eVolo 04: Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space

  • 18 Sep 2012
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This issue of studies the most innovative examples of performance and exhibition architecture today. These are projects that revolutionize architecture on many levels, including sustainability, aesthetics, technology, and urban design. It is interesting to point out that these works are not concentrated in one specific region, but are located in every corner of the globe; from MVRDV’s Comic and Animation Museum in China, to the new Broad Museum in Los Angeles by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, or Kengo Kuma’s Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland.

The variety of programs is as diverse as their location. Steven Holl’s Museum of Ocean and Surf in Biarritz, France creates awareness of the oceans’ fragile state and emulates the kinetic sensibility of water through sweeping walls and carefully articulated volumes. Holm Architecture’s circular Samaranch Olympic Museum in Tianjin, China is a study on framing and juxtaposing artificial and natural landscapes to generate a continuous exhibition loop. X-TU Architects’ Prehistory Museum in Jeongok, South Korea was parametrically designed as a futuristic vessel erected as a bridge atop hills along the Hantan River preserving the untouched historic landscape. Among other projects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is an interface between exhibition spaces and the city. Other smaller scale projects are WORD’s Holocaust Memorial for Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, which acts as an inscriptive apparatus, which etches the history of the Holocaust in our memory, and the America’s Cup Pavilion by Daniel Carper, which functions as an epicenter for various activities. The design is based on the tectonic and function qualities of high-end sailing vessels.


022 Editor’s letter / Carlo Aiello
026 The tall office building artistically considered: critical events since 9/11 / Kurt C. Hunker
034 Bionic-Arch: A Sustainable Tower / Vincent Callebaut
040 2011 Evolo Skyscrapers Competition / Winners
098 Towards the Evolution of Morphogenetic Computational Design / Emmanuel Ruffo
105 O`Mighty  Green / Beatriz Ramo – Star Strategies + Architecture
109 First True Zero-Energy  Building: Global Community / Dr. Eugene  Tssui

114 China Comic and Animation Museum / MVRDV
119 Diller Scofidio + Renfro Rethinks How to Design “ Art for the Public”  In Plans for L.A.’s the Broad Museum
123 Gemini: America’s Cup Pavilion / Daniel Carper
129 Hope Tree /24ºStudio
132 One Ocean: Thematic Pavilion Yeosu Expo 2012 / SOMA
136 Museum of Ocean and Surf / Steven Holl Architects
141 Museum of Polish History / Paul Preissner Architects
144 Jeongok Prehistory Museum / X-TU Architects
148 Sperone Westwater Gallery / Foster+Partners

152 Excursions of the Figural in the Far East: The Civic Sport Center and 2013 National Games Arena / Emergent
156 Pattern+Perfomance: Motif and Spatiality in Kengo Kuma’s Victoria + Albert Dundee Museum
161 Soumaya Museum / FREE
165 Interview with FREE’s Fernando Romero
166 Stealth: Anew Museum for Maribor / David Tajchman Architects
170 The College of Arts and the College of Education at the Sabah Al-Salem University City / Perkins+Will
178 Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants / Maciej Jakub Zawadzki
182 Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Image and Sound / Diller Scofidio+Renfro
185 The Times Eureka Pavilion / NEX Architecture
188 Samaranch Memorial Olympic Museum / Holm Architecture Office (HAO) +  Archiland Beijing + Krach & Berdelung

Cover: Perfect Bound
Size: 9″ x 11.5″
Pages: 192
ISSN: 1946-634x

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Cite: Hernandez, Diego. "eVolo 04: Re-imagining the Contemporary Museum, Exhibition & Performance Space" 18 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=272282>