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V and A Gallery 40 in South Kensington London, UK by 6a architects

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: 6a architects

Situated in the south-western corner of the V&A South Kensington site, Gallery 40 is one of the museum’s largest and most architecturally distinctive interior spaces. The simplified neo-classical gallery, 1600 sqm in area, is based on an octagonal plan with four deep circular alcoves below a flattened domed glass roof.

Image Courtesy © 6a architects

Image Courtesy © 6a architects

  • Architects: 6a architects
  • Project: V and A Gallery 40
  • Location: South Kensington London, UK
  • Client: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
  • Project Team: Tom Emerson, Stephanie Macdonald, Takeshi Hayatsu, John Ross, Alex Maclean
  • Structural Engineer: Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • M&E Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Project Manager: Victoria and Albert Museum Estates Department
  • Contractor: Coniston Limited
  • Lighting Design: BDP
  • Enginee: Andrew Cox Ltd
  • Advanced Works and Mosaic Repair:Sykes and Sons
  • Project Size: 1600m2
  • Completion Date: March 2013

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LOUISVILLE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM in Kentucky by JESÚS TORRES GARCÍA

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: JESÚS TORRES GARCÍA

To begin a project is to first and foremost develop research. In this case there two essential questions, what is a children’s museum, and how to develop a master plan integrating all the dreams of the neighborhood in this promising and rising modern city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Image Courtesy © JESÚS TORRES GARCÍA

Image Courtesy © JESÚS TORRES GARCÍA

  • Architects: JESÚS TORRES GARCÍA
  • Project: LOUISVILLE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
  • Location: Kentucky, USA
  • Architect Team: MARTIN LUETHY · Architect, NEREIDA DE LA MATA · Architect, TERESA GARCÍA-HERRERA · Architect, LOU VERNEJOUL · Student

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Entrance in Iceland, Ísland by Theresa Himmer

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Theresa Himmer

Working with the National Gallery of Iceland as both physical structure and institution, the project investigates classification and flow in light of the seemingly fantastical. Through the creation a new temporary entrance – a liminal zone – the fauna of Iceland is invited into the museum, human and non-human animals alike.

Image Courtesy © Kristinn Magnusson

Image Courtesy © Kristinn Magnusson

  • Architects: Theresa Himmer
  • Project: Entrance
  • Location: Iceland, Ísland
  • Photography: Kristinn Magnusson

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DOMunder | An underground discovery in Utrecht, Netherlands by JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

After many years of discovering, exploring, dreaming, planning, designing, excavating and building, DOMunder was opened in mid June 2014 and Utrecht can boast with another historical attraction.

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

  • Architects: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers
  • Project: DOMunder | An underground discovery
  • Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Oliver Schuh
  • Software used: Monocoque, Vectorworks, Sketch
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NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA (NAMOC) in Dongcheng, Beijing by Jean Nouvel

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: Jean Nouvel

In the presence of Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mrs. Liu Yandong, deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China in charge of Education, Culture, Sciences, Health, Tourism and Sport announced officially on Thursday, September 18th the launch of the design and construction of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) by the French Architect Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD).
Located next to the historic axis of Beijing and symbolically connected to the Forbidden City, the new National Art Museum of China will take its place by its size – 130 000 square meters – and by the importance of its collections – from the Ming Era to today – among the greatest museums of the world.

Image Courtesy © Jean Nouvel

Image Courtesy © Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Jean Nouvel
  • Project: NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA (NAMOC)
  • Location: Dongcheng, Beijing
  • Gross area: 130.000 m²
  • Plot: 30,000 m²
  • Program: 
    • Permanent exhibition galleries
    • Temporary exhibition galleries
    • Research Centre
    • Education Centre
    • Public spaces and reception
    • Auditorium
    • Reserves
    • Administration of the museum
    • Services

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Part to Whole in Korea by HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS

Everything in nature is made up of components. It starts from basic components like atoms and molecules, and grows to bigger components like tissues and organs in order to construct a ‘live’ body. The artificial environment is quite the same. It all starts with basic components like points and lines, and grows to surface and finally construct a space.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: HG-A | LIVE COMPONENTS
  • Project: Part to Whole
  • Location: Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin 
  • Commission: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Exhibition : 2014.08.12 ~ 2015.1.11
  • Materials : 9076 pieces of Wood
  • Construction : Housing Plus
  • Sponsors : Housing Plus

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Diocesan Museum of Molfetta in Italy by FèRiMa

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Article source: FèRiMa

The enlargement of the Diocesan Museum was made in the structure of the former seminary, organized on three levels of visit. The project focuses its attention on two pragmatic choices: welcoming visitors, researchers and experts in the field of historical and artistic heritage.Construction of a museum area with multiple itineraries related to the story in a chronological approach.

Image Courtesy © FèRiMa

Image Courtesy © FèRiMa

  • Architects: FèRiMa
  • Project: Diocesan Museum of Molfetta
  • Location: Molfetta, Italy
  • Client: Diocese of Molfetta-Giovinazzo-Ruvo-Terlizzi
  • Team: archt. Fernando Russo
  • Cosultans: Goppion s.p.a.

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Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands by Erick van Egeraat

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Article source: Erick van Egeraat

The most important aspect of Erick van Egeraat’s design for the new entrance and extension of the Drents Museum is the consistent integration of the museum into the fabric of the city. A balanced play of building, landscape and water, creates a new identity for the extended museum, emphasizing both the scenic character and the cultural-historic face of the city centre of Assen. The new exhibition wing covers 2 000m², all under ground. Its staggered, organic roof consists of a public garden that connects the existing city parks. Openings in the roof allow daylight to enter the exhibition spaces below.

Image Courtesy © R. Tilleman

Image Courtesy © R. Tilleman

  • Architects: Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: Drents Museum
  • Location: Assen, Netherlands
  • Photography: R. Tilleman, J.Collingridge

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CE Museum in Madrid, Spain by Pablo Limón Design Office

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: Pablo Limón Design Office

Pablo Limón Design Office has designed the new summer terrace for the contemporary art museum La Casa Encendida in Madrid.

Image Courtesy © Coke Bartrina

Image Courtesy © Coke Bartrina

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Lunel and Sète offer two new museums to the Languedoc Roussillon region in France By C+D ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Article source: C+D ARCHITECTURE

The recently opened Médard Museum in Lunel and the Maritime Museum in Sète are now part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in Languedoc Roussillon. The region has supported the towns in the financing of these cultural amenities. Benefiting from new funds, the two museums stand out  from the rest because of the way their architecture has been restored – they are both diametrically opposite in historical terms – and because of the content of their respective collections.

Image Courtesy ©  Marie Caroline Lucat

Image Courtesy © Marie Caroline Lucat

  • Architects: C+D ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Lunel and Sète offer two new museums to the Languedoc Roussillon region
  • Location: Sète, France
  • Photography: Marie Caroline Lucat, Eric Pol-Simon

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