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Salt-Shaped Salt Shed Takes Shape Along Hudson River in New York City

08:00 - 21 September, 2015
Salt-Shaped Salt Shed Takes Shape Along Hudson River in New York City, via Field Condition
via Field Condition

New York City is replacing one of its 40 salt sheds on the Gansevoort Peninsula with a new, origami-like structure by Dattner Architects at Canal St/West St, along the Hudson River. Once completed, the shed will rise almost 70 feet tall and hold over 4,000 tons of salt in its six-foot thick concrete walls. In response to the complaints leveled against the Sanitation Garage across Spring Street from the new salt shed, Dattner Architects deliberately created a monolithic, crystalline form to contrast the scrim-like façade of its neighbour.

Event: Design Miami/

19:30 - 19 September, 2015
Event: Design Miami/, UNBUILT: Design Miami/ Harvard GSD Pavilion
UNBUILT: Design Miami/ Harvard GSD Pavilion

Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

Yellow Fever / Fleetwood Fernandez

13:00 - 19 September, 2015
Yellow Fever / Fleetwood Fernandez, © Undine Pröhl
© Undine Pröhl

© Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl © Undine Pröhl +9

MOCATALKS: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee

07:00 - 19 September, 2015
MOCATALKS: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, Image credit: Poy Gum Lee, On Leong Tong, 83-85 Mott Street. Presentation Drawing., 1948, Ink and watercolor on paper, Courtesy of the Poy Gum Lee Archive.
Image credit: Poy Gum Lee, On Leong Tong, 83-85 Mott Street. Presentation Drawing., 1948, Ink and watercolor on paper, Courtesy of the Poy Gum Lee Archive.

It’s hard to miss the On Leong Tong Chinese Merchants building on the corner of Mott and Canal Streets. With its pagoda façade and ornamented balconies, this iconic building designed by Chinese American architect Poy Gum Lee reveals the distinct hybrid modern architectural style often referred to as “Chinese modern.” Through Poy Gum Lee’s body of work in Chinatown and in China, guest curator of "Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968", Kerri Culhane illuminates Lee’s influence on the architectural aesthetics in Chinatown, the cultural and political impulses behind this architecture style, and the role of the built environment as an expression of identity.

Panel Discussion: Climate Change and the Willamette Valley

19:30 - 18 September, 2015
Panel Discussion: Climate Change and the Willamette Valley

Farmland prices hitting new records, self-identified “climate refugees” fleeing the droughts in the southwest for verdant Oregon, rising water temperatures killing fish —the warming climate is already changing the Willamette Valley. Things will look very different here for farming, urban livability, and ecosystem health.

To ponder this rapidly evolving ecosystem, the John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape will present four leading thinkers on the Willamette Valley and its future. What lies ahead for Oregon’s primary population center, breadbasket, garden, natural landscape, and playground? Moderated by Yeon Center director Randy Gragg, the conversation will explore the research that has been done, the successes and shortcomings of programs in place, what kinds of initiatives might be developed to shape a warmer, more populous valley to benefit its urban and rural populations, industries, and ecological health.

Carroll Gardens Townhouse / Lang Architecture

13:00 - 18 September, 2015
Carroll Gardens Townhouse / Lang Architecture, © Ty Cole Photography
© Ty Cole Photography

© Ty Cole Photography © Ty Cole Photography © Ty Cole Photography © Ty Cole Photography +23

Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture

11:00 - 18 September, 2015
Eye Eye Care and Clinic / Best Practice Architecture, © Rafael Soldi
© Rafael Soldi

© Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi © Rafael Soldi +17

New Horizon_architecture From Ireland

07:00 - 18 September, 2015
New Horizon_architecture From Ireland, Credito Irish Design 2015
Credito Irish Design 2015

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, a series of presentations of the work of emerging Irish practices in three high-profile venues around the world, opens at Chicago Design Museum on October 3rd and runs until January 3rd, 2016 as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Presented by Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) in partnership with Chicago Design Museum, this flagship exhibition of Irish architecture and the built environment is a key element of ID2015, a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally.

In the Shadow of the Megacity: Urbanization and Beyond

19:30 - 17 September, 2015
In the Shadow of the Megacity: Urbanization and Beyond , In the Shadow of the Megacity
In the Shadow of the Megacity

Urbanization is more than the growth and physical expansion of cities. It is a process that transforms territories, changes existing reciprocities and establishes new relationships between different places. In the Shadow of the Megacity will address the wider impact of urbanization, both within and beyond the city, in an attempt to trace the present contours of the urban and imagine its future.

Surly Brewing MSP / HGA

09:00 - 17 September, 2015
Surly Brewing MSP / HGA, © Corey Gaffer
© Corey Gaffer

© Paul Crosby © Paul Crosby © Corey Gaffer © Paul Crosby +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Mia Blanchett
  • Design Principal

    Steven Dwyer
  • Project Team

    Alex Terzich, Jesse Zeien, Paula Storsteen, Jennifer McMaster, Rich Firkins, Tony Staeger, Mark Johnson, Scott Lichty, Julie Hagstrom, Ross Altheimer, Erica Christenson, Kenny Horns, Chrysanthi Stockwell, Zac Poynter, Joe Wetternach, Connor Frazier, Robert Johnson Miller
  • Area

    50000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

On Architecture: Moshe Safdie in Conversation with Nicolai Ouroussoff

07:00 - 17 September, 2015
On Architecture: Moshe Safdie in Conversation with Nicolai Ouroussoff, Moshe Safdie, FAIA, NA, 2015 Gold Medal Recipient
Moshe Safdie, FAIA, NA, 2015 Gold Medal Recipient

On September 24, the National Academy Museum will present a conversation on architecture between 2015 AIA Gold Medal Recipient Moshe Safdie and acclaimed architectural writer and critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. This public event—presented in conjunction with the National Academy Museum’s exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie (September 10, 2015 – January 10, 2016)—invites audiences to enjoy a spirited discussion on art, architecture, culture and context with two leaders in the field of architecture and architectural criticism. 

Event: Eyes on Boston: Back Bay Photo Walk

19:30 - 16 September, 2015
Event: Eyes on Boston: Back Bay Photo Walk, Image: Daniel Catt, Creative Commons License.
Image: Daniel Catt, Creative Commons License.

From Trinity Church to Boston’s “high spine” of skyscrapers, explore how architectural photographers see the cityscape in this dynamic session suitable for beginner and intermediate photographers alike. During this intimate exploration of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, you will learn to produce memorable images that convey a sense of place and a connection to landscape and surroundings. Professional photographer Emily O’Brien will help you and other enthusiastic photographers see Boston in a whole new way.

Competition Launched to Revitalize LA’s Pershing Square

08:00 - 16 September, 2015
Competition Launched to Revitalize LA’s Pershing Square, Courtesy of Pershing Square Renew
Courtesy of Pershing Square Renew

Pershing Square Renew, a public/private partnership formed by Los Angeles City Council member José Huizar, has launched an international design competition to re-imagine the five-acre urban park at the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Exhibition: Un/Fair Use

07:00 - 16 September, 2015
Exhibition: Un/Fair Use, Un/Fair Use at the Center for Architecture
Un/Fair Use at the Center for Architecture

Un/fair Use is an exhibition of research and proposals related to copying and copyright in architecture.

Appropriation is as much a part of architecture as the expectation of novelty, and so it is at the very core of the discipline. Architecture advances via comment, criticism, parody, and innovation, forms of appropriation that fall under the umbrella of fair use. But what about when appropriation is deemed unfair? Where and how are the lines drawn around permissible use? Un/fair Use probes that legal boundary.

In Un/fair Use, models of common, and therefore uncopyrightable, tropes and formal themes are juxtaposed with those protected under the Architecture Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990.

Film Screening: Sukkah City

19:30 - 15 September, 2015
Film Screening: Sukkah City

Launching the 2015–2016 BSA Space Film Series: Keeping it Reel is Sukkah City. Go behind the scenes of a national design competition that challenged contemporary architects to design a radical sukkah, a small Jewish hut used for the holiday of Sukkot, using new and inventive materials and forms. Inspirational and compelling, Sukkah City is an in-depth chronicle of how architects approach design challenges and creative processes. Arrive early and engage your senses in Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building, an exhibition that explores art installations and architecture. The exhibition closes October 4.

Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold

18:00 - 15 September, 2015
Beaux Arts Ball 2015: Threshold, Event graphic by Pentagram
Event graphic by Pentagram

Gather this Friday, September 18, for Threshold, the 2015 Architectural League Beaux Arts Ball at the Knockdown Center, a former doorframe factory turned artist/performance space in Queens.

This year’s theme, Threshold, celebrates the building’s specific industrial history, while nodding to the Ball as a kick-off to the cultural year, not only for The Architectural League, but for the entire New York design community. Inside the restored factory’s 50,000 square foot, 40-foot high spaces, the design teams of Alibi Studio, MODU, and Moorhead & Moorhead will create site-specific “threshold” installations. The Ball will take place 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with drinks, light fare, and dancing. Proceeds from the event help to support the League’s annual series of programs.

Dining With Design: Gather

02:30 - 15 September, 2015
Dining With Design: Gather, Image credit: Bruce T. Martin
Image credit: Bruce T. Martin

Hear the story of Gather restaurant and how it became the seaport’s most inventive eatery in the heart of the Innovation District. Designed with dual functions in mind, Gather is the resident full-service restaurant and bar at District Hall and supports the flexibility of the building by connecting to The Brew Café and the larger assembly space for public or private events. Operator Tom Shea of The Briar Group, and architect David Hacin FAIA and project designer Matthew Arnold Assoc. AIA of Hacin + Associates will discuss the unique challenge of designing a restaurant inside the nation’s first public innovation

Stair House / David Coleman

11:00 - 14 September, 2015
Stair House / David Coleman, © Steve Keating
© Steve Keating

© Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating © Steve Keating +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seattle, WA, USA
  • Structural Engineering

    Evergreen Design Company
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs