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The New Suresnes Museum in France by Encore Heureux and AAVP

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Metropolis Communication

A coloured concrete monolith extends the existing station to host the MUS, the town’s museum of urban and social history. The extension forms the foundation for the station, with its smooth, slightly tilted façade unfolding and running up to the surrounding retaining walls. The station has been preserved in its original form, and the new foundation creates a space for a raised terrace which can be used for openings, educational events or outdoor exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly + Cyrus Cornut

  • Architects: Encore Heureux and AAVP
  • Project: The New Suresnes Museum
  • Location: France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly + Cyrus Cornut

Vliet Museum in Mechelen, Belgium by OKRA Landscape Architects

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: OKRA Landscape Architects


The IJzerenleen is a well-known, broad street in the town centre, enclosed by the town hall and the River Dijle. The IJzerenleen is commonly known as the ‘Champs Elysées’ of Mechelen. It accommodates several famous commercial enterprises such as Windels, Damart, chemist shop ‘t Verguld Schaap and the famous cheese shop Schockaert and the former town hall houses a small museum.

Image Courtesy © OKRA Landscape Architects

  • Architects: OKRA Landscape Architects
  • Project: Vliet Museum
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Process: The assignment was gained from a multiple assignment
  • Name initiator: Town of Mechelen
  • Size and nature of planning area: Brook of 150 meters long and 6 meters wide
  • Execution costs public space: € 500.000, – excluding VAT
  • Date of delivery: September 2011

Archaeological Museum in Oviedo, Spain by PARDOTAPIAArchitects

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: PARDOTAPIAArchitects

A museum should empower the evocative capacity of the memory. In this purpose, the museum is a sum of parts where each has its own value and its own characteristics.

The museum becomes a platform to make visible what was invisible until now.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: PARDOTAPIAArchitects
  • Project: Archaeological Museum
  • Location: Oviedo, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, PARDOTAPIA Architects
  • Software used: CAD software. Autocad
  • Technical Architect:Arsenio Castro
  • Design Team:Stefano Presi, StefaniaAlbiero, David MarsinyachRos
  • Client:Ministry of Culture of Spain
  • Area:5662,18 sqm
  • Construction:Construcciones Alfredo Rodríguez S.A+ARTEMON S.
  • ContestDate:1999
  • Dateofproject: 2002
  • Construction starts: 2004
  • Construction ends: 2008

SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah by Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent

The Evans Center for African American Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design expands the University’s art museum by resurrecting the ruins of the only surviving antebellum railroad complex in the U.S. The project transformed a series of dilapidated freight warehouses originally built in 1853 by African slaves and incorporated them into a complex that includes galleries, art studios, classrooms, a 250-seat theatre, and public gardens. The 82,0000-square-foot expansion intentionally links the site’s historical and geographic context with its contemporary purpose; once part of the Underground Railroad, the Evans Center now celebrates African American art.

Image Courtesy © SCAD, Twilight view of Grand Courtyard

  • Architects: Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: SCAD Museum of Art
  • Location: Savannah, U.S.A
  • Photography: SCAD, Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Software used: Sketchup and Revit.
  • Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Associate Architect: Dawson Architects

MUCAB in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The MUCAB complex (Museum, Music School and Center for Local Development for Women and Youth, Daycare/Child Assistance Center), located in the town of Blanca, was designed to be a core for local representation, where a new kind of urban tension is created to foster activity in the environs of the Segura River.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: MUCAB
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Ayuntamiento de Blanca
  • AUTHOR: Martín Lejarraga
  • PROJECT TEAM, collaborators: Juan García Carrillo. (architect), Francisco Pérez. (technical architecture),Manuel Gil de Pareja. (technical architecture), Mar Melgarejo, Arancha Fernández. (architects), Julián lloret.
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación
  • SITE AREA: 2.150 m2
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 4.629,50 s/r + 2.574,90 b/r m2c
  • START OF PLANNING: project / October 2006
  • COMPLETION: works / April 2007 – November 2010

National Railway Museum restaurant in York, U.K by SHH Architects

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Article source: SHH Architects

SHH has completely redesigned the National Railway Museum’s hospitality offer, following a commission by long-term client Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, which provides catering services at the museum. The radical revamp involved the rebadging and redesign of the popular York attraction’s two main restaurants, as well as creating a third new offer in an external, courtyard space.

Image Courtesy © Alastair Lever

  • Architects: SHH Architects
  • Project: National Railway Museum restaurant
  • Location: York, U.K
  • Photography: Alastair Lever
  • Client: Levy Restaurants / The National Media Museum
  • QS/Project Manager: KMB Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Dimension
  • Shipping Container Contractor: White Circle

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium in Porsgrunn, Norway by COBE & TRANSFORM ARCHITECTS

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


Porsgrunn Maritime Museum and Exploratorium is situated in the Norwegian town of Porsgrunn, 100 km south west of Oslo. The new museum will tell the story of the town’s dock yard industry and its maritime history, which has employed thousands of people from the whole region. In addition, the attractive location of the museum right on the riverside opens up an important process for the city concerning the future extensive urban renewal of the entire Porsgrunn Harbor area.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Project: New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium
  • Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Photography: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Client: Telemark Museum
  • Engineers: Sweco
  • Gross area: 2.000 m²
  • Construction period: 2011-2013
  • Total construction costs: 34 mio. DKK
  • Assignment type: First prize in competition in 2009

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive in NY by TEK Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TEK Architects

The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.

Image Courtesy © TEK Architects

  • Architects: TEK Architects
  • Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
  • Location: NY, U.S.A

DIGITAL MUSEUM in Pecica, Arad County, Romania by Claudiu IONESCU

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Article source: Claudiu IONESCU

“Inspired by Constantin BRANCUSI’s „Miracle” sculpture, the building rises naturally from the ground through golden spirals (the Fibonacci spirals) and crystallizes in a shape that, just like its muse, tries to set itself free from „the past burdens”, striving to rise high. Its shape offers the visitor a feeling of aspiration, an aspiration not only of the building, but of life itself.” – Claudiu IONESCU – architect

Image Courtesy © Bogdan IORGOVAN

  • Architects: Claudiu IONESCU
  • Location: Pecica, Arad County, Romani
  • Photography: Bogdan IORGOVAN
  • Design Team: Claudiu IONESCU, Dragos MILOTIN, Gabriel TAKACS, Calin SEBARCHIEVICI
  • Constructor: S.C. START S.R.L.
  • Area: 125.75 mp
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Grasshopper, Autocad, Photoshop and Dialux.

Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education by Ann Beha Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Ann Beha Architects

Shelburne Museum, renowned for its collection and its 45-acre campus of historic architecture, opened the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education in August 2013. Designed by Ann Beha Architects of Boston, the Center sets a clear 21st century direction within its historic setting.

Image Courtesy © Ann Beha Architects

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education
  • Architect: Katelyn Cotter
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