You Can Explore a Jean Prouvé House in VR, and Other News – SURFACE

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Galerie Patrick Seguin is presenting an exhibition of Jean Prouvé’s Maison Les Jours Meilleurs, offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore its load-bearing service core both physically and through virtual reality. Originally designed in 1956 to address a homelessness crisis in Paris, the house features a distinctive steel cylinder serving as its central service unit, embodying Prouvé’s innovative approach to mass-produced architecture and furniture. The show highlights Prouvé’s rapid response to the humanitarian crisis, as he developed the house’s design in just a few weeks after a plea for aid by Abbé Pierre. Despite being praised by architects like Le Corbusier as a groundbreaking solution for comfortable living, only a few prototypes of the house were ever built. Galerie Patrick Seguin’s display, which includes the world’s largest collection of Prouvé houses, marks the first instance of experiencing a Prouvé house through virtual reality.

Snøhetta has extended Oslo’s Holmenkollen ski museum with a glass entrance adorned with meticulously placed wooden battens, celebrating its centenary and creating a distinctive identity inspired by Norwegian ski culture. The extension, featuring a glulam structure and wave-like wooden facade, offers enhanced accessibility and a warm atmosphere that contrasts with existing materials, highlighting the rich history of skiing and the museum’s role in preserving it.

Construction has begun on modernizing Ellis Island’s National Museum of Immigration, doubling available records and improving the visitor experience with a $100 million campaign. Led by various firms, including Highland Associates and Phelps Construction Group, the project aims to revitalize the historic Main Building and enhance its exhibitions, with completion slated for 2026.

Jonathan “Jack” Frost has donated nearly 700 prints to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, enriching its European art collection by almost 40 percent. The gift includes works spanning 500 years, featuring renowned artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Édouard Manet, and Paul Gauguin, with a selection of 75 pieces to be shown in an upcoming exhibition titled “The Paper Trail: 500 Years of Prints from the Jonathan ‘Jack’ Frost Collection.”

Times Square’s frenzied scene will soon feature a colossal 65-foot-long hot dog, an offbeat art piece by Brooklyn duo Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw. Mounted in Duffy Square from April 30 to June 13, Hot Dog in the City will offer a playful reflection on American culture, complete with confetti showers and a series of engaging public programs exploring the city’s culinary heritage.

One of the world’s rarest hummingbirds makes an appearance in Colombia.

This digital archive tracks seven decades of Nigeria’s vibrant album covers

A confluence of factors have made the popular wrap dress seem outdated. 

Archaeologists unearth a Roman villa full of coins, jewelry, and curse tablets.

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