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Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment in Canada by KPMB Architects

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Article source: KPMB Architects

The Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment involves the careful integration of a new building and the redistribution of arts organizations within the existing Arts Court complex to create an integrated arts community. The project is a priority of the City of Ottawa Renewed Action Plan for Arts Heritage and Culture (2013-2018). Included in the project are: a new home for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), a new 120-seat black box theatre and rehearsal studios for the University of Ottawa (UOttawa), a new 245-seat OAG multi-purpose screening room, repurposed space within the existing Arts Court complex, and a 21-storey private sector tower that will house a Le Germain hotel and private condominium with underground parking. The project aspires to create a destination for patrons of the arts as well as provide identity for the OAG and the other arts organizations currently housed in the Arts Court. The new exterior north entry court and interior atrium off Daly Avenue shall serve to provide a new accessible entrance and central hub for all of the arts organizations within the expanded Arts Court. Located one level up from the North entry court on Daly Avenue is the OAG lobby with its’ main entrance and associated South entry court off Waller Street. Taken together these two entry courts define a north -south axis of clearly delineated address and circulation. Equally important and working in tandem with these access points is the east-west axis which is defined by the extension of the existing primary circulation corridor in the existing Arts Court building. The new building and the existing complex will be linked along this axis at the concourse, main, and second floor levels. This east-west axis is immediately accessible from the North Atrium at the concourse level and the OAG lobby at the main level and terminates at the SAW Gallery entry court at the west and the UOttawa entry on the east. This linkage is critical to the success of the project and requires the relocation of an existing exit stair that is currently located at the eastern end of the existing corridor effectively blocking the proposed connection.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: KPMB Architects (Barry Padolsky Associates Inc.)
  • Project: Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment
  • Location: 2 Daly, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • KPMB Project Lead: Mitchell Hall (principal), Zachary Hinchliffe (project architect), Olena Chorny, Grace Ko
  • Design Phase:

    • Structural: Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.
    • Mechanical & Electrical: Goodkey, Weedmark & Associates Ltd.
    • Gallery Lighting: Gabriel MacKinnon
    • Theatre & Lighting consultant: MCLD Inc.
    • Landscape: Lashley + Associates
    • Civil & Traffic: Delcan

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San Pellegrino church restoration and outfitting of plaster deposits in Lucca, Italy by MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS ​

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Article source: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS ​

The Church of San Pellegrino in the historic centre of Lucca takes its name from its location which is on Via San Pellegrino, now called Via Galli Tassi: the northernmost route to the city of Lucca on Via Francigena.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
  • Project: San Pellegrino church restoration and outfitting of plaster deposits
  • Location: Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Pietro Savorelli
  • Work Supervision: MICROSCAPE architecture urban design AA
  • Contractor: Lorenzini Pietro s.r.l., Moretti Restauri, S2 s.r.l., Tarchiani s.r.l., Tecno Service s.r.l.
  • Size: 310 mq
  • Project Assignment: 2015
  • Site: 2015-16

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BRIC Art Space in Beijing, China by maison h

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Article source: maison h

This art space takes the metaphysical blank space in abstract paintings by contemporary Chinese artists as its starting point. It uses natural light, simple black strokes and translucent materials to create a fuzzy, dream-like physical realm. The project is located within Beijing’s 798 Arts District, as a renovation of a former factory, originally build in the 1970’s during Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward.

Clear gallery 3, Image Courtesy © maison h

  • Architects: maison h
  • Project: BRIC Art Space
  • Location: Beijing, China

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Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring, New York by MQ Architecture

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Article source: MQ Architecture

Magazzino Italian Art is a private initiative conceived by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu to house their collection of postwar Italian Art. The commission consisted in a full renovation of an existing 11,000 square-foot building and an additional 14,000 square feet of new construction. The existing L-shaped structure was erected in 1964 as a distribution center for dairy products and surrounded by loading docks and canopies. The new space needed a taller clearance, since some of the collection’s pieces were large, as well as highly controlled natural light.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: MQ Architecture (Miguel Quismondo, AIA)
  • Project: Magazzino Italian Art
  • Location: Cold Spring, New York, USA
  • Photography: Javier Calleja, Montse Zamoran
  • Structural Engineer: Michael Carr, PE
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing: CES Engineers
  • Lighting Consultant: M.a.p. Design Studio
  • Cost Consultant: Stuart-Lynn Company, Inc.
  • Civil Engineer: Badey & Watson Surveying & Engineering, P.C.
  • Graphic Design: Waterhouse Cifuentes Design

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Ota Fine Arts Gallery in Shanghai, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio 

OTA FINE ARTS gallery is located in Shanghai West Bund Culture & Art Pilot Zone, it is the first time settled in China, which is also the third gallery following the gallery of Tokyo and Singapore. 2017 is the 23rd year since the OTA FINE ARTS was founded. As the founder, Hidenori Ota is the most important promoter of Japan’s contemporary national treasure artist Kusama Yayoi. He hopes to continue to provide the platform to more Asian cutting-edge artists and expands the new direction of the Asian contemporary art.

Image Courtesy © Eiichi Kano

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Yujia Yang)
  • Project: Ota Fine Arts Gallery
  • Location: West Bund Culture & Art Pilot Zone, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Eiichi Kano
  • Client: OTA FINE ARTS
  • Site Area: 286.53 m2
  • Building Area: 242.56 m2
  • Design Period: 02.2017-07.2017
  • Construction Period: 07.2017-11.2017

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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London, England by AL_A

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Article source: AL_A 

The Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by AL_A, is the largest construction project undertaken by the V&A since its main buildings in South Kensington were completed in 1909 under the direction of Sir Aston Webb. The project has transformed the former boiler house yard on London’s great cultural artery, Exhibition Road, to create a sequence of major new spaces that will redefine the V&A’s relationship with the street and the public:

The Aston Webb Screen, Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: AL_A
  • Project: V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Stephen Citrone, Peter-Guenzel
  • Client: Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Team: Ho-Yin Ng, Maximiliano Arrocet, Alex Bulygin, Blandine Plenard, Chiara Zaccagnini, Fernando Ruiz Barberan, Filippo Previtali, Giulio Pellizzon, Matthew Riley, Michael Levy, Michael Wetmore, Patrick Drewello, Peter Angrave, Peter King, Raffael Petrovic, Robert Rice, Rumen Stefanov, Song Jie Lim, Stefano Bertotti, Stephen Citrone, Win Assakul
  • Engineers: (SMEP) Arup
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Lighting Designer: DHA Designs
  • Historic Building Adviser: Giles Quarme & Associates
  • Planning Consultant: DP9

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Creating Place with Art in Toronto, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Creating a sense of place, art can bolster an interior by enhancing its overall atmosphere. Art can arouse one’s curiosity and draw you in. And experienced in relation to its setting, it can positively affect your mood. Art can also set the tone for a theme, thereby shaping one’s impression of a space.

Art requires an audience to make it complete. With its natural ability to slow one’s progression through space and encourage interactions, art often promotes community connectivity. In a study by the Knight’s Foundation that surveyed 43,000 people, it was found that aesthetics of a place is indeed linked to one’s attachment to their community.

Marriott Signature Hotel & Residences, Image Courtesy © Norm Li Architectural Graphics

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN
  • Project: Creating Place with Art
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Greg Pacek, Arnaud Marthouret – Revelateur Studio Architectural Photography, Hill Peppard Photography, Norm Li Architectural Graphics, Evan Dion
  • Software used: Autocad

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Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center in Shenzhen, China by Mecanoo architecten

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Surrounded by residential towers and infrastructure, the site for the Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center presents several challenges. Mecanoo reinterpreted these challenges as opportunities, capitalising on the proximity of the new cultural facility to the adjacent Bao’an Central Metro Station and the Binhai School.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Bao’an Public Culture and Art Center
  • Location: Xinhu Road and Chuangye Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, China
  • Client: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Bao’an Administration
  • Programme: Culture and Art Center (49,830m² above ground, 34,290m² underground), including 21,015m² Museum, 16,070 m² Art Gallery, 17,450m² Gallery, 3,170m² sports field, and 23,490m² service area with auditorium, restaurant, art bookstore, meeting room and underground parking
  • Size: 84,120m2
  • Project Design: 2016

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Raemian Gallery in Suwon-si, South Korea by THE_SYSTEM LAB

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: THE_SYSTEM LAB 

Model House system of Construction Company is a very unique program that only exists in Korea. It is constructed in short period of time to help parceling out and gets demolished after certain period. This is a space program with the shortest life spn.

Image Courtesy © THE_SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB (Chanjoong Kim, Taek Hong)
  • Project: Raemian Gallery
  • Location: Suwon-si, South Korea
  • Site Area: 1719.7㎡
  • Building area: 1167.75㎡
  • Gross floor Area: 2112.90㎡
  • Building scope: 2F

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

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

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