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The Museum of Performance and Design in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

This is the first international arts institution in the US devoted entirely to the performing arts and theatrical design. The site is in the heart of the museum district of San Francisco and our objective is to create an iconic piece of architecture that reflects the international focus of the institute and its stature as a world-class museum. Mikhail Baryshnikov agreed to collaborate with us as part of the design team. He has extensive technical knowledge and design skills relating to the design as well as the exhibit portrayals.

Image Courtesy © Mark Dziewulski Architect

  • Architects: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT
  • Project: The Museum of Performance and Design
  • Location: California, U.S.A
  • Exhibition space, library and offices: 50,000 sq.ft. (4,650m2)
  • Invited competition
  • Finalist with Zaha Hadid, Diller and Scofidio and Steven Holl.
  • Museum, library and offices.

Herge Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium by Christian de Portzamparc

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Christian de Portzamparc

Fanny Rodwell wanted to create a museum intended for the work of her husband, Hergé, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin. Christian de Portzamparc designed it as strong architecture, space of surprises, events and colors. The route is an almost narrative sequence, prolonging the art of the « ligne claire » style and the color, in a space-tribute in the invention of Hergé and in the comic strip. Joost Swarte realized the museography inside rooms, which is not shown here.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas BOREL

  • Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Project: Herge Museum
  • Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Photography: Nicolas BOREL, Christian de Portzamparc, Steve MUREZ
  • PROGRAM: Cultural facilities accommodating a museum dedicated to Hergé, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions areas, a video projection room, a cafeteria, shops, studios, storehouses and administrative premises.
  • CLIENT: La Croix de l’Aigle SA, Fanny et Nick Rodwell, Studios Hergé
  • Client representatives: INCA – Walter de Toffol
  • MUSEOGRAPHY: Joost Swarte
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Jacques Wirtz
  • SURFACE: 3,600 sq.m.

State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Louisiana by Trahan Architects

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Trahan Architects

The Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in historic Natchitoches, Louisiana merges two contrasting collections formerly housed in a university coliseum and a nineteenth century courthouse, elevating the visitor experience for both. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake, the design mediates the dialogue between sports and history, past and future, container and contained.

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

  • Architects: Trahan Architects
  • Project: State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame in Louisiana by Trahan Architects
  • Location: Louisiana, U.S.A
  • Photography: Tim Hursley, Method Design
  • Client, Owner:  State of Louisiana, Office of Facility, Planning & Control
  • Key Personnel:  Victor F. “Trey” Trahan, III FAIA – President, Design Principal, Brad McWhirter AIA – Project Architect, Ed Gaskin AIA – Designer, Mark Hash – Designer, Michael McCune AIA – Designer
  • Project Team: Sean David, Blake Fisher, Erik Herrmann, David Merlin, Benjamin Rath, Judson Terry
  • Interior Designer: Lauren Bombet Interiors
  • Mechanica, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineer: Associated Design Group
  • Structural Engineer: LBYD
  • Civil Engineer: CSRS
  • Geotechnical Engineer: GeoConsultants
  • General Contractor: VCC
  • Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand Associates

Any other consultants, with their roles:

  • BIM Manager and Technology: Case
  • Cast Stone Support Steel Geometry and Detailing: Method Design
  • Cast Stone Support Steel Engineer: David Kufferman PE
  • Acoustics: SH Acoustics
  • Waterproofing: Water Management Consultants & Testing, Inc.
  • Size in Square Feet: 28,000sf
  • Cost: $12,600,000

Shanghai’s first Film Museum in Xujiahui, China by COORDINATION ASIA

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: COORDINATION ASIA

Unlike any other type of museum, a film museum connects to people’s personal lives and memories. Under the Art Direction of Tilman Thürmer, COORDINATION ASIA created a museum experience for the new Shanghai Film Museum that is driven by interaction and dialogue, and that allows visitors to be an active participant in the story of Shanghai Film.

Image Courtesy © Tilman Thürmer / COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

  • Architects: COORDINATION ASIA
  • Project: Shanghai’s first Film Museum
  • Location: Xujiahui, China
  • Photography: Tilman Thürmer / COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.
  • Art Director and Lead Designer: Tilman Thürmer / COORDINATION ASIA Ltd.

Abasto children´s Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina by gruba

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: gruba

0-3 exhibit is a space that seeks to bring nature integrating play, perception and expression, stimulating the imagination through the senses.
The space is located within the Children’s Museum and forms an area of 140m2.
Development of the project began with an analysis, concept development and game proposals developed by Gruba.

Image Courtesy © gruba

  • Architects: gruba
  • Project: Abasto children´s Museum
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Contributors: Marina Garro, Mara Ceva, Hanna Halst, Martina Uribe.
  • Lighting Design: Veronica La Cruz and Giuliana Nievas
  • Structural Advisor: Jose Blanco

The Wellin Museum of Art by Machado and Silvetti Associates

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: Machado and Silvetti Associates

The Wellin Museum is prominently sited on a corner lot, across the road from the Art History department and across a gracious lawn from the future Theatre and Studio Arts Building. This collection of art buildings around a reconstructed pond, designed with Reed Hilderbrand Associates, will create a new arts quad at Hamilton and help develop visual and pedestrian connections between the two sides of campus, a stated goal of the College.

Image Courtesy © Anton Grassl / Esto

Tretyakov Gallery Winning Proposal in Russia by SPEECH Architectural Office

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: SPEECH Architectural Office

The State Tretyakov Gallery is a museum that symbolizes Russian culture, conceived by its founder as an open institution accessible to the public, which “is useful for many and enjoyable for everyone.”

Following the philosophy established by P. M. Tretyakov of keeping pace with society, changing along with it and responding to its needs and demands, the State Tretyakov Gallery today is striving to become a “museum of a new type, an interactive space where multiple communication links are established in order to unite the elements of the museum’s traditional conservatism and dynamism of development.

Image Courtesy © SPEECH Architectural Office

National Maritime Museum in Tianjin, China by Cox Rayner Architects

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Article source: Cox Rayner Architects

This project won the international competition to design China’s new National Maritime Museum to be located in the port city of Tianjin close to Beijing.  The competition was held over 6 months in three stages, each unusually providing jury feedback to those competitors selected to progress.

Image Courtesy © Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Project: National Maritime Museum
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Future Projects: Competitions, Culture

Haunted play house in Tokyo, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo presented a summer exhibition for children entitled  GHOSTS, UNDERPANTS and STARS for which we designed a Haunted house.
The concept of this exhibition invites young visitors to consider the paradox of the rules of the museum, such as ‘Don’t Run’, ‘Don’t Touch’ or ‘Keep Quiet’ by allowing behavior normally forbidden in museums.

Image Courtesy © Fuminari Yoshitsugu

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Haunted play house
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Fuminari Yoshitsugu

The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum in Lisbon, Portugal by LIKEarchitects

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Article source: LIKEarchitects 

The Temporary Andy Warhol Museum is a cultural space within a commercial space. It was designed to host the exhibition Andy Warhol  Icons | Psaier Artworks and the Factory’, which was opened between April 11 and July 11, in Colombo Shopping Mall, in Lisbon, and included a total of 32 original works by the American artist.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

  • Architects: LIKEarchitects
  • Project: The Andy Warhol Temporary Museum
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Client: Sonae Sierra
  • Team: Diogo Aguiar, Teresa Otto, João Jesus and Laura Diaz
  • Production: SOTART
  • Curatorship: Maurizio Vanni
  • Principal Use: Museum
  • Dimensions: 15,5 m x 12,70 m x 3,30 m
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Area: 75m2
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