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Carmody Groarke

boathouse at Morden Wharf . London

Carmody Groake . boathouse at Morden Wharf . London afasia (1)

Carmody Groarke . + AJ

The key drivers for the design of the boathouse have been the lifting mechanism, the visitor experience and the Gloriana itself.

The proposed lifting mechanism utilises a simple track system and mobile crane, which sit within the boathouse. The position of the boathouse parallel to the river allows the boat to be lowered and raised in line with the tide’s movement through large folding doors at the short end of the building. This in turn maximises the two glazed façades at either side of the Gloriana, allowing the boat to be displayed in its entirety from both the river and bank. Continue reading Carmody Groarke

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Carmody Groarke . TRANS

Design Museum extension . Gent

Carmody Groarke . TRANS architectuur . Design Museum extension . Gent afasia (1)

Carmody Groarke . TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw

Carmody Groarke and TRANS architectuur | stedenbouw have won a Baumeister international two stage design competition to design an extension to the Design Museum Gent.

The new building for Design Museum Gent creates a distinctive new architectural figure for the city of Gent which faces outwards in all directions from its tight-grained historic context.

It is designed as a new ‘house’ which provides generous rooms at each level for exhibition, events and archiving. The house completes a gap in the set-piece of the picturesque streetscape and links the museum spaces of new and old architecture in one continuous circulation loop around the central courtyard garden for the first time. The appearance of the building at ground level is deliberately very open to encourage exploration and chance encounter of a passer-by to enter the museum and explore its collection.

The building’s characteristic form relates to rooms aligned to key views of the city and is topped with a loft gallery which connects the function of a new public living-room for the city with the ad-hoc roofscape of Gent. Continue reading Carmody Groarke . TRANS