The American Academy of Arts and Letters elects Nader Tehrani

Posted on March 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, Things We Like

On May 19th the American Academy of Arts and Letters will host their virtual ceremony for newly elected members including Nader Tehrani. Election to the Academy is considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States.

More on the Academy’s members, old and new, HERE.

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Nader serving on 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury

Posted on February 11th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

Nader is serving as a Featured Juror for the 9th Annual Architizer A+Awards! Submit your projects for an iconic A+Award before the Main Entry Deadline on March 12th, 2021. More info HERE.

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Nader lectures for the U Miami SoA this Friday

Posted on February 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

This Friday, February 12th at 12:30pm EST Nader will lecture for Miami’s informal lunchtime lecture series on race and social justice in architectural education.

To join use Zoom Mtg ID: 996 2560 9814

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edu.arh: Practices in Architectural Education

Posted on February 8th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

Boštjan Vuga interviewed Nader among other architects/scholars for this exhibition accompanying the 100th anniversary of the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. The exhibit raises questions of architectural education today and the role architecture schools play in society. The exhibition is commissioned by and located at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana and will run through the end of May.

“In the academy, we bring the circumstances of the world back into the studio, but effectively with challenges that require new forms of exploration, experimentation, and rethinking –maintaining a speculative edge for the school. What we don’t necessarily do is to prepare the students for what constitutes practice as we know it today. Instead, what we imagine is that we are preparing students for a practice that has yet to be, something that they need to imagine, project forth, and advance –in order that they themselves develop new protocols and practices that are unprecedented for uncertain times that lie ahead.”

-Nader Tehrani

More about the exhibition HERE.

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Tanderrum in Erieta Attali’s ‘Archéologie du présent, photographie de paysages engloutis’

Posted on February 5th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Things We Like

Tanderrum Bridge by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA, Photo by Erieta Attali

La photographie révèle ces relations mais elle ne les construit pas. Même dans le cas extrême où une structure est délibérément conçue pour se différencier et s’abstraire de toute sorte d’environnement, culturel ou naturel, elle est toujours inévitablement située dans un contexte et perçue comme en faisant partie.

See/Read Attali’s photo essay HERE.

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NADAAA a Venezia

Posted on February 3rd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions

A sneak peek of NADAAA’s installation planned for La Biennale di Venezia 2021: How will we live together?

The cross-laminated timber (CLT) portico will define the edge of the Giardino delle Vergini. It is, at once, a civic yet domestic structure, operating at the scale of the lagoon on the waterside, while intimate and responsive to the garden on the other. Attenuated as it is, it anticipates community, whether in isolation, physical distancing, or social engagement.

The portico exposes a latent grain when it is routed on a diagonal axis, revealing V-shaped herringbone configurations that are an innate part of the layout of the stacked timber. This pattern speaks to the structure of the wood being used, it also speaks to the ornament it exposes as a result of a semantic richness of its own. It speaks to Venice and to a tradition of iconography its construction systems have held for centuries.

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NADAAA given Architizer Special Mentions:
Best Small Firm // Best in North America

Posted on January 28th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

small architect complex

See all the 2021 Firm Winners HERE.

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Best Small Firm // Best in North America

Cooper Union Spring 2021 Lecture Series and Exhibitions

Posted on January 28th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: The Cooper Union

“The Cooper Union 2020-2021 lecture series will explore the role of architecture and urbanism within the context of interconnected global crises: the climate emergency, the public health crisis, and social inequity. In this context, we will investigate how architecture constructs, distributes and leverages power, as well as how spaces are shaped by larger political agendas that unequivocally involve questions of race, gender, body politics, and biopolitics. The overall aim is to question and assume responsibility for architecture’s political, ecological, and social agency.”

Spring 2021 Lectures and Exhibitions: Landing: Architecture in the Age of Extinction, Entanglements, and Other Bodies

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Villa Varoise wins 2020 Hobson Award!

Posted on January 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Awards

Villa Varoise has received an Honor Award for Residential Design from a joint BSA/AIANY committee. The award was announced at the annual BSA Gala hosted last night online. See all the 2020 BSA Award winners HERE including a sustainability award for the Daniels Building! Check back soon for a special AIANY video about the house!

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2020/2021

Posted on January 12th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

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