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The Renovation and Reconstruction of the Castle of Novara, Italy by Studio Zermani e Associati

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: Studio Zermani e Associati

The project involves the renovation of existing parts on the east and north sides of the Castle and the reconstruction of demolished parts, particularly the west and the south sides and the reconstruction of the tower in the main front on the square that, in historical time, has taken different form and size.

Image Courtesy Mauro Davoli

  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Project: The Renovation and Reconstruction of the Castle of Novara
  • Location: Novara, Italy
  • Year: 2007 – 2012
  • Photographs: Mauro Davoli


Cutty Sark Pavilion in London, United Kingdom by BAKOKO

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: BAKOKO

Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous sailing vessels. After being decommissioned, the historic clipper ship has rested in a dry dock in the centre of historic maritime Greenwich where it served as public museum. Grimshaw Architects in association with Youmeheshe Architects and Designers were commissioned to design a cutting-edge visitor centre within and beneath the ship as part of a 27 million pound conservation programme that required closing the attraction for a complete restoration overhaul.

Image Courtesy BAKOKO

  • Architects: BAKOKO
  • Project:  Cutty Sark Pavilion
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2007
  • Client: Cutty Sark Trust
  • Architect: Youmeheshe
  • Project Architect: Alastair Townsend ( BAKOKO )
  • Structural Engineer: David Dexter Associates
  • Main Contractor: Base Structures
  • Timberwork Contractor: Cowley Timberworks
  • Lighting Designer: BDP


A Wheel For Pedrali in Milan, Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architects

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architects

The project designed by Migliore+Servetto Architects for Pedrali has just been awarded in London with the Fx International Interior Design Awards 2012 – Museum or Exhibition Space category.

Organized by the English magazine FX, the 14th Fx International Interior Design Awards gives a prize to the best of interior projects and products from all over the world, realized from June 2010 to July 2012.

Image Courtesy Migliore+Servetto Architects

  • Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Project: A Wheel For Pedrali
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Design by: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto – Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Date: Design week, April 2012
  • Client: Pedrali
  • Photographer: Chiara Berselli


Museum MUMAC in Milan, Italy by Arkispazio

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article source: Arkispazio

MuMAC, Museum of Coffee Machine, was designed by Paolo Balzanelli owner of Arkispazio and Valerio Cometti founder of Valerio Cometti+V12 Design in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cimbali Group, the most important pofessional coffee machine manufacturer in the world, through its legendary brands LaCimbali and Faema.

Image Courtesy Angelo Margutti & Associati

  • Architects: Arkispazio
  • Project: Museum MUMAC Museum of Coffee Machine
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Project Team: Karolina Kolodziej, Massimo Lapenna, Roberto Lamanna
  • Photography: Angelo Margutti & Associati
  • Client: Gruppo Cimbali
  • Head designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
  • Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
  • MEP Engineering: Antonio Bozino
  • Built Surface: 1800 m2
  • Building Opening: October 2012
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d Studio Max

A Circle in a Square in Niigata prefecture, Japan by Binocle

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Binocle

Novalis noted that “The curve is the triumph of the freedom on the rule”, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti used to sing that “Straightness is for hastiness” and Oscar Niemeyer kept on explaining: “It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line, tough, inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free, sensual curve. The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the waves of the sea, in the clouds of the sky, in the body of the favorite woman. Of curves is made all the universe.”

Image Courtesy Osamu Nakamura

  • Architects: Binocle
  • Project: A Circle in a Square
  • Location: Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, Tokamachi City, Echigo-Tsumari region, Niigata prefecture, Japan
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Architectural design: Massimo Bartolini and Lorenzo Bini
  • Collaborators: Enrico Forestieri
  • Client: Art Front Gallery, Tokyo
  • Sqm: 470
  • Photographs: Osamu Nakamura


Nantong Urban Planning Museum in China by HENN

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: HENN

As part of the master plan designed by HENN, the new Nantong Urban Planning Museum is located prominently along the central river, whose course, together with existing cultural and commercial facilities, establish the primary East-West axis of Nantong.

Image Courtesy © Bartosz Kolonko

  • Architects: HENN
  • Project: Nantong Urban Planning Museum
  • Location: Nantong, China
  • Client: Urban Planning Department of Nantong, Tongzhou
  • Architects And Lead Consultants: HENN
  • Principal: Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn
  • Design: Leander Adrian, Daniel da Rocha, Martin Henn, Anthony Hu, Alan Kim, Agata Kycia, Paul Langley, Jeewon Paek, Emil Pira, Klaus Ransmayr, Wei Sun, Mu Xingyu
  • Planning: Georg Pichler, Arjan Pit, Mu Xingyu, Jakob Drömmer
  • Quantity Surveying: Tshinghua University Architecture Design Institute
  • Construction Management: Arjan Pit, Mu Xingyu
  • Photography: Bartosz Kolonko


A Canadian Museum in a Church in Quebec, Canada by Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Article source: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

With construction of the new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the architects at Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes have achieved a remarkable conversion of a heritage church. At a time when conservation of the religious patrimony is a challenge all over the world, this architectural intervention is an exemplary model of the genre. Its excellence has been acknowledged by the 2010 Canadian Architect Awards of Merit, the Grand Prix du design 2011, and the Prix d’excellence 2011 from the Institut de développement urbain du Québec, which, upon presentation of its award, congratulated Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes for “its thorough architectural reflection with regard to this project, its exceptional urban integration, and its design, which brings past and future together.” In 2012, the pavilion received the Award for Architectural Integration of Montreal Architectural Heritage Campains.

Image Courtesy Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert

  • Architects: Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes
  • Project: A Canadian Museum in a Church
  • Location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Name Of The Project: Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art
  • Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Project Leader: Claude Provencher, Architect, Senior Partner and Co-founder
  • Photographers: Tom Arban, Alexi Hobbs, Marc Cramer, Jean-Guy Lambert


Palazzo Orlandi in Tuscany, Italy by b-arch architecture

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: b-arch

When we think of Italy many images are called back to our minds; generally speaking it’s about idyllic places, deeply viewed in a historical perspective, city palaces or country farmsteads that are vanishing under the spreading standardization of the “pre-packaged” house imposed by the building market.

Image Courtesy b-arch

  • Architects: b-arch
  • Project: Palazzo Orlandi
  • Location: Tuscany, Italy


Plaza España in Tenerife, Spain by Fernando Menis Architects

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: Fernando Menis Architects

Architecture is a means to bring people to the natural environment. The Museum features a large plaza that characterizes the building. The development of this area was vital to connecting the building to the environment.

It arose from the idea to strengthen the relationship between the town and the natural landscape that exists around the museum. The plaza gives a public space to the town, it is a place where people can eat and enjoy the landscape which is particularly striking for the site lies next to a dry river bed known in as the “Bar- ranco del Infierno”.

Aerial View

  • Architects: Fernando Menis Architects
  • Project: Plaza España
  • Location: Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
  • Photography: Simona Rota
  • : 2012
  • : World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer : Adeje City Council
  • Environmental Engineer : Menis Arquitectos SLP
  • Structural Engineer : Mr Juan José Gallardo Calcularq SL


Visitor Centre in Australia by Jonathan Gibb – Architect

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Article source: Jonathan Gibb – Architect

The split form is at once an ode to the landforms of the genus loci (rock out-crops) and the cultural interweave of local cultures. The building is distinctly two forms, the same yet mirrored & reversed to give a individuality & yet allowing each to speak – open faced to one another in constant dialogue. This dialogue is continued to the landscape by the form of the building, mimicking the shafts of rock and forming of stairs.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Gibb - Architect

  • Architects: Jonathan Gibb – Architect
  • Project: Visitor Centre
  • Location: Australia
  • Software used: Presentation renders with SketchUp, renderings using Artlantis. Post production with Adobe Photoshop


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