Architectural Record: The canaries in the global warming-coalmine

Architectural Record: The canaries in the global warming-coalmine

In his review of Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch for the December print issue of Architectural Record, Bloomberg’s architecture critic James Russell describes the book as ”an intensely visual consideration of the history, culture and engineering of water that engages our senses and our emotions – not just our intellect – with its ravishing photography, cartography and art.” He is manifestly relieved that it is possible to talk about water issues and climate change without having to put on a hair shirt. Read his review here. Read the article…

Liever tijdelijk in gebruik  dan helemaal leeg

Liever tijdelijk in gebruik dan helemaal leeg

Zoveel prijzen als er voor architecten zijn, zo weinig zijn er voor opdrachtgevers. Het is er maar één, de Gouden Piramide, ‘Rijksprijs voor inspirerend opdrachtgeverschap’. Die bestaat dit jaar tien jaar en werd toegekend aan het Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie in Wageningen, een ontwerp van Claus en Kaan. voor het bijbehorende boek schreef ik een essay over tijdelijk gebruik, ‘Liever tijdelijk dan leeg’. Read the article…

Collector Marty de Montereau’s collectors  at NoFound in Paris

Collector Marty de Montereau’s collectors at NoFound in Paris

The young, affordable, contemporary counterpart of the très arrivé Paris Photo is NoFound. It was held this year for the second time and was also at the festival in Arles this past summer. NoFound’s mission: ‘Contemporary art galleries are teeming with artists who work through the medium of photography: mixed media artists, sculptors, performance artists. Our aim is to shed light on the links between photography and contemporary art.’ One of the exhibitors in the enormous garage on the rue Turenne was the flamboyant collector Marty de Montereau. Read the article…

East Wing, newcomer from Qatar at Paris Photo

East Wing, newcomer from Qatar at Paris Photo

One of this year’s surprises at Paris Photo was East Wing, a new international platform for photography and art from the ‘Greater Middle East’ located in Doha, Qatar. Creative director is Hester Keijser, whom I knew as the perceptive blogger on photographyMrs. Deane. East Wing started just five months ago and presented itself this fall at both Amsterdam’s new photo fair Unseen and at Paris Photo. Read the article…