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The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory in Granada, Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Alberto Campo Baeza

We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.”

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Project: The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory
  • Location: Granada, Andalucía, Spain
  • Client: Caja de Granada
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete.
  • Area: 15.000 m2.
  • Architects Design: Alejandro Cervilla García, Ignacio Aguirre López


Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina by Brooks + Scarpa Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant Cal-Tone Paints — has emerged from its asbestos clad sheathing into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM).

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa, Clearscapes
  • Project: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
  • Location: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC, 27603
  • Client: Contemporary Art Museum
  • Total Square Footage: 22,300 SF (900 SF new entry lobby)
  • Opened: December 2010
  • Project Cost: $5,800,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD for drawings, and Rhino for 3D renderings


Muse´e Stewart Du Fort De L’ile Ste-He´le`ne in Quebec, Canada by Les Architectes FABG

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Article source: Les Architectes FABG

L’Arsenal du Fort de l’Île Sainte-Hélène, a former warehouse for ammunition and guns, was built between 1820 and 1824 and was converted into a military museum in 1956. The Stewart Museum has a large collection of over 30,000 objects and artifacts of Nouvelle France and the European influence in North America.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Steve Montpetit)

  • Architect:Les Architectes FABG
  • Name of project: Muse´e Stewart Du Fort De L’ile Ste-He´le`ne
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photo Credit: Steve Montpetit


The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

It was both an incredible honor and an exhilarating challenge to create The Wright, the new restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum — which is the first addition to the building’s iconic interior. We sought to create a contemporary response to complement the building with an extremely modest budget and 1,600 square feet in which to work.

Images Courtesy Peter Aaron

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Name of Project: The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Restaurant Associates
  • Engineer: HHF Design Consulting, Ltd.
  • General Contractor: James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc.
  • Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
  • Photo Credit: © Peter Aaron
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Ficelles -Ichihara Museum in Chiba, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

The renovation of the museum in the park near the lake in Ichi- hara city, Chiba, Japan. Roofs are like if the strings were surrounding the existing building. These strings are connecting the roof of the exiting building, garden on the ground, and the lakeside. Moreover, the parts of them become the spaces to connect outside to inside and visitors can walk around them.

Ichihara City Museum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Ficelles -Ichihara museum
  • Location: Chiba, Japan
  • Program : museum
  • Plot area : 11,300 m2
  • Built area : 2,400 m2



Monteagudo Museum in Murcia, Spain by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

This building is, without doubt, a parasite The building is situated on the south side of the hill of Monteagudo. It constitutes the first phase of a project that should improve access to the castle of Monteagudo, restoring it to become a place visited and fundamentally safe.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri
  • Project: Monteagudo Museum
  • Location: Plaza de  San Cayetano. Monteagudo. Murcia
  • Architect Team: Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza
  • Colaborators: Javier Gutiérrez.  Ana López. Patricia Lucas. María Mallo. Mónica Molero. Carlos Ríos.  Antonio Rodríguez.
  • Arquitecto Tecnico: Rafael Checa
  • Sponsor: Consorcio Turístico “Murcia Cruce de Caminos”
  • Construction: Intersa
  • Photographer: David Frutos
  • Dates: proyecto: 2006-2007. Obra: Junio 2008- 2010
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros


Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outside Art in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The project concerns the refurbishment and the extension of the Lille Modern Art Museum in a magnificent park at Villeneuve d’Ascq. The existing building, designed by Roland Simounet in 1983, is already on the Historic monuments list. The project aims at building up the museum as a continuous and fluid entity, this by adding new galleries dedicated to a collection of Art Brut works, from a travelling movement that extrapolates existing spaces. A complete refurbishment of the existing building was next required, some parts were very worn.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Max Lerouge – LMCU)

  • Architect: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Name of Project: Lille Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outside Art
  • Location: Allée du Musée, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Type: Refurbishment and extension of the existing modern Art Museum (Roland Simounet, architect)
  • Representative Architect: Manuelle Gautrand
  • Photos Credit: © Max Lerouge – LMCU, Philippe Ruault and © Vincent Fillon


Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark by Polyform Arkitekter and Karres en Brands landschapsarchitecten

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Article source: Polyform Arkitekter and Karres en Brands landschapsarchitecten

New garden for National Art Gallery in Copenhagen

POLYFORM | KARRES EN BRANDS wins the international competition for redesigning the Museum Garden of the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, with their entry ‘SMK tilbage i Parken’ (‘SMK back in the park’). The project will be realised in collaboration with Svava Riesto, Oluf Jørgensen Ingeniører and Via Trafik.


Current situation west view


National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota by Schwartz/Silver Architects

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Founded in 1973 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, the National Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its collections, which include more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.


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Centro Interpretativo do Tapete de Arraiolos in Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The CITA [Centro Interpretativo do Tapete de Arraiolos – Arraiolos Tapestry Museum] is located at Arraiolos main public space, the Praça Lima e Brito, where the town hall is sited. The project for the museum consists in a contemporary intervention that defines a selective strategy to deal with the existing elements. It proposes a clear spatial organization to respond to the programmatic and technological requirements, thus bringing to the building a coherent and continuous exhibition narrative that is focused on all the cycles of production of this particular tapestry.

Exterior square

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: Centro Interpretativo do Tapete de Arraiolos – Arraiolos Tapestry Museum
  • Location: Praça Lima e Brito, Arraiolos
  • DESIGN TEAM: CVDB Arquitectos Associados, Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay com Tiago Filipe Santos
  • COLLABORATION: Ângelo Branquinho, Laura Palma, José Maria Lavena, Ariadna Nieto e Miguel Traveso
  • Foundation and structural engineers: AFA Consult
  • LANDSCAPE PROJECT: F&C Arquitectura Paisagista
  • CONSULTANT: Prof. Arq. José Aguiar
  • CLIENT: Arraiolos Municipality
  • TOTAL COST: 750.000,00 €
  • TOTAL BUILT AREA: 1.000,00 m²


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