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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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CÓRDOBA CULTURAL CENTRE in Argentina by COHEN, CASTAÑEDA, NANZER, SAAL, SALASSA, TISSOT

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: CASTAÑEDA

Making a landscape from a building was the ruling concept that guided this project search on the demand presented by the licitation for the building of a “Córdoba Province Interpretation Centre” to commemorate the Argentine Republic Bicentennial. The main challenge was to incorporate The Province Historical File and an the Auditorium without modifying the project essence.

Image Courtesy © GONZALO VIRAMONTE

Image Courtesy © GONZALO VIRAMONTE

  • Architects: COHEN, CASTAÑEDA, NANZER, SAAL, SALASSA, TISSOT
  • Project: CÓRDOBA CULTURAL CENTRE
  • Location: Sarmiento Park, Córdoba city, Córdoba Province,  Argentina
  • Photography: GONZALO VIRAMONTE
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dS Max
  • Client: Córdoba Province Government
  • General Architectural and Landscape Project:  Architects Ivan Castaneda, Alejandro Cohen, Cristian Nanzer, Inés Saal, Juan Salassa and Santiago Tissot.
  • Structural Design Assessment: Architects Rosendo Dantas and Maria Edel Ruata
  • Landscape assessment: Architect Virginia Pinero.
  • Accoustic and technical lightening assessment: Architects Carlos Zoppi and CIAL (Technical lightening and Accoustic FAUD Investigation Center- UNC)
  • Project development collaborator: Architect Veronica Niedfeld.
  • Building Enterprise: AMG- REGAM
  • Technical Representative: Architect Daniel Gerard
  • Architects encharged or work:  Sebastián Rollino, Facundo Cazorla and Juan Ignacio Rimondi.

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NEW NEUE GALERIE – MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY in Berlin, Germany by MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: MCKNHM Architects

The building assignment, calling for a new element between “icons of 20th century architectural history,“ Mies Van Der Rohe’s Neuer National Gallery and Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonics among other listed buildings of high cultural and architectural significance, requires both a sensitive and strong architectural as well as urban intervention. To us, composition, clarity and austerity all coalesce to form an appropriate response, situated at the nexus of the urban fabric at Berlin’s Cultural Forum.

EXTERIOR VIEW ENTRANCE NORTH, Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

EXTERIOR VIEW ENTRANCE NORTH, Image Courtesy © MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft

  • Architects: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft
  • Project: NEW NEUE GALERIE – MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Partners: MCKNHM Architects and Tinkercraft – Mark Mueckenheim and Nicole Lambrou
  • Team: Mark Mueckenheim (MCKNHM), Nicole Lambrou (Tinkercraft), Tara Abedini, Nojan Adami, (f)Landschaftsarchitektur, Gunter
  • Fischer, ARUP San Francisco, Felix Weber
  • Scale: 27725m²
  • Year: 2015/2016

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Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema Expansion in Oppland, Norway by Snøhetta

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Twenty two years after completing the first expansion to the Lillehammer Art Museum, Snøhetta is honored to expand the project yet again, creating a holistic expression for both the art museum and the adjacent cinema. Integration of art plays a central role in all aspects of the project, from the landscape to the program to the buildings themselves.

Image Courtesy © Mark Syke

Image Courtesy © Mark Syke

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema Expansion 
  • Location: Oppland, Norway
  • Photography: Mark Syke and Ketil Jacobsen

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The State Museum of Egyptian Art and The University of Film and Television in Munich, Germany by Peter Böhm Architekten

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Peter Böhm Architekten

The extraordinary urban development with the large free square in front of the Old Pinakothek made it possible to close this square with a generous, quiet building in the south, which takes up approximately the proportion of the Old Pinakothek, vis-à-vis in the north, where the new building lies. In accordance with the lateral emphasis of the Old Pinakothek with its space-limiting risalits and avenue, is the entrance to the University of Film and Television located in the east of the new building and in the west the entrance to the State Museum of Egyptian Art, which is buried like an archaeological excavation underneath the green forecourt.

Museum Entrance, Image Courtesy © Dieter Leistner

Museum Entrance, Image Courtesy © Dieter Leistner

  • Architects: Peter Böhm Architekten
  • Project: The State Museum of Egyptian Art and The University of Film and Television
  • Location: Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Dieter Leistner
  • Lead Architects: Peter Böhm
  • Completion Year: 2011

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