Archinect - News 2014-09-21T02:11:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/76710366/pierre-cardin-cancels-vast-skyscraper-behind-venice Pierre Cardin cancels vast skyscraper behind Venice Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-10T12:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:10:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z565fqahb4o526mg.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Opposition to the project began last year among Venetians and Italians, who are tired of seeing Venice abused by the vast cruise ships and mounting examples of the crudest commercialism.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62940099/a-futuristic-vision-for-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously:</a></p> <p> <em>"called Palais Lumi&egrave;re, [it] will be a glittering menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university, and it would transform a dilapidated industrial area bordering the Venetian lagoon. Mr. Cardin has described the Palais, actually three structures linked by six flat discs, as a &ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; and said it was his dream. &mdash; NYT"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62940099/a-futuristic-vision-for-venice A futuristic vision for Venice Nam Henderson 2012-12-07T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T10:54:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlgjbchb9qsr1wwt.jpg" width="514" height="576" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>called Palais Lumi&egrave;re, [it] will be a glittering menagerie of private apartments, hotels, commercial spaces and even a fashion university, and it would transform a dilapidated industrial area bordering the Venetian lagoon. Mr. Cardin has described the Palais, actually three structures linked by six flat discs, as a &ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; and said it was his dream.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Elisabetta Povoledo writes about &nbsp;fashion designer&nbsp;Pierre Cardin's plans for a towering&nbsp;&ldquo;habitable sculpture&rdquo; designed to take advantage of the latest in "ecologically sustainable technologies" adjacent to the Venice lagoon in an industrial area. Conservationists fear it could imperil the Venetian lagoon&rsquo;s ecosystems</p>