05 novembre 2008

"In the Chinese City. Perspectives on the Transmutations of an Empire" @ CCCB, Barcelona

Shimen (Henan) © Zhou Zhenhua, 1975 BARCELONA.- For a decade now, China has been immersed in major processes of construction and destruction that have greatly modified its landscape. The exhibition will situate these changes in the country's historical and cultural continuum. It aims to present the reality of the city past and present in four of its dimensions: town planning, architecture, landscape and infrastructure. It will also be an opportunity to compare these realities with the Chinese and Western imaginaries, and with... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2008

Annulation de l'inauguration du pont de Santigo Calatrava sur le Grand Canal à Venise

The ceremony to inaugurate the Calatrava bridge made by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was canceled by the local government after some sectors of society threatened to protest during the act. Photo: EFE / Andrea Merola. VENICE.- Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava defended his bridge today from the critics. The bridge in Venice is a work that breaks with the architecture of the city being the first bridge constructed in 125 years. The bridge has been baptized as the Constitution Bridge. This is the fourth bridge that... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2008

"Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future" @ Walker Art Center & Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Eero Saarinen, TWA Terminal, New York International (now John F. Kennedy International) Airport, New York, circa 1962. Photographer Balthazar Korab © Balthazar Korab Ltd MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- On a four-year international tour of Europe and the United States, the landmark exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future—the first major museum retrospective of this Finnish-born American architect’s short but prolific career—will be jointly presented at the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts September 13–January 4. An... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2008

Le "Nid d'Oiseau" de Pékin / Beijing's "Bird's Nest"

More than 90,000 spectators will stream through the gates of the National Stadium in Beijing on Friday for the opening ceremonies. Its elliptical latticework shell likens it to a gigantic bird's nest. (Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times) The architects, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, designed a series of cantilevered trusses to support the roof that shades the seats. A secondary pattern of irregular crisscrossing beams is woven through this frame, creating the illusion of a gigantic web of rubber bands... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2008

Laurinda Spear d'ArquitectonicaGEO choisie pour le nouveau Miami Art Museum (MAM)

ArquitectonicaGEO concept for hanging vegetation MIAMI.- Acclaimed design for new museum set to open in 2011. Powerhouse team includes award-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, French botanist Patrick Blanc, and landscape architect Laurinda Spear of ArquitectonicaGEO. ArquitectonicaGEO has been selected as the landscape architect for the new Miami Art Museum (MAM). According to the Miami-based firm, the design team has brought to life a highly artistic and rigorous landscape image envisioned by Herzog & de Meuron and... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2008

“Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality” @ the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Huang Yan, Chinese Shan-shui tattoo No. 13. 1999. 100 X 80 cm. Copyright the artist DRESDEN.- This summer an exhibition by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in association with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, will be presenting contemporary art from China. “Chinese Gardens for Living: Illusion into Reality” will show works by famous Chinese designers, architects, painters and photographers who have explored the philosophy behind the Chinese garden. In the Far East, a “garden” is not only considered to be... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2008

Un colloque sur "Culture et architecture françaises" à Hanoi

L'Association d'amitié franco-vietnamienne de Hanoi a tenu, le 9 juillet dans la capitale, un colloque consacré à la culture et à l'architecture françaises à Hanoi. "Culture et architecture françaises à Hanoi écrivent l'histoire d'une rencontre de 2 cultures fortes et riches que l'on croise à chaque coin de rue dans le centre de la capitale vietnamienne. C'est une contribution essentielle à la valeur historique et esthétique universelle", a déclaré Hubert Olié, attaché culturel de l'ambassade de France et directeur exécutif... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2008

Un fonds d'Abu Dhabi a acquis le Chrysler building pour $800 million

The Chrysler Building. NEW YORK.- A fund controlled by Abu Dhabi has acquired the Chrysler building, an Art Deco icon of the New York City skyline, for $800 million. The New York Times reported that the Abu Dhabi fund purchased a 90% stake of the building, but the property will still be controlled by Tishman Speyer Properties. The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen to house the Chrysler Corporation. When the ground breaking occurred on September 19, 1928, there was an intense competition in New York... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2008

La tour tournante "Dynamic Tower" de l'architecte visionnaire David Fisher

Visionary Italian architect Dr. David Fisher today announced the launch of the revolutionary Dynamic Tower. 2008 ® All Rights Reserved NEW YORK.- Visionary Italian architect Dr. David Fisher today announced the launch of the revolutionary Dynamic Tower, the world's first building in motion, to be constructed in Dubai and Moscow with other locations planned worldwide. Rotating Tower Dubai Development Ltd headed by the Dynamic Group, announced the opening on June 24 of the reservations list for the first Dynamic Tower in Dubai.... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2008

L'immeuble HL23 à New York de l'architecte californien Neil Denari

View of HL23 as designed by Neil Denari. Courtesy HL23/Copyright Hayes Davidson NEW YORK.- Known for his bold architectural and urban concepts, Los Angeles-based architect Neil Denari is helping to transform New York with the design of his first freestanding building, called HL23 and located on 23rd Street abutting the High Line elevated railway bed. The exhibition brings together models, full-scale building sections, and computer renderings illustrating the design and construction of HL23. Historic and contemporary images of... [Lire la suite]
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