Sunday, 13 June 2010

Project 3: Plans, Secton and Perspectives

Project 3: Artist, Banksy

Project 3: Final Project Model

Project 3: project in progress

What my idea is from street, because street is part of the city. Hence, street art is my main theme of my art gallery. My concept of this art gallery is "building in the city, city in the building". I want to create a kind of open space to vistors. When they go into the gallery, they still feel a kind of street in the city. The main idea is from Newtown's busyness, vitality and rich nightlife. Also, the art work in the gallery is from street, so it is a street art. In the meantime, the gallery is in a street form, so the gallery itself is another form of street arts.

Project 3: Site 2 Analysis

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Precedent Study2:Denver Art Museum

Libeskind’s design consists of geometric, titanium-clad angles, which reflect the nearby Rocky Mountain peaks and rock crystals.

The new Frederic C. Hamilton Building is situated directly south of the two-towered North Building, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti and James Sudler Associates, and adjacent to the Denver Public Library, designed by Michael Graves.The expansion, the museum’s first major addition since the North Building was completed 35 years ago, nearly doubles its facilities.

The Hamilton Building rises from two stories to four as it moves towards the north. A sharply cantilevered section of the building juts across the street towards the North Building above an enclosed steel-and-glass bridge that links the two structures.

The bridge also provides access to the new Duncan Pavilion, an indoor/outdoor event space.
From the pavilion visitors can view the mountains and the Denver skyline.

The new building will house the Modern and Contemporary art collection as well as the collection of Architecture and Design and Oceanic Art and serve as the main entrance to the entire museum complex.
A giant bronze spider by French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois is placed in front of the entrance.
Visitors enter the building through a visitor’s service area before moving into the 120-foot high El Pomar Atrium that features dramatically sloping walls, a skylight, and a grand staircase that follows the walls to provide easy access to the building’s galleries. The main lobby also provides access to the museum shop and 280 seat auditorium.

An additional two-story atrium is located in the bi-level modern and contemporary galleries. The gallery spaces include an outdoor sculpture garden.

The Museum complex includes a landscaped pedestrian plaza, designed by Libeskind, featuring significant works of outdoor sculpture.
Three new sculptures around the Hamilton Building are the Big Sweep by Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, Scottish Angus Cow and Calf by Dan Ostermiller and an untitled sculpture by Beverly Pepper.

The Museum Residences

“The project is not designed as a stand alone building but as part of a composition of public spaces, monuments and gateways in this developing part of the city, contributing to the synergy amongst neighbors large and intimate.”
Daniel Libeskind

Photo courtesy Denver Art Museum

Drawing courtesy Denver Art Museum
Early concept watercolor sketch by Daniel Libeskind.

Image courtesy Denver Art Museum
Steel Drawing