All About The Flash: Why Museum Buildings Are Upscaling

All About The Flash: Why Museum Buildings Are Upscaling

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“The old world of museums as quiet, cavernous halls displaying collections of objects for those willing to make the trek is having to adapt. While perhaps branding was once sniffed at in cultural institutions as the dark arts of commercial witchery, today it is a key part of the show.

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This Year’s Story On How Third-Place Auction House Phillips Is Moving Up On Sotheby’s, Christie’s

This Year’s Story On How Third-Place Auction House Phillips Is Moving Up On Sotheby’s, Christie’s

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The Phillips specialists acknowledge that their November sale was only an opening move; the larger effort to disrupt the duopoly has just begun. “We’re still in this phase when we get the sympathy vote. I don’t think it’s a giant leap. It’s just a good step to take.”

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Norman Foster Wins Competition To Design Prado Extension

Norman Foster Wins Competition To Design Prado Extension

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First proposed by the Spanish government in 1995, the project to restore the only surviving part of Philip IV’s Buen Retiro pleasure palace, which housed Spain’s Army Museum until 2005, has been hampered by years of austerity. The building was officially assigned to the nearby Prado last October.

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"Buildings: Between Living Time and Rocky Space" by Paul Shepheard

"Buildings: Between Living Time and Rocky Space" by Paul Shepheard

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Why write about buildings? Buildings are chunks of the material of the natural world, refashioned by humans and set down into place to stand as silent as the rocks and trees from which they were made. How can we describe that mute actuality? A building’s only complete description is itself. Writing often intensifies the cloud that obscures buildings rather than dissipates it. So why do it?

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Zaha Hadid, Installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (8 December 2016 – 12 February 2017)

Zaha Hadid Early Paintings and Drawings at Serpentine Sackler Gallery

8 December '16 – 12 February '17

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition of paintings and drawings by renowned architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). Zaha Hadid is regarded as a pioneering and visionary architect whose contribution to the world of architecture was ground-breaking and innovative.

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Hou de Sous' "Sticks" at Socrates Sculpture Park

Hou de Sous' "Sticks" at Socrates Sculpture Park

9 July - 31 December '16

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York are pleased to announce this year’s winning proposal for Folly, an annual juried competition for architects and designers. The 2016 winner is the New York City-based firm Hou de Sousa, with their inventive proposal Sticks.

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« Chaînes » by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at Gallery Creo

« Chaînes » by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at Gallery Kreo

04 November '16 - 07 January '17

The « Chaînes » collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec represents a continuation of the formal vocabulary which the brothers have been developing for many years. Module, assembly, and the relationship with the surrounding space – central aspects of their research – characterize this new work.

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Elements by Rem Koolhaas

Elements by Rem Koolhaas

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Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements – some that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday.

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 The Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award 2016: SHoP Architects

The Panerai Design Miami/ Visionary Award 2016: SHoP Architects

30 November - 4 December '16

Design Visionary SHoP Architects has developed a bold portfolio of projects that combine evocative architecture, philanthropic initiatives, sustainable development and innovative practices and entrepreneurship.

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