Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations (Architecture Briefs)

By Charles Bloszies

More and more, architects are employed to layout new paintings for current constructions. even if for purposes of upkeep, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the circulate to reuse structures offers numerous layout demanding situations and possibilities. outdated structures, New Designs is an structure short dedicated to operating inside a given architectural cloth from the technical concerns that come up from getting older building to the debate generated through a number of the undertaking stakeholders to the original aesthetic chances created throughout the juxtaposition of outdated and new.

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Inserted an easy, opaque field among them (con- Photographer: Michel Denancé taining a wide interpreting room). The field is supported visually through slim columns, marking the doorway to the library advanced. This new aspect contrasts with the old structures on both sides, yet while, the size of the hot piece joins the adjoining structures jointly as wings of a unmarried establishment. the doorway series completes the tale: getting into underneath the field units up the lightfilled event that awaits viewers as soon as contained in the Glass is simply used the place new meets outdated or to supply mild into areas that don't condo the gathering. Photographer: Michel Denancé clearly illuminated important courtroom. Piano’s intervention is a piece of architectural rigor and self-discipline. The structures associated through the addition aren't all from a similar time or architectural kinfolk, but the distinction among the hot paintings and the gathering of older constructions creates a powerful connection. a brand new constitution that tried to mix in with the landmark constructions or person who meant to play a subordinate function do not need yielded the Morgan Library masterpiece that Piano’s addition brought about. Morgan Library ninety nine Site versions The light-filled inside courtyard Photographer: Stefano Goldberg connects the 3 latest Courtesy of the Renzo Piano construction structures. Workshop outdated constructions, New Designs a hundred At evening, the easy sleek dice marking the doorway serves as counterpoint to the previous structures that flank it. Photographer: Michel Denancé Morgan Library one hundred and one Moderna Museet Malmö Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Malmö, Sweden, 2009 Malmö is the third-largest, and so much different, urban in Sweden. positioned within the country’s southernmost province, it really is separated by means of just a couple of miles from Copenhagen, Denmark. it's also an outdated urban, with origins relationship from the 12th century. Architecturally revolutionary, Malmö encompasses a combination of very previous and glossy structures. The city’s most renowned contemporary constitution is Santiago Calatrava’s Turning Torso, a residential skyscraper and Sweden’s tallest construction. the location for the Moderna Museet is a former electrical energy plant, outfitted round 1900 and closed within the Nineties. regardless of the building’s utilitarian functionality, its public facades are tricky and romantic in layout, and the unique constitution awarded a dignified demeanor to the encompassing atmosphere. Upon ultimate, it turned an artwork gallery, which served as a catalyst for a space that's now a cultural district of types. The Moderna Museet is Sweden’s nationwide museum of latest artwork, dependent in Stockholm. As a satellite tv for pc of the guardian establishment, the museum severe distinction in Malmö used to be required to fulfill the top infra- satellite tv for pc imagery supplied by means of GeoEye (www. constitution criteria for demonstrate of contemporary paintings. Given geoeye. com) and i-cubed (www. i3. com). a little while body to layout and construct the museum, architects Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård have been charged with a thorough reconstruction—to create anything new in the latest shell.

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