Posts in Architecture
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec at Unite d'Habitation

The Bouroullec brothers are exhibiting their collection at an apartment designed by Le Corbusier, Unité d'Habitation (also known as Cité Radieuse) in Marseille, France. This especially caught my attention because I stayed in this building before during a trip in Marseille. There is a hotel occupies one of the 17 floors.

The exhibit runs in Apartment 50, from 15 July to 15 August 2010.

http://www.appt50lc.org/

http://www.hotellecorbusier.com/

 

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Sugamo Shinkin Bank Tokiwadai Branch by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Delightfully unexpected...a bank that does not remotely resemble the usual perception of a bank. Situated in Tokyo, the façade is of white, perforated aluminum and the building comes to life with voids of bright colors.

Moureaux is a French architect, based in Tokyo. Once you view her portfolio, it becomes clear this bank directly reflects her style, a feminine and playful use of colors to transform space.

view Moureaux's work: http://www.emmanuelle.jp/

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Beijing Art Scene and Recommendations

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I've already done all the touristy stuff on past visits to Beijing, so this time I concentrated on arts and food. My last day at Hugo Boss was day after opening night of our collection exhibit in Metzingen, Germany. After last-minute shopping at their VIP/employee shop, I took the taxi to Stuttgart train station, boarded the ICE train (very nice!) to Frankfurt airport, and flew to Beijing to check out the Olympic grounds.

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