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Culture

  • New York's Lipstick Building Hosts Philip Johnson Exhibition

    The Lipstick Building's new owners celebrate the cosmetic-shaped building's designer, Philip Johnson, with an exhibit covering 50 years of his work, including plans and drawings of the building itself.

     
  • Fallingwater Working Blueprints up for Auction Sept. 27

    Though it’s uncertain how many Frank Lloyd Wright blueprints are yet to be discovered, it’s still a rare opportunity when you get a chance to bid on your own set. On Sept. 27, blueprints from Fallingwater in Pennsylvania could go for at least $13,000.

     
  • Glassworks by Architect Carlo Scarpa on Display in Venice

    At the newly opened exhibition space at Le Stanze Del Vetro ("Rooms for Glass"), hundreds of Carlo Scarpa's works from his time overseeing glassmaker Venini will be on display through November.

     
  • Winners of the French Prize for Young Designers Exhibit in D.C.

    AIA Architecture Design Week DC brings an exhibit on the winners of the French Prize for Young Architects and Landscape Designers.

     
  • SCI-Arc Opens its Media Archive to the Public

    More than 3,300 different lectures, symposias, performances, and gallery talks are now available to the public, courtesy of SCI-Arc's Media Archive. Speakers include four decades of architects, designers, artists, and theorists.

     
  • Steven Holl Chairs and Cabinet Up for Auction

    Steven Holl builds furniture that embodies the principles found in his architecture. Own your own for anywhere from $3,000 to $15,000 by bidding for four chairs and a cabinet on Sept. 27.

     
  • Online Magazine 'East of Borneo' Documents the MOCA Crisis

    After seven board members and the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles departed this year, online magazine 'East of Borneo' set up a site to document the ongoing drama, as well as the controversial history of museums in L.A.

     
  • Peter Eisenman Re-examines Andrea Palladio's Work

    Contrary to what's accepted about Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio's villas—that they are ideal in form, stable in their part-to-whole ratios—architect Peter Eisenman proposes that their components had become unrecognizable by the end of Palladio's career.

     
  • Portuguese Architecture Firm Turns to Jewelry

    38n9w Arquitectos designs a one-piece resin necklace that mimics some of the angular lines of its building projects.

     
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    The Czar: Santiago Calatrava at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

    The work of Santiago Calatrava finds an opulent match in the State Hermitage Museum’s Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, which is exhibiting the architect’s models, drawings, and sculptures.

     
  • Architects and Artists Design for Swarovski

    LEDs, laser lights, mirrors, and holograms pair with Swarovski crystals at London's Design Museum in order to explore the intersection between the passing fancies of the digital era and the longer-lasting nature of gems and other tangibles.

     
  • Three Tree Sculptures Connect the Urban with the Natural

    Artist Oscar Tuazon, inspired by gritty, urban architecture brings three tree-inspired sculptures to Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York for its first site-specific installation.

     
  • First Retrospective on Thomas Heatherwick

    Is there anything Thomas Heatherwick hasn't designed anew? A first retrospective on Britain's design darling at the Victoria and Albert Museum will feature his fanciful, redesigned London double-decker, Olympic cauldron, and biomass power station, among others.

     
  • Exhibit: 'Field Conditions'

    Architects describe space without buildings, and artists describe space with architectural language in a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that revists Stan Allen's deconstructivist essay from 1996.

     
  • Infographic: 'The Parks of the World'

    Wanting to examine the parks that he visited last year, Brooklyn's Mikell Fine Iles created six infographics that comparatively visualize the size and qualities of seven of the world's parks.

     
  • Book: 'Furniture Studio'

    A survey of the University of Washington's furniture studio by Jeffrey Ochsner reveals the linkage between materials and making that defines the field of architecture.

     
  • Exhibit: ‘Urban Fabric: Building New York’s Garment District’

    Architects in the '20s designed the largest concentration of skyscrapers in the world, to house most of the U.S. clothing-manufacturing business. An exhibit at New York's Skyscraper Museum explores the transformation from then to today's high-end fashion headquarters.

     
  • Exhibit: 'Now Boarding'

    In the post-9/11 era, there is great potential for airports to be soul-sucking, stressful places. Working hard to make the utilitarian pleasant is Denver's Fentress Architects, which has six of its airports now on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

     
  • Object: Gio Ponti's Via Dezza Chair

    One of Italian architect Geo Ponti's armchairs is on exhibit at the Venice Biennale, and re-released in limited quantities by Moteni&Co and Rubelli.

     
  • Exhibit: 'Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge'

    An upcoming exhibit in Toronto highlights what kind of design emerges when buildings are designed for seismic conditions, as well as for aesthetic quality.

     
 
 
 

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