Archive for the ‘Museum’ Category
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: Olson Kundig
In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.
Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott
- Architects: Olson Kundig
- Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
- Location: Washington, USA
- Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
- Software used: Adobe Illustrator
- Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
- Design Team:
- Tom Kundig, Design Principal
- Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
- Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
- Jim Friesz, Project Manager
- Thomas Brown, Staff
- Contractor: Sellen Construction Company
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: OMA
Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.
Image Courtesy © OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Torre Bicentenario
- Location: Mexico City
- Photography: Frans Parthesius
- Model: Vincent de Rijk
- Client: Grupo DANHOS
- Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
- Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
- Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
- Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
- Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
- Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
The expansion of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art fuses architecture with landscape to create an experiential architecture that unfolds for visitors as it is perceived through each individual’s movement through space and time. The new addition, named the Bloch Building, engages the existing sculpture garden, transforming the entire Museum site into the precinct of the visitor’s experience. The new addition extends along the eastern edge of the campus, and is distinguished by five glass lenses, traversing from the existing building through the Sculpture Park to form new spaces and angles of vision. The innovative merging of landscape, architecture and art was executed through close collaboration with museum curators and artists, to achieve a dynamic and supportive relationship between art and architecture.
Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Article source: Archi-Union Architects
Jade Museum Xintiandi inspiration comes from Chinese jade and contemporary interpretation of calligraphy. The space is mainly for traditional jade exhibition, but the challenge is how to express a special space with East Zen and integrate into the commercial atmosphere of Xintiandi in a contemporary way. Although the overall volume is small, we try to see much in little and deal with the possibilities of a small-scale space abstractly. The experience inside the space is like in a shadowy painting scene with the power of nature like waves and thunders of a waterfall. We take the simplest sphere as the geometric object of operation, hide the structure and highlight the intention of space. Of course, during a very short-time construction period, digital fabrication method provides the quality assurance.
Image Courtesy © Chen Hao
- Architects: Archi-Union Architects
- Project: PUSHI Jade Art Museum
- Location: No. 383 South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
- Photography: Chen Hao
- Chief Architect: Philip F.Yuan
- Design Team: Han Li, Yan Chao, Zhu Tianrui, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming, Sheng Junchao
- Digital Fabrication Development and Build: Fab-Union
- Area: 695 m2
- Design: 2016. 5
- Completion: 2016. 10
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Article source: BudCud
“We are home at last. Don’t stop, don’t wait. What can you do? Help!” Those words, proclaimed by famous actors and other participants of public life, could be heard from TV sets in the time of the Tadeusz Mazowiecki government. This phrase served as the motto for the 8th edition of the annual Warsaw Under Construction festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Museum of Warsaw with guest curators from Architecture Institute from Cracow.
Image Courtesy © Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy
- Architects: BudCud
- Project: The Polish House
- Location: Warsaw, Poland
- Photography: Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy
- Client: Fundacja Instytut Architektury, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Warsaw
- Team: Budcud, Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka, Mania Bień, Roksana Patrzałek, Marco Vargas
- Area: 450 sqm
- Year: 2016
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Article source: gaupenraub+/-
The new building is developed more like an annex than as a singular object – its appearance is more linked to its place of location than to its function.
The existing vegetation at the site are only trees without any bushes so there is a horizontal level of about two meters free-view on the whole open-air-museum which we didn´t want to disturb with our work.
Finaly the clients received a showcase-extension on these groundfloor forming a new open public yard together with the existing buildings.
Image Courtesy © Patricia Weisskirchner
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.
Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Location: San Francisco, California, USA
- Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
- Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
- Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
- Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
- Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
- Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
- EHDD Team:
- Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
- Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
- Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Article source: Emilio Tuñón Architects
We try to produce a building that is invisible from La Almudena Square by occupying a buried space that is yet to exist. The Royal Collection Museum contains the plinth of the Royal Palace, constructing a linear space that follows the lines of the Palace itself. A simple, compact building, a construction that is aware that maximum flexibility and potential is only possible within a strict order, which uses the materials of the Royal Palace and its dignified construction as a feature, with a modern layout, heavy yet light, opaque yet transparent.
Image Courtesy © Luis Asín
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Article source: MIGUEL MARCELINO, ARQ. LDA.
The museum consists of a completely closed, opaque and abstract box. Just the main façade has a concavity that marks the entrance of the building. It houses a private colection of mechanical music boxes.
The organization is cruciform, around a central patio, that distributes to the buildings four sides. In one side there is the lobby, that works as a vertical distribution space, and to the other sides are three galleries of varying sizes. The transition between each of these four spaces is done through four antechambers.
Image Courtesy © Archive Miguel Marcelino
- Architects: MIGUEL MARCELINO, ARQ. LDA.
- Project: Museum of Mechanical Music
- Location: Arraiados, Pinhal Novo, Palmela, Portugal
- Photography: Archive Miguel Marcelino
- Software used: Progecad
- Client: Luís Cangueiro
- Structural Engineering: João Esteves
- Electrical Engineering: Miguel Julião
- Mechanical Engineering: Mário Silva
- Landscape Design: Viviana Rodrigues + Miguel Marcelino
- General Contractor: Magnokbilding
- Gross Floor Area: 1.040 m2
- Gross Volume: 4.655 m3
- Building Footprint: 620 m2
- Site Area: 1.994 m2
- 2011 (invited competition, 1st prize)
- 2011-2012 (project)
- 2013-2016 (construction)
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Sunshine PR
Shenzhen Mocape is located north of the Shenzhen Civic Centre; it is also the last major public cultural project in Shenzhen.
The building is an integration of the Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Urban Planning Exhibition Halls. Surface materials of glass, perforated plate, and stone extend and twist along the steel structure, creating a complicated architecture full of vitality. However, the unique façade form also created great difficulties in lighting design. Lighting design conquered multiple challenges and successfully inte-grated within the building, neatly and sharply presented a clear and translucent city “rock”.
Image Courtesy © He Shu
- Lighting Design Company: GD-Lighting Design
- Project: Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE)
- Location: Shenzhen, China
- Photography: He Shu
- Client: Shenzhen Municipal Culture Bureau, Shenzhen, China and Shenzhen Municipal Planning Bureau, Shenzhen, China
Construction Agency: China Overseas Commercial Properties Co., Ltd
- Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU – Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
- Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
- Project Partner: Markus Prossnigg
- Design Architects: Quirin Krumbholz, Jörg Hugo, Mona Bayr
- Project Architects: Angus Schoenberger, Veronika Janovska, Tyler Bornstein