As in architecture, so in public life — and, one has to suspect, public policy. Those who, consciously or not, exploit the aesthetics of austerity as a way of framing a debate on public ethics may discover, too, a hidden cost.
A decaying fishing industry in the Baltic sea and an ageing local polupation call for the introduction of a new type of economic and urban system; the farming of algae has been adopted by ecoLogicStudio as a medium to propose and incubate such new model.
Liu Xiaodong is regarded as one of China’s finest painters. His canvases are known for having rich colors, strong brush strokes, unusual framing (including cut off heads and limbs) and near perfect technique. Many of his portraits are drawn from snapshots of friends or family members, doing ordinary things, like eating, laughing or playing games. An early, defining moment for Liu was when he was given a picture of a Lucien Freud painting. Intrigued by Freud's ability to capture a person's inner power, Liu decided to concentrate on figurative painting. In 1993, he and his wife, also a painter, played themselves in a friend's "neo-realist" film, and Liu was attracted to neo-realism's focus on common people rather than on metaphysical shapes and ideas. In later years, Liu has put aside his earlier emphasis on meticulously chosen scenery and composition with careful brushwork, and instead he began to try to paint more boldly and spontaneously. arndt
New York-based artist Jack Whitten's (b. 1939) earliest experiments with painting date back to the 1960s, a period during which he created dynamic works inspired by abstract expressionism. Noted for their raucous colors and density of gesture combined with topical content, these artworks manifest emotionally complex meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War.
Experimentation turned to abstraction for Whitten in the 1970s; a new method of painting developed, one that resonates more closely with photography. Gesture is removed from the making of the work; the paint and canvas are "processed”, produced from large troughs of paint, which is dragged across the canvas with tools including squeegees, rakes, and Afro combs. This process yields palpable surface texture, line and void.
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Before drafting any project, our team, composed of architects, town planners, surveyors and one photograph, decided to discover the built-up area of Sambreville and the studied site through its inhabitants.
Un edificio de uso mixto, público y privado, compuesto por una comunicación directa permeable, accesible al público y con una comunicación directa al exterior y al barrio, y otro residencial privado, pero funcionalmente no relacionados con el primero y totalmente integrado en el volumen y en el lenguaje arquitectónico.
Eine Wohnanlage in der Stadt - einzelne Häuser, großer Garten, grüne Dächer, weiter Blick, Eingangstüren hinter‘m Haus - das Baugruppenprojekt Zelterstraße ist die verdichtete Umsetzung des Traumes vom Einfamilienhaus mitten in der Großstadt Berlin.
Located on the edge of Gärdet, a treasured national park, Kullen makes conscious decisions to provide a sensitive, respectful form while allowing the same choices to simultaneously manifest as exceptional residences with spectacular views.
The Nest is a place for nature and nurture. It creates the conditions for a future-proof and sustainable neighbourhood by creating a diverse, accessible and energy-efficient environment for its future inhabitants.
The 600-home project is intended to extend the existing town of Blovstrød and act as a connecting link between Blovstrød and Lillerød, the municipality’s town centre. The main challenge to achieve that is the presence of a regional road between the project site and the old town, with a profile that is not in line with its connector role between the two parts. The project site is also surrounded by an impressive countryside, with a rich variety of large natural areas and paths.
El proyecto Integra el yacimiento arqueológico de San Esteban en la ciudad, mediante una cubierta protectora del conjunto que caracteriza el lugar a través de sus condiciones morfológicas, espaciales y constructivas, haciendo da él un nuevo espacio público emblemático e identitario de Murcia.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.
There is probably no other period to which contemporary architecture is more indebted than the 1960s – a period of structural invention that finally allowed modern architecture to break free from the formalist geometries through which it had manifested itself.
In her large-scale environmental artworks, Maya Lin has consistently explored how we experience and relate to the landscape. From her recent works such as Where the Land Meets the Sea (2008, a drawing in space based upon the topology of the San Francisco Bay) Eleven Minute Line (2004, an earthen line 1600 feet long by 12 feet high, traversing a meadow in Sweden) and Flutter (2005, a 20,000 square foot sculpted earthwork commissioned for a federal courthouse in Miami) back to her very first—the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, where she cut open the land and polished its edges to create a history embedded in the earth—she has made works that merge completely with the terrain, blurring the boundaries between two- and three-dimensional space and setting up a systematic ordering of the land that is tied to history, time, and language. Corcoran Gallery of Art
A social space with solar external skin designed by architects Ortner + Ortner Baukunst has been erected on the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. Designed as a “live gallery”, a PV pavilion has been created with 4-metre-high break-proof solar modules from Odersun AG.
Wilkes’ work is characterised by the creation of a slowly emerging, distinctively personal vocabulary of sculptures and paintings which she makes and re-makes in evolving assemblages and environments. Her processes are measured and refined, drawing on the most intimate of personal experiences to create a compelling autobiographical thread, coupled with a precise and liberated formal language. Wilkes confidently and unapologetically selects the most abject and awkward of domestic, everyday objects; a widescreen Sony television, a Maclaren’s push chair or a jar of Bonne Mamam apricot preserve have all been incorporated in Wilkes’ expansive installations. art tattler
Creemos en los basureros como espacios de gran potencial en el s.XXI, lugares residuales que nos permiten evidenciar el consumo desaforado de esta sociedad enloquecida.
Entendemos que la basura debe aislarse y enterrarse, pero no por ello pensamos que los vertederos deban olvidarse y perder su historia.
Este es el punto de partida, pensar en un proyecto que reconozca su lugar y permita crear una conciencia ecológica.
As John Carl Flugel observed in his book The Psychology of Clothes “ Clothes, like the house, are protective; but, being nearer the body and actually supported on it, they are (unlike the house) portable.