Culture Etc



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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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    Book: 'Freedom's Cap'

    In the 1850s, the political climate was just as partisan as now, when politicians helped design and construct the U.S. Capitol Building.

  • Object: Alexander Calder Mobiles

    On Tuesday May 8, at 7 p.m., bidders will have a rare chance at acquiring one of Alexander Calder’s mobiles. Christies will auction off one red and one white mobile that architect Eliot Noyes commissioned from Calder for his home in New Canaan, Conn., where he had set up his practice in the 1940s.

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    Opera: 'Don Giovanni'

    Frank Gehry, after building the Walt Disney Concert Hall, now sketches out set designs for an opera inside the hall. May 18-26.

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    Exhibit: 'Maya Lin'

    Artist Maya Lin makes recreates rivers, seas, and mountain topography out of silver, plywood, and other materials. Through May 13.



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