Molly Heintz

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Event> Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference May 2

Eventually Everything: The 2012 D-Crit Conference Wednesday, May 2, 12:30–7:00 p.m. Visual Arts Theatre 333 West 23rd Street No charge for admission; Registration required On May 2 the School of Visual Arts Design Criticism MFA program, a.k.a. D-Crit, presents its third annual thesis conference, and this year's line-up promises to be…
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Billings Stays Positive for Fifth Consecutive Month

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has registered promising gains since late last fall, and, according to the AIA's latest report on March billings, the ABI continues to find its footing in positive territory—but just barely. The overall March score was 50.4, indicating slight growth in demand for services (any score…
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EVENT> Guggenheim Launches Stillspotting, Queens Edition, April 14

When New Yorkers seek an island of calm within the city, they usually think of finding a patch of grass in a park, not making a beeline to the streets of Jackson Heights. But stillspotting, a series of programs sponsored by the Guggenheim, promises pools of respite in the most…
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Van Valkenburgh to Design Gardner's Garden

“I don’t have time to read, because I trot about with the gardeners. And the little monk’s garden at Fenway Court is very dear too,” Isabella Stewart Gardner wrote to her art advisor Bernard Berenson in 1908. The walled "monk's garden" flanks the Gardner Museum's Venetian-style palazzo (the house…

Allons, enfants! We're going to Napoleonland

How do you top Euro Disney? With a theme park dedicated to everyone's favorite Corsican upstart, Napoleon! Bonapartists, rejoice, your day has come. The Telegraph reports that a proposed park just south of Paris will immortalize the military exploits of Napoleon, including defeats at the battles of Trafalgar and…
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Pictorial> An Architect Paints a Softer Skyline

Are you on KPF's holiday mailing list? If so, think twice before you toss their annual card into the recycling bin. You're now the owner of a limited edition print by an artist who is represented by one of London's poshest galleries, the Belgravia, and whose work was featured this…
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MoMA Taps Pedro Gadanho as Curator of Contemporary Architecture

The Museum of Modern Art has confirmed that the Portuguese architect, curator, and writer Pedro Gadanho will join  MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design as a curator of contemporary architecture. According to MoMA's release: "In his new role, Mr. Gadanho will be responsible for a broad portfolio that reinforces the…
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Critically Costumed For Storefront

"Banality," the theme of Storefront's Critical Halloween costume fundraiser, was manifested in an array of clever--and occasionally perplexing--forms on Saturday evening at the 3-Legged Dog in Manhattan. Blizzard-like conditions did not deter a group of over 250 design-o-philes and at least one (in)famous party crasher from getting decked…
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EVENT> 10/29: Storefront's Critical Halloween

The closest thing we have to Carnival in the US, Halloween offers a chance for type A-types (yeah, we're looking at you, architects) to blow off some steam. Tomorrow night, Storefront for Art and Architecture's hosts its Critical Halloween costume soiree at the 3-Legged Dog at 80…
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Prouve RAW's New York Preview

Jean Prouvé plus G-Star? The coupling at first seems an unlikely one, and not just because it is partially posthumous. But the fashion forward Dutch company, best known for its high-end jeans, counts the self-taught French architect and designer (1901-1984) among its inspirations. Two years ago G-Star called Vitra, who…
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Risk Exposure: Public Space Loses Its Shirt on Wall Street

At 7am on August 1, Genevieve White headed to work. Dressed like any personal trainer—zip-up track jacket, shorts, cross-trainers—she made her way down Wall Street. But White didn’t have an appointment to stand over a high-powered exec doing crunches. Bypassing the monumental entry of the neighborhood Equinox gym, she stationed…
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On View> Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945, an exhibition and a mystery

Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945 International Center for Photography 1133 Ave. of the Americas at 43rd St. Through August 28 An abandoned suitcase, a house fire, strange markings on old photographs. These were the key clues in a mystery that Adam Harrison Levy began to unravel almost ten years ago when…