Archive for the ‘Art Studio’ Category
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
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.
- 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
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.
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
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
To remodel an existing 7,000 sq.ft. 1930’s Art deco Masonry Building Art Gallery into office and work space for production of TV commercials and music videos.
Solution: Reactor presented the unique challenge of satisfying the client’s requirement to move into a completed space in less than fourteen weeks from the beginning of the design process. In order to meet this demand, a systematic working strategy was developed to capitalize on these extreme constraints while cultivating an inventive and dynamic working atmosphere in which client, contractor and architect collaborated with an unprecedented synergism.
Image Courtesy Marvin Rand
- Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
- Project: Reactor Films
- Location: 1330 4th Street, Santa Monica, California
- Client: Stoney Road Productions and Reactor Films
- Total Square Footage: 7000 sq. ft.
- Costs: $350,000.00 ($50.00/sq. ft.) includes building shell upgrades
- Consultants: Gwynne Pugh – Structural Engineering; Dave Scott – Steel and Furniture Fabrication; Richard Godfrey – Light Trough
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Article source: François Blanciak Architect
In order to emphasize the public nature of the art center, the project presents itself as a series of cuts of an original spherical volume that are tilted to allow pedestrians to cross freely through the public space upon which the building sits. In addition to distinguishing the various programmatic elements of the project, this translation movement follows and connects to an existing public building axis.
Bird Eye View
- Architect: François Blanciak Architect
- Name of Project: Sundsvall Theater
- Location: Sundsvall, Sweden
- Collaborator: Glen Wash Ivanovic
- Program: Performance center
- Type: Competition
- Date: 2008
- Area: 20000 m²
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Article source: ALA Architects
Kilden, a theatre and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway, has brought together all the city?s institutions of performing arts. Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra now has a concert hall accommodating 1200 attendees. Agder Theater, a regional group, is performing in a theater with a capacity of 700. The theater hall can be transformed to accommodate opera performances to house the ensemble Opera South. In addition, there is a stage for experimental theater and a multi-purpose hall with a level floor.
- Architect: ALA Architects
- Name of project: Kilden
- Location: Kristiansand, Norway
- Type: Performing Arts Centre
- Credit of images: Kjartan Belland, Tuomas Uusheimo and Hufton Crow
- Software used: AutoCad Architecture
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Located on a narrow strait, separating continental Italy from Sicily, the Regium Waterfront marks the city of Reggio Calabria as a Mediterranean cultural capital. Drawing inspiration from the radial symmetry of the starfish, the structure, housing museum and performing arts centre, stands as a beacon visible from land and sea.
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Regium Waterfront
- Location: Reggio Calabria, Italy
- Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Project Architect: Filippo Innocenti
- Performing Arts Center: 8,000m2
- Museum: 13,400m2
- Competition Team: Filippo Innocenti, Michele Salvi, Roberto Vangeli, Andrea Balducci Castè, Luciano Letteriello, Fabio Forconi, Giuseppe Morando, Johannes Weikert, Deepti Zachariah, Gonzalo Carbajo
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Article source: Kell Muñoz Architects
The design of a new 900-seat theater and fine arts center in a small migrant community on the Texas/Mexico border.
This building evolved from significant public conversations with students, parents, teachers and community activists, working with historians, curators, folklorists, artists and architects to envision a community gathering place.
Image Courtesy Chris Cooper
- Architects: Kell Muñoz Architects
- Project: Edcouch-Elsa ISD Fine Arts Center
- Location: Edcouch, Texas
- Project Size: 31,000 SF
- Month/Year of Completion: April 2007
- Firm: Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc.
- Owner: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
- Conceptual Design: Henry R. Muñoz III
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Brooks + Scarpa has released their proposal for the roughly 22,000 square foot addition to the existing 12,000 square foot 1929 historic Kimball Art Center located in the heart of downtown Park City at the corner of Main Street and Heber Ave.
The design concept for the new Kimball Art Center is to perceptually bring the mesmerizing and seemingly endless deep blue Park City sky directly into the space of the city. Despite the time of year or weather conditions, the sky always seems to quickly return to its infinite and hypnotic clarity, with rarely a cloud in the sky. It provokes a kind of indelible wonder; a dreamlike state of mind that engages the viewer, heightens their sense of awareness, and brings a sense of vitality to the place. The Kimball “Cloud” delivers a new experience and expands art into the broader Park City community, creating a new social space for the 21st century.
North View Approach