Archinect - News 2014-12-21T19:52:01-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106337230/drawing-ambience-alvin-boyarsky-and-the-architectural-association ‘Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association’ Liam Otten 2014-08-12T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:46:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjb5wewi7i86m78b.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is architecture a trade or an art?</p><p>For Alvin Boyarsky, the answer was clear. As longtime chair of the <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Association</a> (AA) in London, and one of the most influential figures in 20th-century design education, Boyarsky argued that architecture was not only a profession but also an artistic venture &mdash; an open, wide-ranging practice that comprises drawing and publication as much as it engages design and construction.</p><p>This fall, the <a href="http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum</a> at Washington University in St. Louis will present <a href="http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/exhibitions/9926" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association,&rdquo;</a> the first public museum exhibition of drawings from Boyarsky&rsquo;s private collection.</p><p>Featuring early formative works on paper by a generation of prominent architects &mdash; including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas and Bernard Tschumi &mdash; &ldquo;Drawing Ambience&rdquo; explores Boyarsky&rsquo;s role as a collector of drawings and also, metaphorically speaking, of the ideas and people that have come to defin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72186785/sunflowers-pocket-parks-and-other-ideas-aim-to-beautify-vacant-lots Sunflowers, pocket parks and other ideas aim to beautify vacant lots Alexander Walter 2013-04-29T14:44:00-04:00 >2013-06-17T07:41:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/aca6336c51ca23bddbfe4bc8796505b7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you live in any large &lsquo;rustbelt&rsquo; city in the Midwest, and St. Louis in particular, you&rsquo;re probably all too familiar with the site of vacant lots. Empty land where homes and businesses used to be present a tough challenge for cities. This weekend, ground will be broken on several projects which aim to change the way neighborhoods and cities deal with vacant property. The Washington University Sustainable Land Lab Competition chose five winning designs from 48 design submissions.</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>