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First opened in the city of Weimar in 1919, the German art school known as Bauhaus and the subsequent modernist movement celebrate 100 years of world wide impact this year. The Bauhaus style and the many impressive artists, architects, and thinkers influenced by the school...

In Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the Ice Hotel has become a reoccurring ode to architecture. For 28 years, this man-made wonder has been erected each winter, made of 2,500 tons of ice pulled from the nearby Torne River. This seasonal salute to snow and art features a...

To continue last week's exploration of Prada's cultural restorations, their most recent and most ambitious project was the Rong Zhai villa in Shanghai. Completed just last year, the early-20th-century Western-style garden villa took six years to restore, and it is now open to the public...

The Italian luxury fashion house Prada, known for their avant-garde and forward-thinking designs, also reveres and protects the past-- specifically through preservation and rehabilitation of historic architecture. They have funded three major projects in this realm: Ca’ Corner della Regina in Venice, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in...

[caption id="attachment_43647" align="alignnone" width="950"] Directoire Style Dining Chairs, Jean-Marc Fray Antiques [/caption]   During a time of great change in post-revolution France (1790-1805), the Directoire style came about after the execution of Louis XVI. With the monarchy gone, France was governed by the Directoire executif (executive directory),...