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Bank of Albania Headquarters Renovation and Extension by Petreschi Architects

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Petreschi Architects

The project, as the result of an international competition, consists of both the total renovation and restoration of the existing historic Central Bank of Albania, designed by Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo in 1934-36, and the construction of a new building. It includes the new Numismatic Museum, a new conference hall for 150 persons, offices, meetings room, an internal gallery, a roof garden and an underground four-levels parking.

Image Courtesy © Petreschi Architects

Image Courtesy © Petreschi Architects

  • Architects: Petreschi Architects 
  • Project: Bank of Albania Headquarters Renovation and Extension
  • Location: Albania

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The Nobel Bros in Leiden, The Netherlands by Ector Hoogstad Architecten

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Ector Hoogstad Architecten

A real student city has a flourishing pop scene, and Leiden is no exception. Already in 1969 there was the ‘Kreatief Sentrum’ [‘Creative Centre’] on Breestraat, later renamed as the Leids Vrijetijds Centrum. Thirty-five years later, the same organisation has a brand new building in the historic centre and a new name: Gebr. de Nobel, after the brothers who had a rags and scrap-metal business, well-known throughout Leiden, on precisely the same spot.

Corner Lammermarkt/ Lange Scheistraat: dressing rooms clad in steel on top of the loading dock clad with Corten steel., Image Courtesy ©  Petra Appelhof

Corner Lammermarkt/ Lange Scheistraat: dressing rooms clad in steel on top of the loading dock clad with Corten steel., Image Courtesy © Petra Appelhof

  • Architects: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
  • Project: The Nobel Bros
  • Location: Marktsteeg 4-6, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Petra Appelhof, Coen Bastiaanssen
  • Software used: Autocad en Sketch-up
  • Design: Ector Hoogstad Architecten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Project team: Joost Ector, Max Pape, Chris Arts, Job Jalink, Arja Hoogstad, Ridwan Tehupelasury, Elia Salcedo Quiles, Marco Verroen and Nejra Vaizovic
  • Client: Municipality of Leiden
  • Structural engineers: IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • M&E consultant: WHR Installatie adviseurs
  • Gross floor space: 3,000 m2
  • Completion: November 2014 (more…)

WALL MUSEUM in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal by Tiago do Vale Architects

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source:  Tiago do Vale Architects

An international, one-stage architecture competition was recently held by Arkxsite with the purpose of developing compelling ideias for a contemporary museum located within the Castle of Montemor-o-Novo in Portugal. Placed on the top of a hill, 291m above sea level, not only it rules over a breathtaking view but also documents a continuous history from the Roman Period to the 18th century.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: WALL MUSEUM
  • Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, VRay and PhotoShop
  • PROJECT TEAM: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela
  • COMPETITION: Site Museum (International Architecture Competition)
  • ORGANIZATION: Arkxsite
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2015
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 1250 m2

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Five museums and a sports centre in Meishan, China by Rafael de La-Hoz

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz

Within the framework of a restricted architecture competition organised by the authorities of the Meishan city, Sichuan province, in the south of China, the Spanish architectural studio Rafael de La-Hoz, associated with the Chinese design institute ADRI-HIT (Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology), wins the design competition to design a large leisure complex which includes five museums and a sports centre.

Image Courtesy © Rafael de La-Hoz

Image Courtesy © Rafael de La-Hoz

  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
  • Project: Five museums and a sports centre
  • Location: Meishan, China

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Concept of the Memorial Complex in Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Arch group

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Article source: Arch group

70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is an occasion to think again about those events and their significance for modern society.

Oswiecim (Auschwitz) is synonymous with the greatest evil in the history of mankind. What happened is so monstrously and bloodcurdling that does not fit into the average person’s head.

Image Courtesy © Arch group

Image Courtesy © Arch group

  • Architects: Arch group
  • Project: Concept of the Memorial Complex in Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp
  • Location: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Poland

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CRICOTEKA. Museum of Tadeusz Kantor in Kraków, Poland by WIZJA Sp. z o.o.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: WIZJA Sp. z o.o. 

Any time I manage to make something genuinely new, it is made of well-known elements of surrounding reality. It fascinates me as a kind of perversion, kind of unauthorized, unacceptable operation and I think it is the only way to find something truly isolated in art.

Image Courtesy © IñigoBujedoAguirre

Image Courtesy © IñigoBujedoAguirre

  • Architects: WIZJA Sp. z o.o. 
  • Project: CRICOTEKA. Museum of Tadeusz Kantor
  • Location: Kraków, Poland
  • Photography: Wojciech Kryński, IñigoBujedoAguirre
  • Design team: SławomirZieliński, architect(project leader), Tomasz Gomułka, Michał Marcinkowski, Marcin Kowalewski,  Adam Wereszczyński, Marzena Surowiec-Dotoń, Monika Mackiewicz, Łukasz Skorek, Karol Grec, Katarzyna Ceran, Bartłomiej Łobaziewicz, Ewelina Siestrzewitowska
  • Author: Wizja sp. z o.o. andnsMoonStudio within the IQ2-Group Consortium, Stanisław Deńko, architect(Wizja sp. z o.o.), Agnieszka Szultk(nsMoonStudio), Piotr Nawara(nsMoonStudio)
  • Client: The Center of Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor – CRICOTEKA
  • Usablearea: 3 567 m²
  • Design and completion date: 2006-2014

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KIDS MUSEUM OF GLASS in Shanghai, China by COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source: COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

On January 18, 2015, China sees the opening of its first kids design experience: the Kids Museum of Glass. Children can explore their creativity in the former workshop that is converted into a space that hosts an Exhibition, a DIY Workshop, two Cafés, a Gift Shop and a Party Space. The idea and design of the museum are by Tilman Thürmer, founder and CEO of COORDINATION ASIA, and combines art, design, performances, films and games in a creative, interactive and educational environment. The 2,000 sqm space is designed for children in the age of 4-10 to learn about the basics of glass in a playful and fun way.

Image Courtesy © COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Image Courtesy © COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

  • Architects: COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.
  • Project: KIDS MUSEUM OF GLASS
  • Location: 685 West Changjiang Rd Baoshan District, Shanghai, China
  • Client: Shanghai G+ Culture Creative Developing Co.,Ltd
  • Construction: Shanghai Jieshuo Stage Property Company Ltd. (Exhibition), Shanghai Jiecheng Exhibition & Display Company Ltd. (Multimedia), Jiangsu Henglong Decoration Engineering Company Ltd. (Interior),Shanghai Bo Wen Architecture Decoration Co., Ltd (Interior), Shanghai Tongjian Qianghua Building Design Company Ltd. (Building)
  • Shanghai Jinqiao Engineering Construction & Development CompanyLtd. (Building)
  • Extent: 2,000 sqm
  • Completion Date: January 2015

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KANARI ISLAND in Piraeus, Greece by U67 (Fabio Gigone + Angela Gigliotti)

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: U67 (Fabio Gigone + Angela Gigliotti)

The Piraeus and the city of Athens together form a complex metropolitan area in which the presence of an archipelago of spaces emerges clearly from the dense low-rise fabrics’ layer of the houses. The islands of this archipelago could be considered the eminent mountains, hills, sporadic open spaces, thick industrial buffers and a myriad of gardens. In a way, here the Cyclades are mirrored to form a reverse: where the docking to one of those “islands” often means to get a breath. “Kanari Island” and “Ietionian Gate” are two twin islands placed next to the Piraeus Port, even if not directly connected with the sea and not even to each other, still their opposite topography makes the docking to them two completely different experiences. The relationship between these two islands is the framework in which this proposal has to be collocated. Both for the visitors and for the residents, the “Kanari Island” has a central role due to its position: it is a contemporary urban gate for the city.

Pireaus Port, Image Courtesy © U67 (Fabio Gigone + Angela Gigliotti)

Pireaus Port, Image Courtesy © U67 (Fabio Gigone + Angela Gigliotti)

  • Architects: U67 (Fabio Gigone + Angela Gigliotti)
  • Project: KANARI ISLAND
  • Location: Piraeus, Greece
  • Collaborators: Luka Anic, Agnieszka Nowacka, Davide Masserini
  • Software used: Rhinoceros

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Museum and Lighthouse of czech genius Jara Cimrman by Martin Rajniš

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

Jára Cimrman is a fictitious Czech national giant. He excelled in many roles – as an inventor, scientist, playwright, poet, composer, artist, teacher, traveler, philosopher, detective, mathematician, pilot, sportsman and dentist.
In his case, you can hardly find a profession that he has not made a radical contribution to.

He was born in the end of the 19th century and his footprint disappeared after the First World War.

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš – Martin Rajniš, David Kubík
  • Project: Museum and Lighthouse of czech genius Jara Cimrman
  • Photography: Radka Ciglerova, Martin Rajniš
  • Top of the lighthouse: +25,6m
  • Eyes of visitors: +19,8m
  • Diameter of the lighthouse: 4,7m
  • Gross floor area of the museum: 162m2

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Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

Architecture, nature, culture and history fuse together into a total experience at Moesgaard Museum. With its green roof, bright courtyard gardens, and underground terraces, the museum will invite various new and alternative kinds of exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Moesgaard Museum
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Landscape architects: Kristine Jensens Tegnestue
  • Client: Moesgaard Museum
  • Gross floor area: 16,000 m2
  • Type of assignment: First prize in invited competition
  • Engineers: Cowi
  • Client adviser: D-K2
  • Contractors: MT Højgaard og Lindpro
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2013

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