Canada always has been and always will be a country of two cultures, that of the English-speaking and that of the French-speaking people. And no two cities represent this clash of cultures like Montreal and Toronto. However, the tension between the English and French culture creates a cultural energy that gives each city its own very unique appeal.
The 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale
The Giardini and the Arsenale
On view: June 07, 2014 - November 23, 2014
To move away from the notion of 'starchitects' was one of the primary goals of Rem Koolhaas, when he described his concept for curating this year's architecture Biennale - entitled 'Fundamentals' and currently underway in Venice for the 14th time. And the concept works very well.
No matter what kind of holiday you've got planned, you will need quality books. Quality architecture books. Whether you're killing time while stuck in transit or inside your hotel room on a rainy day, it is the perfect opportunity to catch up on the architectural reading, you normally have no time or patience for.
MVRDV Buildings is a brilliant, quietly radical monograph that sums up the work of controversial Dutch architects MVRDV - not by showing their buildings as objects but by portraying life as it's lived within them.
In essence, they are public spaces - but transitory ones. Airports are places where people gather voluntarily in a collective state of wanting to leave. In some cases, however, the long walk to the terminal can be a quite rewarding experience.