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PLATE in Niigata, Japan by TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Isolated within a seemingly endless stretch of flat, idyllic countryside, a small but dense forest emerges into view.  Occupying 4500 square metres, the ancient copse has been preserved and nurtured in its rural setting. Nestled within this unique environment the project acts as small museum.  It consists of a market selling locally farmed produce and goods, a restaurant serving dishes using only locally grown ingredients (based on the Chisan-Chisho concept of local production for local consumption), and an event space hosting exhibitions and concerts for the community.

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

  • Architects: TAKUYAHOSOKAI
  • Project: PLATE
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Naomichi Sode
  • Design Team: Takuya Hosokai, Satoshi Hasebe, James Hull
  • Structure: Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers
  • Constructor: HIROSE Co., Ltd.
  • Site area: 4500m2
  • Building area: 267m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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THE STELLA MATUTINA MUSEUM in Saint Leu, Island of Reunion, Indian Ocean by l’atelier.architectes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: l’atelier.architectes 

Based on the island of Réunion and in Paris, l’atelier.architectes numbers some forty collaborators, including architects, urbanists, engineers, interior designers, construction economists, and client advisory services. This experienced and multi-disciplinary team is able to adapter to all the client’s requirements and to operate under increasingly complex regulatory and economic constraints. The engineering services integrated in the office guarantee fluid exchanges, simultaneous design, and project feasibility and coherence.

Image Courtesy © Hervé Douris

Image Courtesy © Hervé Douris

  • Architects: l’atelier.architectes
  • Project: THE STELLA MATUTINA MUSEUM
  • Location: Saint-Leu, Island Of Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Photography: Hervé Douris
  • Client: Région Réunion
  • Contractor: l’atelier.architectes
  • Program: rehabilitation and extension of a museum, construction of a theater with 430 seats, and temporary exhibition gallery and a documentation center
  • Mission: completed
  • Surface area: 13,208 m²
  • Calendar: delivery in 2015
  • Cost of construction: €33m excl. VAT

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Museum of Compassion in Louis ville, Kentucky by ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects

Site Conditions/Location:

The animal rights activism art-based education facility, Museum of Compassion will be located in Louis­ville, Kentucky. An interstitial space that is bounded by park amenities such as tennis courts, hiking trails, nature preserve on the north; single family residential development on the east and west; and a zoo on the south side serves as the project site.

Image Courtesy © ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects

Image Courtesy © ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects

  • Architects: ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects
  • Project: Museum of Compassion
  • Location: Louis ville, Kentucky, US
  • Project Size: 2,332 m²
  • Project Date: 2015/2016

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Building in Moscow, Russia by Gianluca Milesi architecture

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Gianluca Milesi architecture

The project is a proposal for a new branch of NCCA Museum in Moscow.

The project proposes a flexible matrix of the linear block, a strategy derived from the great modern Russian architecture. Every single block opens the buildings to the world axes and it is modular with different dimensions and openings according to the program, solar exposition, energy consumption, and sustainability. At the centre of the triangular site, the main bar is an atrium space, which connects the existing buildings, the NCCA with the future development of the area.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Milesi architecture

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Milesi architecture

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Romsdal Folk Museum in Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Romsdal Folk Museum is an architectonic attraction and a treasured landmark that embodies the history and identity of the entire region. Our intention in this project was to let the structure signal its meaning and function through an architectural expression and the use of local materials. The scale of the building refers to the urbanity and morphology of the town. The overall layout of the museum grounds the connections to the town by linking different surrounding areas in an overall plan where all circulation is linked in a unified structure.The project conveys an open and progressive attitude that makes diverse utilization possible.

Image Courtesy © Erik Hattrem

Image Courtesy © Erik Hattrem

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Romsdal Folk Museum
  • Location: Molde, Møre og Romsdal, Norway 
  • Photography: Erik Hattrem
  • Program: Exhibition and administration building
  • Client: Stiftelsen Romsdalsmuseet
  • Size / value: 3,500 m2
  • Commission type: Invited competition (2007), 1st prize
  • Status: Completed (2016)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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GLACIAL GLAZED MUSEUM in Weimar, Germany by Paolo Venturella Architecture

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture 

The museum takes shape by the deformation of the classic courtyard typology, according to functions and context.

The courtyard building, that works as a path for visiting the exhibition, is taken into consideration as a starting point and then deformed pushing one side on the other.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

  • Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture
  • Project: GLACIAL GLAZED MUSEUM 
  • Location: Weimar, Germany
  • Team Design: Cosimo Scotucci
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop, Illustrator

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China Academy of Art Museum in Hangzhou by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

The folk art museum stands in the campus of China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. The site was formerly a tea field that formed a hillside. Our point was to design a museum from which the ground below can be felt, by continuing the building’s floors that follow the ups and downs of the slope. Planning is based on geometric division in the units of parallelogram to deal with the intricate topography. Each unit has a small individual roof, so the outlook became like a village that evokes a view of extending tiled roofs.

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: China Academy of Art Museum
  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Client: China Academy of Arts
  • Program: museum, conference hall
  • Structural Design: Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Facility Design: P.T. Morimura & Associates
  • Site area: 11,279㎡
  • Total floor area: 4,970㎡
  • Construction period: January2013 to September 2015

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The new extension at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida by Foster + Partners

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

A gala was held in Palm Beach today on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Norton Museum of Art, which coincided with the groundbreaking ceremony for The New Norton. The event was attended by Lord Foster along with Norton Executive Director Hope Alswang, and Norton Board of Trustees Chairman Harry Howell. The New Norton will revitalise and expand the existing museum, adding more galleries and visitor facilities, while restoring the original axial layout of the Museum, set within an exotic Floridian landscape. It seeks to enhance the experience of art by reinforcing the relationship between the building and the landscape and create a new social focus for the community. It also lays the foundations for the future growth of the museum to become one of Florida’s leading cultural institutions.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The new extension at the Norton Museum of Art
  • Location: Florida, US

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Museumplein Limburg in Kerkrade, Netherlands by Shift Architecture

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Article source: Shift Architecture

Museumplein Limburg, designed by Shift architecture urbanism, has been completed in Kerkrade, a town at the Dutch-German border. Two new public facilities, Cube and Columbus, have been added to the existing Discovery Centre Continium. With these additions, Kerkrade hosts the first design museum in the Netherlands, the first inverse planetarium in Europe, as well as a wide range of new public amenities. Shift architecture urbanism’s design is an urban ensemble defined by clearly recognizable volumes, all connected by an elaborate underground public space. Museumplein Limburg formalizes the entrance into Kerkrade for both train passengers and visitors arriving by car from the main access road.

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

Connector, Image Courtesy © René de Wit

  • Architects: Shift Architecture
  • Project: Museumplein Limburg 
  • Location: Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Team: Pieter Heymans, Rene Sangers, Davide Prioli, Thomas Grievink, Dalia Zakaite, Irgen Salianji, Mariya Gyaurova
  • Structural engineer design phase: ABT, Delft
  • Advisor building code and fire safety: Bureau Bouwkunde, Rotterdam, NL
  • Advisor Installations: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Construction management: Bremen Bouwadvies, Heerlen, NL
  • Contractor: Mertens Bouwbedrijf, Weert, NL
  • Contractor installations: Spie, Elsloo, NL
  • Execution construction: Van de Laar, Eindhoven, NL
  • Software used: Autocad

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Museum complex “Scythian Naples” Simferopol in Crimea by KIRAMET

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Article source: KIRAMET

The necessity of the museum complex \”Scythian Naples\” construction is determined by the fact that now \”Scythian Naples\” is the only scientific, cultural and educational institution in Crimea, which activity is focused on the Scythian subject matter. The ancient city of Scythian Naples itself is worldwide known as the capital Crimean fortress and the collections of its excavations are exhibited in the leading museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Image Courtesy © KIRAMET

Image Courtesy © KIRAMET

  • Architects: KIRAMET
  • Project: Museum complex \”Scythian Naples\”
  • Location: Simferopol, Crimea

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