Art, Architecture, People Watching – the Standard Hotel, New York City

25 January 2023 | Living

In the 22 December 2022 issue of The New York Review of Books, talking about art and architecture, Martin Filler praised New York City’s High Line: ‘a collaboration among the landscape firm James Corner Field Operations, the horticulturist Piet Oudolf, and the archite...

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Wacky Chinese Buildings

3 December 2014 | Culture

Yesterday I posted about Melbourne’s (temporary) MPavilion. After I wrote that piece I went to a session at the pavilion about Chinese filmmaker Yang Fudong. There’s a current exhibition on his works at ACMI – the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The Yang Fu...

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Seoul Buildings – Architecture as Art

20 November 2011 | Culture

▲ Our Korea guidebook has a section on Architecture as Art in the Seoul chapter. Featuring the Kring Gumho Culture Complex ‘looking like a giant music speaker crossed with a slab of Swiss cheese.' (Unsangdong Architects) ▲ Just down the road is the I’Park Tower...

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São Paulo Architecture

20 April 2010 | Places

My Brazil visit concluded with five days in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil and with a population of around 20 million one of the biggest in the world. It was a working visit so I didn’t get much chance to look around, but I was surprised that it was a much easi...

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