The IbsenMuseum

Gugmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor designed the exhibition space for the IbsenMuseum in Oslo. Project description: The exhibition space was under renovation when the Architect first entered the room for inspection, Tapestry, suspended ceilings and system walls from an office from the 80´s was torned down. What was left was a very rough and “stripped” “appartment-structure” with a filthy wall-panel, brick walls with condemned plaster and an original wooden floor that was distorted Read more […]
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San Telmo Museum Extension

Interview with spanish architecture firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos about the San Telmo Museum Extension in San Sebastian, Spain. The Museum of San Telmo, in its present condition, represents the result of a long process of successive modifications which has partially altered its physical and functional character over the years. Its location on the fringe where the urban structure meets the topography of Monte Urgull is a reflection, on the other hand, of an urban problem very characteristic Read more […]
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Andalucia’s Museum of Memory

Alberto Campo Baeza has designed the Andalucia’s Museum of Memory located in Granada, Spain, a museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalucia. They proposed a podium building that rises three stories so that the upper floor coincides with the podium of the Caja Granada building next door. Everything is arranged around a central courtyard, in elliptical form in which circular ramps rise, connecting the three levels and creating a very interesting spatial tension. The dimensions Read more […]
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Porsche Museum by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, was conceived by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects as a dynamically formed organism, inviting new ideas on the use of gravity and space to establish a new basis in the foundations of architecture. The central draft concept was the translation of the versatile and vivid brand into the language of architecture. The museum is an open, clearly defined place which incorporates all brand specific qualities. Here, speed and passion find their spatial equivalents Read more […]
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Museo Picasso Malaga by Gluckman Mayner Architects

The museum, designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, is located in the historic city center of Malaga, Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. A 16th century palace was fully restored to house the Main Entry and Permanent Collection galleries. Six new buildings were carefully inserted into the urban fabric to house the ambitious program. A large building, containing the Special Exhibition galleries, and a series of smaller buildings, containing ancillary program, create the boundaries of a new Read more […]
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Mercedes-Benz Museum by UNStudio

Located in Stuttgart, Germany, UNStudio projected a sophisticated geometry that celebrates a legendary car. The geometric model employed is based on the trefoil organization. The building’s program is distributed over the surfaces which ascend incrementally from ground level, spiraling around a central atrium. The Museum experience begins with visitors traveling up through the atrium to the top floor from where they follow the two main paths that unfold chronologically as they descend through Read more […]
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Kolumba Art Museum by Peter Zumthor

The new Kolumba Art Museum designed by Peter Zumthor transfers the sum of the existing fragments into one complete building. The Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne’s city center, holds a secret garden, stone ruins, a uniquely dense archaeological site that are the most impressive symbol of the citys almost complete destruction during the Second World War. The warm grey brick of the massive building unite with the tuffs, basalt and bricks of the ruins. Inside the building a peaceful courtyard Read more […]
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The Garden Museum by Dow Jones Architects

Dow Jones Architects renovated the Garden Museum housed in the old church of St. Mary at Lambeth, London. While the historic structure remains untouched, the museum welcome visitors to a newly designed interior with a sequence of individual spaces for exhibitions, the permanent collection, education, caf and shop. The architect projected a free standing timber structure that fits into the existing church like an unexpected modernist puzzle box. The colors of the wood match the stone walls, Read more […]
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Kanno Museum by Atelier Hitoshi Abe

Located in a small town of Shiogama, Japan, with a view of the Pacific Ocean, Atelier Hitoshi Abe designed a private art museum intended to permanently display eight sculptures owned by the client. Rather than a white cube able to accommodate any type of exhibition, they aimed to design a unique landscape, and specific places for exhibiting each of the sculptures. Within the predetermined 10x12x10 meter volume, the architecture was given form by creating the eight spaces as if inflating Read more […]
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The Blade Factory by OSA

OSA office for subversive architecture designed in 2006 a temporary structure for the roof of The Blade Factory, a 700 square meter space that is part of the new art center complex. The architecture office created an interesting, playful structure that inhabits the roof and one vertical side of The Blade Factory. The installation is a building as well as an outdoor installation, literally embracing the building and connecting its roof with ground level. The structure physically divides the Read more […]
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