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Ithaca

URCHIN Impossible Circus / CODA

20:00 - 7 October, 2016
URCHIN Impossible Circus / CODA, © Joe Wilensky
© Joe Wilensky

© John Lai Courtesy of CODA © John Lai © John Lai + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ithaca, NY, USA, United States
  • Area

    1260.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Niche Tactics Book Launch

07:00 - 23 September, 2015
Niche Tactics Book Launch, Niche Tactics Cover
Niche Tactics Cover

Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site (Routledge 2015), the first book by architecture's Edgar A. Tafel Assistant Professor Caroline O'Donnell, explores architecture's relationship with site and its ecological analogue: the relationship between an organism and its environment.

The launch event on Monday, September 28 at 5 p.m. will replicate the order of the book itself, with experts responding to particular chapters: Catherine Ingraham will represent the self-authored "Introduction"; Greg Keeffe will respond to chapter 1, "Niche Tactics"; Val Warke will respond to chapter 6, "All Dressed Up"; Mark Morris will respond to chapter 9, "Duck Jokes"; and O'Donnell will conclude with the CODA. In addition, an array of mixed meats and eggs will represent chapter 11 "Hopeful Monsters." 

Lecture: Sergei Tchoban: Drawing a Museum of Drawings at the Cornell University

19:30 - 9 September, 2015
Lecture: Sergei Tchoban: Drawing a Museum of Drawings at the Cornell University, Fantasy drawing for the project of the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin or Evolution of form.
Fantasy drawing for the project of the Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin or Evolution of form.

Sergei Tchoban was invited by the Architecture Art Planing at the Cornell University to give a talk about his passion for drawing, what is architectural drawing today and about his beautiful historical drawings that he has collected for his museum in Berlin. He will also discuss the development of the Museum for Architectural Drawing, its realization as a building and his choice in the collection.

Exhibition: Treasury, Legacy: A Museum for Architectural Drawing

02:30 - 12 August, 2015
Exhibition: Treasury, Legacy: A Museum for Architectural Drawing, Yakov Chernikov, "Sheet of Pen Nibs", Paper drafting pen, ink and applique,
Yakov Chernikov, "Sheet of Pen Nibs", Paper drafting pen, ink and applique,

Treasury, in the Bibliowicz Gallery, highlights the wider international collection of the museum with sketches and drawings by Hans Poelzig, Aldo Rossi, Alvaro Siza, Peter Wilson, and Madelon Vriesendorp, cofounder of OMA.

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall / Morphosis Architects

00:00 - 10 November, 2014
Bill & Melinda Gates Hall / Morphosis Architects, © 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

00:00 - 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, USA
  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

    OMA
  • Location

    101 Forest Home Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

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

00:00 - 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

HSU House / EPIPHYTE Lab

00:00 - 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, United States
  • 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

00:00 - 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, USA
  • 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 m2