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Posts tagged as 'museum'

Fri 16.12.

Karuizawa Museum Complex by Yasui Hideo Atelier (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Karuizawa Museum Complex by Yasui Hideo Atelier; photo by Nacasa & Partners inc

Drawing their inspiration from the traditional Japanese art of paper folding origami, the Tokyo-based practice Yasui Hideo Atelier have designed this recently-completed museum complex in the city of Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture. The deconstructed, multifaceted, 423.51-square-meters two-storey building is supported by a steel structure while its characteristic sharp edges and sky-piercing spikes have been developed in titanium and glass. (more…)

Herta and Paul Amir Building by Preston Scott Cohen, photo: Amit Geron

In an attempt to ‘square the triangle’, or the triangular building plot to be more specific, the American architectural practice of Preston Scott Cohen have developed this multifaceted, perspective-distorting Herta and Paul Amir Building for the complex of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Designed to comprise several storeys of spacious, rectangular exhibition rooms within ‘a tight, idiosyncratic, triangular site’, the 18500-square-meters building is now a home to a vast collection of Israeli art as well as multiple architecture, design, drawings and prints galleries, a study centre, a library and an auditorium. (more…)

Daniel Libeskind's recently-completed triangular extension of the Museum of Military History, Dresden; photo courtesy of the museum

Yesterday evening, while browsing through the endless list of downloaded-but-yet-to-be-listened-to podcasts, we have come across this rather dated (it was first broadcast in March 1999) but still relevant and enormously though-provoking episode of BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed series ‘In Our Time.

 

Focusing on the topic of ‘the rise in so-called spectacular architecture at the end of the 20th century,’ the episode sees the programme’s multi-award winning host Melvyn Bragg and his guests – the eminent American architect Daniel Libeskind and an architect and lecturer Richard Weston, discuss the social, cultural, demographical and financial aspects of the 20th-century contemporary architecture.

 

listen to the ‘Architecture in the 20th century’ podcast

Thu 14.7.

Museum of Liverpool by 3XN (DK)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 14.07.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Museum of Liverpool by 3XN; photo by Pete Carr

Ahead of next week’s official opening, we have just received the images of this striking, newly completed Liverpool Museum designed by the Copenhagen-based practice 3XN. The museum, which will open its doors to the public on 19.07 is the largest museum built in the UK for over a century and the bold geometric structure is situated by the Mersey River, on a UNESCO World Heritage Site next to Liverpool’s famous waterfront buildings: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the former offices of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, also known as ‘Three Graces’. (more…)

Fri 13.5.

Quiet Musings: Michael Govan

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 13.05.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA, Los Angeles; photo by © Weldon Brewster

A series of new architecture commissions and exhibitions suggests that museums might no longer be in the business of pageantry. In this third, and final, part of a series examining the notion of the post-spectacle museum, Architonic meets Michael Govan, director and CEO of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (by David Sokol)

 

to David Sokol’s article on Architonic

Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego by Pysall Architekten; photographer: © Jens Willebrand

The Muzeum Lotnictwa is one of the largest museums of aviation in the world. It is located in historically preserved buildings and hangars of the former historic airfield of Rakowice-Cyzyny in Cracow, the first airfield on polish terrain, build in 1912 for the air fleet no. 7 of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

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'Metropol Parasol' in Sevilla, Spain by Jürgen Mayer H., photo by Angel Vilches

Giant timber parasols above the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville – this sunday the Berlin based architectural practice Jürgen Mayer H. can finally unveil their most recent urban development project – a new icon for the medieval inner city of Andalusia’s capital. The timber-constructions offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols.

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Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, photo by Sarah Blee

The Rotterdam based practice Neutelings Riedijk Architecten recently unveiled the new Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp, located in the centre of the old harbour district, the most important and biggest city renovation project in the centre of Antwerp. This district was originally called ‘Nieuwstad (New City)’, as it was the first city expansion constructed by land speculator and urban developer Gilbert van Schoonbeke (1519-1556) outside the Spanish fortress belt in the sixteenth century. Today, old warehouses are being converted into lofts everywhere, and new apartment buildings such as the Koninklijk Entrepot by Berlin architect Hans Kolhoff, the residential towers by Swiss architects Diener en Diener and the towers by David Chipperfield and Guyer en Gigon, as well as many projects yet to follow, are being erected.

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