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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in Paris

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is an annual fashion show sponsored by Victoria’s Secret, a brand of lingerie and sleepwear. Victoria’s Secret uses the show to promote and market its goods in high-profile settings. The show features some of the world’s leading fashion models, such as current Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk and Martha Hunt.

This year, it was the turn of New Zealand fashion models Georgie Fowler and Stella Maxwell to show on the catwalk at the Grand Palais, Paris. The show featured musical performances by Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Bruno Mars.

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LadyGagaVEVO Published on Dec 6, 2016
Lady Gaga – Million Reasons (Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 In Paris)
New album ‘Joanne’

Bruno Mars Published on Dec 6, 2016
Bruno Mars – Chunky [Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show Performance]
New album ‘24K Magic’

TheWeekndVEVO Published on Dec 6, 2016
Starboy (Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in Paris)
The Weeknd ft. French electronic duo Daft Punk
New album ‘Starboy’

LadyGagaVEVO Published on Dec 6, 2016
A-YO / John Wayne (Medley/Live From The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 In Paris)
New album ‘Joanne’

Bruno Mars Published on Dec 6, 2016
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic [Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show Performance]
New album ‘24K Magic’

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Dezeen: Grands ensembles and their urban veterans #Paris

Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_936_15Denise, 81, Cité Spinoza, Ivry-sur-Seine, 2015

Photo essay: French photographer Laurent Kronental has spent four years capturing the “grands ensembles” housing projects in Paris, juxtaposing the monumental buildings with their elderly occupants.

### dezeen.com Sun, 3 Jan 2016 at 6:00 pm
Laurent Kronental’s Souvenir d’un Futur photos show Paris’ forgotten housing estates
By Dan Howarth
With his Souvenir d’un Futur series, Kronental has photographed residents of the estates among the concrete structures and vast open spaces of the crumbling futuristic complexes built during Paris’ housing boom in the 1950s and 1960s. In this exclusive essay for Dezeen, he explains how his images highlight a sometimes neglected generation in often marginalised urban areas, which both “carry with them the memory of a Modernist utopia”.
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Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_13Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2014Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_7Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2014Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_15Paulette, 83, Les Damiers, Courbevoie, 2015Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_1Josette, 90, Vision 80, Esplanade de La Défense, 2013

█ As a laureate of the 2015 La Bourse du Talent award in the Landscape/Architecture category, Kronental’s work is on show at the National Library of France until 7 February 2016.

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Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_8Jean, 89, Puteaux-La Défense, 2011
Laurent-Kronental_Souvenir-d-un-Futur_dezeen_1568_10Les Tours Aillaud, Cité Pablo Picasso, Nanterre, 2013

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Harold Marshall, acoustic architect, engineer and physicist

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### radionz.co.nz Sunday 8 February 2015
RNZ National – Sunday Morning with Wallace Chapman
10:40 Sir Harold Marshall – Acoustical Science (Link)
Sir Harold Marshall is an award-winning and ground breaking acoustic architect who loves Bach. Knighted for services to acoustical science, the stunning new ultra-modern concert hall the Philharmonie de Paris [designed by Jean Nouvel] is the latest in a long line of prestigious projects he’s been involved with. Sir Harold explains why it is in fact the “great grandchild” of Christchurch’s Town Hall.
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Harold Marshall 1 [marshallday.com]Professor Harold Marshall, with an independent chair in Acoustics, taught the principles of acoustic design to many of us at the University of Auckland School of Architecture. The Acoustics Centre NZ is now hosted by the School of Architecture within the University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries.

Currently, Marshall Day has 16 international offices.

█ Marshall Day – Acoustic consultants & noise control engineers http://marshallday.com/regionpage/marshall-day-acoustics-new-zealand

Philharmonie de Paris Published on Jan 20, 2015

Philharmonie de Paris – Opening – January 2015
[English subtitles]
http://www.philharmoniedeparis.fr/en

### the guardian.com Thursday 15 January 2015 12.51 GMT
La Philharmonie de Paris: is this a new musical and social future for Paris?
By Tom Service
The controversial concert hall might not have been quite finished and its architect might have elected to stay away from the opening concert, but it still sounded amazing. The first sound heard in the new Philharmonie de Paris at its opening night gala on 14 January was applause: a sustained and spontaneous ovation for François Hollande and his retinue as they took their seats in the balcony of Jean Nouvel’s surreally imaginative interior, an asymmetric assemblage of gigantic floating panels, clouds and boomerangs, of crazily diverse surfaces, colours, and acoustically adjustable geometries and movable seating and stage configurations, all nested within an outer shell whose chaotic lines and curves are covered in 340,000 geometrically tessellating metallic and concrete birds. Mind you, where I was sitting, there was also exposed MDF, chipboard, half-painted flooring, and chair numbers written on Post-it notes. Nouvel – the architect who didn’t attend the opening of his own €390m project – was right: the Philharmonie simply wasn’t fully ready by the time this inaugural audience took their seats.
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See also: ‘François Hollande opens Philharmonie concert hall – but without architect’ (The Guardian 15.1.15)

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Bouygues Construction Published on Dec 18, 2014

Paris Philharmonic Hall by Bouygues Construction
[English subtitles]
Designed by Jean Nouvel, this new venue features a modular 2,400-seat auditorium, numerous rehearsal rooms and secondary performance spaces and a teaching centre. It will host concerts by leading symphony orchestras along with a wide range of cultural events. With electricity consumption below 50 kWh/m2/year, the hall meets the highest standards both for its acoustics and for the environment. http://blog.bouygues-construction.com/en-direct-des-chantiers/loiseau-fait-nid-philharmonie-paris/

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Philharmonie de Paris Published on Oct 30, 2014

Le chantier de la Philharmonie de Paris : les « oiseaux »
Reportage sur le chantier de la Philharmonie. Pour tout savoir sur la fabrication et l’installation des oiseaux en fonte d’aluminium qui constituent la couverture du bâtiment et le pavage du parvis.
http://www.philharmoniedeparis.fr

parisBbg Published on Jan 16, 2015

Philharmonie de Paris – Inauguration – Concert de gala et standing ovation pour François Hollande
Premier concert donné à la Philharmonie de Paris, en présence du Président de la République – 14 Janvier 2015
Architecte Jean Nouvel

00:00 Extérieur
00:39 Intérieur
07:38 François Hollande avec Manuel Valls (premier ministre), Anne Hidalgo (maire de Paris) et d’autres personnalités
08:04 Le Requiem de Fauré, extrait de «In paradisum»
10:08 Extérieur

Bande-son: début de Daphnis et Chloé de Ravel (Suite n°2) interprétée lors du concert d’inauguration.
Orchestre et Chœur de Paris
Dir : Paavo Järvi

Philharmonie de Paris 11 [metalocuses]

█ More on Philharmonie de Paris at Google Images

█ Architect: Jean Nouvel http://www.jeannouvel.com/

See Jean Nouvel’s editorial in “Le Monde”: the reasons why I will not attend the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris (14.1.15) via his website.
[Smartphone access to that desktop link may be denied, instead go to:
http://www.jeannouvel.com/ (English) > News > Select item for 14/1/2015]

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*Images: Philharmonie de Paris – (from top) amazonaws.com; archi5.fr | aasarchitecture.com; artscape.fr; philharmoniedeparis.com; philharmoniedeparis.fr; philharmoniedeparis.fr; f1g.fr; theatlantic.com; panoramio.com | pgoh.com; wallpaper.com | metalocuses.com

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‘Demolition of the Paris Metro’ by sleepycity

[Excerpts] “On 20 April 1896 the project to construct an underground transportation system for the city of Paris began. Four short years later the Compagnie du chemin de fer métropolitain de Paris (CMP) opened their first line, running east-west from Porte Maillot–Porte de Vincennes. Not long after that the CMP was joined by the Société du chemin de fer électrique souterrain Nord-Sud de Paris (Nord-Sud) and between the two companies almost all of the 10 lines initially planned for Paris were built by 1920. Initially these lines served only the city of Paris (the snobby residents even went to far as to ensure the metro ran right hand side, to guarantee non-interoperability with the left hand side system in the suburbs) but in the 30’s – 50’s the suburbs were finally connected. Today Paris’ metro is still growing and changing through constant renovations, line extensions and currently the conversion of more lines to use the driverless robotrains like those of line 14…

Back in October 2007 sometime after midnight and before the first trains rolled into regular service, qx and I took our first timid steps onto the tracks of the Paris metro. With more nervousness and care than I’d like to admit we gingerly stepped down between the metal rails just off the end of a platform wondering what madness had possessed us to do so. We’d never done Metro like this before and this scary new world was full of elements we didn’t understand at all…

Before developing a deeper appreciation of the system we were drawn initially to the abandoned stations. Some of these seem totally abandoned and haven’t been reappropriated for other uses, some have become RATP storage and others, even more rare, were never even open to the public…”

Photo essay at sleepycity
Blog author: dsankt

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World wandering hobo with camera, seeking adventure involving: sewers, drains, metro, subway, bridges, mines, abandonments, industry, infrastructure.

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