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Le Corbusier’s Color: As Vital as Water and Fire

An extremely rare first edition of Le Corbusier’s 1931 interactive design guide Polychromie Architecturale: Die Farbenklaviaturen was recently up for auction at New York’s Swann Auction Galleries. The book includes pop-up and pull-out sections, based on his approach to color. It was originally created for Swiss ...

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San Francisco’s Expressive Lights of Color

San Francisco’s City Hall has been lit in various colors for years , but recently to celebrate the 100th birthday of City Hall, a new lighting system was installed. The old system was installed during the mid-1990s, following damage from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. City workers climbed onto the balconies, ledges and roof of City Hall to install colored gels ...

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Magical Color for the Mundane and Ordinary

In most cities across the world, there are plenty of ordinary buildings that don’t stand out. Paul Eis, a German photographer, thinks these buildings make the perfect canvas. Displayed on his Instagram account, the_architecture_photographer, Eis adds in bright colors, turning these structures into magical ...

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Subterranean Park in New York City

An innovative subterranean New York City park is scheduled to open in 2021. The Lowline park will be carved out of an abandoned historic underground trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of the city. LED lighting and remote skylight technology will assist in growing a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables – and to do it energy-efficiently ...

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Amanda Levete’s Translucent MPavilion

Designed by British architect Amanda Levete and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom foundation, the MPavilion in Melbourne, Austrailia (an annual temporary structure) used technologies and materials developed for the aerospace industry, creating a canopy of translucent ‘petals’ elevated four meters above ground ...

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International Light Art Award and Exhibition – Ruhr, Germany

The first International Light Art Award (ILAA) escaped the notice of most American art news outlets. The grantor is the Centre for International Light Art Unna (CILAU). This small museum in the Ruhr region has a notable collection that includes works by Olafur Eliasson, Joseph Kosuth and James Turrell ...

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The Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is in the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, a young city by European standards, with its foundations laid during the Industrial Revolution. Not unique to its time it took on the strict and structured role of Victorian architecture. The Lyric Theatre has embraced the city’s tradition while simultaneously breaking it ...

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Fondazione Prada- Rem Koolhaas and OMA in Milan

Fondazione Prada in Milan, established in 1993 by the Italian fashion house Prada as a cultural organisation dedicated to contemporary art, has recently been relocated and designed by Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA. The abandoned distillery that dates back from 1910 became new arts centre highlighting a “haunted house” with a 24 carat ...

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Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Museu do Amanhã (the Museum of Tomorrow), recently opened its doors in Rio de Janeiro's burgeoning Puerto Maravilha neighborhood. Conceived as an innovative cultural space addressing the future of the planet, the design of the museum is influenced by local culture and, through its architecture, explores the relationship between the city and the natural  ...

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