NADER NAMED A 2019 FIXR EXPERT

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

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DANIELS WINS TWO A|N AWARDS

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building, Awards

The Daniels Building is the winner in the Education category of the 2018 A|N Best of Design Awards. The jury also awarded Daniels an honorable mention in the Building of the Year category! See what the jury loved about Daniels HERE. Daniels is also featured in the Architect’s Newspaper December Best of Design Annual issue. Flip through the full Awards issue HERE.

“This is a great example of how old and new can be seamlessly integrated. The addition improves on the experiential quality of the historic structure and makes it one of the most sustainable buildings on campus.” Pratik Raval, Associate Director, Transsolar

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HENRY COBB AT COOPER TONIGHT

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures, The Cooper Union

TONIGHT AT 7PM IN COOPER’S GREAT HALL – – PANEL: THE PREDICAMENT OF ARCHITECTURE

A panel with explore Henry Cobb’s discussion of the predicament of architecture through his recently published book Words & Works 1948-2018. The panel includes Cobb, Nader Tehrani, Preston Scott Cohen, Elizabeth Diller and Marion Weiss.

“On the one hand, it is impossible for architecture to ignore the ethical obligation stemming from the fact that buildings are intended to be useful. On the other hand, it is fatal for architecture to become trapped in the condition of being merely useful. From the ethical perspective, architecture is contaminated by its art status, while from the artistic perspective, it is contaminated by its use status. Yet this is precisely what makes our art so important in the culture: Every work of architecture is inescapably enmeshed in the systems of power and standards of ethical conduct from which its art status demands with equal insistence that it be liberated. The reconciliation of these seemingly irreconcilable demands precisely defines, in my view, the ultimate task of the architect.” – Henry Cobb

This lecture is co-sponsored with The Architectural League of New York. Tickets required.

Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street.

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