Category: Culture

North Carolina Museum of Art Sculpture Park Pavilion \ Tonic Design

North Carolina Museum of Art Sculpture Park Pavilion \ Tonic Design

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• October 20, 2012 • Comments (1)

The pavilion is an outdoor classroom and component of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Sculpture Park. The structure is wrapped in varying widths of horizontal, perforated metal bands, which offer experiences that change with the seasons, the light, and the vantage point of the viewer The pavilion’s metallic “skin” reflects its natural surroundings by […]

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Daegu Gosan Public Library \ MenoMenoPiu Architects

Daegu Gosan Public Library \ MenoMenoPiu Architects

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• October 17, 2012 • Comments (1)

Daegu Gosan Public Library will be one of the new symbols of the Daegu Metropolitan City’s new policy direction. The aim of the city management, as well as the goal of our project, is to create small community for local users. The idea of a project on a diagonal axe comes from the concept of […]

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Timeless Cube - National Museum of Afghanistan \ Matteo Cainer Architects

Timeless Cube – National Museum of Afghanistan \ Matteo Cainer Architects

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• October 13, 2012 • Comments (1)

The construction of the Afghan museum celebrates the richness of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage and the spirit of its peoples. In a nation devastated by war, the wealth of its cultural background and the spirit of its peoples are embodied here. In spite of the years of conflict and turmoil, the underlying strengths of the country […]

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Space Group / Superunion won the competition for Ruten in Sandnes with the proposal "Lysning"

Space Group / Superunion won the competition for Ruten in Sandnes with the proposal “Lysning”

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• October 9, 2012 • Comments (1)

As the Central Park in New York was built before the Manhattan grid was condensed around it – RUTEN has remained as a buffer in the urban development in anticipation of something bigger. Sandnes’ historic center was a small-scaled urban structure with the country’s longest shopping street. The new district by the waterfront has another […]

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Plassen Cultural Centre \ 3XN

Plassen Cultural Centre \ 3XN

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• October 2, 2012 • Comments (0)

3XN recently has completed the Plassen Cultural Centre in Norway. The Norwegian city of Molde has just 25,000 inhabitants, but every July the biggest stars of jazz and about 100,000 jazz enthusiasts flock to the town’s world famous international jazz festival. In designing the city’s new cultural center, the challenge faced by 3XN was to create […]

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University Library Marne-la-Vallée \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

University Library Marne-la-Vallée \ Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects

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• September 29, 2012 • Comments (1)

Beckmann-N’Thepe Architects recently has completed the University Library Marne-la-Vallée. The Beckmann-N’Thépé agency chose an audacious strategy for the design of the new Marne-la-Vallée university library, which resembles a mound of earth ‘torn from its natural environment,’ in harmony with its surroundings. ‘Between naturalism and terror, ‘the Marne-la-Vallée Library puts us in touch with our dreams – active, joyous, […]

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Oslo's Astrup Fearnley Museum reopens

Oslo’s Astrup Fearnley Museum reopens

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• September 29, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art is to reopen on 29 September in Tjuvholmen, the newest arts district of Oslo. Daylight in Norway, particularly in the winter months, is precious. With this in mind, we designed a roof system that allows as much winter sun in as possible and, through a series of layers, […]

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Network connections \ Complex City

Network connections \ Complex City

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• September 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

A media library, space which preserves and gives access to audio-visual contents, sound documents and video recordings, material considered as cultural testimony with the same value than written documents. Divided between paper and virtual information, it characterizes a reality of a modern way to use space, these places will evolve in a parallel manner to […]

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Stedelijk Museum opened by the Queen Beatrix

Stedelijk Museum opened by the Queen Beatrix

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• September 23, 2012 • Comments (0)

The new levitated superstructure contains exhibition space, a restaurant, a shop and the new entrance. Arup is responsible for the structural design and the lighting design. Designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects, the new building, popularly called ‘the Bath Tub’, adds over 9,000m2 to the historic museum building. This includes programme space as well as 3,400m2 […]

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Architects Association Headquarters Competition: 2nd Prize \ lab07 + JMV Architects

Architects Association Headquarters Competition: 2nd Prize \ lab07 + JMV Architects

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• September 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Architects’ Association of the State of Veracruz launched an open architectural design competition for its headquarters to be located in the city of Cordoba. The mission of the Architect’s Association in Mexico is to promote the architectural profession developed within the highest standards of legal, moral, and responsible practice while promoting professional development, public […]

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