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  • Chanel's haute couture show borrows from modern architecture

    Chanel's haute couture show borrows from modern architecture
    Chanel's Paris haute couture show Tuesday drew from modern architecture, with much gilding on the lily, Suzy Menkes reported in Vogue. "It's like Baroque meets Le Corbusier," creative director Karl Lagerfeld said, and, indeed, the stated theme was "Le Corbusier goes to Versailles." Oval shapes abounded, and in what may have been a nod to modern sensibilities, the bridal gown that traditionally wraps up couture shows was shown on seven-months-pregnant model Ashleigh Good. [Vogue UK]
  • Chanel recalls Le Corbusier in glittering, snow-white and red collection

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fashion designers and architects are very different animals, but their eye for form and sculpture is the same, which may be why Karl Lagerfeld drew influence from the pioneering architect Le Corbusier for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2014-2015...

    Beyond the World Cup stadiums, architecture in Brazil returns to glory

    Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust. The 12 stadiums, built or...

    Hans Hollein dies at 80; Austrian architect helped lead post-modernism

    In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis. A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes — Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even...

    Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects

    Sustainable housing an evolving term for architects
    It's been more than 40 years since architects started embracing green design principles. Spurred by the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, architects began to think about building homes that were more environmentally friendly. Today, green...