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For Summer 2020, Australian artist Linda Tegg transformed the area at the entrance to ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design in Stockholm. She turned this asphalt car park into a meadowland of high biodiversity. An expanse of green, brimming with life, to share until September.
Charlie Living by GRAFT is the largest predominantly residential new build project in Friedrichstadt, in direct proximity to what used to be Checkpoint Charlie. This is an open set of four new buildings standing in one of the last empty spaces along the former strip of the Berlin Wall, in Berlin Mitte.
Born in Toronto in 1929, Frank Owen Gehry moved to Los Angeles in 1947, where he first studied art and then devoted himself to architecture, earning his degree in 1954. In the early years he worked for Victor Gruen Associates and then studied urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Gehry’s work is situated in the postmodernist current and in Deconstructivism, of which he is unanimously recognized as one of the leading exponents. In his buildings, the typical decomposition and the “seemingly illogical” reassembly nonetheless introduce a constant “dialogue between the forms of the past and those of the present”, revealing “an approach to form and materials that is inspired by painting and sculpture” (Lum). The many distinctive features of Gehry’s style include formal lightness, oblique lines, and the use of materials that are often uncommon. Following his first ....
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