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Exhibition for Frank Gehry Prints and Sculpture

On view now until April 13, is the Stamberg Aferiat + Associates designed exhibition for Frank Gehry prints and a sculpture for the Los Angeles-based artists’ workshop Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl in New York City. The exhibition celebrates architecture, a more than ten-year collaboration with the renowned architect, and their one-year anniversary in a designed space by architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat. The exhibit features a newly editioned sculpture and an enlarging of Gehry's Marques de Riscal Winery image. More images and description of the exhibition after the break.

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Fresno House / Felix Raspall + Federico Papandrea

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
  • Architects: Felix Raspall, Federico Papandrea
  • Location: Cariló, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge: Felix Raspall, Federico Papandrea
  • Structure: Roberto Alfie
  • Area: 135.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

© Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla © Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

House with Music Room / Beer Architektur Städtebau

  • Architects: Beer Architektur Städtebau
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Structural Engineering: Gordian Kley
  • Area: 440.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Daniel Mosch

© Daniel Mosch © Daniel Mosch © Daniel Mosch © Daniel Mosch

OBRA Architects: Castro & O'Brien Lecture

Taking place this Thursday, March 14th at the Sapienza, Università di Roma's School of Architecture, OBRA Architects' Pablo Castro and William O'Brien will be delivering the lecture where these two Rome Prize Fellows at the American Academy in Rome will discuss their research with Francesco Garofalo and Antonino Saggio. Pablo Castro's design direction at OBRA Architects has produced a body of award-winning projects: four AIANY Design Awards, 2008 ID Annual Design Review Award, and two 2004 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. He is a 2006 NYFA Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures and a 2003 Society of Architectural Historians de Montëquin Senior Fellow.The lecture begins at 6:00pm. For more information, please visit here.

C+S Architects: 'Feeling Contexts' Exhibition

Summarizing the philosophy and methodology of C+S Architects, the Keller Gallery at MIT Department of Architecture will serve as a new context for the work of C+S Architects. As if lifted from their Treviso, Italy studio and planted directly within MIT, a working table of models and drawings will compose the central space of the gallery, juxtaposed with the firm’s recent built works. Taking place March 14-April 10, C+S re-writes the contexts as a map of the potentialities, where to graft interferences which react with the physical, economic, social and political spheres. These interferences are frames in search for the beauty of the ordinary, open to the flowing of time, energy, people. For more information, please visit here.

Envision 2040: Green Works Orlando Design Competition

The City of Orlando's Mayor, Buddy Dyer, has challenged the community to develop a plan that would transform Orlando, within a generation, into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. In an effort to do so, the city is introducing the Envision 2040 competition, which aims to illustrate what the city will look like in the future. Participants are being called to visualize what Orlando, the most sustainable city in the southeast, will look like in 2040. If all the goals and objectives of the plan were implemented today, what would our city look like in the future? The deadline for registration is March 18 and the deadline for submissions is April 15. For more information, please visit here.

AD Round Up: Religious Architecture in Latin America

AD Round Up: Religious Architecture in Latin America AD Round Up: Religious Architecture in Latin America AD Round Up: Religious Architecture in Latin America AD Round Up: Religious Architecture in Latin America

Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability / Perkins + Will

  • Architects: Perkins + Will
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Design Team: Peter Busby, Martin Nielsen, Maginnis Cocivera, Sebastien Garon, Brian Gasmena, Jörk Grävenstein, Horace Lai, Blair McCarry, Z Smith
  • Supporting Team: Chessa Adsit-Morris, Clayton Blackman, Loren Cavallin, Imu Chan, William Dahl, Jeremiah Deutscher, Jeff Doble, Robert Drew, Benjamin Engle-Folchert, Bob Greig, Rebecca Holt, Ivan Illic, Herman Kao, Teresa Miller, Sarah Moran, Angelique Pilon, Roselyn Rheaume, Max Richter, Sören Schou, Nathan Shuttleworth, Ray Sun, Kathy Wardle
  • Construction Manager: Heatherbrae Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Stantec
  • Civil Engineer: Core Group Consultants
  • Area: 5675.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Martin Tessler

© Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler © Martin Tessler

Filmtheater Weltspiegel Cottbus / Studio Alexander Fehre

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
  • Architects: Studio Alexander Fehre
  • Location: Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 78, 03046 Cottbus, Germany
  • Design Team: Alexander Fehre, Roger Gasperlin, Judy Hänel
  • Client: Ralf Zarnoch
  • Area: 1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

Living Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJN

Atelier CMJN shared with us their proposal for the Great Fen Visiting Center which aims at reconnecting humans with nature. In terms of sustainable development, or in the broader term ecology, is the reconnection of humans with their environment by restoring links between the users and the fen. By maximizing one’s chances to connect to this raw and simply beautiful environment, the project intends to not just restore a piece of anthropogenic nature, but reconnect mankind with its deepest self, nature. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Indicator: On Disappearance, Part 2

Factory Worker Dormitory, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, 2005. Photograph, Edward Burtynsky
Factory Worker Dormitory, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, 2005. Photograph, Edward Burtynsky

As Mr. Betsky asserts, “Robots, connected computers, miniaturization, and etherization are taking the work out of both the social and the physical sphere.” But isn’t this just a fantasy because this has not yet happened on a large enough scale to produce a true paradigm shift? Or, if the shift has happened, then where is everybody rushing off to on the Monday morning commute? And what are all those buildings jammed in-between the roads for? Most of them seem to be for work as opposed to play.  

We may all float in and out of working networks as we move around, untethered to carpeted cubicles, telecommuting, flex-timing, logging in at all hours, but we are still and will primarily be working in places designed by architects—often without access to sunlight, fresh air, or nature of any sort.

Tanatorio de Almudevar / Sixto Marin Gavin

© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute

© Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute © Pedro Pegenaute

Design Awards: 2013 AIA New York Design Awards

After reviewing hundreds of projects submitted by New York City-based architects and firms, a jury of twelve eminent architects, landscape architects, educators, critics, and planners convened by the Center for Architecture in New York has selected 42 thoughtfully considered projects for the 2013 AIANY Chapter’s Design Awards. From small installations to large-scale projects, each awarded submission spanned a breadth of innovative ideas in a large variety of design solutions for projects throughout the world. 

Winning projects received either a “honor” or “merit” award in four different categories: architecture, interiors, projects and urban planning. All will be on view at a Center for Architecture exhibition designed by Kokoro & Moi, from April 18th through May 31st.

Join us after for the complete list of winning projects.