PLAT in conversation with Nader Tehrani

Posted on September 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press

“Looking back, many came into pedagogy with the need for and presumption of certainty. Now there is the confidence to embrace uncertainty—not only as a reflection of our changing times but as a pedagogical imperative to allow us to speculate, improvise, and rethink questions entirely.”

Jimmy Bullis and Pouya Khadem interview Nader for Rice Architecture’s PLAT 9.5 on equality, social justice, curriculum reform, personal manifestos, confluence in design, and the innate opportunities of translating drawings into buildings.

“One of my main questions to the academic community revolves around what the architectural discipline specifically brings to the table and how might it form our agency in a larger public conversation, whether in the halls of power, governance, or policy? How do we bring our particular mode of analysis to shed light on the policies and decisions that are made for society? There is probably not a square inch in the United States that is not the result of a spatial policy that is architectural in some way or another.”

Read on HERE.

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HOLCIM Interviews Nader Tehrani

Posted on September 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Venice Biennale, Press

Nader was interviewed outside the Arsenale at the Veneta Porta Lignea for Holcim‘s Building Conversations series where he discusses NADAAA’s explorations of urban planning, housing, and hybrid material systems for the 2021 Venice Biennale.

Find more of Holcim’s interviews of ‘architects inspiring us’ HERE.

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The Adams Street Branch Library Opening!

Posted on August 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Events, Press

The new NADAAA-designed Adams Street Branch Library has opened in the Adams Village neighborhood of Boston. We are so pleased to see this project completed for the Dorchester community!

Mayor Kim Janey and leadership from the Boston Public Library spoke at the opening on Saturday:

I am thrilled that the new and improved Adams Street branch will once again provide an accessible, inclusive place for the Dorchester community to gather, learn, and grow. My local library played a huge part in my upbringing. Libraries like the Adams Street branch continue to bring joy and essential services to residents of all ages.

– Mayor Kim Janey

We’re thrilled and we hope the community will be, too. The old branch was much-loved, but this completely new building certainly raises the bar.

– David Leonard, President, Boston Public Library

Local press on the Adams Street Branch opening:

The exterior of the 13,450-square-foot building is striking, its sharp angles finished with glazed terra cotta panels and copper. Inside, the space is brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows that offer substantial views of the surrounding neighborhoods, a lovely rock garden, and beyond to the Blue Hills. Overhead, the undulating ceiling is accented with wood-beam baffles meant to mimic the peaks of the roofs on neighboring homes. 

– Bill Forey, Dorchester Reporter

New Adams Street library ‘raises the bar’, Dorchester Reporter

Editorial: A victory for libraries, Dorchester Reporter

Mayor Janey & Boston Public Library Announce Completion Of $18.3 Million Reconstruction And Reopening Of The Adam Street Branch, Patch

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Rock Creek in ‘Aalto to Eames’ Plywood Round-up

Posted on June 18th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Rock Creek House, Press

“The complex timber interior spans double-height spaces creating functional moments of genius throughout.”

Read on at Architizer HERE.

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Villa Varoise on gooood

Posted on June 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

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Villa Varoise on Archello

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

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Villa Varoise on ArchDaily

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Villa Varoise is featured today on ArchDaily!

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Tanderrum Bridge named in Urban Land Institute’s round-up of most creative pedestrian bridges

Posted on June 1st, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Press

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LUMINOUS MONOLITHIC: VILLA VAROISE IN THE PLAN

Posted on May 27th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

FRANCESCO PAGLIARI writes: ‘The overall result is a multiple-feature architecture: multiple interrelated façades; abstract stereometric monumentality alongside homey light-filled interiors reaching out to connect with their surroundings: a sharp-angled monolith that is also an open, family-friendly holiday home. The striking materiality of these closed compact shapes is further accentuated by the use of unrendered concrete, the horizontal lines of the formwork still showing the veins and rough cut of the formwork, lending the manmade object an organic quality. The architecture is one with its terrain- its varied composition and natural color all dialogue with the landscape.’

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MIT Site 4 in The Architect’s Newspaper

Posted on May 24th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

AN’s Matthew Marani present’s Site 4’s complex façade systems in this month’s special issue of AN.

“At Site 4, the aluminum panels are enormous—each is 10 feet tall, anywhere between 15 and 29 feet wide, and weighs 4,200 pounds—yet they are arranged like courses of masonry. Pushing the comparison further, they dagger at the tower corners like coppery quoins.”

Read on HERE.

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