Aren’t We All Urban By Nature? International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

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Aren’t We All Urban By Nature?   Rotterdam’s International Architecture Biennale ’14   What better place there is in The Netherlands for an International Architecture Biennale than Rotterdam, the Dutch port city that is establishing itself more and more as the modern architecture city of the country. The biennale kicked off some two weeks ago, at the same time as … Read More

Discovering Rotterdam’s Laurensquartier with ZigZagCity

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  Discovering Rotterdam’S Laurensquartier with ZigZagCity   One of the main attractions for tourists visiting Rotterdam, the Dutch port city, is generally its modern architecture. Not surprisingly thus that the ZigZagCity architecture festival – on until the 9th of June – takes place exactly in this city. Every year the festival is organized it concentrates on another part of town and … Read More

Rotterdam Markthal: Holland’s largest indoor food market

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Rotterdam Markthal Holland’s largest indoor food Market   With the aim to be the largest indoor food market in the Netherlands, the new Rotterdam Markthal (Dutch for ‘market hall’) in the second biggest city of The Netherlands, sets the expectations for our visit to the premises situated near train station Blaak and the famous cube houses in the Blaakse Bos on a … Read More

Yourtopia, Rotterdam’s House of the Future

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  Yourtopia, Rotterdam’s House of the Future From the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2014   Today is the opening of the sixth edition of the IABR, Rotterdam’s International Architecture Biennale, an event involving six exhibitions, several conferences, debates, guided tours, field trips and more. The theme for IABR 2014 is ‘Urban by Nature‘, a theme symbolising the necessity to solve environmental … Read More

ZigZagCity: Rotterdam Architecture Festival

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  ZigZagCity Rotterdam Architecture Festival   Next week, as from Ascension Day, two exciting events with the central theme ‘architecture’ will kick off in Rotterdam, the second largest city of The Netherlands: the architecture festival ZigZagCity and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. Two promising events putting this modern port city in the spotlight of the attention during this summer. This … Read More

Hundertwasser at ARKEN in Copenhagen

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Hundertwasser at ARKEN in Copenhagen.

  Hundertwasser at ARKEN in Copenhagen   The ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen has been at the forefront of Danish art life for the past two decades. This year is not meant to be different, quite the opposite: the first major exhibition of the year is a high-profile, highly anticipated event. Hundertwasser (1928-2000) is in town. ‘Hundertwasser – … Read More

Paris Ghost Stations Re-imagined

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Let’s have a look at a vision that likely never is going to take place, but admittedly feels like a nice idea: what to do with old underground stations, which for a reason or another are left empty? The mayoral elections are coming up in Paris later this spring and one of the candidates, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, has an ingenious way … Read More

Calatrava Sued for Decaying Spaceship in Valencia

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You know the expression: not all that glitters is necessarily gold. Is it possibly the same situation with the extravagant Calatrava-designed ‘Palau de Las Artes‘ in Valencia, Spain? At least if you choose to listen to the officials from the local city government in Valencia you might want to ask yourself if that actually could be the case. According to The … Read More

Oscar Niemeyer: Commemoration Of A Pioneer

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This week the architect Oscar Niemeyer shortly came into the news because of a fire that hit the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was designed by him. An incident that coincidentally happens in the week we commemorate the death of the architect, who was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and the use of concrete in … Read More