Archinect - News 2014-10-24T16:50:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109255020/construction-on-jean-nouvel-s-moma-tower-will-finally-move-forward Construction on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower will Finally Move Forward Diane Pham 2014-09-18T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8an1k3ahz9j9ht30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, developer Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for seven years, construction on Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower will begin this year. The tower has shrunk about 200 feet since it was first unveiled, but the design remains wholly the same. Funding and the acquisition of new air rights are what's brining the project, more than a decade in the making, to fruition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106554065/revisiting-the-american-folk-art-museum-controversy-through-comics Revisiting the American Folk Art Museum controversy, through comics Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:30:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zl35r26mr1rsj38.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist and animator Sam Grinberg revisits the fight over the future of the American Folk Art Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104243719/martino-stierli-named-new-moma-architecture-and-design-curator Martino Stierli Named New MoMA Architecture and Design Curator Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T13:31:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69847855663133c24b88e24067cc2cde.jpg" width="190" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Martino Stierli, a Swiss art history professor, has been appointed chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, Glenn D. Lowry, the museum&rsquo;s director announced Tuesday. Mr. Stierli, who will start next March, succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who stepped down last year to teach art history at Columbia University and remains a part-time curator at MoMA.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103334854/kengo-kuma-herzog-de-meuron-lvaro-siza-in-moma-s-conceptions-of-space-opening-july-4 Kengo Kuma, Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza in MoMA’s “Conceptions of Space”, opening July 4 Justine Testado 2014-07-03T17:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up4jnaixi0p16ui5.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're on the hunt for some Fourth of July plans, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will celebrate the opening of its "Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture" exhibition tomorrow. Featuring recently acquired projects from international and emerging architects and artists, the exhibition highlights the evolving role of space through the context of architecture as an art form, and how it serves as a response to broader cultural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ovm9efh140bhov.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxv71osr4mwh1as0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqrqel2i15l4lmca.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kengo_kuma_herzog_de_meuron_alvaro_siza_in_momas_conceptions_of_space_openi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98609130/the-folly-of-saving-what-you-kill The Folly of Saving What You Kill Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:48:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2fbe4f14acbb3d41b2ff9e5c41427e55.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] MoMA has said it would detach and preserve the facade&rsquo;s 63 textured copper-bronze panels. One might suppose that salvage is preferable to annihilation, but before we get too comfortable with such piecemeal preservation, it is worth noting that the panel-by-panel disassembly and storage of an architectural treasure&rsquo;s metal facade has been tried before in New York City, with comically disastrous results. Who around here remembers the Laing Stores?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T11:33:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noymct2t6afeb3gu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The axe is set to fall on the American Folk Art Museum -- after months of controversy and protest, MoMA initiated its expansion and began <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/04/140414-MoMA-Begins-Demolition-Folk-Art-Museum.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preparing the FAM for demolition</a>&nbsp;this past Monday. As per prior concessions by MoMA,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the museum's distinctive fa&ccedil;ade will be preserved</a>, but it's unlikely to abate the sour feelings of those who oppose both the loss of the FAM, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's expansion designs.</p><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71018337/moma-to-raze-ex-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA first announced it would raze the FAM</a> in April of 2013, the news resonated not only as a blow to preservationism and sustainability, but as an issue of architectural ethics and institutional monopolies. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71052733/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkmoma</a> became a rallying post for protest and alternative proposals, and the widespread news coverage brought architectural drama to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">front page</a>.</p><p>But pro-con feuding aside, the Folk/MoMA issue implicates difficult questions of architecture's responsibilities -- to preservation, sustainability, other architects, and the public&rsquo;s opinion. Architects and Archinect c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door Coming Soon to MoMA, Lots of Knocking Next Door Archinect 2014-04-14T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:08:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2r3xpg44kx8sxjee.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s controversial decision to demolish a neighbor, the former American Folk Art Museum, is about to become reality. On Monday, scaffolding and protective netting will begin to go up around the folk art building, at 45 West 53rd Street, the museum confirmed on Friday. [...] The building&rsquo;s facade will be removed first, panel by panel, and taken to storage. Its future remains uncertain. Demolition is expected to continue through the summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/268657/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade MoMA will preserve Folk Art Museum's facade Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T14:32:00-05:00 >2014-02-13T13:09:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b5gweh8qp68d7tq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to what you may have read lately, the Museum of Modern Art is intent on carefully preserving the former American Folk Art Museum next door. At least, the part of it that is most recognizable to the public: an 82-foot-high sculptural ensemble of 63 panels, cast in a gorgeous copper-bronze alloy [...] &ldquo;We will take the facade down, piece by piece, and we will store it,&rdquo; Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, said in an interview last week.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/92842193/watch-diller-lowry-critics-writers-and-more-discuss-moma-s-expansion-plans WATCH: Diller, Lowry, critics, writers and more discuss MoMA's expansion plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-04T18:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T08:57:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iitkiv7qxghyp32e.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As reported last week by Archinectors Ayesha Ghosh and Alex Stewart, a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion regarding MoMA's expansion plan</a> and the intended demolition of the American Folk Art Museum took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, an appropriate venue for a conversation rife with implications for the ethics of preservation, real estate development and the architectural profession. The aim was to create an opportunity for public discussion of what has been criticized as a unilateral move by MoMA, and investigate the supposed necessity of the Folk Museum's demolition.</p><p>The conversation was presented by The Architectural League, in partnership with the Municipal Art Society and the AIA, New York Chapter. Watch the entire discussion below, featuring:</p><p>Glenn Lowry (Director of the Museum of Modern Art), Ann Temkin (The Marie-Jos&eacute;e and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture),&nbsp;Elizabeth Diller (principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro),&nbsp;Reed Kroloff (director of the Cranbrook Academy...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community Elizabeth Diller, MoMA discuss expansion and Folk Museum's demolition with slice of NY architectural community Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-29T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-04T12:57:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vtyt29xxdi2xeo7.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversial plans to demolish the American Folk Art Museum in service of MoMA's expansion rumbled along last night, at a panel discussion hosted jointly by the <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="http://mas.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>.</p><p>Catch-up on news surrounding MoMA's expansion here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Faces Wrecking Ball. So Does Couples' Friendship.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91367784/christopher-hawthorne-interviews-elizabeth-diller-regarding-moma-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72833750/moma-reconsiders-razing-of-folk-art-museum-hands-decision-over-to-newly-selected-architects-ds-r" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA reconsiders razing of Folk Art Museum, hands decision over to newly selected architects DS+R</a></li></ul><p>Archinect contributors / <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a> MArch students&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;and Alex Stewart attended the event, taking notes and logging thoughts. The following is their report.</p><p><em>* updated February 3, 2014: You can also find a video of the entire discussion, courtesy of the Architectural League, at the bottom of this post.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/ki9ls6t7qkjknv0e.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>A Conversation on the ...</strong></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91367784/christopher-hawthorne-interviews-elizabeth-diller-regarding-moma-plans Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans Nam Henderson 2014-01-16T11:42:00-05:00 >2014-01-17T17:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhyxpkp25a9idkq7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I think that the press has been too fast to reduce the conversation to heroes and villains and martyrs, and to suggest that what MoMA is doing is necessarily bad. We want to get more information out. We want to share the problem with others and invite them to really take a hard look" - Elizabeth Diller</p></em><br /><br /><p> They discuss the almost uniformly negative reaction to the announcement as well as the details of DS+R&rsquo;s proposal for MoMA, which is still in an early design phase.</p> <p> In response&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>&nbsp;tweeted "<a href="https://twitter.com/kimmelman/status/423839859946430464" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Her answers are deeply unsatisfying</a>".&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91170197/editor-s-picks-350 Editor's Picks #350 Nam Henderson 2014-01-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T21:07:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0vb5jw0j5y3fpfh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase</strong> highlights <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90770863/showcase-abedian-school-of-architecture-by-crab-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CRAB Studio&rsquo;s Abedian School of Architecture in Queensland, Australia</a>.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwjzdyw2jvh4fdrt.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the fourth installment in<strong> Screen/Print</strong> (Archinect&rsquo;s experimentation in translation across media) features "<em>fruity labors</em>" from the quarterly journal <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90383709/screen-print-4-mas-context" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAS Context's 20th issue, Narrative</a>.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3ld4ta910zjrbz2g.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Architect Magazine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> the American Folk Art Museum will be razed for a Diller Scofidio + Renfro's designed MoMA expansion.<img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp9p4mzgbh2u7nej.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">went to the trouble of gatherin</a>g "<em>a slew of responses to the proposal, both indignant and accepting, from Archinect contributors and beyond</em>".</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5l4k5uycsukab56.jpg"></p><p><strong>HotelSphinx</strong> thought the excuses/reasons given for demolition were ironic "<em>DS+R is a firm that made a building out of fog for the Expo in Yverdon-les-Bains in 2002. Yes, fog. But aligning floor plates is too difficult? They have got to be joking me</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile, <a href="https://twitter.com/masoncwhite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mason White</a>&nbsp;of Lateral Office was perplexed.</p><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/masoncwhite/status/421864280300847104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects revolt about 2 high-society architecture firms in...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-09T18:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T13:22:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwyjppnbmgeouv2j.jpg" width="514" height="645" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Yesterday, DS+R announced in their proposal for MoMA's redesign that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum would have to be demolished</a>. Backlash from the <a href="http://folkmoma.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkMoMA</a> community quickly arose: architects and critics called the choice callous and unsustainable, outraged not only by the Folk Art Museum's destruction but also the design that would take its place, and its impact on New York's (and DS+R's) reputation.</p> <p> We've gathered a slew of responses to the proposal, both indignant and accepting, from Archinect contributors and beyond, and will be following developments closely. Here are a few of those thoughts:</p> <p> <em><strong>From the Archinect news post,&nbsp;</strong></em><em><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a>:</strong></em></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Donna Sink</strong></a>:&nbsp;"All of DSR's previous work is tarnished by this."</p> <p> <strong>Darkman</strong>: "This solidifies Rem Koolhaas as the best architect-thinker of our time, for his original MoMA proposal, "MoMA, Inc." "</p> <p> <strong>thebeigecity</strong>: "As for the Folk Art Museum - it was cramped and cloying, ov...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-08T18:42:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T20:53:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywest8svoa6pt23o.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Diller] had great respect for the Folk Art Museum, calling it a &ldquo;bespoke&rdquo; design tailored to the needs of the museum. She went through several scenarios on how to integrate the museum in the expanded footprint. [...] Adapting the Folk Art Museum building, however, would basically compromise the building&rsquo;s interior beyond recognition. [...] The architects would have had to destroy the Folk Art Museum building in order to save it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In what looks like the kiss of death for the #folkMoMA movement, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design for MoMA's expansion will necessitate the destruction of the neighboring American Folk Art Museum, as proposed today in a MoMA press conference. The initial threat to the Folk Museum was made last spring when MoMA announced its redevelopment plans, provoking a widespread preservationist movement among architects, rallying under #folkMoMA.</p> <p> To catch-up on #folkMoMA's history, see #8 in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's coverage for the Top 13 Issues of 2013</a>.</p> <p> Here are some concept sketches for the new MoMA, via <em>Architect Magazine</em> (image credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1409589671_0108_DSR_Folk_MoMA_02_tcm20-2106391.jpg?width=600&amp;amp;404=404.png"></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Images/1699932123_0108_DSR_Folk_MoMA_tcm20-2106392.jpg?width=600&amp;amp;404=404.png"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84929436/moma-s-uneven-growth-tactical-urbanisms-for-expanding-megacities-to-launch-oct-26 MoMA’s “Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities” to launch Oct. 26 Justine Testado 2013-10-24T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T23:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pycto21h9ik584mx.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> MoMA will launch the first workshop for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/uneven_growth_tactical_urbanisms_for_expanding_megacities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities"</a> starting Saturday, Oct. 26 at <a href="http://momaps1.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> in New York City.</p> <p> In this workshop series, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/uneven_growth_tactical_urbanisms_for_expanding_megacities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six interdisciplinary teams</a> will propose innovative ways of how to perceive urban growth as a response to the disproportional expansion and its potential consequences in six of the world's metropolises. The workshops will also open these pressing issues to public discussion.</p> <p> The proposals will then be exhibited at the MoMA PS1 in November 2014, the second phase of the Uneven Growth initiative.</p> <p> <strong>More details from the MoMA press release:</strong></p> <p> "The Museum of Modern Art announces a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities that address the rapid and uneven growth of six global metropolises: New York, Rio de Janeiro, Mumbai, Lagos, Hong Kong, and Istanbul. Organized by Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79464626/moma-releases-young-frank-architect-storybook MoMA releases "Young Frank, Architect" storybook Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-14T18:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:18:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ibeucmx7n2023c2o.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Frank sees creative possibilities everywhere, and likes to use anything he can get his hands on&mdash;macaroni, old boxes, spoons, and sometimes even his dog, Eddie&mdash;to create things like chairs out of toilet paper rolls and twisting skyscrapers made up of his grandfather&rsquo;s books. But Old Frank is skeptical; he doesn&rsquo;t think that&rsquo;s how REAL architects make things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &#8203;MoMA's new children's book, <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> tells the story of a budding architect living with his architect grandfather in modern-day New York City. Hoping to give a lesson in design professionalism, Old Frank takes Young Frank on a trip to MoMA, where they find inspiration in their kindred Franks (Gehry and Lloyd Wright). Written and illustrated by <a href="http://www.vivaandco.com/work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Viva</a> (whose graphical work has been featured by&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,&nbsp;</em><em>The New Yorker,&nbsp;</em>Le Creuset and PUBLIC Bikes), <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> is a gorgeous example of multi-layered children's storytelling -- part showcase of MoMA's architecture and design collection, and part allegory for architectural innovation (with perhaps a bit borrowed from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/how-to-land-your-kid-in-therapy/308555/?single_page=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cult of self-esteem</a>).</p> <p> <em>Young Frank, Architect </em>is on sale exclusively through the <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Young%20Frank%20Architect_10451_10001_162154_-1_26683_11486_162167" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA store</a>, until its wide-release in September.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78465154/justin-davidson-on-moma-s-departing-barry-bergdoll Justin Davidson on MoMA’s Departing Barry Bergdoll Archinect 2013-08-01T19:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-02T07:38:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0f7d47bfe53d0839721fe539fb1aff9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When MoMA&rsquo;s chief curator of architecture and design Barry Bergdoll gives up his post at the end of the summer and returns to his tenured lair at Columbia University, the museum will lose a quiet crusader. MoMA can feel corporate and aloof, but in his domain, Bergdoll has displayed an uncanny sense of timing, using each exhibition to set a real-world agenda that frequently outlasts its run.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75819494/le-corbusier-at-moma Le Corbusier at MOMA Andrew Davis 2013-06-25T14:41:00-04:00 >2013-06-26T12:33:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9g/9gbifvpkv6d17smq.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"These products suggest the terrific span of Le Corbusier&rsquo;s career in time, space, and scale, attacking the problems of how we should build and how we should live at home and abroad . . . If current architects take anything from the exhibition&mdash;a must-see, despite some critical flaws&mdash;it should be the power of those big, gestural drawings, where visual and verbal argument vividly come together."</p></em><br /><br /><p> This criticism of MoMA's exhibition of Le Corbusier's work seems to be disappointed in the light-handed intervention of the curator. However, considering the amount and variety of architecture produced by Corbusier, it's unlikely anyone has clear idea of how best to display his work. Still, the architect may have done the heavy lifting in this feat.</p> <p> Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes</p> <p> June 15&ndash;September 23, 2013 @ MoMA New York</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73093361/defending-the-former-american-folk-art-museum-building Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building Archinect 2013-05-13T14:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T10:56:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3da7b72923fb073c94c9e7858ae83c3.jpg" width="514" height="237" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s a relief on the block, representing the diversity vital to healthy streets &mdash; not a perfect building, not even its architects&rsquo; best work. But its unembarrassed, luxuriant materiality, its small scale and vulnerability, all qualities that the Modern now seems to reject, belong no less than the glass tower to the messy story of Modernism and city life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72833750/moma-reconsiders-razing-of-folk-art-museum-hands-decision-over-to-newly-selected-architects-ds-r MoMA reconsiders razing of Folk Art Museum, hands decision over to newly selected architects DS+R Archinect 2013-05-09T17:12:00-04:00 >2013-05-14T08:06:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/8779cfe522bcc8307f1a12a7d289da31.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AFTER impassioned protests from prominent architects, preservationists and design critics, the Museum of Modern Art said on Thursday that it would reconsider its decision to demolish its next-door neighbor, the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, to make room for an expansion.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a board meeting on Thursday morning, the directors were told that a board committee had selected the design firm Diller Scofidio &amp; Renfro to handle the expansion and to help determine whether to keep any of the existing structure.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72624735/on-the-folk-art-museum-save-modernism-from-the-modern On the Folk Art Museum: Save Modernism from the Modern Places Journal 2013-05-07T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-05-10T16:36:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z14hnfqwsje1f07.jpg" width="514" height="661" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism worth pursuing &mdash; worth protecting &mdash; is the one where Gregor Samsa wakes up transformed into a large insect, and ends up with an apple embedded in his carapace, which is exactly what the Folk Art Museum is to the Museum of Modern Art, right now, right where it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, David Heymann presents an incisive critique of MoMA's decision to raze the Folk Art Museum building, by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p> <p> From a quiet beginning &mdash; "Here is why I think the American Folk Art Museum is a great Modernist building" &mdash; Heymann works his way to a pointed conclusion: "Modernism in the architecture of the Modern is just another sad Historical Revival Style, the very thing Modernism as an ideology set out so intently to destroy."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72439452/moma-s-history-of-demolishing-potential-landmarks MoMA’s History of Demolishing Potential Landmarks Archinect 2013-05-03T19:50:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T13:39:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jcssjx20jx13ayqu.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MoMA&rsquo;s plan can hardly be a surprise, because its entire history since 1937 is based on demolishing potential landmarks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/71765821/the-architectural-league-calls-on-moma-to-reconsider-folk-art-museum-demolition The Architectural League calls on MoMA to reconsider Folk Art Museum Demolition Archinect 2013-04-22T18:07:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T19:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr37n9cej3i2yhm9.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Architectural League calls on the Museum of Modern Art to reconsider its decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum. The Museum of Modern Art&mdash;the first museum with a permanent curatorial department of architecture and design&mdash;should provide more information about why it considers it necessary to tear down this significant work of contemporary architecture. The public has a substantial and legitimate interest in this decision, and the Museum of Modern Art has not yet offered a compelling justification for the cultural and environmental waste of destroying this much-admired, highly distinctive twelve-year-old building.</p> <p> Annabelle Selldorf, president<br> Rosalie Genevro, executive director</p> <p> Amale Andraos<br> Stella Betts<br> Michael Bierut<br> Vishaan Chakrabarti<br> Walter Chatham<br> Leslie Gill<br> Maxine Griffith<br> Frances Halsband<br> Hugh Hardy<br> Steven Holl<br> Wendy Evans Joseph<br> Rachel Judlowe<br> Paul Lewis<br> Frank Lupo<br> Thom Mayne<br> Richard Meier<br> Joseph Mizzi<br> Peter Mullan<br> Nat Oppenheimer<br> Gr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71431552/barry-bergdoll-talks-about-the-decision-to-demolish-the-folk-art-museum Barry Bergdoll talks about the decision to demolish the Folk Art Museum Archinect 2013-04-17T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-04-26T17:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m7txkv1x18t97kxk.jpg" width="200" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of MoMA's architecture and design department, told AN that the decision was an administrative, rather than a curatorial one. He called the decision &ldquo;painful&rdquo; for architects and others who appreciate Williams and Tsein&rsquo;s work, and acknowledged that museums have a responsibility to the art in their care&mdash;including architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> He says the building &ldquo;was designed as a jewel box for folk art,&rdquo; and could not reasonably be altered to fit a different collection and a different purpose.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bc215336125cb35c126e7f85ec24f463.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68525533/expo-1-new-york-rockaway-call-for-ideas EXPO 1: NEW YORK Rockaway Call for Ideas Archinect 2013-02-28T14:27:00-05:00 >2013-03-01T15:51:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aakbpr4fixpu55q8.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an effort to foster the creative debate on urban recovery after Hurricane Sandy, MoMA PS1 and MoMA&rsquo;s Department of Architecture and Design are calling out for ideas to create a sustainable waterfront. Artists, architects, designers, and others are welcome to present ideas for alternative housing models, creation of social spaces, urban interventions, new uses of public space, the rebuilding of the boardwalk, protection of the shoreline, and actions to engage local communities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56623629/frank-lloyd-wright-collection-moves-to-moma-and-columbia Frank Lloyd Wright Collection Moves to MoMA and Columbia Archinect 2012-09-04T12:30:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T12:30:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80ec498181997f66b577106238ee677f.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[FLW's] entire archive is moving permanently to New York in an unusual joint partnership between the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural &amp; Fine Arts Library, where it will become more accessible to the public for viewing and scholarship. The collection includes more than 23,000 architectural drawings, about 40 large-scale, architectural models, some 44,000 photographs, 600 manuscripts and more than 300,000 pieces of office and personal correspondence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54642915/hammertone-by-the-principals-at-moma-ps-1 Hammertone by The Principals at MoMA PS 1 Gravitas 2012-08-03T12:22:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T16:41:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roq0i1lkthqq44wx.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Hammertone is created from a fabric of woven LED strips and paper squares, networked through a series of sensors which read the aural vibrations created by the artists - responding through light, shadow and geometry."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Saturday August 4, 2012, Brooklyn-based design firm <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> present from 2pm until 9pm, Hammertone will be performing in collaboration with the musicians Lemonade, Pearson Sound and Jamie XX at MoMA PS 1's Summer Warm Up series. &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r92yjv979ecnyh0h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4vqer5itfoj8qtb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnlozov2dvxf1dgo.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43509001/something-out-of-nothing-marcia-tucker-jeffrey-deitch-and-the-de-regulation-of-the-contemporary-museum-model Something out of Nothing: Marcia Tucker, Jeffrey Deitch and the De-regulation of the Contemporary-Museum Model Orhan Ayyüce 2012-04-01T22:49:00-04:00 >2012-04-13T15:42:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ax/axlc6ae4wx3x9kbl.jpg" width="445" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Being a successful collector or dealer does not qualify one to make substantial decisions towards our collective cultural patrimony.</p></em><br /><br /><p> art&amp;education publishes an excellent paper by Nizan Shaked. As the title suggests, it discusses and exposes the forces and conditions behind this billion dollar industry that created by power brokers and&nbsp;billionaire&nbsp;businessman and their art&nbsp;advisers, museum directors and junior collector class, trail of money and more importantly,&nbsp;manipulating&nbsp;and exploiting&nbsp;our collective cultural patrimony.</p> <p> Witnessing, critiquing dozens of naive and exploited museum design projects by architecture students, I can highly recommend an article that needs to be read and understood by all the students and their instructors while doing such projects. If anything, it will make you understand the destination of your project better and possibly change your direction and delivery.</p> <p> Silence=Death.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42835199/reality-check-developers-react-to-moma-s-show-foreclosed-rehousing-the-american-dream Reality Check: Developers React to MoMA’s Show, “Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream” Archinect 2012-03-27T00:44:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T08:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23fcd80aa9056f11ad7e20d46cb6d4d8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though the panelists agreed that the foreclosure crisis will lead to major changes in suburban development, they all thought new patterns are less likely to be brought about by a revised American dream than by economic and demographic factors. And all said it would be very difficult to change zoning laws to permit denser new development patterns, especially in existing &ldquo;inner-ring&rdquo; suburbs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/36325414/the-crit-thoughts-on-moma-s-foreclosed-rehousing-the-american-dream" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The CRIT: Thoughts on MoMA's Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41299177/dream-deferred-felix-salmon-on-moma-s-foreclosed Dream Deferred; Felix Salmon on MoMA's "Foreclosed" Archinect 2012-03-13T17:19:00-04:00 >2012-03-14T07:17:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf571fc106c139962c6fdeac0843c34c.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>one driving idea of the show holds firm, Bergdoll&rsquo;s binder notwithstanding: Suburbs are generally an architect-free zone. Insofar as such creatures are spied at all, they&rsquo;re employed to rubber-stamp a builder&rsquo;s plans. Beyond that, they&rsquo;re not wanted. Suburbanites are conservative, wherever they might lie on the political spectrum: There&rsquo;s a good reason why builders have kept on churning out houses which have remained essentially the same for decades, even as they have grown steadily in size.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also see Archinect feature: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/36325414/the-crit-thoughts-on-moma-s-foreclosed-rehousing-the-american-dream" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The CRIT: Thoughts on MoMA's Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</a></p>