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IN THIS ISSUE 08_05.06.2009
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
It's SANAA for the Serpentine and a Brooklyn newcomer for the Art Fund
Zumthor at the Zenith
Pritzker awarded to fiercely individual Swiss architect
Leasing Green
NRDC paves way for Mayor's energy-saving retrofits
Walk This (Arch) Way
Reopened DUMBO underpass primed for new programming
Letters
Open: Materials Library
Material ConneXion
Bronx Center's saga suggests role for architects in securing stimulus funds
Voos by Serap Demirag and Deger Cengiz
Superfunk
Opposition grows to superfund status for Gowanus Canal
Raising the Curtain
Mall and tower to reuse Baltimore's Brutalist theater
James Vincent Czajka and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
New Jersey rail station spurs transit-oriented development
A Barnful of Art
Gluckman Mayner adapts a Greenwich Apple Barn as Gallery
Brauhaus Proud
Baltimore nonprofit revives a blighted city icon
Studio Visit: Bade Stageberg Cox
In East New York, Alexander Gorlin raises the bar for affordable housing
Honors: American Academy of Arts and Letters
In bid to stop Brooklyn project, pol blames architects
At Deadline
FEATURES:
Despite an all-but-certainly tanking market, the annual furniture fair in Milan popped with nervy, even brash designs from the likes of Front and the ever-irreverent Campana Brothers. But beyond such devil-may-care effrontery, the show also reflected a yearning for simplicity and seriousness, especially through wood -- be it scavenged, cheap-and-chipped, or just comfortably clunky.
From sleek to scrappy, here's a first look at some products and companies at this year's furniture fair, with an emphasis on American designers. This sampling points to an eclectic and pragmatic moment in the design zeitgeist, and four dynamic talents to watch. Compiled by Alan G. Brake, Danielle Rago, and Dustin Seplow.
In 1972, the Museum of Modern Art presented Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, a provocative survey that questioned the role of high design in a world riven by poverty and urban decay. Here, curators Peter Lang, Luca Molinari, and Mark Wasiuta offer a precis of their recent exhibit Environments and Counter Environments: Experimental Media in Italy: The New Domestic Landscape, MoMA 1972, which reexamined that landmark show and is on view at Columbia's Arthur Ross Gallery and Buell Hall through May 8.
REVIEWS:
The Wild Frontier
Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West
Objectified by Gary Hustwit
Playing At Planning
49 Cities
Disciplinary Transgressions
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