Site 4 gets public art by Agnieszka Kurant

Posted on May 17th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Things We Like

Check out a preview of Agnieszka Kurant‘s first installation of her two-part site-specific commission ‘The End of Signature’ commissioned for two new buildings on MIT’s campus in Kendall Square including Site 4 show above. Kurant developed this site-specific iteration of ‘The End of Signature’ in collaboration with students and faculty at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). A companion work will be installed on the facade of an adjacent building later this year. Kurant was the 2019-20 Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at MIT.

Learn more HERE.

Thank you Mark Pasnik for the photo!

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MIT mock-ups featured in David K. Ross’s new book

Posted on May 15th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

Archetypes features a recent series by Canadian artist David K. Ross, who works at the interface of photography, film, and installation. His images of architectural mock-ups, staged at night with dramatic lighting that isolates structures from their surroundings, demonstrate how these objects have become a charged form of proto-architecture. The book offers an effective platform to consider what it means to pre-construct fragments of buildings in all their complexity. Published alongside Ross’s images are four essays framing the historical, technological, and civic significance of the mock-up.

NADAAA, Kendall Square, Cambridge, United States, 2018 (I and II)

For more information or to order a copy please click HERE.

Many of Ross’s works will be exhibited at upcoming shows in Zurich, Munich, Basel, and at Daniels Building’s Architecture and Design Gallery.

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Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall!

Posted on April 23rd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

Both projects are finalists for the AZ Awards 2021.

Vote for Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall for a People’s Choice Award HERE!

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Stella Betts reviews ‘My House Is Better Than Your House’

Posted on April 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Architectural Record’s April Issue features a book review of NADAAA’s forthcoming book on Villa Varoise!

‘With its conversational tone, the exchange captured in the book manages to complement the images and drawings more successfully than is usual in a conventional monograph. The dialogue goes beyond a comparison of the houses and leads to discussions of the typology of the house itself. By doing so, it transcends the conceit of dueling dwellings, opening up a larger discourse on the practice of architecture. But it’s a fun read—both light and serious.
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The art of this book is that it can be enjoyed on several levels. It is a deep dive into the design process and the meticulous execution of one single house and its surrounding landscape, taken from initial concept and site strategies through drawings, diagrams, models, and construction details. [] But the book is also a manifesto—a reminder to all of us that as architects it is “our responsibility to change the status quo . . . to motivate the discipline, and produce not novelty, but innovation.” If you manage that, then the results of the design process just may be “better.”’

-Stella Betts, founding principal at LEVENBETTS

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MIT Site 4 Graduate Tower Complete!

Posted on March 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Things We Like

We are excited to see MIT Site 4 complete, and can’t wait for students and staff to enjoy the space!

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RISD North Hall on Archdaily

Posted on February 22nd, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, Press

Check it out HERE.

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New Holcim Video Series features the Daniels Building

Posted on February 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Daniels Building

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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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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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NADAAA selected to design Turkey Bend

Posted on December 16th, 2020 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Turkey Bend, Things We Like

NADAAA and Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects have been selected to design the transformation of the Turkey Bend site on Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s goals for Turkey Bend include bringing back needed park space and access to the Bayou for Houston’s East End. The project will include the adaptation of a warehouse building, the conversion of a wharf building into an events space, as well as the metamorphosis of the water’s edge and the steeply sloping interstitial spaces of the site that connect to the Bayou’s trails.

We look forward to working with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership on this exciting project and getting to know the East End’s communities!

Learn more about the Buffalo Bayou Partnership HERE.

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