Archinect - News 2014-12-18T13:28:19-05:00 Big Air Package: The Largest Inflated Envelope in History by Christo Archinect 2013-03-18T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:19:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big Air Package is the latest project from artist Christo installed at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany, a facility that still holds the record as the largest disc-type gas holder in Europe that was converted into an exhibition hall in the 1990s. Big Air Package is the largest ever inflated envelope without aid of a skeleton (Gasometer Oberhausen bills it as the largest indoor sculpture in history) and reaches 90 meters high, with a diameter of 50 meters and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Conceptual artist Christo is building a gigantic sculpture out of oil barrels in Abu Dhabi Archinect 2012-11-26T16:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T11:44:00-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Christo is creating for Abu Dhabi a colossal structure that he claims will be the world's biggest permanent sculpture. Estimated construction costs of $340m (&pound;212m) would also make it the world's most expensive. A 150-metre-high, flat-topped pyramid would be taller than St Paul's Cathedral or St Peter's Basilica and would overshadow the Great Pyramid of Giza &ndash; creating Abu Dhabi's answer to Egypt's pyramids or Mecca's Kaaba.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Christo's Colorado 'Over the River' project wins federal approval Archinect 2011-11-08T17:08:29-05:00 >2011-11-08T20:00:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are many ways to measure the massiveness of &ldquo;Over the River,&rdquo; the project that artist Christo is championing for Colorado's Arkansas River Valley. Amount of fabric: 5.9 miles. Cost: Up to $50 million. Size of environmental impact statement: 1,686 pages.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jeanne-Claude, Collaborator With Christo, Died Javier Arbona 2009-11-19T14:15:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:54:49-05:00 <p> via the NYTimes...<br> Jeanne-Claude, who collaborated with her husband, Christo, on dozens of environmental arts projects, notably the wrapping of the Pont Neuf in Paris and the Reichstag in Berlin and the installation of 7,503 vinyl gates with saffron-colored nylon panels in Central Park, died Thursday in Manhattan, where she lived. She was 74. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nytimes</a></p> 'Over The River' Christo Orhan Ayyüce 2006-07-08T20:27:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:15-05:00 <br><p> Christo and Jeanne-Claude have agreed to pay for an environmental impact study of their plan to hang seven miles of fabric over the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado -- a move that could push back the work of art to 2010.<br> "Each fabric panel, it is like waves," Christo said.<br> "Silvery waves," added Jeanne-Claude.<br> "It will move in the wind and from a raft, below, it is loosely woven so you can see clouds and formations of the mountains," Christo said.<br> he said she said here is the story;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cbs4denver</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">w/ video news</a><br> &nbsp;</p> Over the River Oana S. 2006-01-29T09:46:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:30-05:00 <br><p> After Reichstag and the Central Park it's time for the The Arkansas River. Christo and Jeanne Claude are busy again.<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homepage</a></p> Life After Gates Javier Arbona 2005-09-23T10:28:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:43-05:00 <br><p> Touching moments: <i>Christo and Jeanne-Claude were in Paris on a barge beneath the Pont Neuf, directing the wrapping of that historic bridge. A piece of fabric broke loose, fluttering over the Seine, the sun shining through it, catching the dancing reflection of the waters beneath it. Their eyes met in an "aha!" moment. Years later, that moment became the inspiration for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">translucent fabric panels floating over moving water.</a></i> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C&amp;J-C Over the River</a><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""></p> Christo in Central Park lulu 2004-11-23T13:02:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T17:55:57-05:00 <br><p> Word on the street is that Christo is going to be doing some wrapping at Central Park. <a href="http://WWW.CBC.CA/story/arts/national/2004/11/22/Arts/Christo041122.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the CBC</a></p>