Cultural

Yogananda Library, Solan, India, Archohm Consults

Yogananda Library

Text description provided by the architects. ‘To rebel with a cause’; The big blank concrete central library-the Yogananda library of the Shoolini University in Solan, overlooks a beautiful green valley. Sitting in the landscape as an impassive built piece, peacefully positioned, the building stands out reflecting the nature of its […]

ABC Museum, Madrid, Spain, Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos

ABC Museum

Text description provided by the architects. “Architecture is a mixture of NOSTALGIA and ANTICIPATION, the co-existence of history and vanguard”. (JEAN BAUDRILLARD) The new Drawing and Illustration Centre of ABC appears with the will to become an artistic reference at an international level and also a symbol of the cultural […]

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension, Ílhavo, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Ílhavo Maritime Museum Extension

Text description provided by the architects. The codfish aquarium connects two other buildings and sets and a complex built ensemble, united around the subjects of the sea and fishing. In this unusual structure, the Maritime Museum is the place of memory, the Aquarium the space for marine life and CIEMAR, […]

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Ílhavo Maritime Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The building is situated on the outskirts of town, on a irregular plot flanked by houses on two levels, semi-detached or free-standing. On the other side of the street is the Health Centre, large and institutional. The extension and remodeling undertaken were extensive, almost […]

Ílhavo City Library, Ílhavo, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Ílhavo City Library

Text description provided by the architects. Ílhavo City Library is located in the remains of the Manor Visconde de Almeida, a noble house from the 17th-18th century, later transformed and demolished. From the original building only the main façade, oriented southeast, and the chapel, both in ruins, were left. There […]

Cascais Music Conservatory, Cascais, Portugal, ARX Portugal Arquitectos

Cascais Music Conservatory

Text description provided by the architects. The City of Cascais and Oeiras Music School and Chamber Orchestra headquarters stays at the old building of the Boaventura boarding house, located at downtown Monte Estoril, municipality of Cascais. It is a building from the beginning of the 20th century, intended for a […]

Urban Podium in Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Urban Podium in Rotterdam

Text description provided by the architects.  An Activator in the City’s Vacuum Situated between the gothic Sint Laurenskerk (Saint Laurens cathedral) and the Delftsevaart canal, the Grotekerkplein was formed only during the course of the modernist reconstruction of the city center, which was almost entirely destroyed during WW2. Despite its […]

Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio, Finland, ALA Architects

Kuopio City Theatre

Text description provided by the architects. The old Kuopio City Theatre is a 1960’s modernist building by architects Helmer Stenros and Risto-Veikko Luukkonen. The expansion includes a new 200-seat studio stage with flexible seating and stage mechanics. New spaces are also provided for loading and logistics, costume manufacturing and storage, […]

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansand, Norway, ALA Architects

Kilden Performing Arts Centre

Text description provided by the architects. Kilden, a theater and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway, has brought together all of the Sørlandet region’s performing arts institutions under one roof. Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra has a concert hall accommodating 1,200 attendees. The Kilden Theater is performing in a theater hall with a […]

Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center, Yalova, Turkey, EAA - Emre Arolat Architecture

Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center

Text description provided by the architects. It is possible to say that cities are made out of different contextual layers which time by time come near each other or on top of each other, even intertwine at times and ground their specific existing states. In the Yalova example peculiar to […]

Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands, diederendirrix architecten

Dynamo

Text description provided by the architects. The cultural youth centre Dynamo is a social service organization which provides practical assistance to young people in matters of schooling, housing, financial help and employment. It also keeps loitering youngsters off the streets by offering sports facilities, a fitness room and a pop […]

Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands, diederendirrix architecten

Patronaat

Text description provided by the architects. Haarlem’s pop music venue – a commission that resulted from a European tender – consists of a foyer and a large auditorium stacked on top of a smaller one. This made it possible to just fit the programme – and meet all of the […]

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies, Vitanje, Slovenia, dekleva gregorič architects, Bevk Perović arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, SADAR+VUGA

Cultural Center of EU Space Technologies

Text description provided by the architects. The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) will substantially supplement and emphasize the local cultural and social activities of the former Community Center in Vitanje, the town in Slovenia that was family home to Herman Potocnik Noordung, the first theoretician of space. The […]

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, Diamond Schmitt Architects

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal

Text description provided by the architects. La Maison Symphonique is situated on the north-east corner of Montreal’s Place des Arts.  It terminates De Maisonneuve Blvd, facing a new park and sitting before one of the Quartier des Spectacle’s outdoor festival venues. Inside, sophisticated variable acoustics and theatre systems enable sound […]

Convent de Sant Francesc, Santpedor, Spain, David Closes

Convent de Sant Francesc

Text description provided by the architects. The Sant Francesc convent, located in the small Catalan town of Santpedor, was built in the early 18th century by Franciscan priests. In 1835 the convent was sacked. Thereafter began the process of progressive deterioration of the building that ended with its demolition in […]

The N M Bodecker Foundation, Portland-Oregon, United States, Skylab Architecture

The N M Bodecker Foundation

Text description provided by the architects. The NM Bodecker Foundation was established in 2017 by Sandy Bodecker to provide creative communities with a dynamic mix of in-person spaces for workshops, gathering, and collaboration. Housed in a collection of repurposed 1950s-era warehouses and a former parking lot in northwest Portland, the […]

Ledding Library, Milwaukie-Oregon, United States, Hacker Architects

Ledding Library

Text description provided by the architects. The new 18,000-square-foot Ledding Library occupies a unique position at the edge of downtown Milwaukie, Oregon, between a wetland natural area, a city park, and City Hall. The design aims to create a civic presence for the library, reflecting its esteemed position in Milwaukie’s […]

I-Way, Lyon, France, Cyrille Druart

I-Way

Text description provided by the architects. Inaugurated in July 2008 in Lyon, France, I-WAY is an international first. This exclusive building is entirely dedicated to automobile simulations (simulator technology offering 6 degrees of freedom inspired by the aeronautics industry), providing the public with access for the first time to eighteen […]

Social Center in Mesoiro, A Coruña, Spain, NAOS Arquitectura

Social Center in Mesoiro

Text description provided by the architects. The building was designed to be a social and services center in a neighbourhood with a high population growth rates in recent years. It is destined to use of the people in Mesoiro, A Coruña, a area with 7.900 inhabitants. It includes a gathering […]

The Opera Pavilion, Copenhagen, Denmark, C.F. Møller Architects

The Opera Pavilion

Text description provided by the architects. With the Opera Pavilion, which can accommodate 200 waiting persons, opera guests and other visitors to Holmen will have a place of shelter by the water bus quay. In its form, the building takes its cue from the existing semicircle of the jetty. The […]

National Gallery of Denmark Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark, C.F. Møller Architects

National Gallery of Denmark Extension

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in Copenhagen, The National Gallery of Denmark houses a wide collection of older as well as modern art pieces and is founded on collections amassed by Danish monarchs throughout history. The museum found its current home in 1896 when it was moved to […]

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum, Førde, Norway, C.F. Møller Architects

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum

Text description provided by the architects. The Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum lies in the centre of Førde, surrounded by the mountains. The museum’s architecture was inspired by the county’s many glaciers, with a building designed to resemble a massive blocks of ice that has rolled down from the frozen […]

Extension of the National Maritime Museum, London, United Kingdom, C.F. Møller Architects

Extension of the National Maritime Museum

Text description provided by the architects. Opened on 14 July 2011, the £36.5m wing is the largest development in the National Maritime Museum’s history and a catalyst for the organisation to change completely the way it presents its galleries, exhibitions and visitor facilities. This major project has been made possible […]

Darwin Centre, London, United Kingdom, C.F. Møller Architects

Darwin Centre

Text description provided by the architects. The second phase of the Darwin Centre is an extension of the famous Natural History Museum in London, taking the form of a huge eight-storey concrete cocoon, surrounded by a glass atrium. The Natural History Museum is both one of the UK’s top five […]

Christie’s San Francisco, California, United States, T.W. Ryan Architecture

Christie’s San Francisco

Text description provided by the architects. Christie’s commissioned T.W. Ryan Architecture to design a new flagship at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Established in 1982, Christie’s presence in San Francisco has long been integral to the auction house’s success. Their new space in the historic […]

Miroslav Kubík Gallery, Litomyšl, Czech Republic, Michal Motyčka

Miroslav Kubík Gallery

Text description provided by the architects. The reconstruction concept in the Miroslav Kubík Gallery in Litomyšl could be described with the following words: The gallery has a simple layout following an axis, which leads from the square to the garden. Individual spatial moments are based along this axis. An important […]

Understory at The Spheres, Seattle-Washington, United States, Graham Baba Architects

Understory at The Spheres

Text description provided by the architects. Understory at The Spheres is a multifunctional exhibit and visitor center designed to tell the story of The Spheres, Amazon’s iconic and wholly unique insertion into the heart of Seattle. The exhibit unravels the complexity of the architecture and engineering and the very idea […]