New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

22 May 2022 News

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses the art collection of the same name donated to the Museum by Els and Jaap Blokker. Embracing a garden recently designed by Piet Oudolf, the new wing comprises two new exhibition rooms and a new interior garden room. Further to this, adjacent rooms were renovated and converted into additional exhibition space.

Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

According to the architects, the concept behind the architecture is the creation of a seamless continuity between interior spaces and the museum garden. 

Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

Elements that are new or different with the existing Singer Museum are connected to the history of the place. Outside, continuity was sought with the original museum building from 1956, designed by Wouter Hamdorff for Anna Singer after the death of her husband. The new addition also pays respect to ‘The Wild Swans,’ a villa designed by J.W. Hanrath for William Henry and Anna Singer in 1911. 

Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

New brickwork along with the red slate tiles and roof height of the new wing are respectful of the original architecture of Hanrath and Hamdorth. A tall frame in the chimney projecting above the roof frames views of surrounding trees, while a second framed window within the gallery provides views of the villa and the glass façade of the garden room affords majestic views of the garden. 

Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

Inside, elements from the old villa have been reinvented in an abstracted form. This includes oak paneling in the garden room, oak frames in passages, skirting boards, and continuous oak parquet floors. Skylights in the new museum rooms are classical in their form and layout, along with the furniture, lamps and exhibition pedestals.

Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten

The resulting unity brings a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden.

Related Content
Latest News
The Pitch by Mark Odom Studio repurposes shipping containers to form a vibrant new hub for Austin, Texas
6 Jul 2022 News
The Pitch by Mark Odom Studio repurposes shipping containers to form a vibrant new hub for Austin, Texas

Located in Austin, Texas, The Pitch is a new hospitality and entertainment complex made from shippin... More

Chalet D by monovolume architecture + design brings new life to alpine architecture
6 Jul 2022 News
Chalet D by monovolume architecture + design brings new life to alpine architecture

Located in the Austrian Alps, Chalet D is a family holiday home that includes a spa area. Modern and... More

The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio responds to key land-use challenges in the Netherlands
4 Jul 2022 News
The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio responds to key land-use challenges in the Netherlands

Designed for the Floriade 2022 Expo, The Natural Pavilion by DP6 architectuurstudio is a nearly 100%... More

Sonoma home by Mork-Ulnes Architects is defined by a strong concrete structural framework
4 Jul 2022 News
Sonoma home by Mork-Ulnes Architects is defined by a strong concrete structural framework

Overlooking the vineyards of California’s Sonoma landscape, the Frame House by Mork-Ulnes Arch... More

Top 10 Trending Tiles
4 Jul 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Tiles

From bathroom walls to flooring for living spaces, tiling provides a durable, easy-to-maintain finis... More

BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods
3 Jul 2022 News
BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods

In Manor, Norway, The Plus is a new furniture factory by BIG for furniture manufacturer Vestre. Inco... More

RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood
3 Jul 2022 News
RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood

In the 11th district of Paris, the architecture of the neighbourhood has a spontaneous feel characte... More

Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More

Featured Products
Featured Projects