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Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum in Kochi Prefecture, Japan by KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES

Saturday, May 24th, 2014


This is a plan to link two public buildings with a bridge-typed facility, which had been long separated by the road in between. The museum technically bridges communications in this area. It functions not only as a passage between the two facilities but also as an accommodation and workshop, ideal location for artist-in-residence programs. In this project, we challenged a structural system which composes of small parts, referring to cantilever structure often employed in traditional architecture in Japan and China. It is a great example of sustainable design, as you can achieve a big cantilever even without large-sized materials.



  • Project: Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum
  • Location: Kochi Prefecture, Japan
  • Client: Tomio Yano, Town Mayor of Yusuhara
  • Type of Project: new construction (extension from existing )
  • Principal Use: exhibition space
  • Design and Supervision: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Structure: Main structure/wood, partly steel frame, reinforced concrete, Pile or Foundation / Mat and direct foundation
  • Number of Stories: 1 underground, 2 stories above
  • Site area: 14,736.47㎡
  • Built area: 574,15㎡(total with the existing part: 1,946.97㎡)
  • Total area: 445.79㎡(total with the existing part: 2,540.23㎡)
  • Floor area for each story: B1F:14.85㎡ 1F:68.21㎡ 2F:342.66㎡
  • Height of stories: B1 4,150mm 1F: 9,465mm
  • Height of ceilings: B1F(connection part to the hot spring:2,100mm ) B1F (control room): 2,300mm
  • 1F: 2,300mm  2F (bridging corridor): 2,758mm 2F (gallery room): 5,056mm 2F (bridge): 3,705mm)


World Soil Museum, The Netherlands by CLS LED

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Article source: CLS LED

On April 7th 2014, the official opening of the World Soil Museum will take place. This new museum is located at the research campus of Wageningen University (The Netherlands). In this museum, a wide variety of soil types from all around the globe will be on display. In addition, visitors can learn about the role of different soils in life and ecosystems in the world.

Image Courtesy © CLS LED

Image Courtesy © CLS LED

  • Architects: CLS LED (Mark Venselaar)
  • Project: World Soil Museum, The Netherlands
  • Location: The Netherlands


Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York by WORK Architecture Company

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: WORK Architecture Company

WORKac’s new space for the CMA organizes all activity around a large central gallery for exhibitions and events. The other art-making spaces were conceived of as classic ‘‘white boxes.’’ Surrounding and connecting these spaces is a band of color and activity in a gradient from red to indigo, providing visual and physical relief and creating a transition between the other spaces.

Image Courtesy © Ari Marcopoulos

Image Courtesy © Ari Marcopoulos

  • Architects: WORK Architecture Company
  • Project: Children’s Museum of the Arts
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Ari Marcopoulos
  • DESIGN TEAM: Nick Hopson, Tamicka Marcy, Beth O’Neill, Jesung Park with Lasse Lyhne-Hansen, Kevin Lo, Esben Serup Jensen, Rùni Weihe.
  • Principals: Dan Wood, Amale Andraos
  • Project Architect: Sam Dufaux
  • Structural engineering: Gace Consulting Engineers PC
  • HVAC Engineer: Plus Group Consulting Engineering
  • Signage Design: Base Design
  • General Contractor: MG & Company
  • CLIENT: Children’s Museum of the Arts
  • BUILT AREA: 1050 m²
  • Design: April 2010 — November 2010 (8 months)
  • Construction: April 2011 — September 2011 (6 months)


LIBRARY, MUSEUM AND ART SCHOOL “EEMHUIS” in Amersfoort, The Netherlands by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The Eemhuis combines a number of existing cultural institutes in the city of Amersfoort: the city library, the exposition center, the heritage archives and a school for dance, music and visual arts. It is located on an urban redevelopment area close to the city center.

Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola en Stijn Brakkee + Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Image Courtesy © Daria Scagliola en Stijn Brakkee + Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Location: Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Daria Scagliola en Stijn Brakkee + Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Surface area: 16.000 m2
  • Client: City of Amersfoort, Stadhuisplein 1, 3811 LM Amersfoort
  • Desig: 2006
  • Start construction: 2011
  • Opening spring: 2014
  • Structural desig: ABT Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek, Delft, Velp , The Netherlands
  • Building physics: DGMR Raadgevend Ingenieurs, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Installation design: HE Adviseurs, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Cost managment: BBN Adviseurs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • General contarctor: Dura Vermeer Bouw bv, Hengelo, The Netherlands


CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The Cincinnati Art Museum consists of a collection of historical buildings that were added over the past century. The complex and shattered structure of the building gave cause for a thorough renovation and extension. The concept offers a museum that has clear and separate spaces, attractive to exhibit different types of art plus a pleasant working environment for all employees. The existing building presents itself in smaller “en suite” galleries that are perfect to expose paintings and other hanging exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Image Courtesy © Neutelings Riedijk Architects

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Location: Cincinnati, USA
  • Photography: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Programme: Exhibition Hall, new and connecting with existing buildings
  • Surface area: 5.000 m2 renovation, 10.000 m2 extension, parking facilities
  • Client: Cincinnati Art Museum | USA
  • Design: Invited international competition | 1st Prize | 2007
  • DESIGN TEAM: Willem Jan Neutelings, Michiel Riedijk, Mijke Rood, Willem van Besien, Karen Glandrup, Rudolph Eilander, André van der Silk, Lutz Mürau, Kenny Tang, Rob Verheijden, Julia Söffing, Britt Pevernagie, Ulf Hackauf


National Photomuseum Marubi in Shkodër, Albania by casanova+hernandez architects

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Article source: casanova+hernandez architects

In 2013, the Albanian Ministry of Culture envisioned a plan to improve the national cultural infrastructure, paying special attention to the renovation of existing historical buildings, reusing them with a new cultural program. One of the first projects included in this program is the Marubi National Photomuseum, which is specially important due to its pioneer character. The plan to create the museum has enjoyed an enormous national repercussion because of the historical importance of exhibiting the photographic legacy created during more than one century by three generations of photographers from the Marubi family. But also, because preserving and disseminating Marubi’s work in a historical city as Shkodër acquires a strong symbolic significance that will help to promote the Albanian national identity, specially among new generations.

Image Courtesy © casanova+hernandez architects

  • Architects: casanova+hernandez architects
  • Project: National Photomuseum Marubi
  • Location: Shkodër, Albania
  • Photography: casanova+hernandez architects
  • Client: Albanian Ministry of Culture
  • Status of project: Detail design phase


Monday, April 7th, 2014

Article source: JAS ARQUITECTURA

We understand that the city is not the sum of individual buildings , but it is the practice of the people that run that, enrich and keep evolving, people mobilized by the architecture in terms of its use and location. Whether for obvious economic and functional reasons, finally opting for the complete demolition of the existing building (apart from the historical value of it, it was only linked to emotional and age old aspects, and not like others of architectural quality and condition ), taking into account the strong link with the history of the municipality of the existing building, and the sensitivity of many people who grew up with the urban image of this, the first city Council of Benidorm.

Image Courtesy © Díaz, Bayona & Waldorff

  • Architects: JAS ARQUITECTURA
  • Location: Benidorm, Spain
  • Photography: Díaz, Bayona & Waldorff

Armory Museum in Solothurn, Switzerland by PASCAL FLAMMER ARCHITECT

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014


This seventeenth Century building has been transformed into a museum. We decided to keep the original historic building intact, only removing the heavy stone floor slabs that were causing the massive timber structure of the old building to subside.


OCCIDENS MUSEUM in Pamplona, Spain by Vaillo+Irigaray Architects

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Article source: Vaillo+Irigaray Architects


Occidens museum takes place into the Pamplona’s cathedral complex, crossing various spaces of different times: archaeological excavations II c fC-VIIIcaC, Romanesque palace, XI c, Archbishop’s Palace XII c, and the gothic constructions of the Archdeacon palace of the XIV-XVI c.

Image Courtesy © Ruben Perez Bescos

  • Architects: Vaillo+Irigaray Architects
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Ruben Perez Bescos
  • Architect In Charge: Antonio Vaíllo, Juan L. Irigaray, Daniel Galar, Josecho Vélaz
  • Collaborators: Felipe Pou, Javier Gil, Iñigo Beguiristain, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Eva Fernández
  • Curator: Javier Aizpún
  • Structure: OPERA Ingeniería, Raúl Escrivá
  • Metal Works: LARUMBE, Goyo Larumbe
  • Lighting Elements: IRAGO
  • Fabrics: PERONI
  • Glazing: IRALDE
  • Audiovisual: SIENA
  • Interactivecomunication: INNOVAE VISION
  • Woodenelements: DECONA
  • Cliente: Arzobispado de Pamplona
  • Project: octubre 2011, october 2011
  • Cost: 1.000.000 €
  • Surface: 2.000 m²

CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new Children’s Interactive Museum is based on children, their natural curiosity and imagination. Thus, the museum design focuses on the idea of a tree hut as a magical place in the treetops and their dynamic play of light and shadow.

The Children’s Interactive Museum is situated in King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Henning Larsen Architects is behind several mixed-used buildings in addition to the master plan for the area.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: RIC
  • Gross floor area:14,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2012 – 2014
  • Type of assignment: 1st prize in invited international competition
  • Team: Thornton Tomasetti Engineering, Cultural Innovations
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