2021 AZ Award Finalists: Villa Varoise and RISD North Hall

Posted on June 28th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _RISD NORTH HALL, _Villa Varoise, Awards

The Villa Varoise, a retreat in the South of France by Boston firm NADAAA, is a geometric marvel.”

Elements — like the hybrid CLT / steel structural system and the multi-faceted building program — elevate RISD North Hall far beyond your typical student dorm.

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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

Check it out HERE.

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Villa Varoise on Archello

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press

Check it out HERE!

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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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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

Read on HERE.

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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.’

Read on HERE.

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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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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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