArquitectos: Fernando Seara de Sá, Arq., Raul RoqueFigueiredo, Arq., Alexandre Coelho Lima, Arq., Manuel LuísVilhenaRoque, Arq.
  • Collaborators: João Couto, Arq., Marlene Sousa, Arq., Carla Guimarães, Arq., João Carvalho, Arq., Fernando Torres, Arq., Mariana Santos, Arq., André Malheiro, Arq., Francisco Oliveira, Des., Hélio Pinto, Des.
  • Foundations and Structures: Projegui, Lda., AntónioMonteiro Castro, Eng. Civil, Marco Beleza Vieira, Eng. Civil, Carlos Dias, Eng.

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John Robert Powers in Jakarta, Indonesia by Meta- Studio

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Article source: Meta- Studio

Studio Meta-, Hong Kong based architecture practice, was commissioned to design a new space for John Robert Powers in Indonesia. Located in the North of Jakarta, JRP’s Kelapa Gading branch proposed a new identity and a fresh atmosphere to re-animate its role as an institution specialized in ethic and manner in Indonesia. The space organisation is inspired by sliding boxes with different colour for each box.

Main view

  • Architects: Meta- Studio
  • Project: John Robert Powers (North Jakarta Branch)
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Client : John Robert Powers (Indonesia)
  • Project team : Jaenes Bong, Jonathan Alotto, Sam Cho, Jaena Bong
  • Area : 296m2
  • Software used : Autocad, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Cinema4D

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Cosmic Quilt in New York by The Principals

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: The Principals

The Principals have directed a workshop entitled “Cosmic Quilt” with students from the Art Institute of New York. Over 1 week, students were instructed in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that opened to the public during New York Design Week, May 19-21.

Image Courtesy Walling McGarity

  • Architects: The Principals
  • Project: Cosmic Quilt
  • Location: New York
  • Students: Adrienne Carducci, Wesley Fulgham, Ryan Fleming, Ryan Griffin, Jonathan Howard, Glorimer Ovalle, Morgane Palacios, Marianne Sodogandji, Sabrina Stefano, Stephanie Zeni
  • Photography: Walling McGarity

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Spruce Art Center in Zhejiang, China by LYCS Architecture

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, the site is flush with mature spruce trees and a pre-existing one-storey abandoned structure. The design is a mixture of two fundamental challenges in architecture: to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure, and to produce a formal language that can be dynamic and strong, yet carefully caress spruce trees. The Spruce Art Center design is inspired by traditional architectural aesthetics from the southern region of the Yangtze, known as the most desirable place to live in China. The architecture of this region is known to exude an intimate connection to water and to high-profile cultural institutions and people.

Rendering: Atrium

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Spruce Art Center
  • Location: Zhejiang, China
  • Project Leader: RUAN Hao, ZHAN Yuan
  • Design Team: YANG Meng, LI Yan
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD

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General Manifold in Chelsea, Michigan by Spatial Ops

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Spatial Ops

General Manifold is an immersive architectural environment installed in the abandoned Federal Screw Works factory complex in Chelsea, Michigan. This installation was the centerpiece of a collective exhibition organized by the architectural collaborative Spatial Ops and students from their Meta Friche research seminar at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Image Courtesy Spatial Ops

  • Architects: Spatial Ops
  • Project: General Manifold
  • Location: Federal Screw Works factory complex, Chelsea, Michigan
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Scale: 700 s.f. inserted into 80,000 s.f.
  • Photography: Peter Smith Photography and Spatial Ops
  • Project Team: Steven Christensen, Jean Louis Farges, Anya Sirota (leads), Virginia Black, Melissa Bonfil, James Chesnut, Peyton Coles, Nathan Doud, Joey Filippelli, Bruce Findling, Brittany Gacsy, Jeeeun Ham, Kyung Jin Hong, Jennifer Komorowski, Jordan Johnson, Brandie Moses, Brian Muscat, Chris Reznich, Michael Sanderson, Ash Thomas, Catherine Truong
  • Software used: Maya for schematic design, Rhinoceros to panelize the surfaces and prep everything for the CNC router.

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Bridge Studio in Newfoundland, Canada by Saunders Architecture

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

As with all the Fogo Island Arts Corporation’s Art Studios, Bridge Studio is paired with a traditional Newfoundland Saltbox house, this one is located in Deep Bay, the smallest community on Fogo Island with a population of one hundred and fifty people. The Bridge Studio’s Saltbox House is a freshly painted, in sharp contrast to its dilapidated condition, only a few months previous. A local carpenter who is putting the finishing touches on the house, points out the project’s double-hung, wood frame windows that were crafted at the local woodshop, initiated and operated by the Shorefast Foundation.

Image Courtesy Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Bridge Studio
  • Location: Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Team architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
  • Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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