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The Art Institute of Chicago Recreates Van Gogh’s Famous Bedroom to be Rented on Airbnb

Moving the art viewing experience from a linear surface to a three-dimensional environment, the Art Institute of Chicago is launching an interactive experience alongside their latest exhibition—entry to a full-size replica of Van Gogh’s painting The Bedroom. The room, available on AirBnB starting today, includes all the details of the original painting, arranged in haphazard alignment to imitate the original room. The installation was built to celebrate the exhibition “Van Gogh’s Read more […]

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Hyperrealistic Human Sculptures Submerged in Europe’s First Underwater Art Museum

Fourteen meters beneath the Atlantic Ocean sits the Museo Atlantico, the first underwater contemporary art museum in Europe. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created a series of sculptural installations that inhabit the ocean floor. Known for his issue-driven work, this new large-scale project speaks to the current worldwide refugee dilemma. The Museo Atlantico comprises two separate, hyperrealistic installations that appear like they’re frozen in time. In one piece called The Rubicon, Read more […]

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Grass-Covered Rooftop Converts Dutch Museum into Ecological Cultural Attraction

The Biesbosch Museum, located near the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, recently went through a massive redesign and has now been opened to the public. The 8-month-long transformation includes the addition of an organic restaurant, an outdoor seating area, a new wing extension, and a rooftop that covers the entire building with grass, herbs and other flora. A rooftop walkway winds through the new grassy knolls and ends in a lookout that allows visitors to admire the surrounding parkland. Read more […]

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Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Architects

Aspen Art Museum by Shigeru Ban Architects Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects Location: 637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611, USA Area: 33000.0 ft2 Year: 2014 Photographs: Michael Moran / OTTO, Derek Skalko Located on the corner of South Spring Street and East Hyman Avenue in Aspen’s downtown core, the new AAM is Shigeru Ban’s first permanent U.S. museum to be constructed. Ban’s vision for the new AAM is based on transparency and open view planes—inviting those outside to engage Read more […]

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Bernard Tschumi’s design for ANIMA cultural center in Italy

Bernard Tschumi’s design for ANIMA cultural center in Italy As progress towards construction recommences on the ‘ANIMA cultural center’, by Bernard Tschumi architects, a project-specific website has been launched in order to present the undertaking’s history and proceedings. in addition, a video has recently been released, which clarifies the design’s intentions and aspirations. See below for the short film, made by spanish visual artist luis urculo, as well as the images of the finalized Read more […]

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