The sensual modernist Oscar
There is almost no modern architect whose career was more profoundly tied in the public mind to the life and culture of his country than that of Oscar Niemeyer’s. Niemeyer (1907-2012) wasn’t just an architect coming from Brazil; he was Brazil. As an early exponent of mode..
When watching this year’s edition of the Tour de France one of its arrival places was Liège, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia. Although the city of Liège itself is not a very exciting place, one thing caught my eye: the train station Liège-Guillemins. Two years ..
Resurrection of the ‘Psycho’ house
A late Victorian house emerges on a rooftop, framed by views of midtown skyscrapers, Central Park and Fifth Avenue apartment buildings in today’s hypermodern skyline of New York. A ghostly and strange appearance amid this architectural violence. The Metropolitan Museum sh..
Return of a starchitect, Frank Gehry’s recent projects
Two new projects of renowned starchitect Frank Gehry (1929) have been revealed end of 2014, the Biomuseo in Panama and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Perhaps most known to the great public for his iconic designs for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney ..
The Aldo van Eyck Pavilion
For those who have wandered through the wonderful park of the Kröller-Müller Museum could not have missed the mysterious pavilion full of sculptures of Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck (1918-1999) of 1965-1966. The architect designed this pavilion for the 1966 Sonsbeek exhib..