Hugh Hardy dies at the age of 84
Hugh Hardy, the architect best-known for his renovation of many of New York’s most famous theatrical landmarks, passed away on Thursday at the age of 84 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife, Tiziana Hardy.Born on July 26, 1932 in Majorca, Spain to American parents, Hardy was... View full entry
Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre wins the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014
Haworth Tompkins architects spent nine years transforming the rundown historic Everyman Theatre in Liverpool into the building it is today. Those nine years were well worth it, as Haworth Tompkins just won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 for the UK's best new building of the year.
Find more photos and project details on Bustler.Previously: 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed View full entry
A closer look at UNStudio’s new Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
In the Dutch town of Spijkenisse, the Theatre de Stoep designed by UNStudio recently celebrated its grand public opening, not long after the theater was completely realized. Inspired by the type of liveliness only experienced through live theater performances, the new cultural theater features undulating edges and a striking color palette of white and vivid purple, and circular LED lights on its façade.
Check out a timelapse video of the theater's construction below. More details about the project on Bustler. View full entry
Tour the spectacular new Mariinsky Theatre with architect Jack Diamond
It may seem surprising that a Canadian was chosen to design a Russian state-funded match for the historic Mariinsky Theatre. Gergiev, general and artistic director of the theatre, visited Diamond’s Four Seasons Centre, home of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, and was wowed. When Gergiev and Diamond met for dinner the following year, the two saw eye to eye on everything from acoustics to street continuity.
Jack Diamond, of Diamond Schmitt Architects, takes CBC on a tour of the new Mariinsky Theatre, to open tomorrow in St. Petersburg. More about the Mariinsky II can be found on D+S's website. View full entry
Rafael Viñoly Takes The Opera Stage
Last week the architect Rafael Viñoly was speaking—not kindly—about colleagues of his who think they can do things besides make buildings. “This is a profession,” he said dryly, “that generates an enormous amount of arrogance.”
“Architects feel empowered to give opinions about politics and sociology and philosophy without knowing much about it,” Mr. Viñoly said by phone from Beijing, where his firm is building an engineering school. “Kind of in the same way that they think they can design... View full entry
Toronto: From Civic to Culture
Chris Hume delcares a renaissance in Toronto, but is unmoved by the new (Mall-like) Four Seasons Peforming Arts Centre. | thestar by Diamond Schmitt View full entry