Pratt Institute presents two Public Exhbitions on the Work of Theoharis David

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Tonight in , New York – Architect, alumnus and longtime Pratt Architecture Professor Theoharis David, FAIA, will deliver a lecture which will be introduced by visionary architect Lebbeus Woods reflecting on David’s 43 years as a teacher through the work of his former students, many of whom have gone on to become accomplished architects and teachers. The lecture will be followed by an opening reception for “Built Ideas: A Life of Teaching, Learning, and Action,” an exhibition of models, photos, and concept drawings by David that will be on view at The School of Architecture through March 30. The Pratt’s Department of Exhibitions are also presenting “An Architect Drawing,” an exhibition of drawings and texts from David’s architectural experiences through September 28.

Tonight’s lecture is open to the public; however please note that seating priority is reserved for members of the Pratt community at 5:30PM and members of the public will be admitted at 5:50PM. Continue reading for more information.

Emerging New York Architects Competition Proposal: ‘The Hudson Exchange’ / SWARM

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The Hudson Exchange, a proposal for the Emerging New York Architects Competition by SWARM, was recently awarded second place for their concept. The design is a point of transfer incorporating a diversity of stakeholders relevant to community education, production, transport, and distribution of locally grown and sustainable food in West . More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hudson Valley Country House / Fractal Construction LLC

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Architecture: Fractal Construction LLC
Location: , USA
Area: 7,000 sqm
Owner: Christina Isaly-Liceaga
Project Team: Principal Designer – Ulises Liceaga
Project Manager: Annemarie Moerl
Photographer: Eric Laignel Photography, Jacob Sadrak Photography

2012 MoMA PS1 YAP Runner-Up: The Mechanical Garden / Ibañez Kim Studio

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ArchDaily announced the winning proposal for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) earlier this month. In order to bring you full coverage of the annual competition, we are featuring the other four creative designs that competed against HWKN’s WendyIbañez Kim Studio (Mariana Ibañez and Simon Kim) proposed a Mechanical Garden that enjoyed a unique partnership with artists and engineers in Philadelphia.

CityVision New York Competition

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CityVision magazine recently announced their CityVision New York competition,  which invites architects, designers, students, artists and creatives to develop urban and visionary proposals with the aim of stimulating new ideas for the contemporary city. Globalization, environmental concerns, new economic and cultural politics, adaptability to the existing context combined with the use of vibrant ideas, original technologies and new softwares for representation are some of the key elements that should be taken into account to formulate the most original project proposal. The submission deadline is June 11. For more information, please visit here.

Made in USA-German Architects in New York Exhibition

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Taking place March 1 – March 23, Made in USA—German Architects in exhibition, curated by Matthias Neumann, features the work of seven architects from Germany based in . The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, highlights excellence in design and architecture, and celebrates the contribution that German architects have made to the city’s vibrant architecture scene. The exhibition will showcase a recent building by each of the architects and provide an overview of their practices. More information on the event after the break.

Emerging New York Architects Competition Proposal / PRAUD

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The Emerging New York Architects Competition proposal, ‘The Greenhouse Transformer’, which received an honorable mention, is a typology for urban farming with the purpose of creating environments for learning year round within the community of West . PRAUD‘s main goal is to integrate life cycle components of food production into a building that is also a catalyst for activity in the area and allows visitors to engage in the program in a more efficient way. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Community Input Meeting / Friends of the High Line

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Are you an avid lover of the ? If you’ve been keeping up with our coverage of the project by James Corner Field Operations and DS+R, then you have been following the development of the High Line’s different sections – such as the early stages for a the design of the Gansevoort entrance and elevated street ampitheater of Stage One, and the picture frame and tree fly over of Stage Two.   And, yet the amazing public space is still developing further.  Friends of the High Line are presenting initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line, which requires new zoning that would preserve the entire rail yards section, including the Spur, as public open space.  At a community input meeting on Monday, March 12, the High Line design team will share their visions and answer questions about the soon-to-be newest part of the project.

More information about the meeting after the break.

Rensselaer Spring 2012 Lecture Series

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The spring 2012 lecture series at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture started on February 13th with Patrik Schumacher and concludes with the ‘Transactions’ lecture on April 9th. All lectures are free and open to the public and take place at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center at 6pm unless otherwise noted. More information on the lecture series after the break.

2012 MoMA PS1 YAP Runner-Up: Virtual Water / UrbanLab + endrestudio + Method Design

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ArchDaily announced the winning proposal for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) earlier this month. In order to bring you full coverage of the annual competition, we are featuring the other four creative designs that competed against HWKN’s WendyVirtual Water, a collaborative design brought to you by UrbanLab, endrestudio and Method Design, formally manifests what is hidden in plain sight: RAIN. The project reveals and plays with thousands of gallons of summertime rainwater that would otherwise be discarded from the PS1 courtyard.

Virtual Water refers to water hidden in everyday products. A pair of jeans, for example, has a 3000 gallon Virtual Water footprint because 3000 gallons of water are consumed in the various steps of its production chain (growing the cotton, dyeing the fabric, etc).

2012 MoMA PS1 YAP Runner-Up: PS1 Moments / AEDS

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ArchDaily announced the winning proposal for the 2012 PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) earlier this month. In order to bring you full coverage of the annual competition, we are featuring the other four creative designs that competed against HWKN’s Wendy. AEDS’s (Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio) proposal creates a 21st century urban oasis in the fabled courtyard of PS1. The design encourages visitors to meander through a maze-like field of objects, enticing them to take up different paths, creating distinct experiential moments. This anti-monumental, anti-plop art approach is acutely attuned to both the human scale and the elemental senses.

For perhaps the first time, the entire courtyard will be activated throughout the day and long into the night, inspiring a voyeuristic curiosity, a desire to explore and inhabit hidden “moments.” A stream of water carves a path between the objects, stitching together three main spaces defined by the experiences of Water, Mist and Vegetation. At night, diffused light is fragmented through the digitally fabricated patterns that perforate the surface of the objects.

Ocean Guest House / Stelle Architects

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Architect: Stelle Architects
Location: Bridgehampton, NY,
Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Greg Tietjen, Esra Unaldi, Jonathan Subject
Interior Design: Eleanor Donnelly,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthew Carbone

Pratt Institute 2012 Spring Lecture Series

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Globally recognized for its distinguished academic reputation and one of the world’s most prestigious independent colleges, Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture will present their spring 2012 lecture series from February 13 through April 9, 2012 at the Institute’s Brooklyn and campuses. The lectures are free and open to the public; however, seating priority will be given to current students with Pratt identification. More information on the event after the break.

Video: Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling / Great Spaces

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Check out Great Spaces’ clip on the Bridge, one of New York’s amazing infrastructure feats.  The construction of the bridge was a family affair as it was designed by  in the late 1860s and then completed by his son and daughter-in-law.  One must imagine New York’s “skyline” of the 1800s to fully understand the innovation and the magnitude of such a massive project.  For more about Roebling’s bridge, be sure to view our AD Classics coverage.

McGee Art Pavilion / ikon.5 architects

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Architect: ikon.5 architects
Location: , New York
Project Area: 19,000 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

HWKN wins the 2012 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 in New York

Rendering of HWKN’s Wendy, winning design of Young Architect’s Program 2012. Image courtesy of HWKN.

The Museum of Modern Art and PS1 have announced the based office HWKN (HollwichKushner) as winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. As winners of the 13th edition of the program, HWKN will construct an outdoor summer installation at the PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, Queens. The winning proposal, known as Wendy, was selected from five finalists and will provide a unique setting for the popular Warm Up summer music series.

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‘Architecture & the Media Series – Architecture Criticism Today’ Discussion

Co-sponsored by the AIA NY Marketing and PR Committee and the Oculus Committee, the Architecture & the Media Series – Architecture Criticism Today discussion will take place Monday, February 27, 6 pm – 8 pm at the Center for Architecture in City.

In the first of a four-part series, architecture critics discuss the role of criticism in the field of architecture and how it informs the general public’s understanding of design. They also answer a vital question: as a project comes to life, at what point(s) should critics weigh in? In this panel discussion, prominent editors and writers will discuss the overall trends and shifts in architecture criticism today. More information on the event after the break.

“Building Intelligence Project” Think Tank

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Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) will present the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) sixth International Think Tank on February 24, 2012, at the powerHouse Arena in , .

Leading educators, architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, owners, and other industry experts will gather to explore solutions that could change the building industry for the better as part of the Columbia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP). More information on the event after the break.