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35 Modernistic Juxtaposing Spaces

From Palace Pop Art to Golden Undulated Galleries

— September 25, 2012 — Eco
It is highly de riguer in the fields of art and architecture to create contrast with juxtaposing spaces.

The idea of having an ultra-modern aesthetic paralleled with old world nostalgia is prominent with creative professionals. Perhaps the most famed is the famed Louvre glass pyramids. These have been subject to debate with one side adoring the juxtaposing modern constructions while the opposition thinks them a scar on the Parisian landmark.

A large amount of varied structures and installations have followed suit to recreate this notion of contrasting aesthetics. For instance, pop-art installations by Takashi Murakami that were showcased at the Versailles Castle played with a fusion of history and modernism. Most recently, the newest Islamic Art gallery is ultra-modern in its undulating facade. These juxtaposing spaces are a statement on the idea of harmonizing history with the future.
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Classic Contemporary Contrasts
Classic Contemporary Contrasts
Lorenzo Vitturi's Neon Intervention Series Bridges Two Eras
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Supersized Feminine Sculptures
Supersized Feminine Sculptures
Joana Vaconcelos Turns Versailles into a Hip Contemporary Art Show
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Twisted Worship Center Captures
Twisted Worship Center Captures
The 'Deconstructing the Churches' Series is Kaleidoscopic
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Diamond Seat Rocks
Diamond Seat Rocks
Libeskind Chair for the Royal Ontario Museum
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Unconventional Religious Branding
Unconventional Religious Branding
The One Community Church Adopts Non-Religious Exterior
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Ceramic Cultural Architecture
Ceramic Cultural Architecture
The Gardiner Museum Reflects Toronto's Contemporary Identity
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Franchised Art Galleries?
Franchised Art Galleries?
Louvre Museum to Franchise in Abu Dhabi Amid French Protest
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Intricately Joined Seats
Intricately Joined Seats
The Mimicry Chairs by Nendo Boasts a Simplistic Aesthetic
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Palace Art Exhibits
Palace Art Exhibits
Joana Vasconcelos at Versailles Creates Opulently Operatic Sculptures
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Fluid Fuchsia Installations
Fluid Fuchsia Installations
The David Tajchman 'Surprise Surprise' Sculpture is Dream-Like
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Golden Undulated Galleries
Golden Undulated Galleries
The Islamic Art Galleries at the Louvre Museum are Covered in Curves
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Family-Oriented Boutique Hotels
Family-Oriented Boutique Hotels
The Mama Shelter Marseille Features a Design by Philippe Starck
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Historical Castle Hotels
Historical Castle Hotels
Versailles Annex Hotel Plans to Save Palace Estate
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Palace Pop Art
Palace Pop Art
Jeff Koons Versailles Exhibit
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Prismatic Parasol Installations
Prismatic Parasol Installations
Patricia Almeida Photographs Colorful Umbrellas Adorning Streets
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Dripping Ceilings as Art
Dripping Ceilings as Art
The UN's ‘Room XX' Features Multicolored Stalactites
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Animated da Vinci Paintings
Animated da Vinci Paintings
Peter Greenaway's Last Supper
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Futuristic Glass Facades
Futuristic Glass Facades
This Washington DC Bike Transit Center is a Bold Step for Eco Design
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Soft Parisian Streetography
Soft Parisian Streetography
Olivier Dolbeau Captures Paris' Allure
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Colossal Tree-Clinging Churches
Colossal Tree-Clinging Churches
The Minister's Treehouse is the World's Largest Treehouse
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Pinned Tapestry Sculptures
Pinned Tapestry Sculptures
These Murals by Ran Hwang use Thousands of Beads and Pins
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Designer Churches
Designer Churches
St. Bartholomew's Church by Maxim Velcovsky
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Monolithic Museums
Monolithic Museums
Diller Scofidio and Renfro Design an Epic Veiled Structure
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Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Hip Gothic Church Hotels
Kruisherenhotel
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Sneak-Peek Architectural Installations
Sneak-Peek Architectural Installations
'Elbphilarmonie' by Herzog & de Meuron Provides Previews
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Geometric Gauze Installations
Geometric Gauze Installations
The Loom-Hyperbolic by Barkow Leibinger Architects is Made of Yarn
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Contemporary Concrete Churches
Contemporary Concrete Churches
The Sta Columbina Chapel Offers Modern Simplicity
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Technicolor Art Installations
Technicolor Art Installations
This Takashi Murkami Exhibition is Vibrant and Creative
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Pop Art Fusion Shows
Pop Art Fusion Shows
Takashi Murakami Versailles Exhibition Blends Past & Pop Art
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Modern Minimalist Prayer Palaces
Modern Minimalist Prayer Palaces
Alfonso Architects Tampa Covenant Church
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QR Coded Pavilions
QR Coded Pavilions
The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibits Technology
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Revamped Religious Interiors
Revamped Religious Interiors
The Bonney Avenue Residence is a Drastic Reno of an 1867 Church
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Modern Faceted Mausoleums
Modern Faceted Mausoleums
The Panteon Nube Looks like a Contemporary Ice Cave
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Minimalist Churches
Minimalist Churches
Church of the Holy Cross Denmark
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Collaborative Cobalt Workspaces
Collaborative Cobalt Workspaces
The Princeton University Julian Street Library is Vibrant
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