Culture Etc



  • Geometric Objects up for Auction at Wright

    The Chicago auction house's semiannual Mass Modern sale includes exquisite, geometrically pure objects by Hoffmann, Peche, and Mangiarotti.

  • Book: 'Designing Architecture'

    Author Andrew Pressman's 'Designing Architecture' gives the practice's freshest faces a fresh take on the trade in his how-to guide on design.

  • Website: Discover Design

    The Chicago Architecture Foundation recently launched the website Discover Design to teach students about the design and construction of school buildings, and is now challenging those same students to put their pencils to paper.

  • Website: Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

    A digital archive of architect Marcel Breuer's life's work is now available on Syracuse University's website.

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    Exhibit: 'The Outdoor Office'

    With studies proving the benefits of natural light and exposure to nature, Jonathan Olivares proposes a new typology: the outdoor office. Through July 15.

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    App: Paper

    For architects looking for that sketchbook experience on an iPad, look no further than the Paper app.

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    Podcast: Place Matters

    Taking urban architecture to the airwaves, Katherine Loflin delivers a weekly podcast on placemaking.

  • Q&A: Victoria Newhouse on Next-Generation Opera Houses and Concert Halls

    Architectural historian Victoria Newhouse's new book studies how sites for sound have and have not changed compared to their historical ancestors in the last few decades.

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    Installation: Sun Pavilion

    Design firm Generator Studio builds a photovoltaic installation for the 'World's Fair' exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins. Through Aug. 19.

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    Installation: The Avenue

    Last year's Avenue, displayed at the AIA National Convention, is now being put together as a house in New Orleans.



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