Urban Nature, from Zurich to New York

“‘Nature’ is simply another 18th- – and 19th-century fiction.” – Robert Smithson

This is one of the quotations that AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, chose to introduce the 05.16.14 event, “Urban Nature: Between Human and Non-Human.” A collaboration between ETH Zurich and Columbia GSAPP, the conference featured eight speakers who approached the relationship between “urban” and “nature” from a variety of angles; yet, the construction of nature as a concept and the natural-built dichotomy were major themes running through the fascinating collection of topics explored. Continue reading “Urban Nature, from Zurich to New York”

Names in the News

Architizer will recognize honorees including AIANY Medal of Honor honorees Denise Scott Brown, RIBA, Int. FRIBA, and Robert Venturi, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, for Lifetime Achievement, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for Firm of the Year, and David Benjamin of The Living for Technology at the second annual Architizer A+ Awards Gala… The recipients of Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Museum’s 15th annual National Design Awards include Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar for Lifetime Achievement, Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, for Design Mind, and Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors for Interior Design… Continue reading “Names in the News”