Sben Korsh

Refurbishing a Palace: Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Renovation Complete

The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, France has re-opened after ten years of intense renovation.

Renovated gallery, All Images Curtesy of Toulouse-Lautrec Museum For 10 years, the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, France has been under intense renovation. Based within a 13th century fortress, Palais de la Berbie, the museum expanded its exhibition spaces to better display the world’s largest collection of 19th century French painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Celebrating the projects completion, The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum…

Tracing Palladio in Peter Eisenman’s Works

Clearly inspired by Palladio’s life work, Eisenman’s built and unbuilt houses of pearlescent walls have greatly echoed Palladio’s timeless villas.

Close your eyes and imagine a villa. You know, one with carefully proportioned walls, perhaps balanced along a systematic floorplan. Maybe the elevation can fold onto the floor – or superimpose the walls and roof plans to the exterior facade – and volumes match-up at invisible intersections. Any of this sound familiar? Architecture 101 anyone? Villa Rotonda Model overlaid with…

New Monograph Highlights Rogers Marvel’s “Marvelous” Interventions

The volume shows what the firm does best—tactically intervening to create space where there doesn't seem to be much of any.

Rogers Marvel Architects, Princeton Architectural Press, 2011 Buildings, adaptations, and public spaces are three different architectural categories, right? According to Rogers Marvel Architects’s (RMA) trisected monograph, published last year by Princeton Architectural Press, they seem to think so too. In reality, however, their projects aren’t so easily dragged and dropped. Working almost exclusively in New York City, the firm’s projects…