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Zi Bo The Great Wall Museum of Fine Art in China by Arch Studio

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Article source: Arch Studio

Project Background: There’s a dilapidated industrial factory, not far from Zibo train station, is located behind the bustling downtown. The industrial factory was established in 1943, and it was originally a pharmaceutical factory. However, as the developing of urbanization, the factory was forced to stop and move to new district. All the equipment had been removed, only left a empty factory. After abandoned for years, the factory is now have the turn of fortune’s wheel. The factory had it potential of long-span structure and its earthy texture. It became a desirable place to visit for many artists. Thus, the factory transforms the industrial relic to the contemporary art museum. The reconstruction area is a rectangle shape about 3800 sq./m, include 3 factory and a few unequal-sized storage. It was hardly to see some trees and plant, because there is a civil air defense facility under the concrete floor.

Image Courtesy © Arch Studio

Image Courtesy © Arch Studio

  • Architects: Arch Studio
  • Project: Zi Bo The Great Wall Museum of Fine Art
  • Location: Shan Dong Province, Zibo, China
  • Design team: Han Wen qiang、Cong Xiao、Huang Tao
  • Architectural space: 3795 sq./m
  • Design time: 2014.11—2015.10
  • Construction time: 2014.11—2015.01


Oita Prefectural Art Museum in Japan by Shigeru Ban Architects

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Shigeru Ban Architects

Typical museums are usually a closed building type which prevents the public from knowing what activities are going on inside and deprives them of the chance to enjoy art.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Hirai

  • Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects 
  • Project: Oita Prefectural Art Museum
  • Location: Oita, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Hirai


Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand by Patterson Architects Associates

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Article source: Patterson Architects Associates

The new Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, designed by
Patterson Architects Associates, opens as a combined art museum with the Govett-Brewster
Art Gallery on 25 July, 2015.

Image Courtesy © Patterson Architects Associates

Image Courtesy © Patterson Architects Associates


Job Lounge for Groninger Museum in Netherlands by STUDIO JOB

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Article source: STUDIO JOB

The lounge created by Studio Job for the Groninger Museum is a showpiece in itself.

The design duo of Job Smeets (1970) and Nynke Tynagel (1977) was inspired by 19th-century private clubs full of smoking gentlemen in top hats. These were once sophisticated bastions with thick-pile carpets on creaking wooden floors; chandeliers were suspended from richly decorated ceilings supported by solid pillars. The muffled silence was only broken by the calming spatter of the fountain at the entrance. It was an ivory tower for the elite – just as it was on the Titanic. It is not without reason that this world has vanished.

Image Courtesy © Robert Kot

Image Courtesy © Robert Kot

  • Architects: STUDIO JOB
  • Project: Job Lounge for Groninger Museum
  • Location: Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Robert Kot, Peter Tahl
  • Architect Museum: Alessandro Mendini, Coop Himmelblau, Philippe Starck, Michéle de Lucchi
  • Design Job Lounge: Studio Job (Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel)
  • Project Design Team: Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel
  • Client: Groninger Museum (more…)


Thursday, July 2nd, 2015


The generative concept of the museum is derived from the potent imagery of Yunnan’s famed local “stone forests”, the dramatic geography of raw, powerful beauty of the geological landscapes sculpted by nature over millennia, and the idea of stacked boxes holding fragile treasures, giving the architecture its defining metaphor as an assembled container of artifacts – a group of spatial volumes that congregates to form a larger mass, where individual pieces are still evident.


Image Courtesy © WENMING CHU

  • Project: YUNNAN MUSEUM
  • Location: Kunming, Yunnan, China
  • Photographer: WENMING CHU
  • SITE AREA: 91,000 sq. m
  • TOTAL G.F.A.: 60,000 sq. m
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: RMB¥522,95 million


The new Museo Novecento in Florence, Italy by Avatar Architettura

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: Avatar Architettura

The new Museum of the Twentieth Century (Museo Novecento), dedicated to Italian art of the twentieth century, is housed in the old Hospital of San Paolo in Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy. Avatar Architettura was responsible for the museographic and exhibition design of the Museo Novecento. The project defines the museum setting as a suspended space. Visitors come upon it through lively devices for spatial meditation which, placed at the start of the exhibition path, on the first floor of the cloister, introduce them to contemporary experiences and artistic research. While the entrance is characterized by a clearly recognizable architectural solution, Avatar Architettura created the rest of the path as a sort of “suspended space.” More neutral, but physically present and material, the setup of the rooms starts with the metallic floor and continues in the panels that emerge from the walls in some of the rooms.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: Avatar Architettura
  • Project: The new Museo Novecento
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Pietro Savorelli


Grey Matter|Louisville Children’s Museum Competition in Kentucky by PLUS-SUM Studio

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: PLUS-SUM Studio

Children are naturally curious, seeking opportunities to playfully explore while wondering about the magical possibilities of the world around them. Wonder and the process of discovery are fundamental to the mission of a children’s museum and our design strategy. We seek to engage the human minds potential via an innovative architectural expression that activates the senses, ignites imagination, and heightens anticipation of new discoveries revealed as you move through space. One oscillates between interior and exterior mental, physical, and conceptual limits.

View to SE entrance from park - Morning, Image Courtesy © PLUS-SUM Studio

View to SE entrance from park – Morning, Image Courtesy © PLUS-SUM Studio

  • Architects: PLUS-SUM Studio
  • Project: Grey Matter | Louisville Children’s Museum Competition
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky


Guggenheim Helsinki in Finland by PLUS-SUM Studio

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Article source: PLUS-SUM Studio

Our proposal strategically intensifies and reimagines the Guggenheim Museum producing an iconic cultural landmark by sculpting natural light through physical and conceptual layers. These strata develop a rich, dynamic and varied experience synergistically contextualizing the museum at multiple scales to the material and cultural fabric of Helsinki and Finland. The design supplants the object/icon building (visually distinct, discrete parts) with a new subtle icon, embedded in Finnish culture (emotional, connected) and redefines Helsinki as an urbanized landscape; an extension of the museum.

View From North Market Area - Museum Defines Southern End of New Pedestrian District, Image Courtesy © PLUS-SUM Studio

View From North Market Area – Museum Defines Southern End of New Pedestrian District, Image Courtesy © PLUS-SUM Studio

  • Architects: PLUS-SUM Studio
  • Project: Guggenheim Helsinki
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Software used: Rhino3D and Maxwell 


Museum for Qujing Culture Center Completed in China Designed by Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter

Qujing is one of a kind. Two impossible miracles co-exist in city of Qujing: the Longyan Tablet and a fish fossil of 4,000-billion-year-old. While Longyan Tablet marks the invention of a prominent calligraphic style, the fish fossil rewrites geology in human history. The archaeological relics are both metaphor and subject matter of the project. According to Plato, “whatever once exists can never cease to exist,” the collective consciousness of the city and her citizens awaits a resurrection, in a contemporary setting, through the materialization of a series of significant projects.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter

Image Courtesy © Atelier Alter

  • Architects: Hordor Design Group and Atelier Alter
  • Project: Museum for Qujing Culture Center Completed
  • Location: Qujing, Yunnan, China
  • Client: Qujing Culture and Sport Center Building Commission
  • Principals in Charge: Yan Huang
  • Design Architect: Yingfan Zhang, Xiaojun Bu
  • Project Architect: Qiuda Lin, Weining Lin
  • Architecture Design Team: Zhanghan Zheng,Zhenqing Que, Ling Zeng, Jeff Ding (more…)

Dessau Bauhaus Museum by Selim Senin

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The part of plot which virtually has no tree has been selected for deployment of the museum. In order not to prevent the existence of ODF monument, the building was finished behind the monument. The main entrance is provided via FriedrichstraBe. After entering the museum, temporary exhibition hall is reached which has been designed to take place in parallel manner to KavalierstraBe. At the end of temporary exhibition, workshop space and main exhibition hall starts. Workshop space is open to use via external access from the side of ODF monument as well. Temporary exhibition hall and workshop space are completely enabled to integrate with each other thanks to operable glass division panels.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Dessau Bauhaus Museum
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray, Autocad, Photoshop 


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