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Bill & Melinda Gates Hall / Morphosis

01:00 - 10 November, 2014
Bill & Melinda Gates Hall / Morphosis, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © doublespace photography © Roland Halbe +60

'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' Exhibition

00:00 - 9 August, 2013
'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' Exhibition, © AWP , Bosheng Gan, Marchand & Meffre, Anna Positano
© AWP , Bosheng Gan, Marchand & Meffre, Anna Positano

Taking place at the Hartell Galley at Cornell University, 'Vers un climat: Building (with) the Unstable' is an exhibition by AWP Architects focusing on the nocturnal face of architecture - how buildings contribute to the urban nightscape. From August 26 - September 16, the exhibit features both realized and proposed projects by AWP while revealing the practice’s in depth research on the many ways in which the intangible dimensions of architecture – such as atmosphere, climate, and light - materialize in buildings. Part of AWP ’s ongoing challengeis to translate recurrent themes of impermanence, evolution, and the uncontrollable into design. More architects' description after the break.

2013 Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Approaches to Urban Ecology

03:00 - 11 January, 2013
Courtesy of Cornell University, Department of Architecture
Courtesy of Cornell University, Department of Architecture

Taking place February 1-2 at Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall at Cornell University, the Design for Biodiversity Symposium will focus on the extended threshold between building and environment. Since its emergence in the 1970s, the field of Urban Ecology has investigated relations between living organisms and their urban environments, and has primarily addressed the city at the scale of urban planning. Within this framework, architecture, at the building scale, has thus far not been extensively tackled. How might architecture actively support multi-species habitats? Can these habitats help us replace existing, fossil fuel dependent, mechanistic systems with low impact, ecologically integrated systems that leverage natural sources? How does reimagining the city in this way change how we think about urban form and phenomenology? And finally, what are the appropriate models to study? These questions will be answered at the event and more. For more information, please visit here.

Design Tactics and the Informalized City Symposium

07:00 - 10 January, 2012
Courtesy of Cornell University
Courtesy of Cornell University

Informality, which was first categorized and described in the 1970s, is now pervasive — across cities, in the places we live, work, and move through the everyday. For many, the informal is no longer a discrete sector appended to the workings of the “formal” city, but an integral effect of the structuring of cities and landscapes by contemporary economic, political, and technological change. Self-built architectures and urban agglomerations, ambivalent landscapes, nomadic and temporal spatial manifestations of informalized are situationally specific, but globally ubiquitous. Design Tactics and the Informalized City symposium, being put on by Cornell University on April 13-14, brings a discussion of this reality to disciplines that work on the city in material and spatial terms: architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, engineering, media and product design. More information on the event after the break.

Video: Rem Koolhaas Lecture, Opening Milstein Hall

23:00 - 20 November, 2011

Just recently, the author of architectural videos blog shared with us a video on OMA’s founding partner Rem Koolhaas‘ lecture which he gave at Cornell University on October 20th. His lecture was given on the occasion of opening Milstein Hall, the new extension to the faculty of Architecture, Art and Planning designed by OMA.

Cornell Plantations Welcome Center / Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

01:00 - 7 November, 2011
Cornell Plantations Welcome Center / Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, © Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Cornell Plantations, Cornell University, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States
  • Project Team

    Jon Neuert (Partner-in-Charge),Yves Bonnardeaux (Project Architect) and Project Team: Harvey Wu, Andrea Macecek, Ian Douglas, Teddy Benedicto, Winda Lau, Cyril Charron, Hugh Clark, Jesse Dormody
  • Structural Engineer

    Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
  • Mep Engineer

    M/E Engineering P.C.
  • Civil Engineer

    T.G. Miller P.C.
  • Landscape

    Halvorson Design Partnership
  • Client

    Cornell University
  • Constructor

    Welliver McGuire Inc.
  • Area

    5900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA

01:00 - 16 September, 2011
Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA

Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA Milstein Hall at Cornell University / OMA +3

  • Architects

  • Location

    101 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

AD Classics: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University / I.M. Pei

01:00 - 28 March, 2011
AD Classics: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University / I.M. Pei, Courtesy of Cornell University
Courtesy of Cornell University

Courtesy of Cornell University Courtesy of Cornell University Courtesy of Cornell University Courtesy of Cornell University +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ithaca, New York
  • Architect

    John L. Sullivan
  • Additional Team Members

    Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • References

    Cornell University, Chronicle Online.
  • Project Year

    1973
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Cornell University, Wikimedia Commons

HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab

01:00 - 28 February, 2011
HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab, © Susan & Jerry Kaye
© Susan & Jerry Kaye

© Susan & Jerry Kaye © Susan & Jerry Kaye © Susan & Jerry Kaye © Susan & Jerry Kaye +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ithaca, NY, United States
  • Architects

    EPIPHYTE Lab
  • Design Principals

    Dana Čupková, Kevin Pratt
  • Design Team

    Man Kim, Jamie Pelletier, Travis Fitch, Monica Freundt, Kyriaki Kasabalis
  • Structural Engineer

    Gary Bush P.E.
  • General Contractor

    Paul Hansen Construction
  • Stair Fabrication

    BuildLab
  • Mass Wall Form Work Fabrication

    SCCM, LLC; Frank Parish
  • Area

    3900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM

01:00 - 16 April, 2009
Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM

Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM Cornell Ornithology Laboratory / RMJM +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ithaca, NY, United States
  • Architects

    RMJM
  • Principal In Charge

    Nicholas Garrison
  • Engineering

    Van Zelm, Heywood & Shadford, Inc., West Hartford, Conn.
  • Structural Engineer

    Robert Silman Associates, PC, New York, NY M/E/P
  • Lighting Design

    The Mintz Lighting Group, Inc.
  • Cost Estimating

    Daedalus Projects, Inc., Boston, Mass.
  • Construction Management

    Christa Construction LLC, Victor, NY
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm