OPENING AT COOPER: NIVOLA IN NEW YORK | FIGURE IN FIELD

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

Costantino Nivola (1911-1988)
Nivola in New York | Figure in Field
January 23–March 15, 2020

Opening Reception: January 23, 6:30–8:30pm
Nivola in New York Panel Discussion: March 9, 6:30–8pm, Featuring Giuliana Altea, President, Fondazione Costantino Nivola; Antonella Camarda, Director, Museo Nivola; and Michele Cohen, Curator, Architect of the Capitol
Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery
The Cooper Union, New York
7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10002

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Fondazione Costantino Nivola, and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York present Nivola in New York | Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in collaboration with architects. On view January 23 through March 15 in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, the exhibition is the first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquettes and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera. The exhibition also features a timeline outlining 62 projects that Nivola made in collaboration with architects over approximately 40 years. New York is home to the largest gathering of Nivola’s public artworks — 21 pieces across all five boroughs, at least 17 of which still exist. A free pocket guide will be produced for Nivola in New York: Figure in Field to encourage visitors to learn more about all of these works and see them in situ.

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Nader named among most admired Architecture Educators

Posted on November 8th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

“Scholarly, intellectual, great teacher, thoughtful administrator, good person”

See Design Intelligence’s list of top architecture educators HERE!

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Helmuth Rosales and Steven Holl honored!

Posted on October 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

photo by Samuel Lahoz Photography

The Cooper Union’s Helmuth Rosales and Stephen Holl Architects were both honored last night at the Center for Architecture’s Heritage Ball. Congrats!

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Cooper ranked #4!

Posted on October 2nd, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union has ranked as #4 undergraduate architecture program for 2020 in Architectural Record’s list of America’s Top Architecture Schools. Last year they were #5 and the year before #15. Details and breakdowns HERE.

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Next Thursday – Diana Agrest: Architecture of Nature / Nature of Architecture

Posted on September 25th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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“How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age,” opening at the Cooper Union

Posted on September 10th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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DFAB HOUSE on the NEST building, Switzerland, 2019. Photo by Roman Keller, via The Cooper Union

A new exhibition at The Cooper Union showcases the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world’s first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers.  The Opening Panel Discussion and Reception will be this Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at 41 Cooper Square. More info HERE.   

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Adam Silverman at The Cooper Union

Posted on September 4th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union, Things We Like

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY SEONHEE SUNNY KIM AT GOVERNORS ISLAND

Posted on August 1st, 2019 by Dara Lin

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

The opening is this Saturday, August 3rd, 2-6 pm. The exhibit is part of the ongoing Imagination of Space event presented by The Cooper Union and curated by Ceren Bingol. Learn more HERE, and see HERE for detailed visiting information and ferry schedule.

“The Light Lights | Space is about the intangible and varying experiences from the reflection and shadow of light in space. With a thin layer of paper, light defines the shape itself and draws its boundary with the shadow in space. Reflections and shadows shown through the surface of the paper break down the boundaries of dimensional space, creating smooth and firm connections within it.

Seonhee Sunny Kim is a visual creator who deals with tangible and intangible materials originally from Korea and based in Detroit and New York now. She recently earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA. This year she was selected as a recipient of New Beginning Award by Merced Benz and during 2019 NYC design week, she won NYCxDesign Award of emerging designer and Wanted design launch pad. Recently, she is collaborating with City of Detroit with her lighting project for Detroit Community Center.”

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Opening Tomorrow at Cooper

Posted on May 29th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

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Diane Lewis: In Memoriam

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic, The Cooper Union

“The combination of fierce charisma, a fighting spirit, and a stubborn intellectual posture defined her living days, and in hindsight, we come to appreciate the sum of it as an ambition for all of us to emulate. A tireless protagonist, she would conduct reviews that would end some five hours after the end of the day; her love of debate through the jousting of words, ideas, and positions defined the many events she hosted. Lewis left behind many things, but her most recent book, Open City: Existential Urbanity, will serve as a document of the many pedagogies she explored, the constellations of ideas she sponsored, and the platforms of debate she invented.”

More from Nader’s memorial published in the Journal of Architectural Education a/to issue HERE.

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