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VIDEO: Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners

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

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'Balance Through Buoyancy' Floatastic Pavilion / QASTIC Lab

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

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.  

'George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher' Exhibition + Symposium

On view at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery from November 8-February 2, the ‘George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher’ exhibition and symposium examines Nelson’s work in the context of both its own time and its legacy today. The event includes a comprehensive retrospective and symposium of one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century. It will feature more than 120 three-dimensional objects including furniture, cabinets, lamps, and clocks, as well as fifty-plus historical documents in the form of drawings, photographs, architectural models and films. The symposium, ‘George Nelson: Designs for Living’ will specifically be held November 9-10. For more information, please visit here.  

Palladio Virtuel Exhibition

The 2012–13 season at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery opened on August 20 with Palladio Virtuel. The exhibition, which is on view until October 27, presents a groundbreaking new analysis of the work of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio by Peter Eisenman, renowned New York architect and Charles Gwathmey, Professor in Practice at Yale. It represents the culmination of ten years of study of Palladio’s villas by Eisenman, adding an important contribution to the sixteenth-century master’s already robust legacy. The exhibition proposes a reading of the buildings that undermines the traditional view of Palladio’s architecture as founded on ideal forms. For more information, please visit here. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

'The Sound of Architecture' Symposium

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

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Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967–2012 Exhibition

Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967–2012 is the first U.S. retrospective since 1986 of the eminent Italian architect, artist, and designer. The exhibition, presented by the Yale School of Architecture from February 6 – May 4th, explores the arc of Scolari’s career from 1967 to 2012, with some 160 paintings, watercolors, and drawings, most with architectural and urban subjects; a scaled-down iteration of a monumental sculpture created for the 1991 Venice Biennale; and ten architectural models. Together, these illuminate the complex, ongoing interaction in Scolari’s work between architecture and its methods and mediums of representation. More information on the exhibition after the break.

"Is Drawing Dead?” Symposium at Yale School of Architecture

The symposium begins on Thursday, February 9, at 6:30 pm, with a lecture by Massimo Scolari, the William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture. This will be followed by an opening reception for the exhibition Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967–2012, which is on view in the School of Architecture Gallery from February 6 through May 4, 2012.

The Campaign for Safe Buildings Symposium

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

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.

On Oikonomia: Saarinen's Ezra Stiles College Open After $55M Renovation

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT–Yale’s Ezra Stiles College, designed by Eero Saarinen and completed in 1961, reopened to students last month after a one-year, $55 million dollar renovation. The project was the last in a complete overhaul of all the residential colleges at Yale, which started in 1998 and has cost over $500 million (adjusted for inflation). Students are happy with the work, praising the new brick pizza oven in the dining hall, shift from single to suite-style rooms, and improved furniture and lighting. Jon Rubin ’12 told the Yale Daily News (YDN) the renovated Stiles is “definitely a step up” from the college he lived in two years ago.

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

  • Architects: Eero Saarinen
  • Location: 73 Sachem Street, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
  • Architect:  Eero Saarinen
  • References: Yale
  • Project Year: 1958

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

AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn

  • Architects: Louis Kahn
  • 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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The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman Exhibition / Yale School of Architecture

© Stanley Tigerman, 'The Titanic', 1979
© Stanley Tigerman, 'The Titanic', 1979

The career of eminent architect and educator Stanley Tigerman is the subject of a retrospective exhibition that opened at the Yale School of Architecture Gallery, in historic Paul Rudolph Hall, on August 22, 2011. Ceci n’est pas une rêverie*: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman, which remains on view through November 5, 2011. The exhibition celebrates Tigerman’s distinguished career with a diversity of original artworks, models, photographs, and archival documents, among other items. It is curated by Yale School of Architecture Associate Professor Emmanuel Petit. In January 2012, the exhibition will travel to the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, in Chicago, and then onto the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Yale Art + Architecture Building / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

  • Architects: Gwathmey Siegel & Associates 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: Courtesy of gwathmey siegel & associates architects

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

  • Architects: Kevin Roche & John Dinkeloo
  • Location: New Haven, Connecticut
  • Architect: Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo
  • Project Year: 1969
  • Photographs: Wikimedia Commons, American Architecture, Flickr: username- sftrajan

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