Category: Culture

The new Dutch film museum, EYE, opens

The new Dutch film museum, EYE, opens

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• March 15, 2012 • Comments (0)

EYE, the new Dutch film museum, opens to the public on 5 April 2012 in its brand-new building designed by the Vienna-based firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is bursting with activity in 2012. After a multi-year renovation project, the Stedelijk Museum will reopen with an eye-catching new façade. And the redevelopment […]

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Skyscape \ WE architecture

Skyscape \ WE architecture

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• March 14, 2012 • Comments (0)

The beautiful Vaaler church from 1805 burnt down in the spring of 2009. We have designed a new church as a symbolic landmark to succeed the old building. The new Vaaler church is placed further east from the placement of the old church, marking the historic axis with its tower. The new building is designed […]

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A Cradle for Multiple Cultures and Social Cohesion \ Nomad Office Architects

A Cradle for Multiple Cultures and Social Cohesion \ Nomad Office Architects

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• March 11, 2012 • Comments (0)

Heritage Revitalization in Hong Kong Heritage is a socio-cultural resource, which the Hong Kong citizen is drawing on to help define an identity, both connected to and distinct from mainland China. Heritage revitalization is primarily software driven and its operating model should reflect the social needs and benefit at time rather than only upkeep architecture […]

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BMW Welt \ Photography by Veronica Morales Angulo

BMW Welt \ Photography by Veronica Morales Angulo

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• March 11, 2012 • Comments (0)

Veronica Morales shared with us her photography of BMW Welt by Coop Himmelb(l)au in Munich. The architect Prof Wolf D. Prix and his agency, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, were able to visualize the expectations of BMW In the shape of gigantic cloud developed from a twisted Double Cone of steel and glass, and made accessible to visitors. […]

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Elements \ WE architecture

Elements \ WE architecture

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• March 8, 2012 • Comments (0)

Elements is a Pilgrim Center located in a scenic mountain landscape in Western Norway. Elements is a visitors’ center in close connection to the wooden church, “Røldal stavkirke”, from the 13th century. Røldal Stavkirke is one of the best preserved wooden churches in Norway and the church is the most frequent pilgrimage destination in the […]

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Civivox Mendillorri \ AH Asociados

Civivox Mendillorri \ AH Asociados

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• March 2, 2012 • Comments (1)

In the surroundings of the central park in Mendillorri, it has been proposed a building which keeps a relationship with the surrounding area, its views, and its functions. A type of monument which distances itself from people hasn’t been sought out, but rather a constructed place which plays second fiddle to the park and the […]

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Museum Santiago Ydanez \ Matteo Cainer Architects

Museum Santiago Ydanez \ Matteo Cainer Architects

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• February 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The fractured tectonic of the Santiago Ydañez Museum, in the town of Puente de Génave expresses the relationship between the work of the artists, the site and the building program. Conceptually a jazz improvisation, the intersection of the integrated and sculpted grids is conceived as a musical rhythm where the new museum becomes a reactive […]

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BIG + Architectural Nexus win the competition for the Kimball Art Center

BIG + Architectural Nexus win the competition for the Kimball Art Center

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• February 14, 2012 • Comments (0)

BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, projected for completion by Mid-2015. The Kimball Art Center, home to Sundance House during the Annual Sundance Film Festival, invited an international group of […]

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Dalian Library \ 10 Design

Dalian Library \ 10 Design

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• February 12, 2012 • Comments (0)

AIA JURORS’ Comments: The jurors found this design engaging and dynamic. The central vortex was described as creating a focal area for an interesting series of spaces for the community. The building section illustrated for the jurors, the attention for both an urban and internal connectivity. The various adjoining spaces spiral inward in celebrating how […]

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Beijing World Jewelry EXPO \ DRDS

Beijing World Jewelry EXPO \ DRDS

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• February 11, 2012 • Comments (2)

The project, based on an exclusive agreement with the Chinese Government and the National China Geological Society, is for a new international jewelry exhibition and cultural center located adjacent to Beijing Airport. The project, envisioned for domestic and international travelers, leverage synergies between the Chinese jewelry industry, retail and entertainment, creating a single cultural center […]

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