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Zaha Hadid opens the MAXXI Museum in Rome
The Chicago 2010 Initiative
Jonathan Wimpenny, President RIBA-USA was honored to represent the Trust at the November opening of the Museum. “Congratulations Zaha! An extraordinary event to celebrate an even greater achievement.”
Next Generation Design Competition
Good design determines how well products, spaces, and systems work from the beginning. We think that great design ideas can make things work even better. One Design Fix for the Future challenges you to prove us right—whether you are an architect, interior designer, product designer, landscape designer, graphic designer, communication designer. We're looking for ONE design fix you can make now in your designed environment—the products you use, your home, your workplace, your city, or any commercial application—that, in scale or as inspiration, can improve our future.
To enter, provide one small (but brilliant and elegant) fix—leading to an incremental (or dramatic) change in sustainability. Your fix needn't have anything to do with "environmentalist engineering" to make a difference. Concentrate on what you know best, are aching to improve in a way that deploys your training and imagination.
Deadline: January 29, 2010. Visit www.metropolismag.com/nextgen for the rules, application form, frequently asked questions, and more.
Among the questions we seek to answer through this competitive event are: “How can we use design to bring to connect a community to positives of its past while bringing the all the benefits of today’s technologies?” Also, “What are ways we can utilize form and function to instill worth, pride, and hope to regions of disenfranchisement and disillusionment?
Specifically, challenge one is to spur greater urban renewal of this locale through the proposal of a design for a Chicago Union Stockyards Museum & Education Center incorporating the landmark gate and expanding the park. The second design challenge is provide sustainable residential spaces which encourage assimilation and foster dignity, community and opportunities for immediate vocational participation to immigrant communities currently dwelling in less than desirable conditions in many Western European countries and in the U.S.
Finalists will be chosen from among the entrants which will then be made available to the public for voting to determine the most practical and pleasing interpretation of the given design project.
The du Pont’s: Houses and Gardens in Brandywine, 1900 – 1951 Wednesday, January 27, 2010; Reception and book signing at 6:30 pm; Lecture at 7:00 pm
No American family has dominated the industrial and residential architecture of a state longer than the du Ponts of Delaware. The fortunes amassed from the DuPont Company allowed the family to pursue many passions, resulting in the exquisite art collections, botanical gardens, and libraries now enjoyed by the American public. Winterthur Estate historian, Maggie Lidz, will give a virtual tour of the du Pont family houses and farms, including the celebrated Winterthur, Longwood, and Nemours estates as well as some unexpected surprises: Bellevue, a replica of James Madison’s Montpelier; Eleutherian Mills, the 19th-century “partnership” house overlooking the Brandywine Creek, and Hod House, the “Hodgson” system prefabricated residence built as a summer retreat on 550 acres.
Library at the General Society, 20 West 44th Street, 6:30 pm reception and book signing; lecture to follow at 7:00 pm. To register for credit, contact Leah Aron, Education Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH – SUNDAY, JANUARY 31st 2010
TOUR & TEA AT BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE
Amanda Downes, the British Embassy’s Social Secretary, will lead a private tour of the
Ambassador’s residence, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built in 1928.
The tour will be followed by tea at the residence. On the following day there will be a viewing of the “From Turner to Cézanne” exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery featuring 53 major works of art on loan from the National Museum of Wales seen together in the United States for the first time.
Dinner on Saturday night at DC Coast, 1401 K Street, NW.
Weekend Package:$200 for members / $250 non-members (includes donation to Society)
Fee includes: residence tour and tea, shuttle service to and from embassy, the exhibit and dinner at DC Coast.
For Further Details and tickets Contact Jonathan Wimpenny firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sunday, January 10th
Foster exhibit, The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners
Nasher Sculpture Center 2001 Flora St. Dallas, TX, USA
Scheduled to coincide with the grand opening of the new, Foster-designed Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Center for Performing Arts, The Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners exhibition will explore Foster’s major architectural achievements of a career that spans the past four decades. Architectural models, along with drawings, renderings, photographs, and videos, will give insight into the formal and conceptual underpinnings of Foster’s architecture and provide context for better understanding his new contribution to the panoply of modernist architecture in Dallas.
Monday, January 11th 2010
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future – AIANY Member Night
When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM MONDAY, JANUARY 11
Where: Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
A private viewing and curator-led tour with Donald Albrecht, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York.
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future is on view at the Museum of the City of New York through January 31. You must be an AIANY member for this free event. member is permitted one guest.
Thursday, January 14 2010: 6-8pm
OPENING RECEPTION AT THE DRAWING CENTER
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2010, 6-8pm
Exhibit 12:00 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 - 12:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL
Where: 35/40 Wooster Street (between Grand
and Broome), NYC
The Drawing Center Presents Iannis Xenakis: Composer,
What: An exhibition exploring the fundamental role of drawing
in the work of Greek avant-garde composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
A Leading figure in twentieth century music, Xenakis was trained
as a civil engineer, then became an architect and developed
revolutionary designs while working with Le Corbusier.
First in North America dedicated to Xenakis original works
Monday, January 12th 2010
Judith Stonehill -- Book Signing Event
When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
Where: The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place New York,
New York 10280
New York's Unique & Unexpected Places is written for adventurers
who want to explore the city's uncommon, yet fascinating,
less familiar sites. This beguiling book will intrigue urban
enthusiasts, New Yorkers, and the countless tourists determined
to discover--and sometimes rediscover--these fifty memorable
destinations. Visit an innovative center for architecture,
a Dutch farmhouse surprisingly perched on Broadway, the sublime
chapel designed by Louise Nevelson, idiosyncratic museums
dedicated to finance and firefighting and subway cars, the
historic home of Louis Armstrong, a spectacular garden overlooking
the Hudson, and the one-and-only Skyscraper Museum!Judith
Stonehill is the author of Greenwich Village and Brooklyn.
She was the co-owner of New York Bound Bookshop and vice president
of the South Street Seaport Museum.Book talks are held at
The Skyscraper Museum from 6:30-8 pm. All events are free
of charge. Please RSVP to email@example.com with the
name of the program you would like to attend.
Wednesday, 21st January 2010 - 6pm
St George’s Society AGM & Dinner Dance
at The Racquet & Tennis Club
Thursday 25th January
The Annual AGM (members only) will be held at The NY Racquet
& Tennis Club 370 Park Avenue at 6pm and will be followed
by a supper dance 7pm-9pm (which will be open to non members)
For tickets and further information Contact Jonathan Wimpenny;
Thursday, January 22nd – May 9th, 2010
Rome after Raphael Exhibit at the Morgan Library
Featuring more than eighty works drawn almost exclusively
from the Morgan's exceptional collection of Italian drawings,
Rome After Raphael illuminates artistic production
in Rome from the Renaissance to the beginning of the Baroque—from
approximately 1500 to 1600. The exhibition, the first in New
York to focus solely on Roman Renaissance and Mannerist drawings,
takes Raphael's art as its starting point and ends with the
dawn of a new era, as seen in the innovations of Annibale
Carracci. The show features striking examples by great
masters of the period, including Raphael, Michelangelo, and
Parmigianino, among others. Also on exhibit are Giulio Clovio's
sumptuous Farnese hours, the Codex Mellon—an architectural
treatise on important Roman sites and projects, including
Raphael's design for St. Peter's—and a magnificent gilt
binding. Having recently undergone a thorough investigation
of its technique and media, the Morgan's Raphael school painting,
The Holy Family, will be on view as well.
Tuesday, January 27th 2010 - 8:00 am to 10:00am
NY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION: DEVELOPERS
Where: The Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Avenue
(44th & Vanderbilt), NYC
Tickets: PWC Member: $70 Non-Member:
David Burney will be the key speaker Members of participating
associations may attend at the PWC member admission rate.
Reservations required: AIA, AACE, AMENY, AREW, ASPE, CMAA,
CREW, CSI, GBC, GCA, GNYCUC, HREC, NAWBO, NFIB, NMBC, NAMC,
NYBC, NYSSCPA, NYSSPE, NYWA, STA, WTS, WX WWW.http://www.pwcusa.org/
Thursday, January 29th 2010 - 11.30am
Art Architecture and Innovation Film at the Guggenheim
In honor of its 50th Anniversary, the Guggenheim has
produced a documentary film on the history of its building,
collections, exhibitions, and the development of its international
network. The 27-minute film combines archival materials—including
talks given by Solomon Guggenheim and Frank Lloyd Wright—with
contemporary footage featuring artists, art historians, architects,
architectural historians, and curators.
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