Casa Olivi, from farmhouse to luxury villa

Casa Olivi is famous due to the fact that it is placed beyond the medieval town of Treia, in Italy. It is a 300-year-old farmhouse where the modern meets the old.  Casa Olivi was reimagined as a holiday home—retaining its heritage listed exterior, but with a thoroughly contemporary interior. The interior was renovated by Swiss architects Markus Wespi…

Zaha Hadid Architects Build a Concert Hall in Russia

After winning an international design competition, Zaha Hadid Architects are building the new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Yekaterinburg has distinguished itself as a crossroads of European and Asian culture. The city will have a world-class concert hall to call greater attention to itself. Zaha Hadid Architects beat out 46 international teams with their design,…

Chicago Architecture Center Opens its Doors

On August 31, 2018, the Chicago Architecture Center opens to the public as the new gateway for educational activities and interactive exhibits. Proving why Chicago is an architecture hub, the 20.000-square-foot center has views of city gems such as the Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. Chicago Architecture Center is placed at 111 East Wacker in a…

A Pair of Hands Holds Up a Bridge in Vietnam

The new bridge from Vietnam is causing excitement for its strange design. The golden bridge is apparently suspended in the air by a pair of giant hands which lift it toward the sky. It is placed outside of Danang at the Bà Nà Hills mountain resort. The bridge has almost 500 foot long and it was opened in…

Visit Chicago Architecture Center!

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization which promotes Chicago’s architecture. It has been supported since 1966 and it is near to get a new and improved structure. At the end of August, 2018, CAF will open the Chicago Architecture Center on East Wacker Drive and it will offer a new cultural destination for the…

Great Contemporary Art Museums

You can search Google Arts and Culture all day, but it will never be the same as seeing an amazing work of art personally. Looking at the handicraft and experiencing its presence may be an inspiring moment. Viewing work which is outside of our culture makes us think beyond ourselves, just like traveling does. When you want…

The Art and the History of Mosaic

Throughout the history, the art of Mosaic has always fascinated with its splendid colors and distinctive aesthetic. Mosaics are often made of colored glass tiles which are meticulously arranged and give an eye-catching approach to art. Their ornate designs and mysterious methods makes us think that the mosaic-making practice is only for the professionals. However, with…

Gosia Designs Contemplative Female Busts

Gosia is a Toronto-based sculptor who constructs porcelain busts of contemplative female forms from a variety of materials: ceramic, polymer gypsum, resin, porcelain. Her first experiment with the new medium is contained in her current solo exhibition, Beneath the Surface, at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia. The work is an imperfect cast that Gosia details in the text below: “Imperfect is one…

Amazing Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows were predominant in places of worship throughout the history. The colorful panes were associated with Gothic cathedrals and can be found in plenty of religious sites, from fascinating mosques to modern churches. Let’s take a tour of some of the most famous stained glass windows across the globe, from medieval to contemporary creations. While…