Arts and Leisure

Kunstmin Theater

Studio Makkink & Bey

17 Dec 2014

Studio Makkink & Bey, working with Greiner van Goor Huijten Architects, have redesigned the interior of the Kunstmin Theater in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, while preserving the distinctive cultural, historical and architectural characteristics created by architects Jan Verheul and Sybold van Ravesteyn. Makkink & Bey built the design as a whole from the floor up while preserving the

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All Souls Church, Bolton

OMI Architects

15 Dec 2014

The new look modern interior to a Grade II listed church in Bolton was unveiled to the public on 6th December. Two futuristic free-standing ‘building within a building' structures have been erected inside the church. These ‘pods' will house a coffee shop and restaurant, meeting and event spaces, and be a centre for heritage learning. Pod 1 is a three story 10.5m high structure on the

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The End of Sitting

RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art Affordances]

11 Dec 2014

The End of Sitting is an art installation at the crossroads of visual art, architecture, philosophy and empirical science. In our society almost the entirety of our surroundings have been designed for sitting, while evidence from medical research suggests that too much sitting has adverse health effects. RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art Affordances] and visual artist Barbara Visser have

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Vincent van Gogh Foundation, Alres

Fluor Architecture

09 Dec 2014

The complete renovation of a former private mansion in Arles exactly responded to the Foundation's desire to bring a contemporary perspective on the work of Vincent van Gogh to life.  A completely original artistic project - to summon the genius of Van Gogh through the works of twentieth and twenty-first century artists. A historic place - in the heart of an area painted by the master and

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04 Dec 2014

EYES/NIGHTS ONLY is an exhibition concept by Belgian creative agency DIFT, based on a hotel set-up in two old mansions, part of a nunnery. The concept was installed temporarily as part of the Biennale Interieur 2014. The concept involved the decoration of temporary rooms, in which brands and designers presented their take on a hotel room. During the day, the rooms

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