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Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina by in situ studio

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Article source: in situ studio 

The woodland classroom building is located in a forest on the south side of the Museum’s campus. The building is a flexible space for science learning that blends indoor space with the surrounding natural environment. The stand-alone restroom building is located on the north side of the Museum’s campus, within a new outdoor exhibition area called Hideaway Woods, just up the trail from a Patrick Dougherty sculpture. We worked with the Museum of Life and Science to master plan these portions of their expanding campus and locate these small structures to minimize disturbance to the surrounding environs and, in the case of the woodland classroom, maximize connections with the natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson and Atlantic Archives

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: Museum of Life and Science
  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson and Atlantic Archives
  • Software used: PowerCADD, SketchUp

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Sky Cellar’ on the top floor of a Beijing, Office Tower in China by Superimpose Architecture Design Studio Limited

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Article source: Superimpose Architecture Design Studio Limited

Superimpose designed an exclusive members club and hidden wine cellar for a wine enthusiast. The project is situated at the top floor of one of Beijing’s newest and most high-end tower developments, the Genesis Community. Genesis Beijing is a mixed-use development combining a hotel, offices, gardens and a museum by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando. The members club will only be accessible to a private and selected group of members.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin

  • Architects: Superimpose Architecture Design Studio Limited
  • Project: Sky Cellar’ on the top floor of a Beijing, Office Tower
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad
  • Partners Superimpose: Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Carolyn Leung, Ben de Lange, Ruben Bergambagt, Huimin Xie, Yujia Deng, Xiaoyu Xu, Casper Kraai.
  • GFA: 203 sqm

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Ica Miami in Florida by ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Article source: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL 

The new headquarters of the ICA MIAMI Foundation emerges with the desire to be an international artistic reference and an icon of Miami´s cultural offer. The museum offers itself to the city, and is conceived within the dispersed urbanism of the “Miami Design District” as a luminous cubic volume, as a “Magic Box”, a “Boite à Miracle”, open on its two north and south fronts through two perforated and reflective facades.

The program of an institution such as the ICA Miami is already an attractive announcement, but why deprive the spaces that host it of a certain degree of seduction?

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL
  • Project: Ica Miami
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Client: Norman e Irma Braman. Fundación ICA Miami
  • Autores: Mª José Aranguren López, José González Gallegos
  • Collaborators: Pablo Aranguren, Blanca Juanes, Miguel Alonso, Jacobo Arenal Frías, María Aranguren, Eduardo Tazón
  • Execution Project In Miami, Installations And Structure: Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners
  • Landscape Design: Project – Space´s Jonathan Caplan / Fernando Wong & Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners
  • Surface: 3.450 m2
  • Draft: 12.000.000,00 euros

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Kokillen in Fagersta, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

“Kokillen” is a black iron imprint formed by the site and program molded in a volume that relates to the situation and public space surrounding it. It’s also a building that tells a story about the reason why there is a city in the first place. That’s a story starting with one material – the extraction of iron.

”Kokillen” Ekomuseum, is assembling 60 heritage sites in Bergslagen Sweden in a new Iron Industry museum. One of the sites, The Engelsberg ironworks, is considered to be one of the finest industrial monuments in the world, and was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. The sites include wooden manor, parks, smelting houses, blast furnace, forges, hammers, waterwheels, rapids, pig iron and bar iron production.

Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB
  • Project: Kokillen
  • Location: Fagersta, Sweden
  • Client: Ekomuseum Bergslagen, Fagersta kommun
  • Size: 85 square metres
  • Design Team: Andreas Lyckefors (head architect), Per Bornstein, Johan Olsson, Edvard Nyman

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Museum Romeins Halder in Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands by RESET ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Article source: RESET ARCHITECTURE

Reset Architecture transforms a barn at a historical estate into a museum.

This project addresses a current theme of the changing countryside that is no longer mainly used for agriculture. Within this context of change the intention of this project originated from preservation; sharing the past of a beautiful location. The architecture of this adaptive reuse project does not react to history in a nostalgic or thematic way, it uses a more context sensitive approach. The interior has changed to a level in which the old and new merge but still are, without hierarchy, visually present. As a result the new setting evokes a self-evident presence that relates to the characteristics of the natural scenery.

Frontal view of the east facade. New three meter ten high steel doors are placed behind the existing barn doors, Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: RESET ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Museum Romeins Halder
  • Location: Haanwijk 5B, 5271 VG Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Brabantslandschap
  • Contractor: De Visser / Bouwgroep Moonen
  • Completion: 2017
  • Built Area: 126m2
  • Design: 2015-2016

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Cultual Center La Gota – Tabacoo Museum in Cáceres, Spain by Losada Garcia Architects

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Article source: Losada Garcia Architects 

Cultural Center La Gota is a hybrid building for exhibition spaces that aims to create a new focus of urban centrality in Navalmoral (Cáceres), showcasing the identity of the town. The etymology is rooted in an old building built in the same site, in the thirties, to solve the problems of child malnutrition through the “Drop of Milk”.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Losada Garcia Architects
  • Project: Cultual Center La Gota – Tabacoo Museum
  • Location: Cáceres, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Javier Lairado
  • Client: City Navalmoral de la Mata and Cáceres Provincial Council
  • Construction Engineer: Oscar Gonzalez
  • Project Management: Ramiro Losada, Alberto García and Óscar González
  • Collaborators: Lucía Bentué, Toni Gelabert, and Adriana Marina Melchor Quesada.
  • Contractor: Dragados
  • Budget: 885,785 euros + VAT
  • Surface: 1.220m2

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Archetipo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by Edoardo Tresoldi

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Article source: Edoardo Tresoldi

Edoardo Tresoldi has designed and built artworks within a royal event in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience.

The event, which was attended by 1,900 guests from the whole Middle East, required a threemonth work of planning and development.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

  • Architects: Edoardo Tresoldi
  • Project: Archetipo
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Roberto Conte

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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London, England by AL_A

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Article source: AL_A 

The Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by AL_A, is the largest construction project undertaken by the V&A since its main buildings in South Kensington were completed in 1909 under the direction of Sir Aston Webb. The project has transformed the former boiler house yard on London’s great cultural artery, Exhibition Road, to create a sequence of major new spaces that will redefine the V&A’s relationship with the street and the public:

The Aston Webb Screen, Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Stephen Citrone, Peter-Guenzel
  • Client: Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Team: Ho-Yin Ng, Maximiliano Arrocet, Alex Bulygin, Blandine Plenard, Chiara Zaccagnini, Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Filippo Previtali, Giulio Pellizzon, Matthew Riley, Michael Levy, Michael Wetmore, Patrick Drewello, Peter Angrave, Peter King, Raffael Petrovic, Robert Rice, Rumen Stefanov, Song Jie Lim, Stefano Bertotti, Stephen Citrone, Win Assakul
  • Engineers: (SMEP) Arup
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Lighting Designer: DHA Designs
  • Historic Building Adviser: Giles Quarme & Associates
  • Planning Consultant: DP9

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Narbonne’s museum of antiquities tops out in France by Foster + Partners

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: Foster + Partners

The president of the Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Carole Delga, in the presence of the Mayor of Narbonne, Didier Mouly and the President of the Metropole of Narbonne, Jacque Bascou, visited the new museum of antiquities in Narbonne to mark the completion of the building envelope. This was also the first opportunity for invited members of the press and elected officials to visit the site of what will be one of the most significant cultural projects in the region.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Narbonne’s museum of antiquities tops out
  • Location: Narbonne, France
  • Photography: Aaron Hargreaves, Nigel Young

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Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad in Saint Petersburg, Russia by LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Article source: LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS 

Lahdelma & Mahalmäki Architects have unveiled Requiem, their competition proposal for the Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg. The project was undertaken in partnership with Ralph Appelbaum Associates who, together, formed the only international team amongst the four final designs. The design sees an elegant spiral, buried in the landscape, reaching up from the exhibitions which are buried in a vast cavern underground. The route corkscrews out the top of the riverside, reaching outwards to give views over the new St. Petersburg.

Image Courtesy © LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Authors: Ilmari Lahdelma, professor, Architect SAFA Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, Architect SAFA
  • Team: Ilmari Lahdelma, professor, Architect SAFA, Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, Architect SAFA, Jukka Savolainen, Architect, Taavi Henttonen, Student of Architecture
  • Exhibition design: Rick Sobel, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Advisors: Markus Lähteenmäki, Anastasia Basova
  • Visualisation: Brick Visual
  • Scale Model: Seppo Rajakoski

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