Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: JGMA
JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.
Image Courtesy © JGMA
- Architects: JGMA
- Project: A Former Grain Silo
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
Back Ground Information
Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex, with the land used for its construction in Changchun Airport Economic Development Zone, close to Longjia International Airport, is Jilin Province’s important window towards the world. The base is located on the south bank of Longze Lake, facing the Conference and Exhibition Center, the Conference Center and the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall on the north bank. The completion of this project has a catalytic role in the formation of Northeast Asian political, economic, financial, commercial and trade and cultural “CBD” around Longze Lake. The design of the project is based on the image requirement that Northeast Asian Culture and Art Museum Complex should be constructed from an international prospective, the regional characteristics of Changchun Airport and the functional properties of the cultural cluster, with the “Snowfield Flagship and Culture Carrier” design concept put forward, the museum complex positioned as an international modern culture pilot cluster featuring multinational fusion.
Image Courtesy © The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Architects: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology
- Project: Changchun Northeast Asian Cultural & Art Complex
- Location: South Longze Lake, Airport Economic Development Zone, Changchun, Jilin Province, China
- Principle architect: Mei Hongyuan
- Scale: Approximate 290,000m²
- Total land area: 378500m²
- Total construction area: 295270m²
- Volume rate: 0.68
- Greening rate: 35.2％
- Design period: 2017.01-2017.02
Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Article source: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects
The Museum of Modern Art
We wanted to create a powerful image for the city skyline and a poetic spatial experience for the art lover. At the same time we wanted to keep the industrial image of the Silo. We wanted to give it new life without gentrifying it.
Our Museum is a hybrid Silo, industrial once, now filled with light and art. Its warehouse remains a warehouse, its tubes get filled with light and movement, its ethereal extensions do not disturb the robustness of the original structure, while the big horizontal ‘crane’ reflects the sunlight.
Image Courtesy © SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter
- Architects: SPARCH Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects & Meinich Arkitekter
- Project: ACTIVATE, GENERATE, INTEGRATE!
- Location: Kristiansand, Norway
- DESIGN TEAM:
- Project manager: Rena Sakellaridou
- Partner in charge (MEINICH ARKITEKTER): Ragnhild Torsteinsrud-Smith
- Partner in charge (SPARCH): Morpho Papanikolaou
- Sparch: A.Georgiadis, N.Tsompikou, N.Apergis, A.Verteouri, P.Tsogas, A.Vassileiou, Ch.Theodoropoulos, I.Kloni, G.Papanikolaou, architects
- Students: G.Apostolopoulos, Th.Sandros, K.Venieris
- Meinich arkitekter: N. Bongard, E. Serenko
- External Lighting: Eleytheria Deko
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Article source: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
Bornstein Lyckefors Architects has designed a museum and cultural center in an old school in the forest outside Torsby, Sweden. The museum pays tribute to slash-burn agriculture Finns who settled deep into the forests in the early 1600s.
The facade consists of 300 logs that has been cut down in the woods surrounding the museum. They are decorticated, untreated, cleaved in half, and mounted on a rack surrounding the building, Image Courtesy © Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
- Architects: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
- Project: Torsby Finnskogscentrum
- Location: Värmland, Sweden
- Client: Värmlands Museum
- Team: Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Johan Olsson, Elle-Kari Mannerfelt, Alexandra Lindberg, Monica Warwick
- Building cost: 5,9 M SEK
- Size: 2000 sqm
- Date: 2014
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
What could a natural history museum of the 21st century look like? The special exhibition of the Academy for Architectural Culture (aac) in the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, provides some answers. In the context of the Evolutioneum workshop, scholarship students of the aac have produced designs in two parts, which are on display at the Zoological Museum, Hamburg, until 27 August. The Evolutioneum is a museum concept which builds a bridge between science and the public, and which also provides space for natural science collections and exhibitions.
External Perspective, Image Courtesy © aac hamburg
- Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
- Project: “Evolutioneum” – A special exhibition at the Zoological Museum
- Location: Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, access via Bundesstrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
- Photography: Marcus Bredt and aac hamburg
- Aac team: Annika Göttle, Christine Graff, Enno Maass, Anja Meding
- Workshop directors for the Evolutioneum: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
- Exhibition design and project management: Heidi Knaut, Amran Salleh
- Graphic design ON Grafik, Hamburg: Tom Wibberenz with Hendrik Sichler and Felix Heining
- Exhibition dates: April 28 – August 27, 2017
- Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Mondays and holidays, admission free
Friday, June 9th, 2017
Article source: Gehry Partners LLP
Phase II of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is conceived of as a natural extension of the original museum designed by Gehry Partners in 1993.
Phase II provides an additional 8,553 square feet of exhibition space on the north and east sides of the existing building.
On the southeast corner of the existing building, new gallery space is articulated as three rectangular volumes clad in the same brick as that used on the existing building. The new gallery space will provide the museum with space appropriate for the exhibition of works on paper, American art, and ceramics while animating the east side of the building that faces Coffman Memorial Plaza. These new galleries provide different scales and spatial relationships than the existing galleries, offering the museum increased flexibility in the planning of exhibitions.
Image Courtesy © Gehry Partners LLP
- Architects: Gehry Partners LLP
- Project: FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – EXPANSION in Minnesota
- Location: Minnesota, Minneapolis ,USA
- CLIENT: University of Minnesota
- Client’s Project Manager: La Salle Group
- Design Principal: Frank O. Gehry
- Project Designer: Edwin Chan
- Associate architect: John Bowers
- Associate architect: Hammel, Green, & Abrahamson, Inc
- Project Manager: Jim Goblirsch
- Project Manager: John Cook
- Project Architect: Rob Good
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Article source: Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH
We recycle ideas, architectural concepts, structures, buildings, materials. We experiment with hybrids that step out from what exists and are transformed through new programs. How do you transform the former paper factory in Marzabotto into a place for culture, development and innovation? How do you recycle this old industrial plant into new life and uses? How do you give the Green Academy strong presence?
Image Courtesy © Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH
- Architects: Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou, SPARCH
- Project: Eco-Cocoon | Green Academy
- Location: Bologna, Italy
- Collaborating Architects: N. Apergis A. Georgiadis, N. Tsompikou G. Papanikolaou, A. Verteouri, A. Vasileiou
- Students: D. Pouniou, Z. Kokogia, P. Vryza, K. Venieris, A. Carrer Vives, M. Vollas
Friday, May 26th, 2017
Article source: Mecanoo architecten
Surrounded by residential towers and infrastructure, the site for the Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center presents several challenges. Mecanoo reinterpreted these challenges as opportunities, capitalising on the proximity of the new cultural facility to the adjacent Bao’an Central Metro Station and the Binhai School.
Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten
- Architects: Mecanoo architecten
- Project: Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center
- Location: Xinhu Road and Chuangye Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China
- Client: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Bao’an Administration
- Programme: Culture and Art Center (49,830m² above ground, 34,290m² underground), including 21,015m² Museum, 16,070 m² Art Gallery, 17,450m² Gallery, 3,170m² sports field, and 23,490m² service area with auditorium, restaurant, art bookstore, meeting room and underground parking
- Size: 84,120m2
- Project Design: 2016
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Arnaboldi & Partners
Since the end of the 18th century, when the Greek colonization of Sicily forced the Phoenicians to retreat to Motya, Soluntum, and Palermo, the ancient Phoenician city of Motya lies on the San Pantaleo Island, in the lagoon of Marsala in Sicily.
In 397 B.C., Dionysus of Syracuse knocked Motya down after a long siege and the survivors found a shelter on the mainland, establishing the Punic city of Lilibeo. This settlement, today known as the city of Marsala, quickly gained in importance and overshadowed the ancient city of Motya, which the Carthaginians will conquer back soon after. The archeological excavations in Motya brought back an astonishing male sculpture, considered an original Greek artwork of the 5th century B.C., and the urban design of the settlement, of the city walls, and of numerous buildings. Above all, the most significant archeological discovery is the unveiling of a unique Phoenix-Punic warship, sunk at a battle during the First Punic War between the Romans and the Carthaginians in 241 B.C.
Image Courtesy © Arnaboldi & Partners
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The New Contemporary Art Wing Expansion to the Lima Art Museum located in the 19th century Exposition Palace, creates a strong architectural dialogue between the historical structure and the new expansion; they connect without touching. The project requirement to create a below grade expansion to the current museum without touching the historical structure below or above grade, resulted in a careful exploration of how to spatially connect these two buildings that cannot physically connect.
View from the plaza, Image Courtesy © Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC
- Architects: Efficiency Lab for Architecture PLLC
- Project: The Lima Art Museum New Contemporary Art Wing
- Location: Distrito de Lima, Peru
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and V-Ray
- Client: Lima Art Museum
- Designer: Aybars Asci, AIA
- Project Size: 7,000 SM