House in Futrono by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

House in Futrono by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann Located in Futrono, on the western shore of Lake Ranco, in the south of Chile, this vacation house has the capacity to host up to 18 people. The main challenge of the project was to make a compact villa composed by relatively independent parts. A villa implies a unitary figure made of adjoining rooms with short paths as circulation –gathering people together by reducing the external perimeter. A composition of separate parts entails an Read more [...]

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The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber floor is covered with a pictorial mosaic in glorious colors and detail.   The mosaic covers the entire floor surface of the 2nd Chamber. The mosaic is in white, black, grey, blue, red and yellow and shows a chariot pulled by two white horses and two male figures. The Charioteer is a bearded man with a laurel wreath upon his head. Running ahead Read more [...]

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Fondation Louis Vuitton by Gehry Partners

Fondation Louis Vuitton by Gehry Partners The design responds to the setting of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, evoking the tradition of 19th-century glass garden buildings, the role of the Jardin in cultural memory (especially the work of Marcel Proust) and the desire to create a contemporary art museum that will be attractive and welcoming to the children and families who frequent the Jardin. Constructed on the edge of a water garden created especially for the project, the building Read more [...]

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Tom Fruin’s Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tom Fruin’s Stained Glass House Installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park Check out those rainbow reflections! For this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival, artist Tom Fruin and performance duo CoreAct presented a collaborative project called Reflection / Kolonihavehus in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Fruin’s colorful plexiglass house, called Kolonihavehus, was on display. In previous years, the outdoor sculpture had been shown throughout Europe, such as in Sweden, Denmark, Austria and the Czech Republic. New Read more [...]

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Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The mosaic – 3m (10ft) wide and 4.5m (15ft) long – depicts a man with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by horses and led by the god Hermes. The burial site is said to be the largest ever found in Greece. It dates from the late 4th Century BC, spurring speculation that it is linked to Alexander the Great Read more [...]

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