Continuing the global trend toward museum-as-architectural-showpiece, the new DeYoung opens tomorrow in San Francisco — and stays open for 29 straight hours of welcoming fanfare. Designed by Pritzker-winning architects Herzog & DeMeuron, the boxy copper-faced building was designed to promote meaningful interaction with the landscape, as well as the art. Does it succeed? We await your report from the west …
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If you look closely at the Lideta Mercato — a shopping mall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, designed by TED Fellow Xavier Vilalta — you will notice a unique pattern on its skin, inspired by the beautiful, bold patterns found on Ethiopian women’s dresses. But if you look closer, you will also notice something else: that […]
Diébédo Francis Kéré grew up in a small village in Gando, Burkina Faso, before heading to Germany to study architecture. And as a student there, he came up with a very ambitious project. “I wanted to open up better opportunities to other kids in Gando. I wanted to use my skills to build a school. […]