The Afsluitdijk (“Closure Dike”) is a major dike that runs across the former Zuiderzee saltwater inlet in the Netherands and links the western and northern regions of the country. Built between 1927 and 1933, the 32-kilometer megadike represents an important event in the country’s history and is considered a work of art.
France’s Ille-et-Vilaine region in the east of Brittany is an important art, history, and culture center. Surrounded by its medieval architecture and cultural treasures, a modern business park sits on the busy expressway linking Rennes with LeMans.
A well-known cheese company located in the business park saw the opportunity for high visibility along the expressway. In Fall 2007, the building’s façade was covered with 167 square meters of Illumesh, a metal fabric mesh made of recycled stainless steel with integrated LED technology.
Chroma Streams: Tide & Traffic is a site-specific, integrated artwork for the highly trafficked Kingston Bridge in Glasglow, Scotland. The installation was one of many commissioned by the Glasgow City Council as part of its municipal lighting strategy. The artist’s challenge lay in addressing the bridge’s highly visible but aesthetically unappealing structural materials.
Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land was created to show how the Jewish and early Christan communities influenced each other and to highlight the similarities in their values, faith, communities, and politics.
Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts recently underwent a $158 million renovation that took more than six years to complete and added 58,000 sq. ft. to the institution’s already impressive 600,000 sq. ft.
A major new addition to Milwaukee’s cultural corridor on the downtown lakefront, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin is a celebrated youth-oriented science, technology, and aquatic resources museum. The site is also home to a performance amphitheater and Wisconsin’s official flagship and floating classroom, a replica 19th century schooner.
Expansion of Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center was designed to help position the convention center as a key venue for sought-after national and regional events. Part of the challenge was creating very large-scale, meaningful identification and placemaking graphics that would attract attention, unify the old and new parts of the building, and fit within a modest budget.
The goal of Enteractive, an interactive installation located at 11th and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles, was not only to enliven a public space and create a unique sense of place, but to create an experience that allows people to relate to architecture on a human scale.
With an astonishing 9,200 acres, 63 neighborhood parks, and a crowded events calendar, the Fairmount Park system is a wonderful resource for Philadelphians and visitors. Cloud Gehshan Associates developed a wayfinding and sign system that extends throughout the park, from the quietest trails through the heart of the city and on to the Delaware waterfront.
This exhibition celebrated the remarkable achievements, personalities, and spirit of New York’s beloved baseball teams between 1947 and 1957. Featuring many artifacts never before displayed for public viewing, the exhibition told its stories through archival photos, film footage, memorabilia, and ephemera from the museum, the Baseball Hall of Fame, and private collections.