All posts tagged “Germany

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Living archive

  A Neo-Gothic former archive in Cologne reborn as a Bauhaus boutique hotel: Michael Kaune, editor of QVEST Magazine (a publication devoted to “fashion, culture & attitude”), spent two years meticulously renovating the 1897 building, preserving structural elements like the dark-oiled parquet floors and marble… Read More

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Illuminated underline

Cheers sent 8,000 balloons flying last night in Berlin. The illuminated orbs, part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, evoked the border that once divided the city, the country, the world. “The wall was heavy, was big, was dark,” said Berlin-based… Read More

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Dotting eyes

                                      A polka dotted park? Yes, but beneath the land-art fun is an ingenious roof. Charged with extending the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Schneider +… Read More

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Trophy life

When Augustus the Strong moved into this 16th century Saxon castle, he transformed its hunting lodge vibe into an opulent palace for parties, replete with gilded leather on the walls (save for the room where one million feathers from peacocks, pheasants, guinea hens and ducks… Read More