Chicago's 81-Year-Old Enfant Terrible
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Re-Cycle, Strategies for Architecture, City and Planet
December 1, 2011–April 29, 2012
Re-Cycle will display the work of contemporary architects and artists such as Lacaton & Vassal’s Plus program, the High Line by James Corner and DS+R, and the Alvéole 14 in Sainte Nazaire by LIN. The focus of recycling in architecture will also be represented through the recycling of history, ruins, ideas, words, media, and music production. At MAXXI. For more information, visit fondazionemaxxi.it.
Guided Architecture Tour of
The Kreeger Museum
December 17, 2011
Designed in 1963 by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Philip Johnson along with Richard Foster, the Kreeger Museum is also the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger. Completed in 1967, the Kreeger is an excellent example of Johnson’s Classical Modernism filled with 19th, 20th and 21st century paintings and sculptures, a concert hall, and a sculpture terrace. For more information, visit kreegermuseum.org.
Through December 11, 2011
Photographs of Venice by 14 internationally renowned photographers are on view at Somerset House, with artists including Lynne Cohen, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Antonio Girbés, Nan Goldin, and more. For the project, the artists were challenged to document the city’s iconic and modern architecture, the everyday life of it inhabitants, and the ravages wrought by mass tourism and the rise of the lagoon water level. For more information, visit somersethouse.org.
Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
New York City
Through January 9, 2012
This is the second in a series of themed exhibitions that demonstrate how design can be a dynamic force in transforming lives. The exhibition will explore design solutions addressing the challenges created by rapid urban growth. At the United Nations. Visit cooperhewitt.org.
New York City
Through January 16, 2012
Antoni Muntadas, who was born in Barcelona and has lived and worked in New York since 1971, is best known for his multimedia works and public art installations that address social and political issues. The works included in this exhibition at the Bronx Museum focus on the relationship between public and private space, the media, how information is conveyed, interpreted, and manipulated, and the way that public opinion is shaped. Visit bronxmuseum.org.
Architecture as Environment
New York City
Through January 22, 2012
This exhibition highlights Kevin Roche’s contributions to the fabric of New York City, including the Ford Foundation building and more than four decades of master planning, design, renovations, and new additions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of America’s most influential and prolific architects, Roche is acclaimed for his skillful integration of man-made and natural environments. At the Museum of the City of New York. Visit mcny.org.
Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions
Through February 12, 2012
This exhibition travels the shifting terrains of architectural invention, where new spatial devices on a variety of scales—from the inhabitable to the portable—reveal previously inaccessible dimensions of the built and natural environments. Guest-curated by Geoff Manaugh—the man behind BLDGBLOG—the exhibition is on view at the Nevada Museum of Art. For more information, Visit nevadaart.org.
No Object Is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Through March 25, 2012
This exhibition reopens the expanded and renovated Cranbrook Art Museum at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Inside and around the landmark building designed by renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, the exhibition will pair the work of 50 leading contemporary artists and designers with an equal number of objects from Cranbrook’s outstanding permanent collection of 20th and 21st century art and design. Visit cranbrookartmuseum.org.
Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945—1980
Through April 1, 2012
Set to be the largest cultural collaboration in Southern California’s history, Pacific Standard Time consists of exhibitions and programs that encompass a broad range of developments, including Modernist architecture and design; African-American artistic networks; Mexican-American and Chicano artists and movements; craft, including ceramics, woodwork, fabric art, and glassblowing; photography; and performance and public art. At various venues. Visit pacificstandardtime.org.
Through May 28, 2012
The National Building Museum’s exhibition explores the many serious–and sometimes not-so-serious–proposals that would have dramatically altered the architectural character of Washington, D.C. The exhibition includes rare original drawings by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Robert Mills, and even Thomas Jefferson, as well as digital renderings of innovative projects by contemporary architects. For more information, visit nbm.org.
Joseph Siry Lecture and Book Signing
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
December 11, 2011
Leading American architectural historian and professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wesleyan University, Joseph Siry will discuss and sign his new book “Beth Sholom Synagogue: Frank Lloyd Wright and Modern Religious Architecture” at the synagogue, the only one designed by the architect, built in 1954. Visit bethsholomcongregation.org.
International Parking Institute’s 30th Annual Awards of Excellence
Entry Deadline: December 16, 2011
Recognizing outstanding achievement in parking facility design, these awards are open to public agencies, jurisdictions, institutions, organizations and corporations, which own parking facilities completed or renovated since January 1, 2009. For more information, visit parking.org.
Regional Wood Design Awards
Entry Deadlines: December 23, 2011 (East Region); January 15, 2012 (West Region)
Although the entry deadline for the Central Region has passed, WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, is still accepting nominations for these awards, which will be presented at Wood Solutions Fairs across the country. The awards recognize excellence in wood design and construction, as well as innovative projects that showcase wood’s strength, beauty, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit woodworks.org.
Open Call: Exhibition on Contemporary Architecture and Engineering in the
Deadline: January 13, 2012
In the spring of 2012 the Center for Architecture will host the U.S. debut of the exhibition “City of Mirage: Baghdad, 1952-1982, From Wright to Venturi.” Submitted projects must be located in the Middle East, but this is not a competition–all submissions will be included. In addition to commissioned projects in design, under construction, or recently completed, un-built competition entries will also be accepted. All constructed projects must have been completed after January 1, 2000. Visit aiany.org.
Deadline: January 16, 2012
Socrates Sculpture Park, in Long Island City, Queens, and the Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for the opportunity to build and exhibit a full-scale project around the theme of an architectural folly. By definition a fanciful architectural form, built to lend interest to a view or serve as a conversation piece, the folly serves as an ideal launching point for a dynamic exploration of architectural form and its relationship to sculpture. The winner will receive a $5,000 production grant to fund the project, as well as full access to the resources and fabrication facilities of the Park’s outdoor studio during a two-month residency. Visit archleague.org.
2011 Open Architecture Challenge
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2012
Decommissioned military installations leave their mark on the global landscape–symbols of triumph, pride, pain, and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. This design competition seeks to re-envision the future of decommissioned military space. The design and construction community is asked to identify retired military installations in their own backyard, collaborate with local stakeholders, and reclaim these spaces for social, economic, and environmental good. For more information, visit openarchitecturenetwork.org/competitions/unrestrictedaccess.
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