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cryptonx

hi , I study architecture ( 5th and Final year ) and at this term I do nothing but work on my Final Graduation Project .. which is a Digital Art Muesum ...but I am faaaaaaaaaaar away from the deadline ( 8 / 2005 ) I was wondering if anyone had any usefull resoureces ( autocad drawings / images / prespecitves or links to websites ) that might be helpful .I just want the Basic start .. i.e Zonining and stuff .. and I want to try UNUSUAL stuff .. i went to alot of libraries .. and they almost all have the same ideas and solutions ... I am trying to come out with something totally new as I think the Digital Art should be saved in something NEW ! Thanks alot .


wedjarl

I cant give your resources. (since of course all of them are books)..but anyway just my personal point of view about this...

A concept for digital art museum...think like Frank Lloyd Wright..he created structures and defined spaces out of simple concepts of mass + function. Well I think Wright's Guggenheim Museum is a great guide for you here.

http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/
http://www.futurespark.com/

"Form follows function". The circular gallery of Guggenheim Museum was perfectly designed. (Following function) People will naturally or would love roaming around a circular space, so for your gallery I would suggest either a circular or octagon plan. Containing that circulation in a square, I must say is well bland for me. The gallery of Digital Art is the apex of your design here. I think this is the area should have that impact.

Now after defining the space for your gallery, define other spaces, and follow your "I want something unsual" instinct for your form. On my personal point of view, a characteristic of Digital Art Museum is...

1. it should employ new and advance materials...a steel-glass-aluminum/metal fram/cladding stucture

2. museums should have that "Cultural" and dignified impact..with great respect to the first "master builders" of the world.. I would suggest you to inject and consider the Pyramids in your concept

3. you could express more a "Digital" Digital Art Musuem through its interior.

now... circulation, (e.g circular) + employing new materials + cultural impact, or cultural identity of your nation (Pyramid of Gizah) + interior design considerations.

I think you could create numerous schemes out of that. As for the space/zoning/etc.. requirements of a Museum..Google is there too to help you around.


cryptonx

thanks , I've studied Guggenheim before , but it's not really suitable for the required LAND . it needs to be more .. .scattered arround you know ? not just a big multi-floor shape .as for the other tips , thanks alot they are really helpfull but I can't see how I can link Digital Art ( which is 10-20 years old ( i think ) ) with a few thousand year old Pyramid ... maybe in the DESIGN or LOOK of the museum but not in the SHAPE or CONCEPT , dont you think ?


kaputnik

Hi.. I'm not too clear about what 'exactly' you're looking out for in resources for your project.. but, I've often used images managed by Corbis and find it a great place to track down images because of the way the images are managed... hope you like it.. Oh .. if you want to download any of the images, you'll need to register..

All the very best with the project work..

Rashid


spacewaste1405241471

Hi..  I'm not too clear about what 'exactly' you're looking out for in resources for your project..  but, I've often used images managed by Corbis and find it a great place to track down images because of the way the images are managed...  hope you like it..  Oh ..  if you want to download any of the images, you'll need to register.. 

 

All the very best with the project work..

 

Rashid

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Hmm...I really dont' think that's what they had in mind. The person who started this thread is looking for ideas on how to design a big art museum and I think he wants resources as in links to sites that offer knowledge of revolutionary ways to design art museums that would completly change the way they are currently designed...

 

For example the circular museum that was mentioned above.

 

Unfortuantly I'm only 15, so I can't really help you with that ...But if it means anything I plan on maybe becoming a civil engineer...Or some kinda engineer

 

meh...Good luck with the search though...

 

l8r


wedjarl

it needs to be more .. .scattered arround you know ? not just a big multi-floor shape .

A Digital Art Muesum is different from a Digital Art Muesum Complex. The former implies a sole structure while the latter implies a complex, a group of buildings.

You could extract so many ideas from the Guggenheim Museum which you could incorporate in your site development plan, Radial Planning. You could have separate galleries for diiferent digital art, paintings, sculptures (made with different materials), kinetic sculptures, or works made with softwares, linked by a PYRAMID shaped walkways, pathwalks etc..

You could play so many "modern pyramid" concepts. You could incorporate it interiors. The simple concept of creating a "glass-steel curtain wall" pyramid already implies a "digital + cultural" value. You could also have that Pyramidal form skylight above every museums gallery. Its just a matter of injecting these things to be part of your concept. Just like the way Jorn Utzon conceptualized Sydney Opera house from a simple ocean wave.

http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Sydney_Opera.html

Conceptualizing the Pyramids of Egypt for a Digital Museum is a wonderful concept, well for me. Goodluck.


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