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Miyahata Jomon Museum in Fukushima, Japan by Furuichi and Associates

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Article source: Furuichi and Associates 

A significant period in early Japanese history, the Jomon Period was around the 10th Century BC. In this period, people lived a hunter gatherer life in the northeast of Japan, and late Jomon ruins have been excavated in Miyahata, Fukushima Prefecture. There have been many significant finds and studies related to the Jomon people over the past 20 years. To accommodate the research, investigation, exhibition and educational needs of these studies, a museum became necessary. The site is facing some significant Jomon ruins. The context is a beautiful natural landscape. The design has an impressive roof structure with concrete walls and timber roof construction. The structures are expressed in the major internal spaces. In the beginning, the Jomos people lived in caves called grotta. Later the Jamon people came out of caves and made villages of circular-plan houses, still keeping and following the image of caves. To the entrance hall, a covered wooden roof using the imagery of caves was proposed and designed. The structure combines wood panels and wooden beams.

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

Image Courtesy © Shigeo Ogawa

  • Architects: Furuichi and Associates
  • Project: Miyahata Jomon Museum
  • Location: Fukushimashi, Fukushima, Japan
  • Photography: Shigeo Ogawa
  • Structure: Holzstr
  • Site Area: 38,803.42 m2
  • Total Area: 1,153.34 m2
  • Project year: 2015

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Delos Museum in Greece by Jean-Pierre HEIM and Associates Inc.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source:  Jean-Pierre HEIM and Associates Inc.

” New visionary Delos Museum architecture concept self driven proposal  by Jean Pierre HEIM and Carolyn HEIM architects “.

 

From Mythological sibling Apollo and Artemis the new  DELOS ,will be designed as a symmetrical aspect value due to the equilateral mythic triangle of the DELTA:  symbol of Delos.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre HEIM and Associates Inc.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre HEIM and Associates Inc.

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Ragnarock in Roskilde, Denmark by MVRDV and COBE

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV + COBE 

Today, a new spectacular museum for rock, pop and youth culture, designed by Danish architects COBE and Dutch architects MVRDV, is inaugurated in Roskilde, Denmark by HRH The Crown Prince of Denmark. The new museum is clad in dramatic golden studs and sits among old warehouses that previously housed a concrete factory in Roskilde, just outside of Copenhagen.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj

  • Architects: MVRDV and COBE
  • Project: Ragnarock
  • Location: Musicon, Rabalderstræde 16, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Client: ROMU
  • General Contractor: B. Nygaard Sørensen, Denmark
  • Landscape Architects: LIW Planning, Denmark
  • Engineers: Norconsult, Denmark
  • Client Advisor: Roskilde Kommune v/ Lauge Brandt
  • Budget: 125 mio. DKK / 16,8 mio EUR
  • Size: 3.100 m2
  • Year of construction: 2014 – 2016

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Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California by EHDD

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco’s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Exploratorium at Pier 15
  • Location: Pier 15 San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Owner: Exploratorium
  • Project Site: Historic structure or district
  • Project Type: Education – General Food Service Restaurant/Cafeteria Public Assembly – Entertainment/Culture Retail Store
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $220,000,000.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 301,099 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2013

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The Kurdistan Museum in ERBIL, IRAQ by STUDIO LIBESKIND

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Article source: STUDIO LIBESKIND 

Daniel Libeskind unveils the design for The Kurdistan Museum at the Bloomberg Businessweek Design conference in San Francisco. Libeskind will present the design for a building that will create the first major center in the Kurdistan Region for the history and culture of the Kurdish people.

Image Courtesy © Hayes Davidson

Image Courtesy © Hayes Davidson

  • Architects: STUDIO LIBESKIND 
  • Project: The Kurdistan Museum
  • Location: ERBIL, IRAQ
  • Photography: Hayes Davidson

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VIKING AGE MUSEUM AT BYGDØY in Oslo, Norway by GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

GRAFT’s proposal for the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo finds its place in a unique historic and spatial context; integrated into an outdoor museum complex in the center of the Bygdøy peninsula. The long and vivid history of the Viking Museum and its presented findings unfold in a continuous motion within and around the new landscape that houses the extension. The draft aims to protect the residents’ and visitors’ view of the area in the north while sensitively augmenting the landscape features on the given site.

Image Courtesy © GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

Image Courtesy © GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

  • Architects: GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
  • Project: VIKING AGE MUSEUM AT BYGDØY
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0
  • Founding Partners: Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
  • Project Leaders: Marvin Bratke, Thomas Grabner
  • Project Team: Agata Glubiak, Felix Grauer, Philippe Grotenrath, Clemens Hochreiter, Emma Rytoft
  • Client: Ministry of Education and Research / Statsbygg
  • Status: Competition Design
  • Year: 2016
  • GFA: 13.000 m²

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Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum in Horcajo de los Montes, Spain by Álvaro Planchuelo

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: Álvaro Planchuelo 

The Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum is a public architectonic intervention whose main objective is to promote ecotourism in the populations that forms the environment of the park, through information, exhibition, research and care of the main values of this natural space.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas

  • Architects: Álvaro Planchuelo                         
  • Project: Cabañeros National Park Visitors Center and Interactive Museum  
  • Location: Horcajo de los Montes, Ciudad Real, Spain 
  • Photography: Ricardo Santonja / Alberto Cubas
  • Collaborating architects: Susana Sánchez-Izquierdo, Laura de Aurora, Luis de la Infanta
  • Collaboration museography project: Lunatus / Expociencia
  • Engineerings: Prosec S.L. (Structure), Reolid Consulting (Facilities)
  • Promoter: Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales (OAPN). Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino.
  • Area: 4.637 m2
  • Open date: Octubre 2015
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, Presto

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PLATE in Niigata, Japan by TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Isolated within a seemingly endless stretch of flat, idyllic countryside, a small but dense forest emerges into view.  Occupying 4500 square metres, the ancient copse has been preserved and nurtured in its rural setting. Nestled within this unique environment the project acts as small museum.  It consists of a market selling locally farmed produce and goods, a restaurant serving dishes using only locally grown ingredients (based on the Chisan-Chisho concept of local production for local consumption), and an event space hosting exhibitions and concerts for the community.

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

  • Architects: TAKUYAHOSOKAI
  • Project: PLATE
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Naomichi Sode
  • Design Team: Takuya Hosokai, Satoshi Hasebe, James Hull
  • Structure: Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers
  • Constructor: HIROSE Co., Ltd.
  • Site area: 4500m2
  • Building area: 267m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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THE STELLA MATUTINA MUSEUM in Saint Leu, Island of Reunion, Indian Ocean by l’atelier.architectes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: l’atelier.architectes 

Based on the island of Réunion and in Paris, l’atelier.architectes numbers some forty collaborators, including architects, urbanists, engineers, interior designers, construction economists, and client advisory services. This experienced and multi-disciplinary team is able to adapter to all the client’s requirements and to operate under increasingly complex regulatory and economic constraints. The engineering services integrated in the office guarantee fluid exchanges, simultaneous design, and project feasibility and coherence.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Douris

Image Courtesy © Hervé Douris

  • Architects: l’atelier.architectes
  • Project: THE STELLA MATUTINA MUSEUM
  • Location: Saint-Leu, Island Of Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Photography: Hervé Douris
  • Client: Région Réunion
  • Contractor: l’atelier.architectes
  • Program: rehabilitation and extension of a museum, construction of a theater with 430 seats, and temporary exhibition gallery and a documentation center
  • Mission: completed
  • Surface area: 13,208 m²
  • Calendar: delivery in 2015
  • Cost of construction: €33m excl. VAT

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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Cafe & Bistro in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner architects

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Article source: Söhne & Partner architects

The focus of the Cafes at the Kunsthistorisches Museum is set in the center of the dome hall. To emphasize the outstanding center of the place and its characteristic setting, the whole design is oriented on the centerpiece.

The very loose arrangement of furniture in circular segments zones the whole room as well as compressing the area simultaneously. One great eye-catcher is the unblocked view to Maria Theresien Square in front of the museum.

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

Image Courtesy © Söhne & Partner architects

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