Winners of the 2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards include: the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center by WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism (Architecture); King Street Station by ZGF Architects (Architecture); the Knoll Flagship Showroom, Offices, and Shop by Architecture Research Office/ARO (Interior Architecture); the Marc by Marc Jacobs Showroom by Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects and HLW International (Interior Architecture); a SoHo loft by Gabellini Sheppard Associates (Interior Architecture); and The East River Blueway Plan by WXY architecture + urban design (Regional & Urban Design)… Continue reading “Names in the News”
01.24.14: Call for Entries: AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Green Projects
01.24.31: Call for Registration: Save a Sample! 2014 School Sign-Up
01.24.13: Call for Presentations: The Center for Health Design’s 2014 Healthcare Design Conference, November 15-18, San Diego, CA
“Booming Boroughs: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in NYC”
“Building Connections 2013”
“Arch Schools 2013”
“NYRP EDGEucation Pavilion”
01.12.14: AIANY 2014 President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, attended Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s swearing-in ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Continue reading “Sighted”
Happy New Year! We are thrilled to welcome 2014 and “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision,” and the presidential theme of 2014 AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA. We hope you will join us in making this year as successful as the last!
Note: The digital edition of the Winter 2013 issue of Oculus magazine, “The Fun Factor: Visitors + Vistas,” is online now! Click here to read.
Finally, a final call to all new practices and emerging architects! The deadline for the New Practices New York Competition has been extended to 01.20.14, and the Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee’s Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm Competition has been extended to 01.12.14. Don’t forget to submit your work!
I hope you had a lovely holiday season.
Martin Filler is the architecture critic for The New York Review of Books (NYRB) and the author of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007) and, most recently, Makers of Modern Architecture (Volume II). This new book is comprised of 19 essays that were originally published in the NYRB between 2008 and 2013. The volume is a lovely size, convenient to carry, elegantly typeset, and convivial to absorb. Each essay is a small jewel meticulously crafted and filled with a dense personality. The tone and physical attributes of the book illustrate an old-school reverence for and the craft of writing about architecture. This stance is the tome’s greatest asset and Filler is a fine architect of writing. Continue reading “Oculus Book Review: “Makers of Modern Architecture (Volume II)” by Martin Filler”
On 12.09.13, Miguel Angel Baltierra, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, interviewed Martin Filler, architecture critic for The New York Review of Books, and author of Makers of Modern Architecture (Volume II), published by New York Review Books and reviewed by Annie Coggan in this issue of e-Oculus. Listen to the interview here.
On 12.11.13, following on the heels of the AIANY 2014 Board Inaugural, the Center for Architecture hosted “The Role of Engaged Learning in Building Better Cities,” the second part of a symposium related to the exhibition “People Building Better Cities.” With its focus on increasing participation, the program also functioned as the informal launch of “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision,” the presidential theme of 2014 AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA. Noting this fortuitous scheduling of events, Brown also took advantage of his introduction to share his own experiences with participatory design, including his work on a1968 research project at Princeton University for a planning and design workbook for community participation. Continue reading “Trudging through the Muck of Engaged Practice”
The 2007 film Bird’s Nest, directed by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm, follows architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron as they navigate Chinese culture and politics – governmental and architectural – to build the National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Continue reading “One Flew over the Nest”