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Kids on a Tomb, Sculpture by Kevin Francis Gray

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Kids on a Tomb, 2008, by Kevin Francis Gray, Exhibition at Goff + Rosenthal

Retail Design, Dior Homme Boutique

Dior Homme Boutique, Los Angeles, USA, Installations created by Daniel Arsham

Inbai Kim Move in Earnest

Inbai Kim selects images from the countless number of drawings he makes, then transforms the images into sculptural works. his sculptures are also black and white, with black pencil markings filling the spaces on his white sculptural forms.

Exhibition: Inbai Kim, Move in Earnest, at Arario Gallery

Wire Mesh at NEO Centraal Museum

For this exhibition design a concept was devised in conjunction with the artist Peter Struycken’s light plan, where a mixture of classic, eclectic, rococo, baroque, exotic and gothic objects were exhibited in a number of separate rooms and housed in steel and mesh cages. The placement of the cages facilitated different routes through the rooms. At times the visitor could walk around the cages and at other times through them, viewing the exhibits from different angles and under different lighting conditions.

Exhibition: NEO Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, by Peter Struycken, and UN Studio

Ingo Maurer’s Seven Rats

Seven Rats, Exhibition at Light+Building 2008, Frankfurt, by Ingo Maurer

Icon: Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut by Le Corbusier

“Here we will build a monument dedicated to nature and we will make it our lives’ purpose”.

Le Corbusier’s ‘chapel of our lady of the height‘ is a pilgrimage chapel, though on most days more frequented by architectural pilgrims than the intended variety. Perched on a commanding hill above the village of Ronchamp, it is the latest of a long history of chapels on the site. Its predecessor was destroyed in fighting in the Second World War, though much of its stone is used in the walls of Le Corbusier’s building.

The thick, curved walls – especially the buttress-shaped south wall – and the vast shell of the concrete roof give the building a massive, sculptural form. Small, brightly painted and apparently irregular windows punched in these thick walls give a dim but exciting light within the cool building, enhanced by further indirect light coming down the three light towers.

Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, by Le Corbusier

Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chair interpreted by Paul Smith

Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.

Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen

New York City Waterfalls, Public Art Project by Olafur Eliasson

We’ve written before about Olafur Eliasson, the New York Times writes about a new project called “The New York City Waterfalls” a public art project of four man-made waterfalls rising from New York Harbor, some as high as the Statue of Liberty. Organized by the nonprofit Public Art Fund and the City of New York.

The New York City Waterfalls, by Olafur Eliasson

Buy the Book: Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia (Extra Large Series)

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