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The Cooper Union

New York, NY

LESSONS FROM MODERNISM: ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE, 1925-1970

Date:
Tue, Jan 29 '13 - Sat, Mar 16 '13
Location:
New York, NY, US

Image: Open Air School, Solar Plan and Section Diagram, Johannes Duiker

Lessons From Modernism examines selected works of architecture completed between 1925-70 through the lens of sustainability. This analysis of the use of environmental strategies — long before they were commonly used in 21st century buildings — opens at The Cooper Union’s Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery on January 29th.

Through an analysis of the influence of nature and the environment in architectural design, Lessons From Modernism provides new insights into works achieved by a diverse selection of architects, including Le Corbusier, Paul Rudolph, Jean Prouvé and Oscar Niemeyer. The exhibition demonstrates how these architects integrated environmental concerns into their designs and explores the extent to which these practices have produced environmentally performative and distinctive architecture. 

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