Dates: 21 May – 05 Oct, 2014
Media and Machines marks the second phase of the research project initiated with the 2013 exhibition Archaeology of the Digital. Curated by Greg Lynn, this initiative investigates how architecture engaged with digital technology from the 1980s until the turn of the century. The first exhibition identified the earliest practices looking to computation as a design medium that could serve architectural ambitions that anticipate the technology before it was available or used. Many of the approaches persist in this second exhibition, including the experimentation in formal, spatial and material language, procedural or parametric processes, and robotic motion. However, in this second exhibition the architects have a deeper engagement with the digital in each project.
The exhibition brings together Asymptote’s New York Stock Exchange Virtual Trading Floor and Operation Center, Karl Chu’s Catastrophe Machine and X Phylum, the Objectile Panels by Bernard Cache, Hyposurface by dECOi Architects, Muscle NSA by ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd], and NOX’s H2Oexpo. The breadth of creative scope among these projects extends from the design of buildings to the design of interactive media, interactive robotic mechanisms, drafting machines based on the Catastrophe theory, generative algorithms, and the writing of disciplinary and cultural theories.
Dates: 18 Aug – 06 Oct, 2014
During the last century, AIGA (initially known as the American Institute of Graphic Arts) has grown to become the leading international communication design organization in the United States. AIGA’s commitment to “advancing design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force” has made a powerful impact on our visual culture and has greatly influenced the public’s understanding of design.
This exhibition will demonstrate the evolution and impact that design has made on our country through the history of AIGA. From its beginnings in New York City to the development of 67 local chapters, AIGA continues to demonstrate the value of design to improve society and create value for individuals and businesses alike. The work featured in this exhibition was created for the organization by the industry’s greatest talents including Andy Warhol, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Alvin Lustig, Stefan Sagmeister, and Michael Vanderbyl.
New York |
Dates: 02 Jun, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Join MIT Professor John Ochsendorf for the program Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor about the work of the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. When Rafael Guastavino and his son arrived in New York from Spain in the late 19th century, they brought with them an improved building technique—thin tile structural vaulting—that was lightweight, loadbearing, and incredibly beautiful. These vaults grace some 250 structures in New York City today, including the Oyster Bar, the Prospect Park Boathouse, and the Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo. A MacArthur “genius awardee,” Ochsendorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), which he will be signing after the lecture.
Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York and organized in conjunction with the recently opened exhibition Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile, which is on view at the City Museum through Sunday, September 7, 2014.
RSVP required. $15 for Museum members; $25 general public.
Dates: 28 May, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Siting outdoor sculpture is a critical factor to the artwork’s meaning and the artistic intention, but how can this be navigated within an active and developing university campus?
Alice Kain, the campus art coordinator at the University of Chicago, examines examples of public artwork on the UChicago campus in Hyde Park as well as issues of landscaping, architecture, and conservation.
Key sculptures will include Nuclear Energy by Henry Moore, Construction in Space and Time and in the Third and Fourth Dimensions by Antoine Pevsner, and Concrete Traffic by Wolf Vostell (pictured).
This talk is presented by the Newberry and is open to the public.
The Newberry Library
Towner Fellows’ Lounge
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Dates: 26 Dec, 2013 – 20 Jul, 2014
Chicago-based artist Judy Ledgerwood’s immense, site-specific wall painting for the Smart Museum is part of an ongoing series inspired by the energetic, asymmetrical rhythms of composer Morton Feldman’s Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981).
The painting is comprised of horizontal bands of boldly colored patterns—blue with bronze, fluorescent red with mint green, spring green with copper—that run across the large central wall in the Smart’s lobby. The work responds to both the soaring, symmetrical architecture of the space and, in its repeating patterns, the design of Louis Sullivan’s elevator screens for the Chicago Stock Exchange building (two of which are on view in the lobby).
The artist (with the help of an assistant) painted Chromatic Patterns by hand directly on the wall. The work, in the artist’s words, is made to "hang tapestry-like" with drooping and irregular edges that contrast with the clean lines of the Museum’s modernist architecture.
Dates: 15 Jun, 2014
The Sydney Intellectual History Network and ‘Putting Periodisation to Use’ Research Group at the University of Sydney invite you to the Fifteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar (DNS), with the theme ‘Ideas and Enlightenment’. Inaugurated and supported by the National Library of Australia, the DNS conference is the leading forum for eighteenth-century studies in Australasia. It brings together scholars from across the region and internationally who work on the long eighteenth century in a range of disciplines, including history, literature, art and architectural history, philosophy, the history of science, musicology, anthropology, archaeology and studies of material culture.
We welcome proposals for papers or panels on the following topics, although please note that the conference organisers are open to proposals for subjects that fall outside of these broad themes:
- Making Ideas Visible
- Biography and the History of Individual Life
- Economic Ideas in Social and Political Contexts
- Global Sensibilities
- National Identity and Cosmopolitanism
- Antiquaries and Alternative Versions of the Classical Tradition
- Periodisation and the question of Period Styles
- ‘Enlightenment’ and the Pacific
- Spectacle, Sociability and Pleasure
- Genres of Enlightenment
- Science, Technology and Medicine
- Borders and Empire
- Historiography of the Enlightenment
- Post-Enlightenment trajectories in literature and art
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers. Proposals consist of a 250-word abstract and 2-page cv, sent via email as a pdf attachment to email@example.com.
Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2014
If you have questions about the conference, please contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco |
Dates: 04 – 15 Aug, 2014
CCA’s Architecture Division presents FORMATIONS SUMMER 2014: a series of workshops for college students, professionals, and members of the broader architectural community. This year’s lineup of one-week workshops will be held from August 4 to August 15, 2014. Led by CCA faculty, these workshops will expose students to innovative methods and techniques of drawing, model-making, computational design, and digital fabrication.
Registration is now open! See the Registration page for more info.
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Dates: 23 May, 2014
Friends of ASOR are people who are interested in archaeological and historical research in the eastern Mediterranean. Founded in 1900, ASOR
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Dates: 23 Jul, 2014
Though modern Western buildings are often designed in geometric forms, bio-architecture demonstrates the growing influence of nature through the predominance of organic, nature-inspired patterns and shapes. Learn about this unusual style of architecture, which is exemplified by the work of architects like Antoni Gaudí and Santiago Calatrava.
1.5 LU (AIA)
$12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
Special Series Pricing for all three lectures: $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.
Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: 26 Apr – 22 Sep, 2014
During the Great Depression, the U.S. government built three planned communities of Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin. In photographing these "Greenbelt Towns," I explore the New Deal vision to resettle displaced farmers and poor urban dwellers in model cities which unified the best elements of "town" and country." I create an evocation of utopia as a place and idea in the American mind, while examining how this vision plays out in the contemporary moment. I draw inspiration for my work from my curiosity in power structures and urban planning, in order to explore the complex relationship between humans, nature and the built environment. -Jason Reblando
Saturday, April 26 - Monday, September 22, 2014
Daily, 10 am - 6:30 pm (7 days a week); Holidays 10 am - 4 pm
City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower
806 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
For more information, visit www.jasonreblando.com
Dates: 07 – 08 Jun, 2014
Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with the reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks. In connection with the Groundbreakers exhibition which runs concurrently, the Rose Garden Festival will feature music from the Jazz Age.
The period around the Rose Garden Festival includes a variety of rose-related educational programs, including Adult Education courses and a special one-day intensive program, A Day of Roses: Great Rosarians of the World™ East 2014. Get more information
View the full list of programs and events
happening at the Garden during the Rose Garden Festival.
Festival Ticket Pricing
Children 2–12: $15
Children under 2: Free
Ticket includes all Festival activities plus All-Garden Pass admission, which includes access to special exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Tram Tour, and more.
All adults 21 and older who intend to consume alcohol will be required to show valid photo ID as proof of age upon entry to the festival. All Festival activities are rain or shine.
Dates: 04 Jun, 2014
Wednesday, June 4
10:00am - 12:00pm Judith B. Tankard
NYBG - Ross Lecture Hall
The only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Farrand was born in New York City, and studied horticulture with Charles Sprague Sargent, director of the Arnold Arboretum. Through her social connections, she received major estate commissions and developed a reputation for an elegant style and rich architectural detail. While Farrand completed more than 110 gardens-including projects for the White House and The Morgan Library-her most notable surviving works are Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine; and the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at NYBG. Includes a visit to the Rockefeller Rose Garden.
Dates: 04 – 18 Jun, 2014
3 Wednesdays, 6/4–6/18/14
06:15pm - 09:15pm
Instructor: Jeffrey Erb
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design.
Dates: 10 Jun, 2014
June 10, 2014
7 – 9 p.m.
Lakeside Room, Visitor Center
Valerie Gerdes Lemme, landscape architect, ASLA
$37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount
This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden spaces.
Dates: 07 Jun, 2014
June 7, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.
Nina Koziol, garden writer
$37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount
Exuberant gardens overflowing with old-fashioned flowers—that is the vision that comes to mind when we think of cottage gardens. Shrub roses, foxgloves, poppies, forget-me-nots, hollyhocks, vegetables, and herbs all have a place in this one-of-a-kind garden. Discover bed and border designs and plant combinations that can help you get the look of an English cottage garden.
Dates: 29 May, 2014
May 29, 2014
1 – 3 p.m.
John Raffetto, horticulture educator
$37 nonmember; members receive 20% discount
Learn to attract wildlife with design ideas and plants selected for use as food, shelter, and water for birds, butterflies, and small mammals. Discussion will include specific plants that may be introduced into a traditional landscape to attract and support wildlife in your garden. A Garden walk will be included, so please dress for the weather.
Dates: 29 May, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm
Recently, greater attention to the role of public sculpture has translated into more clients wishing to include art in their landscape plans. Three innovative designed landscapes for contemporary sculpture are accessible from New York as design inspiration: LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton, and Storm King in the Lower Hudson Valley. Each garden presents a unique landscape vision and are models of careful placement and sensitive planting reflecting a rich collaboration between sculptor, horticulturist, and landscape architect. In some cases, the artist has constructed a site-specific sculpture or land form, working with nature and within the broader context of the garden or countryside. A brief introduction to earlier American sculpture gardens will complement these explorations.
Dates: 18 Jun, 2014
Wednesday, June 18th
After graduating from MIT with a degree in landscape architecture in 1904, Coffin established a successful landscape design practice in New York City. Her clients included some of America's most distinguished families, including the Fricks, Vanderbilts, Huttons, and du Ponts. An astute businesswoman who insisted on the same fees as her male counterparts, she designed over 50 significant estate gardens in the Northeast and was recognized for her refined and elegant work, including the gardens of Winterthur. Includes a visit to NYBG's Benenson Ornamental Conifers, designed by Coffin in the 1940s.
Dates: 20 Jun, 2014
Cities are the grand challenge of the 21st century, and for over 100 years, women have played a crucial, if under-celebrated, role in shaping and adapting our urban spaces. Award-winning author and landscape historian Thaisa Way, ASLA, leads a fascinating session with four experts in landscape scholarship and practice that examines the ways women have influenced how we look at – and live in – the modern city.
Photographing the City – As archivists and activists, photographers have been fascinated by the urban landscape since the camera was invented. Mary Woods (Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory at Cornell University) uses historical and contemporary images by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Mattie Edwards Hewitt, Margaret Morton and others to provoke questions about cityscapes, yesterday and today.
Designing the 'Shapely City' – Presenting her latest work, Sonja Dümpelmann (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) explores the lasting contributions of women pioneers to contemporary urban and suburban design around the world.
Sensuality in the City – Scale, detail, and material all contribute to the everyday pleasures of urban reality. ASLA award-winning scholar Linda Jewell (Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California), looks at legendary designers from Beatrix Farrand onward, who have given a high priority to creating an intimate and sensual experience, whether in private gardens or public spaces.
Transforming the City – Celebrated landscape architect Susannah C. Drake (Founding Principal, dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc in Brooklyn) presents her vision of beautiful, healthy, ecologically intelligent design that can transform the way we imagine and experience the urban landscape, looking at projects such as the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Park and the forthcoming Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™.
The symposium concludes with a self-guided exhibit tour of Great American Gardens & the Women who Photographed Them in the Rondina and Lo Faro Gallery.
Support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Dates: 01 – 03 Sep, 2014
The conference “Designing Productive Cities” will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable.
We will examine affordable housing and diversity for “Gen Y” who are interested in more compact design models. For the rapidly growing ageing population sector, we will discuss isolation, location, ease of transport, mobility and affordability.
Designing productive cities also has other considerations including Social Equity, Inclusion and developing meaningful relationships and interconnectivity between Cities and Regional Australia. - See more at: http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au/#sthash.Til85mj4.dpuf