Cedric Price CEDRIC PRICE (1934-2003) was one of the most visionary architects of the late 20th century. Although he built very little, his lateral approach to architecture and to time-based urban interventions, has ensured that his work has an enduring influence on contemporary architects and artists, from Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas, to Rachel Whiteread. Taking the view that architecture should be enabling, liberating and life-enhancing, Cedric Price’s approach was all-embracing. Infographic of the Day: A Mind-Blowing History of Sci-Fi Artist Ward Shelley has produced another fine, fine, fine hand-drawn flowchart that will blow your mind: This time, it's dedicated to the 2,500 years of intellectual history that have produced the modern sci-fi genre. Which sounds totally ridiculous, but just look at the chart and you'll understand its beauty: [Click to view full-size] Now, in lesser hands, the chart might have simply been a record of all the various strains of sci-fi as we know it. But Shelley is as much a historian as he is an artist, and he tracks the very first flowering of sci-fi to the Enlightenment's fascination with science, which begat Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, which begat Jules Verne: Shelley manages to encapsulate dozens of PhD's in just that little bit of real-estate -- just witness all the counter movements that attend the Enlightenment.
Jean Nouvel Jean Nouvel (French: [ʒɑ̃ nu.vɛl]; born 12 August 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. A number of museums and architectural centres have presented retrospectives of his work. Family and education
University of Southern Denmark Student Housing Winning Proposal / C.F. Møller Architects Inspired by the school’s strong community spirit, C.F. Møller Architects’ first prize winning design for University of Southern Denmark’s student housing project includes 250 student residences that are located in three interconnected 14-storey buildings. This means that the residence has no front or back, but appears attractive from a 360-degree perspective. The building’s distinctive shape will make it easily recognizable on the campus, and clearly advertises its distinct residential content.
Ateliers Jean Nouvel The Louvre Museum . Abu Dhabi Ateliers Jean Nouvel . + archdaily The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum aims at creating a welcoming world which associates lights and shadows as well as shimmers and calm places in a serene atmosphere. Its objective is to belong to its country, to its history, to its geography, avoiding being either a dull translation of this reality or a pleonasm meaning boredom and convention. MVRDV Y House Ilot de l’Octroi Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Hamburg Innovation Port Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement MVRDV House Tianjin Binhai Library 133 Wai Yip Street Ragnarock Crystal Houses Traumhaus Funari The Stairs to Kriterion Lyon Part-Dieu Hongqiao Flower Building THE COUCH Ravel Plaza Cultural Cluster Zaanstad Seoul Skygarden Government Quarter Oslo Theater aan de Parade Publisher’s Headquarters THE CORAL TOWER TURM MIT TAILLE The Next Hutong FOLIE RICHTER PUBLIC ART DEPOT MBVB THE GARDENS OF ZARYADYE URBAN HYBRID Museum Schiedam CHUNGHA BUILDING TRANSITLAGER RELOADED Rockmagneten PUSHED SLAB MARKET HALL BJØRVIKA BARCODE BOOK MOUNTAIN EXPO 2000 SILODAM WOZOCO VILLA VPRO
Meet Sam Price, pet collage artist : Tails Of The City Sam Price is a San Francisco based collage artist who specializes in pet portraits. I recently caught up with him to learn more about his process and the satisfaction he gets from capturing the gleam in a dog’s eye. mydogcollage.com Artist Sam Price and his faithful dog Buster. Louvre Abu Dhabi The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a planned museum, to be located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. On Tuesday 7 March 2007, the Louvre in Paris announced that a new Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi, with a revised estimate in early 2013 for a completion date of 2015. This is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, and will be approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size. The final cost of the construction is expected to be between €83 million and €108 million. In addition, US$525 million was paid by Abu Dhabi to be associated with the Louvre name, and an additional $747 million will be paid in exchange for art loans, special exhibitions and management advice.
Monash University Student Housing / BVN Architects: BVN Architecture Location: Monash, Australia Photographs: Courtesy of BVN Architecture Monash University Student Housing, Clayton, comprises two 5 storey buildings, each containing 300 student studios, flanking a central, common courtyard. Fundamental to the project was the need to create a community whilst supporting the individual; therefore, the courtyard is the meeting point and entry to each building. It refers to traditional college accommodation where students interact from private spaces to the common.
Jean Nouvel rbc design centre . montpellier RBC Design Centre . Montpellier Jean Nouvel . photos: © Erick Saillet . © MC Lucat . + domus . dezeen A design lifestyle. Le Corbusier : architect biography Le Corbusier Le Corbusier was born Charles Edouard Jeannerct on October 6, 1887, in LaChaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Le Corbusier was the second son of Edouard Jeanneret, a dial painter in the town's renowned watch industry, and Madame Jeannerct-Perrct, a musician and piano teacher. The family proudly traced its ancestry to the Cathars, who fled to the Jura Mountains during the Albigensian Wars of the twelfth century, and the French Huguenots, who migrated to Switzerland following the Edict of Nantes (1598). La Chaux-de-Fonds' tradition of offering refuge includes both Rousseau and Bakunin. His family's Calvinism, love of the arts, and enthusiasm for the Jura Mountains, were all formative influences on the young Le Corbusier; Charles L'Eplattenier, a teacher at the local art school, dominated his education.