Architecture

Lacaton and Vassal: the 2021 Pritzker Prize winners in their own words

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOcPjIvN450 Ego Are they starchitects? On 16 March 2021 the famous Pritzker Prize was awarded to a French couple: Anne Lacaton (born in 1955) and Jean-Philippe Vassal (born in 1954). Partners in life and in business, these two architects, aren’t remotely affiliated with any kind of star system, as is usually the case for […]

The Palais du Facteur Cheval: an art brut marvel rediscovered by André Breton

  https://youtu.be/Y73YWHsMoc8 Absolute masterpiece It’s a small museum that contains an absolute masterpiece. Located at Hauterives, in a commune of 2,000 inhabitants not far from Lyon, Saint Etienne and Valence, it is home to a complete utopia: the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval (Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace). Ferdinand Cheval This is no new discovery because […]

Tadao Ando at the Centre Pompidou: Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano tell all

Tadao Ando Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando IMG_0537 Tadao Ando Tadao Ando Tadao Ando The ultra-famous Japanese architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize , Tadao Ando (born in 1941) possesses an uncommon grace. He doesn’t […]

Galeries Lafayette foundation in Paris: a dream building by Koolhaas and generous ambitions for the artists

Lutz Bacher Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lutz Bacher Lutz Bacher Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations The basement at Lafayette Anticipations Camille Blatrix Camille Blatrix Camille Blatrix It’s the major event in Paris: the opening of Lafayette Anticipations, the Galeries Lafayette foundation at 9 rue de Plâtre in Le Marais. I was granted […]

Louvre Abu Dhabi: A visit to the most daring museum of the twenty-first century

Inside the Louvre Abi Dhabi with a G Penone tree Zaki Nusseibeh, influential character in the project of the Louvre Abu Dhabi The dome of Louvre Abu Dhabi Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi Inside the Louvre Abu Dhabi Jordanian statue about 6500 BC Ramsesses II, 1279_1213 BC Sarcophagus of Henuttawy 950-900 BC Inside Louvre Abu […]

Les Galeries Lafayette: The very first visit to the impressive foundation designed by Rem Koolhaas in Paris

Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Guillaume Houzé Lafayette Aniticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations Lafayette Anticipations We are all familiar with the Galeries Lafayette, established in 1893, which have become synonymous with luxury consumption beneath that great cupola adorned with Art Nouveau glasswork. Less familiar for an international audience perhaps is that the […]

On Tom Krens, the charismatic former Guggenheim director. Dangerous are those with nothing to lose

JBH Reports When François Mitterrand discovered he had prostate cancer and opted not to make the information public, this powerful politician who had a remarkable talent for manipulating other people suddenly had nothing to lose. When the economist and the ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, to name another Frenchman, began making alarmist, even apocalyptic forecasts after he was implicated […]

Rem Koolhaas: In the mind of a celebrated architect… and his son

Approaching his 72nd birthday, Rem Koolhaas is a global star of architecture. He’s the winner of the Pritzker Prize, the “Nobel” of architecture, the Praemium Imperiale, awarded to him by the Japanese emperor in 2003, the Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in France. He was also […]

The New Tate Modern: A Disappointment

New Tate modern Switch House. Tate Modern In the Switch House. Tate Modern Ai Weiwei tree @ Tate Modern Room “Objects and architecture” New Tate Modern Marisa Merz On paper it was the best news from the European art world this season. Tate Modern, the epicentre of modern and contemporary art in Britain, is tightening […]

Dasha Zhukova’s New Museum in Moscow

New Museum By Julius Koller By Julius Koller By Julius Koller Eric Bulatov Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova On the boat Inside the New Museum A few years ago, Moscow’s Gorki Park, a highly significant space in 1960s Communist times, had fallen into deep neglect. But as the world turned, so did Gorki Park. Today, […]

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