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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.
Tags: News, Architecture, Italy, Piano, Politics And Government, Renzo, Morandi, Viaducts, Restoration and Renovation, Buildings (Structures, Roads and Traffic, Infrastructure (Public Works, Accidents and Safety, Bridges and Tunnels, Genoa (Italy, Autostrade SpA


Cubans bid farewell to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the saviour of Havana

Much-loved citizen was born poor but went on to mastermind restoration of the island’s splendid capitalHistorian and de facto mayor has died aged 77 The old town of Havana has sheltered many famous faces over its 500 years, Alexander von Humboldt and Ernest Hemingway among them, but few more loved than Eusebio Leal Spengler, who died on Friday.The city historian could be seen most days walking through the cobbled streets, past the fruit hawkers and musicians, passing under balconies strung with ...
Tags: Travel, Americas, World news, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Havana, Cuba Holidays, Caribbean Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Havana Holidays, Ernest Hemingway, Alexander von Humboldt, Eusebio Leal Spengler


Eusebio Leal Spengler, restorer of Old Havana and its de-facto mayor, dies age 77

Prominent Cuban public intellectual is credited with rejuvenating crumbling centre into tourist hub Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Cuban historian who oversaw the transformation of Old Havana from a crumbling quarter into an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, has died at the age 77. He had been suffering from cancer.Leal and his restoration efforts became so famous that he became the de-facto mayor of the historic city centre and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectual...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Leal, Eusebio Leal Spengler


Eusebio Leal Spengler, Cuban historian and restorer of Old Havana, dies aged 77

Prominent intellectual is credited with rejuvenating crumbling centre into tourist hub Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Cuban historian who oversaw the transformation of Old Havana from a crumbling quarter into an immaculately restored colonial tourist attraction, has died at the age 77. He had been suffering from cancer.Leal and his restoration efforts became so famous that he became the de-facto mayor of the historic city centre and one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals. Continue r...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Architecture, Art and design, Cuba, Old Havana, Leal, Eusebio Leal Spengler


The 1964 Olympics Certified a New Japan, in Steel and on the Screen

The world’s elite athletes would have been in Tokyo right now if not for the coronavirus pandemic. When they went half a century ago, they discovered a capital transformed by design.
Tags: Japan, Design, News, Architecture, Tokyo, Kuma, New Japan, Kon, Taniguchi, Ichikawa, Stadiums and Arenas, Tokyo (Japan, Historic Buildings and Sites, Olympic Games (2020, Kengo (1954-, Olympic Games (1964


Take an 360° Interactive Tour Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza

You can’t take it with you if you've got nothing to take with you. Once upon a time, the now-empty Great Pyramid of Giza was sumptuously appointed inside and out, to ensure that Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops as he was known to the Ancient Greeks, would be well received in the afterlife. Bling was a serious thing. Thousand of years further on, cinematic portrayals have us convinced that tomb raiders were greedy 19th- and 20th-century curators, eagerly filling their vitrines with stolen art...
Tags: Google, College, History, Bbc, Rome, Architecture, Giza, Colosseum, Facebook Twitter, Khufu, Sarah Parcak, CHEOPS, Great Pyramid Of Giza, Datar, Rajan Datar, Flaubert Mark Twain


Large Contemporary House Designs with Simple and Natural Ideas

These simple wooden house layouts were sparking our eyes from the outdoor space of this house. This decorative contemporary living space was come from the wooden material that place almost in the entire side of this house. Here, we can see the real inspirations look of this house that use wood not only for outdoor space but also for the interior and some furniture plans. We will see these large wooden house interior plans that can be use as the functional space of this house. We can place the ap...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Home Design, Living Space, Outdoor Space, Interior Plans, Wooden Decorations, Decorating Ideas, Contemporary Living, House Decors, Functional Space, Contemporary House Designs


Tony Hawk & Architectural Historian Iain Borden Tell the Story of How Skateboarding Found a New Use for Cities & Architecture

Wouldn't we enjoy seeing our cities like an architectural historian, in command of deep knowledge about the technology, ideology, and aesthetics of the buildings we pass by every day? For most of us, this would hugely enrich our experience of the urban environment. But then so, less obviously, would seeing our cities like a skateboarder, in command of deep knowledge about how to glide, jump, and bounce along the streets, the buildings, and all the myriad pieces of infrastructure as a sur...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, California, College, Sports, Architecture, United States, Arizona, Tony Hawk, Seoul, Hawk, Facebook Twitter, Borden, LAYTON, Frida Kahlo


Contemporary Dream House Plans with Spacious Decor ideas

Looking out these contemporary dream house layouts, we will see the simple and humble ideas of a living space. The location of this house was placed in the middle of the jungle. The entire ideas that place in this small living space was try to bring a comfortable place for live and accompanied our kids and the whole family member as one unity. Come in to this house, we will see the decorative living room decor plans that use the sliding door as the links pace to other space of this house. Those ...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Family Member, Home Design, Living Space, Decor Ideas, Bedroom Decor, Living Room Decor, Spacious Bedroom, Comfortable Place, Dream House Plans, Contemporary Dream House


Last But Not Least

I ended my time in Italy in Vicenza, a city 30 minutes by train from Venice. Palladio, a famous Renaissance architect, did a lot of work here. It was an interesting city to roam around in. It has one of the prettiest squares I’ve ever seen-not grandious like Venice but charming. The white building is by Palladio. A beautiful building on the other side housing a museum. I stopped for a late lunch under a beautiful arcade. Across the square. How Italain is t...
Tags: Travel, Architecture, Italy, Venice, Photographs, Vicenza, Palladio, Venice Palladio


Astronomers solve a longstanding artwork puzzle

The origin of Vermeer's acclaimed landscape has long puzzled historians.The painting is of Vermeer's home town, but no one has known when he painted it.A team of astronomers uncover clues hidden in the artwork that reveal its secrets. Just 35 paintings done by Johannes Vermeer survive.The best-known among these, of course, is his captivating Girl with a Pearl Earring. Part of what makes it so arresting is Vermeer's masterful use of light — his model's eyes practically glow with life and intelli...
Tags: Google, Art, Astronomy, Texas, Internet, Light, Physics, Architecture, Innovation, Google Earth, Johannes Vermeer, Marcel Proust, Delft, Sánchez, Delph, Vermeer


Protests as Norway begins tearing down building adorned with Picassos

Demolition work at building damaged in Anders Breivik attack has divided opinionAmid protests, Norway’s government has begun tearing down a landmark building adorned with giant murals by Pablo Picasso as part of efforts to rebuild government headquarters damaged in the 2011 terrorist attack by the rightwing extremist Anders Breivik.The Y-block office building in Oslo, with a Picasso drawing sand-blasted on to a 250-tonne section of the facade, will be replaced by a modern, safer development, the...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Norway, Oslo, Picasso, Anders Breivik


Erdoğan leads first prayers at Hagia Sophia museum reverted to mosque

Turkish president recites Qur’an at monument as Greece declares day of mourningTurkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has led worshippers in the first prayers in Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia since his controversial declaration that the monument, which over the centuries has served as a cathedral, mosque and museum, would be turned back into a Muslim house of worship.The Turkish leader and an entourage of senior ministers arrived for the service in the heart of Istanbul’s historic district o...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Religion, World news, Turkey, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Unesco, Art and design, Heritage, Christianity, Islam, Jesus, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Luis Barragán’s Forgotten Works, Revisited

After moving to Mexico City in 1935, the architect set about designing a series of obscure functionalist residences that he would later disown.
Tags: News, Architecture, Mexico City, Luis, Luis Barragan, Le Corbusier, Barragán, Mexico City (Mexico, Historic Buildings and Sites


Clean and Clear Mountain House with Vintage Inspirations Plans

Catch up these decorative mountain house ideas that surrounded by the natural live space of jungle and the complement decorations that place close by. Here, we will see the simple and functional house living as a sustainable thought of a great designer. The main concept of this house was tried to get closer with the nature. The whole main ideas and the supporting concept of this house was try to interpret the need of comfortable and gorgeous look. Now, we can try to see these bright living room ...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Living Room, Interior Decor, Room Decorations, Clear Mountain House


Eco – Green Japanese House Designs with Simple Layouts

Through the black and white house decorations plans in these house inspirations, we can see the complete inspirations of extraordinary living space plans. The ideas were try to bring out new inspirations for those who love with simple and minimalist decorations. Furthermore, the minimalist thought of this house was the real interpretation of Japanese culture. Here, the minimalist Japanese house inspirations can be seen trough the layouts of both exterior and interior. We can see the complete des...
Tags: Books, White House, Architecture, Japanese culture, Home Design, Living Space, High Exposure, Complete Design, Simple House Designs


Sanctuary Temples in Ancient Greece Had Accessibility Ramps, New Research Suggests

Ramps at ancient Greek healing temples provided access for people with disabilities, according to new research. If confirmed, this would be the earliest evidence of a society making architectural adjustments to support accessibility. Read more...
Tags: Science, Greece, Architecture, Ancient Greece, Ancient Architecture, Disability Access, Ancient Temples


Building Accessibility Into America, Literally

Thirty years on, the Americans With Disabilities Act has reshaped the way designers and the public have come to think about equity, civil rights and American architecture. But it’s only a start.
Tags: Design, News, Architecture, United States, Ny, Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities Act, Cooper Hewitt, WHEELCHAIRS, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Libraries and Librarians, Smithsonian Design Museum, Access+Ability (Exhibit, Hunters Point (Queens


UK to appoint chief inspector of buildings to address safety fears

Creation of national regulator of building safety prompted by fallout from Grenfell Tower fireMinisters are to appoint the UK’s first chief inspector of buildings in reforms prompted by the Grenfell Tower disaster and the discovery that thousands of other high-rise buildings breach fire safety regulations.The inspector will lead a national regulator of building safety that will also police a system to designate an “accountable person” for each high-rise building. They will be obliged to respond ...
Tags: UK, UK News, Architecture, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry


Jharkhand PSC Town Planner Recruitment 2020

Recruitment of Town Planner Vacancy by Jharkhand PSC Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC), Ranchi invites online applications from Indian Citizens for recruitment of following Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Assistant Town Planner in the Urban Development and Housing Department of Jharkhand Government (Advt. No. 04/2020). ( = || []).push({}); Jharkhand PSC Town Planner Recruitment 2020 Vacancies Assistant Town Planner: 77... Please Click on the Title to Re...
Tags: Jobs, Architecture, Architect, PSC, Manisha, Jharkhand, Sarkari Naukri, Civil Engineer Naukri, Jharkhand PSC, Town Planner


At the Hirshhorn, a Battle Over Plans for Its Sculpture Garden

The museum is going ahead with meetings on a design by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto that preservationists say would undo key features of postwar landscape design by Lester Collins.
Tags: Art, News, Architecture, Museums, Sculpture, Collins, Gordon, Theodore, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sugimoto, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hiroshi, The, Washington (DC, Historic Buildings and Sites, Bunshaft


The Designer Who Defined Modern Parisian Cool

Isabel Marant has always known exactly how she wants to dress. In the decades since she founded her brand, people all over the world have adopted her tastes as their own.
Tags: Design, News, Architecture, Oscar, Marx, Chez Georges, Isabel, Niemeyer, Fashion and apparel, Isabel Marant, Marant, Roberto Burle




Grenfell architect clashed with council over fire prevention

Building control officers insisted on fire barriers in the wall structure, inquiry hearsOne of the Grenfell Tower architects said they were “miffed” at demands from a building safety officer aimed at preventing fire spreading up the tower and complained it was causing cost increases and delays.Emails disclosed to the public inquiry into the June 2017 disaster, which killed 72 people, showed the architect clashed with the council building control department over how to prevent fire jumping betwee...
Tags: London, UK News, Architecture, Engineering, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry


An Introduction to Hagia Sophia: After 85 Years as a Museum, It’s Set to Become a Mosque Again

No tour of Istanbul can fail to include Hagia Sophia. The same is true enough of the British Museum in London or the Louvre in Paris, but Hagia Sophia is more than a museum: it's also spent different stretches of its near-millennium-and-a-half of existence as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a mosque. Stripped of its religious function in the mid-1930s by the administration of President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, remembered for his creation of a secular Turkish ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, London, College, Turkey, Syria, Ars Technica, History, Bbc, Architecture, Egypt, Paris, Erdogan, Seoul, Lebanon


Eight go mad in Arizona: how a lockdown experiment went horribly wrong

In the 1990s, a troupe of hippies spent two years sealed inside a dome called Biosphere 2. They ended up starving and gasping for breath. As a new documentary Spaceship Earth tells their story, we meet the ‘biospherians’It sounds like a sci-fi movie, or the weirdest series of Big Brother ever. Eight volunteers wearing snazzy red jumpsuits seal themselves into a hi-tech glasshouse that’s meant to perfectly replicate Earth’s ecosystems. They end up starving, gasping for air and at each other’s thr...
Tags: Space, Science, Film, Environment, Society, World news, US news, Earth, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Arizona, Plants, Human biology, Exploration, Social history


Architect takes on airport projects despite signing climate manifesto

Having called for an ‘urgent need for action’ on the environment, Norman Foster’s design firm is now involved in two Saudi schemesOne of Britain’s most famous architects is under fire for agreeing to design an airport and terminal in Saudi Arabia despite signing a climate emergency manifesto that called for an “urgent need for action” on climate change.Norman Foster’s design firm, Foster and Partners, was one of the founding signatories of the profession’s Architects Declare manifesto last year....
Tags: Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Environment, UK News, World news, Architecture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Air transport, Norman Foster, Foster And Partners, Architects ' Journal


Climate activists slam Norman Foster over Saudi airport

Architect is ignoring his own environment pledge, say criticsOne of Britain’s most famous architects is under fire for agreeing to design an airport and terminal in Saudi Arabia despite signing a climate emergency manifesto that called for an “urgent need for action” on climate change.Norman Foster’s design firm, Foster and Partners, was one of the founding signatories of the profession’s Architects Declare manifesto last year. However, The Architects’ Journal last week revealed that several new...
Tags: Climate Change, Saudi Arabia, Environment, UK News, World news, Architecture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Air transport, Norman Foster, Foster And Partners, Architects ' Journal


Wasteful, damaging and outmoded: is it time to stop building skyscrapers?

Tall buildings are still deemed desirable, even glamorous, but experts are drawing attention to the high environmental cost of building themIf no one ever built a skyscraper ever again, anywhere, who would truly miss them? I ask, because the engineer Tim Snelson, of the design consultancy Arup, has just blown a hole in any claim they might have had to be environmentally sustainable. Writing in this month’s issue of the architecture magazine Domus, he points out that a typical skyscraper will hav...
Tags: London, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Manhattan, Arup, Snelson, Tim Snelson


Beautiful Villa Gateway Designs with Contemporary Decorations Plans

Come to this site and see these beautiful scenery villa house pictures that use as the inviting stuff for guest and all people around the world to come to this site. When we were looking down into this site, we will see the eye – catching look of a beach layouts that combine with the contemporary style of a living space. The contemporary look not only place in the whole space of this house but also we can see into these contemporary living room layouts that more clear in show off the contemporar...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Living Room, Dining Room, Living Space, Modern and Luxury, Room Decor, Luxury Villa, Beautiful Scenery, Contemporary Living