Monday, July 23, 2007

Musee de l’Orangerie

The Musee de l’Orangerie renovation, completed in 2006, was designed by the architect Olivier Brochet. The renovated galleries contain some of Claude Monet’s water lilies paintings, which remained in place during the renovation. Here is an interesting article about the renovation from the BBC.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Sony Center

The Sony Center in Berlin by Chicago Architect Helmut Jahn.

I have been getting some grief lately about falling behind with the photo of the day. The good news is, there may actually be people looking a this. I will try to be better.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Passerelle Bercy-Tolbiac

I have always loved bridges, and this pedestrian bridge is a beauty! The Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, Bercy-Tolbiac, located in Paris, connects the National Library of france with the Parc Bercy located across the seine. It was completed in 2006, designed by the architecture and engineering firm RFR. The opposing curve forms overlap in the center to create a covered pedestrian plaza centered on the river.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Netherlands Embassy

The Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, completed in 2005. Designed by OMA.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Le mur de la paix

The wall for peace in Paris, located on the Champs de Mars opposite the Eiffel tower, was designed by the artist Clara Halter and architect Jean-Michel Wilmote. The wall was inspired by the wailing wall in Jerusalem, and allows visitors to place messages of peace in the wall. Ironically, access to the monument is closed due to security concerns.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Louis Vuitton

Today’s photo of the day is the atrium in the Louis Vuitton Champs Elysees store in Paris, designed by the architect Eric Carlson.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007