Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
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.
- 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
Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Article source: Querkraft
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.
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.
- Architect: Querkraft
- Name of Project: ML- museum liaunig
- Location: Neuhaus, Carinthia, Austria
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
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Article source: Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos
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
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos
COMPLEXO CULTURAL DA LEVADA DE TOMAR – REHABILITATION
The previous museological studies are the anchor of the proposition, intended not to destroy the image and ambience of the whole complex. The intervention area, which sets between the old city tissue and the river Nabão, consists of the rehabilitation of former industries, transforming them in a museum complex.
Images Courtesy CCG Arquitectos, Lda.
- Architect: Cândido Chuva Gomes, Arquitectos
- Name of Project: Complexo Cultural da Levada de Tomar
- Location: Tomar, Portugal
- Client: Tomar Polis – Câmara Municipal de Tomar
- Time Line: 2004 – (under construction)
- Building Contractor: José Coutinho, S.A.
- Photography: CCG Arquitectos, Lda.
- Software used: AutoCAD
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Article source: workshopapd
Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.
Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott
- Architects: workshop/apd
- Project: E. Pearce Revisited
- Location:New York,NY
- Project Type:Private Residence, Loft
- Area:2,400 square feet
- Photography: T.G. Olcott
- Software used: 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Illustrator
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
Occupying a steep sloping hill, Next Gene Architecture Museum rises from and harmonizes with the surrounding natural landscape – utilizing conic walls to create a distinctively fluid circulation system within – incorporating irregular ‘perforations’ within its outer skin to admit natural light in accordance with the requirements of different program elements.
Next Gene Architecture Museum
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
- Project: Next Gene Architecture Museum
- Location: Taipei, Taiwan
- Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Project Architect: Wen-Yuan Peng
- Supervising Associate: Dillon Lin
- Project Team: Camiel Weijenberg, Amenah Benjasem, Rafael Portillo, Shao-wei Huang, Seda Zirek
- Local Architect: Ricky Liu & Associates (Taipei, Taiwan)
- Structural: ARUP (London, UK), King-Le Chang & Associates (Taipei, Taiwan)
- Lighting: chroma33 Architectural Lighting Design (Taipei, Taiwan)
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Article source: Architects of Invention
This work represents the idea of dynamics in sport with the abstract compositions of the staircase and the reception table. The first object you encounter is the introverted desk with its never-ending fissure, and then you meet the extroverted staircase – like the open path to Olympus, where the summit meets its own reflection, inferring that striving never ends, that there is no limit to human achievement.
Image Courtesy Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Architects: Architects of Invention
- Project: National Olympic Committee House
- Location: 22 Machabeli str. Tbilisi, Georgia
- Project Type: Office Building Interior
- Status: Completed
- Program: Olympic Museum, Geonoch Offices
- Building Area: 3000m2
- Budget: 1m USD
- Credits: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Nika Maisuradze,Dato Tsanava, Viliana Guliashvili, Ivane Ksnelashvili, David Dolidze, Soso Eliava, Devi Kituashvili PM, Eka Japaridze
- Photographs: Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo Lab, Nika Mdivani, I. Kopocova
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Article source: HoG Architektur ZT GmbH
In the year 1800, a devastating fire occurred in Linz during which also the Southern wing of the “Linzer castle“ fell victim to the flames. The castle on the hill between the old city and the Danube lost its city-facing wing and, therefore, its presence within the urban fabric. Since 1965, the castle has been home to the Upper Austrian national museum. The requirement for additional and large exhibition space led to the new construction of the Southern wing.
Images Courtesy Jakob Winkler
- Architect: HoG Architektur ZT GmbH
- Name of Project: Schlossmuseum Linz
- Location: Linz, Austria
- Client: LIG (Landes Immobilien GmbH Oberösterreich)
- Photographs: Paul Ott, Peter Eder, Jakob Winkler
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Article source: Fabio Capanni
In a land consolidated by history, as is Tuscany, if you want to express originality that isn’t trivial or, worse still, elegantly empty, it’s better to surrender immediately and identify past themes that can accompany us into the future. Fabio Capanni Workshop has been pursuing this path for some time. The redesign of the basement of the old convent of Sant’Agostino has been the chance to have a direct confrontation with history.
Image Courtesy Christian Richters
- Architects: Fabio Capanni
- Project: Archeological Section of the Sant’Agostino Museum
- Location: Via Ricasoli 31, Montalcino (Siena), Italy
- Project and supervision of works: Fabio Capanni Workshop, Stefano Lambardi
- Collaborator: Riccardo Butini
- Structures: Rodolfo Casini, Stefano Palazzesi
- Customer: Comune di Montalcino
- Chronology: 1999-2000: project, 2000-2008: realization
- Dimensional data: 200 mq surface, 1.100 mc volume
- Photography: Christian Richters, © Fabio Capanni