[all images courtesy of BIG.dk] it’s opened now! this has been one of my favorite projects by BIG and i am so excited to see its completion!! the images of realized museum are just as good as they looked in the renderings! and yes, the new&old (transforming a old concrete dry dock into a modern museum), the simple material palette (concrete, steel, glass), and the modern design language (minimal)… all have made this project onto my […]
compare to our last visit in 2010 november, the vertical living wall(le mur végétal in french), designed by patrick blanc, definitely had established better – they look so lavish and thriving! i am sure musee du quai branly, designed by architect jean nouvel, is on every tourist guidebook (no?), yet fortunately(?) i found this place is still a secret getaway. consider the museum is only minutes away from the super touristy spot eiffel tower, it is […]
it has been almost an year since our (honeymoon) trip to paris last year (click here & here to see previous posts)… and i still haven’t finished sorting out pictures we took! bad. so question for parisians: i guess there are no bad patisseries in paris? this one close by our hotel (at rue saint-basin & blvd beaumarchais) has really good pain au raisin (and sandwich, and chocolate croissant…and cheaper than philly’s!isn’t it weird.) we can’t pass without having […]
i LOVE this place. the space is sophisticated and airy, and the food they’re serving is always seasonal, refreshing, and simply good. you can also sit outside ( the terrace) with a view to the lovely courtyard. i’ve joined MOMA membership for years ( free access to MOMA and PS1 during your annual membership ), when i was in town, i always wanted to stop by terrace5 just for a light lunch or a cup of coffee… ( […]
all images courtesy of PLANT love the rich layers of materials used in this project, liza’s garden, a roof garden belongs to royal ontario museum, designed by PLANT architect (with Gardens in the Sky as greenroof consultant). they’re one of my favorite landscape-meets-architecture firms, and have done couple great roof gardens/gardens in varied scales.
[image courtesy lincoln center] while back i mentioned about TWBTA Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects in the blog post of wichcraft sandwich and their store in lincoln center atrium ( this post ). it has been two years since i went to TWBTA’s lecture at meyerson hall ( this should sound familiar if you’re also a PENN graduate ). thanks to philadelphia AIA center invited the husband-and-wife duo architects, i was so excited to have this opportunity to hear what they said about their […]
[photo courtesy of Uhuru ] i just found out the cafe area in new museum has been revamped! (click here to see my previous post ) which means, my favorite bubble gum lamp is gone, too… here is the look of previous cafe space: [photo courtesy new museum ]
[all photography (c) Jeroen Musch ] architects Bureau SLA have connected two houses for the The National Glass Museum in Leerdam, Netherlands, with four overlapping bridges to create a continuous gallery. the combination between traditional architecture style with glass and modern geometry (box) create some interesting dynamics here… let’s take a look: