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Barroca Museum in Mora, Portugal by DC.AD

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: DC.AD 

Design of the architectural project for the Barroca Museum began in 2014 and featured as its core premise the reorganisation of a building located on the Barroca Estate just outside the Portuguese town of Mora.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: DC.AD
  • Project: Barroca Museum
  • Location: Mora, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Client: Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora
  • Authors: Duarte Caldas
  • Contractor: JVC
  • Graphic Design: Love ST. Studio
  • Completion: May 2016

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Art museum in Marl, Germany by Wingårdhs

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: Wingårdhs

Long and narrow like a tube, but solid and unmovable like a block of concrete – in between these two extremes stands the extension to the Marl town hall, designed by Bakema and van den Broek in 1958-62. Their ponderous brutalism resounds through the massive walls of the extension, where the trees on the site have been made to leave their imprint. A relief art work signed by artist Lars Bergström. The position behind the main building makes the extension fall in with the pattern of the place. At the same time, its positioning above the glass boxes of the entrance and the café gives the concrete tube a lightness which is underscored by the long cantilever overlooking the lake. The 7×7 metre narrow art gallery is adapted to the purpose of accommodating temporary sculpture exhibitions. Clear incident lighting from large apertures in various directions varies the character of the 85-metre-long room and links it to the sculpture park outside. A new catwalk over the refurbished piazza points the way directly to the new entrance.

Image Courtesy © Wingårdhs

Image Courtesy © Wingårdhs

  • Architects: Wingårdhs
  • Project: Art museum
  • Location: Marl, Germany
  • Software used: 3D-studio MAX, AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator

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Zhang Daqian Museum in Neijiang, China by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

The construction of Zhang Daqian museum, a project designed by Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT, has begun a few months ago in Neijiang, China.

Zhang Daqian was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the 20th century. Originally known as a guohua painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter.

Image Courtesy © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Image Courtesy © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

  • Architects: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT)
  • Project: Zhang Daqian Museum
  • Location: Neijiang, China
  • Photography: EMBT
  • Client:  Shen Zhen Excellence Kang He Investment and Development Pty., Ltd.”
  • Project director: Daniel Rosselló
  • Design Phase :
    • Project director: Daniel Rosselló.
    • Collaborators: Francesca Origa, Gabriele Rotelli, Verena Vogler, Vaiva Simoliunaite, Susana Oses, Davis Gertners, Ana Isabel Fernandes, Vincenzo Messina, Javier Rivero Carnota, David Mas Trigueros, David Ricardo Ramírez, Evangelia Anamourlogluo, Maria Ioanna Barka, Fabian Vargas, Pauline Suhr, Enrique Franco, Claudia Paola Martinez, Dean Mapeso, Rebeca Pérez Casterà,
  • Construction Phase:
    • Project director: Elena Nedelcu.
    • Collaborators: Wang Lingzhe, Marzia Faranda, Ana Otelea.
  • EMBT Shangai Team:
    • Project Director: Igor Peraza.
    • Collaborators: Qiwei Hu, Chen Hao, Dee Liu, Pey Lung, Kathrine E. Thoen, Wei Song, Lorenzo Trucato.
  • Dates: 2010 – In progress

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington DC by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Adjaye Associates

Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with arguably the nation’s most prestigious new building. Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, the museum will house exhibit galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space for the NMAAHC. As lead designer for the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team, David Adjaye’s approach has been to establish both a meaningful relationship to this unique site as well as a strong conceptual resonance with America’s deep and longstanding African heritage. The design rests on three cornerstones: the “corona” shape and form of the building; the extension of the building out into the landscape – the porch; and the bronze filigree envelope.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
  • Project: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Client: Smithsonian Institution
  • Structural Engineer: Guy Nordeson and Associates, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability Consultant: Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
  • Lighting Consultants: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Acoustics / AV / Theatre / Multi-Media Consultants: Shen Milson Wilke
  • Façade Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • Security Consultants: ARUP North America
  • Contract Value: $504m
  • Total Area: 420,000 ft2

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Yunnan Museum in Kunming by Rocco Design Architects Ltd

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: Rocco Design Architects Ltd

Yunnan Province is home to more than half of the nation’s ethnic minorities. The diverse cultures are unified by its unique landscape and accentriated by the rich colour of different people.

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Rocco Design Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Rocco Design Architects Ltd
  • Project: Yunnan Museum
  • Location: Kunming, Yunnan
  • Site Area: 91,000 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 60,000 sqm
  • Design Date: 2008
  • Completion Date: 2014

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New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History in Bucharest, Romania by Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Our proposal’s aim is to make the people an active part of the building’s life, by exploring it, by being seen and by simply coming together, breeding a sense of tolerance, awareness, identity and mutual respect. The building was envisaged as a democratic place for all people and a centerpiece for a regenerated area of the city, transforming the historic building in a vibrant cultural center that highlights the importance of cultural activities for the contemporary time.

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

  • Architects: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division
  • Project: New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Authors: arh. Razvan Barsan, arh. Dana Ioana Tudor
  • Co-authors: arh. Dragos Nastase, arh. int. Cristina Postu, arh. int. Iulia Ghita, arh. int. Catalina Simion
  • Year: 2016

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Liget Budapest Museum in Hungary by JMA

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: JMA

In response to the Hungarian government’s noble mission to erect new buildings for six important cultural institutions that are to be located within the City Park in Budapest, this design concept focuses on the museums of architecture and photography. The concept encompasses all aspects of the design program so as to present the jury, and the Hungarian people, with architectural works of art in both structure and landscape, that distinguish both the Hungarian culture and the whole of Europe in a world-renown manner. The concept intends to present works of art housing works of art harmoniously, providing an intriguing dynamic that will draw all visitors to its environs in a manner that simultaneously embraces interaction, enriches cultural pride, and satisfies a desire for an experiential aesthetic that will be immeasurably fulfilling and long-lasting.

Image Courtesy © JMA

Image Courtesy © JMA

  • Architects: JMA
  • Project: Liget Budapest Museum
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: Rhino, Maxwell

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Archaoelogy Switzerland at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich by ATELIER BRÜCKNER

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Brückner GmbH

Archaeology Switzerland – National Museum Zurich

The National Museum Zurich provides a new permanent exhibition, designed by ATELIER BRÜCKNER: “Archaeology Switzerland”. It is located in the new building by the architects Christ & Gantenbein, which sculpturally complements the old museum building and makes a continuous and uninterrupted visitor viewing route possible. 500 square metres of exhibition floor space in the shape of lightning lie between the existing cultural-history presentations of the Swiss National Museum. New means of gaining access to the past are thus created – and not only for Swiss people.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects of the exhibition / Exhitibion designers: ATELIER BRÜCKNER GmbH
  • Project: Archaeoloy Switzerland at Swiss National Museum
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Text: by Claudia Luxbacher. English translation by Sean McLaughlin
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2013, Adobe Suite CS5 / Photoshop / Indesign / Illustrator /After Effects & Keynote 2009

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Przełomy in Szczecin, Poland by KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny

PREVIOUS STATE

At the end of the Second World War when the Potsdam Conference (1945) pushed back the German border, part of the region of Western Pomerania remained in Polish territory. The German inhabitants were deported and quickly replaced by new Polish settlers. For decades, Szczecin, the capital of the region, suffered from this uprooting and the ripping apart of its social fabric, a situation aggravated by the fact that, thanks to Soviet censorship, the people were denied a rigorous history of what had actually happened. This memory hole was accompanied by the testimony of numerous physical holes left in the city centre by allied aerial bombing attacks. What had once been a densely-populated, vibrant urban zone was turned into a pockmarked territory which Soviet architecture continued to ill-treat by opening up new motorways, putting up crude constructions of hefty concrete blocks and neglecting the city’s many desolate, empty lots.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

  • Architects: KWKPromes Robert Konieczny
  • Project: Przełomy
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland
  • Photography: Juliusz Sokołowski, Jakub Certowicz, Aneta Popławska-Suś, Magdalena Kotelon
  • Developer: Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie
  • Collaborators: authors: Robert Konieczny, Katarzyna Furgalinska, Dorota Zurek coauthor: Michal Lisinski collaboration: Aleksandra Stolecka, Piotr Tokarski, Adam Radzimski, Joanna Biedna, Magdalena Adamczak
  • Cost: 6,202,500 €
  • Area: 9,577 m2
  • Beginning of the project: 2009
  • Beginning of work: 2012
  • End of work: 2015

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Green Air in St. Louis, Missouri by Nomad Studio

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Nomad Studio 

Conceived as a living, kinetic sculpture nested within the courtyard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, Green Air proposes an immersive space, a hanging garden that floats above a tapestry of ever changing shadows.

Image Courtesy © Alise O'Brien

Image Courtesy © Alise O’Brien

  • Architects: Nomad Studio
  • Project: Green Air
  • Location: Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis (CAM), Missouri, USA
  • Photography: Alise O’Brien, David Johnson and Sarah Rothberg
  • Consultants: LIA Engineering
  • Installation Team: Jessi Cerutti & Caleb Hauck
  • Maintenance Team: St. Louis Master Gardeners

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