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EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE * Study conducted by the University of Rochester, reported in the Journal of Environmental Psychology You don’t need to be told that spending time in the fresh air or enjoying soft sunshine or an ocean view will make you feel good. That doesn’t stop all those researchers, scientists and academics proving over and over again that exposure to the natural world will make you more creative and happier. One study suggested that 20 minutes outdoors is more energising than a cup of coffee * . So I’ve come to California, starting in Los Angeles, to travel along and beyond the famed Highway 1. I’m here to explore wide-open spaces in buildings and landscapes before reaching a ‘Lost Coast’. The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible’s roof takes only 18 seconds to open and fold away, California does the rest… 14
LOS ANGELES – OPENING UP A PRIVATE COLLECTION What would you do if you owned one of the world’s most envied contemporary art collections? If you were Eli and Edythe Broad, you’d commission and build the year’s most exciting museum – challenging architects, engineers and conservation experts in equal measure – to store, exhibit and share the 2,000-work collection. Then you’d open it up to the public, free of charge. In short, you’d shake up the art world. The Broad opened to extraordinary fanfare and queues snaked around the block, with people happy to wait for hours to experience a museum where the outside world is welcomed in. Most museums aim to suspend reality, to focus attention on a specific exhibit. Here, in a gallery that stretches across a square acre without a single pillar, the roof and walls are formed by a honeycomb ‘veil’ that feels draped over the building. The veil’s 2,500 open panels bathe the entire floor in a soft light, only ever muted when a cloud glides across the sky. The inside also goes out… from the street you can see into areas of the gallery, and The Broad itself is part of a bigger regeneration project for downtown Los Angeles to turn it into the world’s newest cultural destination. thebroad.org 15
Land Rover Magazine showcases stories from around the world that celebrate inner strength and the drive to go Above and Beyond.
In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.