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Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his)

Frank Gehry gives the finger to all new buildings (except his) The architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum, has declared that 98 per cent of modern architecture is “s**t”. The put-down came after a journalist suggested his buildings are “showy” and another asked whether “emblematic buildings” such as his own would continue to feature in modern cities. Peering stonily from a podium he raised his middle finger in a gesture of contempt and rudeness before declaring Read more [...]

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Atelier 8000 tilts Kezmarska hut on its corner in Slovakian mountains

Atelier 8000 tilts Kezmarska hut on its corner in Slovakian mountains for an international competition aimed at the design of a lodge located in the high tatra mountains of slovakia,atelier 8000 has proposed a cube volume rotated onto one of its corners. known as ‘kežmarské hut’, the structure is intended to be a sustainable dwelling for high terrain adventurers during all seasons of the year, able to perform autonomously in regards to energy usage. the formal strategy is aimed Read more [...]

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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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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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MVRDV-designed markthal housing and market hall opens in rotterdam

The facility offers public access for eating, drinking, and shopping, while also accommodating 228 apartments featuring externally facing balconies On October 1st,  Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opens Markthal Rotterdam, a project by developer Provast. Markthal is the first covered food market of the Netherlands, drawing inspiration from food markets in Stockholm, Barcelona and Valencia. The roof of the market hall is an arch accommodating 228 apartments, underneath the hall are 1,200 parking Read more [...]

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