Architecture

Yankee Candle Founder’s Estate: “like having Disneyland in the backyard”!

Yankee Candle Founder’s Estate: “like having Disneyland in the backyard”!

Yankee Candle Founder’s Estate: “like having Disneyland in the backyard”! Yankee Candle Founder’s Estate: “like having Disneyland in the backyard”! Michael Kittredge started making candles as a teenager and selling them to friends and family. One of his first products was a Christmas candle he made for his mother on the family stove out of his melted crayons and a wick from a shoelace.  Within a few years, he had opened his first Yankee Candle Shop in his hometown of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The business expanded to become the wildly successful Yankee Candle Company whose candles are sold all over...

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New: RAUVISIO crystal Deep Collection

New: RAUVISIO crystal Deep Collection

New: RAUVISIO crystal Deep Collection REHAU lends incredible depth effect to matt surfaces (PresseBox) (Rehau) REHAU is adding an elegant depth effect to the popular visual glass effect of RAUVISIO crystal to create an exciting new option: the subtly shimmering metallic look. The new Deep collection lends a new dimension of depth to matt surface finishes. Thanks to the new Deep collection, the RAUVISIO crystal glass laminate is opening up fresh interior design possibilities. The colour scheme offers designers around the world unique opportunities to design furniture and interiors, as well as reinventing plain surfaces by adding an exciting and...

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Art under the sign of sustainability

Art under the sign of sustainability

Art under the sign of sustainability First public museum depot in the world relies on environmentally friendly materials for new construction The unusual shape and the mirrored façade make the art depot of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen an architectural highlight. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode (PresseBox) (Attendorn, 09/05/2022) The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the largest art museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and contains numerous paintings and sculptures. The museum's collection, previously stored in the basement of the exhibition building, has been open to the public since the end of 2021 - and in a very spectacular way. Dutch architect Winy...

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Who will win the UK’s most prestigious architecture award? Stirling Prize announces 2022 shortlist

Who will win the UK’s most prestigious architecture award? Stirling Prize announces 2022 shortlist

Who will win the UK’s most prestigious architecture award? Stirling Prize announces 2022 shortlist Details of the new 100 Liverpool Street.   -   Copyright  Janie Airey A net-zero office in London’s Liverpool Street is going head-to-head with a striking pink-brick primary school in Hackney and a treehouse-like Oxford college library, in this year’s battle for the UK's prestigious best new building award. Other candidates include an angular cluster of buildings that form part of Elephant and Castle’s regeneration programme in south London, a set of higher-education facilities in Falkirk, Scotland, and an arts and community centre arranged around a disused lodge...

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London Serpentine gallery unveils spectacular 'Black Chapel' pavilion designed by Theaster Gates

London Serpentine gallery unveils spectacular 'Black Chapel' pavilion designed by Theaster Gates

London Serpentine gallery unveils spectacular 'Black Chapel' pavilion designed by Theaster Gates Theaster Gates has unveiled the cylindrical Black Chapel as this year's Serpentine Pavilion in London   -   Copyright  Niklas Hallen/AFP The Serpentine art gallery in London has unveiled a new cylindrical pavilion titled 'Black Chapel'.  It was built by Adjaye Associates and designed by American artist Theaster Gates. Gates was partially inspired by the kilns of Stoke-on-Trent, an English city known for its pottery and ceramics industry. "It's a pavilion. It fulfils many different functions. It has a roof, so there's protection from the rain, it's actually interesting that...

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