Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Friday, August 25th, 2017
Article source: Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker imagineers
Varde Museums, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, and Tinker Imagineers celebrate the opening of TIRPITZ – a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast of Denmark.
Image Courtesy © Mike Bink Photography
- Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group and Tinker imagineers
- Project: TIRPITZ, a ‘Hidden Museum’
- Location: Blåvand, Denmark
- Photography: Mike Bink Photography, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Colin John Seymour, Erik Bär, Tinker imagineers, Rasmus Hjortshoj, Rasmus Bendix
- Collaborators: Kloosterboer Decor, AKT, BIG IDEAS, Fuldendt, Lüchinger+Meyer, COWI, Svend Ole Hansen, Gade & Mortensen Akustik, Bach Landskab, Ingeniørgruppen syd, Kjæhr & Trillingsgaard, Pelcon
- Size: 2,800 m2
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
Article source: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
Western or Eastern?
DongZhuang-Building Museum of Western Regions, is located in Tuoli Township of Nanshan Grasslands, 30 km away from Urumqi City, and is built on the site of a previous grain shop that existed more than sixty years ago. Since the ancient times, architectural design which is inspired by natural landscape has always been exciting. The Museum, facing the city in the south and backed by the mountain in the north, has no disturbance on surrounding vegetation. From afar, it looks like an off-white stone rolled down from the mountain, standing quietly and naturally in the open and vast Gobi desert of Inner Eurasia. Part of the Museum was designed as a guest house containing a private art gallery and the other is open to the public where passengers could have some rest. Cement, sand, necessary rebar and least glass are all components of the building for ecology protection and resource conservation. The thick walls and small windows shield against the scorching sun in summer and chillness in winter. The principles and methods of traditional technologies for cavity walls, ramming earth, sun-dried mud bricks and laying stones are adopted to construct a simple, reliable and durable building. The texture of materials is highlighted on the building’s surface to obtain a “natural” completeness of a non-specific space. The design respecting the data framework and ecological cycle reflects the diversity, liberty and obscureness of local life and endows the building with liberty, freeness and vitality. DongZhuang is a “transparent” presence, with no clear internal floors, possibilities of uncertain and multiple applications, and UDLR interconnection. It takes advantage of natural presences in a smart way to protect against wind and snow and realize ventilation and day lighting. The perfect concave-convex matching with the outer space and the existing space chiseled and space “created” as required for the workers’ needs makes a building under the concept of “harmony” and “container”.
a corner of DongZhuang, Image Courtesy © Yao Li
- Architects: Xinjiang Wind Architectural Design & Research Institute Co.,Ltd.
- Project: DongZhuang-Building Museum
- Location: Western Ecological Environment Research Center, 23 Baijiangou Village, Tuoli Township, Urumqi County, Xinjiang, China
- Photography: Yao Li
- Design Team: Liu Xu, Zhang Haiyang, Liu Erdong, Zhang Zhong, Zhang Qing, Zhang Jian
- Technical and economic target: land used for building 1,990 m2; building area 800 m2; total construction area 7,700 m2; underground area 1,750 m2; floor area 5,950 m2; building density 40%; floor area ratio 3.87
- Scale of construction: 7,700 m2, with one story underground and 3 stories above ground
- Completed in: July 2016
Friday, August 18th, 2017
Article source: Marcus Novais Architecture
The challenge of designing a new home for one of the largest collections of photography in Brazil, until then kept away from public knowledge, was accepted with great sense of responsibility to display this historical record. The art collection consists of more than 2,000 pieces including historical names such as Steve McCurry, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Marcel Gautherot, who share space with other leading artists in contemporary production – among them are André Liohn, Claudia Andujar, Rosângela Rennó , and others.
Image Courtesy © Celso Oliveira
- Architects: Marcus Novais Architecture (Marcus Novais, Lucas Novais )
- Project: Fortaleza Photography Museum
- Location: Rua Frederico Borges, 545, Fortaleza, Brazil
- Photography: Celso Oliveira and Igor Ribeiro
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
- Collaborators / Contributors Coordinating Architects: Yuri Praça and Thiago Baêtas
- Team: Fernando Araújo, Daphny Xavier, Renato Oliveira, Andrinne Araújo, Marcela Craveiro Curatorship / Curatorship Ivo Mesquita
- Surface: 1,939.05 m²
- Completion: 2017
Sunday, August 6th, 2017
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Designs for the Sleuk Rith Institute – a new institution and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh – have been unveiled. The institute brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library.
The vision of Youk Chhang, a tireless human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational and research facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future.
Library Exterior & Reflecting Pool, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Sleuk Rith Institute
- Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Client: Sleuk Rith Institute, Document Center of Cambodia
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- Concept Design:
- Design Director: DaeWha Kang
- Lead Designer/Project Leader: Brian Dale
- Project Team: Malgorzata Kowalczyk, Michal Wojtkiewicz, Torsten Broeder, Fernanda Mugnaini
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Article source: Wutopia Lab
Eight tenths Garden is an art museum dedicated to arts and crafts, which can also be used as a venue for the conference in the idle hours. It has a coffee shop, a library, offices, bed and breakfasts, as well as a restaurant, study rooms and chess rooms. It is a micro cultural complex in all.
Eight tenths garden was originally a sales center. The sales center was one of the two-story buildings on the street’s triangular corner, with a four-story circular hall embedded on the top of it. The entrance is located on the garth of the triangle. The other two sides of the building were the neighborhood committee and shops along the street.
Image Courtesy © CreatAR
- Architects: Wutopia Lab
- Project: Eight tenths Garden
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Photography: CreatAR
- Client: Shi Huijuan
- LDI: Shanghai DuJuan Engineering Design and Consultants Limited
- Interior Design: ShangRuiYuan Building Design Consultants Limited
- Landscape design: Atelier VISION
- Chief architect: Yu Ting
Sunday, July 16th, 2017
Article source: KOMA Architects
This architectural project was commissioned as a monument to the national patriot Son Yang Won who was made a saint of the protestant church, for a life of holy sacrifice and devout Christian faith during Japanese Colonial Era. The project has been constructed as a ‘Symbolic space memorial’, in which the three guiding mentalities of Son Yang Won, ‘Resistance’, ‘Sacrifice’, and ‘Reconciliation’ are structured for view throughout the three exhibition spaces.
Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon
- Architects: KOMA Architects
- Project: Son Yang Won Memorial Museum
- Location: Gusung-ri, Chilwon-myeon, Haman-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
- Photography: Joonhwan Yoon
- Client: Son Yang Won Memorial Society
- Structure engineer: Sen Structural Engineers
- Mechanical engineer: Jusung ENG
- Electrical engineer: Hangil Engineering
- Construction: Conerstone Construction
- Landscape Design: Yun Youngjo
- Built Area: 1,268.06㎡
- Completion Year: April, 2016
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Architects: Taller Proyectual
Helsinki is a multicultural, diverse, enigmatic and charming city, considered one of the best cities in the world in all aspects, also known as the \”Pearl of the Baltic\”. It is a cultural, urban and sustainable worldwide reference.
Image Courtesy © Taller Proyectual
- Architects: Taller Proyectual
- Project: The Baltic Gate
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Client: Municipality of Helsinki
- Team: Miguel A. Arias
- Area: 44 Ha
- Year: 2015
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: JGMA
JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.
Image Courtesy © JGMA
- Architects: JGMA
- Project: A Former Grain Silo
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
Back Ground Information
Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex, with the land used for its construction in Changchun Airport Economic Development Zone, close to Longjia International Airport, is Jilin Province’s important window towards the world. The base is located on the south bank of Longze Lake, facing the Conference and Exhibition Center, the Conference Center and the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on the north bank. The completion of this project has a catalytic role in the formation of Northeast Asian political, economic, financial, commercial and trade and cultural “CBD” around Longze Lake. The design of the project is based on the image requirement that Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex should be constructed from an international prospective, the regional characteristics of Changchun Airport and the functional properties of the cultural cluster, with the “Snowfield Flagship and Culture Carrier” design concept put forward, the museum complex positioned as an international modern culture pilot cluster featuring multinational fusion.
Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Project: Changchun Northeast Asian Cultural & Art Complex
- Location: South Longze Lake, Airport Economic Development Zone, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
- Principle architect: Mei Hongyuan
- Scale: Approximate 290,000m²
- Total land area: 378500m²
- Total construction area: 295270m²
- Volume rate: 0.68
- Greening rate: 35.2％
- Design period: 2017.01-2017.02
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Article source: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects
The Museum of Modern Art
We wanted to create a powerful image for the city skyline and a poetic spatial experience for the art lover. At the same time we wanted to keep the industrial image of the Silo. We wanted to give it new life without gentrifying it.
Our Museum is a hybrid Silo, industrial once, now filled with light and art. Its warehouse remains a warehouse, its tubes get filled with light and movement, its ethereal extensions do not disturb the robustness of the original structure, while the big horizontal ‘crane’ reflects the sunlight.
Image Courtesy © SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter
- Architects: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter
- Project: ACTIVATE, GENERATE, INTEGRATE!
- Location: Kristiansand, Norway
- DESIGN TEAM:
- Project manager: Rena Sakellaridou
- Partner in charge (MEINICH ARKITEKTER): Ragnhild Torsteinsrud-Smith
- Partner in charge (SPARCH): Morpho Papanikolaou
- Sparch: A.Georgiadis, N.Tsompikou, N.Apergis, A.Verteouri, P.Tsogas, A.Vassileiou, Ch.Theodoropoulos, I.Kloni, G.Papanikolaou, architects
- Students: G.Apostolopoulos, Th.Sandros, K.Venieris
- Meinich arkitekter: N. Bongard, E. Serenko
- External Lighting: Eleytheria Deko