Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

Mall Shook Up: An Edgy Danish Architect’s BIG Plans for the Smithsonian

How Bjarke Ingels landed a $2 billion commission for “the most heavily regulated piece of real estate on Earth”

A Divine Intervention for the Bible Museum

To avoid future construction snags, follow these tips from the Good Book.

Arts Roundup: Take Your Ultimatum and Shove It Edition

The Washington Post's editorial board smacks down Netflix/Media Rights Capital's icky ultimatum to Maryland. [Post]
It also applauds the dismemberment of the Corcoran, calling it "sensible" and "practical." [Post]
But it's still truly unfortunate to see the Corcoran leave us, writes Phil Kennicott. [Post]
Did the Huffington Post really just call George W. Bush an "outsider artist"? [Huffington Post]
The [...]

“Post-Oil City” at the University of the District of Columbia, Reviewed

Hankering for some architectural and urban-planning wonkery? "Post-Oil City" is your ticket.
Presented jointly by the University of the District of Columbia and the Goethe-Institut Washington, the small but dense exhibition surveys a variety of futurist proposals for designing cities after the age of oil and automobiles passes. A few of the ideas are old and [...]

What Building Was That in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon Super Bowl Teaser?

There was some talk yesterday that the 30-second teaser for Transformers: Dark of the Moon show in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLV on Sunday night featured the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as a backdrop for one explosive shot. And while the film's week of D.C. shooting last October did venture near Mt. [...]

Photos: Arena Stage’s New Digs

On Monday, Arena Stage moved into its new, $125 million Mead Center for American Theater, which contains three performance spaces, educational facilities, various shops and studios, and a cafe that will be run by chef Jose Andres' company. Arena invited reporters in to watch as the first of its staff began to move into the [...]

This Weekend at Filmfest: Music Edition

It's the Swinging Sixties and singer Miklos Fenyo doesn't want for girls
in the musical romantic comedy Made in Hungaria.

It's the last weekend of Filmfest, and we're ending on a very musical note: New films include an insightful  documentary about music in the Civil Rights Movement, a cute musical rom-com from Hungary, and a somewhat pandering [...]