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Bordeaux Walking | Art Revolution in the Abandoned Barracks, Darwin Art Settlement

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Photography/ Cinny. Part of images courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Bordeaux, a large city in the southwest of France, is cut by the Garonne, which flows through it. The classical buildings on the left bank are built in the 18th century, graceful and elegant. The city's cityscape makes the city an alias for "Little Paris" and the center of municipality, economy and culture in the last three centuries. However, looking at the BASTIDE area on the right bank of the Garonne, there are distinct urban landscapes. Rebar and cement can be seen everywhere. It is the cradle of the new construction of the local government in the past ten years. Compared with the high housing prices in the old city, this area is like a place of birth, and has become the foothold of art and entrepreneurs in recent years. Photography/ Cinny. Photography/ Cinny. Among them, the Darwin Éco-système, which is transformed into an elegant attitude, is the most fashionable cultural settlement in Bordeaux, and it has a working environment suitable for creators in various fields. The energy-sufficient, environmentally friendly and avant-garde complex space atmosphere attracts many street artists and athletes to station, giving this old but youthful building a new look. Before the metamorphosis, the historical story of the abandoned military camp was built in 1850. Darwin settled in the two existing old buildings, which were originally military supplies stores. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the government rebuilt it as "La Caserne Niel"; in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Neil Barracks were home to many soldiers at the time, for half a century. Therefore, it is also known as "Quartier Niel". During the Second World War, it was also the place where the German army placed Spanish prisoners, with the aim of building a large number of submarines for war. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. In 2005, after the French army was evacuated, it became a showcase for graffiti and street art; in the mottled broken wall, these young creators picked up the paintbrush. Let the old military camp, which was originally ridiculously ridiculous, add a rare and lively look with the artistic vitality. However, due to years of idleness, it has also faced the fate of being demolished. Reluctant to see the destruction of this rare cultural community, the two young French entrepreneurs and freelancers decided to take over the abandoned military camp and develop a team called "Equipe Evolution" with the local community, hoping to flip the power of the people. The old abandoned space is used to create a city place suitable for symbiosis and sharing. Photography/ Cinny. Photography/ David Manaud. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Photography/ Cinny....

Use the soul of art and art to guard the outline of the old building: the modern transformation of old churches, factories and hospitals, and the artistic space of 8 European old bottles and new wines.

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Among various types of construction projects, building renovation projects always give us the most curiosity. There are more and more such transformation projects around the world, such as the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, which was originally transformed from the Nanshi Power Plant. Among them, art space is one of the most common types of old building renovation, and it is usually the most anticipated, because the art exhibition has very high requirements on space - light, fluidity and variability, all of which are indispensable. From the former slaughterhouse to the ice rink, the following eight European old buildings have been transformed into artistic spaces; in addition to the forward-looking design concept, the most valuable thing is the architect’s height of the original architecture and history. Respect and carefully protect the soul of the building. KÖNIG GALERIE|Berlin, Germany|Predecessor: Church KÖNIG GALERIE is hidden in a small street in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin and was converted from a church. The church was built in 1967 and is a representative of the Fauvism style. In 2011, it was purchased by Berlin's famous gallery and art dealer Johann König, and local architect Arno Brandlhuber was invited to remodel this behemoth without windows and concrete structures. The modified KÖNIG GALERIE has a rough and original appearance, but the inner space is very calm and soft; the light penetrates slowly from the skylights and the wall gap, making it ideal for displaying artworks. ?Alexandrinenstraße 118, 10969 Berlin, Germany ARQUIPELAGO|São Miguel Island, Portugal | Predecessor: Factory Located on the island of Ia de S. Miguel in the Portuguese Outer Sea Islands, Menos é Mais Arquitectos...

Known as "the first professional outdoor cafe in Paris": transparent coffee house in the courtyard, Honor Café

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The Austrian poet Peter Altenberg has a famous saying: "If I am not at home, I am in a coffee shop; if it is not in a cafe, or on the way to a coffee shop," such a refined sentence, tells the life of the French. When you come to Paris and quickly browse through a map of the latitude and longitude of the featured cafes, you will find that the café activity in the eighth district is significantly lower than in other places until there is a small small on the suburb of Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Open-air coffee house - strolling here, if you see the storefront of Comme des Garcons in Kawakubo, you can confirm the direction. Walking along the fragrant coffee, you will see the Honor Café, known as "the first professional outdoor cafe in Paris." The Honor Café, which opened in 2015, was created by a pair of British and Australian young barista couples Angelle Boucher and Daniel Warburton, transforming Kawakubo's flagship store courtyard into a dream shop. They invited the design team Studio Dessuant Bone to design an easy-to-use coffee shed, allowing guests to interact with the clerk through an open window. "We want to break the café's inherent distance and make people's relationship with people. It’s alive!” The two considered the brewing process and the provision of good service as their “glory”, thus taking the store name as “Honor”. The simple and narrow coffee house is divided into three areas: the infield, the counter and the seating area. The simple colors such as black and white make the store look like a refined impression of black coffee. In addition, the gazebo style is also specially designed to install a movable ceiling, so as to adapt to the weather changes of the four seasons, and to present a variety of scenery. Some people say that drinking coffee at Honor Café feels like breaking into the atrium of a wealthy family, like a world. However, in this long and chilly winter, the store has a heated seating area that allows visitors to warm their body and mind while also feeling the right moments in the flower industry. A small number of seats, just the ones who come to be alone are a leisurely field that is suitable for reading, staying, and thinking about things without being disturbed. If it is an empty stomach, in addition to coffee, the store also offers sandwiches, salads and desserts to fill the empty stomach bag. Adding a new dimension to the quaint streets of Paris, with the demand for coffee, is intertwined in a gorgeous scene into a daily beauty. Every old Parisian has the favorite bitterness in his heart. This is just a small transparent coffee house of the "post-life", using bright spaces and hot coffee, perhaps the most historic city in history. One of the fresh flavors. Honor Café 54 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Paris Opening Hours: Mon-Fri/ 09:00 am-06:00 pm Sat/ 10:00...

Memory with physical cemeteries, or stacked emotional warehouses? Enter the labyrinth of perception, dark matter "MATIÈRE NOIRE"

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In the flea market on the outskirts of the old city of Marseille, the Galerie Saint Laurent Gallery has handed over about 4,000 square meters of warehouse space to 28-year-old Gonzalo Borondo and his seven artist friends; For the performance of "Matière Noire" (dark matter). Eight participating artists BRBR FILMS, Carmen Main, Diego López Bueno, Edoardo Tresoldi, Isaac Cordal, Robberto Atzori, Sbagliato and AL Crego, experimented with various forms and media in this warehouse, trying to deal with the theme of "dark matter". But what is dark matter? Imagine something that we can't directly see or detect, an invisible substance that exists in consciousness and in memory. So, it’s fun to implement this idea in a historic warehouse site. Gonzalo Borondo, Matière Noire. Act I, Projection. 'ROUTE', collaboration with Carmen Main © Blind Eye factory. Image Source: Gonzalo Borondo. Gonzalo Borondo, Matière Noire....

French floral fascination: Counting the poetic little things in life, Les Fleurs, Paris store

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At about 22 degrees Celsius in the early winter, I recalled the first meeting with Paris, and I couldn't wait to take a deep breath and let the unique French atmosphere of Paris implement the chest and lungs. At that time, the weather was not cold enough to spit out white smoke. Standing at the door of the train, the sound of the subway rumble was fascinating. When I was worried, I couldn’t help but calculate the time of the door switch. The sound of the track in the ear seemed to predict the train. Will take you to all corners of Huadu. The subway arrived at the Ledru-Rollin station, which was favored by the Bohemians. It walked out of the station and entered the densely populated Paris 11th district. All the way to pass the pedestrians, and I was anxious to go to the friend's mouth, "Les Fleurs," a shop that "except the flowers of the girl's heart." "Fleurs" is the meaning of "flowers" in French. It is like a flowery, looking like a flower, along the streets of Trousseau; a simple store with black walls and large windows, looks up. The name of the lowercase shop of Les Fleurs. Looking out from the outside of the door, the old-fashioned square tiles extend deep into the space. In addition to the jewelry that screams girls, the store is also filled with various or charming, or antique daily necessities; from tableware, leather goods, lamps, Antique furniture and other objects, with a round of eyesight, as long as it can make life poetic objects, can be found here. The first thing that comes to the store is the green corner. Various potted plants and cacti are interspersed with glassware. From white porcelain, insect portraits to retro round mirrors, we welcome guests in a charming gesture on the display stand and wall. The owner, Lucie Denist, has his own tastes and preferences, and has an unobstructed view of the objects: Zangra's exquisite lamps, the British kitchen brand Kilner glass jars, Moroccan-style furnishings and carpets. Lucie, a former biologist, opened her first small store in a secret Parisian street in 2004. At the beginning of the business, there are many difficulties, and the company is constantly coordinating and communicating with customers. In 2006, she began to run blogs, opened her popularity, and met her husband who loves antiques. In 2008, the store was relocated to Josset Street, and after 6 years, the name of "Les Fleurs" was re-established. This branch on Trousseau Street was set up, and it is expected that the flowers will be beautiful and can be passed on to visitors. The Les Fleurs store is arguably the best place to live for paranoia. When you leave the store door, you will still remember those things that shine with unique light. Recalling that the clerk put the beautiful pin into the paper bag, delivered the moment for a moment, and the heartbeat caused by the small object, it seems to also predict his "collection" journey, but the satisfaction is not yet to be continued. Les Fleurs Trousseau 5 rue Trousseau (et 6...

Opened 185 years of old wisdom in botany: Paris specimens cabinet DEYROLLE

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Photography/ Alice Chan (The interview photo was taken with the store owner's consent). Part of Images Courtesy of DEYROLLE. Important statement: The various specimens collected and produced by DEYROLLE come from the legal donation of sick or natural death in the automatic botanical garden, not deliberately hunting. Made of life, all specimens can be queried and tracked. The Seine River draws a spiral of hills from east to west, gently covering the left bank of Paris. Newsstands, cafes, colleges and large and small galleries, museums, and a strong artistic atmosphere have been scattered since the 19th century; strolling on the streets, thinking about the literati singers. No matter how many times you visit, you will still take a DEYROLLE every time; no matter how many times you visit DEYROLLE, you will be shocked by the picture every time. Like a specimen cabinet, it is hidden between the antique shop and the furniture store on Rue du Bac Street. The small entrance window displays the garden supplies, so it’s so easy to pass it. It is a rich and wonderful encyclopedia, with a sense of history of wood flooring and walls, containing more than 185 years of old wisdom of flora and fauna; each specimen that has been condensed by time is the most beautiful introduction, but the record recorded by DEYROLLE However, it is more thought-provoking and understanding of life. Photography/ Marc Dantan. Image Courtesy of Deyrolle. Photography/ Marc Dantan. Image Courtesy of Deyrolle. Photography/ Marc Dantan. Image Courtesy of Deyrolle. Photography/ Marc Dantan....

Muggle carefully! The visual truth of crossing the magic: the Paris Magic Museum

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There is a kind of illusion in the world, which flows quietly between the blink of an eye and the closed eye. When the pupils shrink and bloom, there are still dead corners that cannot be seen through the visual. At this time, only patiently waiting for the circulation of time and space can give a glimpse of the back. The truth, this is the charm of "magic". Interestingly, this illusion is not revealed through special functions and witchcraft, but through special techniques and objects. It can also be defined as: "Under the law of material immortality and conservation of energy, Presenting a performance that violates the rules of thumb.” The streets of Paris, where cultural and artistic heritage is abundant, have always hidden a variety of museums, one of which is located in the fourth district, near Saint-Paul, St. Paul's Church of St. Louis. The unique collection of the museum, THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE, "Magic Museum", was born in 1993 and was created by magician Georges Proust. When you arrive at your destination, the first thing that comes to your attention is the red painted wooden door frame. Above the door, there is a roller blind sign that symbolizes the magic. The small entrance plays a silver bell-like fantasy soundtrack. If you are lucky enough, You can also meet the mechanically controlled dolls, move your palms and steps one by one, and invite you into the magical fantasy world. Follow the stairs into the basement, along with the old-fashioned performance props, as if gradually entering the history of magic, entering the golden age of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Walking through the progress hall, the theme is filled with fantasy posters on the wall, like a group of elves and demons that swim in the air, exploring the theme of "soul out." The 7 exhibition halls of MUS'EE DES AUTOMATES, in addition to guiding tourists through books and props, also exhibited more than 100 automatic puppets; some puppets have been mottled through historical baptism, but they can see people from their creative sources. The search for an unknown field and the philosophical speculation of "metaphysics." However, after reading these hidden meanings under the function and aesthetics, I still can't help but guess that when the night is silent, the puppets whose puppets are "independently" moved by mechanical control are also planning a brilliant magic show. Looking at the props in the exhibition hall, you can see all kinds of fantasy faces. Some of them use the slender wrists to pull the violin, some of them look like the sun-like pupils, swallowing the tongue as if taunting reality, silently revealing the magic Freedom in the world. There are also many portable small devices that allow visitors to actually experience the amazing principles under these “funny”. In the 18th century, magic performers always tried to blur the boundaries between scientific practice and aesthetics, so that the audience could get to the bottom of the question in order to seek the principles. Now, people can face the truth with THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE and "truth". Seeing joy, it seems to indirectly complete the curiosity of people who were unsatisfied at the time. In the Middle Ages, unlike online media, it is easy to find inspiration. Any thoughts and ideas will be imagined first, and inspired by the visual experience of life, even the experience of dreams. The museum’s collection of performances Through the process technology and the imagination of the artist, the magical color is rendered for the reality, as if the moon is hung on the starry sky and the world view is extended. Visitors come here, in addition to knowing one of the most influential magic practitioners of the 19th century: Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871), and through the literature, discovering light and shadow, lenticular mirrors and other objects from the context of history. A profound impact on the magic. In addition, if you are interested in the magic during the exhibition, the museum also has a related magic course, open to enthusiasts and beginners to learn, personally unlock this mysterious magic password. THE MUSEE DE LA MAGIE presents the magical colors of the time, such as puppets, automata, books, films, documentaries, etc., which is equivalent to the deep learning and pursuit of artistic language in modern society. The history of magic is not only logical but also metaphysical. The design of the exterior, etc., in which the philosophical view of idealism may better express the illusory truth of "the heart is magic" in the magic; it also confirms that people's enthusiasm for the unknown world is always like the newborn baby. Curious and interesting hearts, using the universe as a drawing paper, swaying extraordinary colors. ...

Building a floating crystal spaceship on the island of knowledge: Lyon Confluence Museum, France

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Located at the junction of Rhône and Saône, the Musée des Confluences is located on a man-made island with a history of 100 years. The name of the museum is not only at the intersection of the two rivers, but also There are expectations for an important hub for academic and cultural exchanges. The museum was completed in 2014 and became the first science center and anthropology museum in Lyon, France. After three years of steady development, it has become one of Lyon's unique landmarks. The museum was designed by the Austrian architectural team Coop Himmelb(l)au, with three main elements: the Plinth, the Crystal and the Cloud. The pavilion is based on a century-old artificial island, like a crystal spaceship moored at sea, and the Luma Arles, next door to the town of Yar, is far from the court; farther away, it is just like the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. The Plinth is made of reinforced concrete to lift the building's topography and increase the space. This part covers the main conference halls and exhibition halls; the crystal is placed on top. It is a unique space with reinforced glass to depict the outline - as an important facade of the museum, facing the lively urban area of ​​the south, bringing a lot of natural light and outdoor atmosphere to the passages and spaces in the museum - visitors can see it as soon as they look up The sky above the sky is full of clouds, forming a distinctive welcome hall. The Cloud is a flying ship-like tail with respect to the crystal's latitude and longitude, making the building and the harbor's boats look like each other, as if they were a huge ship moored in the town. The construction team used a lot of materials full of “transparency” to make the museum daylight in the daytime, and the night was brightly lit. Like the night pearl on the sea, the open arms welcome visitors. As a large art city in South France, Lyon has accumulated many venues and installations for different purposes in the past 100 years. The completion of the Confluence Museum has brought a new vision of science and anthropology to Lyon. There are three general exhibitions in the pavilion: "European-Stories of the world", which tells the story of human origin, with giant dinosaur fossils taking tourists back to large-scale species extinction; "Species- the Web of Life" from animals and From a human perspective, explore the perspectives of human and non-human species viewing the world and question the human standard. The final "Societies – Human theatre" explores the social nature of human migration and gathering. The three themes and three areas of knowledge provide visitors with a diverse perspective on the world and history. If the architect is an uncontrolled wild horse, France's tolerance and aesthetics of architecture may be the savannah that accommodates these wild horses. If you have the opportunity to come to France and visit the capital city of Paris, you may wish to go south all the way, to visit the old and new, the ancient and modern architecture tour! Musée des Confluences 86 quai Perrache,...

Blown pink bubbles on the Mediterranean shore: the bubble palace "Palais Bulles" by fashion designer Pierre Cardin

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Antti Lovag, born in Budapest in 1920, is known for his “organic” architecture; his original mindset creates a reputation for harmony between the built environment and human habitation. Since 1975, Antti Lovag has been a well-known fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, in Théoule-sur-Mer, on the outskirts of Cannes, France. It took more than ten years to create a huge dream house - "Palais Bulles" (English name "Bubble Palace") It was finally completed on the shoreline in 1989; under the blue skyline, it was hand-crafted through the entire construction process, covered with pink foam-like buildings. The Palais Bulle base is laid out from a reinforced concrete structure, paved with cement and stretched to the side, gradually covering the huge foam that is unbreakable; Antti Lovag pursues his own architecture and human body with a unique modern architectural view. Understanding, reflecting the architectural concept of symbiosis and environment. "Buildings should be natural and spontaneous, full of surprises, but at the same time fun." - Antti Lovag Since the name is "Palais Bulles", the shape is indeed like a bubble shaped original body covering the building; very broad The open-air tropical garden covers an area of ​​8,500 square meters, including a swimming pool, a 500-seat amphitheatre, and a large indoor space of 1,200 square meters in addition to the reception room and panoramic lounge. Even 10 bedrooms. Because Antti Lovag insisted on the sleek lines of the building, the whole process was hand-made, and the spheres of sight were made of lightweight mesh and bar, and then the concrete was poured around the spherical frame; the construction time was nearly 15 In the year, it was one of the most anticipated large-scale residential projects at the time. In addition to the visual freshness, the individual spheres are designed to blend into the surrounding landscape; blending man-made and natural environments, combining rationality and abstract thinking, sit on the Mediterranean landscape. "No matter economic factors or technical limitations, human beings have always restricted themselves to the squares - full of dead ends and cutting-edges, which actually hinders our behavior and breaks our harmony." - Antti Lovag 28 similar soap bubbles The circular room of the bubble, even the bed frame is also shaped into a round shape; the wall is also in a sleek arc in one go, painted in pink; specially designed lighting fixtures, even according to the time of day to change the light. In addition to traditional wood, Antti Lovag incorporates plastic, foam and polyester in accordance with Pierre Cardin's clothing design; 10 bedrooms are decorated with works by contemporary artists, adding to the originality of the space with individual charm. What Antti Lovag is trying to explore with this building is to focus on the people who live in it, as well as the living space of the people. He traces the house back to the cave where ancient humans lived, creating a need that contains people and the environment. Relatively "harmonious" round body - for Antti...

Floating spring water on the ground, moving with the light and shadow on the undulating lines: French Cognac giant transparent pavilion The Pavilion Martell

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Cognac brandy is well-known. This small town in the southwestern part of France is close to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a temperate oceanic climate with an average annual temperature of about 13 degrees Celsius. The slightly cold and mild climate makes this place produce the Daewoo grape. The best wine of the legal name "FINE CHAMPAGNE COGNAC" was born here. At this time, today's cognac is not only a place name, but also a name for famous wines. In the far-flung town, the oldest winery was born in 1715, named Martell, which was in 2010. Sponsored the reconstruction of the front hall of the Queen's Palace in Versailles. In June 2017, the Fondation d'entreprise Martell, which supports the cultural turmoil, collaborated with SelgasCano, an architectural firm from Spain, to sway the sun in the front yard of the foundation. Floating transparent spring. "Light has always been the focus of our work. We have seen the possibility of exploring light further in this project. This is a rare opportunity." - SelgasCano Spanish architectural firm SelgasCano pays attention to the beauty of natural light and consistent design style Expressed in their office design in Madrid, Spain. The designers of SelgasCano, José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, got a large blank canvas from the front yard of the Martell Foundation to create a pavilion such as the turf of the roller coaster – The Pavilion Martell; they decided Use a single material to inspire other art designers. As the SelgasCano headquarters incorporates nature's design, The Pavilion Martell adopts an organic shape that blends in with the surrounding environment, with transparent materials throughout the space; during the daytime, the sun is free to shuttle and refracted, the rainbow effect is the finest makeup; the evening artificial light from inside Divergence, like a greenhouse that fosters new ideas. The Pavilion Martell comes with a yellow inflatable cushion that can be a place for people to communicate, as well as venues for art events such as exhibitions, seminars, and concerts. The integration of technology and materials for interactive application and cooperation also pays attention to society and the natural environment in addition to the value of human art. Therefore, the design team used translucent polyester fiber and glass fiber made by Onduline of France, which is used together with the metal frame, and the simple structure design makes it easy to disassemble. After the 2018 exhibition period, it can be easily transported to any place for display, and the movement and mobility of the pavilion will give it many lives. Recently, the designer Atelier W110's colored swing appeared in the Martell gazebo. People can sit or lie on the yellow inflatable cushion with friends and family, or swing in the sunny sunshine, perhaps with a snack basket. One side is warm and warm. Sometimes art and humanities are not close to the altar, but literature and art have always sprouted from people, people and nature, and people themselves. The transparent spring of The Pavilion Martell is expected to introduce not only light, but also the convergence of human, nature, society, art and culture. It will bring people, people and nature, people and society, people and culture and art. Firmly embedded together. The Pavilion...