Katie Lectures at The Plan’s Forum Perspective USA

Posted on June 25th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: Events, Lectures

Tomorrow Katie will present a lecture entitled ‘Quality in Translation’ at The Plan’s Forum Perspective USA. The forum brings together 80 renowned architecture firms and business operators from around the world to discuss cutting-edge research and quality production in their fields.

Learn more about the event HERE.

 

 

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NADAAA collaborating with the Van Alen Institute

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Urban Design

Over the past six months NADAAA has been engaged with the Van Alen Institute and The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform to develop design guidelines for a healthier and more just New York City jail system. Our team was led by NADAAA principals Dan Gallagher, AIA and Nader Tehrani with a multi-disciplinary group including Susan Gottesfeld of the Osborne Association; Susan Opotow and Jayne Mooney of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Karen Kubey, urbanist. Through the efforts of Speaker Mark-Viverito and former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman this undertaking was launched. Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent resolution for the closure of Rikers Island the study could not have been more timely. The process has involved workshops in Queens, The Bronx, and Brooklyn which included members of the community, former inmates, former corrections officers, and family members. Read more about the process on the Van Alen Institute’s website HERE.

The Bronx workshop

The Bronx workshop

NADAAA’s Dan Gallagher at the Queens workshop

Brooklyn Workshop

All workshop photos by Cameron Blaylock

 

 

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Nader Speaks at AIA Hong Kong Symposium

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: Events, Lectures

AIA Hong Kong 20th Anniversary – Symposium on Architectural Education and Practice

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

AIA Hong Kong is presenting a Symposium on Architectural Education and Practice: Educating Practice | Practicing Education to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Nader will be joined by an ensemble of architects, who are both practitioners and educators at leading institutions around the world.

Read more about the event HERE.

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Nader Lectures at ETH Zurich

Posted on June 21st, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: Lectures

Digital Fabrication Lecture Series – Nader Tehrani from NADAAA on Vimeo.

On June 6th, Nader presented a lecture entitled ‘Instrumentalities: From Representation to Generation’ for ETH Zurich’s Digital Fabrication Lecture Series. Learn more about the event HERE.

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Patkau Architects Release New Book ‘Material Operations’

Posted on June 15th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: In the Press

The newly released Patkau Architects: Material Operations demonstrates how the firm utilizes traditional building material and unconventional construction methods to produce poetic forms with a unique identity. The book includes a preface from Nader:

“[Patkau’s] work has always maintained a deep commitment to the development of a ‘tectonic culture,’ using construction elements not only for the fabrication of buildings but indeed to transcend the ‘merely material’ and create artful and poetic assemblies that dematerialize the conventions with which common construction is oft associated.”

Buy the book HERE. Read Nader’s preface HERE.

“Engaging the grain of wood for the Skating Shelters is a way of understanding how its fibers may inform the possibility of spatial and formal pliancy. In contradistinction to classical modes of composition, where the figurative and compositional aspects of design are assumed, this suggests a bottom-up approach: discovering through tinkering. By extension, their requisite play with plywood acknowledges the dual directionality of plywood laminates, the overlay of which offers a structural composite that defies that very natural grain to work at a modular scale of industrial production. The 4′ x 8′ sheet here becomes a unit of production that helps not only to extend seamless surfaces but also to create the very joints that make its tectonic ethic an irreducible part of its inventive expression.”

Patkau Architects Material Operations (c) 2017 Patkau Architects, published by Princeton Architectural Press.  Reprinted with permission of the publisher.

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Construction beginning on Site 4 in Cambridge

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: construction, MIT

Construction on our project in Kendall Square for MIT has begun! NADAAA is collaborating with Perkins+Will to create a mixed-use development that will include renovating these two buildings wrapped in blue on Main Street and adding a tower above and base building at the rear.

For more background on Site 4 click HERE.

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Sarah Goldhagen Releases Book ‘Welcome to Your World’

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Nader Tehrani

Posted under: In the Press

Sarah Goldhagen brilliantly prompts the allegory of “blindsight” to show how the recent findings of cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology can become the basis for a thoroughgoing paradigm shift in the understanding and construction of the built environment. In explaining the connection between human experience and the world as an embodied phenomenon, she reconfigures the foundations of thinking that have dominated the scholarly, design and building professions. But she does more: bringing the sciences deep into the humanities, she reconceptualizes our understanding of the built environment’s profound effects on individuals, communities, and societies.

Goldhagen’s sharp eye as a design thinker maps out this new terrain through an array of specific and illuminating architectural, landscape, and urban explorations, offering examples that span ages, styles, and sensibilities. In reading this book, architects and planners will continually be asking themselves to rethink their own design practices and methodologies. Even more importantly, the tenets of the book stand to have a sweeping impact on a much broader audience of policy makers and the general public by helping us to gauge how we build, construct policy, integrate disciplines, define design agency, and produce rich and ennobling environments in a rapidly changing world around us.

Lucidly written in beautiful prose, this book will stimulate and delight professionals, students, and non-professionals alike. A must-read for all of us, there is much to learn from it!

Buy it HERE.

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One Spadina Featured in Toronto Life

Posted on June 13th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: DFALD, In the Press

Toronto Life takes a look inside of One Spadina. Read more HERE.

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NADAAA is seeking an Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

more details are available HERE or contact Alana Folsom at afolsom@nadaaa.com

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Nader lecturing today at ETH Zürich

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, Events, Lectures

Nader is lecturing as part of the Digital Fabrication Lecture Series today in the HIB Building on ETH’s Zürich campus at 18.00 CET.

 

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