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ArtA Kunstencluster in Arnhem, the Netherlands by NL Architects

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Article source: NL Architects

ArtA will be an exciting mixture of public functions: a ‘sandwich’ of cinema, square, museum and park: Art House,Art Square, Art Show, Art Park.

By pushing this programmatic sandwich down on one side the roof becomes accessible. At the same time the building opens up to the river. An easily accessible roof landscape emerges draped over vibrant city life: ‘urban moraine’.

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: ArtA Kunstencluster
  • Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: competition entry
  • Client: City of Arnhem
  • Size: 8,500 sqm
  • NL team:Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Gen Yamamoto, Eke Hoekstra, Jose Ramon Vives,, Laura Riano, Sander van de Weijer, Arne van Wees,, Mario Genovesi en Shane Dalke, Peter Bijvoet, DGMR.

The Ring – Louisville Children’s Museum in Kentucky by ShortList_0 Design Group

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group


Proposed for the next revitalization phase in downtown Louisville Kentucky, this new Louisville Children’s Museum, “The Ring”, embodies both experiential and sustainable Green design. Its primary circulation features an ADA-grade ramp in an innovative format that discards traditional floor planes. Bold geometric shapes and rainbow colors enhance the experience inside and out. Over 500 solar panels form part of The Ring’s southern skin.

Image Courtesy © ShortList_0 Design Group

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group
  • Project: The Ring – Louisville Children’s Museum
  • Location: Kentucky, U.S.A
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit
  • Building Footprint: 41,000sf (3,800sm)
  • Sustainable Design Features: Building integrated PV solar panels, daylight Illumination
  • Annual Power Generation Capability: 123,000 kWh

CENTER FOR INTERPRETATION OF THE BATTLE OF ATOLEIROS in Fronteira, Portugal by Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha


The Center for Interpretation of the Battle of Atoleiros, in Fronteira, is a cultural equipment intended to raise social awareness on the several perspectives over the battle occurred on April 6th 1384, and its importance in the context of the dynastic disputes between the kingdoms of Portugal and Castela, by the end of the XIVth Century.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha
  • Location: Fronteira, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • CLIENT: Município de Fronteira
  • PROJECT YEAR: 2007-2012
  • PROJECT AREA: 935,00 sqm
  • PROJECT TEAM: Doriana Reino, Ana Abrantes, Miguel silva
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Eng.º Miguel Villar e Eng.ª Dina Martins (BETAR, Lda)
  • WATER, DRAINAGE AND FIRE NETWORK PROJECT: Eng.ª Marta Azevedo e Eng.º Jorge Pinheiro (BETAR, Lda)
  • CONTRACTOR: Centrejo
  • SITE COORDINATION & CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION: Município de Fronteira – Eng.º Rui Ferreira

Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts in Chaoyang District, Beijing by penda

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Article source: penda

Located on the eastern 3rd ring road in Beijing, the white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the  monolithic facade, the arch-like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks. The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery.

Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts
  • Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Photography: Xia Zhi
  • Project team: He Quan, Minxue Sun, Dayong Sun, Chris Precht
  • Lighting and Museum Consultant: Jing Ai
  • Project area: 1400sqm on 2 floors
  • Project started: End of October 2013
  • Gallery opened: Beginning of December 2013

Flehite museum in Amersfoort, Netherlands by Bolidt

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Article source: Bolidt

The Flehite Museum, although modest in floor area, treats its visitors to magnificent historical and contemporary works of art. In Amersfoort, Flehite is a big name, but despite this fame, the museum remains true to its setting: everything it presents through its permanent displays and changing exhibitions is dedicated to the (art) history of Amersfoort. A city, which is celebrating its 750th anniversary this year! Opposite the museum building is the Mannenzaal (Men’s Ward), the only remains of a late medieval hospital in the Netherlands, where the sick and elderly were cared for. It now is a prominent part of the Flehite where changing special exhibitions can be visited.

Image Courtesy © Bolidt

  • Architects: Bolidt
  • Project: Flehite museum
  • Location: Amersfoort, Netherlands

MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) IN West Bend by HGA Architects and Engineers

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: HGA Architects and Engineers

The new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin, designed by Jim Shields, FAIA, Project Lead Designer at HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), achieves a subtle balance between architecture as art and architecture as a neutral setting for art. The crisp, triangular geometry of the 31,000-square-foot, two-level museum moves from a glass-enclosed entrance at the southwest corner to a wedge-resolving point at the opposite end, where a glass curtain wall reveals an interior stairwell. Clad in custom, horizontal, modular fiber-cement panels in three shades of white, the surface of the building projects a soft and gentle variegation of color.

Image Courtesy © Darris Lee Harris

  • Architects: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Location: West Bend, U.S.A
  • Photography: Darris Lee Harris
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3DMax and Revit
  • Client: Museum of Wisconsin Art
  • Owner: Thomas Lidtke, Executive Director
  • Start Date: 2009
  • Completion Date: April 2013
  • Design Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Interior Design Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Civil,Landscape Architecture Firm: Graef
  • General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson

Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Netherlands by Bierman Henket architecten

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Bierman Henket architecten

The Wilhelminaplein in Leeuwarden, also known as het Zaailand, has undergone a radical transformation. The enormous square has been re-duced considerably by the addition of the new Fries Museum on the east side and a street front of housing and shops on the north side. The existing Zaailand shopping centre has been given a facelift. This combination of commercial and cultural functions creates a lively, urban atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project: Fries Museum
  • Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel Kievits
  • Design: 2002 – 2007
  • Completion: 2012
  • Opening: 13 september 2013
  • Client: Fries Museum
  • Consultants: Grontmij (structural engineer), Huisman &, Van Muijen (services engineer), Adviesbureau P, eutz en associés bv (building physics), IPMMC (project management)
  • Contractor: BAM Friso

Museumkwartier’s-Hertogenbosch in Netherlands by Bierman Henket architecten

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Bierman Henket architecten 

Combining the new development for the StedelijkMuseum in ’s-Hertogenbosch  with the renovation and extension of Het Noordbrabants Museum has created an continuous museum district in the historical city centre. Contemporary art is merged with regional art, culture and history round the monumental garden of the former provincial government.

Image Courtesy © Joep Jacobs

  • Architects: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project: Museumkwartier’s-Hertogenbosch
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Photography: Joep Jacobs
  • Design: 2005 – 2008
  • Completion: 2012
  • Opening: 24 May 2013
  • Consultants: ABT adviesbureau voor bouwtechniek bv, Grontmij technical management, DGMR bouw bv Wil M. Ummels bouwconsultancy
  • Landscape architect: MTD Landschapsarchitecten
  • Contractor: Bouwcombinatie De Bonth van Hulten and Stam + de Koning


  • Noordbrabants Museum: Provincie Noord-Brabant
  • Stedelijk Museum: Gemeente ’s-Hertogenbosch
  • Museumwoningen: Bouwcombinatie De Bonth van Hulten and Stam + de Koning

Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle, Netherlands by Bierman Henket architecten

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: Bierman Henket architecten

Museum De Fundatie in Zwolle, situated on the border between the mediaeval city centre and the open 19th century parkland with its canals, has been extended with a spectacular volume on the roof of the former Palace of Justice.

The courthouse on Blijmarkt was designed by the architect Eduard Louis de Coninck in 1938 in the neo-classical style. De Coninck intended this style of architecture to symbolise the unity in the legislation of the new kingdom. The building has a double symmetry with a monumental entrance and a central entrance hall extending over two floors.

Image Courtesy © Joep Jacobs

  • Architects: Bierman Henket architecten
  • Project: Museum De Fundatie
  • Location: Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Photography: Joep Jacobs
  • Design: 2010
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Museum De Fundatie / Gemeente Zwolle
  • Consultants: ABT adviesbureau voor bouwtechniek, Huisman &, Van Muijen, Climatic Design, Consult, Bremen Bouwadviseurs
  • Contractor: BAM Oost

Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in St. Petersburg, FL by Alfonso Architects

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: Alfonso Architects

Alfonso Architects has been awarded the building project for the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, MAACM, to be built in St. Petersburg, FL, for collector Rudy Ciccarello and the Two Red Roses Foundation (TRRF). Alberto Alfonso, AIA, will be the lead architect on the 90,000-sq.-ft. museum, which is scheduled to open in early 2016. The four-story museum will include galleries to exhibit hundreds of objects from Ciccarello’s fine and decorative arts collection, as well as additional space for special exhibitions, special events galleries, a small auditorium, a restaurant, cafe, gift shop, and bookstore. Books and catalogues on the Arts and Crafts Movement and the TRRF collection will be archived in a reference library furnished with original Stickley furniture, Tiffany lighting, and other period objects.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Architects

  • Architects: Alfonso Architects
  • Project: Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
  • Location: St. Petersburg, FL,U.S.A
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