29.09.15 by Jeff

New Design for the Vancouver Art Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron

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The design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery has been unveiled! Designed by acclaimed Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the proposed gallery will be 230 feet tall and have a total floor area of 310,000 square feet (85,000 of which will be dedicated exhibition space). There will be a library and 350-seat theatre, and it will all be primarily made of wood! While the design is impressive, the project is expected to cost $350 million. That’s not only $50 million more than expected but far from the $73 million raised so far.

I personally love the building design; the scale, the striking silhouette, and the carefully considered windows in the upper levels rather than yet another all glass addition to the boring Vancouver skyline. I just don’t know how our city is going to afford it (I hope we can). If it is indeed built, it will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first building in Canada. More renderings of the proposed design below!

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Website

Via CBC News













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







27.07.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Bang Sangho

A selection of work by Korean illustrator Bang Sangho. More images below.

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27.07.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Ward Zwart

A selection of work by illustrator Ward Zwart. More images below.

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27.07.17 by Staff

“15/20” by Photographer Neta Dror

 

In 2011, Tel Aviv-based photographer Neta Dror photographed 6 Israeli teens, returning 5 years later to photograph them each again. Now in their 20s, Dror notes that the biggest change isn’t physical but emotional:

“It was incredible to see how differently they presented themselves to me and to the camera: all grew more confident and were less willing to expose themselves. It was clear they were now more aware of who they are and what part of themselves they wanted to show.”

Click here to see our previous post of Dror’s work. More images from “15/20” below.

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26.07.17 by Staff

“Copy Kitty” by Illustrator Kyung Me

Illustrator Kyung Me explores the various ways we construct false identities in romantic relationships with a series of drawings surrounding a character named Copy Kitty. Going to great lengths to be accepted and adored, Copy Kitty gradually descends into a vortex of fantasy and paranoia. Check out more images from Me’s elaborate narrative series below.

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26.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Vadis Turner

A selection of recent work by artist Vadis Turner (previously featured here). See more images courtesy of the artist and Geary Gallery in New York below or on display that The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville until September 10.

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