WORK Architecture Company's dramatic new addition and renovation of the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas has opened to the public with a twenty-year survey dedicated to influential American sculptor Tony Feher. Founded in 1973, the Blaffer Art Museum is a preeminent contemporary art museum...
The university believes this to be the first design-build competition for an art museum in this country.
Each team gets four months to design a museum and prepare a bid for the museum. — bizjournals.com
The teams competing to build the museum are: Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky Contractor: Oliver and Co.; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO...
The proposal "L'Assemblée Radieuse" by NYC's WORK Architecture Company has recently been named winner in the international competition to design a new Assembly Hall in Libreville, Gabon for the 2014 Summit of the African Union. — bustler.net
“We don’t believe architecture can solve anything,” Andraos said of the relationship between environmentalism and design in WORKac’s creations. “Rather, we feel this is a question of impacting culture. In the architect’s Sisyphean relation to power, we believe in the visionary, and his agency to radicalize and to move culture.” — yaledailynews.com
Foreclosed is controversial because it suggests that the state, or the public sector — conceived along with civil society in terms of multiple, overlapping, virtual and actual publics — might play a more active, direct and enlightened role in the provision of housing and, by extension, of education, health care and other infrastructures of daily life in the United States.... Simply put, can we no longer imagine architecture without developers? — Places Journal
Earlier this year Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream opened at MoMA in New York. The exhibition quickly became controversial, with some decrying it as elitist and paternalistic, others defending it as powerful and ambitious. On Places, Reinhold Martin, co-organizer of Foreclosed, and...
New York-based practice WORKac is the winner of the competition to select a master planning consultant for the future development of New Holland Island in St Petersburg, Russia. [...] New Holland is an 8-hectare island bordered by two canals and a river in the heart of St Petersburg, within 20-minutes walk of the Hermitage and the city’s other major cultural sites. — bustler.net
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