AL_A unveils the New Paisley Museum transformation.
The museum is planned to undergo transformations to inhabited the visitors from Scotland, United Kingdom and the other parts of the world. The architecture firm AL_A has unveiled the design proposals for the transformation to revive and renew the existing museum. The new designs explore the idea of a dynamic entrance which renews the museum image while a new wing will also be added along with an outdoor garden to ensure good public spaces. The amendments ensure better accessibility, circulation and international environmental standards for the galleries with increased number of objects on display to boast the Scottish stories.
Kirkby Designs creates a collection inspired by London Underground
Underground Vol. II is a series of fabrics designed by Kirkby Designs in collaboration with the Transport for London. The collection has recreated moquette designs that once featured in the London Undergrounds. Moquette is a hardwearing woollen fabric, first designed for being used in the tube system and was later used for home furnishings when it became immensely popular. Kirkby designs went through a lot of London Transport Museum archives to adapt the scale and colour of the conventional designs.
Shenzhen gets an art centre with a rooftop park
URBANUS, a Beijing architecture firm won the international competition to design an art centre in the city of Shenzhen. The technology hub and the headquarters for the famous tech-firm ‘Huawei’, had surfaced a competition to design an art centre which could accommodate recreational facilities and would create more open public spaces amidst the pre-existing urban villages and industrial areas the city has to offer. URBANUS proposes a design that fully amalgamates the city park and the art centre which encompasses a theatre complex along with science and art museum in itself. The design integration takes place with help of a U-shaped courtyard oriented towards the park with an undulated roof which acts as an extension to the public path of the park and thus creates a string of active open spaces.
ROM’s new terrace and plaza revealed
The Royal Ontario Museum or ROM has opened its new Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and Reed Family Plaza. The newest additions to the building are designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) and acts as a prelude to the poetry of royal architecture of the museum. Offering a place to congregate and relax for the visitors the new plaza and the terrace is also successful in creating a lively streetscape.