Interview with David Chipperfield, the architect who dreams up new cities
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Interview with David Chipperfield, the architect who dreams up new cities

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What will the ideal city look like in 20 years’ time? This is the question that british architect David Chipperfield and his young swiss confrère Simon Kretz spent 24 months thinking about as part of Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé programme. Numéro asked them what answers they’d found. 

Interview with David Chipperfield, the architect who dreams up new cities
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Interview with David Chipperfield, the architect who dreams up new cities

Architecture What will the ideal city look like in 20 years’ time? This is the question that british architect David Chipperfield and his young swiss confrère Simon Kretz spent 24 months thinking about as part of Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé programme. Numéro asked them what answers they’d found.  What will the ideal city look like in 20 years’ time? This is the question that british architect David Chipperfield and his young swiss confrère Simon Kretz spent 24 months thinking about as part of Rolex’s Mentor & Protégé programme. Numéro asked them what answers they’d found. 

A couture castle for Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech
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A couture castle for Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech

Architecture 5,000 garments, 15,000 couture accessories, tens of thousands of drawings – the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent is at last unveiling its treasures with the opening of two museums: one in YSL’s former parisian ateliers, the other in a brand-new building in Morocco. Numéro art caught up with architects Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier – aka Studio KO – who have built a sumptuous brick palace in Saint Laurent’s cherished second city, Marrakech. 5,000 garments, 15,000 couture accessories, tens of thousands of drawings – the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent is at last unveiling its treasures with the opening of two museums: one in YSL’s former parisian ateliers, the other in a brand-new building in Morocco. Numéro art caught up with architects Olivier Marty and Karl Fournier – aka Studio KO – who have built a sumptuous brick palace in Saint Laurent’s cherished second city, Marrakech.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: Jean Nouvel's sparkling gem
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Louvre Abu Dhabi: Jean Nouvel's sparkling gem

Architecture Under its silver dome, the Louvre’s new satellite sparkles like a precious jewel in the Abu Dhabi sun. This sumptuous showcase, which will display nearly 600 artworks when it opens in November, is the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, who took Numéro on a behind-the-scenes visit. Under its silver dome, the Louvre’s new satellite sparkles like a precious jewel in the Abu Dhabi sun. This sumptuous showcase, which will display nearly 600 artworks when it opens in November, is the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, who took Numéro on a behind-the-scenes visit.

What does this summer’s Serpentine Pavillion look like?
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What does this summer’s Serpentine Pavillion look like?

Art The celebrated annual pop-up pavilion at London’s Serpentine Gallery is a new summery structure conceived by Francis Kéré for this the 17th edition since its establishment.         The celebrated annual pop-up pavilion at London’s Serpentine Gallery is a new summery structure conceived by Francis Kéré for this the 17th edition since its establishment.        

Zaha Hadid, a vision for eternity
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Zaha Hadid, a vision for eternity

Architecture Since the untimely death of the great Zaha Hadid, her architecture studio has been pursuing her pioneering interrogation of form with a view to pushing ever further the limits of the real. Since the untimely death of the great Zaha Hadid, her architecture studio has been pursuing her pioneering interrogation of form with a view to pushing ever further the limits of the real.

JVA’s contemporary buildings in wild norwegian landscapes
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JVA’s contemporary buildings in wild norwegian landscapes

Architecture Norwegian architecture firm JVA designs buildings that are in osmosis with the surrounding landscape. In response to the demands imposed by wind, snow, altitude or endless horizons, they invent new typologies that are magnified by the natural elements. Norwegian architecture firm JVA designs buildings that are in osmosis with the surrounding landscape. In response to the demands imposed by wind, snow, altitude or endless horizons, they invent new typologies that are magnified by the natural elements.

The new Tate Modern: a cathedral for art straight out of Star Wars
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The new Tate Modern: a cathedral for art straight out of Star Wars

Architecture The spectacular extension of the London museum inaugurated on June 17th is the brainchild of architectural superstars Herzog & de Meuron. An impressive cultural cathedral crafted from concrete and brick… Numéro took a guided tour. The spectacular extension of the London museum inaugurated on June 17th is the brainchild of architectural superstars Herzog & de Meuron. An impressive cultural cathedral crafted from concrete and brick… Numéro took a guided tour.

An arty collaboration: COS x Serpentine Gallery
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An arty collaboration: COS x Serpentine Gallery

Fashion Every summer the Serpentine Gallery in London invites an architect to build a temporary structure to host its “Park Nights”. For the fourth year running they’ve been sponsored by COS, who for this occasion have created two limited edition t-shirts… Every summer the Serpentine Gallery in London invites an architect to build a temporary structure to host its “Park Nights”. For the fourth year running they’ve been sponsored by COS, who for this occasion have created two limited edition t-shirts…

Rolex introduces its new “mentor”, star architect David Chipperfield, and his “protégé”
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Rolex introduces its new “mentor”, star architect David Chipperfield, and his “protégé”

Architecture A year of creative collaboration and one-on-one mentoring between young talents and undisputed masters… This is the notion behind the “Mentor and Protégé” program established by Rolex in 2002. For 2016 David Chipperfield is accompanying Simon Kretz. A year of creative collaboration and one-on-one mentoring between young talents and undisputed masters… This is the notion behind the “Mentor and Protégé” program established by Rolex in 2002. For 2016 David Chipperfield is accompanying Simon Kretz.

San Francisco’s MoMa underwent some changes
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San Francisco’s MoMa underwent some changes

Architecture Behind its immaculate façade that seems to have been shaped by a breath of wind, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has completely reinvented itself. Now opened up to the city, its rebirth was overseen by Norwegian architects Snøhetta. Behind its immaculate façade that seems to have been shaped by a breath of wind, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has completely reinvented itself. Now opened up to the city, its rebirth was overseen by Norwegian architects Snøhetta.

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