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Architect Ricardo Bofill’s Abandoned Cement Factory Residence and Studio

In 1973 Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a cement factory in Catalonia, Spain, an enormous compound of silos and buildings that covered nearly two and a half miles of underground tunnels. Bofill decided to buy The World War I era structure and its grounds, making modifications to the original structure in order to create an all-inclusive live/work space that...

Grand prize winners announced for the epic 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation has today named Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx as the Sony World Photography Awards’ 2017 Photographer of the Year. The judges were challenged to find the best photographic series and were taken by the beauty, scale and effort involved in Buyckx’s winning work titled "Whiteout". Born in Antwerp in 1984, Buyckx is a freelance photographer for the...

In-Camera Light Paintings by Hannu Huhtamo Sprout in the Darkness Like Alien Blooms

Utilizing a variety of light tools, Finland-based artist Hannu Huhtamo works in the dark to create these delightfully unusual light paintings. Appearing like alien flowers blooming in forests and abandoned buildings, each piece is created in-camera without the aid of Photoshop. Great Big Story recently met with Huhtamo to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about how he conceives and...

British Museum opens the Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia

The Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia opened on 14 December after a full renovation and refurbishment (some sections of the gallery have been accessible from the 10 November 2017). The display includes a new narrative for China and South Asia which brings the story up to the present day. This renovation means the British Museumcan include...

A First Look Inside the New Cartier Mansion

For New York's Cartier Mansion, a sense of major transformation is in the air. After a lengthy two and a half year renovation (during which the iconic jeweler kept a temporary space in the General Motors building on 59th Street), Cartier's Fifth Avenue home will reopen this week. The Italian Renaissance-style building located at 653 Fifth Avenue (between 51st and...

Berlin’s Ethnological Museum Returns Grave-plundered Artefacts to Alaska

Germany has restituted nine artefacts belonging to indigenous people in Alaska after determining they were plundered from graves. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees museums in the German capital, said Wednesday the burial objects were brought to Berlin in 1882-1884 on commission by the then Royal Museum of Ethnology. But "everything shows today that the objects stemmed from a grave...

10 wonderful museum on your screen

On-line virtual museum tours: а challenge of a time Technologies allow us to make a trip to the museum without getting up from our workplace — different virtual expositions, online auctions, audio-video guides... Spherical panoramas will make it possible to examine the museum's expo without unnecessary crowds and queues. We are sure that true connoisseurs of culture would prefer a real...

Room on the Roof Gallery by Sabine Marcelis, Amsterdam – Netherlands

Today’s luxury department stores have evolved into innovative lifestyle platforms where shoppers can not only indulge in the latest trends, but also marvel at presentations from the world of art, a domain the luxury industry increasingly associates with for its creative output. This global trend has also been adopted by de Bijenkorf, the leading luxury emporium in the Netherlands,...

Katja Novitskova Located in New York’s City Hall Alien Place Park

The list of films wherein the apocalypse hits New York isn’t brief. There’s The Day After Tomorrow, with the Statue of Liberty memorably freezing over after an international-warming catastrophe. There’s Cloverfield, with the Statue of Liberty’s head getting flung like a child’s toy across NY. And there’s Transformers, with giant Autobots toppling skyscrapers in a second that eerily remembers...

Lightgazing | Japan’s Best Illumination Spots of 2016

It’s that time of year again. When Japan lights up with “illumination” spectacles all around the country. The word illumination is Japan’s term for using numerous holiday bulbs to light up streets, gardens or other public spaces. The special events get a lot of attention and are always heavily attended. If you’re looking to participate, we’ve got you covered...

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