International artist collective The London Police have arrived for their inaugural show of 2010, The London Police Ride Again, opening 8-11 p.m. Friday. The exhibition opening will feature large-scale canvases, screen prints, an intimate TLP Cinema experience at The BLDG in Covington.
If you're looking for love, or at least an architectural/sculptural representation thereof, your best option in Cincinnati is the aptly named Temple of Love in Clifton’s Mt. Storm Park. By definition, the Temple of Love is a tholos, a name used by the ancient Greeks to signify a round building. The tholoi generally functioned in two ways: either as a sacred space, shielding a central statue or offering or as a secular place of congregation.
I wanted to dislike The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge. Well, “wanted” is the wrong word. I expected to dislike the Ascent. Perhaps this could be due to my preference for old historic buildings, or maybe I presumed that such high aspirations would have to result in a stunning but alienating encounter.
There are few things that get me in the Christmas spirit like an old historic building or city block decked out in its holiday fanciest. There’s just something about the twinkling lights at dusk and miles of pine roping neatly adorning some fabulous architecture that ignites the sentimental holiday sap in me.
Several weeks ago a local landmark of Modernist architecture was suddenly and unceremoniously closed. Although the future of the Terrace Hotel has been somewhat uncertain in recent years, the closure came as a shock to its employees. Designed by the prestigious New York office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 1948 opening of the Terrace Hotel stands as a stark dichotomy to its quiet closure.