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Art Gallery Of Ontario, The Weston Family Learning Centre in Canada by Hariri Pontarini Architects

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.

Exterior View

  • 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


Anhui Provincial Art Museum in Hefei, China by RTA-Office

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)


Feathered Edge in Los Angeles, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

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.



Art Gallery Objecto a in Niceto Vega, Argentina by estudio HMA

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.

Objeto a

  • 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


Arts centre in La Coruña, Spain by aceboXalonso Studio

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


Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati by Zaha Hadid Architects

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


Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by Will Bruder + Partners

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Will Bruder + Partners

KAC as Urban Magnet…

Will Bruder + PARTNERS’ design proposal for the reinvented Kimball Art Center creates a community arts pavilion that is scaled to and complementary to its urban context — proportioned to be understood and enjoyed both from the pace of a pedestrian on Main Street or through the perspective of a visitor’s windshield as they arrive in Park City. The Kimball Art Center is conceived as a comfortable building of its place and time that also celebrates the challenge of ‘the new’. It is a home to the possibilities of ‘making and ideas’, as it serves its mission of providing quality arts education, exhibition, and events.


Heber Ave and Main St looking northwest

  • Architects: Will Bruder + Partners
  • Project: Kimball Art Center
  • Location: Park City, Utah
  • Design lead: will bruder
  • Design team: andrebighorse, patrickbradley, craigchapple, elizabethgalvez, rob gaspard, richardjensen, christophkaiser, ethanlay-sleeper, kentmcclure, ben nesbeitt, angelapoorman, louise  roman, anthonytuminello, matt winquist withbrucetaylor of summit design architecture Park City, UT, &mark rudow of rudow and berry structural engineers


Maier Hall in Port Angeles, Washington by Schacht Aslani Architects

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Schacht Aslani Architects

Maier Hall is a multidisciplinary center for arts, humanities and instructional support programs located at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. The building provides state-of-the-art instructional space for Math, English, Music and Fine Arts. It houses the College’s Learning Center and a 135-seat recital hall. Designed to create a place for students and faculty to engage in the College’s academic community, the facility serves the College’s mission of becoming a regional center for continuing and higher education.

Images Courtesy Doug Scott

  • Architect: Schacht Aslani Architects
  • Name of Project: Maier Hall
  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Year completed: 2011
  • Area: 62,950 sf
  • Photo credits: Doug Scott
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010


Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outside Art in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The project concerns the refurbishment and the extension of the Lille Modern Art Museum in a magnificent park at Villeneuve d’Ascq. The existing building, designed by Roland Simounet in 1983, is already on the Historic monuments list. The project aims at building up the museum as a continuous and fluid entity, this by adding new galleries dedicated to a collection of Art Brut works, from a travelling movement that extrapolates existing spaces. A complete refurbishment of the existing building was next required, some parts were very worn.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Max Lerouge – LMCU)

  • Architect: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Name of Project: Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outside Art
  • Location: Allée du Musée, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Type: Refurbishment and extension of the existing modern Art Museum (Roland Simounet, architect)
  • Representative Architect: Manuelle Gautrand
  • Photos Credit: © Max Lerouge – LMCU, Philippe Ruault and © Vincent Fillon


Gizmo in Shenzhen, China by STUDIO UP

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: STUDIO UP

Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale takes place since 2005, with ‘urbanisation’ as a set long-term theme. This year, the chosen chief curator is Terence Riley, internationally reckognized architect and curator. Among his significant projects are leading the renovation and expansion of Museum of Modern Art (New York) and The Miami Art Museum. In his curatorial statement for the 2011 Bienale, Terence Riley conceived a rather simple, axiomatic but powerful theme: Architecture creates cities – Cities create architecture.

Image Courtesy Miljenko Bernfest, Marko Salopek

  • Architects: STUDIO UP
  • Project: Gizmo
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Authors: Lea Pelivan + Toma Plejić / STUDIO UP
  • Project Team: Irena Bakić, Josipa Baričević, Nikola Brlek, Luka Cvitan, Jelena Martić, Marko Salopek, Hana Svatoš-Ražnjević, Vanda Trifunović
  • Collaboration: Velcon Projekt: Albert Pavlović, Veljko Nižetić, Lidija Nizić, Marko Sardelić (cosntruction design)
  • Photography: Miljenko Bernfest, Marko Salopek
  • GIZMO – Pavilion for 2011 Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture


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