Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: mlzd
The ensemble of buildings that today makes up the Rapperswil-Jona municipal museum looks back on a history of more than 700 years. In 2010/11, it underwent extensive renewal and restructuring. Starting at the end of the 13th century, a small fortified complex was built inside the town walls of Rapperswil on Lake Zurich. It was comprised of a fortified tower and a residential building, which were linked to one another by a utility building constructed along the town wall.
Image Courtesy mlzd
- Architects: mlzd
- Project: Janus Extension and renewal of the Rapperswil-Jona municipal museum
- Location: CH-8640 Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland
- Use: municipal museum
- Floor space: 990 m2 (old buildings 820 m2, new building 170 m2)
- Structure: concrete
- Bldg. Scale: Stories above Ground, Stories below Ground
- Exterior Finish: cladding with composite material
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
Article source: Kit
The project for the Nature Museum St.Gallen is conceived as a continuation of the surrounding landscape, an interplay between building mass and topography. Similar to a tectonic shift the volume is divided in to two mutually deformed parts. The resulting plan figure orients itself along the two dominant urban axes: the main road to Rohrschach and the diagonally crossing highway A1. The staggered volume of the building defines clear exterior spaces and anchors the building in its urban context.
- Architects: Kit
- Project: Nature Museum St.Gallen
- Location: St.Gallen, Switzerland
- Status: Open competition
- Type: Museum
- Time: 2009
- Size: 4600 m2
- Budget: 25.0 Mio
- Landscape Design: Matthias Schneebeli
- Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
- Environmental Engeneering: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
On a remote island in the Stockholm archipelago, this small house is built within the context and specific conditions for construction that no car access for transports result in. Around an central open space, four small rooms for sleeping, storage and bath are placed, one in each corner. Light enters through a skylight and large glazed niches that underscores the atelier like character of the central space, as it opens up toward the sky and its green environs in 360°.
Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman
- Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
- Project: Kalmar Museum of Art
- Location: Kalmar, Sweden
- Client: Municipality of Kalmar
- Area: 2500 sqm
- Team: Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham, Lukas Thiel, Tove Belfrage, Erik Wåhlström, Johan Björkholm
- Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman
- Built area: 1594 sqm + refurbishment of existing restaurant building.
- Construction time: 18 months
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
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
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
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
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
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
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