Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s trainshed at Paddington is one of the wonders of British architecture. The first real cathedral of the railway age, with columns supporting the innovative, ridge-and-furrow glazed roof, it was both decorative and ingeniously functional.
The Faux Museum in Portland, Oregon is what curator Tom Richards describes as 'a cross between The Natural History Museum in New York, a Flaming Lips show and that one really, really, really odd dream you had that one time'.
Adam Gopnik: The most striking exterior feature of the new architectural model is a billowing, wavelike wall of translucent glass meant to unify the Rue de Rivoli side both by referring to the original verrière roof and by creating a single visual unit that pulls the façades together.
This very small museum is nestled within TriBeCa in New York. It's actually built into an abandoned 60-square-foot freight elevator, out of sight to even most of Tribeca’s residents and to those in the know, accessible only via a dark alleyway. Simply called The Museum, it was officially opened in May 2012.
Unlike the excellent Banksy-directed documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, Chris Moukarbel’s doc Banksy Does New York has no official input from the artist—aside from Banksy’s art, that is, which is all over the film.
Earlier this year the V&A announced its next fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, which will showcase some of the most extreme shows in history. Now the London museum has revealed some of the 200 rare pairs which will be on display.
Caroline Williamson: For weeks now I have been searching through business card after business card in pursuit of logo and branding ideas for myself. I believe I have seen every design, font, shape, and trick out there. I have searched high and low to find the best so you don’t have to.
Herzog & de Meuron's proposal for the first new skyscraper in Paris for over 40 years has been rejected by councillors in a controversial decision that has been declared invalid by the city's Socialist Party mayor.