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Posts tagged as 'culture centre'

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…)

Wed 9.11.

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX / OMA (US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 09.11.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts by REX and OMA; photo by Tim Hursley

Two renowned architectural practices, REX and OMA, have collaborated on this Dallas Centre of the Performing Arts, also known as Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, which was completed in 2009. Realised as ‘flexible and multi-form while requiring minimal operational costs’, the 7700-square-meters 575-seat theatre can be easily transformed into a number of configurations including proscenium, thrust, and flat floor, thus enabling ‘directors and scenic designers to choose the stage-audience configuration that fulfills their artistic desires.’ (more…)

Auditorio y Casa de la Música de Algueña by Cor & Asociados; Photographer: David Frutos

In a rural town in Spain, COR architects realised a stunning music hall and cultural space on a budget of just little more than half a million Euro.

An old police post was converted and extended with an annex clad in white, glossy tiles which reflect the sky and the sparse but impressive landscape in all its different aspects….


Mon 3.10.

Teatro Municipal by Donaire Arquitectos (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 03.10.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Teatro Municipal by Donaire Arquitectos; photo by Javier

A site of an old winery has been transformed into a major cultural destination of the southern Spanish region of Huelva thanks to the Seville-based Donaire Arquitectos and their recently-finalised Theatro Municipal. Located in Almonte, the imposing, geometrical structure towers above its low-rise surroundings while the structure’s plain, unornamented façade allows the theatre to blend harmoniously with its environment. The 3,265-square-meters theatre has been completed in spring this year at a total cost of over €4 million. (more…)

Fri 5.8.

The Pavilion, Downtown by Studio M (AE)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 05.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

The Pavilion, Downtown by Studio M; photo by Sid Siva

The architect Abboud Malak and his Dubai-based practice Studio M have realised this understated contemporary cultural centre located in the downtown area of the city. Completed in 2010, the 12,000-square-foot open-plan Pavilion comprises two gallery spaces, a library, lounge, restaurant, screening room and a tucked away semi-enclosed ‘shed’ structure. Described by the architects as ‘an oversized container’, the Pavilion is devoid of any dividing walls – the modern furniture ‘plays a key role in dividing up the different spaces’ and includes a number of popular designs from manufacturers such as Foscarini, Cassina, Established & Sons, Magis, Accademia and Vitra. (more…)

Wed 27.7.

New Cultural Centre by Fündc (ES)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 27.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

New Cultural Centre by Fündc; photo by César Gª Guerra

Hailed as ‘the largest urban intervention of the last decades made on Pozuelo de Alarcón municipality, Madrid province’ and covering a total area of 20.000-square-meters, this imposing concrete cultural centre and the adjacent ‘network of pedestrian spaces’ has been recently completed by the Spanish practice specialising in architecture and urban planning Fündc. (more…)

Harpa Concert & Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects; photo © Osbjørn Jacobsen

If music be the food of love, then where better to dine out than a world-class concert hall or opera house? Here, Architonic examines a number of recently completed architectural projects that perform as hard as the artists who take to their stages. Play on. (by Simon Cowell)


to Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic

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