Archinect - News 2014-04-24T10:30:55-04:00 “The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry Justine Testado 2014-04-22T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T12:52:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design &mdash; all by Cara Armstrong, a trained architect and poet who works as an educator, writer, and illustrator.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As an exhibition extra, the gallery is inviting everyone to a free talk on April 30 at 5 p.m. We can be sure this won't be like your typical poetry analysis class.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The exhibition delves into the space of poetry by bringing it together with architecture history, theory and design, encouraging viewers to look critically at poetic construction and promoting a more evocative understanding of architecture and writing...</p><p>Using the lens of architecture and art, [Armstrong] visually considers story, structure, music, and imagination as building blocks. Then, through architectural analysis techniques such as solid/void analysis and diagramming, she translates individual poems into a set of spatial relationships that becomes art in its own right. This allows the work of poets such as John Donne, Jean Valentine, and Jane Mead to converse across time and brings to light similarities in form, structure, and meaning."</p><p>Find more details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-18T20:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room&rdquo; is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Master Interior Architecture &amp; Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our most private spaces, either raucously or imperceptibly.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more info, photos and videos by visiting the news listing on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>...</p> “Chicagoisms” exhibition renders the Windy City’s architectural history anew Justine Testado 2014-04-18T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="528" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you find your way into the Windy City anytime soon, catch a glimpse of the recently debuted "Chicagoisms" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago now until Jan. 4, 2015. Exploring Chicago's enduring influence in modern architecture and urban planning, the exhibition presents five new interpretations and critical analysis of "Chicagoisms" designed by contemporary architects and designers.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find the event details on <a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Bernard Tschumi retrospective opens on April 30 at Centre Pompidou, Paris Justine Testado 2014-04-09T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T21:49:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Book a trip to the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. The Centre is hosting the first major European retrospective of iconic French-Swiss architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi from April 30 to July 28, 2014. Exploring Tschumi's work from 1975 to the present, the exhibition will feature a thematic arrangement of archival documents, films, and around 350 of his never-before-seen sketches, drawings, collages, and models -- all displayed in an installation he designed himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The exhibition at the Centre Pompidou &mdash; based on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi</a>&rsquo;s work as an architect, educator, and writer &mdash; explores the making of architecture as a series of arguments, ideas, influences, and responses to the contemporary definition of architecture today."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Get more details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> See New York radically transformed in the “Building Tomorrow” exhibition, opening April 4 in NYC Justine Testado 2014-04-03T20:04:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T23:26:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Already making weekend plans? If you're based in New York, maybe you ought to stop by the "Building Tomorrow" exhibition opening tomorrow April 4 until April 6 at 168 Bowery in NYC. Presented by Future and Terreform ONE, the limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:</p><ul><li>Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm</li><li>Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm&nbsp;&nbsp;</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>See more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Ai Weiwei Exhibition Underscores Dangers and Importance of Art Alexander Walter 2014-04-03T15:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T17:22:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A major exhibition opens in Berlin this week of the work of Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist. Events like this are the very thing that protect him against further repression at home. The show is packed with moving works that are critical of the regime.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> First major Guastavino exhibition opening at MCNY on March 26 Justine Testado 2014-03-25T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:31:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The upcoming "Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile" exhibition&nbsp;will showcase&nbsp;the works of Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino and his son Rafael Jr. that helped shape the architectural identity of New York City.&nbsp;</p><p>Opening at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of the City of New York</a> on March 26, the exhibition will share the story of the Guastavinos, whose family legacy graces the vaulted and tiled ceilings of over 200 historic NYC buildings like the Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island, Carnegie Hall, and the Bronx Zoo's Elephant House.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The exhibition was first&nbsp;organized by MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf from MIT before MCNY expanded it to feature 20 major Guastavino projects throughout NYC's five boroughs. The exhibition will include never-before-seen drawings and materials, an 11 ft x 15 ft replica of a Guastavino vault, contemporary photos by Michael Freeman, and a video gallery installation that lets viewers "visit" Guastavino spaces.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Palaces for the People" will run until...</p> Parliament-themed Austrian Pavilion revealed for 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-03-18T19:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:34:53-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Power to the people is the driving force behind the Austrian Pavilion for the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The pavilion will include an exhibition that explores the concept of parliament and its architectural influence on the world's more than 200 national parliament monuments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion was designed by a collective team including Commissioner Dr. Christian K&uuml;hn, Harald Trapp, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coop Himmelb(l)au</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aub&ouml;ck + K&aacute;r&aacute;sz Landscape Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kollektiv/Rauschen</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna University of Technology - Institute of Architecture and Design</a>.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the models in the exhibition:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Materials & Applications goes from Silver Lake yard art to a museum show Archinect 2014-03-18T14:01:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:46:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Places like M&amp;A provide architects with the opportunity to fail. I mean that in the best possible way," said Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues, whose practice got its start at M&amp;A. Ball-Nogues works are now in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Not many clients will support a trial-and-error process on an untested structure. M&amp;A is a place where you can do that."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Six British "Hi-Tech" architects Nam Henderson 2014-02-19T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T13:44:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What they wanted to do was a building which you could prefabricate. It wouldn't weigh much, it would be quick, distinctly hi-tech...Nick Grimshaw in particular became a kind of brand ambassador for Britain.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hugh Pearman, reviews the new RIBA exhibit <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012</a></strong>. The exhibit which celebrates the work of&nbsp;Sir Michael Hopkins, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Lord (Norman) Foster, Lady Patricia Hopkins, Lord (Richard) Rogers and Sir Terry Farrell, opened February 13th and runs through May 27.</p> Archiving the built environment in Joakim Dahlqvist's "Piminski" renderings Justine Testado 2014-02-18T14:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T14:27:21-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 3D model renderings of architect, illustrator, and digital artist <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joakim Dahlqvist</a> are a tug-o'-war between reality and imagination &mdash; a constant tension reflected in the never-ending quest for design innovation. The smartly arranged objects in Dahlqvist's 3D renderings would have one think each piece required thorough, calculated thought every step of the way. They do, to an extent.</p><p>But after I had a short phone conversation with Dahlqvist, his creative thought process seems to lean toward an experimental and intuitive side that may not be easily detected in his work.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Always having an interest in collecting things and spotting interesting details in his everyday surroundings, Dahlqvist began piecing together the renderings as a "bureaucratic" exercise. The renderings were also a uniquely productive way for him to archive the items he had collected over the years.<br><br>When he was invited to exhibit his work at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in L.A., he explained that he took it as an opportunity to c...</p> Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater? Alexander Walter 2014-02-17T14:40:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:31:44-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world &ndash; including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. [...] &ldquo;All my work is driven by a frustration with the word &lsquo;sustainable&rsquo;,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;It suggests something that is just about good enough, but we need to be looking at truly restorative solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NY Transit Museum wants you to wax poetic about public transit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:58:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inspired by the engineering, intricate choreography, and impromptu interactions of your daily commute? Wish there was an open mic night for historians and urbanists? A show-and-tell for your creative musings on mass transit? Looking for a public platform to present your ideas to a captive audience? Us, too. That&rsquo;s why we are excited to announce PLATFORM, a new series of cross-disciplinary programs created by the public for the public. Have an idea? We&rsquo;ll give you a platform.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Transit Museum is launching an open exhibition program, accepting proposals for projects devoted to any and all aspects of public transportation. The aptly named <em>Pl</em><em>atform</em>&nbsp;program will exhibit the first winning proposal in its subway station home in downtown Brooklyn, on <strong>Thursday, April 10</strong>.</p><p>Projects can take any performative or static form -- whether you're choreographing a ballet inspired by metro drivers, making Metro-card origami or curating a gallery of subway maps,&nbsp;<em>Platform</em>&nbsp;wants your submissions.</p><p>Questions regarding <em>Platform</em>&nbsp;can be sent to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;Submissions will be reviewed by the NYTM through <strong>Tuesday, February 25</strong>&nbsp;at noon (EST).</p> Worlds of Cityvision coming to Los Angeles this March Alexander Walter 2014-02-05T15:50:00-05:00 >2014-02-06T14:05:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most readers may be very familiar with Italian architecture lab Cityvision for its thought-provoking architectural ideas competitions [...]. Now Cityvision goes traveling and pitches its tent in Los Angeles this March. For the first time abroad, the exhibition Worlds of Cityvision will be on display at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery from March 6-23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Worlds of Cityvisions will also see the launch of the new international competition <em>Evolution: the architecture of future mankind</em>, about the future of Beijing featuring a special jury panel comprised of Sou Fujimoto, Greg Lynn, Sanford Kwinter, Eric de Broche des Combes and Ai Weiwei.</p> Winning 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards photos exhibited in London this month Justine Testado 2014-02-04T18:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:53:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Snap, snap! Here are the winning photos of the 2013 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. First displayed at the most recent World Architecture Festival, the photos will be on exhibition in London this month. Architectural photographers had to show the best of their shooting skills under four categories: Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place, and Buildings in Use. This year's judges featured Zaha Hadid, Catherine Slessor, Eva Jiricna, Ivan Harbour and Graham Stirk.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a look at some of the winning photos.<br><br><strong>Overall winner: Ken Schluchtmann </strong>(Germany)<br>Interior - Project: Shanghai Museum of Glass (CHINA) by Coordination Asia<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Exterior - Project: Reindeer Pavilion (NORWAY) by Sn&oslash;hetta<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Overall runner-up: Duccio Malagamba</strong> (Spain)<br>Project: Dalian Congress Centre (CHINA) by Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Shortlisted:</strong><br><strong>Adam Mork - Exterior</strong>. Project: The Blue Planet (DENMARK) by 3XN<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Jim Stephenson - Building in Use</strong>. Project: Shangri La at Glastonbury Festival (ENGLAND) by An Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Tim Van De Velde - Exterior</strong>. Project: Bruder Klaus Kapelle (GERMANY) by Peter Zumthor<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find the full list on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Innovators in California architecture take part in M&A exhibition, opening tomorrow in Long Beach Justine Testado 2014-01-24T17:55:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Heads up to our Angeleno readers looking for weekend plans, come to the opening reception of "Materials &amp; Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002 - 2013", taking place on Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m at the University Art Museum in Cal State Long Beach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting tomorrow, the M&amp;A exhibition will feature works of the most active, up-and-coming names in California architecture.</p><p>Below is a handful of the works in the show:<br><br>Bubbles by FoxLin<img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Fat Fringe by Layer<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Light Frames by Gail Borden<img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Yakuza Lou by Eddy Sykes<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Find the complete list of exhibitors and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p> The Bartlett exhibiting award-winning “Innovation in Technology” projects now until Jan. 31 Justine Testado 2014-01-23T21:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T21:14:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To any of our readers in the London area, you can still get a chance to stop by The Bartlett's Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition at The Lobby Gallery now until next Friday, Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public! The exhibition highlights five award-winning projects all by students in The Bartlett's BSc and MArch Architecture programs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the projects if you can't check out the exhibition in person:</p><p>Pictured above: <em><strong>Superimposed Landscapes &ndash; Fragments of misperception</strong></em> by Andrew Walker, MArch Architecture Year 4, 2013, Unit 14.<br><br><em><strong>MAMM Pavilion, Medell&iacute;n, Colombia, 2013</strong></em><br>By Unit 22, MArch Architecture, Years 4 &amp; 5<img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><em><strong>3D Lenticular Fa&ccedil;ade, 2014</strong></em><br>By Matthew Lyall, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 1<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><em><strong>PEMY (Pre&#8208;Ecopoiesis Mars Yard), 2013</strong></em><br>By Sonila Kadillari, MArch Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 11 <img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><em><strong>The Reward System, 2014</strong></em><br>By Yoonjin Kim, BSc Architecture, completed 2013, Unit 0<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>You can learn more about the exhibition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br><em>Images courtesy of The Bartlett School of Architecture.</em></p> A recap on the Unbuilt Visions Exhibition in Ankara, Turkey Justine Testado 2014-01-22T15:51:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T12:34:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shortly after the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition concluded, d3 hosted the Unbuilt Visions exhibition showcasing some of the winning entries at the TSMD Turkish Architectural Center in Ankara from Jan. 7-21, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you didn't get a chance to be there in person, here are a few photos and a video from the event:<br><br>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition</a><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Sensing Spaces indulges architecture's vaulting ambition Alexander Walter 2014-01-21T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:40:58-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is usually the product of multiple, conflicting constraints, so how does it fare in the context of a gallery? Shielded from the realities of climate and context, client and user, planning and building regs, what of architecture is left? Liberated from the obligations and contingencies of a real building, can it jump free and take on a greater sensory power &ndash; or is it hollowed of all meaning and left to fall flat?</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"The results in the Sensing Spaces exhibition lie somewhere between these two camps."</em></p> Selling the Dwelling: The Books That Built America's Houses, 1775-2000 Nam Henderson 2014-01-19T23:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:15:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the show offers innumerable other examples of the housing industry&rsquo;s braiding of mythic imagination and commercial calculation...It&rsquo;s an epic, richly rewarding intellectual journey</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Ken Johnson reviews the&nbsp;exhibition currently on view <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grolier Club</a> (running through February 7, 2014). The show explores how quintessential American traits are reflected within the pages of the builder&rsquo;s guides, pattern books, catalogues, and other forms of architectural literature.</p> “Considering the Quake” exhibition explores the art and science in edgy seismic design Justine Testado 2014-01-08T20:58:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:10:29-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stand your ground, the U.S. debut of the "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge" exhibition will be on Feb. 13, 2014 at the AIA's Center for Architecture in New York. Based on resilient-design research gathered by the exhibition's curators Professor Ghyslaine McClure and Dr. Effie Bouras, it highlights not only the artistic aspect of seismic design, but also its more hidden &mdash; and crucial &mdash; scientific side.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here are some notable works that will be included in the upcoming exhibition:<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> MODU’s “Weather (Un)Control” exhibition explores the post-Sandy indoor air environment Justine Testado 2013-12-12T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:50:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As America's East Coast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, MODU's recently completed "Weather (Un)control" exhibition of the Marfa Dialogues/NY highlights an overlooked issue of the storm's aftermath that still remains: the invisible contaminants in indoor air.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The installation features drawings made from artificial dust and static electricity to address the current shortsighted methods for indoor air quality inspection and a "right" to better indoor air.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Photos by Brett Beyer.</p> <p> More info at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> "Between a womb and a cathedral": Architects of Air's "The Most Beautiful" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T13:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:02:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Reactions to Alan Parkinson's luminaria range from rhapsodic and enlightened, to energized or calmed. These giant inflatable structures, first designed by Parkinson in the 1980s and now touring worldwide under his "Architects of Air" organization, resemble multi-colored bouncy citadels, and create a totally immersive experience of light and color to anyone who walks their winding interiors. Imagine a Verner Panton wormhole opening into a florescent clerestory; a near-psychedelic secular pilgrimage through some giant creature's digestive system.</p> <p> To celebrate over twenty years of designing, building, and touring the luminaria, Architects of Air has released <em>The Most Beautiful</em>, a photo book with nearly glowing images from inside the structures and a quick look at the luminaria's design history.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Since putting the first luminarium on tour in the early 1990s, Architects of Air has designed over fifteen more structures and inflated them all over the world. Made out of a custom fle...</p> UNStudio’s Motion Matters exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Justine Testado 2013-12-10T16:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T23:46:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two successful showings, the third edition of UNStudio's Motion Matters exhibition opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on Dec. 6. As an exploration of movement, space, and perspective, the site-specific installation has visitors interact with and experience 10 rescaled representations of UNStudio's architectural designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Get more details at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> Photos &copy; Cesare Querci</p> Reassessing an Uproar in Architecture Archinect 2013-12-04T20:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T07:22:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adolf Loos, the enigmatic Moravian-born architect, is better known for his writings than his buildings. A century after the publication of his polemical essay &ldquo;Ornament and Crime,&rdquo; a Columbia University exhibition called &ldquo;Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary&rdquo; examines his enduring relevance.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT talks to Yehuda E. Safran, exhibition organizer.</p> Santiago Calatrava exhibition now open in Vatican City Justine Testado 2013-12-04T14:48:00-05:00 >2013-12-05T20:39:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space exhibition celebrated its grand opening at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in Vatican City today. Curated by Micol Forti of the Vatican Museums, the special exhibition presents over 140 artistic works of Calatrava, including his never-before-seen architectural models, sculptures, and watercolor drawings.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images property of Studio Calatrava &copy; Santiago Calatrava</em></p> Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A. Justine Testado 2013-11-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2013-11-28T12:33:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!<br><br> Event details are right below:</p> <p> <strong>RELIER Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party</strong> <strong>| December 14</strong>, <strong>Doors open 4 p.m.</strong></p> <p> The RELIER team -- an alumni group from the Cal Poly Pomona architecture program -- would like to invite you to our Fundraiser &amp; Cocktail Party hosted at the historical VDL House.<br><br> Join RELIER for cocktails as we provide our vision and plans for the exhibition ahead. We will be hosting a silent auction, with items designed by various Cal Poly Alumni and faculty. All donations will go toward the production of RELIER 2014.</p> <p> Featured Artists include:</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manny Torres</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando Pndlian</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andy Wilcox</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIA Studio</a><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a><br> and many more!</p> <p> For event tickets and additional information, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Opening of Non-Mechanical Repetition Installations | December 7, 6 to 8 p.m.</strong></p> <p> Com...</p> Only one week left to catch the Isay Weinfeld exhibition “A to Z” in NYC Justine Testado 2013-11-25T20:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"A to Z" by acclaimed Brazilian architect and designer Isay Weinfeld is his first U.S. exhibition, which opened on Nov. 12 at the ESPASSO gallery in New York City. Celebrating Weinfeld's 40th year in practice, the retrospective features two exhibition pieces he made from sustainable tauari branco wood, a showcase of his furniture and product designs, and 13 new films he directed over the past year [...]. "A to Z" will be open until Dec. 1, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of ESPASSO.</em></p> COLDSCAPES 2013 winning-design exhibition currently in Cleveland, Ohio Justine Testado 2013-11-19T15:26:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:02:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the COLDSCAPES design competition earlier this year, an exhibition of the winning designs is currently on display hosted by the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative &mdash; a timely event as the weather grows colder in the U.S. Last Friday's exhibition opening also celebrated the book launch of "COLDSCAPES: Design Ideas for Winter Cities", the sixth volume in CUDC&rsquo;s Urban Infill Book Series.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The COLDSCAPES exhibition will be open for one month at Star Plaza in Cleveland, Ohio.</p>