Archinect - News 2014-04-24T11:13:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95349418/mvrdv-s-shiny-collection-building-for-museum-boijmans-van-beuningen-rotterdam MVRDV’s shiny Collection Building for Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam Justine Testado 2014-03-10T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:20:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rogc661n3nq6odnh.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MVRDV has the winning proposal to design the Collection Building for the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The bowl-like public art depot will let the public see the ins and outs of the museum's daily activities, and also let private art collectors store their own collections in ideal museum conditions. Completion of the project is expected in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68yjier43sxr6zdx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g3/g3jrmf0cxf3p9f1n.jpg"><br><br>Diagrams:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rngzhle92thszgbm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25dtj3qqpjnf2mu3.jpg"><br><br>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/mvrdv_wins_collection_building_for_museum_boijman_van_beuningen_rotter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88985154/frank-gehry-designs-new-alexander-calder-show-at-lacma Frank Gehry designs new Alexander Calder show at LACMA Archinect 2013-12-16T13:55:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df1ddf611a3375c17ff912e7bef1db9a.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I always remember the Calder show at the Guggenheim in New York,&rdquo; Gehry told LA Confidential, &ldquo;and how the work responded to the curves of the museum. It was spectacular. LACMA didn&rsquo;t have such a space for the show, so we designed one. I hope to at least give the art its individual space and let the architecture help reveal the dynamism of each piece.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88773559/the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-built-for-people The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/ojxos3yc9v4bntgj.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/88063113/preview-the-p-rez-art-museum-miami-ahead-of-its-art-basel-debut Preview The Pérez Art Museum Miami Ahead Of Its Art Basel Debut Archinect 2013-12-04T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:15:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70522991d5f066db1a7cf14ff923fa49.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami&rsquo;s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87147143/herzog-de-meuron-designs-131m-art-oasis-in-miami Herzog & de Meuron designs $131m art oasis in Miami Archinect 2013-11-22T14:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T16:27:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvw1nybzvdmywea5.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission Archinect 2013-09-17T14:27:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T22:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h0cgf1ihrukd2g3.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Broad, Los Angeles&rsquo;s newest contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, will offer free general admission when it opens in late 2014, founders Eli and Edythe Broad announced today.</p> <p> At a hard hat tour and preview of the museum, the Broads were joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in announcing that the inaugural exhibition and permanent collection will be open to the public at no charge.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hy7rs1ofyq1r444t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p> <p> Following its inaugural exhibition, The Broad will occasionally present ticketed special exhibitions and will offer discounts to those exhibitions to MOCA members.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6v3lrsgxdf892io.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;On behalf of all Angelenos, I&rsquo;d like to thank Eli and Edye Broad for their generosity,&rdquo; said Garcetti. &ldquo;Not on...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80464486/sifang-art-museum Sifang Art Museum Archinect 2013-08-27T17:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T18:47:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cde75c34e3427e651aa69d5e21b49fb5.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hard by the Yangtze River, ten miles from Nanjing, a giant, glowing hollowed-out trapezoid hovers above the trees. The otherworldly Sifang Art Museum, designed by the American architect Steven Holl, [...] an edgy sign of the ancient city&rsquo;s rapid modernization.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74645806/it-s-official-the-hirshhorn-museum-has-burst-the-bubble It's official, the Hirshhorn Museum has burst the bubble Archinect 2013-06-05T15:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-10T22:10:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ts/tssrudcohek4khoy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Wednesday finally abandoned its long-planned project to cover the museum&rsquo;s interior courtyard in Washington D.C. with a distinctive, temporary inflatable bubble. Citing financial uncertainties, Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution&rsquo;s under secretary for history, art and culture, made the announcement. He said outgoing director Richard Koshalek, who resigned last month after failing to receive full support for the bubble...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3c6081d84530935f161d91831fb6d71.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74507137/peter-zumthor-s-450-000-000-black-flower-for-lacma Peter Zumthor's $450,000,000 'Black Flower' for LACMA Gregory Walker 2013-06-03T14:10:00-04:00 >2013-06-06T10:58:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/ss8h44u1e87746op.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Bracingly forward-looking, Zumthor's design for LACMA would give the city a much-needed jolt of architectural energy."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Zumthor's design, which obliterates the original campus of LACMA, would cost an estimated $450M to construct, with another $200M in soft and operating costs built in.</p> <p> A few questions abound: is this really any different (in overall approach) than OMA's ill-fated masterplan from roughly 10 years ago? Will this truly solve LACMA's core collections questions? And would the money raised be much better allocated towards improving those, the existing facilities and creating a long term operations fund to help stabilize the institution?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777774/china-builds-museums-but-filling-them-is-another-story China Builds Museums, But Filling Them Is Another Story Archinect 2013-05-23T17:12:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4qdzolufy3anyyt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jeffrey Johnson, an architect who runs the &#65279;&#65279;China Megacities Lab at Columbia, is among a number of scholars who study China's rapid urbanization. He says local governments are building museums to create a cultural life and competitive identity for their cities. But China lost a lot of art because of its civil war in the 1940s, as well as the Cultural Revolution, looting and overseas sales. Johnson says many museums are going up faster than curators can fill them with works and audiences.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72423235/kimbell-art-museum-announces-the-renzo-piano-designed-pavilion-will-open-on-nov-27 Kimbell Art Museum announces the Renzo Piano-designed pavilion will open on Nov. 27 Archinect 2013-05-03T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T12:39:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5kr73zwffc1c3ji.jpg" width="514" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The highly anticipated expansion to the Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) and Kendall/Heaton Associates, opens to the public on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. Renzo Piano&rsquo;s colonnaded pavilion stands as an expression of simplicity&mdash;glass, concrete and wood&mdash;surrounded by elms and red oaks, some 65 yards to the west of Louis I. Kahn&rsquo;s vaulted, luminous museum of 1972.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qt2pcgu3d25jjvrb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Similar in scale to the Kahn building, the 300-foot-long, 22-foot-high building is composed of two parallel wings stretching from north to south, connected by two glass passageways. To the rear, the west wing will have a green sod roof, which appears to rise out of the ground with berms on either end and concrete retaining walls on the sides. The front, east wing is topped by a glass, steel and wood roof system. The wafer-thin top layer of this system, which features louvered photovoltaic cells, hovers above the east wing's most prominent feature: enormous laminated wood beams that appear to float above the concrete and glass walls and which are held aloft by square concrete columns.<br><br> The plan and elevation of the east wing, which faces the Kahn building, is tripartite, which mirrors the tripartite plan and elevation of the Kahn building. This is the most overt of the Piano building&rsquo;s numerous echoes of its esteemed predecessor. The facade&rsquo;s central, 100-foot-long recessed glas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72307144/uc-davis-selects-so-il-to-design-art-museum UC Davis selects SO – IL to design art museum Archinect 2013-05-01T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:17:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ovzu6cm2ytzuie0.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UC Davis today announced that it has selected an emerging New York-based design firm, SO &ndash; IL, to design the campus&rsquo;s planned art museum, envisioned as a regional center of experimentation, participation and learning. The firm will work with team members Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a prominent architectural firm with offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Pennsylvania, and contractor Whiting-Turner, a national construction firm...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The new museum advances the way museums and architecture are approached in the 21st century.</p> <p> Designed by SO - IL in partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and built by Whiting-Turner, the design incorporates a 50,000 square foot steel structure that floats atop a series of interconnected interior and exterior spaces. The gallery space will be 29,000 square feet.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xv/xvkg9q7nsrp5epcq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In describing the building, the architects state:</p> <p> Davis is an ideal setting for a museum that will sow new ways of thinking about the experience of art. The Central Valley breathes a spirit of optimism. Whether one is influenced by the sweeping views over the flat plains beyond to the horizon, or the sense of empowerment one feels when being able to cultivate and grow freely&mdash;the spirit of this place is of invention and imagination. It is precisely this spirit we capture in our architectural proposal for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.</p> <p> As an overarching move, the design proposes a 50,000 s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72295165/lacma-taps-zumthor-for-650-million-new-look LACMA taps Zumthor for $650-million new look Archinect 2013-05-01T14:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T00:50:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2e234c1451d31586ce49605e120d804.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, an acclaimed Swiss architect is hoping to pull off what an acclaimed Dutch one could not. Next month LACMA will publicly unveil a $650-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner Peter Zumthor for a dramatic new museum building along Wilshire Boulevard.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63619008/henning-larsen-architects-completes-ume-art-museum Henning Larsen Architects Completes Umeå Art Museum Alexander Walter 2012-12-17T18:21:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T18:38:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/kl2h6fa4jksw6tvz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Henning Larsen Architects has sent us photos and drawings of their recently finished Ume&aring; Art Museum, a part of Ume&aring; University Campus in northern Sweden.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13j79d5t8eq9e6p8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/tru43m70cr2518ao.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bq51gbbowvhpkxtm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehzq4tubo68kis39.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99iqdsmua0cdzbm5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51qe8mqy8xtl74fl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mztofv1mub96bud7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdy8240f0wphti7s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c67gmljam0hq9b0p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/405i4bkyy2bdtdsd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All photos by &Aring;ke E:son Lindman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13944501/sifang-art-museum-gets-a-web-presence Sifang Art Museum gets a web presence Paul Petrunia 2011-07-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T18:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ks4moqhv2wei8iz8.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Steven Holl's Sifang Art Museum will be opening in Nanjing, China, in November of this year. In the mean time they have launched a pretty site with some nice alternating photographs of the building. <a href="http://www.sifangartmuseum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check it out</a>.</p>