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Heavenly Bodies / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

09:00 - 9 May, 2018
Heavenly Bodies / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, © Floto + Warner
© Floto + Warner

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  • Architects

  • Location

    1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States
  • Category

  • Team

    Elizabeth Diller (Partner in Charge), Kumar Atre (Project Lead), Ricardo Scofidio, Matthew Johnson, Anthony Saby, Alex Knezo, Swarnabh Ghosh, Jack Solomon
  • Area

    60000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
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Moroccan Court / New Galleries at the MET / Achva Benzinberg Stein

09:30 - 3 November, 2011
© Achva Stein
© Achva Stein

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of touring the Metropolitan Museum of Art ‘New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia’ with Achva Stein on its opening day. Stein, a principal of an ASLA award-winning landscape architecture and design firm Benzinberg Stein Associates and the founding Director of the Graduate program in Landscape Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, was asked to join the MET’s endeavors after her noted publication, Morocco: Courtyards and Gardens, showcased her passion for and understanding of the country’s varied garden types found in regions such as Marrakech and Fez. For the new wing, Stein has created a fantastic 14th century Maghrebi-Andalusian-style courtyard that goes beyond a mere representation, and truly infuses the spirit and essence of a Moroccan court into a small interior space of the MET.

More about our trip to the MET after the break.