Spring 2015 students reporters_week 8 and week 9 (Netherlands special)

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“Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso”

Location: Museu Picasso Montcada 15-23

Date & time: Mar 20th, 2015 to Jun 28th, 2015

Admission: €14 or free for duly accredited university students, Every Sunday free from 3pm

This exhibit will focus on the two twentieth-century Catalan masters, Picasso and Dali, and the relationship they had and how they directly influenced one another.

The exhibit will include various works of art by both artists from over 25 museums and private collections around the world.

Reporting:

Nicolas Hernandez, Clemson University Undergraduate Landarch. student

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MACBA Es Viu

Location: MACBA; Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona

Time:Every Saturday in March, 10:00 to 21:00

Student Admission: €8

The program Experience MACBA was created to show the Museum and contemporary art from another perspective. Every Saturday during the month of March, MACBA will open until 9 pm and will offer cultural evenings with an amazing set of programs.  From 7 pm there will be dance and music shows and unusual guided visits and artistic performances that will bring you closer to contemporary culture.  There are planned programs on every first Saturday during the month of March; musical shows on the second; experimental artistic events on the third; and a varied dance program on the fourth.

Reporting:

Kyle Macchi, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Mies van der Rohe Award Finalists Announced for 2015

Every two years architects compete for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.  This year there were 420 entrants, on February 26th 2015 the five finalists were chosen and announced:
LedererRagnarsdóttirOei for the Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg, Germany

BIG – BjarkeIngels Group for the Danish Maritime Museum, Helgingør, Denmark

ArcheaAssociati for the Antinori Winery, Florence, Italy

Barozzi/Viega for the Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Poland (Architects from Barcelona)

O’Donnell + Tuomey for the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, London, UK

The final winner will be announced on May 7th at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona.

Reporting:

Hillary Hagen, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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Frei Otto wins Pritzker one day after his death

The renowned German architect Frei Otto was awarded the Pritzker Prize on Wednesday. “Best known for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium,” the news was announced two weeks before schedule due to the unfortunate news of Otto’s passing. Otto’s contributions to the field of architecture and his work on tensile structures will continue to impact generations to come. [Source: <http://www.archdaily.com/607935/frei-otto-named-2015-pritzker-laureate/?ad_medium=widget&ad_name=editors-choice&ad_content=607935>%5D

Reporting:

Eric Gordon, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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El Greco at the London National Gallery

Date: 26 February − 2 August 2015
Location: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Price: Free Admissions

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco, was a Spanish painter in the 1600th century.  El Greco studied under Titian who he considered to be one of his masters and major influences, as well as Michelangelo, Rafael, and his close friend Giulio Clovio.  This exhibit displays only six of his paintings.  All of them painted in Toledo, Spain where he lived most of his life. In these paintings you can see his mannerist style combined with post-Byzantine where he used strong rich colors which were the most important elements of a painting to him.

Reporting:

Hillary Hagen, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life
Location: The Louvre; Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris, France
Time: 04.2.2015 to 27.04.2015 Everyday from 9:00 to 18:00 except Tuesdays
General Admission: €12
If you are traveling to Paris, France the Louvre Museum will be offering an exhibition on American still life paintings. This exhibition provides a new opportunity to foster dialogue on American painting, by exploring the rise of still-life painting during the 19th century. Painters such as Raphaelle Peale, Martin Johnson Heade, William Harnett will be on display, focusing on multiple different aspects including symbolism, products cultivated on American soil, and more.

Reporting:

Kyle Macchi, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Mary Heilmann & David Reed. Two by Two
Location: Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Admission: €8
The gallery opening with be the first joint exhibition of New York artists Mary Heilman and David Reed. The gallery will show over 40 paintings and installation projects dating as far back as the 1970s. The artists made their mark establishing themselves as key figures in America’s post abstract expressionism. The joint exhibition seeks to expore a new partnership and test the relationship and common ground that can be found between each others work.

Reporting:

Devin Carlson, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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Touring Exhibition – David Bowie is

Location: Philharmonie de Paris, 221, Avenue Jean-Jaurès 75019 Paris

Date & time: Now until May 31st

Price: €6 under 26 years of age

An exhibition in Paris on the pop icon David Bowie, exploring his music and his trans-formation as an artist. This exhibit will answer questions and delve into David Bowie’s multidisciplinary char-actor; films, paintings, costumes, photos, etc.

Reporting:

Nicolas Hernandez, Clemson University Undergraduate Landarch. student

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NETHERLANDS SPECIAL NEWS:

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Students from Texas A&M University and Clemson University embarked on an eight day tour of the Netherlands on Friday, February 27th. The first two days of the trip will focus on the city of Amsterdam. In addition to seeing the Anne Frank house and an exhibit on Rembrandt’s late works at the Rijks Museum, on Saturday the students took a bicycle tour of the architecture of the city.

Reporting:

Eric Gordon, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Cube House Museum

Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam, Netherlands

Everyday 11:00 to 17:00

Student Admission: €2

While in Rotterdam, the students visited the Cube House Museum in order to see what the interior of the houses looked like. Designed by Piet Blom, the houses are tilted 45 degrees with the interior furniture designed to fit the unique shape of the cube. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.

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Reporting:

Kyle Macchi, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Schroeder House

Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht, Netherlands

Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00

Student Admission: €8

While in Utrecht, the students got a chance to tour the Schroeder House, designed by Rietveld in 1924.  The house is characterized by seamless transitions from inside to out, its primary colors, and the playful, clever division of surfaces. Exterior, interior and furniture all bear the signature Rietveld design.  Students were able to see how the different rooms of the upstairs floor could be transformed through the use of sliding walls and how the design in its simplistic nature became an icon of contemporary and modern architecture, though that was not Rietveld’s intentions.

Reporting:

Kyle Macchi, Clemson University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Over the entirety of the trip, we traveled to seven different cities: Amsterdam,Kinderdijk, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Delft, and Antwerp. The trip was highlighted by many visits to both contemporary and traditional architecture, engineering, city planning and an overall view of Northern European culture.

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For the last day of the trip we were given the opportunity to travel independently. Staying the previous night in Rotterdam, Some students decided to stay in the city, some students went back to Amsterdam and others traveled to Antwerp, Belgium.

Departing from Rotterdam at 9am, we arrived in Antwerp around 10:30 and decided to roam the city. We had just over five hours to explore before catching the train back to Rotterdam in able to catch our flight in Amsterdam that night. In that time, we were able to experience the city center and the surrounding authentic Belgian culture, waffles and all!

Reporting:

Devin Carlson, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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BACK IN BARCELONA BAC SEMINARS NEWS:

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Calçotada, 
Location: Castellterçol, Spain, March 8th, 2015
On the last day before returning to class after our trip to the Netherlands, Clemson students were invited to a Calcotada by Field studies professor Ivan Blasi. The traditional Catalan BBQ was held at his parents home and featured grilled calcot onions, botifarra, and grilled pork.

In addition to the great food, the views of the city were very popular for everyone that attended. Much time was spent on the roof of the home looking to the Catalan Landscape.

Reporting:

Devin Carlson, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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