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Mozia Museum in Sicily, Italy by Arnaboldi & Partners

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Arnaboldi & Partners

Since the end of the 18th century, when the Greek colonization of Sicily forced the Phoenicians to retreat to Motya, Soluntum, and Palermo, the ancient Phoenician city of Motya lies on the San Pantaleo Island, in the lagoon of Marsala in Sicily.

In 397 B.C., Dionysus of Syracuse knocked Motya down after a long siege and the survivors found a shelter on the mainland, establishing the Punic city of Lilibeo. This settlement, today known as the city of Marsala, quickly gained in importance and overshadowed the ancient city of Motya, which the Carthaginians will conquer back soon after. The archeological excavations in Motya brought back an astonishing male sculpture, considered an original Greek artwork of the 5th century B.C., and the urban design of the settlement, of the city walls, and of numerous buildings. Above all, the most significant archeological discovery is the unveiling of a unique Phoenix-Punic warship, sunk at a battle during the First Punic War between the Romans and the Carthaginians in 241 B.C.

Image Courtesy © Arnaboldi & Partners

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The Lima Art Museum New Contemporary Art Wing in Distrito de Lima, Peru by Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The New Contemporary Art Wing Expansion to the Lima Art Museum located in the 19th century Exposition Palace, creates a strong architectural dialogue between the historical structure and the new expansion; they connect without touching. The project requirement to create a below grade expansion to the current museum without touching the historical structure below or above grade, resulted in a careful exploration of how to spatially connect these two buildings that cannot physically connect.

View from the plaza, Image Courtesy © Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC

  • Architects: Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC
  • Project: The Lima Art Museum New Contemporary Art Wing
  • Location: Distrito de Lima, Peru
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and V-Ray
  • Client: Lima Art Museum
  • Designer: Aybars Asci, AIA
  • Project Size: 7,000 SM

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MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, Portugal by AL_A

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: AL_A 

MAAT, the new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, is an outward-looking museum located on the banks of the Tagus in Belém, the district from where the Portuguese great explorers set off. Proposing a new relationship with the river and the wider world, the kunsthalle is a powerful yet sensitive and low-slung building that explores the convergence of contemporary art, architecture and technology.

The new building is the centrepiece of EDP Foundation’s masterplan for an art campus that includes the repurposed Central Tejo power station.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: EDP Foundation, Francisco Nogueira, Hufton Crow and Piet Niemann
  • Client: Fundação EDP
  • Principal: Amanda Levete
  • Project Director: Maximiliano Arrocet
  • Team: Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Mirta Bilos, Alex Bulygin, Grace Chan, Sara Ortiz Cortijo, Alice Dietsch, Ciriaco Castro Diez, Yoo Jin Kim, Ilina Kroushovski, Michael Levy, Cristina Revilla Madrigal, Stanislaw Mlynski, Ho-Yin Ng, Giulio Pellizzon, Raffael Petrovic, Chloe Piper, Filippo Previtali, Arya Safavi, Maria Alvarez-Santullano, Joe Shepherd, Paula Vega, Konstantinos Zaverdinos

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Exhibition design for the international exhibition Mad About Surrealism in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by MAXWAN architects + urbanists

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: MAXWAN architects + urbanists

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, presents ‘Mad About Surrealism’ with over 300 surrealistic works from Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró and others. Most of the works have rarely ever been exhibited and some of them might never be on display again. The exhibition showcases the collections of four renowned surrealism collectors: Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.

Image Courtesy © Lotte Stekelenburg

  • Architects: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
  • Project: Exhibition design for the international exhibition Mad About Surrealism
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Lotte Stekelenburg, Artur Borejszo
  • Client: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Partner in charge:  Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Giulia Sarah Bacci
  • Team: Gabriella Georgakaki, Artur Borejszo, Aleksandar Hrib, Valentina Chiappa Nunez

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Akron Art Museum in Ohio by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

With the Akron Art Museum Coop Himmelb(l)au has developed a new museum concept – “a Museum of the Future”. The conventional functions of a museum and an urban space form together a new type of cultural center that offers digital and analog information and experience.

The building is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box, and the Roof Cloud.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU (Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner ZT GmbH)
  • Project: Akron Art Museum
  • Location: Ohio, USA
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Michael Volk
  • Design Architects: Tom Wiscombe, Mona Marbach
  • Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
  • Project Team: Mona Bayr, Marcelo Bernardi, Lorenz Bürgi, Mohamed Fezazi, Robert Haranza, Daniela Kobel, Dan Narita, Florian Pfeifer, Dionicio Valdez, Philip Vogt

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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in Ohio by Rafael Viñoly Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects 

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
  • Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
  • Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
  • Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
  • Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
  • Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company

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Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Canada by OMA

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: OMA

The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion—the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s fourth building is interconnected yet disparate—is a subtly ambitious, even stealthy, addition to the city. Rather than creating an iconic imposition, it forms new links between the park and the city, and brings coherence to the MNBAQ.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)
  • Location: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Québec City, Canada
  • Status: Competition 2010. Completion: June 2016

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MUSEO AMPARO in Puebla, Mexico by TEN Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: TEN Arquitectos 

In the historical center of Puebla, the Amparo Museum is housed in a complex of colonial buildings. The Amparo Foundation wanted to improve the visitor’s experience and increase the museum’s exhibition capacity without destroying the original historic construction. With a limited site, TEN Arquitectos modernized Amparo’s spaces and updated its circulation through the insertions of glass vestibules of varying scales.

Image Courtesy © TEN Arquitectos

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City by OMA

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Torre Bicentenario
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Model: Vincent de Rijk
  • Client: Grupo DANHOS
  • Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
  • Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
  • Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
  • Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
  • Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
  • Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2

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