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FINE ARTS MUSEUM in Badajoz, Spain by Estudio Arquitectura Hago

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Article source: Estudio Arquitectura Hago

The backbone of the architectural strategy for the extension project of the Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz is meant to regain an Identity: a new built environment (Architecture) that interacts with the urban context (City) through its cultural content (Museum).

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Estudio Arquitectura Hago
  • Project: FINE ARTS MUSEUM
  • Location: Badajoz, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Team: Antonio Álvarez-Cienfuegos Rubio & Emilio Delgado Martos, architects.
  • Structural design: Andrés Rubio Morán, Juan Ruiz & Eliseo Pérez
  • Facilities engineer: Carlos Úrculo Cámara, Úrculo Ingenieros & Luis Fernández Conejero
  • Quantity Surveyor: Carlos Rubio Manso, José Luis Gómez Morillo & Manuel Trenado
  • Collaborators: Ignacio Herreros, Javier Bachiller & Iago Sánchez
  • Area: 3.298,39 m2

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Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is the premier training ground for fine arts conservation and research. It plays a leading role both in the preservation of art and in the advancement of conservation science. The Straus Center supports the Harvard Art Museums by providing analysis of and treatments to the approximately 250,000 objects in all media in the museums’ collections, dating from ancient times to the present.

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy ©  Michel Denancé

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Project: Harvard Art Museums
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Lesvants, Michel Denancé, Nic Lehoux
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Harvard Art Museums
  • Design team: M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic,A.Sternand J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacio, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Consultants: Robert Silman Associates (structure); Arup (MEP engineering, lighting design, facade engineering, code consulting, LEED consulting); Nitsch Engineering (civil engineering); Anthony Associates (wood scientist);Davis Langdon (cost consultant);  Sandy Brown Associates (acoustics); Carl Cathcart (arborist); Building Conservation Associates (restoration consultant)

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The Sonorous Museum by ADEPT

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Article source: ADEPT

In the listed ’Radio House’ of Copenhagen, by renowned Danish Architect Vilhelm Lauritzen, the Danish National Museum has recently re-opened its vast collection of historical musical instruments. The elegant modernistic building from the 1950’ies have gone through an extensive refurbishment, respectfully carried out to emphasize the unique character of the listed building’s materiality and detailing.

Classic and modern details, Image Courtesy © Laura Stamer

Classic and modern details, Image Courtesy © Laura Stamer

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: The Sonorous Museum
  • Photography:  Laura Stamer, Kaare Viemose

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MADRID Digital Arts Museum – SECOND PRIZE WINNER

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source:  Ctrl+Space Architectural

SECOND PRIZE
“LACORRALA” by Spanish team Arch. Vicente Hernandez Vaquero / Silvia Rodriguez Iglesias, Coruña – Spain

The new Digital Arts Museum of Lavapiés incorporates an existing and characteristic element of the neighborhood: “the corrala”. Through this, past and present are joined together in order to guarantee the historic memory.
The program is divided in two harmonious volumes with the surrounding, connected by the new interpretation of the corrala: LACORRALA. This element generates an interstitial void in between to allow the public access to culture and light. The courtyard captures natural light during the day and filters it towards interior spaces, which require a controlled light in order to take care of the exhibition room needs. At sunset the light box illuminates the outskirts of Lavapiés, turning in the hub of neighborhood life.

Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space

MADRID Digital Arts Museum – FIRST PRIZE WINNER

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Ctrl+Space Architectural

FIRST PRIZE
“Urban Interface” by Arch. Michelangelo Vallicelli / Lorenzo Sant’Andrea / Nicolò Troianiello, Rome – Italy

If we had to think completely in utopian terms and not responding to any specific building requirements, the solution we would better strive would have been a completely open space not being an architectural enclosure with the external environment. We would have hoped that its contents could be completely stored within a server connected to the Internet, open to anyone, anywhere. Rather being only an artworks container it could be an ‘interface’. Our project instead aims to be a ‘meta-museum’, which allow individuals anywhere in the world to upload and submit their own installations, video documentation, discussions, and that through the museum’s envelope, be returned to the city and to the local reality of Lavapiés. Being as a large public display, it can also resubmit information in its virtual site and the world wide web.

Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space

MADRID Digital Arts Museum – THIRD PRIZE WINNER

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Ctrl+Space Architectural

THIRD PRIZE
Project by Polish team: Arch. Robert Barelkowski / Leszek Chlasta / Adam Tuszynski / Mateusz Jarzabkiewicz, from Armageddon Biuro Projektowe, Poznan – Poland

Where should digital art be presented? We believe it should become a place merging the analog with the virtual, a place allowing for constant redefinition of how digital can interact with the physical. We are strongly convinced DAMM cannot replicate the typology of a typical museum, providing a flexible open source experiencing of the art.
Outer skin makes it an institution active regarding of whether building is open or closed, interactive screens allow for exploration, contemplation, research or play.
[…] Open floor as well as suspended grid gives infinite options to rearrange, at the same time provide human-responsive surfaces to reflect the visitors’ behavior.

Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space

  • Architects: Ctrl+Space Architectural
  • Project: MADRID Digital Arts Museum – THIRD PRIZE WINNER
  • Location: MADRID, Spain

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MADRID Digital Arts Museum – IDEAS COMPETITION – Honorable Mention

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: Ctrl+Space Architectural

HONORABLE MENTION 

  • Architects: Ctrl+Space Architectural
  • Project: MADRID Digital Arts Museum – IDEAS COMPETITION – Honorable Mention
  • Location: MADRID, Spain

Project by Polish team: Arch. Michał Sapko / Patrycja Stołtny / Brygida Zawadzka / Duong Vu Hong

The main concept bases on focusing on the principal features of digital art and transforming them into architecture. […] By using the digital screens, introducing the flexible areas – thanks to fractal structure and steel construction – as well as interactive expositions we want to show the importance of modern technology in contemporary museum design. Additionally, the work of the museum states in line with sustainable policy.
The building is divided into two parts: one solid, including the museum zones and the other – transparent, 5-storey open space, which is the extension of the nearby street. Newly created public space invites visitors to the museum and can be important according to the organization of city events, as well as a catalyst of culture in Madrid.

Polish team, Image Courtesy © Ctrl+Space Architectural

Polish team, Image courtesy of Ctrl+Space

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The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark by POLYFORM

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: POLYFORM 

The new landscape in front of The National Gallery of Denmark is designed as a melting pot – where art can mix with urban life. The urban space is created by Danish POLYFORM Architects and Dutch landscape architects Karres en Brands and has received a warm welcome from the Copenhageners. At the opening event the museum set a new visitor record as almost 8.000 people celebrated the city’s new artsy urban space.

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

Courtesy © Wichmann+Bendtsen

  • Architects: POLYFORM
  • Project: The museum garden at the National Gallery of Art
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Wichmann+Bendtsen, Helle Kristiansen
  • Software used: Autocad and for renderings Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator.
  • Client: The National Gallery of Denmark/ City of Copenhagen/ Annie og Otto Johs. Detlefs Foundation
  • Area: 10.000 square meters
  • Budget: 2,7 million euros
  • Team: Thomas Kock, Jonas Sangberg, Sylvia Karres, Bart Brands, Signe Hertzum, Nikolaj Frølund Thomsen, Henrik Thomas Faurskov, Sofie Mandrup, Sofia Bergman, Tomas Degenaar, Elke Krausmann, Sander Vedder, Marianne Weeke Borup og Julie Thorsø Hansen

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MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM in AUSTIN, TEXAS by FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Article source: FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

The new Mexic-Arte Museum will be a showcase in Austin, Texas for contemporary Mexican and American art. Currently in early design stages, the museum’s form is derived from circular objects in Mexican culture such as the Aztec Calendar and the pelota game. The new art center aims to uphold a Mexican presence and sense of identity by representing itself as a world-class cultural institution.

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

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C-City in Kerkrade, The Netherlands by Shift architecture urbanism

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

Construction of the museum district C-City, designed by Shift Architecture Urbanism, has started in Kerkrade, Netherlands. Two new public facilities, Cube and Columbus, will be added to the existing, highly successful Discovery Centre Continium. With these additions, Kerkrade, a town at the Dutch-German border, will host the first design museum in the Netherlands, the first inverse planetarium in Europe as well as a wide range of new amenities for the public. Shift Architecture Urbanism’s design is an urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by a vast, underground public space. C-City will mark the entrance into Kerkrade for both train passengers and visitors arriving by car from the main access road. The new museum quarter will open its doors at the end of 2015, with a total budget of 20,5 million Euro.

Image Courtesy © Shift architecture urbanism

Image Courtesy © Shift architecture urbanism

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: C-City
  • Location: Kerkrade, The Netherlands
  • Client: Continium, Kerkrade, NL
  • Architecture and Urbanism: Rotterdam, NL
  • Project architects: Thijs van Bijsterveldt, Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans
  • Team: Pieter Heymans, Rene Sangers, Davide Prioli, Thomas Grievink, Dalia Zakate
  • Advisor construction: ABT, Delft
  • Advisor building code and fire safety: Breau Bouwkunde, Rotterdam, NL
  • Advisor Installations: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Construction management: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Contractor: Mertens Bouwbedrijf, Weert, NL
  • Contractor installations: Spie, Elsloo, NL
  • Execution construction: Van de Laar, Eindhoven, NL

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