The Bons Enfants Building
A web of silver by architect Francis Soler covers the Bon Enfants building, the headquarter of French Ministry of Culture & Communications at Rue Saint-Honoré 182, Paris. The web made of metallic ironwork wraps the facade of the original 1919 building opened in 2005. Article: La resille argentée de Francis Soler
Linke Wienzeile 40 & 38
Otto Wagner architect and owner designed one single urban block that cemented the Jugendstil movement with Linke Wienzeile 40 and Linke Wienzeile 38 in 1899. The project composed of three buildings, Linke Wienzeile 40 and 38 which turn the corner to Köstlergasse 3. Wagner dismissed classical decoration and introduced a new architectural simplicity, with flat exterior walls and plain,…
Centre des Monuments Nationaux
The visual identity system for the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (National Monuments Centre) of France launched in 2007 by creative studio C’est Signé. The Centre des Monuments Nationaux conserves, restores, and manages historic buildings and sites which are the property of the French state. A total of around 85 monuments which became the main graphic element of…
The Queensboro Bridge
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also know as the 59th Street Bridge is a two-level double cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. Designed by architect Henry Hornbostel and completed in 1909, it connects the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is flanked on its northern side…
Prague, A Cubist lineage
Czech Cubists – sharp points, slicing planes, and crystalline shapes. The Grand Café Orient is the only cubist-designed space of its kind in the world, designed in 1912 by modernist architect Josef Gočár for the House of the Black Madonna building, the first Cubist building in Europe.
Prague, City With a Thousand Years of Architecture
Prague, the Czech capital on the Vltava River with the spirit of a new Bohemia Europe. The history of architecture in Prague: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau & Cubist, Functionalist, and Communist.