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„Field Trip“ – a collaboration between Independent Collectors and Indechs

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“Field Trip” is a biweekly collaboration between Indechs.org and Independent Collectors – an online platform for collectors of contemporary art. Carefully curated and documented through our own personal experiences, each online article is a personal journey within the art world; featuring exclusive studio visits and exhibition views from galleries and museums world wide. This time, […]

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Andy Boot – e4 e5

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„Black plays the classical response to 1. e4. By mirroring White’s move Black has guaranteed himself an equal share of the centre and scope to develop his pieces. 1…e5 is one of the few moves that directly interferes with White’s plan of playing d4. But the move’s merit is also its drawback; with the position […]

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Foto Friday – Walls by Freja Sofie Kirk

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Each Friday, contributors from around the globe share their point of view through the lense. FOTO FRIDAY presents essay series, delivered purely through images on contemporary objects, subjects and situations with a personal take of the respective author. Photographer: Freja Sofie Kirk Location: Miami Beach, 2015 Info: Fast cars, moulded bodies, smooth surfaces. Everything here is real and everything leaves […]

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The architecture of the Euro 2016

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Famously open to the elements in the past, Marseille’s newly-renovated stadium now includes an undulating web-like roof, enveloping the structure and sheltering crowds for the first time. Paris firm SCAU – who have previously worked on the Grand Louvre and the Hôpital Georges Pompidou – were also tasked with increasing the capacity from 60,000 to 67,000 spectators and […]

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The architecture of the Euro 2016

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France’s national stadium was originally built for the 1998 World Cup and is the second SCAU-designed structure on our Euro 2016 list – as well as the biggest, seating 80,000 spectators. Its distinctive roof is designed to look like it is floating above the structure, but is actually supported by 18 steel masts to protect spectators while leaving […]

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The architecture of the Euro 2016

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Architecture Studio Populous designed the Lyon’s stadium that was completed in January 2016. A triangulated roof extends over the public spaces surrounding the building amplifying the noise of the 59,000 fans inside. The firm is known for designing major international sports venues – it recently revealed a stadium design for San Diego Chargers American football team. The […]

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The architecture of the Euro 2016

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Completed in 2012 by French Studio Atelier Ferret Architectures, Lille’s 50,000-capacity stadium features a wire-mesh facade that reflects direct sunlight and a retractable roof that can open or close in only 30 minutes. Through directly raising and inserting half of the pitch over the other half, a smaller, more focused space can be created.  Other notable sports venues […]

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