Qatar transforms into a museum of public art ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup

As anticipation builds in Qatar ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November, Qatar Museums has expanded its public art programme with 40 new works by the likes of Jeff Koons, Ugo Rondinone, Yayoi Kusama, Katharina Fritsch, Shilpa Gupta and Shouq Al Mana Source: Qatar transforms… Continue reading

Qatar showcases trove of public art ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

With FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 fast approaching, Qatar Museums (QM) has announced an expansive public art program that will be gradually rolled out not just in the capital city of Doha but throughout the entirety of the diminutive emirate on the Persian Gulf. As envisioned by the… Continue reading

Koons, Kusama, KAWS: Qatar installs 40 more sculptures in time for the Fifa World Cup

A new group of over 40 public sculptures has been announced, adding to the dozens already existing. They will be installed over the coming weeks, mostly in locations around the capital Doha—from the airport to the football stadia. Source: Koons, Kusama, KAWS: Qatar installs 40 more sculptures… Continue reading

The Office of Good Intentions. Human(s) Work – TASCHEN Books

Take a trip through American office design, from Marcel Breuer’s IBM campus to Lil Miquela’s Instagram profile. This book is a refreshing take on the forms of workplaces, from the 1970s into the future. In a collection of 12 essays with photos by Iwan Baan, explore the global trends… Continue reading

A photograph is not a building | Apollo Magazine

A decade ago Iwan Baan – another architectural photographer with a claim on ‘greatest living’ – published Living With Modernism, a collection of photographs of the modernist capitals Chandigarh and Brasília. Every frame contains a person, or a sign of everyday life, and the volume manages to be… Continue reading

‘A World Waiting to Be Restored’: Watch Artist Theaster Gates Use Clay to ‘Remake’ the World | Artnet News

For the first time ever, a non-architect has designed the Serpentine Pavilion, which opened to visitors in London earlier this month.With the help of architect David Adjaye, artist Theaster Gates, whose work cannot be simply categorized, and who has long been invested in the architecture of his native… Continue reading

A Ribbon of Light Just Became L.A.’s Latest Landmark – SURFACE

A Ribbon of Light Just Became L.A.’s Latest LandmarkA decade-long effort to replace a deteriorating viaduct across the Los Angeles River has culminated in a dramatically undulating new bridge designed by local firm Michael Maltzan Architecture. It’s both the largest bridge in the city’s history and an unmistakable… Continue reading

Explore the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles | Wallpaper*

Sixth Street Viaduct by Michael Maltzan Architecture is completed in Los Angeles, a modern, flowing and ambitious piece of infrastructure architecture Source: Explore the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles | Wallpaper*… Continue reading

The Oslo National Museum offers ‘low-key monumentality’

The new Oslo National Museum is the latest mega project to open along the Norwegian capital’s increasingly buzzing waterfront in the past couple of years. However, unlike its most recent predecessor, the kookily slanted-at-the-top Munch museum, its arrival and presence is more muted. And this despite… Continue reading

AXIS Magazine on ‘Momentum of Light’ 写真家イワン・バーンと建築家フランシス・ケレによるブルキナファソの伝統建築をめぐる旅 | Webマガジン「AXIS」 | デザインのWebメディア

▲建築家フランシス・ケレ(左)の協力のもと、写真家イワン・バーンはブルキナファソの写真旅行を敢行した。Photo by Iwan Baan▲ティエベレの村を空から撮影すると、伝統的な泥の家に混じって、コンクリートブロックやコルゲートの屋根が混じっていることが… Source: 写真家イワン・バーンと建築家フランシス・ケレによるブルキナファソの伝統建築をめぐる旅 | Webマガジン「AXIS」 | デザインのWebメディア… Continue reading

Oslo’s Highly Anticipated National Museum Finally Opens Its Doors – ARTnews.com

On June 11, Norway’s Nasjonalmuseet will open to the public as one of Europe’s largest art museums. Source: Oslo’s Highly Anticipated National Museum Finally Opens Its Doors – ARTnews.com… Continue reading

‘A space of deep reflection and deep participation’: Theaster Gates on Black Chapel, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion | Creative Boom

‘A space of deep reflection and participation’: Theaster Gates on this year’s Serpentine Pavilion. Source: ‘A space of deep reflection and deep participation’: Theaster Gates on Black Chapel, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion | Creative Boom… Continue reading