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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in California by CO Architects

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Article source: CO Architects

CO Architects’ innovative expansion and modernization of the 100-year-old Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County fully engages museum-goers and puts an interactive and contextually responsive public face on the museum. Through a highly visible redesign of the museum’s North Campus, featuring a new glass pavilion, entry bridge, outdoor amphitheater, and newly developed landscape, the museum has become an inviting indoor-outdoor experience for visitors and passersby. The iconic Beaux-Arts style 1913 Building was retrofitted and renovated—along with the famed Dinosaur Hall—via an investigative process referencing original drawings to preserve the building’s infrastructure. With a completely re-imagined campus, the museum now offers its patrons an active and dynamic center for public engagement and scientific exploration for the next century.

Image Courtesy © Tom Bonner

  • Architects: CO Architects
  • Project: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Location: Los Angeles County, California
  • Photography: Tom Bonner, Tom Lamb and 2_L_Studio
  • Landscape Architect: Mia Lehrer + Associates
  • Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
  • Civil Engineers: Psomas
  • Size: 108,000 square feet indoors; 3.5 acres outdoors

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Design Museum Shenzhen in China by MVRDV

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV 

Design has become and will be more and more the keyword of our world and our next worlds. The word will be the carrier of the thinking processes towards new societies. It is about the phase before production. It is about the thinking before the making. Design products change our world and so do the machines that produce new products. A society led by design is under endless construction and in an expanding smartening universe, there is an emergence of a new world of digitized making.

Image Courtesy © Zhang Chao

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Design Museum Shenzhen
  • Location: Design Society, Shekou, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Zhang Chao
  • Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Wenchian Shi, Marta Pozo, with Bart Milon, Gustavo van Staveren, Cai Zheli, Matiss Groskaufmanis, Guang Ruey Tan, Sen Yang, Jan Szymankiewicz, Jose Sanmartin and Wenzhao Jia
  • Project Coordinator: Jammy Zhu
  • Director: Ole Bouman
  • Programme Director: Rong Zhao
  • Exhibition Curator: Carrie Chan

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National Museum In Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przełomy, Poland by KWK Promes

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Article source: KWK Promes

Before the WWII, Szczecin was a german city and location of our museum used to be a urban quarter. During the war, due to air raids, a quarter was destroyed. After war, Szczecin became a polish city, meanwhile an empty square accidentally appeared in place of a former quarter. In December ’70, there were bloody clashes against the militia with tragic results of 16 fatalities. Since those events, a square has became a symbol of the fight for freedom, which is commemorated by a monument over there. Thus, an idea of a museum of the latest history of Szczecin in that place came up. Philharmonic Hall, designed by Estudio Barozzi Veiga was meant to be built on the opposite side of the street. Even then, we concluded, that this new building would become the new icon of the city, so we decided to step aside to the second plan with our museum design.

Image Courtesy © KWK Promes

  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Project: National Museum In Szczecin – Dialogue Centre Przełomy
  • Location: Szczecin, Poland
  • Photography: Jarosêaw SyrekJuliusz SokolowskiJakub Certowicz 
  • Collaboration: Architects Aleksandra Stolecka, Piotr Tokarski, Adam Radzimski, Joanna Biedna, Magdalena Adamczak
  • General Contractor: Skanska
  • Site Area: 9577 m2
  • Gross Covered Area: 1628 m2
  • Usable Floor area: 2117 m2
  • Exhibition Surface: 960 m2
  • Volume: 15 845 m3
  • Competition: 2009
  • Project Year: 2010-2011
  • Construction: Jan 2012- Feb 2016

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Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait City, Kuwait by SSH

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The upcoming Kuwaiti museum complex, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC), has been named Public Building of the Year at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards 2017.

The annual LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Awards bring together more than 100 leading senior figures from the world’s elite architectural design community to celebrate, discuss and honour some of the best new international projects. All shortlisted and winning projects are recognised as setting the benchmark for the future of the industry.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Exterior Shot, Image Courtesy © SSH

  • Architects: SSH
  • Project: Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Client: The Amiri Diwan, Kuwait
  • Collaborators: Al Ghanim International
  • Area: 127,000 sq m
  • Project end date: Estimated end of 2017

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The Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, Palestine by heneghan peng architects

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Article source: heneghan peng architects 

The mission of the Palestinian Museum is to be the leading, most credible and robust platform for shaping and communicating knowledge about Palestinian history, society and culture.

To deliver on this mission, the client’s intention has been to develop a Palestinian Museum hub located 25km north of Jerusalem (West Bank), and in two phases of building construction.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: heneghan peng architects
  • Project: The Palestinian Museum
  • Location: Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Richard Davies
  • Client:Welfare Association/ Taawon
  • Design Team: Concept/ Scheme Design
  • Landscape Architect: Lara Zureikat
  • Civil/ Structural/ Building Services/ Fire: ARUP (London)

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Writing-scape – Museum of World Writing in Incheon, South Korea by TheeAe Architecture and Interior Ltd.

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: TheeAe Architecture and Interior Ltd. 

“Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion with signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language, but a tool developed by human society.” It is a great task to trace back cultural heritages through studying and developing forms and styles from various ethnic backgrounds of each different writings and writing systems. In this sense and immediate understanding on the matter, we are overwhelmed by the fact the expression on the museum of world writing can be too vast and tremendous. Hence, creating the architectural form for the Museum of World Writing will be very much rewarding historical event, if we, as architects, can express into a form of conglomeration that brings the sense and beauty of the world writings.

Image Courtesy © TheeAe Architecture and Interior Ltd.

  • Architects: TheeAe Architecture and Interior Ltd.
  • Project: Writing-scape – Museum of World Writing
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea
  • Site Area: 19,400sm
  • Building Area: 4,500sm
  • Gross Floor Area: 15,300sm
  • Floors: B1, L1, L2 & L3
  • Build-to Land Ratio: 26%  (Req. – Max.  30%)
  • Floor Area ratio: 78%  (Req. – Max. 150%)
  • Height: 20m (B1, L1, L2 & L3)

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Sanbaopeng Art Museum in Jingdezhen Shi, China by DL Atelier

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Sanbao Art Museum is located in Sanbao village, a scenic place not far from the Central City of Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. In the past decade, porcelain artists were attracted here to build their own studios. Thus a nascent, dynamic, porcelain-centric hub is thriving and magnetizing even more talents to migrate here what comes along is their great passions and dreams in inheriting the tradition of porcelain art. Most of the industries here are porcelain related, causing a highly competitive environment where it will take great ingenuity and endless efforts to be the best.

Exhibition and meditation, Image Courtesy © Haiting Sun

  • Architects: DL Atelier
  • Project: Sanbaopeng Art Museum
  • Location: Jingdezhen Shi, China
  • Photography: Haiting Sun
  • Client: Sanbaopeng, China
  • Time: 2015–2017

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National Museum of World Writing in Songdo International Business District, South Korea by Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Article source: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

The proposed Museum of World Writing is located at Central park of Songdo International Business District known as ‘ubiquitous city’. Since this city of 1500 acres is build from the scratch on reclaimed land from Sea, the proposed form respect and consider this aspect as well as the actual site within which the building will sit.
The site is of odd geometry where essentially three geometrical shapes fuse together to form a shape with eight edges.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd

  • Architects: Horizon Design Studio Pvt Ltd
  • Project: National Museum of World Writing
  • Location: Songdo International Business District, South Korea
  • Project Architect: Sunil Yadav – ARB (UK) – Msc Advanced Architecture, Bsc (Hons) Architecture, (Main Designer) PG Dip International Planning & Sustainable Development
  • Design Team Manager: Anil Yadav – COA (INDIA) – B.Arch
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Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Spain by FRANCISCO MANGADO

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Article source: FRANCISCO MANGADO

The new extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias is integrated into an urban complex which through successive expansions has made room for one of Spain’s finest art collections. After the enlargement, this urban complex will take up much of its block in the historical center of Oviedo, close to the cathedral and surrounded by streets with high value in the memory of natives of the city as well as visitors, and bordering also with the city’s most representative square.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

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Bombas Gens: Art, Scientific Research and Social Project in Valencia, Spain by Ramón Esteve

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve

Bombas Gens is an old industrial building with an unquestionable social-historical value and one of the rare remaining examples of the industrial architecture of the thirties. Its Art Deco façades and architecture make it a special, unique location for some new uses according to today needs.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Calza

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve
  • Project: Bombas Gens: Art, Scientific Research and Social Project
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Alfonso Calza
  • Museum Project Architect: Annabelle Selldorf
  • Restoration: Architect Eduardo de Miguel
  • Technical Architect: Rafael Ferriols
  • Project Team: Víctor Ruiz, Javier Estevan, María Luna, Francisco Palomo

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