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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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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“What Would Wood do?”

Posted on May 14th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

Join us on Thursday, May 27th 4:00 to 5:30 PDT for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Nader Tehrani and Arthur Chang in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design

Lecture is Free and Open to the Public.

Register for the Zoom Webinar

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NYC X DESIGN

Posted on May 10th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, The Cooper Union

Nader joins Harriet Hariss, Dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and Robert Kirkbride, Dean of the Parsons’ School of Constructed Environments to discuss “crossing the digital divide” in their end-of-year exhibitions. Register HERE.

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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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