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Akron Art Museum in Ohio by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

With the Akron Art Museum Coop Himmelb(l)au has developed a new museum concept – “a Museum of the Future”. The conventional functions of a museum and an urban space form together a new type of cultural center that offers digital and analog information and experience.

The building is broken up into 3 parts: the Crystal, the Gallery Box, and the Roof Cloud.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU (Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky + Partner ZT GmbH)
  • Project: Akron Art Museum
  • Location: Ohio, USA
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, USA
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Michael Volk
  • Design Architects: Tom Wiscombe, Mona Marbach
  • Project Architect: Angus Schoenberger
  • Project Team: Mona Bayr, Marcelo Bernardi, Lorenz Bürgi, Mohamed Fezazi, Robert Haranza, Daniela Kobel, Dan Narita, Florian Pfeifer, Dionicio Valdez, Philip Vogt

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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in Ohio by Rafael Viñoly Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects 

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
  • Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
  • Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
  • Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
  • Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
  • Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company

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Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Canada by OMA

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: OMA

The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion—the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec’s fourth building is interconnected yet disparate—is a subtly ambitious, even stealthy, addition to the city. Rather than creating an iconic imposition, it forms new links between the park and the city, and brings coherence to the MNBAQ.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Expansion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ)
  • Location: Parc des Champs-de-Bataille, Québec City, Canada
  • Status: Competition 2010. Completion: June 2016

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MUSEO AMPARO in Puebla, Mexico by TEN Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: TEN Arquitectos 

In the historical center of Puebla, the Amparo Museum is housed in a complex of colonial buildings. The Amparo Foundation wanted to improve the visitor’s experience and increase the museum’s exhibition capacity without destroying the original historic construction. With a limited site, TEN Arquitectos modernized Amparo’s spaces and updated its circulation through the insertions of glass vestibules of varying scales.

Image Courtesy © TEN Arquitectos

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City by OMA

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Torre Bicentenario
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Model: Vincent de Rijk
  • Client: Grupo DANHOS
  • Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
  • Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
  • Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
  • Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
  • Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
  • Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2

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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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