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National Museum of World Writing in Songdo International Business District, South Korea by Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Article source: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

The proposed Museum of World Writing is located at Central park of Songdo International Business District known as ‘ubiquitous city’. Since this city of 1500 acres is build from the scratch on reclaimed land from Sea, the proposed form respect and consider this aspect as well as the actual site within which the building will sit.
The site is of odd geometry where essentially three geometrical shapes fuse together to form a shape with eight edges.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

  • Architects: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd
  • Project: National Museum of World Writing
  • Location: Songdo International Business District, South Korea
  • Project Architect: Sunil Yadav – ARB (UK) – Msc Advanced Architecture, Bsc (Hons) Architecture, (Main Designer) PG Dip International Planning & Sustainable Development
  • Design Team Manager: Anil Yadav – COA (INDIA) – B.Arch
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Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Spain by FRANCISCO MANGADO

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Article source: FRANCISCO MANGADO

The new extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias is integrated into an urban complex which through successive expansions has made room for one of Spain’s finest art collections. After the enlargement, this urban complex will take up much of its block in the historical center of Oviedo, close to the cathedral and surrounded by streets with high value in the memory of natives of the city as well as visitors, and bordering also with the city’s most representative square.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

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Bombas Gens: Art, Scientific Research and Social Project in Valencia, Spain by Ramón Esteve

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve

Bombas Gens is an old industrial building with an unquestionable social-historical value and one of the rare remaining examples of the industrial architecture of the thirties. Its Art Deco façades and architecture make it a special, unique location for some new uses according to today needs.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Calza

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve
  • Project: Bombas Gens: Art, Scientific Research and Social Project
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Alfonso Calza
  • Museum Project Architect: Annabelle Selldorf
  • Restoration: Architect Eduardo de Miguel
  • Technical Architect: Rafael Ferriols
  • Project Team: Víctor Ruiz, Javier Estevan, María Luna, Francisco Palomo

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Canon of Dutch History in Arnhem, The Netherlands by KOSSMANN.DEJONG

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Article source: KOSSMANN.DEJONG

Kossmann.dejong designs the new Canon of Dutch History exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum, Arnhem

The Canon of Dutch History, the list of 50 topics that summarises Dutch history, comes to life as a new permanent exhibition in the Holland Open Air Museum in Arnhem. Housed in the refurbished entrance pavilion designed by Mecanoo, Kossmann.dejong’s design is imagined as a multimedia film set. The theatrical combination of physical, interactive and audio-visual media with unique collection presentations results in an engaging and fascinating visual narrative. The carefully reconstructed spatial collage of historic icons is interwoven with stories from everyday people, giving visitors an in-depth experience of the past from today’s perspective.

Image Courtesy © Kossmann.dejong

  • Architects: KOSSMANN.DEJONG ( Mecanoo )
  • Project: Canon of Dutch History
  • Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands 
  • Client: Holland Open Air Museum
  • General concept and content: XPEX
  • Project management: Joep Schellekens
  • Concept/design AV: Redrum
  • Concept/ design interactives: IJsfontein

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World Language Museum in Songdo, South Korea by Tiago do Vale Architects

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects 

This proposal is about a serene dialogue between opposites: tradition and contemporaneity, construction and nature, unity and fragmentation, presence and absence, skyscrapers and park.

Songdo’s Central Park is a vast green area surrounded with high quality architectural landmarks, such as the TriBowl Cultural Center opposite to the site, and contrasts with an impressive background of high-rise buildings.

Image Courtesy © Tiago do Vale Architects

  • Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
  • Project: World Language Museum
  • Location: Songdo, South Korea
  • Architecture Team: Tiago do Vale, Maria João Araújo, Adele Pinna, Camille Martin, Thuy Thu Nguyen, Laetitia Alves, Margarida Moura 
  • Construction Area: 168 780 ft2 (15 680 m2)
  • Project Year: 2017

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National Museum Of Marine Science And Technology in Keelung, Taiwan by Foster + Partners

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

The National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST), located in the northern Taiwanese city of Keelung, is a key part of the regional vision for a marine educational and recreational park. Combining innovative aquarium design that provides an immersive experience for the audience with an unmatched location alongside the harbour, the project aims to create an exciting new destination for both tourists and the local community.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: National Museum Of Marine Science And Technology
  • Location: Keelung, Taiwan

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Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden by ELDING OSCARSON

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: ELDING OSCARSON 

Since Art Historian Ragnar Josephson started to gather an archive documenting the artistic process, about 80 years ago, Skissernas Musuem, Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, has gradually grown to a large cluster of buildings that, apart from housing the world’s largest collection of sketches, is an important carrier of the identity of the Museum. This is the first extension in the museum’s history that solely addresses its interface, with foyer, restaurant, shop and a multi-purpose hall.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: ELDING OSCARSON (Elding Oscarson, team: Jonas Elding (Partner in Charge), Johan Oscarson (Partner in Charge), Tristan Zelic (Project Architect), Matthias Salaets, Paolo Migliori, Yuko Maki, Gustaf Karlsson, Lovisa Lindström, Mattias Wingård, Jérome Malpel, Jennifer Heinfeld)
  • Project: Skissernas Museum
  • Location: Finngatan 2, Lund , Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Client: Statens Fastighetsverk
  • Structural Engineer: Tyrens
  • Mechanical Engineer: Hagö Konsult
  • Electrical Engineer: Ramböll

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TIRPITZ, A ‘Hidden Museum’ in Blåvand, Denmark by Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker imagineers

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Article source: Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker imagineers

Varde Museums, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, and Tinker Imagineers celebrate the opening of TIRPITZ – a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark.

 

Image Courtesy © Mike Bink Photography

  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker imagineers
  • Project: TIRPITZ, a ‘Hidden Museum’
  • Location: Blåvand, Denmark
  • Photography: Mike Bink Photography, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Colin John Seymour, Erik Bär, Tinker imagineers, Rasmus Hjortshoj, Rasmus Bendix
  • Collaborators: Kloosterboer Decor, AKT, BIG IDEAS, Fuldendt, Lüchinger+Meyer, COWI, Svend Ole Hansen, Gade & Mortensen Akustik, Bach Landskab, Ingeniørgruppen syd, Kjæhr & Trillingsgaard, Pelcon
  • Size: 2,800 m2

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DongZhuang-Building Museum in China by Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd. 

Western or Eastern? 

DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions, is located in Tuoli Township of Nanshan Grasslands, 30 km away from Urumqi City, and is built on the site of a previous grain shop that existed more than sixty years ago. Since the ancient times, architectural design which is inspired by natural landscape has always been exciting. The Museum, facing the city in the south and backed by the mountain in the north, has no disturbance on surrounding vegetation. From afar, it looks like an off-white stone rolled down from the mountain, standing quietly and naturally in the open and vast Gobi desert of Inner Eurasia. Part of the Museum was designed as a guest house containing a private art gallery and the other is open to the public where passengers could have some rest. Cement, sand, necessary rebar and least glass are all components of the building for ecology protection and resource conservation. The thick walls and small windows shield against the scorching sun in summer and chillness in winter. The principles and methods of traditional technologies for cavity walls, ramming earth, sun-dried mud bricks and laying stones are adopted to construct a simple, reliable and durable building. The texture of materials is highlighted on the building’s surface to obtain a “natural” completeness of a non-specific space. The design respecting the data framework and ecological cycle reflects the diversity, liberty and obscureness of local life and endows the building with liberty, freeness and vitality. DongZhuang is a “transparent” presence, with no clear internal floors, possibilities of uncertain and multiple applications, and UDLR interconnection. It takes advantage of natural presences in a smart way to protect against wind and snow and realize ventilation and day lighting. The perfect concave-convex matching with the outer space and the existing space chiseled and space “created” as required for the workers’ needs makes a building under the concept of “harmony” and “container”.

a corner of DongZhuang, Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
  • Project: DongZhuang-Building Museum
  • Location: Western Ecological Environment Research Center, 23 Baijiangou Village, Tuoli Township, Urumqi County, Xinjiang, China
  • Photography: Yao Li
  • Design Team: Liu Xu, Zhang Haiyang, Liu Erdong, Zhang Zhong, Zhang Qing, Zhang Jian
  • Technical and economic target: land used for building 1,990 m2; building area 800 m2; total construction area 7,700 m2; underground area 1,750 m2; floor area 5,950 m2; building density 40%; floor area ratio 3.87
  • Scale of construction: 7,700 m2, with one story underground and 3 stories above ground
  • Completed in: July 2016

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Fortaleza Photography Museum in Brazil by Marcus Novais Architecture

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Marcus Novais Architecture

The challenge of designing a new home for one of the largest collections of photography in Brazil, until then kept away from public knowledge, was accepted with great sense of responsibility to display this historical record. The art collection consists of more than 2,000 pieces including historical names such as Steve McCurry, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Marcel Gautherot, who share space with other leading artists in contemporary production – among them are André Liohn, Claudia Andujar, Rosângela Rennó , and others.

Image Courtesy © Celso Oliveira

  • Architects: Marcus Novais Architecture (Marcus Novais, Lucas Novais )
  • Project: Fortaleza Photography Museum
  • Location: Rua Frederico Borges, 545, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Photography: Celso Oliveira and Igor Ribeiro
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Collaborators / Contributors Coordinating Architects: Yuri Praça and Thiago Baêtas
  • Team: Fernando Araújo, Daphny Xavier, Renato Oliveira, Andrinne Araújo, Marcela Craveiro Curatorship / Curatorship Ivo Mesquita
  • Surface: 1,939.05 m²
  • Completion: 2017

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