Artist Antonio Pio Saracino & Salt ‘N Pepa to Unveil Arches of Hope Installation

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Created and conceived by Patrick Duffy, the creative director of the OUT NYC, and designed by award-winning Italian designer and architect Antonio Pio Saracino, the Arches of Hope installation will be launched at its opening reception on Thursday, January 17, from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the OUT NYC and be on display until January 24. In collaboration with Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV/AIDS and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, the stunning and inspiring interactive art installation will be unveiled on the eve of President Obama’s second inauguration as part of a multi-faceted campaign aimed at raising awareness of the rise of HIV and AIDS in young people. More images and information after the break.

Mexican Architect Fernando Romero to Speak at NewSchool of Architecture and Design

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Mexican architect Fernando Romero will be speaking tomorrow evening, January 16, at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in on the topic of “You are the Context” as part of the school’s lecture series. Free and open to the public, the event focuses on how we must reconsider the definition of context as it pertains to architecture as the global reach of projects increases through digital communication. Named to Fast Company’s Co.Design “Designers Shaping the Future” 2012, his recent Soumaya Museum in Mexico City is described by CNN’s Great Buildings series as “jaw-dropping.” For more information, please visit here.

Oyler/Wu Lecture & Gow + Karlsson Exhibition Opening Reception

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Two key events are coming up at SCI-Arc this month starting with the ‘Dwayne Oyler & Jenny Wu: Lineworks’ lecture which takes place tomorrow, January 16, at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall at 7pm PST. Established in in 2004, Oyler Wu Collaborative, ‘has utilized the last five years to establish a way of working that is committed to experimentation through a relentless hands-on approach to our work’. Also, starting January 18 until March 3, the ‘Marcelyn Gow + Ulrika Karlsson: AQUEOTROPE’ exhibition focuses on materializing the mathematical, the exact translation of virtual instructions in the form of drawings or codes to their material actualization, is a fundamental procedure in the production of architecture. For more information on the events, please visit here.

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum / Zaha Hadid by Brad Feinknopf

 

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Brad Feinknopf, a nationally recognized architectural photographer, kindly shared with us his recent photographic work on Zaha Hadid‘s Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at State University. Known for his traditional, yet cutting edge approach to photography, his quality work here emphasizes the unique exterior and interior spaces of the building created by Hadid’s investigation into the lines of circulation and visual connections. Photographed during the day and night, he also captures its interface between city and campus. Additional images by Feinknopf can be viewed after the break.

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan Headquarters / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , MI, USA
Area: 4,366 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Madonna University – Franciscan Center for Science and Media / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , MI, USA
Area: 6,038 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Book Presentation and Signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References

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The Graham Foundation of will host a book presentation and signing of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References, a new book edited by Robert McCarter and designed by Irma Boom exploring the notion of ‘A Wonderful World’. The event will take place Friday, February 1st at 6:00pmCST. The evening will begin with a discussion and debate between Arets and McCarter, introducing the book’s origins as well as the work of Wiel Arets Architects, after which signed copies of the publication will be available for purchase. More information after the break.

Marina Lofts / BIG

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Architects: BIG
Location: , FL, USA
Partners In Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen

Project Leader: Daniel Kidd

Contributors: Chris Falla, Suemin Jeon, Andreia Teixeira, Jenny Shen, Marcella Martinez, Michael Zhang
Area: 80,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BIG

2013 Design for Biodiversity Symposium: Architectural Approaches to Urban Ecology

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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.

Smart-Stell Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

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Architects: Tonic Design
Location: Durham, North Carolina,
Builder: Tonic Construction
Area: 2,400 sq ft
Photographs: Courtesy of Tonic Design

Henry Ford Health System / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , USA
Area: 840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

Sound House / Roger Ferris + Partners

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Architects: Roger Ferris + Partners
Location: , Connecticut, United States
Design Team: Roger Ferris, Robert Marx, Myron Mirgorodsky, Tiziano Fabrizio
General Contractor: The SBE Company
Structural Engineer: The DiSalvo Ericson Group, Ridgefield, CT
Area: 1,500 sqft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Woodruff/Brown

SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition

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Organized by AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and the Downtown Alliance, in collaboration with Utah Heritage Foundation, Sixty-Nine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the area’s cultural amenities. SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition launches on January 10, 2013 with a party at 7:00 PM at Squatters Pub. The competition and launch party are open to everyone. For those not able to attend the opening night presentations will be posted on the web immediately following the event. For more information, please visit here.

Central Michigan University Events Center / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , USA
Area: 6,741 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

North Brother Island School for Autistic Children / Ian M. Ellis & Frances Peterson

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Designed by architecture students, Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson, their proposal for the North Brother Island School for Autistic Children in City aims to provide a necessary resource for the Bronx, which is heavily underserved in terms of school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The project is also designed with the intention that it will dissolve the negative stigma of the island, stabilize its naturalized growth as habitat for the birds, and introduce research and education programs to provide a cutting edge learning environment for the public, parents, and children. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘7’: Installation at Alderbrook Station / Sarah Biemiller & Robert Hutchison

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Alderbrook Station, located slightly east of along the Columbia River, is the site of the former Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packaging Company, which once supported a thriving salmon fishing industry. The Netshed is a 3-story timber structure which was used by fishermen to repair and store their gill nets. Inspired by the natural and man-made qualities that pervade Alderbrook Station, such as the movement of tides, the light that reflects off the Columbia River, the memories and history contained within and around Alderbrook Station, and the structure of the Net Shed itself, Robert Hutchison and ’s shared with us their proposal for an installation inside the Net Shed developed out of numerous influences. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maryhill Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation Project / GBD Architects

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Architects: GBD Architects
Location: , Washington, USA
Principal In Charge: Gene Callan
Design Team: Agustin Enriquez, Dick Kirschbaum, Lucas Posada
Area: 25,500 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Josh Partee

BAE Systems – Sterling Heights Facility / SmithGroupJJR

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Architects: SmithGroupJJR
Location: , USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of SmithGroupJJR