Papay Gyro Nights 2012: Architecture – MAD Architects, Multiplicities and Valerio Olgiati

MAD Architects

ORDOS MUSEUM, Ordos, China


Location: Ordos, China
Typology: Museum
Site Area: 27,760 sqm
Building Area: 41, 227 sqm
Building Height: 40 m

About MAD – MAD works in forward looking environments, developing futuristic architecture based on contemporary interpretation of the eastern spirit of nature. All of MAD’s projects – from residential complexes, the workplace to museums and cultural centers – desire to protect a sense of community and orientation toward nature, offering people the freedom to develop their own experience. Founded in 2004 by Ma Yansong, the office gained international attention in 2006 when it was commissioned to design two residential towers near Toronto, Canada, which will be completed by the end of 2011. Other ongoing cultural projects by MAD include the China wood Sculpture museum & Harbin Cultural Island in Harbin and the Huangdu Art house in Beijing.

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2009 – 2010   *multiplicities was hired to design an addition to an existing 150 years old woodframe house in Glenridge, New Jersey for a scientist and musician with their two young boys.
The addition opens the house to the life of the garden and connects the ground floor to a music studio adjacent to the original house. It performs as a stage where drum sessins can take place around the garden.   *multiplicities is an architecture and design collaborative based in New York City founded by Daniel Holguin

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Valerio Olgiati

Atelier Bardill, Scharans, Switzerland

Atelier Bardill, Scharans, Switzerland

object: private atelier – one working space
location: Scharans, Switzerland

Bardill Studio

The Bardill Studio building has replaced an old barn in the protected centre of the village of Scharans. Building permission was granted by the local authorities on the condition that the new building would have exactly the same volume as the old barn.
The client, Linard Bardill, who lives in a house a very short walking distance away from the site, required only a single space to work in. This working space occupies less than a third of the stipulated volume. The rest of it is taken up by an atrium that is lent a monumental character by a large, round opening to the sky. It is this element that invests the building with its grandeur and clarity in contrast to the arbitrary geometry of its external appearance and the small dimensions of its village surroundings.

[Text: office Olgiati]

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