Posts tagged as 'museum'

Thu 16.10.

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO (JP)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.10.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito / UAO, photo: DAICI ANO

On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.



Tue 5.8.

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture (FR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Maritime Museum by C+D Architecture, photo: Marie Caroline Lucat

Part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, the Maritime Museum in Sète celebrates the precious and rare legacy of shipbuilder André Aversa.



Wed 11.9.

Fries Museum by Bierman Henket Architects (NL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.09.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Fries Museum by Bierman Henket Architects

Fries Museum by Bierman Henket Architects

With its protruding roof and imposing glass façade Bierman Henket Architects’ Fries Museum in the heart of Leeuwarden’s city centre has opened its doors to the public. Hubert-Jan Henket of Bierman Henket created the design in cooperation with Bonnema Architects from Hardegarijp.



A three-way collaboration between leading lighting brand Zumtobel, lighting designers LichtKunstLicht, and architects schneider+schumacher resulted in a highly creative lighting solution for the new subterranean extension to Frankfurt’s Städel Museum

Lighting always has to work harder when it’s deployed in underground spaces. But when the space in question is a museum one, where the considered illumination of its exhibits is key – not to mention their protection against the potentially damaging effects of lighting – you’ve got a real challenge on your hands. Here’s how leading lighting manufacturer Zumtobel responded to such a brief…


read Simon Keane-Cowell’s article in full on Architonic

Museum of the Bavarian Kings by Staab Architekten; photo by Marcus Ebener

Berlin-based architectural practice Staab Architekten have converted an old hotel into a new museum dedicated to the history of the Bavarian Kings. Located in the German village of Hohenschwangau and overlooking the picturesque Alpsee lake, the development features a striking, glass-clad roof which has been added to the former dining room of the hotel. (more…)

MuséoParc Alésia by Bernard Tschumi Architects; photo by Christian Richters

New York-based architectural practice led by the Swiss-born Bernard Tschumi have completed this circular, wood-clad interpretative center which commemorates the history of the battle between Julius Cesar and the Gauls in 52 B.C. Located in Alise-Sainte-Reine, Burgudy, the striking development encompasses two separate but related structures: a museum and a visitors centre. (more…)

janus_Extension by :mlzd; photo by Dominique Marc Wehrli

A Swiss architectural practice :mlzd have melded the past with the present by inserting this striking, futuristic-looking extension amidst two, preexisting museum buildings which date back to the late thirteenth century. Located near Lake Zürich, in a picturesque town of Rapperswil-Jona, the multifaceted, perforated brass clad extension provides not only an eye-catching addition to the otherwise conventional-looking museum but also brings it up to date thanks to a number of additional modern facilities such as a new main entrance with a disabled access and a further 170-square-meters of minimalist interior which can serve several functions. (more…)

Ningbo Contemporary Art Museum by Amateur Architecture Studio; photo by Lv Hengzhong

Symbolising an ‘Ark of Art’ and located near the river Yong, in an old industrial area of the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province, China, this Contemporary Art Museum complex was completed in 2005 by this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Wang Shu and his Hangzhou-based practice, Amateur Architecture Studio. Boasting a total floor area of 24,000-square-meters, the steel-and-timber complex encompasses the main building with its exhibition space of 5,300-square-meters, two piers, a rooftop plaza and an original 1980’s control tower. (more…)