The tech giants are getting architectural – but their plans are big, not clever
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Sunday 27 February 2011
Monday 07 February 2011
A strange sense of architectural déjà vu has gripped the French capital. Parisians, who in their day loathed the Eiffel Tower, the Pompidou Centre and the Louvre Pyramid, are campaigning once again to defeat a revolutionary new building.
Monday 15 November 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Dundee might not be the first place you'd think to open a new cultural institution. Paris, yes, Venice, definitely, but not Dundee, home of marmalade, Dennis the Menace, and little else.
Saturday 25 September 2010
125 videos have been shortlisted by New York's Guggenheim Museum and YouTube for 'YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video', a survey of notable work in the ever-expanding world of online video. On 21 October, up to 20 videos from this list will be selected by a panel of experts to be presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and at simultaneous presentations in Berlin, Bilbao and Venice.
Saturday 25 September 2010
Saturday 21 August 2010
My parents were ... pretty brave. My father was born in Russia. He came to New York alone, on a ship, around 1916, escaping the nasty things going on there. He couldn't speak a word of English, but little by little he built himself up. He met my mother, became a tailor, and over the years brought his entire family over to America to join him.
Spanish secrets uncorked: The delights of Rioja are ripe for discovery by wine-lovers and foodies alike
Saturday 31 July 2010
Most hotels pride themselves on the view from the window, but at the Hotel Viura, in northern Spain's Rioja region, guests are just as likely to walk out of the door to gaze back at the building itself. It was inspired by a bunch of grapes, but there are no curved lines in sight. Imagine the grapes as rendered by Picasso after a few glasses of Tempranillo and you'd be closer to the higgledy-piggledy collection of cubes that make up the front of this new hotel.
Thursday 17 December 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
Starting with Baudelaire as the founder of modernism, Gay gives an absorbing account of how international artistic rebellion became mainstream and lucrative.
Saturday 21 November 2009
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Maggie's Centre in Dundee had the UK's first Frank Gehry building, and finally it has a spectacular garden to go with it. Gehry was commissioned almost a decade ago, and his folded metal roof sits atop a little white house. It looks almost like a gingerbread cottage sat on the side of the Firth of Tay, overlooking the water and the hills.
Sunday 12 April 2009
Thursday 22 January 2009
You couldn't hear a pin drop. In the world's newest concert hall, the faintest whir of air-conditioning intrudes. Here, where the quality of silence is as crucial as the reverberation times of sound waves, measured in critical fractions of a second, some would say this was a fatal crime against purity. But in this strange building, this vaporous blue cube set on a blasted heath in one of Copenhagen's rare urban dead-spots, it turns out that purity itself would have been the real crime.
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