I am pleased to announce that “Water Walk,” my glass art installation for the lobby of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is complete and available for public viewing.
Some people believe that works of art created by a team are somehow diminished in their artistic value. This logic assumes that “art” is only that which is results from the vision and skill of a single individual. For some types of work, that may be true.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) in Hilversum, Holland is one of the most remarkable architectural glass structures I’ve encountered. A perfect cube (half is underground), it’s home to one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe, including more than 70% of the Dutch audiovisual heritage.
On my family’s trip to France last summer, I was sorry we didn’t have time to visit Futuroscope, an amusement park just north of Poitiers — not because I particularly like amusement parks, but rather because I’d love to see this incredible glass architecture in person.
Did you know that up to one billion birds crash into buildings in the U.S. every year?
What do glass and the movies have in the common?
One of my favorite examples of colored glass in architecture is the vibrant Palais des Congrès in Montreal, with its enormous façade of diaphanous colored glass.
Anupama Kundoo takes a resourceful approach to modern architectural glass work; she sources most of her building materials from ‘waste’ and nature.
It’s not so surprising, but it’s making plenty of headlines – Facebook has hired “starchitect” Frank Gehry to design Facebook West, the company’s campus expansion in Menlo Park, California.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Seems they’ve had some exciting news recently – a small sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, which once sat on the table in the photo above, has resurfaced in Paris after having been thought lost for decades.