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]
09 juillet 2009

"Le Corbusier – Art et architecture" @ Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Poster of the exhibition “Le Corbusier: Art and Architecture” Design: Steenbrink Vormgeving, Berlin Le Corbusier (1887–1965) est considéré comme l’un des plus grands architectes du 20e siècle. Son œuvre continue aujourd’hui encore à exercer une influence considérable sur l’architecture et l’urbanisme. L’exposition proposera d’une part une perspective explicitement contemporaine sur Le Corbusier en incluant les recherches les plus récentes faites à son sujet, afin de tenter de rendre compte à sa juste mesure du discours... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

'Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy' @ 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 sailkoUn 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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07 mars 2009

Sophie Barbaux, "Interdit ! / 104, février 2009"

Sophie Barbaux, "Interdit ! / 104, février 2009"
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31 janvier 2009

"Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy" @ The Royal Academy of Arts

Paolo Veronese (1528-??88) Susanna and the Elders, c. 1585-??88, Oil on canvas, 140 x 280 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts presents today Andrea Palladio: His Life and Legacy, the first exhibition devoted to Andrea Palladio (1508 – 1580) to be held in London for over 30 years; it will celebrate the quincentenary of his birth. 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... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2009

Sir Norman Foster hit by big freeze in Russia

The "orange" ST PETERSBURG. Sir Norman Foster is the west’s only high-profile architect to conquer Russia since its economy began booming in 2003. But his fortunes in the country have changed drastically since the global financial crisis hit Russia’s real estate world, and developers have been forced to freeze projects. Foster has seven projects in Russia, which include Siberia’s first skyscraper—in the form of a giant, soaring crystal—in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansiysk region. Most of these projects now face... [Lire la suite]
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