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Shining a Light on Leonardo da Vinci – Classic Drawings and Hidden Sketches

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, a nationwide event ...

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Shenyang’s Upcoming Tallest Building “Pearl of the North”

Two supertall towers are being built in Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China … The Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center. At 568 meters high, the highest of the two towers will become ...

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Dragons in Reno

Nevada was recently dazzled by a different kind of lights … at Dragon Lights Reno. With a team of artisans hailing from Zigong, Sichuan, (China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making) 39 larger-than-life illuminated displays wowed locals and visitors alike. In addition to magical ...

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Yugoslavia’s Architectural Utopia

The Museum of Modern Art is celebrating the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition, which opened in July, includes more than 400 ...

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Zaha Hadid’s Exoskeleton-Wrapped Morpheus

Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau, opened last month. Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) was commissioned to build the hotel in 2012. At that time, foundations were already in place of a condominium tower that did not progress. Informed by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving ...

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Bansky at London’s Lazinc Gallery

London’s Lazinc Gallery is bringing all of Bansky’s work all in one place for the first time. “Banksy Greatest Hits: 2002-2008” opens July 12 and runs through August 25. The exhibition will display everything from stenciled canvases, to unique paintings, to limited-edition prints and many more. The unique collection will reaffirm how relevant the anonymous artist’s ...

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Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place is a program for architecture students that over the last two decades has become one of the most influential environmental and cultural forces in reshaping the built environment while creating the archeology of tomorrow. The program has received numerous design and educational awards over the years. The Spirit of Place has recently been featured in the ...

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An Island of Art

Located in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan’s Naoshima Island is known for its many contemporary art museums. The museums and beauty of the tiny island (roughly 5.5 square miles) draw many tourists, whose visits help support the local economy. Benesse Corporation (one of the largest education companies in Japan and based in Okayama) has directed the creation and operation of the island's museums ...

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Vivid Sydney Celebrates 10 Years

Now  celebrating  its  10th  Anniversary,  Vivid  Sydney  is  the  biggest  festival  of  light,  music  and  ideas  in  the  world,  with  nine  live  sites  across the city.  The 2018 edition of this 23 day festival expects over 2 million visitors and ends on June 16. With  a  unique  blend  of  technology,  artistic  flair  and  ...

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