After An Argument With Renzo Piano, Architect Quits On Academy Of Motion Pictures Museum

After An Argument With Renzo Piano, Architect Quits On Academy Of Motion Pictures Museum

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Zoltan Pali, the respected Los Angeles architect hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ future movie museum, has been forced out of the project amid growing tension with Renzo Piano, his internationally renowned counterpart, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

AMPAS declined to comment. Both architects’ offices did not return calls.

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A watercolour of one of the Nabataean tombs at Mada'in Saleh, Nicholas Egon, in the collection of HRH Prince Turki bin Faisal Al

Saudi Arabia To Spend $1.7 Billion To Build 230 Museums

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While Saudi art up to the present day will be included in the scheme, the emphasis is on archaeology. “‘Islam is a great religion and through its openness and sustain­ability it has enlightened the rest of the world,’ said Prince Sultan. ‘But if we only research the history of Saudi Arabia post 610AD and say nothing about our history before then, we are belittling Islam.’”

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Chinese Museum Shut Down Over Thousands Of Fake Items

Chinese Museum Shut Down Over Thousands Of Fake Items

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"Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese museum has been ordered to close after thousands of its historical exhibits were found to be fake, state-run media said on Thursday.

Police shut down the Lucheng Museum, in the northeastern province of Liaoning, after finding that almost a third of the 8,000 items on display were not genuine, the Global Times newspaper reported.

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How They Made A High-Tech Replica Of King Tut’s Tomb

How They Made A High-Tech Replica Of King Tut’s Tomb

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In order to protect the actual 3,300-year-old tomb from the wear and tear of thousands of tourist visits, a team used high-resolution laser scanning and digital photography, high-density polyurethane and resins, and high-definition printers to “rematerialize the physical site”.

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My Bed, by Tracey Emin, sparked wide debate as part of the Turner Prize exhibition in 1999. Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex Featu

Tracey Emin’s Bed Up For Auction

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“Complete with vodka bottles, cigarette butts and pregnancy tests, the installation didn’t win the Turner prize during the year of its entry in 1999, … [but it did spark] a media frenzy and causing visitor numbers to the Tate Britain to hit record highs. Fifteen years on, it can be yours for an estimated price of between £800,000 and £1.2m.”

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False eyelashes endorsed by Katy Perry, "Cool Kitty" style, Manufactured by Eylure, 2013 (Photo (c) Victoria and Albert Museum,

‘Rapid Response Collecting’ At The V&A Museum

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"The Victoria & Albert Museum is to start collecting contemporary paraphernalia, such as IKEA teddy bears and a pair of Katy Perry brand false eyelashes.

The objects will go on display in a new gallery in the V&A, opening on July 5.

The museum recently acquired the objects as part of a new tactic called “Rapid Response Collecting.”

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Tashkeel commissions emerging Emirati designers created bespoke pieces for Design Days Dubai

Tashkeel commissions emerging Emirati designers created bespoke pieces for Design Days Dubai

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To highlight its commitment in fostering local designers and talents in the UAE, Tashkeel, a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai, is supporting three young Emirati designers to each develop a range of products which will be exhibited at Design Days Dubai 2014.

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White Line Hotel's newest place - A Salvaged Tuscan

Torrita di Siena, Italy

Follonico is both serene and sensual, cleverly narrating the simple rural rhythms of Tuscan lifestyle. This once forgotten aged farmhouse, now lovingly preserved, is brimming with a curatorial interior collage of salvage, vintage, worn imperfection and a splash of romantic escapism.

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The interior of The Jajce Barracks. Photo by Ka Wing Chang.

Resisting Reconstruction in Post-War Sarajevo

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"From almost any point along the road that connects the old and new poles of Sarajevo’s historic and commercial centres, the Jajce Barracks can be seen up among the north-eastern hills. From a distance, the national monument’s domed towers and intricate molding are reminders of the city’s fin de siècle boom years under the Austro-Hungarian empire.

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Hy-Fi by The Living

Young Architects Program 2014: Hy-Fi by The Living

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The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce The Living (David Benjamin) as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York.

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Will The First V&A Museum Outside Of London Ever Actually Open?

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A project to build the Victoria & Albert's first museum outside London has won nearly £10m in lottery funding as fresh questions emerged about the new design collection's long-term costs.

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Le Corbusier’s Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut vandalised

Le Corbusier’s Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut vandalised

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The Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France—an architectural gem and one of Le Corbusier’s best-known buildings—was vandalised on 17 January. Following a break-in, a concrete collection box was thrown outside and one of the stained-glass windows, also designed by the Modernist architect and the only one on the chapel to carry his signature, was broken.

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Tenants shun Shard – leaving Europe's first vertical city up in the air

Tenants shun Shard – leaving Europe's first vertical city up in the air

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Soaring 310 metres (1,016ft) high and with 72 storeys, everything about the Shard is dramatic.

The London Bridge skyscraper – the capital's newest landmark, with views stretching 40 miles and which is visible to drivers crawling around the M25 – bills itself as "Europe's first vertical city".

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The five greatest ideas Toronto never built

The five greatest ideas Toronto never built

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If you’re searching for a stunning view of downtown, visit the Toronto Archives and ask for Box 83705.

Within, you’ll find details of a 1929 plan to transform Toronto’s downtown into a slice of Paris, with grand boulevards, wide streets and an architecturally splendid traffic circle.

This plan died at the birth of the Great Depression.

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Tricorn Center Portsmouth demolished in 2004

Christopher Beanland: Architecture attack - what’s with our appetite for destruction?

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If you went to the National Gallery and tore up a Titian, you’d be arrested. But what about blowing up a historic building which has defined a place and its people; a building in which sweet nothings have been uttered and lives altered? Go for it! It’s strange how our attitudes to destroying art and destroying architecture are so different.

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