Archinect - News 2014-11-28T03:55:28-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112807580/preston-scott-cohen-honored-as-national-academy-academician Preston Scott-Cohen Honored as National Academy Academician Nicholas Korody 2014-11-03T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-11-22T00:47:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3c77hqv3wyp7t2a.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tonight, Preston Scott Cohen is being honored at the National Academy in New York. Each year, a select group of prominent artists and architects is elected into the National Academy. Election as an Academician recognizes exceptional creative work and contribution to the arts. These artists and architects represent some of the most distinguished practitioners in their respective fields.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Preston Scott Cohen, principal of <a href="http://www.pscohen.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.</a>, was awarded the notable distinction of academician of the <a href="http://www.nationalacademy.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Academy in New York</a>. Cohen is also the&nbsp;the Gerald M. McCue Professor of Architecture at&nbsp;<a title="Harvard Graduate School of Design" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Graduate_School_of_Design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a>.</p><p>Cohen's work is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preston_Scott_Cohen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">known for</a> his use of geometric transformations to define the physical experience of the human observer. Derived from descriptive geometries of the 17th century, he materializes oblique projections with the aid of computer technology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpcagg0r43bc32qd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/dujfk6wdhiew7mtj.jpg"></p><p>Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., are the architects of the Nanjing Performance Arts Center in China, which utilized "<a href="http://www.pscohen.com/nanjing_performing_arts_center.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the techniques and economy of local construction practices.</a>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/st16lkifvfujh1li.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7i11q2umtbgic5a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62s8uinemibvyaw8.jpg"></p><p>Another notable project by the firm is the Tel Aviv Art Museum. Finished in 2011, the museum consists of hyperbolic parabolas, an innovative solution to the design challenges of a small site and the need for large, rectilinear galleries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7i11q2umtbgic5a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zo/zo1bx26b5alzqwvt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7ezma2m2t45632a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f95i9an775mr2ffa.jpg"></p><p>Currently under construction, the Datong Library in China is designed around a large centr...</p> 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>