NADAAA Recognized in Fast Co’s ‘IBD’ Awards

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: Awards

NADAAA was recognized for their collaboration with the Van Alen Institute and The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, for a re-imagining of the related systems of incarceration, justice and community. Using design to bind scattered mechanisms of social healing, NADAAA is deeply proud of Justice In Design, and its model of a more responsive and considered justice system. To learn more about this work click HERE, and to read about the award click HERE.

NADAAA’s Daniels Building was also mentioned as an honoree in the category Spaces, Places and Cities. To learn more click HERE.

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Cooper Architecture in Puerto Rico

Posted on October 29th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: The Cooper Union

Architecture students from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union recently traveled to Puerto Rico to practice an in-depth approach to solution-based design. In collaboration with professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, students from Cooper and UPR challenged themselves through an intensive programmatic tour of the island, emphasizing a need for housing. A shortage of housing is chronic to the island, and was further exacerbated by the damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. “The advent of the hurricane offered an opportunity to engage in a social project that could make both immediate and long-term contributions to the island, but also to the discipline.” -Nader Tehrani

Students studied housing from diverse perspectives, ranging from a lack of promised pharmaceutical jobs preventing economic advancement in San Juan, to homemade techniques of preventing soil erosion thorough buried layers of fabric. Back in New York, students used their research to re-imagine the relationship between systemic factors in housing and propose location-specific designs.

To learn more about architecture students at Cooper and their work in Puerto Rico click HERE.

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Tanderrum Bridge featured in Detail’s Structure Magazine

Posted on October 26th, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: Press

Structure, the new review of structural design and engineering published by Detail, describes the system of tubular steel that envelopes the Tanderrum Bridge’s spanning walkways and folded railing.

“Depending on the viewpoint, this tubular veil may look heaver or lighter, which creates a fascinating interplay of light and shadow and achieves a perfect blend of structural engineering and landscape”-Roland Pawlitschko

To learn more about the Tanderrum Bridge click HERE.

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NADAAA brings home three SARA National Design Awards

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by Jacob Hangen

Posted under: Awards

The 2018 SARA National Design Awards saw three of NADAAA’s projects honored. Beaver Country Day School Research + Design Center, Dortoir Familial and the Tanderrum Bridge earned a Design Award of Merit, Honor Award, and Award of Excellence respectively.

 

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‘The Tectonic Grain’ at Georgia Tech

Posted on October 21st, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Installations + Exhibitions, Lectures

NADAAA is curating an exhibit at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture to open October 24th in the Stubbins Gallery. In tandem, Nader will lecture on October 24th in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium at 4pm. To see Georgia Tech’s full line-up of fall lectures check HERE.

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Today in New Canaaan: Nader panelist at Modern House Day Tour and Symposium

Posted on October 20th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events

The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour is today, October 20, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2018 symposium explores selected houses by architects Sean Godsell, Gō Hasegawa and Nader Tehrani, examining materiality, proportion, and sustainability. The panel will be moderated by Sean Anderson. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online HERE. The tour begins at The Town Meeting Room, New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street, New Canaan, CT.

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Nader at AIA Puerto Rico and PUPR tomorrow

Posted on October 16th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

Nader will lecture tomorrow afternoon at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and in the evening he will give a keynote address at the AIA Puerto Rico Conference at Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos in San Juan. For tickets for the AIA Puerto Rico event please signup via Eventbrite HERE. The full conference schedule is HERE.

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60 Waterman Ground-Breaking

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD RES HALL, construction

On October 5th RISD’s new Residence Hall officially broke ground! We are excited to announce we have been working with RISD to design this new addition to the Freshman Quad after having completed the Master Plan for the Quad early last year. More information can be found on RISD’s Campus Master Plan website HERE and more to come soon!

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Victor Lundy: Artist Architect

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

“Lundy’s built work denies signature in the form of a singular voice; he lets the natural grain of raw matter, the texture of its aggregation, and the malleability of different materials help determine the aesthetic sensibility of his buildings. Consider the Unitarian Meeting House in Hartford, Connecticut, or the IBM Garden State Offices, in Cranford, New Jersey, and how Lundy negotiates history, identity, and building configuration through material organization.” … “in the facade of the IBM project, we discover the power of the individual in the context of the collective. In this curious wall, Lundy adopts each brick as its own soldier with independent orders, and as each takes on its own position within the face of the building, we come to understand the power of the field condition as the basis for a compositional swarm.”

Read the full book foreword by Nader Tehrani HERE. More on Lundy, Nader and ‘Beyond the Harvard Box’ HERE.

image above: IBM Garden State Office Building, Cranford, New Jersey, ,1964  /  cover image: I. Miller Showroom, Grand Hall, New York City, 1962

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50 years of architecture theses at The Cooper Union

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

Christian Dickson, The Mark of Cain and Cain’s Mark. Thesis, 1991-92, Professors: John Hejduk, Roderick Knox, Sean Sculley, Regi Weile (Courtesy Cooper Union)

In tandem with Archtober and in anticipation of the launching of The Cooper Union digital archive of student work , the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture is presenting ARCHIVE AND ARTIFACT: THE VIRTUAL AND THE PHYSICAL. Nader will open the exhibit on Tuesday October 23rd at 6:30 pm in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery. A symposium, Thesis Now: Pedagogies, Research, and Agency of the Architectural Thesis, will accompany the exhibition on December 1st. The projects exhibited include work by then students: Stan Allen, Peggy Deamer, Elizabeth Diller, Evan Douglis, Laurie Hawkinson, Diane Lewis, Daniel Libeskind, and others.

Daniel Libeskind, Collage, Thesis, 1969-70. Professors: John Hejduk, Lewis Davis, Robert Slutzky, Fred Travsiano

Read more through these publications:

on e-flux HERE

Architect’s Newspaper HERE

Architectural Record HERE

ArchDaily HERE.

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