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Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum in Cagliari, Italy by Zaha Hadid Achitects

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Achitects

The new museum for Cagliari serves as a landmark for the city – welcoming visitors from the sea, sharing its public dimension with the urban complex through a network of public paths. These paths continue within the building’s interior, forming spaces for exhibition, communication and transit.

Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Achitects
  • Project: Nuragic and Contemporary Art Museum
  • Location: Cagliari, Italy
  • Area: 15,000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Paola Cattarin
  • Team Leader: Paolo Matteuzzi
  • Design Team: Federico Bistolfi, Michele Salvi, Serena Pietrantonj, Andrea Parenti, Alessandra Belia, Cristina Capanna

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Feathered Edge in Los Angeles, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Feathered Edgewas commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The project explores the convergence of digital technology and craft. It is one in a series of installations curated by Brooke Hodge and Alma Ruiz. Integrating complex digital computation, mechanization, and printing with traditional handcrafted production techniques, Feathered Edge explores our desire to alter a space with fluid architectural forms that require a minimal use of material while utilizing a new proprietary technique that yields the effect of three dimensional spatial constructs “printed” to resemble objects hovering in space.

Image Courtesy Benny Chan

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Feathered Edge
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues
  • Project Management: Andrew Lyon
  • Rigging: Kelly Jones of Jax Logistics
  • Custom Software Development: Pylon Technical
  • Live Video: Peter West
  • Project Team: Chris Ball, Tatiana Barhar, Seda Brown, Patricia Burns, Paul Clemente, Sergio d’Almeida, Jesse Duclos, Matt Harmon, Karlie Harstad, Ayodh Kamath, Jonathan Kitchens, Andrew Lyon, Lina Park, Tim Peeters, Sarah Riedmann, Joem Elias Sanez, Geoff Sedillo, Norma Silva, Caroline Smogorzewski, Beverly Tang, Blaze Zewnicki, Sasha Zubieta, and the preparatory staff of MOCA.

 

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Louisiana State Museum by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This state history museum is located adjacent to the Louisiana State Capitol and Gardens within the governmental complex now known as Capitol Park. The project is the sole cultural institution included in an ambitious master planning effort to relocate 1.5 million square feet of dispersed state governmental offices into a consolidated location surrounding the historic Capitol Tower, built in 1932 by then governor Huey Long.

Images Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Name of Project: Louisiana State Museum
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Year of Completion: 2006
  • Client: State of Louisiana – Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
  • Project Size: 72,000 square feet
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Information Portal in Rebild, Denmark by CEBRA Architects

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: CEBRA Architects

Rebild Hills and RoldForest in northern Jutland are some of Denmark’s most beautiful and unique nature reserves, and thus the area holds an extraordinary potential for offering spectacular experiences in this very distinctive rolling landscape. We wish to contribute to the creation of an ideal setting for the narrative about cultural history and nature experiences in these unique surroundings.

Exterior view

  • Architects: CEBRA Architects 
  • Project: Information Portal
  • Location:Rebild, Denmark
  • Name: Infoportal Rebildbakker & Roldskov
  • Commision: Public
  • Type:  Competition
  • Category: Culture
  • Client: Rebild Municipality & Realdania

Xinjin Zhi Museum in Cheng du, China by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This pavilion is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin, to usher in the people to the holy place of Taoism, while the building itself shows the essence of Taoism through its space and exhibitions.

The tile used for façade is made of local material and worked on in a traditional method of this region, to pay tribute to Taoism that emphasizes on nature and balance. Tile is hung and floated in the air by wire to be released from its weight (and gain lightness). Clad in breathing façade of particles, the architecture is merged into its surrounding nature.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project name: Xinjin Zhi Museum
  • Location: Cheng du, China
  • Client: Fantasia group
  • Principal use: Museum
  • Site area: 2,580㎡

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New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany by MenoMenoPiu Architects

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects

“The transparency makes the continuity between inside and outside, the outside comes inside and vice-versa. An eclectic conquest of the space makes the building not a barrier but a dynamic urban link, crossed by a linear flexible path across Bauhaus history. The idea of creating a new unity by the marriage of many arts and movements”.   

Images Courtesy of +imgs

  • Designer /architect: MenoMenoPiu Architects /- – + AA/
  • Project name: New Bauhaus Museum
  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Use: Museum
  • Client: The Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Photo credit: Courtesy of +imgs

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TMW technical museum Vienna in Austria by querkraft

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: querkraft

During summer 2010 the technical museum together with querkraft architekten designed a new entrance foyer and museum shop.

A modern museum service requires a correspondingly modern level of service – for this purpose space is a must. older museum buildings are challenged to expand and modernise whilst remaining attached to their existing historical structures. in the 90s the technical museum faced precisely this difficulty as it tried to gain more space for a larger entrance foyer, a new museum shop and café as well as sufficient amenities, cloakroom space and ticketing capacity. the architectural solution that was chosen in the 90s was a steel-glass box placed in front of the existing historical structure. this solution proved problematic on a few levels shortly after the opening in 1999. the foyer was dominated by large temperature fluctuations, poor acoustics and ventilation, as well as less than optimal visitor circulation.

Night View

  • Architect: querkraft
  • Name of Project: TMW technical museum Vienna
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: Technical museum vienna
  • Design and planning: Querkraft (jakob dunkl, gerd erhartt, peter sapp)
  • Project architect: Dominique dinies
  • Project team: Carmen hottinger , Lola rieger, Robert haranza, Lisi wieser, Christoph fraundorfer, Aleca bunescu, Corinna bach

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ML- museum liaunig in Carinthia, Austria by Querkraft

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Article source: Querkraft

Place

The museum liaunig projects out on two sides over steep-sided ground, high up in the landscape.A cut through the hill marks a precise intervention in nature.

Sign

Planted into the site the new museum emerges more like a work of landart. only a small part of the outstretched museum building is visible. Cut through the hill, the main body of the museum slices athrough a densely-wooded, steep-sided embankment, providing an unparalleled view over the river drau seventy metres below.

The building cantilevers an impressive thirty metres out, over a steep bank towards the approach road – clearly visible to approaching visitors.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Querkraft
  • Name of Project: ML- museum liaunig
  • Location: Neuhaus, Carinthia, Austria

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Shanghai Museum of Glass in Shanghai, China by logon

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: logon

The new Shanghai Museum of Glass is located on a former glass manufacturing and processing site in the northern District of Baoshan, Shanghai (China). The site covers a total area of 40,300sq.m and consists of thirty industrial buildings varying in age, condition and scale, with most of them still being used by glass related industries. The owner, Shanghai Glass Co., aimed to upgrade the site, and selected two buildings to become the Shanghai Museum of Glass to kick start the project. It is the first glass museum in China, and one of the first museums in China based on a modern, interactive experience exhibition concept.

Front View (Images Courtesy logon)

  • Architect: logon
  • Project name: Shanghai Museum of Glass
  • Location: 685 West Changjiang Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China
  • G+ Glass park site area: 40,300sq.m
  • GFA: 5,500sq.m (Phase one, Shanghai Museum of Glass)
  • Completion date: May 2011
  • Photos by: diephotodesigner.de, Berlin/Germany

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Museo del Acero Horno3 in Monterrey, Mexico by Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos

Project Statement

A team of international designers collaborated to transform a decommissioned blast furnace and a brownfield site into a modern history museum dedicated to the region’s rich history of steel production. Borrowing from materials endemic to the site, innovative landscape design weaves together with modern architecture to usher an old relic into the 21st century. Environmentally sensitive technologies — such as green roofs and a storm water collection system — offer a new approach to the landscape while respecting the original context.

Images Courtesy Paul Riveria / Archphoto

  • Architect: Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos
  • Project Title: Museo del Acero Horno3
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Project Type: Museum/ Park Landscape
  • Lead Designer: James A. Lord / Claudia Harari
  • Client/Owner: Mr. Luis López, General Director of the Museo Del Acero Horno3
  • Photography credit: Paul Riveria / Archphoto, Abigail Guzman Tamex/ Grafix, James Lord
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator

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