The initials of the founding family names form the acronym MVRDV. The Dutchmen Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries, have been working together since 1993. The rapid rise of this Rotterdam office in the 1990s was certainly also favored by the generally recognized leadership role of Dutch architecture and its teacher and role model, architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas.
From the air it looks like a giant, dark blue spot, in the midst of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. The “Great Blue Hole” is about 70 kilometers from Belize City. The unique phenomenon, which stands out from the surrounding water due to the difference in water depth, has a diameter of almost 300 meters, is a total of 125 meters deep and has an underground cave system with enormous stalactites. Because of this the area is popular with divers and snorkelers. What is the Great Blue Hole? The Blue Hole was formed tens of thousands of years ago,…
She is adored by fashion victims, besieged by streetstyle photographers and envied by her fans of her designer wardrobe: Miroslava Duma is one of the most influential style icons and fashion bloggers. More than 1.6 million people follow her on Instagram alone, numerous luxury labels collaborate with the Russian streetstyle icon, and she is a regular in front row at international fashion shows in Milan, New York and Paris.
On Easter Island a writing has developed in complete isolation, which is unique in the entire Polynesian world. Autonomous writing systems were known only from the Old World and from pre-Columbian Mesoamerica until their discovery in 1868, and therefore, from the point of view of science, this writing occupies a very special position. Numerous attempts at decipherment have been made, none successfully.
Hang Son Doong is world’s largest cave. It has its own jungle, its own climate and is 200 meters high, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty. The cave Son Doong (in Vietnamese “Hang Sơn Đoòng”) literally hides in the middle of the national park Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng in Vietnam at the border with Laos. It is part of a network of hundreds of caves, many of which are still unexplored.
Jeff Koons, born in York, Pennsylvania, in 1955, is regarded as the most successful contemporary living artist. No contemporary sold his works for a higher price, and no one makes art dealers as rich. As unquestioned as American’s success is, his creative achievements are controversial. For many, he is a mere showman and cynical businessman. Others consider him a genius and his works defining.