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The two cabins, designed by Board & Vellum with interiors by Kathleen Glossa from Swivel Interiors are place-specific and detailed in salvaged wood from an old barn in the hills of Eastern Washington. The two cosy structures blend in with the region’s vernacular architecture and in harmony with the landscape.
The Goldkammer, Frankfurt’s chamber of gold, is one of the most modern museums in Europe. The underground system of treasure chambers designed by Frankfurt-based architecture firm AS+P Albert Speer + Partner and the exhibition designers at merz merz Architekten from Berlin showcases more than 500 objects in a spectacular environment.
Spanish-born, naturalized Swiss, architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava (1951) attended Valencia School of Art and graduated from the Polytechnic University, Valencia, in 1974. Subsequently he also graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic School in Zürich. His engineering thesis entitled "Foldability of Space Frames”, focused on the compression of geometric models in space and marked a significant starting point in his career. He opened his own architecture and engineering practice in Zürich in 1981, followed by offices in Paris (1989) and Valencia (1991). While acknowledging the linearity of exact sciences and engineering, Calatrava continued to develop his skills in the arts, particularly sculpture, painting and ceramics. A variety of disciplines that help him in breaking down and defining space in architecture. Beginning with this vocational training, his body of work is noted for its ....
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