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IN THIS ISSUE 08_05.11.2005
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
Italians to ICFF: Arriverderci!
Italian bloc moves from Javits to their own fair on the piers
Shelter from the Storm
Out of the spotlight, architects and builders follow through on post-tsunami commitments
Disco Dino
P.S.1 announces winner of Young Architects Program
A New Battery Park
LMDC proposes parks and housing above Battery Tunnel
Architecture Within Architecture
Richard Serra sculptures to be installed in Bilbao
Editorial: Can LMDC Revive Lower Manhattan?
Swiss Mix
New fair broadens public's interest in design
The latest dirt from our very own gossip columnist, Aric Chen.
Open: Restaurant/Bar
The Stanton Social by AvroKO
Dorms, Redefined
DOB clarifies student housing, amid speculation about illegal bulk credits
Archi-Type
Keanu Reeves to portray lovestruck modernist
Rising Stars
The Architectural League has picked its 24th crop of Young Architects. Six practitioners, each less than ten years out of school, were chosen for work relating to this year's theme: situating.
Extreme Makeover, Bronx Edition
NYC's newest show house is in a public housing development
He'll Take Manhattan
Two major shows and a monograph stake designer Ron Arad's claim to history
Open: Hotel
Hotel QT by Hotels AB/ROY
Q&A: Jaime Lerner
Protest: Architects, Unite!
FEATURES:
The Cool Hunt
Every architecture office has a materials library, though that can mean anything from a pile of product samples to a rigorously organized and staffed archive. Luckily for architects, the explosion of new materials in the last decade has brought with it an array of tools to help architects keep up with it all. Cathy Lang Ho surveys the sources.
Materials Matter
Material Connexion recently launched a quarterly publication called Matter, which is mailed to its library members and distributed at its resource centers in Manhattan, Cologne, and Milan. Featuring case studies, profiles, and topical articles, the latest issue (#3, Spring 2005) also presents four best-in-show materials -- stand-outs from Material Connexion's monthly jury sessions.
Material-of-the-Month Club
Princeton Architectural Press introduces a subscription-based catalogue of new materials.
It's Not Easy Being Green
Specifying sustainable materials is still harder than it should be. Deborah Grossberg looks at the problems involved, and the best ways to go about going green.
Mori, Material Maverick
Architect Toshiko Mori designed the installation for the Extreme Textiles show at the Cooper-Hewitt, but her interest in new materials is long-standing. Anne Guiney recently spoke with Mori about her research into textiles and their applications in architecture.
REVIEWS:
Oh, What a Web We Weave!
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Star Building
The Interpreter directed by Sydney Pollack
The Favored Circle
10x10_2
One Architect's World View
The World: Who Wants It? by Ben Nicholson
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