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AD Classics: Yale University Art Gallery / Louis Kahn

09:30 - 25 May, 2018
AD Classics: Yale University Art Gallery / Louis Kahn, © Samuel Ludwig
© Samuel Ludwig

Yale University’s School of Architecture was in the midst of pedagogical upheaval when Louis Kahn joined the faculty in 1947. With skyscraper architect George Howe as dean and modernists like Kahn, Philip Johnson, and Josef Albers as lecturers, the post-war years at Yale trended away from the school’s Beaux-Arts lineage towards the avant-garde. And so, when the consolidation of the university’s art, architecture, and art history departments in 1950 demanded a new building, a modernist structure was the natural choice to concretize an instructional and stylistic departure from historicism.[1] Completed in 1953, Louis Kahn’s Yale University Art Gallery building would provide flexible gallery, classroom, and office space for the changing school; at the same time, Kahn’s first significant commission signaled a breakthrough in his own architectural career—a career now among the most celebrated of the second half of the twentieth century.

© Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig + 16

House on Adeline Street / Yale School of Architecture

15:00 - 8 November, 2017
House on Adeline Street / Yale School of Architecture, © Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan
© Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan

© Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan © Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan © Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan © Zelig Fok and Haylie Chan + 15

Social Construction: Modern Architecture in British Mandate Palestine

14:30 - 10 September, 2017
Social Construction: Modern Architecture in British Mandate Palestine, 65 Hovevei Zion Street, Tel Aviv­Jaffa, 1935, Architect: Pinchas Hütt. Image © Itzhak Kalter
65 Hovevei Zion Street, Tel Aviv­Jaffa, 1935, Architect: Pinchas Hütt. Image © Itzhak Kalter

The exhibition Social Construction: Modern Architecture in British Mandate Palestine, tracing the influence of international Modernism on the architectural vernacular that developed in Palestine during 1917–48, is on display at the Yale Architecture Gallery from August 31to November 18, 2017. Originally organized by the Israel Museum, in Jerusalem, the show draws inspiration from the extensive research of architects Ada Karmi-Melamede and Dan Price, whose accompanying book, Architecture in Palestine during the British Mandate, 1917–1948, explores not only the functional aspects of this new architecture but also the social values that shaped the defining language of this new architectural style. The original exhibition was curated and designed by Oren Sagiv, chief of exhibition design at the Israel Museum, with Eyal Rozen.

AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Gordon Bunshaft (SOM)

07:00 - 1 August, 2017
AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Gordon Bunshaft (SOM), © <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beinecke_Rare_Book_%26_Manuscript_Library#/media/File:Beinecke-Rare-Book-Manuscript-Library-Yale-University-Hewitt-Quadrangle-New-Haven-Connecticut-Apr-2014-a.jpg">Wikimedia Commons user Gunnar Klack</a> licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">CC BY 4.0</a>. Image Courtesy of Gunnar Klack
© Wikimedia Commons user Gunnar Klack licensed under CC BY 4.0. Image Courtesy of Gunnar Klack

Cloistered by a protective shell of stone, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is one of the world’s foremost collections of rare manuscripts. Opened in 1963, the library is renowned for its translucent marble façade and the world-renowned glass book tower sheltered within – a dramatic arrangement resulting from the particular requirements of a repository for literary artifacts. This unique design, very much in the Modernist lineage but in contrast to the revivalist styles of the rest of Yale’s campus, has only become appreciated thanks to the passage of time; the same bold choices which are now celebrated were once seen as a cause for contempt and outrage.

© Ezra Stoller/Esto © Ezra Stoller/Esto © Ezra Stoller/Esto © Ezra Stoller/Esto + 15

Oskar Hansen: Open Form Exhibition at Yale School of Architecture

12:07 - 27 September, 2016
Oskar Hansen: Open Form Exhibition at Yale School of Architecture, Oskar Hansen Open Form at Yale School of Architecture © Rich House Photography
Oskar Hansen Open Form at Yale School of Architecture © Rich House Photography

An exhibition highlighting the work of Oskar Hansen (1922-2005), architect, urban planner, and theorist, has opened at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) running from 1 September to 17 December 2016.

Oskar Hansen: Open Form traces the evolution of Hansen’s theory of Open Form from its origin in his own architectural projects to its application in film, visual games, and other artistic practices. The exhibition will be on view at YSoA through 17 December in Paul Rudolph Hall, 180 York St. It is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 9.00- 5.00, and Saturday 10.00-5.00.

Symposium: "A Constrcuted World"

07:00 - 1 October, 2015
Symposium:  "A Constrcuted World"

The J. Irwin Miller Symposium, “A Constructed World,” is convened by Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis in conjunction with the exhibition, “City of 7 Billion,” at the Yale School of Architecture. The philosopher and cultural critic, Peter Sloterdijk, will deliver the keynote address, and Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, will deliver the concluding address.

Symposium: "A Constructed World" at Yale School of Architecture

07:00 - 26 September, 2015
Symposium: "A Constructed World" at Yale School of Architecture

The world is constructed. It is the product of material realities, philosophical concepts, and imaginary ideals. No part of the world remains unaffected by the cumulative impact of human activity. Through complex processes of exploration, habitation, cultivation, transportation, consumption, and surveillance, the world has become increasingly interconnected. According to ongoing scientific research, the world appears to have crossed the threshold of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. Scientists, geologists, and environmentalists acknowledge that humans are transforming the world at an unprecedented scale. This assertion begs the questions: How is the world constructed? What is the role of design?

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
Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners, © Chuck Choi
© Chuck Choi

© Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi © Chuck Choi + 9

'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

00:00 - 9 June, 2012
Yale University Art Gallery Renovation / Ennead Architects, © Christopher Gardner
© Christopher Gardner

© Christopher Gardner © Christopher Gardner © Christopher Gardner © Christopher Gardner + 13

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

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

AD Classics: AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen AD Classics: AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen AD Classics: AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen AD Classics: AD Classics: David S. Ingalls Skating Rink / Eero Saarinen + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

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

     Eero Saarinen
  • References

    Yale
  • Project Year

    1958

AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn

20:00 - 19 September, 2011
AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn

AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn AD Classics: AD Classics: Yale Center for British Art / Louis Kahn + 14

  • 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

Yale Art + Architecture Building / Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects

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

Courtesy of  gwathmey siegel & associates architects Courtesy of  gwathmey siegel & associates architects Courtesy of  gwathmey siegel & associates architects Courtesy of  gwathmey siegel & associates architects + 27

  • 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