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Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre in Philippines by Buensalido Architects

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Buensalido Architects

CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre

Buensalido Architects’ Entry


The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ masterplan states that ”The CCP Complex shall be a center for arts and culture in Asia. Primarily, it shall be the centerpiece of artistic expression of the Filipino soul and spirit, created for the Filipino artist and all sectors of Philippine society. The CCP Complex shall be the major cultural, ecological and tourism landmark of the Philippines. It shall be a home for the Filipino artist and an urban oasis for the Filipino people.”

Aerial View

  • Architect: Buensalido Architects
  • Name of Project: Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre
  • Location: Philippines
  • Competition: CCP Architectural Design Competition for the Artist’s Center and Performing Arts Theatre


Youth Art Center in León, Spain by SIC Arquitectura

Friday, April 29th, 2011

place conceived for and from the civil participation, as VIAS case, mean a strong investment for people to get involved in the urban structure and constitution. The project restores an ancient rail building for art production, provides a brand new equipment for the youth and regenerates a new area in the city centre through the recovery of FEVE tracks as public space.

Youth Art Center

  • Architects: SIC Arquitectura – Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel Jaenicke
  • Project: Youth Art Center
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Typology: Rehabilitación
  • Client: Ayto de León
  • Year: 2008-2010
  • Place: León, Spain
  • Coauthor: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj.
  • Team: Alfredo Puente, Jorge Pellitero


Ansel Adams Gallery in Washington, DC by Group Goetz Architects

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

First Design Firm Office in DC Awarded LEED Platinum Certification CI 2.0

The Ansel Adams Gallery at The Wilderness Society is the centerpiece of a renovation of the existing headquarters in Washington, DC.  The renovation included and update and reconfiguration of the office space, energy savings enhancements, new finishes, and the creation of a special gallery for the society’s treasured collection of Ansel Adams photographs.

Entrance (Images Courtesy Group Goetz Architects)

  • Architect: Group Goetz Architects
  • Name of Project: Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Size: 3,600 SF
  • Year Completed: May 2010
  • Photo Credit: Group Goetz Architects
  • Team: Lewis J. Goetz, FAIA, FIIDA, Principal-in-Charge, Aleksandar Jocic, Derick Williamson

Other Contributors

  • HBW Group: Rockville, MD
  • Structural Engineer: Brandes & Cassagnol Engineers – PC , Washington, DC
  • MEP Engineering: CS Consulting Engineers, Inc. – Rockville, MD
  • Lighting Design: Coventry Lighting – Chevy Chase, MD
  • Art Consultant (Exhibition Design) and Graphics: Cynthia Reed, LTD.


MARIBOR ART GALLERY in Maribor, Slovenia by Design Initiatives Architect

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This is an entry in international competition for 17,800 m2 new building of the Maribor Art Gallery in Maribor, Slovenia. The complex and heterogeneous program includes galleries for permanent collection of modern and contemporary visual art and periodical exhibitions (5,200m2), children’s center (750 m2), design center (450 m2), live-work creative center (1700 m2), lecture room, library, catering (700 m2), offices, depository, and underground parking garage.

Maribor Art Gallery

  • Architect: Design Initiatives
  • Type : culture
  • Location : Maribor, Slovenia
  • Date : February, 2010
  • Status : competition
  • Client : Municipality of Maribor, Association of Architects of Maribor
  • Area : 15,180 sq.m.
  • Credits : Vlado Valkof – project architect, Anne Valkof – designer, Rumen Yotov – rendering (more…)

The Canton Tower – World’s Tallest TV Tower, Guangzhou, China

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Canton Tower is Guangzhou’s most prominent new building that was set Center Stage during the recent Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games. After 6 years of design and building works, Mark Hemel + Barbara Kuit, the designers of the tower, and their Amsterdam firm, Information Based Architecture, are pleased to announce that the Canton Tower has now been opened to the public. The Canton Tower – reaching 600m in height, has bypassed Toronto’s CN tower and has therefore become “The world’s tallest TV Tower”


  • Architects: Mark Hemel & Barbara Kuit Information Based Architecture
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Completion Date: October 2010
  • Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd.
  • LDI: Guangzhou Design Institute
  • Client: Guangzhou Municipal Construction Commission
  • Height: 600m
  • Gross Floor Area: 114,000sqm
  • Number of Floors above ground: 37
  • Number of underground floors: 2
  • Area landscape: 17.4 hectares
  • Capacity: 5 million visitors per year


National Glass Museum in Leerdam

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Once the villa on Lingedijk 30 had been acquired, bureau SLA were commissioned to turn the two buildings into a home for the National Glass Museum. It was suggested to turn Cochius’ former residence into an exhibition area and to use the second villa as offices, storage facilities and a cafeteria. While this fulfilled functional requirements, it seemed like a missed opportunity to us at bureau SLA, as the new situation would appear to be not very different from the old one. The museum would have more space, indeed, but this would not be visible from the outside.

Glass Museum Inside View 1

Glass Museum Inside View 1


Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The new Dalí Museum opened on January 11, 2011, at 11:11 a.m. Located on a scenic waterfront site in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., the 68,000-square-foot structure doubles the size of the original 1982 Dalí Museum, a one-story warehouse. Exhibits include oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and other works from a 2,140-piece permanent collection.

Dali Museum - Moris Moreno

Dali Museum - Moris Moreno


“The Cloud”, Proposed monument for London 2012 Olympics

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    A team of leading architects and engineers has just unveiled designs for The Cloud – a landmark structure to commemorate London’s role as host of the 2012 Olympics. The lightweight transparent tower, composed of a “cloud” of inflatable, light-emitting spheres, would create a spatial, three-dimensional display in the skies of London, fed by real time information from all over the world.

    The Cloud

    The Cloud


    Broad Art Foundation Museum with a Honeycomb “Veil”

    Friday, January 7th, 2011

    Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad and architect Elizabeth Diller today unveiled the designs of The Broad Art Foundation, a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.  Designed by world-renowned architects Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, the three-story museum features a unique porous honeycomb “veil” that wraps around the building and is visible through an expansive, top floor, sky-lit gallery that will be home to great works of contemporary art drawn from the 2,000-piece Broad Collections.

    Exterior perspective from 2nd Street and Grand Avenue

    Exterior perspective from 2nd Street and Grand Avenue

    The Broads also announced a 12-member board of governors and the inaugural programming for the contemporary art museum, to be called “The Broad.”


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