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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas by Safdie Architects

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Safdie Architects

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is nestled within a ravine, flanked by two hills set on one hundred and twenty acres of Ozark landscape. Upstream to the south is Crystal Springs and, beyond that, the family residence designed by the celebrated Arkansas architect Fay Jones. The hillsides, which contain a network of trails that lead to downtown Bentonville, are covered with mature growth of oaks, dogwoods and crowned by Arkansas white pine on the crest.

Crystal Bridges Aerial view of model

  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Project: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Location: Bentonville, Arkansas


Atlanta History Center in Georgia by Meridian 105 Architecture

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Meridian 105 Architecture

The Atlanta History Center project is a partial interior renovation of the existing building.  The building’s exterior is addressed with the intent of maintaining a large portion of the current structure while achieving a transformation of image.  The History Center fulfills a dual purpose, operating as a traditional museum and exhibit space on the mission of the Historical Society, and acting as a revenue generating event space. The current building, characterized by corridor-style circulation and partitioned rooms challenges the use of each function, creating a circulation driven by destination rather than exploration. Because of the shortcomings of the original design, the existing history center does not support the mission and revenue goals of the historical society. This project addresses this problem.

Exterior View


Zhang Da Qian Museum in Neijang, China by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

The painter Zhang Da Qian was born in Neijiang. He is known as the most legendary master of Chinese painting during the 20th century.

The city is promoting it’s self by emphasizing Zhang Da Qian’s art, the idea is: “Da Qian home town, Culture in Neijiang.” The project, Zhang Da Qian museum is the first step. Purpose of the project is to exhibit Zhang Da Qian’s life, achievements in art, and contribution to Chinese and world art history.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Miralles Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)

  • Architect: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Name of Project: Zhang Da Qian Museum
  • Location: Neijiang, China
  • Category: Future Projects – Cultural
  • WAF Entry: 2011
  • Award: World Architecture Festival 2011 – Category Winner
  • Photography: Miralles Tagliabue – Miralles Tagliabue EMBT


New Taipei City Museum of Arts \”Green Cell\” in New Taipei City, Taiwan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

New tower museum uses Green Cell as a symbol for Yingge and New Taipei City.The cells consist of diverse materials, aggrupated in different functions, in order to adapt to different programmatic needs.A new technology based on a double skin is proposed for the museum. It serves as structure but also plays a key role in environmental sustainability.It provides a chance to regenerate and redefine the urban scape.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Name of Project: New Taipei City Museum of Arts \”Green Cell\”
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Joint participants: Masato Araya – OAK Structural Design Office, Atsuro Oka – P.T. Morimura & Associates, LTD.


Ordos Museum in Erdos, China by MAD

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: MAD

The design of MAD’s first completed museum fosters new spirit in a city that was nothing but Gobi desert six years ago.

Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the Art and City Museum is a crossroads for a community working to interpret its local traditions in a new urban context.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy ShuHe)

  • Architect: MAD
  • Name of Project: Ordos Museum
  • Location: Erdos, China
  • Commission: 2005
  • Completion: 2011
  • Copyright: MAD
  • Images by: ShuHe


Deposit of Archaeological Museum in Soissons, France by K Architectures (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: K Architectures

Using a rusted metal-clad skin the Parisian architects K Architectures have made a formally bold, yet humble building that will evolve and weather with time, an object adaptive to its surroundings. The new archaeological museum in Soissons, France, pays homage to its heritage but is assertive in its place as a contemporary public building.” Architizer, may 2011

Image Courtesy E.Bourdier

  • Architects: K Architectures
  • Project: Deposit of Archaeological Museum
  • Location: Soissons, France
  • Client: City of Soissons
  • Technical engineering: GEC
  • Surface area: 1 560 m2 (sqm)
  • Cost of works: 2 430 000 € HT (EXC VAT)
  • Progress: expected delivery in january 2012
  • Architect Team: Karine Herman, Jérôme Sigwalt, Sylvie Dao Duc, Emilie Bourdier, Aline Royer, Olivier Jonchère.
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum in Inner Mongolia, China by ///byn

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: ///byn

Chinese calligraphy is mainly based in three characteristics: status of mind, line & color. These tree concepts triggered our original ideas for the Ordos Museum

The inhabiting/space populating logic in Inner Mongolia is grouping. Local herds of camels & horses used to browse the steppe in search for comfort. This comfort was only fulfilled when they would arrive to a DECISSION to settle in the landscape. In the same manner, the always present clouds populate the Inner Mongolian sky: groups of rounded & cotton locking clouds spread at the intense blue sky. Finally, also the original nomads will settle their yurts following a constellation. An primary impression of non-organization is quickly overcome by a self-organized logic. Here, the museum volumes have found their own space in the park. The logics of placement come from many different aspects: orientation, functionality, targeted visuals, public space, creating a unique orchestrated sequence of spaces.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn)

  • Architect: ///byn
  • Name of Project: Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum
  • Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
  • Team: DUAN Jun, HUANG QiShan, Audrius LIUGMANINAS & LI Min
  • Rendering: ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn
  • Photography: ///byn
  • Software used: Designed mainly in Rhino. Using several Plug-ins to define shape,  structure and façade patterning. For instance, to define the overall building shape, the architects used T-Splines or to apply the façade construction detailing into the façade the architects used Paneling Tools.


Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Echoing and extending the many circulatory and visual connections that define its surrounding topography, the museum forms itself by extending and folding these connections through a series of pleats, producing a structure that changes as visitors move past and through it – creating great curiosity yet never fully revealing its content. The location of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at the northern edge of the Michigan State University campus is influenced by a set of movements along and across it.

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Location:East Lansing, USA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Craig Kiner, Nils Fischer
  • Project Architect: Alberto Barba
  • Competition Project Director: Nils Fischer


The National Art Museum of China by UNStudio

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Article source: UNStudio

”Stone Drums” and ”MO BAO”
This design for the NAMOC presents an emblem of Chinese culture and a national museum of global significance for the 21st Century. The architectural concept is based on uniting dualities; past and future, day and night, inside and outside, calm and dynamic, large and small, individual and collective.


  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Name of Project: The National Art Museum of China
  • Location: Beijing, China


IWC Museum in Schaffhausen, Switzerland by Smolenicky & Partner Architektur

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Article source: Smolenicky & Partner Architektur

Two phenomena were important in the project for the IWC museum:

  1. The clock. This museum is a place to showcase the IWC-clock as a small and precious object.
  2. The aesthetic context. In which world in terms of Interior Design do the customers want who purchase an IWC watch want to live?


View historical building

  • Architects: Smolenicky & Partner Architektur
  • Project: IWC Museum
  • Location: Baumgartenstrasse 15, CH-8201, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • client: IWC Schaffhausen, Branch of Richemont International SA
  • Architect Team: Joseph Smolenicky, project management: Philipp Röthlisberger; collaborators: Christoph
  • Herr, Simon Krähenbühl, Juan-Carlos Smolenicky; site manager: Christof Keller
  • kind of project:
  • Invited study commission 2005
  • Opening: june 2007
  • Floor area: 350 m2
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Cinema 4D


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