The 13th annual conference hosted by the art, architecture and design magazine Arquine
will be held March 12-13 in Mexico City.
MARC ANGéLIL, JøRG HIMMELREICH, HUBERTUS ADAM & J. CHRISTOPH BüRKLE
In 1978 Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron founded their office in Basel. Since then the partnership, which now employs more than 350, has designed a series of landmark projects, from the Tate Modern in London to the National Stadium — the bird's nest — for the Beijing Olympics. Recently Jacques Herzog talked with historians Hubertus Adam and J. Christoph Bürkle about the challenges of maintaining a creatively vital practice and confronting the new challenges of urbanization.
More than $7 million in federal, state and private grants will fund the U.S. Department of Transportation initiative, which brings together a consortium of universities in the Southeast to advance research and technology.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
The Design School hosts a transdisciplinary design symposium at the Tempe Center for the Arts on March 7.
Louis Curtiss practiced architecture in Kansas City around the turn of the 20th century, producing, says Keith Eggener, a series of innovative buildings "comparable in their creative eclecticism" to those of contemporaries like Bernard Maybeck and Bertram Goodhue. Yet unlike those celebrated architects, Curtiss remains relatively obscure, his works neglected. And the reasons, Eggener argues, have less to do with artistic merit than with various extrinsic factors that have long controlled the politics of professional reputation.
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
The innovative project, which won the 2011 Solar Decathlon, has been acquired by the electric utility Pepco to serve as a public model and energy testing facility.
Is it possible to identify a type of Jewish architecture? An architecture that has to do not necessarily with Jewish programs, like synagogues or Holocaust memorials, but instead with Jewish architects and how their various works have been shaped by the historical memory of exile? Mitchell Schwarzer reviews the new book Building After Auschwitz
, which grapples with this thorny question.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2001
A critique of New Urbanism focusing not on its traditionalism but on the unsustainability of its planning models.
University of Minnesota, College of Design
The University of Minnesota’s College of Design is preparing the next generation of problem solvers. Through a unique commitment to sustainability, creativity and advancing technologies, the college is improving the way we interact with our world by designing new systems, new environments, new products, and new ways of living and working. Located in one of the major design cities and in one of the largest research universities in the U.S., the College of Design is a leader in multidisciplinary research, creative production, teaching and public engagement. The college encompasses the full range of design disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture, apparel design, graphic design, interior design, product design, retail merchandising and housing studies.