Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
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
- Project: “BOCA DEL CALVARI” MUSEUM
- Location: Benidorm, Spain
- Photography: Díaz, Bayona & Waldorff
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Article source: PASCAL FLAMMER ARCHITECT
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.
Image Courtesy © PASCAL FLAMMER ARCHITECT
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Article source: Vaillo+Irigaray Architects
CATHEDRAL COMPLEX II c bC -XIX c
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
- Project: OCCIDENS MUSEUM
- 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
- Vinyls: LUMINOSOS ARGA
- 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
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
- Project: CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM
- 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
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Article source: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
The first governor of the Canary Islands ordered the construction of a tower at the end of the fifteenth century, and when it was extended a few years later, the space located between the tower and the new perimeter walls was filled with earth to increase the building’s strength and resistance. That purely defensive need would become the structuring argument of our architectural proposal for the Castillo de La Luz. Located in La Isleta, the isthmus at which the Castilian ships protecting the city arrived, it concealed those primitive walls originally beaten by the sea.
Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe
- Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
- Project: CASTILLO DE LA LUZ MUSEUM
- Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
- Photography: Roland Halbe
- Client: Ministry of Public Works of Spain
- Property: Municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Project Architect: Pedro Quero, Alexandra Sobral
- Collaborators: Carlos Ballesteros, lago Blanco, Mauro Herrero, Juan Carlos Redondo
- Site Supervision: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P., Fuensanta Nieto – Enrique Sobejano, Miguel Mesas Izquierdo, José Mena, Edward Lynch, Technical Architects.
- Structures: N.B.35, S.L.
- Mechanical Engineer: Aguilera Ingenieros, S.A.
- Models: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P.
- Project Date: 2000 (1st Phase) , 2006 (2nd Phase)
- Construction: 2003-2004 (1st Phase), 2006-2013 (2nd Phase)
- Construction Company: Dragados, S.A. (1st Phase), Trycsa_Técnicas de la Restauración y Construcciones, S.A. (2nd Phase)
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Article source: NL Architects
ArtA will be an exciting mixture of public functions: a ‘sandwich’ of cinema, square, museum and park: Art House,Art Square, Art Show, Art Park.
By pushing this programmatic sandwich down on one side the roof becomes accessible. At the same time the building opens up to the river. An easily accessible roof landscape emerges draped over vibrant city life: ‘urban moraine’.
Image Courtesy © NL Architects
- Architects: NL Architects
- Project: ArtA Kunstencluster
- Location: Arnhem, the Netherlands
- Year: 2014
- Type: competition entry
- Client: City of Arnhem
- Size: 8,500 sqm
- NL team:Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse, Gen Yamamoto, Eke Hoekstra, Jose Ramon Vives,, Laura Riano, Sander van de Weijer, Arne van Wees,, Mario Genovesi en Shane Dalke, Peter Bijvoet, DGMR.
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group
EXPERIENTIAL ARCHITECTURE + GREEN DESIGN
Proposed for the next revitalization phase in downtown Louisville Kentucky, this new Louisville Children’s Museum, “The Ring”, embodies both experiential and sustainable Green design. Its primary circulation features an ADA-grade ramp in an innovative format that discards traditional floor planes. Bold geometric shapes and rainbow colors enhance the experience inside and out. Over 500 solar panels form part of The Ring’s southern skin.
Image Courtesy © ShortList_0 Design Group
- Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group
- Project: The Ring – Louisville Children’s Museum
- Location: Kentucky, U.S.A
- Software used: Autodesk Revit
- Building Footprint: 41,000sf (3,800sm)
- Sustainable Design Features: Building integrated PV solar panels, daylight Illumination
- Annual Power Generation Capability: 123,000 kWh
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Article source: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha
The Center for Interpretation of the Battle of Atoleiros, in Fronteira, is a cultural equipment intended to raise social awareness on the several perspectives over the battle occurred on April 6th 1384, and its importance in the context of the dynastic disputes between the kingdoms of Portugal and Castela, by the end of the XIVth Century.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra
- Architects: Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha
- Project: CENTER FOR INTERPRETATION OF THE BATTLE OF ATOLEIROS
- Location: Fronteira, Portugal
- Photography: Fernando Guerra
- CLIENT: Município de Fronteira
- PROJECT YEAR: 2007-2012
- PROJECT AREA: 935,00 sqm
- PROJECT TEAM: Doriana Reino, Ana Abrantes, Miguel silva
- LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Marta Byrne
- STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Eng.º Miguel Villar e Eng.ª Dina Martins (BETAR, Lda)
- WATER, DRAINAGE AND FIRE NETWORK PROJECT: Eng.ª Marta Azevedo e Eng.º Jorge Pinheiro (BETAR, Lda)
- CONTRACTOR: Centrejo
- SITE COORDINATION & CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION: Município de Fronteira – Eng.º Rui Ferreira
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Article source: penda
Located on the eastern 3rd ring road in Beijing, the white exterior of the Hongkun Art Gallery works a sculptural focal point for the area. Entering the gallery through an opening in the monolithic facade, the arch-like curves continue to the interior and gently merge into a clean white space for exhibiting the artworks. The open areas in the gallery offer a wide space for themed exhibition, while the gently curved entrance part draws people into the space and guides them naturally further into the gallery.
Image Courtesy © Xia Zhi
- Architects: penda
- Project: Hongkun Museum of Fine Arts
- Location: Chaoyang District, Beijing
- Photography: Xia Zhi
- Project team: He Quan, Minxue Sun, Dayong Sun, Chris Precht
- Lighting and Museum Consultant: Jing Ai
- Project area: 1400sqm on 2 floors
- Project started: End of October 2013
- Gallery opened: Beginning of December 2013