Design Miami Minute> Larry Bell and Hans Ulrich Obrist together in Wynwood

Art, Design, East
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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One of the early highlights of Miami Art and Design Week is the spectacular Larry Bell sculpture 6X6 An Improvisation at White Cube Gallery’s pop up space in the Wynwood Art District. Last night, Bell was interviewed by uber questioner Hans Ulrich Obrist in the gallery next to the piece.

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Scenes from the ground on the first day of the 2015 Miami Art Week

Art, Design, East
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Fernando Romero’s hot setting sun of Swarovski glass

Fernando Romero’s hot setting sun of Swarovski glass.

Day one of the 2015 Miami Art Week of nineteen various fairs scattered around Dade County opened today. Design Miami is up first and staged in a large tent with a broken air conditioner with humidity and rain lurking outside.

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Tell us what excites you about this year’s Design Miami

Architecture, Art, Design, East
Monday, November 30, 2015
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(faungg’s photos / Flickr)

The Architect’s Newspaper will be in Miami this week for a slew of art and design events including Art Basel, Unbuilt, Design Miami, the Salone del Mobile preview, and launches of the new Institute of Contemporary Art and limited edition Ducati motorcycle. We have received a huge digital and paper file of official press releases but there may be scattered events and launches that have not landed on our desk. Is there anything the AN audience should know about on the edges of the official events? What are we missing? Let us know here in the comments below or tell us about your design highlights of the week!

From Placemaking to Social Media: Takeaways from AIA San Francisco’s NEXT Conference

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The NEXT Conference, sponsored by the AIA San Francisco, just concluded its first year, and The Architect’s Newspaper was there moderating two panels. Day one convened in a historic bayside dock transformed into a children’s Exploratorium. We moderated a session on the urban planning concept of “Placemaking” that featured David Burney, Jennifer Wolch, and two “makers,” Anisha Gade and Sue Mark of the firm Marksearch.

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MOS Architects, Michael Graves among winners of the 2015 Cooper Hewitt Design Awards

Awards, Design, East
Friday, October 30, 2015
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THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS INCLUDES THE CARNEGIE MANSION AND GARDEN AND ADJACENT TOWNHOUSES. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

THE COOPER HEWITT CAMPUS INCLUDES THE CARNEGIE MANSION AND GARDEN AND ADJACENT TOWNHOUSES. (COURTESY COOPER HEWITT)

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum started awarding a yearly Design Award in 2000. The award is a jury-selected process that includes among its ten categories honors for Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, and for Lifetime Achievement that has been won by architects.

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On November 10, the Institute for Public Architecture celebrates architecture and affordable housing in New York City

East, On View
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Today it seems that every civic and philanthropic organization in New York City is promoting and sponsoring events on affordable housing. But one organization, the Institute for Public Architecture (IPA), has been there since the beginning of the current debate on affordability and architect-designed housing.

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Here’s your chance to be an architectural television personality

Architecture, Media, National
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Are there any architects out there who long to be media personalities? Here is your chance and all you need to do is respond to a casting call for young designers who may be interested in applying to be co-hosts. The subject will be “mobile architecture” and you can reach out to them  at cfcasting75@gmail.com to learn more!

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Wednesday> AIANY’s Global Dialogues tackles New York City’s affordable housing problem

Development, East
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Housing shortages are not just an issue in New York City or even America’s hyper-developed urban centers. It’s an issue in every large city in the world.

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Snøhetta’s exhibit at Berlin’s Aedes explores natural light and human habitat in Norway

Art, International, On View
Friday, September 25, 2015
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(Courtesy Aedes)

(Courtesy Aedes)

The current focus on research in architectural practice normally means thinking out the design and materials of an upcoming project or a prototype for a hoped-for commission. But when Norwegian and American firm Snøhetta was given the chance to do a research project by the Zumtobel Group they created Living The Nordic Light, and it became an exhibition at Berlin’s Aedes Architecture Forum.

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Don’t miss the Designers & Books Fair in New York City this October

Architecture, Design, East
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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It’s one of the great joys of being an architect or designer in New York: the city has unique events that one finds in few other cities. The Designers & Books Fair—scheduled for October 2–4 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)—is one of those events. It is the only book fair in the world focused on all aspects of design: architecture, experience design, fashion, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design.

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Thursday> The Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival will knit together 60 one-minute design videos into a film unlike any other

Architecture, Design, East
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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The Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival Projection showcases short videos on architecture urbanism. The brainchild of Andrew McNair, the festival is unlike any other film event devoted to design—and it’s not to be missed.

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On View> Alexander Gorlin explores the Kabbalah in his latest New York City exhibition

Art, East, On View
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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(Courtesy Sandra Gering)

(Courtesy Sandra Gering)

The Kabbalah is a Jewish mystical tradition that seeks to explain the inner workings of god and “directs initiates to an ecstatic experience of he divine.” The architect Alexander Gorlin has created Light and the Space of the Void, an exhibit that takes the idea of the tradition and focuses it on how it might be seen “either directly or indirectly in contemporary art and architecture.”

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