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France Announces Competition to Redesign the Spire of Notre Dame

4 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

Notre Dame fire. Image © Fabien Barrau/AFP
The prime minister of France has announced an international architectural competition to redesign the roofline of Notre Dame Cathedral after this week's devastating fire. Prime minister Édouard Philippe made the announcement following a special Cabinet held by French President Emmanuel Macron on the reconstruction of cathedral. Philippe said the competition would give the cathedral “a spire suited to the techniques and challenges of our time”. So far, close to one billion dollars have been pledged to rebuild Notre Dame.
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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Catches Fire During Notre Dame Blaze

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Catches Fire During Notre Dame Blaze

4 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

Dome of the Rock. Image Courtesy of Pixabay
While French firefighters were putting out the destructive blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, another holistic site was also up in flames. Jerusalem 's Al-Aqsa Mosque , which is among the holiest sites in Islam and was built almost 1,800 years ago, was struck by blaze while the monumental Catholic Church was also devastated with fire. The fire is said to have started in the Al-Marwani Prayer Hall - also known as Solomon's Stables - part of the same compound as Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock. Fortunately, firemen of the Islamic Waqf...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space

Galaktika Foundation Launches Initiative to Create the First City in Space

Space Center. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture Asymptote Architecture has designed a new Space Center to house educational, scientific, art and entertainment programs... Read more ...

Where's your head at?

Where's your head at?

Les Jardins d'Étretat. Sculpture by Samuel Salcedo. Photo Claudia Zanfi Where's your head at? Read more ...

Second Hand: Ceramic Dresses, Shorts, and Other Faux Garments Created From...

Second Hand: Ceramic Dresses, Shorts, and Other Faux Garments Created From Found Ceramic Tiles by Zhanna Kadyrova

Image courtesy FOAF Prague Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova creates sculptural representations of clothing from found ceramic tiles which are often displayed in situ. She began... Read more ...

Oregon Police Photoshopped Suspect to Look More Like Bank Robber

Oregon Police Photoshopped Suspect to Look More Like Bank Robber

Police departments aren't often accused of unethical Photoshop manipulation, but that's the controversy that has erupted in Portland, Oregon. The police were discovered to have... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Original Art

Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting Original Art

Sunset Runoil on panel6x6 inch 2019 I usually forget to take pictures of my progress. I will work on that. This little landscape was fun alla prima. So much concentration on... Read more ...

Do NOT Weaponize Your Drone, FAA Warns

Do NOT Weaponize Your Drone, FAA Warns

The FAA has published a notice and is sending out emails warning drone owners and the general public that weaponizing drones is illegal. The notice, published yesterday and... Read more ...

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Photos by the Text In Them

Google Photos Now Lets You Search for Photos by the Text In Them

Google is rolling out a powerful new feature to its Googles Photos app: you can now search for pictures by the text found within them. The optical recognition feature was... Read more ...

Cheese Slices, Condiments, and Other Object Collections Bound into Books by...

Cheese Slices, Condiments, and Other Object Collections Bound into Books by Ben Denzer

“20 SLICES of American Cheese” Image: Ben Denzer/Catalog Press Toying with the concept of what a book can be, American designer Ben Denzer (through his publishing house Catalog... Read more ...

How to Light a ‘Big Budget' Photo with $5 Lights

How to Light a ‘Big Budget' Photo with $5 Lights

I have a client who builds amazing luxury apartment complexes all over California, and I'm their pool guy. I know it sounds funny, but they call me whenever they need exterior... Read more ...

A Cabin in the Woods

A Cabin in the Woods

All images © david foessel A Cabin in the Woods Read more ...