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Maritime Museum Extension in Ílhavo, Portugal by ARX

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Article source: ARX 

The codfish aquarium connects two other buildings and sets and a complex built ensemble, united around the subjects of the sea and fishing. In this unusual structure, the Maritime Museum is the place of memory, the Aquarium the space for marine life and CIEMAR, installed in the old renovated school, the research center for the activities of man linked to the sea.
In articulating these three units the building is both an autonomous urban equipment that relates to the context and defines a public space, but it is also a building-path, which develops in a spiral around the tank as it connects the Museum to the old school.

Image Courtesy © FG + SG – Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: ARX
  • Project: Maritime Museum Extension
  • Location: Ílhavo, Portugal
  • Photography: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra
  • Owner: Ílhavo Municipality
  • Work Team: Ricardo Guerreiro, Fábio Cortês, Ana Fontes, BaptisteFleury, Luís Marques, Sofia Raposo, Sara Nieto, HéctorBajo
  • Tructures: TAL PROJECTOS, Projectos, Estudos e Serviços de EngenhariaLda.
  • Electrical and Telecomunications Planning, Security Planning: AT, Serviços de EngenhariaElectrotécnica e ElectrónicaLda.
  • Mechanical Planning: PEN, Projectos de EngenhariaLda.
  • Sanitary Planning: Atelier 964
  • Project: 2009 – 11
  • Construction: 2011 – 12
  • Area: 2 500  sqm

Pharmacy Museum in Oporto, Portugal by SITE SPECIFIC ARQUITECTURA

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Article source: SITE SPECIFIC ARQUITECTURA

The project of the Pharmacy Museum is the result of the close relationship between the architecture and the museography since the beginning. The Museum is at the basement of an existing building, contemporary and multifunctional.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: SITE SPECIFIC ARQUITECTURA
  • Project: PHARMACY MUSEUM
  • Location: OPORTO, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Design, museography, communication: P06-atelier
  • Year: 2010

MBAM Pavilion 5 in Montreal, Canada by SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES

Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte’s design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata that form a home for the Hornstein collection of art.

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

  • Architects:  SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES
  • Project: MBAM Pavilion 5
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Saucier + Perrotte and Luxigon
  • Designer architect – Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Project description – Museum and educational facilities
  • Engineering – Guy Nordenson and Associates
  • Lead Design Architect – Gilles Saucier
  • Office Name – Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

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Pretty Vacant in Netherlands by Rietveld Landscape

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Rietveld Landscape

The installation Pretty Vacant by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel.

Image Courtesy © Rietveld Landscape

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Article source: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdamwas designed in the late nineteenth century by Dutch architect Pieter Cuypers. The function of the building was twofold: one part was the national museum, the other the gateway to the south ofAmsterdam.

Image Courtesy © Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

Fashion Museum in Omotesando, Japan by YBGSNA

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Article source:  YBGSNA

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

  • Architects: YBGSNA
  • Project: Fashion Museum
  • Location: Omotesando Tokyo, Japan
  • Area: 4,000  m2
  • Client: Arquitectum
  • Software used:  AutoCAD & Rhino

PH Museum by FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Article source: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

PH Museum is a 3800m2 cultural institution designed to showcase photography and photographic equipment. Situated in a desert climate, the museum’s form functions as a large canopy, providing shaded public outdoor areas that are complemented by water features and local vegetation.

Image Courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

  • Architects: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
  • Project: PH Museum
  • Program: Cultural
  • Size: 3800 M2
  • Date: 2012
  • Team: Fernando Romero, Sergio Rebelo, Antonia Wai, Ryan Kukuraitis, Fernando Torres, Yimin Yang, Luying Guo, Kai Liao, Alex Middleton

Piraeus Cultural Coast in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, Greece by 10AM Architecture

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: 10AM Architecture

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology is based on three main principles:

Transforming a SYMBOL of a post-industrial era into a SYMBOL of cultural infrastructure.

UTILITY – creating human scale and dynamic visual and communication connections from a distance and in close-up view.

ECOLOGICAL and HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY – using the natural and climate resources and aesthetic emotional potential of the site.

Image Courtesy 10AM Architecture

  • Architects: 10AM Architecture
  • Project: Piraeus Cultural Coast
  • Location: Vouneuil-sur-Vienne, Greece
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DStudio MAX, CorelDRAW and Photoshop

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Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, Mexico by FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Article source: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise

Museum buildings tend to be conceived either for maximum functionality – acting as neutral containers for art – or as iconic structures that represent a city at a particular historic moment. The Museo Soumaya was designed as both: a sculptural building that is unique and contemporary, yet one able to house a collection of international paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects dating from the fourteenth century to the present.

Image Courtesy © Adam Weisman 

  • Architects: FR-EE – Fernando Romero Enterprise
  • Project: Soumaya Museum
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Adam Weisman, Raul Soria
  • Program: Cultural
  • Year: 2005 – 2011
  • Client: Fundación Carlos Slim
  • Area: 16,000 m² / 172,223 ft²
  • Status: Built

MADU in Mexico City, Mexico by FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: FREE

MADU is a small museum for a collection of Art, Design and Urbanism. Like it’s content the building becomes an object by itself. Based on a deformed sphere, the shape is autonomous and will co-exist harmoniously with it’s surroundings. The content of the exhibition are in it’s majority small objects and require small rooms in specific groups. In order to have an integrated solution for program structure and circulation, a single wavy slab is disposed in an helicoidal way so it becomes stable without the need for columns or beams and allowing a diversity in circulation that makes a free fluid experience to it’s visitors.

Image courtesy FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

  • Architects: FREE – Fernando Romero EnterprisE
  • Project: MADU
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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