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Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano's "Light Machine:" The Harvard Art Museums Reopen

MutualArt | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

It has also been a long, challenging, yet exciting building project, lasting six-years for the expansion and renovation, and at least a decade in the planning.

Renzo Piano's Fondation Pathé: A Leaping Whale in a Tiny Pool

Frank Browning | Posted 11.15.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Renzo Piano speaks in a soft voice and listens carefully to the questions posed to him. It was especially so at the inauguration of his latest building in Paris, the city where he made his name with the Pompidou Museum of Modern Art almost 40 years ago.

Watch Out, There's A Giant Armadillo-Like Structure Taking Over Paris

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts

Citizens of Paris may have noticed the arrival of a giant, bulbous structure that appears to have been squeezed into the interior of an entire city bl...

Note to the Academy: Don't be Bullied by the L.A.Times Critic

Jay Weston | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

There was a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times today entitled: "Burst the film museum's bubble." In it, the paper's architectural critic continues his vendetta against the museum's design by the legendary architect Renzo Piano.

Piano's Light Touch at the Kimbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It may be safe to say -- whether you favor the site of Renzo Piano's new pavilion or not - that Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum has never looked as good as it does today.

L.A.'s New Museum for the Hot Rod

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

In an apparent attempt to out-Gehry Frank Gehry on his home turf, Gene Kohn of New York's Kohn Pedersen Fox has designed his first building in Los Ang...

PHOTOS: Architect Builds Amazing Tiny Home

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to amazing architects, Pritzker Prize-winner Renzo Piano is up there with the greats. After all, he did design The Shard in London, Euro...

Inside Renzo Piano's Workshop

Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

How do you become one of the world's most desired museum architects? Gagosian Gallery in New York intends to provide some clues with an upcoming exhib...

The New LACMA: I'm a Believer!

John Lopez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

If you've ever wondered why LACMA's east campus looks like a Lincoln Center-wannabe emerging from an '80s porn star's pink-tiled shower stall, this exhibition will tell you exactly why. But the showstopper, which entranced me for a solid three hours yesterday, is Zumthor's proposed redesign.

Museum Tower is an "attack" on the Nasher Sculpture Center's garden, building and art

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

As Nasher Sculpture Center landscape architect Peter Walker sees it, the intense light reflecting off Museum Tower, the 42-story, $200 million condomi...

PHOTOS: Norway's Quiet, Rugged Nature

Jill Fergus | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Jill Fergus

Not long after my flight landed in Kristiansund on Norway's western coast, I found myself on a harbor cruise, gliding by its mustard yellow and barn red homes tucked into the hillsides and old fish warehouses used to dry and salt cod.

Ooo! The Academy Unveils New Designs For Film Museum

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The film academy says it has raised $100 million toward the construction of its new museum and is revealing its design concept for...

Gardner Wander: The New, the Old, the Glass Bottleneck in Between (Video)

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

Come join me now for an inside look at the two different worlds of the Gardner -- the new pavilion and the old palace.

Hey GQ I Guess Stereotypes Die Hard, Wicked Hard

Greg Selkoe | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style
Greg Selkoe

An Open Letter to GQ Dear GQ, Thank you for awarding Boston the distinction of worst dressed US city as part of your comedy issue this month. We her...

Whitney Museum Starts Construction On Massive Downtown Home

Posted 07.24.2011 | New York

After years of scrapped expansion plans, the demolition of an historic pumping station and veal warehouse, and most recently, a swanky celebrity gala-...

Met Museum To Take Over Whitney Museum's Space

AP | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — New York's Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But offici...

Pritzker Prize Winner Announced

AP | By JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

LOS ANGELES -- Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, whose buildings are praised for their careful use of natural materials and their unexpecte...

Ray Stark's Exciting Restaurant Opens at LACMA

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Ray Stark would love the food at the new Renzo Piano-designed Ray's Restaurant & Stark Bar. The Mediterranean-inspired menu is a very exciting mix of the traditional and yes, the unusual.

A First Look: Ray's And Stark Bar At LACMA (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is getting ready to welcome the public to Ray's Restaurant And Stark Bar (or Ray's And Stark). Gifted by ...

Whitney 'Downtown' Museum Plans Revealed (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art has revealed plans for its new downtown museum, set to break ground on May 24th, 2011. The 200,000-square-foot bui...

"Live-by-Design" Wholeheartedly

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alla Kazovsky

I just came across a video recording of a talk by Dr. Brene Brown, Ph. D., a social worker-researcher-author, exploring the meaning of vulnerability. ...

Witold Rybczynski's Compelling Makeshift World

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

2010-11-30-cover_smallcrop.jpg The prolific architectural critic and urbanist says, "I'm interested in buildings as places, rather than as artifacts. I have no interest in introducing readers to 'good design.'"

Big Day at LACMA

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

"Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico" features masterworks from roughly 1400 to 400 BC, allowing us the opportunity to experience human history through the objects that people made and left behind.

Art Behaving Badly

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

To say that the Los Angeles art season started on a high note this fall doesn't even begin to describe the excitement generated last weekend by numerous openings. Did all that contribute to the 100º-plus heat?

Tolerant Squares

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

Phase two of three in the remake of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus evinced talk of squares from among the museum principals who have moved and shook the western end of the Miracle Mile.