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Celebrating Global History with the Opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

November 11 marked the much-anticipated opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a decade-long project between the United Arab Emirates and France. An architectural and cultural tour de force, the Louvre – with its compelling dome structure and “micro-city” layout – emerges from the mind of internationally renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. Nouvel’s global re[...]

Ready to Dive into the Olympics?

In preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics, major new facilities and buildings and are being constructed throughout London, preparing for the onslaught of tens of thousands of spectators and dozens of high profile athletic events. One such project which has been garnering strong reaction from architecture observers and critics is the London Aquatics Centre [...]