Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
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
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
- 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
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Article source: Atelier Deshaus
Long Museum West Bund is located at the bank of Huangpu River, Xuhui District, Shanghai Municipality, the site of which was used as the wharf for coal transportation. Before the commencement of the design, a Coal-Hopper-Unloading-Bridge of about 110m in length, 10m in width and 8m in height, which was constructed in the 1950s, is remained with a two-storey underground parking completed as early as two years ago.
Image Courtesy © Atelier Deshaus
- Architects: Atelier Deshaus
- Project: Long Museum West Bund
- Location: No. 3398, Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai
- Architecture design team: Liu Yichun, Chen Yifeng, Wang Longhai, Wang Weishi, Wu Zhenghui, Wang Xuepei, Chen Kun
- Structure, electrical & mechanical engineer: Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co, Ltd.
- Structure, electrical & mechanical design team: Chao Si, Zhang Zhun, Shao Xiaojian, Shao Zhe, Zhang Ying, Shi You, Li Weijiang, Kuang Xingyu, Zhou Zhili
- Lighting design: Shanghai Guangyu Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
- Client: Shanghai Xuhui Waterfront Development, Investment & Construction Co., Ltd.
- Design: November 2011 to July 2012
- Completion: March 2014
- Project area: 33007sqm
- Site area: 19337sqm
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Theresa Himmer
- Project: Entrance
- Location: Iceland, Ísland
- Photography: Kristinn Magnusson
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
- Architects: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers
- Project: DOMunder | An underground discovery
- Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
- Photography: Oliver Schuh
- Software used: Monocoque, Vectorworks, Sketch
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
- Architects: Jean Nouvel
- Project: NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA (NAMOC)
- Location: Dongcheng, Beijing
- Gross area: 130.000 m²
- Plot: 30,000 m²
- Permanent exhibition galleries
- Temporary exhibition galleries
- Research Centre
- Education Centre
- Public spaces and reception
- Administration of the museum
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
- 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
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
- 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.