Archive for the ‘Art Gallery’ Category
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Article source: Architecture Is Fun, Inc.
Shifting the museum paradigm, the Young At Art Museum in Davie, Florida takes a sophisticated design approach to bridging the gap between an adult art museum and a children’s museum. The art museum for children features 22,000 SF of exhibit space designed by Architecture Is Fun, rich in branded environments, art installations and art-making opportunities.
Young At Art Museum
- Architects: Architecture Is Fun, Inc.
- Project: Young At Art Museum
- Location: Davie, Florida
- Software used: designed and developed in Vectorworks, with graphic support from the Adobe Creative Suite.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Article source: Jean Verville Architecte
In downtown Montreal, a loft for an artist who collects contemporary art and design objects is intended to be a tribute to creativity. Architect Jean Verville designed this unusual interior, which is both playfully colourful and sometimes a calm, peaceful white.
To satisfy a client who wants his home life to stimulate creativity and lead him to explore new avenues of work, Verville offers an environment that distils the essence of its owner. Using minimal interventions and simple materials, the architect awakens the senses and blurs the perception of the space.
- Architects: Jean Verville Architecte
- Project: Prismatic Colours
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Typology: Dwelling (loft)
- Area: 1400 square feet
- Year designed: 2011
- Year built: 2011
- Colours and finishes: M.F.B.B.
- Architectural cabinetmaker: Pierre Daigle
- Upholsterer: Salomon Del-Cid
- Acrylic mirrors: Judith Lamour
- Software used: Hand drawing, sketchup and autocad — with a very strong surveillance and coordination of work site.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Article source: Hugh Broughton Architects
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery has re-opened following an extensive £3 million refurbishment and the addition of a new East Wing by Hugh Broughton Architects.
Clad with ‘gold’ shingles which hint at the museum’s collection of ‘treasures’ on display inside, the new wing provides the museum with a reinvigorated look making it the cultural focus for the town centre.
Image Courtesy Hufton+Crow
- Architects: Hugh Broughton Architects
- Project: Maidstone Museum East Wing
- Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
- Construction value: £3m (including a £2m grant from Heritage Lottery Fund)
- Gross internal area: 1150 sq m (470 sq m new build / 680 sq m refurbishment)
- Client: Maidstone Borough Council
- Project director: Hugh Broughton
- Project architect: Gianluca Rendina
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Article source: François Blanciak Architect
As a way to organize this cultural venue in a coherent way regarding program, light, and public space, the project re-uses the symbolic morphology of the archetypal pitch-roof house. The upper part of the building is composed of three main volumes that respectively contain artistic, cultural, and house-related spaces, and which are linked by a large triangular void. Structurally, two continuous circulation cores support the edifice and connect all the various disciplines from bottom to top.
Beirut House of Arts and Culture
- Architects: François Blanciak Architect
- Project: Beirut House of Arts and Culture
- Location: Beirut, Lebanon
- Collaborator: Zoheir Mottaki
- Program: theaters+ gallery+library
- Type: competition
- Date: 2009
- Area: 15000m²
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
Article source: Hariri Pontarini Architects
The transformation of the west wing of the Art Gallery of Ontario into The Weston Family Learning Centre punctuates the museum’s ambitious multi-phased renovation. The new Learning Centre offers a major collaborative hub for community creativity and learning, while increasing the AGO’S ability to provide stellar art education for children, families, and adults of all ages. It houses a community gallery, a hands-on centre for young children and their parents, three seminar rooms, an education commons, a youth centre for young adults, and an artist-in-residence studio.
- Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects
- Name of Project: Art Gallery Of Ontario, The Weston Family Learning Centre
- Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Size: 35,000 SF
- Client: Art Gallery of Ontario
- Materials: Cast-in-Place Concrete, Algonquin Limestone, White Oak, Glass, Bronze
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Article source: RTA-Office
The project developed by RTA-Office belongs to a big master plan that includes three different museum buildings surrounded by a big green area. The Anhui Provincial Paleontological Fossils Museum and the Anhui Provincial New Museum are already built. RTA-Office was involved in the design of the third one, the Anhui Provincial Art Museum. The plot is located in a new politic and cultural district. The new building will occupy the Southwest corner of the park. The client asked for a design in accordance with the surrounding environment, for a modern architectural concept, simple and elegant, at the same time for a design with complete functions.
Image Courtesy RTA-Office
- Architects: RTA-Office
- Project: Anhui Provincial Art Museum
- Location: Hefei, China
- Total land area: 1.214.056,93 m2 (300 acres) for the Museum Quarter
- Total building area: 36.000 m²
- Primary Function: Art Museum (16,000 m2)
- Secondary Functions: Painting/Calligraphy Institute (2500 m2); Research Institute of Province, Archeology (2500 m2)
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio
Feathered Edgewas commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The project explores the convergence of digital technology and craft. It is one in a series of installations curated by Brooke Hodge and Alma Ruiz. Integrating complex digital computation, mechanization, and printing with traditional handcrafted production techniques, Feathered Edge explores our desire to alter a space with fluid architectural forms that require a minimal use of material while utilizing a new proprietary technique that yields the effect of three dimensional spatial constructs “printed” to resemble objects hovering in space.
Image Courtesy Benny Chan
- Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
- Project: Feathered Edge
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues
- Project Management: Andrew Lyon
- Rigging: Kelly Jones of Jax Logistics
- Custom Software Development: Pylon Technical
- Live Video: Peter West
- Project Team: Chris Ball, Tatiana Barhar, Seda Brown, Patricia Burns, Paul Clemente, Sergio d’Almeida, Jesse Duclos, Matt Harmon, Karlie Harstad, Ayodh Kamath, Jonathan Kitchens, Andrew Lyon, Lina Park, Tim Peeters, Sarah Riedmann, Joem Elias Sanez, Geoff Sedillo, Norma Silva, Caroline Smogorzewski, Beverly Tang, Blaze Zewnicki, Sasha Zubieta, and the preparatory staff of MOCA.
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Article source: estudio HMA
The building is located on Niceto Vega Street, an artery in constant development in the Palermo neighborhood. Being always aware of the location, we always understood the importance of the building´s presence both from the perspective of both the architectonic and programmatic mark it leaves.
- Architects: estudio HMA
- Project: Art Gallery Objecto a
- Location: Niceto Vega 5181, CABA, Argentina
- Project Documentation Construction Managers: HM.Arquitectos Fernando Hitzig & Leonardo Militello
- Collaborators: Juliana Zorza Lucia Stafforini Ruben Ruiz
- Renders: Juan Rosales
- Construction: Estudio HM.Arquitectos
- Structure consultant: Ing. Carlos Gandini
- Lightning consultant: Estudio Veñares
- Built Area: 253,3 m2
- Exposed Area: 52,1 m2
- Project Year: 2008
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Article source: aceboXalonso Studio
(In the begginnig, this project’s name was Arts Centre, but nowadays it’s called MUNCYT. In fact, it became the National Museum of Science and Technology.)
This Project is the first price of an international competition to build combination of two different briefs, a Dance School and a Museum. We proposed to develop them in a single volume. This allowed us to explore the relationship between two structures that were different in every aspect: organization, perception, expression, function and construction. Using both factors, we had the chance to add, sustract, divide, but we chose to multiply. The strange concrete form contains the school while the outer surface, the space between the form and the limit, contains the museum.
Image Courtesy Santos Diez
- Architects: aceboXalonso Studio
- Project: Arts centre in La Coruña
- Location: La Coruña, Spain
- Architects and Works directors: Ángel Alonso y Victoria Acebo
- Competition: 2001
- Works starts: 2003
- End date: december 2006
- Client: Excma. Diputación de a Coruña
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid
The first freestanding building for The Contemporary Arts Center, founded in Cincinnati in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to the contemporary visual arts. The new CAC building will provide spaces for temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, and performances, but not for a permanent collection. Other program elements include an education facility, offices, art preparation areas, a museum store, a cafe and public areas. To draw in pedestrian movement from the surrounding areas and create a sense of dynamic public space, the entrance, lobby and lead-in to the circulation system are organized as an “Urban Carpet.”
Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
- Location: Cincinnati
- Status: Built
- Client: The Contemporary Arts Center
- Size: 8,500m²
- Local Firm: KZF incorporated
- Project Architect: (Zaha Hadid) Markus Dochantschi
- Assistant Project Architect: (Zaha Hadid) Ed Gaskin