Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Article source: SHH Architects
SHH has completely redesigned the National Railway Museum’s hospitality offer, following a commission by long-term client Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, which provides catering services at the museum. The radical revamp involved the rebadging and redesign of the popular York attraction’s two main restaurants, as well as creating a third new offer in an external, courtyard space.
Image Courtesy © Alastair Lever
- Architects: SHH Architects
- Project: National Railway Museum restaurant
- Location: York, U.K
- Photography: Alastair Lever
- Client: Levy Restaurants / The National Media Museum
- QS/Project Manager: KMB Ltd
- Main Contractor: Dimension
- Shipping Container Contractor: White Circle
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Article source: COBE & TRANSFORM ARCHITECTS
Porsgrunn Maritime Museum and Exploratorium is situated in the Norwegian town of Porsgrunn, 100 km south west of Oslo. The new museum will tell the story of the town’s dock yard industry and its maritime history, which has employed thousands of people from the whole region. In addition, the attractive location of the museum right on the riverside opens up an important process for the city concerning the future extensive urban renewal of the entire Porsgrunn Harbor area.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk
- Architects: COBE & TRANSFORM ARCHITECTS
- Project: New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium
- Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
- Photography: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshøj
- Client: Telemark Museum
- Engineers: Sweco
- Gross area: 2.000 m²
- Construction period: 2011-2013
- Total construction costs: 34 mio. DKK
- Assignment type: First prize in competition in 2009
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Article source: TEK Architects
The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.
Image Courtesy © TEK Architects
- Architects: TEK Architects
- Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
- Location: NY, U.S.A
Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Article source: Claudiu IONESCU
“Inspired by Constantin BRANCUSI’s „Miracle” sculpture, the building rises naturally from the ground through golden spirals (the Fibonacci spirals) and crystallizes in a shape that, just like its muse, tries to set itself free from „the past burdens”, striving to rise high. Its shape offers the visitor a feeling of aspiration, an aspiration not only of the building, but of life itself.” – Claudiu IONESCU – architect
Image Courtesy © Bogdan IORGOVAN
- Architects: Claudiu IONESCU
- Project: DIGITAL MUSEUM
- Location: Pecica, Arad County, Romani
- Photography: Bogdan IORGOVAN
- Design Team: Claudiu IONESCU, Dragos MILOTIN, Gabriel TAKACS, Calin SEBARCHIEVICI
- Constructor: S.C. START S.R.L.
- Area: 125.75 mp
- Year: 2013
- Software used: Rhinoceros 5.0, Grasshopper, Autocad, Photoshop and Dialux.
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Article source: Ann Beha Architects
Shelburne Museum, renowned for its collection and its 45-acre campus of historic architecture, opened the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education in August 2013. Designed by Ann Beha Architects of Boston, the Center sets a clear 21st century direction within its historic setting.
Image Courtesy © Ann Beha Architects
- Architects: Ann Beha Architects
- Project: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education
- Architect: Katelyn Cotter
Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Article source: MOAB ARCHITETTURA
The main purpose of the project is the promotion of the archaeological site of Largo Salvatore Tommasi, in the historical center of Sulmona. Rests of mosaic floors and walls decorated with polychromatic plaster were found on site and they most likely belonged to a large building of the Augustan age.
The discovery itself and then the enhancement of the ruins become an opportunity to reclaim urban area – with high potentials – considered at present only as “retro” or transfer path .
Image Courtesy © Mauro j Di Zio
- Architects: MOAB ARCHITETTURA (ROBERTA DI LORETO and MATTEO FALCONE)
- Project: MicroPark Museum
- Location: Sulmona, Italy
- Photography: Mauro j Di Zio, Guglielmo Di Loreto, MOAB
- Design Team: Fabrizio Sclocco, Raffaella Di Rico
- Landscape: Roberto Iezzi
- Grafics: Marina Pietrangeli -Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage
- General Contractor: Palombizio Costruzioni Snc
- Client: Comune di Sulmona
- Programm: Fondazione Carispaq
- Corten: Pa.Cla. Snc
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Article source: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
The urban extension of Jinzhou, a city of three million inhabitants located less than 500 kilometres north-east of Beijing, has been articulated by the creation of a new large public park of 176 Ha in an area reclaimed from the sea. During a first phase, the park hosts the 2013 Jinzhou World Landscape Art Exposition and once the Expo is closed, the area will become the central park of a new urban development.
Image Courtesy © Ben McMillan
- Architects: Casanova + Hernandez Architects
- Project: CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK
- Location: JINZHOU, CHINA
- Photography: Ben McMillan, Casanova + Hernandez Architects
- Client: Municipality Jinzhou
- Status of project: Realized
- Starting date: October 2011
- Completion: May 2013
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Museum Center Blåvand integrates 4 independent institutions – a bunker museum, an amber museum, a histolarium and a special exhibitions gallery – in an exhibition landscape embedded in the dunes. As the antithesis to the heavy volume of the bunker, the museum appears as the intersection between a series of precise cuts in the landscape. A block in the landscape – and a corresponding absence of the dune.
Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
- Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
- Project: BLÅVAND BUNKER MUSEUM
- Location: Varde, Denmark
- Code: MCB
- Date: 09/05/2012
- Program: Culture
- Status: In Progress
- Size in m2: 2500
- Project type: Commission
- Client: The Museum of Varde City and Vicinity
- Collaborators: AKT
- Partner in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange, David Zahle, Andreas Klok Pedersen
- Project leader: Brian Yang
- Team members: Michael Schønemann, Alina Tamosiunaite, Katarzyna Siedlecka, Ryohei Koike
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
Article source: Kossmann.dejong
Kossmann.dejong has designed the new display for the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør. The exhibition spaces are all underground, surrounding a former dry dock. The architectural design comes from the well-known Danish architectural practice BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
Image Courtesy © Luca Santiago Mora
- Architects: Kossmann.dejong
- Project:Danish National Maritime Museum
- Location: Helsingør, Denmark
- Photography: Thijs Wolzak, Luca Santiago Mora
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Article source: Radionica arhitekture
The museum building is a path which the visitors climb to overcome the elevation difference of some twenty meters, from the access road to the plateau on which the Vučedol culture archaeological findings have been discovered. Passing through the museum visitors get all the necessary information about the Vučedol culture, and come to the place of the archaeological sondages aware of importance and meaning of that place. Exhibition areas of the museum are a series of terraces that climb slowly adapting to the topography.
Image Courtesy © Boris Cvjetanović
- Architects: Radionica arhitekture
- Project: Museum of Vucedol Culture
- Location: Vukovar, Croatia
- Photography: Boris Cvjetanović
- Exhibition: Vanja Ilić
- Construction: Radionica statike
- Installation: Arhingtrade d.o.o. , KGH d.o.o.
- Designed: 2008 – 2011.
- Completed: 2009. – 2013.
- Contractor: Ing-Grad d.o.o., Monte-Mont d.o.o.
- Investor: Republic of Croatia Ministry of Culture
- Area: 2.500 m2
- Software used: AutoCad and SketchUp