Spotlight: César Pelli

14:00 - 12 October, 2015
Spotlight: César Pelli, Petronas Towers . Image © Flickr User: einalem licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Petronas Towers . Image © Flickr User: einalem licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

A diversity of approaches and locales is the calling card of American based, Argentinian born architect Cesar Pelli (born October 12, 1926). The common thread of Pelli’s work is a strong sensitivity to place and environment. Beginning his solo career with the Pacific Design Center (1975) in Los Angeles, and shifting through the World Financial Center (1988) (now Brookfield Place) in New York, to the Petronas Towers (1996) in Kuala LumpurMalaysia, and the now under-construction, Transbay Transit Center and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, each project is a unique response to context.

VIDEO: Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners

00:00 - 22 March, 2014

Our friends at Arbuckle Industries has shared this short clip that takes you inside Foster + Partners' Yale School of ManagementCompleted earlier this year, the new school unites Yale’s faculty departments at the Edward P. Evans Hall with world-class teaching facilities and collaborative social spaces. This, as the architects described, brings a new level of transparency to education, abandoning traditionally closed-off courtyard buildings for an open design that embraces the campus community. More stunning images and information on the project can be found here

Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners

01:00 - 14 January, 2014
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'Balance Through Buoyancy' Floatastic Pavilion / QASTIC Lab

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
'Balance Through Buoyancy' Floatastic Pavilion / QASTIC Lab, Courtesy of QASTIC
Courtesy of QASTIC

Designed and constructed by QASTIC Lab, ‘Balance Through Buoyancy’ is a temporary researchpavilion called “Floatastic” which was designed and built for a private client to serve as a shade pavilion for a wedding ceremony. Situated in Edgerton Park, in New Haven Connecticut (an Olmsted planned landscape), this deployable structure aims to create a floated shelter which avoids imposing any loads to the ground, which traditional structures require. Instead, it proposes a well-fabricated balloon, which is filled with Helium to raise the imposed loads of fabric veils and any possible dynamic environmental loads toward the sky. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes' Exhibition

07:00 - 30 January, 2013
View of Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse (foreground) and the House for Musicians, by Raimund Abraham (left) (Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany); © Iwan Baan
View of Raketenstation Hombroich, with sculptures by Katsuhito Nishikawa and Oliver Kruse (foreground) and the House for Musicians, by Raimund Abraham (left) (Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany); © Iwan Baan

Opening February 14, and on view until May 4, Yale School of Architecture‘s ‘White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes’ exhibition will examine emerging trends in museum design through six new art sites that share the common thread of moving beyond the traditional “white cube” gallery space, and that juxtapose the experience of culture, art, architecture, and landscape. Featuring newly commissioned photography of these sites by Iwan Baan, each site represents a unique expression of the ambitions and collaborations of patrons, architects, landscape architects, artists, and curators. For more information, please visit here.

'The Sound of Architecture' Symposium

23:00 - 21 August, 2012
Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture
Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture

In an effort to explore the auditory dimension of architecture, Yale School of Architecture is presenting the J. Irwin Miller Symposium: ‘The Sound of Architecture’ which will take place October 4-6. Free and open to the public, the symposium will draw on experts from a variety of disciplines in its quest for an understanding of architecture as an auditory environment. The three-day event will begin with remarks by Professor Forster, who will present key examples of relevant historical issues as well as of buildings with characteristic sonic properties. This will be followed by a lecture by architect Brigitte Shim (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto), who will describe the architectural calibration of a house designed for a mathematician and amateur musician. Friday will encompass four sessions, which will address the phenomenology of listening, and there will be two sessions on Saturday, one on the soundscapes of cities and the politics of urban noise and another examining the affect of sound on the aesthetic and social character of space. To register and for more information, please visit here.

Yale University Art Gallery Renovation / Ennead Architects

01:00 - 9 June, 2012
Yale University Art Gallery Renovation / Ennead Architects, © Christopher Gardner
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The Campaign for Safe Buildings Symposium

23:00 - 3 November, 2011
Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture
Courtesy of Yale School of Architecture

As we all know, natural disasters continue to kill hundreds of thousands each year, and the vast growth of cities with unsafe and unreliable buildings and other infrastructure will only increase the cost of human life and negatively impact local economies. To address this, The Campaign for Safe Buildings, along with The Rubin Foundation and the Yale School of Architecture, is hosting a symposium November 4th and 5th to look closely at safe building initiatives around the world and many of the challenges that stand in the way of keeping natural disasters from turning into man-made catastrophes. More information on the event after the break.

Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation Exhibition

23:00 - 24 October, 2011
Gwathmey House and Studio / © Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects
Gwathmey House and Studio / © Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects

Taking place at the Yale School of Architecture gallery from November 14th-January 27th is the Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation Exhibition which is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects, one of the most influential architecture firms of the modern period. The exhibition is free and open to the public. More information on the event after the break.

AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen

21:00 - 20 September, 2011
AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen
  • Architects

  • Location

    73 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
  • Architect

     Eero Saarinen
  • References

    Yale
  • Project Year

    1958

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AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn

21:00 - 19 September, 2011
AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Yale Center For British Art, Yale University, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
  • Architect

    Louis Kahn
  • References

    Yale, GreatBuildings
  • Project Year

    1974

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Yale Art + Architecture Building / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

01:00 - 1 April, 2011
Yale Art + Architecture Building / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, Courtesy of  gwathmey siegel & associates architects
Courtesy of gwathmey siegel & associates architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    New Haven, CT, USA
  • Architect

    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
  • Exterior Diagnostics/Design

    Hoffmann Architects (Partner-in-Charge: Russell Sanders; Project Architect: Kevin Magness)
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Altieri Sebor Wieber
  • Lighting

    HDLC
  • Civil Engineer

    BVH Integrated Services
  • Cost Estimating

    Faithful & Gould
  • Specifications

    Construction Specifications
  • Acoustics/Av/Telecommunications

    Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Building Code

    Bruce Spiewak, AIA
  • Preservation

    Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects; Hoffmann Architects (Partner-in-Charge: Russell Sanders; Project Architect: Kevin Magness)
  • Security

    Ducibella Venter & Santore
  • Exterior Wall Consultant

    Gordon H. Smith Corporation
  • Environmental Consultant

    Atelier Ten
  • General Contractor

    Turner Construction Company
  • Photographs

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AD Classics: Knights of Columbus Building / Kevin Roche & John Dinkeloo

01:00 - 24 December, 2010
AD Classics: Knights of Columbus Building / Kevin Roche & John Dinkeloo, © Wikimedia Commons
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Kroon Hall Yale University / Hopkins Architects and Centerbrook Architects and Planners

01:00 - 17 December, 2010
Kroon Hall Yale University / Hopkins Architects and Centerbrook Architects and Planners, © Morley von Sternberg
© Morley von Sternberg
  • Architects

  • Location

    344 College Street, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
  • Architects

    Hopkins Architects Design Architects and Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLP Executive Architect
  • Architectural Lighting And Acoustical Design

    ARUP
  • Sustainable Design

    Atelier Ten
  • Landscape Architect

    The Olin Studio
  • Civil Engineering And Stormwater Management

    Nitsch Engineering, Inc.
  • Geothermal Engineers

    Haley and Aldrich
  • Specifications Consultant

    Kalin Associates
  • Materials Handling

    SEA Consultants, Inc.
  • Code Consultant

    Philip R. Sherman, Inc.
  • Elevator Consultant

    Van Deusen & Associates
  • Cost Estimator

    Faithful + Gould
  • Construction Manager

    Turner Construction Company
  • Client

    Yale University
  • Area

    68800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

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AD Classics: Yale University Art Gallery / Louis Kahn

01:00 - 21 October, 2010
AD Classics: Yale University Art Gallery / Louis Kahn, © Pfeiffer Partners and Levin & Associates Architects
© Pfeiffer Partners and Levin & Associates Architects

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AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library / Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

01:00 - 29 June, 2010
AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library / Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, © SOM - Ezra Stoller of Esto Photographics
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