Tag: Crowns

  • ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Crowns First Taiwanese American Queen

    ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Crowns First Taiwanese American Queen

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    “RuPaul’s Drag Race” crowned its first Taiwanese American drag queen Friday, breaking what the winner recently called the competition series’ “Asian curse.” Nymphia Wind — known for her obsession with the color yellow and bananas, and for her couture-like design talent — snatched the crown from fellow finalists Plane Jane and Sapphira Cristál, becoming the winner…

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  • Küchel Architects crowns hillside in Switzerland with “architectural marvel”

    Küchel Architects crowns hillside in Switzerland with “architectural marvel”

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    Promotion: Swiss architecture studio Küchel Architects has designed a cantilevered house on an elevated site overlooking Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Switzerland. Described by the studio as an “architectural marvel”, the home aims to showcase its natural surroundings, while ensuring the privacy of its residents. The four-storey building is perched on a hillside above Lake Maggiore…

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  • Stingray-shaped roof crowns Maldives restaurant by Atelier Nomadic

    Stingray-shaped roof crowns Maldives restaurant by Atelier Nomadic

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    A bamboo canopy modelled on stingrays tops Overwater Restaurant, which architecture studio Atelier Nomadic has added to a lagoon in the Maldives. The Japanese restaurant is raised on an existing jetty that extends out from the shore and has a bamboo structure with tree-like columns to support its wavy roof. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding water, Atelier…

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  • ‘The Crown’s Claire Foy Says Pay Discrepancies No Longer Secret – Deadline

    ‘The Crown’s Claire Foy Says Pay Discrepancies No Longer Secret – Deadline

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    Clare Foy is satisfied that her battle over pay for The Crown has paid off for other female actors.  The British star of the first two series of the Netflix big-budget drama was famously enraged on the discovery that, despite holding the crown of the title in her lead role of a young Elizabeth II,…

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  • Perkins&Will crowns Californian research centre with greenhouses

    Perkins&Will crowns Californian research centre with greenhouses

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    Architecture studio Perkins&Will has placed a series of greenhouses on top of a concrete structure to create this agricultural research centre in California. Called Riverside Plant Research One 1, the two-storey structure was created for the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) at the University of California Riverside campus east of Los Angeles. The…

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  • Studio Saar crowns Udaan Park with canopy of colourful birds

    Studio Saar crowns Udaan Park with canopy of colourful birds

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    Architecture practice Studio Saar has refreshed a run-down and underused park in India with an accessible landscape and a canopy resembling a murmuration. Located on the banks of the artificial Swaroop Sagar Lake in Udaipur, Udaan Park has been updated with the aim of enhancing its connection to the surrounding nature and water while making…

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  • Crowns and coaches ready for King Charles III’s coronation

    Crowns and coaches ready for King Charles III’s coronation

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    LONDON — King Charles III, a man who waited almost 74 years to become king, will be crowned Saturday at Westminster Abbey with all the pomp and pageantry Britain can muster. And it can muster a lot. There will be crowns and diamonds, soaring music and, perhaps, a thunderous pledge of allegiance from Charles’ subjects…

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