Vote for MIT!

Posted on May 17th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Awards

MIT Site 4 is a Finalist in the 2022 Architizer A+ Awards in the Large Mixed-use category!

Please take a minute to Vote for Site 4!

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MIT wins an AIANY Honor Award

Posted on May 5th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, Awards

As well, the Adams Street Branch Library wins a 2022 AIANY Merit Award! Many thanks to our wonderful collaborators on both projects for making this possible!

From top: NADAAA’s Arthur Chang | Maxine Griffith, recipient of the Champion of Architecture Medal | 2022 AIA New York President, Andrea Lamberti, AIA with Arthur Chang.
All Photos by Samuel Lahoz Photography

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Metropolis Viewpoints: The Met ANEC Galleries

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Met, Press

Mathias Agbo Jr. recently interviewed Nader Tehrani and Moody Nolan’s Darius Somers on our collaboration for the new ANEC Galleries for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Rendering by NADAAA, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“For us at NADAAA, this is a new type of project entirely, and thus, it offers opportunities many other projects cannot… This has been an opportunity to put aside our authorship and look at the collection itself as the basis of inspiration: to build the project from the artifacts, and their relationship to their audiences.”

Read on HERE.

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Vote for MIT Site 4!

Posted on May 2nd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Awards

MIT Site 4 is short-listed for a 2022 AZ Award for best Multi-Unit Residential project. Public voting is open for the next week, please vote for Site 4 HERE!

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MIT Site 4: “The Elegant Balance of Form and Technology”

Posted on March 14th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Press

“The tower’s distinctive appearance stems from a brilliant combination of technical know-how to meet the structural requirements and ingenious artistic flair.” Read more from Luca Maria Francesco Fabris (including his comparison of Site 4 to a mochaccino!) in the current issue of The Plan HERE.

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Architectural Record: Adams Street Branch Library

Posted on March 7th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, Press

Mark Lamster writes for Architectural Record: ‘The new Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, which opened last summer in the working-class municipality of Dorchester, is pleasing (if a bit of an odd duck), a work of inventive geometries that fits neatly into its low-rise context. The library’s quirky form was the product of a lengthy community-design process, one that forced the architects, Boston-based NADAAA, to rethink its original proposal for the building. The stumbling block was a large oak tree at the north end of the site, which runs along Adams Street, Dorchester’s primary commercial strip. The Boston Public Library wanted it removed, to create a tabula rasa for the new building, and the architects followed that directive. The community, however, desired the tree to stay put, and made that clear in no uncertain terms. In turn, NADAAA founding principal, Nader Tehrani, embraced this “productive friction,” as he calls it, redrawing the plan with the tree as a focal point.’

Read on HERE.

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‘My House is Better than Your House’ is out!

Posted on March 3rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press, Things We Like

NADAAA is happy to announce that ‘My House is Better than Your House’ has been released by ORO Editions. A special thanks goes to all who helped make this book happen!

‘The house is commonly used as a vehicle to get at larger architectural debates. Such is the case in this book, with a dialogue between Nader Tehrani and Preston Scott Cohen whose collaboration in academia has often resulted in two very different approaches to pedagogy. In this discussion, Tehrani draws from central themes within Cohen’s pedagogy to design a house as a response to the preoccupations that drive many of these debates. Adopting Villa Varoise as the main protagonist, the book draws on many architectures to situate the predicaments behind geometry, typology, and the architectural anomaly, among other things, as productive instruments for a broader cultural discussion on architecture.’

Purchase your copy HERE. For a limited time, the book is available at 20% off HERE.

Read Stella Betts’s book review HERE.

And watch the original ‘My House is Better than Your House’ talk between Preston Scott Cohen and Nader Tehrani HERE.

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NADAAA to Renovate the Met Museum’s ANEC Galleries

Posted on February 9th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Met, Press, Things We Like

Rendering by NADAAA, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NADAAA is pleased to announce our work with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to redesign their Ancient Near East and Cypriot galleries. NADAAA is working in collaboration with Moody Nolan on the $40 million, 15,000 square foot project. Our team is working closely with Museum construction leadership and curators Kim Benzel and Seán Hemingway to develop the design.

“At The Met, architecture serves as the cultural armature for the display of art. Nader Tehrani and NADAAA’s contemporary approach to materials such as clay and metal—which are foundational to the world views of both ancient West Asia and Cyprus—and their partnership with Moody Nolan, a firm renowned for their work with peer institutions and marginalized communities, make this team ideally suited for this complex project.”

-Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli, Head of Construction at The Met

“It’s an honor to be selected for this project, which will address the need for more diverse narratives in the displays of art from the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean regions. In bringing disparate layers of the Museum’s architectural history into dialogue, the proposed design hopes to bring the formal, spatial, and material properties of these galleries into alignment with The Museum’s mission. By working in collaboration with The Met’s curatorial and construction teams, we’ll be able to recondition these spaces while facilitating the connection between cultures, civilizations, and geographies to tell a whole new story.”

-Nader Tehrani

Read The Met’s Press Release HERE.

Read the New York Times article about the project HERE.

Read Architect’s Newspaper piece HERE.

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MIT Site 4 wins BSA Award for Design Excellence

Posted on January 29th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, Awards

“There is a clarity of intention and care in execution that one does not typically see in buildings of this scale, along with an extremely high level of technical skill.” Read more of the jury comments HERE.

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2022 AIANY Awards recipients!

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Adams Branch Library, _MIT Site 4, Awards

MIT Site 4 has won an AIA New York Honor Award and the Adams Street Branch Library has won an AIA New York Merit Award.

See the jury and check out all the winning projects on the Center for Architecture’s website HERE.

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