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Ica Miami in Florida by ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Article source: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL 

The new headquarters of the ICA MIAMI Foundation emerges with the desire to be an international artistic reference and an icon of Miami´s cultural offer. The museum offers itself to the city, and is conceived within the dispersed urbanism of the “Miami Design District” as a luminous cubic volume, as a “Magic Box”, a “Boite à Miracle”, open on its two north and south fronts through two perforated and reflective facades.

The program of an institution such as the ICA Miami is already an attractive announcement, but why deprive the spaces that host it of a certain degree of seduction?

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: ARANGUREN & GALLEGOS ARQUITECTOS SL
  • Project: Ica Miami
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Client: Norman e Irma Braman. Fundación ICA Miami
  • Autores: Mª José Aranguren López, José González Gallegos
  • Collaborators: Pablo Aranguren, Blanca Juanes, Miguel Alonso, Jacobo Arenal Frías, María Aranguren, Eduardo Tazón
  • Execution Project In Miami, Installations And Structure: Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners
  • Landscape Design: Project – Space´s Jonathan Caplan / Fernando Wong & Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners
  • Surface: 3.450 m2
  • Draft: 12.000.000,00 euros

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Kokillen in Fagersta, Sweden by Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

“Kokillen” is a black iron imprint formed by the site and program molded in a volume that relates to the situation and public space surrounding it. It’s also a building that tells a story about the reason why there is a city in the first place. That’s a story starting with one material – the extraction of iron.

”Kokillen” Ekomuseum, is assembling 60 heritage sites in Bergslagen Sweden in a new Iron Industry museum. One of the sites, The Engelsberg ironworks, is considered to be one of the finest industrial monuments in the world, and was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. The sites include wooden manor, parks, smelting houses, blast furnace, forges, hammers, waterwheels, rapids, pig iron and bar iron production.

Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB

  • Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors Arkitekter AB
  • Project: Kokillen
  • Location: Fagersta, Sweden
  • Client: Ekomuseum Bergslagen, Fagersta kommun
  • Size: 85 square metres
  • Design Team: Andreas Lyckefors (head architect), Per Bornstein, Johan Olsson, Edvard Nyman

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Museum Romeins Halder in Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands by RESET ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Article source: RESET ARCHITECTURE

Reset Architecture transforms a barn at a historical estate into a museum.

This project addresses a current theme of the changing countryside that is no longer mainly used for agriculture. Within this context of change the intention of this project originated from preservation; sharing the past of a beautiful location. The architecture of this adaptive reuse project does not react to history in a nostalgic or thematic way, it uses a more context sensitive approach. The interior has changed to a level in which the old and new merge but still are, without hierarchy, visually present. As a result the new setting evokes a self-evident presence that relates to the characteristics of the natural scenery.

Frontal view of the east facade. New three meter ten high steel doors are placed behind the existing barn doors, Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: RESET ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Museum Romeins Halder
  • Location: Haanwijk 5B, 5271 VG Sint-Michielsgestel, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Brabantslandschap
  • Contractor: De Visser / Bouwgroep Moonen
  • Completion: 2017
  • Built Area: 126m2
  • Design: 2015-2016

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Cultual Center La Gota – Tabacoo Museum in Cáceres, Spain by Losada Garcia Architects

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Article source: Losada Garcia Architects 

Cultural Center La Gota is a hybrid building for exhibition spaces that aims to create a new focus of urban centrality in Navalmoral (Cáceres), showcasing the identity of the town. The etymology is rooted in an old building built in the same site, in the thirties, to solve the problems of child malnutrition through the “Drop of Milk”.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Losada Garcia Architects
  • Project: Cultual Center La Gota – Tabacoo Museum
  • Location: Cáceres, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Javier Lairado
  • Client: City Navalmoral de la Mata and Cáceres Provincial Council
  • Construction Engineer: Oscar Gonzalez
  • Project Management: Ramiro Losada, Alberto García and Óscar González
  • Collaborators: Lucía Bentué, Toni Gelabert, and Adriana Marina Melchor Quesada.
  • Contractor: Dragados
  • Budget: 885,785 euros + VAT
  • Surface: 1.220m2

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Archetipo in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by Edoardo Tresoldi

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Article source: Edoardo Tresoldi

Edoardo Tresoldi has designed and built artworks within a royal event in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Dubai-based studio Designlab Experience.

The event, which was attended by 1,900 guests from the whole Middle East, required a threemonth work of planning and development.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Conte

  • Architects: Edoardo Tresoldi
  • Project: Archetipo
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Roberto Conte

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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London, England by AL_A

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Article source: AL_A 

The Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by AL_A, is the largest construction project undertaken by the V&A since its main buildings in South Kensington were completed in 1909 under the direction of Sir Aston Webb. The project has transformed the former boiler house yard on London’s great cultural artery, Exhibition Road, to create a sequence of major new spaces that will redefine the V&A’s relationship with the street and the public:

The Aston Webb Screen, Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Stephen Citrone, Peter-Guenzel
  • Client: Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Team: Ho-Yin Ng, Maximiliano Arrocet, Alex Bulygin, Blandine Plenard, Chiara Zaccagnini, Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Filippo Previtali, Giulio Pellizzon, Matthew Riley, Michael Levy, Michael Wetmore, Patrick Drewello, Peter Angrave, Peter King, Raffael Petrovic, Robert Rice, Rumen Stefanov, Song Jie Lim, Stefano Bertotti, Stephen Citrone, Win Assakul
  • Engineers: (SMEP) Arup
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Lighting Designer: DHA Designs
  • Historic Building Adviser: Giles Quarme & Associates
  • Planning Consultant: DP9

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Narbonne’s museum of antiquities tops out in France by Foster + Partners

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: Foster + Partners

The president of the Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Carole Delga, in the presence of the Mayor of Narbonne, Didier Mouly and the President of the Metropole of Narbonne, Jacque Bascou, visited the new museum of antiquities in Narbonne to mark the completion of the building envelope. This was also the first opportunity for invited members of the press and elected officials to visit the site of what will be one of the most significant cultural projects in the region.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Narbonne’s museum of antiquities tops out
  • Location: Narbonne, France
  • Photography: Aaron Hargreaves, Nigel Young

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Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad in Saint Petersburg, Russia by LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Article source: LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS 

Lahdelma & Mahalmäki Architects have unveiled Requiem, their competition proposal for the Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad, St. Petersburg. The project was undertaken in partnership with Ralph Appelbaum Associates who, together, formed the only international team amongst the four final designs. The design sees an elegant spiral, buried in the landscape, reaching up from the exhibitions which are buried in a vast cavern underground. The route corkscrews out the top of the riverside, reaching outwards to give views over the new St. Petersburg.

Image Courtesy © LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Museum for the Defense and Siege of Leningrad
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Authors: Ilmari Lahdelma, professor, Architect SAFA Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, Architect SAFA
  • Team: Ilmari Lahdelma, professor, Architect SAFA, Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, Architect SAFA, Jukka Savolainen, Architect, Taavi Henttonen, Student of Architecture
  • Exhibition design: Rick Sobel, Ralph Appelbaum Associates
  • Advisors: Markus Lähteenmäki, Anastasia Basova
  • Visualisation: Brick Visual
  • Scale Model: Seppo Rajakoski

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Museum Of The Sea – Rehabilitation And Museography in Sète, France by C+D ARCHITECTURE

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Article source: C+D ARCHITECTURE

Historically the port of Sète owes its existence to Louis XIV (1666) who decided to create an outlet to the sea from the Canal du Midi. Associated for a long time with the wine trade, today it serves as a port for the whole of southern France. Like other Mediterranean sites, Sète is in an important position for the French Research Institution for the exploitation of the sea (IFREMER), a major player in scientific and maritime technology and much acclaimed worldwide. At the beginning of the year 2000 the branch of this institution in Sète set up on the edge of Etang de Thau leaving the old building to the mercy of graffiti.

Image Courtesy © Marie-Caroline LUCAT

  • Architects: C+D ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Museum Of The Sea – Rehabilitation And Museography
  • Location: Rue Jean Vilar, 34200 Sète, France
  • Photography: Marie-Caroline LUCAT
  • Architect in Charge: Nicolas Crégut, Laurent Duport
  • Projet Manager: Sophie Fernandez, Museography Laurent Duport et Nicolas Crégut with Sophie Fernandez
  • Consulting Engineers: Grontmij
  • Area: 1053.0 sqm

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Art Museum Videbaek in Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The Arne Haugen Sørensen Museum is now officially open. An inviting pavilion in close connection to the surrounding nature. The building is an extension to Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon in Videbæk, Denmark.

A donation of 70 works of art from the Danish artist Arne Haugen Sørensen made it possible for Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon to expand the Kunstpavillon with further 400 m2 in connection to the existing pavillon. Having designed the first building, we re-established the collaboration with the museum and designed an extension that brings new life into the architecture while maintaining the original atmosphere and poetry.

It was a focal point in the design of the extension to continue the architectural vision from the first building to create a cohesion and one unity.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen/Kirstine Mengel

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Art Museum Videbaek
  • Location: Videbaek, Denmark
  • Photography: Henning Larsen/Kirstine Mengel

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