Archinect - News 2014-04-18T19:44:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/72203093/editor-s-picks-313 Editor's Picks #313 Nam Henderson 2013-04-30T11:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T15:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbyq4qn890cyuemr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SDR complained "The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ? Really ? Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ? What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as a work of architecture. I know nothing about it. But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Gray reviewed</a> John Hill&rsquo;s book <em>A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture</em>, reflected on the current revival of traditional architecture in the United States, and asked Mr. Hill if he has "<em>a bias against the neo-traditional movement?</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>SDR</strong> complained "<em>The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ?&nbsp; Really ?&nbsp; Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ?&nbsp; What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as&nbsp; a work of architecture.&nbsp; I know nothing about it.&nbsp; But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)</em>".</p> <p> <strong>observant</strong> summarized Mr. Gray&rsquo;s argument "<em>Ok, so the world is getting tired of peeling Gehry's buildings and the odd cowlicks in Morphosis's buildings, and we're headed back to another swat at post-modern, except that this one is Prairie School revival.&nbsp; I would not have been able to deduce that very easily.&nbsp; It's really watered down.&nbsp; And if the people in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50265766/a-canopy-as-social-cathedral A Canopy as Social Cathedral anthony dong 2012-06-04T21:24:00-04:00 >2012-07-03T15:30:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0lxlxbel9njfml86.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the canopy covers 11,000 square feet of an easement in Battery Park City; effectively, North End Way is a north-south passageway or alley, lined with shops and restaurants. Part of what makes this a notable public space is the quality of construction... But it&rsquo;s the canopy, which Goldman also commissioned, that formally elevates what is really just a gap between two buildings into something almost as inspired as the nave of a great Gothic cathedral.</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/26642431/opening-ceremony-of-the-tel-aviv-museum-of-art-herta-and-paul-amir-building Opening Ceremony of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Herta and Paul Amir Building Alexander Walter 2011-11-07T13:53:48-05:00 >2014-03-19T20:26:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6q2isfd3cuhxg6l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following up on the festive opening ceremony of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art's brand new <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/25508166/showcase-herta-and-paul-amir-building-tel-aviv-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herta and Paul Amir Building</a> last week, we have received photos from the celebrations on October 30.</p><p>Just a few hours later, on November 1, the auditorium was also the venue for a <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/international_symposium_on_contemporary_museum_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symposium on the architecture of contemporary museums</a>, featuring the building's architect Preston Scott Cohen in conversation with Eran Neuman and a roster of international architects, including Sylvia Lavin, Jeff Kipnis, Dan Sherer, Jesse Reiser, Inaki Abalos and Ben Van Berkel.</p><p>The 195,000-square-foot building houses an installation of the museum&rsquo;s comprehensive collection of Israeli art, as well as its architecture and design galleries, drawings and prints galleries, photography study center, art library, new auditorium, a large gallery for temporary exhibitions and public amenities.</p><p>The Herta and Paul Amir Building officially opened to the public on November 2.</p><p>All photos courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen.</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4m/4mel34j4mz81m6ga.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/4m/4mel34j4mz81m6ga.jpg"></a></p><p>Opening ceremony ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/25944976/tel-aviv-museum-of-art-opens-its-new-herta-and-paul-amir-building-tomorrow Tel Aviv Museum of Art opens its new Herta and Paul Amir Building tomorrow Alexander Walter 2011-11-01T13:47:40-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60cb2b8c812a8a8ef67def662b5190a8.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tomorrow, November 2, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art will celebrate the public opening of its $55 million Herta and Paul Amir Building. The 195,000-square-foot building adds a visionary work of contemporary architecture to the Museum&rsquo;s campus in the heart of Tel Aviv and provides a new international landmark for Israel&rsquo;s cultural capital.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also our recent in-depth <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/25508166/showcase-herta-and-paul-amir-building-tel-aviv-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase Feature</a> on the building.</p>