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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
  • 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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Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library.

The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational and research facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future.

Library Exterior & Reflecting Pool, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Sleuk Rith Institute
  • Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Client: Sleuk Rith Institute, Document Center of Cambodia
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Concept Design:
    • Design Director: DaeWha Kang
    • Lead Designer/Project Leader: Brian Dale
    • Project Team: Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Michal Wojtkiewicz, Torsten Broeder, Fernanda Mugnaini

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Eight tenths Garden in Shanghai, China by Wutopia Lab

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Wutopia Lab

Eight tenths Garden is an art museum dedicated to arts and crafts, which can also be used as a venue for the conference in the idle hours. It has a coffee shop, a library, offices, bed and breakfasts, as well as a restaurant, study rooms and chess rooms. It is a micro cultural complex in all.

Eight tenths garden was originally a sales center. The sales center was one of the two-story buildings on the street’s triangular corner, with a four-story circular hall embedded on the top of it. The entrance is located on the garth of the triangle. The other two sides of the building were the neighborhood committee and shops along the street.

Image Courtesy © CreatAR

  • Architects: Wutopia Lab
  • Project: Eight tenths Garden
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: CreatAR
  • Client: Shi Huijuan
  • LDI: Shanghai DuJuan Engineering Design and Consultants Limited
  • Interior Design: ShangRuiYuan Building Design Consultants Limited
  • Landscape design: Atelier VISION
  • Chief architect: Yu Ting

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Son Yang Won Memorial Museum in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea by KOMA Architects

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Article source: KOMA Architects 

This architectural project was commissioned as a monument to the national patriot Son Yang Won who was made a saint of the protestant church, for a life of holy sacrifice and devout Christian faith during Japanese Colonial Era. The project has been constructed as a ‘Symbolic space memorial’, in which the three guiding mentalities of Son Yang Won, ‘Resistance’, ‘Sacrifice’, and ‘Reconciliation’ are structured for view throughout the three exhibition spaces.

Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon

  • Architects: KOMA Architects
  • Project: Son Yang Won Memorial Museum
  • Location: Gusung-ri, Chilwon-myeon, Haman-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Client: Son Yang Won Memorial Society
  • Structure engineer: Sen Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical engineer: Jusung ENG
  • Electrical engineer: Hangil Engineering
  • Construction: Conerstone Construction
  • Landscape Design: Yun Youngjo
  • Built Area: 1,268.06㎡
  • Completion Year: April, 2016

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The Baltic Gate in Helsinki, Finland by Taller Proyectual

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Architects: Taller Proyectual

Helsinki is a multicultural, diverse, enigmatic and charming city, considered one of the best cities in the world in all aspects, also known as the \”Pearl of the Baltic\”. It is a cultural, urban and sustainable worldwide reference.

Image Courtesy © Taller Proyectual

  • Architects: Taller Proyectual
  • Project: The Baltic Gate
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: Municipality of Helsinki
  • Team: Miguel A. Arias
  • Area: 44 Ha
  • Year: 2015

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A Former Grain Silo in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: JGMA 

JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: A Former Grain Silo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Changchun Northeast Asian Cultural & Art Complex in Jilin Province, China by The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology 

Back Ground Information

Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex, with the land used for its construction in Changchun Airport Economic Development Zone, close to Longjia International Airport, is Jilin Province’s important window towards the world. The base is located on the south bank of Longze Lake, facing the Conference and Exhibition Center, the Conference Center and the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on the north bank. The completion of this project has a catalytic role in the formation of Northeast Asian political, economic, financial, commercial and trade and cultural “CBD” around Longze Lake. The design of the project is based on the image requirement that Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex should be constructed from an international prospective, the regional characteristics of Changchun Airport and the functional properties of the cultural cluster, with the “Snowfield Flagship and Culture Carrier” design concept put forward, the museum complex positioned as an international modern culture pilot cluster featuring multinational fusion.

Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology

  • Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Project: Changchun Northeast Asian Cultural & Art Complex
  • Location: South Longze Lake, Airport Economic Development Zone, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
  • Principle architect: Mei Hongyuan
  • Scale: Approximate 290,000m²
  • Total land area: 378500m²
  • Total construction area: 295270m²
  • Volume rate: 0.68
  • Greening rate: 35.2%
  • Design period: 2017.01-2017.02

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ACTIVATE, GENERATE, INTEGRATE! in Kristiansand, Norway by SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects

The Museum of Modern Art

We wanted to create a powerful image for the city skyline and a poetic spatial experience for the art lover. At the same time we wanted to keep the industrial image of the Silo. We wanted to give it new life without gentrifying it.

Our Museum is a hybrid Silo, industrial once, now filled with light and art. Its warehouse remains a warehouse, its tubes get filled with light and movement, its ethereal extensions do not disturb the robustness of the original structure, while the big horizontal ‘crane’ reflects the sunlight.

Image Courtesy © SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter

  • Architects: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter
  • Project: ACTIVATE, GENERATE, INTEGRATE!
  • Location: Kristiansand, Norway
  • DESIGN TEAM:
    • Project manager: Rena Sakellaridou
    • Partner in charge (MEINICH ARKITEKTER): Ragnhild Torsteinsrud-Smith
    • Partner in charge (SPARCH): Morpho Papanikolaou
  • Sparch: A.Georgiadis, N.Tsompikou, N.Apergis, A.Verteouri, P.Tsogas, A.Vassileiou, Ch.Theodoropoulos, I.Kloni, G.Papanikolaou, architects
  • Students: G.Apostolopoulos, Th.Sandros, K.Venieris
  • Meinich arkitekter: N. Bongard, E. Serenko
  • External Lighting: Eleytheria Deko

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Torsby Finnskogscentrum in Värmland, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

Bornstein Lyckefors Architects has designed a museum and cultural center in an old school in the forest outside Torsby, Sweden. The museum pays tribute to slash-burn agriculture Finns who settled deep into the forests in the early 1600s.

The facade consists of 300 logs that has been cut down in the woods surrounding the museum. They are decorticated, untreated, cleaved in half, and mounted on a rack surrounding the building, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
  • Project: Torsby Finnskogscentrum
  • Location: Värmland, Sweden
  • Client: Värmlands Museum
  • Team: Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Johan Olsson, Elle-Kari Mannerfelt, Alexandra Lindberg, Monica Warwick
  • Building cost: 5,9 M SEK
  • Size: 2000 sqm
  • Date: 2014

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“Evolutioneum” – A special exhibition at the Zoological Museum in Hamburg, Germany by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

What could a natural history museum of the 21st century look like? The special exhibition of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) in the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, provides some answers. In the context of the Evolutioneum workshop, scholarship students of the aac have produced designs in two parts, which are on display at the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, until 27 August. The Evolutioneum is a museum concept which builds a bridge between science and the public, and which also provides space for natural science collections and exhibitions.

External Perspective, Image Courtesy © aac hamburg

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: “Evolutioneum” – A special exhibition at the Zoological Museum
  • Location: Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, access via Bundesstrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Bredt and aac hamburg
  • Aac team: Annika Göttle, Christine Graff, Enno Maass, Anja Meding
  • Workshop directors for the Evolutioneum: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
  • Exhibition design and project management: Heidi Knaut, Amran Salleh
  • Graphic design ON Grafik, Hamburg: Tom Wibberenz with Hendrik Sichler and Felix Heining
  • Exhibition dates: April 28 – August 27, 2017
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Mondays and holidays, admission free

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