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Department of Islamic Arts – Louvre Museum in Paris, France by Mario Bellini Architects

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Article source: Mario Bellini Architects

The Cour Visconti will not be covered but will, in fact, remain visible’’: this is the architectural decision declared by the architects Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti in order to achieve a “gentle and non-violent integration” of a decidedly contemporary architectural design within a historical place.

Image Courtesy © Mario Bellini Architects

  • Architects: Mario Bellini Architects
  • Project: Department of Islamic Arts – Louvre Museum
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: Musée du Louvre
  • Budget: 40 milion €
  • Competition: 2005
  • Total Area/Surface/Volume: 6.800 Sq m.
  • Architect: Mario Bellini Architects and Agence Rudy Ricciotti Architecture
  • Design Team: Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti with Giovanna Bonfanti (chef du projet)
    Giovanni Cappelletti, Maurizio Di Lauro
  • Project Team: Dario Varetto, Macginnis Cocivera,  Frederique Pyra
    • 3D: Luca Bosetti, Alessandro Zufferli; Photoshop: Roman Boucher
  • Awards: International competition: winner project


MuséoParc Alésia in France by Bernard Tschumi Architects

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Article source: Bernard Tschumi Architects

The MuséoParc Alésia illuminates the famous battle of Alésia between Julias Caesar and Vercingetorix, which took place almost 2,000 years ago.

Bernard Tschumi’s gigantic cylindrical MuséoParc Alésia interpretation centre symbolises the encirclement of the Gauls by the Romans during that battle.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: Bernard Tschumi Architects
  • Project: MuséoParc Alésia
  • Location: Alise-Sainte-Reine, France
  • Project Completion Date: March 2012
  • Photo credit: Iwan Baan and Christian Richters


National Museum Of Afghanistan in Kabul, by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Anna Klingmann


Exterior View of Museum


Klingmann Architects and Brand Consultants’ competition entry for the new National Museum of Afghanistan envisions the institution as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has entrusted to it piece by piece. For this reason, the box, though dense and hermetic on the outside, must be suggestive and magical on the inside. Seemingly simple and plain on the exterior, the box reveals the deep, rich and complex heritage of the people of Afghanistan on the interior. While the treasures are carefully embedded and protected deep within the box, they are not readily available to the onlooker. They remain a hidden mystery, longing to be discovered. We want to capture this sense of mystery and longing and The space within invites the visitor on a journey of unearthing and discovery. The space within is neither a mere organizing element, nor a beautiful but distant architecture. The exhibition’s experience has the ability to evoke places and people from a tiny yet resilient fragment of ceramic which has managed to survive, and which speaks of the fragility of time.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants
  • Project: National Museum Of Afghanistan
  • Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Site Area: 52700 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 24,300 m2
  • Project Scope: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Exhibition Design
  • Project Type: Cultural: Museum
  • Clients: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Information and Culture, The National Museum of Afghanistan, The Embassy of the United States of America – Kabul, Afghanistan, S.E.E |Office for Architecture and Design
  • Design Team: Anna Klingmann, DongCheol Yang, Sarina Heres, Dominique Dassum, Andrew Brooks, Bing Wu, Zijian Xu
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max, Adobe Suite


Cloudhaus in New York City by Art Meadow

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Matthew Hoffman

CLOUDHAUS takes the rich history and deep meaning associated with Sukkahs and reimagines their role in today’s history.

The divine shelter of the Clouds of Glory elevated the Jews to a level of pure holiness, or Kedusha, and the Sukkah does the same. During Sukkot we are not merely reminded of the Clouds of Glory and our potential to attain Kedusha, we are temporarily elevated to that very same level.

Image Courtesy Art Meadow

  • Architects: Art Meadow
  • Project: Cloudhaus
  • Location: New york city


Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum in Førde, Norway by C.F. Møller Architects

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Article source: Anne Krull

The small Norwegian town of Førde draws its qualities from its interaction with the surrounding mountains, which are visible everywhere, and from Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European mainland, which lies in close proximity to the town.

Image Courtesy C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum
  • Location: Førde, Norway
  • Client: Sogn & Fjordane, Futurum AS
  • Construction: Åsen & Øvrelid
  • Landscape: Schønherr Landskab
  • Engineers: Hjellnes Consult, Sweco AS, Nord Vest Miljø AS
  • Size: 3,000 m2
  • Construction: 2010-2012
  • Prizes: 1st Prize in architectural competition, 2006


Contemporary Art Museum by Eduardo V. Flores

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: Eduardo V. Flores

Using always the spirit of Brazilian Modernism in its projects, Eduardo V. Flores designed this museum for a cultural contest of Buenos Aires where the challenge was to create a contemporary museum concept that would meet the characteristics required by the edict.

Image Courtesy Eduardo V. Flores

  • Architect: Eduardo V. Flores
  • Project: Contemporary Art Museum


Design Proposal of International Competition of National Museum of Afghanistan by TheeAe LTD.

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Article source: TheeAe LTD.

Afghanistan’s culture that abides in the country was much ruined and deserted. Its new museum to catch up the lost richness and its cultural asset is necessitated to give hope and inspire people in that region.

Finding this design chance as a way to bring the lost heritage back to the present, the major concern for the architecture was not only about the collections but also emotional realm of space that requires a place to give a rest and the joy of the nature in its heritage safe and secured.

National Museum of Afghanistan

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD.
  • Project: Design Proposal of International Competition of National Museum of Afghanistan
  • Location: Afghanistan
  • Software used: Rhino


Bainbridge Island Art Museum in Bainbridge Island, WA by Coates Design Architects

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Article source: Coates Design

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is not only the anchor tenant of the Island Gateway development, but it will soon become the cultural center of its community. Situated on a prominent corner of Bainbridge Island, Washington this building will provide an inspiring creative experience for residents and visitors alike with its collection of artworks from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will also feature special travelling exhibits from all over the world.

Exterior view

  • Architects: Coates Design Architects
  • Project: Bainbridge Island Art Museum
  • Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
  • Software used: Revit for design documentation


The Savings Museum in Turin, Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

The 24th May, 2012 was the opening date of the first Savings Museum in Europe, of which Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati studio has developed the permanent exhibition project. The museum is located in the center of Turin, and was made possible thanks to the initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo. The museum covers a surface of 600 sqm, at via San Francesco d’Assisi 8/A, inside the building that, in 1519, hosted the first city Monte di Pietà (Pawnshop) and is now a unique place in the world for its themes and its exhibition concept able to draw the public towards a complex subject in an innovative and interactive way.

Bookshop (Image Courtesy Ph. Ravani & Ficarra)

  • Architects: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Project: The Savings Museum
  • Location: via S.Francesco d’Assisi, 8A, Turin, Italy
  • Designer: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto / Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Client : Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Built area: about 600 sqm
  • Completion (date): May 2012
  • Photographers: Ph. Ravani & Ficarra; Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Curators: Andrea Beltratti, Giovanna Paladino (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • Scientific Commitee: Andrea Beltratti, Anna Maria Lusardi, Paolo Sodini
  • Permanent exhibition project: Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati with Direzione Immobili e Acquisti – Servizio Tecnico, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 3d Animation and documentary film realization: Little Bull – Armando Testa Group


Radio Museum Expansion in Ponferrada, Spain by VAUMM architects + taperstudio

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Marta Pastor Alvarez

The expansion project is built around a new courtyard, which houses the entrance to the building and provides support for “sound” connection with the old museum. The piece is inserted in the historic center offering a renewed image from the traditional imaginary. The connection of the volumes at the end of the courtyard and the inner spatial distribution, organizing servant and served spaces- enable a clear and easy travel throughout the building.

Radio Museum Expansion

  • Architects: VAUMM architects + taperstudio
  • Project: Radio Museum Expansion
  • Location: Ponferrada, Spain
  • Project Architect: VAUMM arkitekturak  (Javier Ubillos Pernaut, Jon Muniategiandikoetxea, Tomás Valenciano Tamayo, Iñigo García Odiaga, and Marta Alvarez Pastor)+ Taperstudio (Jon Ander Azpiazu Juaristi,  Unai Gomez Arriarán)


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