Modern Architecture – Sleek, Sexy Concert Hall: Manchester, UK (4 pics)

Zaha Hadid in collaboration with Manchester International Festival and Manchester Art Gallery is set to present a groundbreaking concert hall for their 2009 Festival. Capable of accommodating a small audience of 200 people, the intimate chamber will "create a near-perfect visual and sonic environment," for a series of nine concerts, in which three internationally acclaimed musicians will perform Bach's solo instrumental works in this sleek, sexy space. “As an articulation of the rhythmic and harmonic range Bach was able to achieve within the mathematical framework of his music, Zaha Hadid Architects' design will explore this multiplicity by developing a coherent integration of formal and structural logic". -Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid via Manchester International Festival website and yatzer





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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