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  3. blah-city:

    Preview of Herzog & de Meuron M+ in Hong Kong shows sensitivity to culture, context and client. #ArtandArchitecture

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  4. kateoplis:

    Sungseok Ahn, Historic Present

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  6. archatlas:

    Needless Destruction

    Citing specious dangers, the Seagram Building’s owner aims to remove a Picasso—and with it a piece of New York social history—this weekend.

    "So what’s going on? It seems that the building’s current owners, who bought the Seagram Building in 2000, just want the Picasso painting out of there. According to the Times, Aby Rosen, co-founder and principal of RFR, reportedly referred to the curtain as a "schmatte" (Yiddish for rag). Mr. Rosen is well known as an ambitious collector of contemporary art, and I, for one, am grateful to him for the way he has used his collection to animate the plaza and lobby of the Lever House, which he also owns, across Park Avenue from the Seagram. But I would hate to see him try to "improve" the view from the Seagram lobby into the Four Seasons with a new selection of art. The Four Seasons—its finishes, furnishings, and the site-specific paintings and sculpture—is a total work of art, and Le Tricorne is as essential to the character of the place as the shimmering Richard Lippold sculpture that hovers over the bar. (Because the Picasso is theoretically a portable artwork, it regrettably could not be included in the restaurant’s interior landmark designation in 1989.) To remove Picasso’s curtain—the backdrop not just for a ballet, but for 50-plus years of New York social history—from the Four Seasons would be nothing short of vandalism; and the dubious legitimacy of the stated reasons for doing so make the act all the more egregious"

    Read the full article by Belmont Freeman in ArchitecturalRecord.

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  7. archatlas:

    Atmospheric Observation Outpost Omicron [via]

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  8. senzavincolilogiciapparenti:

    Cloud City / Romain Plantrou

    (via woollymuffler)

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  9. emvisual:

    Arquitectura por Federico Babina.

    Federico es un diseñador que ha recreado en una serie de carteles algunas de las casas más icónicas del cine.

    Quiero destacar el cartel de Mi tio de Jaques Tatí. Esta casa fue objeto de una exposición en el Colegio de Arquitectos de Paris. Podeis ver más en http://federicobabina.com/

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  10. bobbycaputo:

    Some of the Earliest Maps of Stonehenge, Made by a Druid-Obsessed English Vicar

    These maps and illustrations appeared in British antiquarian and vicar William Stukeley’s 1740 book, Stonehenge, A Temple Restor’d to the British Druids. Harvard’s Widener Library has recently digitized its copy of the book. You can see the whole text here.

    In more than 30 illustrations, Stukeley’s book documents the way Stonehenge appeared when he visited it in the early 18th century. The historian was only the second scholarly investigator (after the 17th-century antiquarian John Aubrey) to take an interest in the site, and the first to publish a comprehensive account of what he found on his visits, including images of the way that the monument looked in context of the surrounding farmland.

    (via scientificillustration)

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