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San Pellegrino church restoration and outfitting of plaster deposits in Lucca, Italy by MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS ​

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Article source: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS ​

The Church of San Pellegrino in the historic centre of Lucca takes its name from its location which is on Via San Pellegrino, now called Via Galli Tassi: the northernmost route to the city of Lucca on Via Francigena.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
  • Project: San Pellegrino church restoration and outfitting of plaster deposits
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Pietro Savorelli
  • Work Supervision: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
  • Contractor: Lorenzini Pietro s.r.l., Moretti Restauri, S2 s.r.l., Tarchiani s.r.l., Tecno Service s.r.l.
  • Size: 310 mq
  • Project Assignment: 2015
  • Site: 2015-16

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Discovering Taiwan in Taipei by Studio TING

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Article source: Studio TING

Discovering Taiwan is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the History of the collections of the National Taiwan Museum, the History of the Natural and Aboriginal Treasures of Taiwan, and the History of Japanese Researchers who built this institution one century ago. The exhibition scenography links this past to the future by questioning the prospect of cultural heritage through 367 pieces including 265 of the most important pieces from the Museum’s collection, facing sculptural, video and sound installations created by contemporary Taiwanese artists.

Image Courtesy © Christophe Gaubert

  • Architects: Studio TING
  • Project: Discovering Taiwan
  • Location: No. 2, Xiangyang Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Photography: Christophe Gaubert
  • Client: National Taiwan Museum
  • Space Design Team: Yinling Yeh, Wei-sheng Chang, Chrystel Charrat, Shuchong Hu, Yi-Hsiu Yang
  • Graphic Design Team: Shih-yu Tuan, Chan Chang
  • Editorial Team: Yiyu Chuang, Ying-Hau Chen
  • Multimedia Team: Documentary: Julien Lu, Jing-Fang Liu, Wei Chen / 3D animation: Zong-Yu Hsieh / Interactive media art: Po-Chih Chang / Interactive media content: Shi Wen-Cheng, Tsai Cheng-Hau, Du Shiau-Mei
  • Budget: approx. 1.200.000 US$
  • Area: 637 m²
  • Public Opening: November 2017

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Kondo Museum in Kyoto Pref., Japan by Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Article source: Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio 

KONDO MUSEUM, situated near the main gate of Kyoto’s Kiyomizu-dera Temple, by the Chawan-zaka approach to the temple.

It is believed that the ancient city of Kyoto is guarded by four mythological creatures in four separate quarters. The area surrounding the temple, is called Higashiyama district. This eastern region of Kyoto has long been known as a holy place of pristine water under the reign of Seiryu, the azure dragon and guardian of the city’s east. In this sacred area, a traditional local craft, known as Kiyomizu ceramics has continued to evolve since the Edo period. This museum was originally established in commemoration of Yuzo Kondo, the renowned master of Kiyomizu ceramics. Our project was to refurbish this memorial museum.

Image Courtesy © Yasuko Okamura

  • Architects: Mamiya Shinichi Design Studio
  • Project: Kondo Museum
  • Location: Kyoto Pref., Japan
  • Photography: Yasuko Okamura, Hiroshi Tanigawa
  • Date of Completion: 2017

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Rose Museum in Beijing, China by NEXT ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Article source: NEXT ARCHITECTS

On 23 May 2016, the world’s first Rose Museum officially opened to the public. This is the same day as the start of the 2016 World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) Convention. “The Rose Museum aims to create a new architecture for China, in which history and modernity, art and architecture blend,” explains NEXT architects China partner Jiang Xiaofei. For this unique building NEXT Architects China designed a solid museum volume covered by a silk-like skin of stainless steel with a papercut pattern of Chinese roses.

Image Courtesy © Xiao Kaixiong

  • Architects: NEXT ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Rose Museum
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Xiao Kaixiong
  • Main Contractor: Beijing Tianheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Team: John van de Water, Jiang Xiaofei, WangYan, ShenYaosen, Jiang Lai, Gao Shuang, Wang Xiao
  • Client: Beijing Tianheng Building Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Floor Area: Span: 17.000 m2
  • Preliminary Design: Oct 2013
  • Final design: Sept 2014
  • Start Building: Dec 2014
  • Completion: 05 / 2016

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National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands by i29 interior architects

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Article source: i29 interior architects

i29 transforms National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof in Leeuwarden, NL

Leeuwarden is the European Capital of Culture 2018, and museum Princessehof celebrates its 100th birthday. This anniversary was the motive for a major renovation of the museum, with the goal of increasing its appeal and accessibility to visitors. i29 interior architects created a surprisingly modern interior in the monumental buildings, which date from the 18th century. The design features an entrance hall including the museum store and tearoom, the museum square and exhibition areas for the vast collections.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: i29 interior architects
  • Project: National Museum of Ceramics Princessehof
  • Location: Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: The Princessehof Museum
  • Interior Design: Jaspar Jansen, Jeroen Dellensen, Begona Masia, Shyla Rietveld, Egle Jacinaviciute.
  • Concept/Communications: The Ambassadors of Aesthetics, Menno Landstra
  • Project Management: FMXXL
  • Contractor: bouwbedrijf Van Marrum bv
  • Interior Construction: Zwartwoud bv
  • Surface Area: 1,200 m2

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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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