This event is the third of a series of international programs highlighting exemplary housing design around the world. MVRDV was founded in 1993 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The practice engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A highly collaborative, research-based design method involves clients, stakeholders. and experts from a wide range of fields from early on in the creative process. The results are exemplary, outspoken projects that enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.
Iñaki Ábalos, chair of the department of architecture at Harvard University, is a founding member of Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, an accomplished architecture practice with offices in Madrid, Boston, and Shanghai. Ábalos will discuss issues of architecture and the environment in his recent award-winning work.
Common Boston is teaming up with the BSA Foundation to produce a re-imagined and reinvigorated festival. Based in part on “open house” weekends in cities like New York and Chicago, the 2016 Common Boston festival will offer you unique access to dozens of architecturally and culturally significant spaces and places—many not open to the public, and all for free!
In this three-day in-depth workshop, internationally acclaimed architectural photographer Jeffrey Jacobs will share extensive details of how he lights and captures the architectural images that have garnered recognition worldwide. This workshop will be a mix of hands-on and classroom instruction. Learn the gear. Learn the software. Then join the Jacobs crew to participate in a full-on production shoot after the sun sets.
The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened to the public in 1962 and has been out of use since 2001. On the evening of Sunday, May 8th, Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2016 Spring Benefit, BEYOND BORDERS, will be the last public event to be held at the iconic terminal before its redevelopment.
BEYOND BORDERS reflects upon a growing collective consciousness about spaces of difference and the desire to transcend them.
WESTWEEK debuts March 23 & March 24 delivering two robust days of compelling showroom activities, open houses, receptions and new line introductions to educate and inspire attendees. The 2016 Spring Market "Mad About Design” theme emphasizes the fearless, confident attitude that is the hallmark of great design and prolific talent. WESTWEEK comes alive with top-notch programming delivered by esteemed and cutting-edge creative bon-vivants including Eric Chang, Holly Hunt, Richard Landry, Katie Leede, Andrea Rubelli, Suzanne Tucker and Michael Wollaeger. Among the exciting keynote presentations are A+D Museum’s keynote on “To Live and Design in DTLA,” which examines the allure
Secluded behind a screen of tall bamboo shoots in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, the Kings Road House may be considered the first home ever built in the Modernist style. Designed by Rudolf Schindler in 1921, the architect’s use of tilt-slab concrete construction (highly innovative at the time) and an informal studio layout, set it apart from its contemporaries; indeed, the design would set the tone for other Modernist residential design for decades.
In the documentary Jens Jensen The Living Green, filmmaker Carey Lundin explores the innovative ideas of Jens Jensen to make the modern city livable for all. Jensen was a pioneering conservationist, creator of the Prairie Style in landscape architecture, and considered “dean of landscape architects.” Following the screening, Lundin discusses Jensen's activism and relevance today. 1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (ASLA)