Practices of Risk, Control, and Productive Failure

Posted on April 29th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions, The Cooper Union

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Coming to The Cooper Union –
Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center

Posted on March 21st, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

Musical performance, lecture, and panel discussion 6:30 pm on April 6, 2022 | The Cooper Union Great Hall, Foundation Building, E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center celebrates and communicates the vibrant energy and intensity of the recently completed Taipei Music Center that was designed by architects and Cooper alumni Jesse Reiser AR’81 and Nanako Umemoto AR’83 of Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architecture. The exhibition introduces the complex’s iconic architecture to an American audience through large-scale photographs, videos, music, and architectural models and drawings. Lyrical Urbanism illustrates the many ways the Music Center is currently inhabited—from informal daytime outdoor markets to organized evening-time music festivals—and how it has become an important urban district where Taiwanese music and culture is cultivated, celebrated, and projected toward a global audience.”

Free and Open to the Public. More information HERE.

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Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center

Looking Forward: the Education of the Architect

Posted on November 15th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Venice Biennale, Events, Lectures

La Biennale Architettura 2021 will close on November 22nd. Curator Hashim Sarkis is leading closing meetings this week with a series of panels on Saturday morning at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale including a panel with Nader. Saturday’s panels will focus on the question: How is architectural education responding to the many challenges that a rapidly changing world is putting in front of us?

For more info and to join the Live Stream click HERE.

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Celebrating Barry Sampson

Posted on October 27th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events

Barry Sampson was an integral part of the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty and of the design process for the new Daniels Building. Last night Nader joined Dean Juan Du, Brigitte Shim, and others from the Daniels Faculty to honor Barry.

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Cooper Union Fall Lecture Series

Posted on October 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events

Check out this fall’s Cooper Union lecture series which has a focus on exploring pluriversality HERE.

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Book talk for ‘My House is Better Than Your House’

Posted on October 1st, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Press

Last night Pratt’s GAUD hosted an informal Pratt Parallels entitled From House to Icon on Governor’s Island. The discussion was moderated by David Erdman and Deborah Mesa and compared and contrasted Marcelo Spina’s new book Mute Icons with Nader’s new book My House is Better Than Your House.

Watch the talk HERE.

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Drawing Codes opening at the CCA

Posted on September 1st, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions

CCA’s Hubbell Street Galleries in San Francisco is hosting Drawing Codes with the inclusion of ‘The Synthetic Code’ by NADAAA’s Nader Tehrani and Matthew Waxman. Drawing Codes explores “emerging technologies of design and production that have opened up new ways to engage with traditional practices of architectural drawing”. While the exhibit is only open to CCA students, staff, and faculty with proof of vaccination, on September 29th at 5pm the CCA is hosting a free public virtual closing lecture. Learn more HERE.

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In The Space Between

Posted on August 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions, NADLAB

NADAAA recently had the privilege of collaborating with VLA Dance and their Director & Choreographer Victoria Awkward on the set design for their latest work ‘In The Space Between’. Through contemporary dance, the work “challenges audience members to explore uncomfortable spaces between”. Using our workshop NADLAB we were able to both fabricate and install the set pieces ourselves for the dance company at Boston Center for the Arts.

Dancers moved with, on, and around the sheet loops in a spirit of courageous multiplicity: pulling and stretching them, entwining their limbs and other body parts. At points, they had the sheets stand as barriers between them and other performers as all moved, being a literal space in between.

– Kathryn Boland, Dance Informa

Photos Courtesy of VLA DANCE

Lighting by Elmer Martinez

Photos by Melissa Blackall 

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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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Join Us!

Posted on June 4th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Events

AIANY + BSA Res Arch Now: Lunch/Learn with The 2020 Award Winners, 6 Unique Stories & Perspectives on Residential Architecture Commissions. (Hosted by AIANY CRAN + BSA Residential Design Committee.) register for all three events here 1.5 Credits each.

Part One: Taking Shape Stories, Conversations about New Construction and the Materials, Methods, Means. 

Mount Mauwee House (Paul Schulhof) 

Villa Varoise (NADAAA) 

June 17, 2021 12:00 to 1:30PM

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