Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, with Scientifically Verified Nearly Flawless Acoustics, Turns 100

Designed by C Howard Crane, an architect known for “theater palaces,” Detroit’s ornate, spectacular Orchestra Hall turns 100 years old on 23 October. With scientifically verified, nearly flawless acoustics, the venue houses the Detroit Symphony Orchestra—who are embarking on a program that will honor the 1919 season. Orchestra Hall’s shoebox shape favors sound over sight lines and its high ceiling with cloud panels perfect the …

Beijing’s Zaha Hadid-Designed Airport

Officially open as of last week, the Daxing International Airport (PKX) in Beijing was conceptualized by the late Zaha Hadid to accommodate an incredible number of passengers and to allow natural light to permeate every corner—the honeycomb-style ceiling making this possible. The $11.5 billion project began in 2014 and will see 45 million passengers pass through annually (100 million by 2025). And while Hadid and …

Burgundy’s Wildly Colorful Multidisciplinary Festival, Feÿ

A 17th century chateau comes to life with exhibitions and performances

Over the weekend of 20-22 September, the town of Villecien, France played host to Feÿ, an art festival in its second year. Taking place at the stunning 17th century Chateau du Feÿ, the three-day event is a multidisciplinary affair that bridges the present and the past through visual arts, music, performance, architecture, film and food. Across 40 acres in the Burgundy region—inside the chateau and …