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WHITE CUBE | An idea of gallery space

The “White Cube”. Is it some sort of white fetish or what?
Here’s why and how most art galleries are plain white.
Today, we are all familiar with the “white cube”. If you’ve ever been into a contemporary art museum, you’ve definitely experienced it: plain white walls, polished floors, basic furniture, artworks evenly lit from above (with the quiet help of artificial lighting).

This aesthetic, first experimented in the United States in the 50s, has come to define our idea of space in an art gallery. Its concept focuses on the intense relationship between space and visitor.


WATERFRONTS | Promenades

On one unique path, the promenade joins the urban experience and the calmness of the water. Not just man, not only nature, the promenade is a separate layer that collects and connects the different ways of life.

WATERFRONTS | Opportunities of urban renovation

Waterfronts can be very difficult manage: one side, the beauty of shining water; on the other old and abandoned districts, such as harbour areas. But they can also hide great opportunities for urban renovation. That’s the case of Hamburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam.


The art of sketches | Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano’s architecture is made of both theory and practice, both philosophy and matter. The sketch is the perfect toll to gather all the aspects that concern a building, to tell about each step of its project.


The art of sketches

What is the role of sketches in architecture ?
Not only do all contemporary architects use sketching as part of their design process, they also haven’t replaced it with technology.


The art of designing airports | 6 projects by Grimshaw Architects

The art of designing airports: 6 projects by Grimshaw.
He’s a master of airport design and this is how he creates spaces you’d much rather get lost into than just walk through.


HIGH-TECH | Technology and progress at architecture’s service

High-tech architecture incorporates elements of high-tech industry and technology into building design.