Center for Architecture Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm, Sunday: CLOSED
Join an Architalker for a Hosted Tour of Center for Architecture
Join us for free Architalker-hosted tours of the Center for Architecture exhibitions Fridays at 4:00pm. To join one of these tours, meet in the Public Resource Area on the ground floor of the Center for Architecture.
June 23 — September 14, 2008
Buckminster Fuller Dymaxion Study Center
The Dymaxion Study Center will display over four hundred volumes of books by and about visionary inventor and theorist, Buckminster Fuller, whose work has influenced generations of architects and environmentalists. These volumes will include the complete and extremely rare set of Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics Dictionary edited by Ed Applewhite, as well as other well-known works by Fuller, such as Synergetics and Nine Chains to the Moon. The Study Center will include selections from Fuller’s “live book squad” of influential texts and a Dymaxion timeline, outlining the evolution of Fuller’s geodesic designs in the context of their co-evolution with the Dymaxion map, organized in collaboration with Bonnie DeVarco, former Fuller Archivist and Shoji Sadao, President of Fuller and Sadao PC.
On Monday, June 23rd, 2008, the Center for Architecture will also unveil the Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome, courtesy of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Max Protetch Gallery, New York, in conjunction with NYC Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program and Friends of LaGuardia Place. The dome will be temporarily displayed at LaGuardia Park between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets. Its presence will draw attention to the imminent re-design of the park by landscape architect, Adrian Smith, ASLA, working with students and Friends of LaGuardia Place.
“The Fly’s Eye domes are designed as components of a ’livingry’ service. The basic hardware components will produce a beautiful, fully equipped, air-deliverable house that weighs and costs about as much as a good automobile. Not only will it be highly efficient in its use of energy and materials, it also will be capable of harvesting incoming light and wind energies.” – Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path, 1983.
The Center for Architecture’s Dymaxion Study Center will offer audiences an in-depth view of Buckminster Fuller, his influences, his words, and works.
Organized by: AIA New York Chapter and the Center for
Architecture Foundation in association with the Buckminster Fuller Institute
Exhibition and Graphic Design: Project Projects
Underwriters: NYC Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art
Friends of LaGuardia Place, Center for Architecture
Lead Sponsors: Spring Scaffolding
Supporters: New York University; Purchase College, State University of
Media Sponsor: Metropolis Magazine
Monday, June 23, 2008, 2:00 — 5:00pm
Buckminster Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony
Monday, June 23, 2008, 5:00 — 7:00pm
Reception and Opening of Dymaxion Study Center and Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome
Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 12:00 — 2:00pm
Dialogue: Fuller’s architectural partners
Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 2:00 — 4:00pm
Dialogue, Fuller’s associates
Thursday, June 26, 2008, 5:00 — 8:00pm
Dymaxion Study Center Roundtable
Friday, June 27, 2008, 6:00 — 8:00pm
Fuller Film Series & Discussion
Saturday, June 28, 2008, 11:00 — 1:00pm
Dymaxion Map Intergenerational Workshop: One Earth Island – One Earth Ocean (Session I)
Saturday, June 28, 2008, 2:00 — 4:00pm
Dymaxion Map Intergenerational Workshop: One Earth Island – One Earth Ocean (Session II)
Saturday, July 12, 2008, 10:00 — 12:00pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Bucky’s Ge-Odyssey (Session I)
Saturday, July 12, 2008, 1:00 — 3:00pm
FamilyDay@theCenter: Bucky’s Ge-Odyssey (Session II)
May 22 — September 6, 2008
Ecotones: mitigating NYC’s contentious sites
Galleries: Margaret Helfand Gallery, Gerald D Hines Gallery, Public Resource Center
Given the global and local challenges of climate change, the Landscape Architecture profession is at the forefront of New York City’s sustainability efforts. Collaborating with governments, regulatory agencies, community groups, and design professionals, Landscape Architects are transforming ecological problems into opportunities for habitation and recreation. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s sustainability plan, plaNYC, in place, the challenge is to understand the interconnectedness of the City’s green spaces.
Ecotones are transition zones between adjacent ecosystems. In urban environments they emerge as contentious sites located between disparate or opposing forces: where industry meets the river; where community and industrial uses collide; where public and private interests merge. These areas are often the unconsidered result of infrastructure improvements and building developments yet have the potential to be cultural and ecological mitigators. The projects in this exhibition show us how sustainable practices, specifically, the collecting, cleansing, and reclaiming of water, can be used to mediate conflicting circumstances, integrating technical solutions with the social and cultural considerations that make for vibrant urban spaces.
Organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects New York Chapter
Curator: Tricia Martin
Exhibition Design: Moorhead & Moorhead
Graphic Design: PS New York
Patron: Alcan Composites USA
H.I. Interior Corp
Duggal Visual Solutions
Supporters: Delta Fountains; H.M. White Site Architects; Landscape Forms; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Landscape Architects
Friends: EDAW; Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture; Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects; Sawyer/Berson, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Saturday, July 26, 2008, 11:00am — 5:00pm
organized by the ASLA New York Chapter
May 1 — June 28, 2008
Design Awards & Building Type Awards 2008
Galleries: Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery, HLW Gallery
The AIA New York Chapter 2008 Design Awards exhibition is a showcase of the 2008 award-winning projects in three categories — Interiors, Architecture, and Projects. Selected from international, national and local submissions, these projects spotlight the extraordinary achievements in architectural design excellence in New York City and around the world.
The AIA New York Chapter 2008 Biennial Building Type Awards program has been established to recognize excellence and innovation in specialized design fields and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. The 2008 design categories are: Educational Facility Design, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. The program is co-sponsored with the Boston Society of Architects.
Design Awards 2008 is organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the AIA New York Chapter Design Awards Committee.
Building Type Awards 2008 is co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the Boston Society of Architects. The 2008 program was organized in collaboration with the following AIA New York Chapter Committees: Architecture for Education, Committee on the Environment, and Planning & Urban Design.
Exhibition Design: Graham Hanson Design
The 2008 Design Awards Program was made possible with support from the following organizations:
Consulting for Architects
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Turner Construction Corporation
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 6:00 — 8:00pm
Design Awards Winners’ Symposium: Projects Winners
June 13 — August 23, 2008
Building Connections: 12th Annual Exhibition of K-12 Design Work
Join us in celebrating our young designers! This annual exhibition of K-12 explorations into the built environment showcases models and drawings from Learning By Design:NY, our school based residency program, as well as work from our youth programs at the Center for Architecture.
Exhibition Design: Arquitectonica
Exhibition Graphics: Casey Maher
Exhibition organized by the Center for Architecture Foundation and the AIA New York.
Building Connections was made possible with generous support from the following organizations:
Sponsor: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Supporters: Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti; Robert Silman Associates
Friends: Archetype Associates; Baldinger; Bentley Prince Street; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; Fisher Marantz Stone; InterfaceFLOR; Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; Murray Engineering; Petty Burton Associates; Pustorino, Puglisi & Co.; RMJM Hillier; Tamarkin Architecture; Weidlinger Associates; Linda Yowell, FAIA
Friday, June 13, 2008, 5:30 — 8:30pm
Special Live Performance at 8pm: Care Bears on Fire
Spend the Summer@theCenter!
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Green Roof for a Green Planet, Saturday, June 7, 10:00 – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00
Bucky’s Maps, Saturday, July 12, 10:00 – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00
Explore Governor’s Island, Saturday, August 9, Meet at 9:45am at the Ferry Building