The Nakashima Family Tree Has Deep Roots

Queuing up at Pershing Square amidst the swarm of neon-clad NY Road Runners Dash to the Finish Line runners, a conspicuously darkly-attired group waited in the crisp morning air for a bus to take them along narrow rural roads to the New Hope, PA-based George Nakashima Woodworker property. A variety of 14 workshops, storehouses, studios, and structures combine the seeming paradoxes of Eastern and Western aesthetics, traditional and contemporary craftsmanship, and historic and modern sensibilities into a unique identity also visible in George Nakashima’s furniture. Continue reading “The Nakashima Family Tree Has Deep Roots”

The Center for Architecture and openhousenewyork teamed up for OHNY Weekend Family Festival 2013

Over Columbus Day Weekend, 10.12–13.13, the Center for Architecture Foundation welcomed more than 300 families to the Center for the sixth annual OHNY Weekend Family Festival, held in conjunction with openhousenewyork weekend, now in its 11th year. The fun, free, drop-in event was sponsored by the Foundation and openhousenewyork, along with our program partners, the Museum at Eldridge Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Landmark West!, Noble Maritime Museum, and Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District. Continue reading “The Center for Architecture and openhousenewyork teamed up for OHNY Weekend Family Festival 2013”

In the News

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In this issue:
Upbeat Rhythm Sets New Tune for Affordable Housing
– A Circulation Ribbon Ties Programs Together
– Farm Colony Transforms into Landmark Colony
– Food Science Building Consumes Less Energy
– The Tao of Rockwell

– A Light Loop, Art Islands, and Terraced Reflecting Pools Create a New Culture and Art Center in China Continue reading “In the News”

Names in the News

The following architects have been inducted into the National Academy for 2013: David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, Adjaye Associates; Paul Broches, FAIA, Mitchell/Giurgola Architects; Kate Orff, ASLA, SCAPE, and William Pedersen, FAIA, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

Richard Meier, FAIA, will receive the Gabarron International Award for Visual Arts on 11.08.13. Continue reading “Names in the News”

On View: At the Center for Architecture and About Town

At the Center for Architecture

Dorothy Heller Paintings from the 1950s and 1960s
Opening 11.07.13

FAR ROC: For a Resilient Rockaway
Opening 11.07.13

Building Connections 2013
Opening 11.14.13

Arch Schools 2013
Opening 11.16.13

People Building Better Cities: Participation and Inclusive Urbanization
Opening 12.03.13

Practical Utopias: Global Urbanism in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo
Through 01.18.14 Continue reading “On View: At the Center for Architecture and About Town”