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Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter

01:00 - 10 December, 2013
Light Matters: Glass Beyond Transparency with James Carpenter, 7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg
7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © David Sundberg

In Modernism’s attempt to dissolve spatial boundaries with transparency, the material used - glass - is all too often dematerialised. In contrast, the New York-based designer James Carpenter is interested in multiple readings of glass - beyond transparency. 

As Carpenter explains: “People approach light in relationship to architecture. It is that the light is the means by which the architecture is revealed and the architecture is basically defined by the way the light enters the space. I tend to think actually from the opposite direction where the light itself is what informs the architecture. The architecture is in service of light rather than the other way around.” 

More Light Matters, after the break…

7 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2003-2007. Image © Andreas Keller Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Dichroic Light Field. Millennium Tower at 160 Columbus Avenue. New York, NY. 1994-1995. Image © JCDA Sky Reflector-Net (2013), an integrated artwork, is an artist, architect, engineer collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw Architects, and Arup, commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design and MTA Capital Construction Company (MTACC). Image © Richard Kress, JCDA +17

Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design

00:00 - 10 October, 2013
Apple Patents Glass Cylinder Design, Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Apple has successfully secured a patent for the cylindrical, glass entrance to its Shanghai store. After trademarking the design and layout of its retail stores last January, this is one more battle Apple has won for copyrighting its signature look.

More on the patented design after the break.

“A Short History of the Highrise”

00:00 - 8 October, 2013
“A Short History of the Highrise”, Oscar Niemeyer - Brasília, 1958. Image © Marcel Gautherot/IMS
Oscar Niemeyer - Brasília, 1958. Image © Marcel Gautherot/IMS

The New York Times has published “A Short History of the Highrise” - an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world. Organized in four short films - “Mud,” “Concrete,” “Glass,” and “Home” - viewers are given the option to "dig deeper" into each subject and explore additional archival material while viewing the film. Check out the film here

Update: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

17:30 - 10 August, 2013
© Shigeru Ban Architects
© Shigeru Ban Architects

With ever-expanding traveling exhibitions attracting over 35,000 yearly visitors from around the globe, the Aspen Art Museum (AAM) has outgrown their cozy 9,000 square foot facility in which they have called home since their established in 1979. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design the new museum, being the first museum he has constructed in the U.S. The project is set for completion in August 2014. Continue reading for more information.

RC House / Esc Arquitectos

20:00 - 12 December, 2012
© Patrick López Jaimes
© Patrick López Jaimes

Architects: Esc Arquitectos Location: MTZ, Veracruz, México Design And Construction: Rafael Ojeda Núñez Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Patrick López Jaimes

© Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes © Patrick López Jaimes +23

Kindergarden / Cristina García Dorce

14:00 - 10 December, 2012
© Pablo Vázquez Ortiz
© Pablo Vázquez Ortiz

Architects: Cristina García Dorce Location: Tuéjar, Valencia, Spain Architects : Cristina García Dorce, José Durán Fernández Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Pablo Vázquez Ortiz

© Pablo Vázquez Ortiz © Pablo Vázquez Ortiz © Pablo Vázquez Ortiz © Pablo Vázquez Ortiz +8

Cultural Center Pontault Combault / Archi5

18:00 - 4 December, 2012
© Thomas Jorion
© Thomas Jorion

Architects: Archi5 Location: Pontault Combault, France Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Thomas Jorion

© Thomas Jorion © Thomas Jorion © Thomas Jorion © Thomas Jorion +12

"Universidad del Pacifico" Branch Office / Metropolis

14:00 - 20 November, 2012
© Juan Solano
© Juan Solano

Architects: Metropolis Location: Lima, Peru Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 17,000 sqm Photographs: Juan Solano

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +61

Chamartín Real State Offices / Burgos & Garrido arquitectos

12:00 - 27 October, 2012
© Ángel Baltanás
© Ángel Baltanás

Architects: Burgos & Garrido arquitectos Location: Madrid, Spain Architects In Charge: Alberto Pieltain, Justo Fernández-Trapa Collaborators: Saúl García, Ángeles García, Agustín Martín, Almudena Carro, Beatriz Amán, Pilar Recio, Alberto López, Héctor Pérez Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Ángel Baltanás

© Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás © Ángel Baltanás +23

La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

18:00 - 19 October, 2012
© Sergio Pirrone
© Sergio Pirrone

Architects: Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez Location: Quintero, Valparaíso Region, Chile Architect In Charge: Nicolás del Rio, Max Núñez Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 150 sqm Photographs: Erieta Attali, Felipe Camus, Sergio Pirrone

© Felipe Camus © Sergio Pirrone © Erieta Attali © Erieta Attali +10

Taiyuan Archaeological Museum / Paul Andreu Architecte

02:00 - 16 October, 2012
© Paul Andreu Architecte
© Paul Andreu Architecte

Architects: Paul Andreu Architecte Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Project Year: 2007 Project Area: 50,000 sqm Photographs: Paul Andreu Architecte

© Paul Andreu Architecte © Paul Andreu Architecte © Paul Andreu Architecte © Paul Andreu Architecte +15

John W. Olver Transit Center / Charles Rose Architects

12:00 - 13 October, 2012
© Peter Vanderwarker
© Peter Vanderwarker

Architects: Charles Rose Architects Location: Greenfield, MA, USA Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 24,000 sqm Photographs: Peter Vanderwarker

© Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker © Peter Vanderwarker +21

Phoenix Zeppelin Headquarters / Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier

22:00 - 12 October, 2012
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti
Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

Architects: Paulíny Hovorka Architekti + Stefan Moravcik architectural atelier Location: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Design Team: Branislav Hovorka, Štefan Moravčík, Martin Paulíny Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 1,385 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti

Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti Courtesy of Paulíny Hovorka Architekti +43

Sense / Kazutoshi Imanaga

00:00 - 12 October, 2012
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office
Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Architects: Kazutoshi Imanaga Location: Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2012 Project Area: 340 sqm Photographs: Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office

Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office Courtesy of Imanaga Environmental Planning Office +23

M House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

16:00 - 11 October, 2012
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd Location: Bukit Timah, Singapore Design Team: Diego Molina, Maria Arango Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +25

100 years under the Dome : 1912-2012

13:00 - 11 October, 2012
Festival de la mode, David Lachapelle, 1999 © Archives Galeries Lafayette
Festival de la mode, David Lachapelle, 1999 © Archives Galeries Lafayette

Beginning on October 16th, 2012, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France, will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Dome designed by architect Ferdinand Chanut and glass artist Jacques Gruber in 1912.  100 years under the Dome will be held at the flagship store of the boulevard Haussmann, a true Parisian symbol.  In addition, the gallery will launch an exhibition called 1912-2012. Chronicles of a Creative Itinerary by architect Rem Koolhaas and his studio OMA, along with a collaboration called Chrysalide between visual artist Yann Kersalé and Djuric Tardio – Architectes.

Join us after the break for more stunning images for the anticipated celebration.

Sports Centre Csörsz / T2.a Architects

22:00 - 9 October, 2012
© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

Architects: T2.a Architects Location: Budapest, Hungary Architect In Charge: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi Project Team: Zsolt Frikker, András Göde, Orsolya Gönczi, László Földes, Barna Láris, Péter Márk, Eszter Mészáros, Levente Skultéti, Zoltán Stein, Miklós Vannay Photographs: Zsolt Batár

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár +26

Platform of Arts and Creativity / Pitagoras Group

07:00 - 1 October, 2012
© Jose Campos
© Jose Campos

Architects: Pitagoras Group Location: Guimarães, Portugal Design Team: Fernando Sá, Raul Roque, Alexandre Lima, Manuel Roque Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Jose Campos

© Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos © Jose Campos +46