Frank Gehry

Observatory of Light
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Observatory of Light

A new work by artist Daniel Buren transforms the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation... More

The Japan Art Association Awards David Chipperfield Praemium Imperiale
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The Japan Art Association Awards David Chipperfield Praemium Imperiale

Architect joins legacy of over 100 laureates from the 25-year-old association. More

The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past
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The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past

Today, as many governments worldwide begin to enact legislation that will phase... More

Architecture Now! Museums
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Painting With Light

Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago provides a luminous setting to celebrate art More

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How does the design process “start”?

For this issue, ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING's annual Light & Architecture Design Awards, the lighting designers and architects behind this year's winning projects share their thoughts on the “starting process.” The topic posed is: How do you start the design process? Is there a clear moment of “beginning”? What did you do to set about creating a working environment that led to this award-winning work? More

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Crown Fountain, Chicago

often referred to as the 'second city,' chicago is anything but, especially when you consider its latest urban feat, Millennium Park, which opened one year ago. Home to a series of signature art and architecture pieces that include the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and artist Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate sculpture, the park is a civic engagement on many levels. This is certainly true of Crown Fountain, from the actual physical experience of the place-two 50-foot-high glass block towers and a 276-foot-long black granite plaza with a shallow water pool-to the recording of 1,000 'faces,' images of Chicago's own citizenry displayed on an LED media screen located behind the glass of each tower's interior elevation. More

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