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“Shaping London” - An RIBA Event at the NY Consulate
Over 100 people attended an RIBA event on January 25th hosted by Danny Lopez, the New York Consulate General, at his penthouse residence close to the United Nations. Introduced by Stephen Philips (Chair British Architectural Trust) it gave Harry Rich (RIBA Chief Exec) the opportunity to explain the importance of the RIBA Drawings Collection and for Irena Murray (Curator)to discuss how the collection has now been thoroughly catalogued. NY architect, Donald Clinton AIA MRAIC, spoke on the topic of his early apprenticeship in the office of Denys Lasdun at the time of the design and construction of the National Theatre and welcomed this RIBA initiative to engage AIA Members who included Rick Bell FAIA, Exec Director of the NY Center for Architecture) and Joseph Aliotta (AIA NY President).
NY Consulate General, Danny Lopez,
welcoming RIBA to New York
Harry Rich (RIBA Chief Exec) and
Irena Murray (RIBA Drawings Collection Curator)
(l-r) Joseph J. Aliotta, AIA, President, AIA New York Chapter;
Lynn Osmond, President, Chicago Architecture Foundation;
Mary W. Rowe, Vice President, Municipal Art Society;
Rick Bell, FAIA, FRSA, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter.
ARB Elections 2012
Note: Voting period closes 1st March 2012
ARB has appointed an independent body, Electoral Reform Services (ERS), to oversee the election. ERS will be sending out the ballot material at the end of January. The pack will contain everything you need to vote in the elections, including the voting paper and details on how to cast your vote which you can either do online, or by post.
The following are standing (only 7 of the 24 can be elected):
Professor Richard Parnaby Mr Patrick Inglis Mr Rob Tate Ms Ruth Brennan Mr Alun Reginald Nicholas Mr Simon Jonathan Potter Mr Alan Cook Mr Gordon Alexander Gibb Mr Bernard Stewart Wyld Mr Manos Stellakis Mr Andrew Mortimer Miss Lisa Manidipa Basu
Mr Hans G Eisner Mr John Assael Mr Brian Godfrey Mr Mark Westcott Mrs Pam Cole Mr Michael Cummings Mr Roger Shrimplin Mr Tom Young Ms Susan Ware Mr Alex Wright Mr Kirk Ray Morrison Miss Azar Djamali
New Haven CT
Peter Cook: “Is Drawing Dead?”
Presented by the Yale School of Architecture
The “Is Drawing Dead?” symposium will explore the historic role of architectural drawing and illuminate challenges to it in the digital era. Since the early Renaissance, drawing has been the architect’s primary instrument of investigation and expression. However, the sophisticated methodologies offered by digital technology over the past decade have challenged the practice, leading to the question Is drawing dead?
Since the early Renaissance, drawing has been the architect’s primary instrument of investigation and expression. However, the sophisticated methodologies offered by digital technology over the past decade have challenged the practice, leading to the question Is drawing dead? This symposium, organized by the Yale School of Architecture, will explore the historic role of architectural drawing practice and illuminate the challenges it confronts today.
The symposium begins on Thursday, February 9, at 6:30 pm, with a lecture by Massimo Scolari, the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture. This will be followed by an opening reception for the exhibition Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967–2012, which is on view in the School of Architecture Gallery from February 6 through May 4, 2012.
Friday, February 10, will be devoted to “The Voice of Drawing: History, Meaning and Resistance.” The first of the day’s two sessions, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, will begin with a brief introduction, followed by four presentations and a concluding roundtable discussion. At the evening session, at 6:30 pm, Sir Peter Cook, professor of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London; emeritus professor of architecture at University College, London; and principal at Crab Studio, will give the keynote address. This will be followed by a response from Stanislaus von Moos, Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, Yale School of Architecture.
Saturday, February 11, will comprise a session titled “Burning Bridges: Questioning Practice,” from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm, and one called “The Critical Act,” from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Both sessions will include an introduction followed by presentations and a roundtable discussion, and the day will end with an address by Mario Carpo, Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, Yale School of Architecture.
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Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 7.00pm
Magazine Review: CLOG
Van Allen Institute Bookstore, NY,
Van Allen Institute welcomes the architecture magazine CLOG to launch their second issue, a lively look at Apple. On Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m., editors move beyond the company’s iconic consumer products to discuss their exploration of Apple’s approach to architecture, from Foster + Partners’ spaceship-inspired Apple Campus 2 to the brand-savvy series of retail stores.
Friday, February 13th
Exhibition Opening at MOMA:
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street New York, NY, 10019 USA
An exploration of new architectural possibilities for cities and suburbs in the aftermath of the recent foreclosure crisis. During summer 2011, five interdisciplinary teams of architects, urban planners, ecologists, engineers, and landscape designers worked in public workshops at MoMA PS1 to envision new housing and transportation infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation, particularly in the country’s suburbs. Responding to The Buell Hypothesis, a research report prepared by the Buell Center at Columbia University, teams—lead by MOS, Visible Weather, Studio Gang, WORKac, and Zago Architecture—focused on a specific location within one of five “megaregions” across the country to come up with inventive solutions for the future of American suburbs. This installation presents the proposals developed during the architects-in-residence program, including a wide array of models, renderings, animations, and analytical materials.
February 15 to July 30, 2012
Wednesday, 22nd February - 6:00 PM - 8:00
Exhibition Opening: Change: Architecture & Engineering in the Middle East, 2000 – Present at the Center for Architecture
Join us for the opening of Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present, New York City's first exhibition on contemporary architecture and engineering in the middle east. Simultaneously, the related exhibition City of Mirage: Baghdad, 1952-1982 will make its U.S. debut.
Change: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000-Present will be on view at the Center for Architecture from February 22 – June 23, 2012.
Thursday, 23rd February - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
GREEN WALLS 101: SYSTEMS OVERVIEW AND DESIGN
Location: The Horticultural Society of New York
148 West 37th Street 13th Floor New York, NY 10018-6909
This updated version of Green Walls 101: Introduction to Systems and Design course discusses design and construction best practices for green facades and living walls, as well as the latest research findings on the environmental benefits of these technologies.
- Determine major functions and components of green walls.
- Describe characteristics and assess advantages of different green wall systems.
- Understand market drivers encouraging green wall implementation in North America.
- Understand how to design green walls for maximum benefits and LEED point.
Includes a detailed 70-page course manual.Tuition: $199 / $175 HSNY and GRHC Members
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now. http://www.greenroofs.org/resources/NYC_GreenWalls_2012.html
MOMA Feb 2nd – February 27th 2012 Architecture & Design Galleries, third Floor“Plywood: Material Process Form”
Plywood,” explained Popular Science in 1948, “is a layercake of lumber and glue.” In the history of design, plywood is also an important modern material that has given 20th-century designers of everyday objects, furniture, and even architecture greater flexibility in shaping modern forms at an industrial scale. This installation features examples, drawn from MoMA's collection, of modern designs that take advantage of the formal and aesthetic possibilities offered by plywood, from around 1930 through the 1950s. Archival photographs illuminate the process of design and manufacture in plywood. Iconic furniture by Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Arne Jacobsen appear alongside organic platters by Tapio Wirkkala (1951), Sori Yanagi’s Butterfly Stool (1956), an architectural model for a prefabricated house by Marcel Breuer (1943), and experimental designs for plywood in the aeronautics industry.
Friday, 3rd and Saturday, 4th, February
Selections from the 2011 Montreal International Film Festival
When: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: At The Center fro Architecture
The Center for Architecture will host a series of international productions on architecture, selected from the 2011 FIFA on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4,
A CITY HALL FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Director: Nils Vest (Denmark)
51 min. / 2010 / English
Copenhagen’s city hall, completed in 1903, is one of that city’s emblematic monuments
and a great achievement of the Danish architect Martin Nyrop (1849-1921).
ANTWERP CENTRAL STATION
Director: Peter Kruger (Belgium)
90 min. / 2010 / Dutch, English subtitles
Presents a kaleidoscopic impression of the station, with an ongoing interplay of its historical, realistic and poetic dimensions. FIFA Grand Prize The Montreal FIFA has earned international acclaim as the premiere film festival for the arts. Taking place over ten days in March 2011, the 29th FIFA screened over 225 films from over 20 countries . Following the Montreal showings, the award-winning festival entries tour to other cities in Canada and abroad. The 30th FIFA will take place March 15-25, 2012. For more information: www.artfifa.com.
Organized by the Center for Architecture and MUSE Film and Television.
Tickets: $10 for members; $20 non-members per day
see www.aiany.org for purchasing tickets
friday, 17th February
Conference: Concrete City: Brutalism and Preservation
The Rutgers British Studies Center in conjunction with Rutgers University’s Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies Program is hosting a full-day conference with social historians and preservationists to discuss the latest scholarship on Brutalism, mass housing, university design, and related preservation issues. The lecture roster includes:
“The Invisibility of Brutalist Architecture,” Adrian Forty
“The Road to Brutalism: Urban Renewal and the Changing Material Fabric of Britain’s Post-War Cities,” Simon Gunn
“Concrete and Mortarboards: Brutalism in Academia,” Barnabas Calder
“The Conservation of Brutalism: Contrasting Experiences in Universities and Housing in England,” Elain Harwood
“Buildings People Love to Hate,” Richard Longstreth
Friday, 17th February, 9:00am–5:00pm
Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall Rutgers University 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ The conference is free and open to all, no registration required. Check the link below for program updates the week of the conference. Inquiries can be directed to Rutgers British Studies Center: (732) 932-1505, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department of Art History, email@example.com
Concrete City event website
Concrete City Conference flyer (pdf)
Sunday, 29th February 2012
ENR New York and AGC New York State
Financing Public & Private Construction in Today's Economy Driving Development in New York State
Financial models and they way deals are structured are changing. This program will explore the value of investing in different markets, including infrastructure, higher education, alternative energy sources and the private sector. We’ll explore who is lending and what is needed to bring financing to your projects.
For further details See http://construction.com/events/2012/financing/register.asp
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Wednesday 1st February 2012 - 7.00pm
Sylivia Lavin: Field Trip SCI-Arc, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall 960 East 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA, 90013 USA
Sylvia Lavin is a widely published critic and historian who received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her most recent book, Kissing Architecture, was published by Princeton University Press (2011.) Quatremere de Quincy and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture (1992) and Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (2005) were published by MIT and The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity, is forthcoming. Lavin has been a guest curator for the Hammer Museum, CCA and Ace Galleries and is currently working on a large scale exhibition, Fin-de-Sixties LA: From Pop to Postmodern Architecture. She is the Director of Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs at UCLA, as well as director of Hi-C, a design/research group that supports architecture in the public realm. Ms. Lavin is the recipient of a 2011 Arts and Letters Award.
Monday, 6th February, 2012 6:30 PM.
Lecture: Joe Day
UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design Perloff Hall
Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles, where he leads Deegan-Day Design LLC and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). In both his design and writing, Day examines the intersections of contemporary art, urbanism and architecture as visual disciplines. He recently contributed an additional foreword to the 2009 edition of Reyner Banham’s seminal study, Los Angeles: Architecture of the Four Ecologies (University of California Press, 2009), and in the spring of 2012, Day will teach at Yale School of Architecture as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Chair.
Tuesday, Saturday, 28th January
THE BALL OF ARTISTS 2012
The Ball of Artists is the closing event of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. It will focus on new interventions by contemporary artists, turning attention back on the city’s present cultural dynamics. This exceptional, invitation-only performance project will feature 25 site-specific installations by leading contemporary artists at the historic Greystone Manor in Beverly Hills. Produced by Richard Massey. This event is made possible by generous support from The Getty Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Danielson Foundation, The Keck Foundation, Joe Day, and Joyce and Michael Ostin. The media sponsor is W Magazine. Additional sponsors include SLS Hotel, Möet Hennessy, and Casa Dragones. Participating Artists: Kathryn Andrews, Patrick Ballard, Justin Beal, Scott Benzel, Jedediah Caesar, Kate Costello, Morgan Fisher, Eamonn Fox, Charles Gaines, Jack Goldstein, Emilie Halpern, Drew Heitzler, Julian Hoeber, Alex Israel, Glenn Kaino, Shana Lutker, David Lamelas, My Barbarian, Eamon Ore-Giron, Eduardo Sarabia, Mungo Thomson, Kerry Tribe, and Flora Wiegmann
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Exhibition: Unbuilt Washington
National Building Museum 401 F Street NW Washington, DC, 20001 USA
Unbuilt Washington features unrealized proposals for noteworthy architectural and urban design projects in Washington, D.C., and its environs from the 1790s to the present. In addition to exploring how the city might be different today if some of these projects had been built, the exhibition will address the reasons—whether political, economic, cultural, or technical—that these proposals were never executed. Also, the exhibition will challenge common assumptions about the physical character of Washington, and in so doing, illuminate the complex processes underlying the creation of buildings and cities, reveal the influence of unbuilt projects on subsequent designs that were realized, and demonstrate that past proposals may offer important lessons for the design of future projects.
Closing March 01, 2012
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