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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City by STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS 

The expansion of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art fuses architecture with landscape to create an experiential architecture that unfolds for visitors as it is perceived through each individual’s movement through space and time. The new addition, named the Bloch Building, engages the existing sculpture garden, transforming the entire Museum site into the precinct of the visitor’s experience. The new addition extends along the eastern edge of the campus, and is distinguished by five glass lenses, traversing from the existing building through the Sculpture Park to form new spaces and angles of vision. The innovative merging of landscape, architecture and art was executed through close collaboration with museum curators and artists, to achieve a dynamic and supportive relationship between art and architecture.

Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

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PUSHI Jade Art Museum in Shanghai, China by Archi-Union Architects

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Archi-Union Architects 

Jade Museum Xintiandi inspiration comes from Chinese jade and contemporary interpretation of calligraphy. The space is mainly for traditional jade exhibition, but the challenge is how to express a special space with East Zen and integrate into the commercial atmosphere of Xintiandi in a contemporary way. Although the overall volume is small, we try to see much in little and deal with the possibilities of a small-scale space abstractly. The experience inside the space is like in a shadowy painting scene with the power of nature like waves and thunders of a waterfall. We take the simplest sphere as the geometric object of operation, hide the structure and highlight the intention of space. Of course, during a very short-time construction period, digital fabrication method provides the quality assurance.

Image Courtesy © Chen Hao

  • Architects: Archi-Union Architects
  • Project: PUSHI Jade Art Museum
  • Location: No. 383 South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Chen Hao
  • Chief Architect: Philip F.Yuan
  • Design Team: Han Li, Yan Chao,  Zhu Tianrui, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming, Sheng Junchao
  • Digital Fabrication Development and Build: Fab-Union
  • Area: 695 m2
  • Design: 2016. 5
  • Completion: 2016. 10

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The Polish House in Warsaw, Poland by BudCud

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: BudCud 

“We are home at last. Don’t stop, don’t wait. What can you do? Help!” Those words, proclaimed by famous actors and other participants of public life, could be heard from TV sets in the time of the Tadeusz Mazowiecki government. This phrase served as the motto for the 8th edition of the annual Warsaw Under Construction festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Museum of Warsaw with guest curators from Architecture Institute from Cracow.

Image Courtesy © Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy

  • Architects: BudCud
  • Project: The Polish House
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy
  • Client: Fundacja Instytut Architektury, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Warsaw
  • Team: Budcud, Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka, Mania Bień, Roksana Patrzałek, Marco Vargas
  • Area: 450 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Eiermuseum in Winden am See, Austria by gaupenraub+/-

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: gaupenraub+/- 

The new building is developed more like an annex than as a singular object – its appearance is more linked to its place of location than to its function.

The existing vegetation at the site are only trees without any bushes so there is a horizontal level of about two meters free-view on the whole open-air-museum which we didn´t want to disturb with our work.

Finaly the clients received a showcase-extension on these groundfloor forming a new open public yard together with the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Patricia Weisskirchner

  • Architects: gaupenraub+/- (Alexander Hagner, Ulrike Schartner)
  • Project: Eiermuseum
  • Location: Gritsch Mühle 1, 7092 Winden am See, Austria
  • Photography: Patricia Weisskirchner, Abend Alexander, Anja Löffler, Birgit Dejaco, Aneta Klaus
  • Software used: Autocad und Rhino-3d
  • Client: Waltraud Bertoni, Wander Bertoni
  • Assistance: Anja Löffler
  • Structural Consultant: werkraum wien (DI Peter Bauer)
  • Site Area: 13.600 m²
  • Floor Area: 180 m²

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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Royal Collections Museum in Madrid, Spain by Emilio Tuñón Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Architects

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects

We try to produce a building that is invisible from La Almudena Square by occupying a buried space that is yet to exist. The Royal Collection Museum contains the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the lines of the Palace itself. A simple, compact building, a construction that is aware that maximum flexibility and potential is only possible within a strict order, which uses the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, with a modern layout, heavy yet light, opaque yet transparent.

Image Courtesy © Luis Asín

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Museum of Mechanical Music in Palmela, Portugal by MIGUEL MARCELINO, ARQ. LDA.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: MIGUEL MARCELINO, ARQ. LDA.

The museum consists of a completely closed, opaque and abstract box. Just the main façade has a concavity that marks the entrance of the building. It houses a private colection of mechanical music boxes.

The organization is cruciform, around a central patio, that distributes to the buildings four sides. In one side there is the lobby, that works as a vertical distribution space, and to the other sides are three galleries of varying sizes. The transition between each of these four spaces is done through four antechambers.

Image Courtesy © Archive Miguel Marcelino

  • Architects: MIGUEL MARCELINO, ARQ. LDA.
  • Project: Museum of Mechanical Music
  • Location: Arraiados, Pinhal Novo, Palmela, Portugal
  • Photography: Archive Miguel Marcelino
  • Software used: Progecad
  • Client: Luís Cangueiro
  • Structural Engineering: João Esteves
  • Electrical Engineering: Miguel Julião
  • Mechanical Engineering: Mário Silva
  • Landscape Design: Viviana Rodrigues + Miguel Marcelino
  • General Contractor: Magnokbilding
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.040 m2
  • Gross Volume: 4.655 m3
  • Building Footprint: 620 m2
  • Site Area: 1.994 m2
  • Phases:
    • 2011 (invited competition, 1st prize)
    • 2011-2012 (project)
    • 2013-2016 (construction)

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Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE) in Shenzhen, China by GD-Lighting Design

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Sunshine PR

Shenzhen Mocape is located north of the Shenzhen Civic Centre; it is also the last major public cultural project in Shenzhen.

The building is an integration of the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Urban Planning Exhibition Halls. Surface materials of glass, perforated plate, and stone extend and twist along the steel structure, creating a complicated architecture full of vitality. However, the unique façade form also created great difficulties in lighting design. Lighting design conquered multiple challenges and successfully inte-grated within the building, neatly and sharply presented a clear and translucent city “rock”.

Image Courtesy © He Shu

  • Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
  • Project: Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: He Shu
  • Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China and Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China
    Construction Agency: China Overseas Commercial Properties Co., Ltd
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
  • Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr
  • Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein

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BKM – Bündner Kunst museum in Chur, Switzerland by Barozzi / Veiga

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Barozzi / Veiga 

The extension of the Villa Planta, which will accommodate the Bündner Kunstmuseum, is an exercise of integration within an urban ensemble. Despite the stringent limitations of the plot, the design strives to minimize its exterior volume by inverting the program’s logical order. Hence, a new public space is generated that incorporates the garden that surrounds the Villa and is integrated with the gardens of the nearby buildings.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Barozzi / Veiga (Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga)
  • Project: BKM – Bündner Kunst museum
  • Location: Chur, Switzerland
    Photography: Simon Menges
  • Client: Hochbauamt Kanton Graubünden
  • Project leader: Katrin Baumgarten
  • Project team: Paola Calcavecchia, Shin Hye Kwang, Maria Eleonora Maccari, Anna Mallen, Verena Recla, Laura Rodriguez, Ivanna Sanjuan, Arnau Sastre, Cecilia Vielba
  • Local architect: Schwander & Sutter Architekten
  • Project manager: Walter Dietsche Baumanagement AG
  • Landscape Architect: Paolo Bürgi Landschaftsarchitekt
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieurbüro Flütsch
  • Services engineers: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG, Brüniger + Co. AG, Niedermann Planung GmbH
  • Façade consultant: x-made SLP
  • Lighting consultant: MichaelJosefHeusi GmbH

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Gottesman Etching Center in Kibbutz Cabri, Northern Israel by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture 

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, the award-winning architectural firm based in Israel and France founded by architects Asaf Gottesman and Ami Szmelcman, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Gottesman Etching Center, a state-of-the-art venue for artists from Israel and around the world focused on the art, technique and production of etching works and home to the largest etching press in Israel with a maximal format capability of 130×230 cm, located in Kibbutz Cabri in the Western Galilee, Israel with a special event and lectures on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

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