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Orne de Feuilles

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Orne de Feuilles
Antique Shop
Aoyama Tokyo,Japan

東京都渋谷区渋谷2-3-3 青山Oビル1F
T +81(0)3.3499.0140

open 12:00 - 19:30 [holyday - 19:00]
closee: 毎週月曜日

website: www.ornedefeuilles.com




青山学院キャンパス付近の裏路地沿いにあるアンティークショップ。センス良くクオリティの高い本物のアンティーク商品が並ぶ。棚や椅子、照明器具といった大物はもちろん、キッチン雑貨やステーショナリーもそろう。
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by another29 | 2007-09-30 21:56 | ■Life

Cottbus University Library

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Cottbus University Library
Brandenburg University of Technology
2004 Cottbus,Germany

Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 1
03046 Cottbus

website: www.tu-cottbus.de

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron


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The building has a very unusual amoeba shape and its glazed facade is covered with thousands of overlapping letters, prompting associations with mysterious palimpsests. The glass changes colour according to your point of view and the weather: under the winter sun it takes an ivory look, turns greenish when the sky is cloudy, etc. But always in striking contrast with the colourful interior.


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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Centre for Information, Communication and Media was on December 17th 2001. It accommodates the new University library, which contains about 510.000 books, journals and scientific periodicals, together with microfiches, videos, maps and CD-ROMs. The number of English books has increased considerably, and continues to grow. The core collection conforms to the needs of the departments at the university, thus; mathematics, physics, computer science, civil engineering, architecture, biology, chemistry, geology, economics, business, process engineering and of course, the environmental sciences.
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by another29 | 2007-09-29 20:08 | □Architecture

Matthew Barney

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Matthew Barney
Contemporary Artist
born 1967, in San Francisco


website:
+The Cremaster Cycle / www.cremaster.net
+The Drawing Restraint / www.drawingrestraint.net

view more works:
Barbara Gladstone Gallery



In 1989, he graduated from Yale University, New Haven. Since then, he has created work that fuses sculptural installations with Performance and video. His singular vision foregrounds the physical rigors of sport and its erotic undercurrents to explore the limits of the body and sexuality. In this, the artist’s work reflects his own past as an athlete, while also being attuned to a new politics of the body evident in the work of many contemporary artists. Barney’s ritualistic actions unfold in hybrid spaces that evoke at once a training camp and medical research laboratory, equipped as they are with wrestling mats and blocking sleds, sternal retractors and speculums, and a range of props often cast in, or coated with, viscous substances such as wax, tapioca, and petroleum jelly. Indeed, his earliest works, created at Yale, were staged at the university’s athletic complex. Within this alternative universe, Barney’s protagonists—including an actor dressed as Oakland Raider Jim Otto, and the artist himself naked or cross-dressed—engage in a metaphoric dance of sexual differentiation.

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Barney's exploration of the body draws upon an athletic model of development, in which growth occurs only through restraint: the muscle encounters resistance, becomes engorged and is broken down, and in healing becomes stronger. This triangulated relationship between desire, discipline, and productivity provides the basis for Barney's meditation on sexual difference. These athletic and sexual references converge in Otto's jersey number “00,” which becomes a leitmotif for the artist's ongoing exploration of a polymorphous sexuality. Woven cipherlike throughout Barney’s work, this motif variously appears as if marking elapsed time in his videos, and in altered form as a single oblong, resembling a football field. For the artist, however, the oblong represents “the orifice and its closure - or the body and its self-imposed restraint.” Homonymic with the word “auto,” Otto also suggests autoeroticism, or a closed, self-sufficient system.


d0079151_2425011.jpgDrawingRestraint The performance aspects of Barney's work have been described as predominant, while the resultant drawings have been called " very interesting in their own right." Some have criticized Drawing Restraint 9 for what has been termed a superficial treatment of Japanese culture combined with an undesirable awkwardness in the actors/performers, including Barney. A gallery show accompanying the Drawing Restraint 9 project appeared at Gladstone Gallery in New York 2006, featuring thermoplastic sculptures associated with the film and the remains of a private project performed at the gallery 2006, titled Drawing Restraint 13: The Instrument of Surrender, for which Barney emerged from a crate dressed as General Douglas MacArthur, walked across a platform, and fell into a vat of petroleum jelly. Barney reused his motif of dressing as MacArthur in a show later that year at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. That performance involved Barney scaling the museum's atrium to execute a large sketch of his iconic pill another recurring motif in his work.


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by another29 | 2007-09-24 02:27 | □Product

Adriaan Geuze

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Adriaan Geuze /West8
Architect
born 1960 Rotterdam,Netherlands

West8
Schiehaven 13M 3024 EC Rotterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 (0) 10 485 5801
website: www.west8.nl



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West 8 urban design and landscape architecture b.v. was founded in 1987 by its principal Adriaan Geuze as an international team of architects, landscape architects, urban designers and industrial engineers, designing landscape interventions, urban plans, waterfront projects, squares, parks and gardens. Under the direction of Adriaan Geuze this diverse design team of 50 staff that is West 8, has been able to establish itself as a leading landscape and urban design practice within Europe. With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, West 8 has extensive experience in large-scale urban planning, urban design and landscaping. Working on an international level from its start, West 8 has developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, Paris, London, Zurich, Vienna, New York, Madrid and Toronto. West 8 acknowledges that the realization of an urban masterplan or landscape design is a long-term process. It is not a readymade object, but will accumulate richness and beauty through time. Large-scale interventions in a city require a strong and understandable concept in order to carry a unique identity. They always refer to the local context, the history, the landscape, or the surrounding ecology.

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The philosophy of West 8 is deeply rooted in an optimistic attitude towards the contemporary landscape, in which it expresses both the vulnerability and the euphoria of mass culture. Landscape, infrastructure, nature and archaeology coalesce to form vital constituents of the city. Arcadian landscapes coexist alongside the dynamic, mutable and sprawling city unimpeded by architectural doctrines or history, the city stretches towards the horizon or shoots skywards. Space has acquired new dimensions that constantly put the sense of scale and proportion to the test. West 8 draws inspiration from the poetic beauty of the artless and the mundane. The urban dweller is no pitiful victim needing compensation in the form of green and nature; today’s urbanite is a self-assured, exploratory, creative individualist. He is well informed and affluent, and equipped with the most up-to-date technology.


Cow - Horizon Project Exhibition 2006, various, the Netherlands
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by another29 | 2007-09-22 04:30 | □Architect

Dominique Perrault

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Dominique Perrault
Architect
born 1953 Clermont Ferrand


DPA /Dominique Perrault Architecture
6, rue Bouvier F-75011 Paris

website: www.perraultarchitecte.com



He received his architecture degree in paris in 1978 and his certificate in town planning at the ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées in 1979. in 1980, he received a postgraduate degree in history at the ecole des hautes etudes in social sciences. Dominique Perrault opened his paris office in 1981.

He won the international competition for the construction of the french national library in 1989, and in 1992, the international competition for the olympic velodrome and swimming pool in berlin, for which he opened another office in germany. These two projects ensured his international fame. In 1996, he won the competition for the court of justice of the european community in luxembourg, and opened a third office in luxembourg in 2000.




d0079151_7455392.jpg In 2002, perrault opened two more agencies, one in barcelona and another in baltimore in the united states. Dominique Perrault's work is extremely varied and includes many new constructions and numerous renovations. The architectural programs of these projects range from large buildings, such as cultural or sports projects, to smaller projects, such as urban insertions in blighted urban areas to private housing in prestigious neighbourhoods. In june 2003 he won the competition of an additional building to the mariinsky theatre in st. petersburg, russia. Perrault's design was chosen from a shortlist of eleven during secret voting by an international jury.



Leon Convention Centre 2005-2009 Leon, Spain /International Competition project in progress
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He gives many lectures and participates in numerous juries and seminars. Dominique Perrault also teaches at several foreign universities, among them in barcelona and brussels and at the E.T.H. in zürich, switzerland. He has been awarded various prizes, notably the great national prize of architecture in 1996 and the mies van der rohe prize for the national library in france in 1997. Furthermore, perrault is chevalier of the legion of honour, member of the architecture academy, honourable member of the german association of architects and an honorary fellow of the royal institute of british architects. From november 1998 to february 2001 he was president of the french institute of architects. Dominique Perrault is currently an architectural consultant for the mayor of barcelona.
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by another29 | 2007-09-09 07:32 | □Architect

LE GRAND BLEU

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LE GRAND BLEU
Boutique/Cafe
Azabu Tokyo,Japan

東京都港区麻布台1-8-10 偕成ビル1F
T +81(0)3.3585.5650

website: www.maniac-co.jp





メディア露出が極端に少ないにも関わらず、世界のセレブたちに愛されているブティックLGB。併設されたカフェにはオーナーが世界各地から集めてきた家具や小物が揃う。テーブルは化石を含んだ岩を切り出した天板と鉄製の脚を組み合わせたというオリジナル。
さりげなく置かれたアンティークピアノは水槽に改造されています。中にはイエローカラーが眩しいウツボが一匹泳いでいます。

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by another29 | 2007-09-02 21:03 | ■Life

mecanoo

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mecanoo Architecten
Architect
Netherlands

Oude Delft 203,2611 HD Delft Netherlands

website: www.mecanoo.com

At this year’s annual convention of the American Institute of Architects in San Antonio, Texas, Francine Houben was awarded an Honorary Fellowship. The AIA endows this honour in recognition of the achievements of a foreign architect having made a significant contribution to architecture and society on an international level. Dutch architects previously honoured are Jaap Bakema, Aldo van Eyck, Herman Hertzberger and Rem Koolhaas. This year the AIA is celebrating its 150th year in existence.
In Toronto the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada awarded Francine Houben with an Honorary Fellowship. Houben is regarded as one of Europe’s most active architects.


Fifttywodegress /Knowledge centre 2005-2008 Nijmegen,Netherlands
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by another29 | 2007-09-01 17:24 | □Architect