15 janvier 2010

Hongkong se rêve toujours en centre culturel de l'Asie

Projet du West Kowloon Cultural District, Architect: Foster + Partners. images : Foster + Partners HONGKONG (CHINE) – Le gouvernement de Hongkong a annoncé l’inauguration des premiers bâtiments d'un des plus importants complexes culturels au monde, le West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) à l'horizon 2014-2015. Après des années de consultations, Hongkong souhaite accélérer le chantier. Trois théâtres, un opéra, quatre musées, un centre d'art contemporain, un amphithéâtre aquatique, 4 piazzas, et un gigantesque auvent conçu... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2010

Experts Restored Part of Venice's Gothic Palazzo Ducale

A view of the "Scala dei Giganti" (stairway of giants) part of the inner courtyard of the "Palazzo Ducale di Venezia". AP Photo/Luigi Costantini The gothic palace in St. Mark's Square housed the city's top official, the Doge, when Venice was the capital of an independent and powerful republic. The museum that now preserves the palace said Thursday that experts had restored the facades overlooking an internal courtyard and the adjoining Church of St. Nicholas. During the work on what was the Doge's private... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2009

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Transforms the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

The installation "With Milk, Find Something Everybody Can Use" by Ai Weiwei forms part of the series of contemporary installations with the Pavilion as their setting. Photo: EFE/Toni Albir BARCELONA.- As of December 10 the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion will be the object of an intervention that reflects on the use of buildings and our concept of them as unique, unalterable spaces. The artist Ai Weiwei, one of the leading – and most controversial – figures of Chinese contemporary art, will fill the Pavilion pools with two... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2009

Yves Saint Laurent villa in Tanger for sale by Christie’s

The former home of world-famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, this elegant villa occupies a coveted spot nearby the Kasbah in a quiet and well-protected residential district just five minutes from downtown. Refined interior design by renowned decorator Jacques Grange accentuates an atmosphere of impressive space and architectural clarity. Beautiful gardens surround the main house, which opens through a Moorish-style entry flowing into a lobby with white Moroccan arcades. The main living room is finished in blue chintz... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2009

"Habiter écologique" @ Paris. La Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine

Habiter écologique, affiche, 2009. Courtesy Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine © DR Après une mise en perspective des manifestations, ouvrages et projets qui ont marqué la pensée écologiste depuis un siècle, l’exposition met en valeur l’approche holistique (globale et pluridisciplinaire) qui mène à un habitat ancré dans un territoire, socialement équitable, écologiquement soutenable et économiquement viable. De Wright à Murcutt, une vingtaine de projets, issus d’une même éthique mais transcrits dans des esthétiques... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

'Palladio, The Architect (1508-1580)" @ Caixa Forum in Barcelona

A man touches one of the models included in the "Palladio, The Architect (1508-1580)", exhibition. EFE/Alberto Estévez BARCELONA.- Caixa Forum in Barcelona presents Palladio, The Architect (1508-1580), on view through September 6, 2009. Palladio was not only one of the greatest Italian architects; he was also a practitioner whose work has continued to resonate down five centuries. Active in Vicenza, Venice and the Veneto region, he crafted a new architectural language derived from classical sources yet shaped to... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2009

' In Situ: Architecture and Landscape' @ The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959), Fallingwater, Edgar J. Kaufmann House Mill Run, Pennsylvania (1934-37). Acrylic, wood, metal, expanded polystyrene, and paint. 40 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 47 5/8" (102.9 x 181.6 x 121 cm) The Museum of Modern Art. Best Products Company Inc. Architecture Fund, 1984 NEW YORK, NY.- The exhibition In Situ: Architecture and Landscape draws from the rich collection of The Museum of Modern Art to examine the diverse attitudes towards landscape over the last 100 years. Featuring approximately 60... [Lire la suite]
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11 avril 2009

Le Corridor de Vasari sera ouvert au public en 2013

Vasari Corridor, corridoio vasariano in Florence, Italy. photo sailko Un groupe d’investisseurs privés va restructurer le célèbre Corridoio, le passage couvert qui relie le Palazzo Vecchio au Palazzo Pitti, dans la perspective de l’ouvrir au public en 2013. Une nouvelle attraction s’ajoutera à la liste des visites incontournables à Florence : le Corridoio de Vasari. Afin de permettre au grand public de découvrir ce passage couvert qui traverse l’Arno, le groupe privé Ser.Com investira 5 millions d’euros dans un projet de... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2009

Habsburg Staterooms in the Albertina Palace, Vienna

The Hall of the Muses © Albertina, Vienna (Photo: Alexander Ch. Wulz) The central stateroom, the Hall of the Muses, was used as a dining room and as a glamorous venue for soirées and balls. The grand hall was transformed into a sea of light by five crystal chandeliers and 258 candles set in a rosette frieze that ran around the hall. The opulence is enhanced by precious stucco marble wall panels and pilasters, and gilded doors and decorative elements. The hall derives its name from the life-sized sculptures of Apollo and the... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2009

Love's Labour Found: Shakespeare's First Playhouse Confirmed

16th C Pottery Fragment with face. © Museum of London LONDON.- The location of London’s first purpose built playhouse, called The Theatre, built in 1576 by James Burbage, has been confirmed by Museum of London Archaeology following investigation of the site, currently a disused warehouse, in Shoreditch, Hackney. Shakespeare wrote and performed at The Theatre between 1594-7 and Romeo and Juliet was almost certainly premiered there. Findings from the current excavation are the remains of what is believed to be the inner wall of... [Lire la suite]
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