Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
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
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
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
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
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.
- Architects: Coates Design Architects
- Project: Bainbridge Island Art Museum
- Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
- Software used: Revit for design documentation
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
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)
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Article source: Shiro Studio
In 2004 Future Systems won an international competition to design a new museum in Modena, Italy. Dedicated to motor racing legend and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari (1898 – 1988), the museum comprises exhibition spaces within the early nineteenth century house where the motor racing giant was born and raised, and its adjoining workshop, as well as a separate, newly constructed exhibition building.
Image Courtesy Studio Cento29
- Architects: Shiro Studio
- Project: Enzo Ferrari Museum
- Location: Via Paolo Ferrari 85, Modena, Italy
- Client: Fondazione Casa Natale Enzo Ferrari
- Concept design: 2004
- Completion date: 2012
- Site area: 10,600 m²
- Gross floor area: 5,200 m² (4,200 m² Galleria/ 1,000 m² Ferrari House)
- Contract value: €14.200.000
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Article source: Perkins Eastman
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum—comprising three separate buildings at 91 Orchard Street (“Community Resource Building”), 93 Orchard Street (“Historic Building”), and 103 Orchard Street (“Public Building”)—takes literal and figurative cues from the architectural fabric and the vibrant history of the neighborhood to create a unique institution singularly dedicated to the understanding of the immigrant experience in the United States.
Day view (Image Courtesy Paul Rivera)
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: Lower East Side Tenement Museum Visitors Center
- Location: New York
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Article source: Arc2 Architecten
The Railway Museum of the Netherlands is situated at the rear of Maliebaan Station in the city centre of Utrecht. Considerable thought went into how the museum relates to its surroundings. The building consists of a large hall plus three exhibition rooms whose volumes project through the sloping roof. The outer wall is built in brickwork with window strips that are filled with glazing, grilles or sections of weather-boarding according to the interior functions. The structural frame resembles a rib cage, and is supported by columns which branch upwards like trees.
Image Courtesy Rob Hoekstra
- Architects: Arc2 Architecten
- Project: Railway Museum of the Netherlands
- Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Program: museum, restaurant, theatre, conference room
- Gross floor area: 12.000 m2
- Completion: 2005
- Photos: Rob Hoekstra