On View> Rachel Whiteread: Looking Out at Luhring Augustine Bushwick

Thursday, October 29, 2015
(Courtesy Luhring Augustine)

(Courtesy Luhring Augustine)

Looking Out
Luhring Augustine Bushwick
25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Through December 20, 2015

Rachel Whiteread is a thoroughly architectural artist. Her sculpture exposes the spatial relationships between common objects, or whole buildings, and their environments.

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Pictorial> The Hills come alive on Governors Island

View from the path leading up to Outlook Hill (Audrey Wachs / AN)

View from the path leading up to Outlook Hill (Audrey Wachs / AN)

Standing near the top of Outlook Hill, Leslie Koch, president of The Trust for Governors Island, explained the reason for commissioning four huge earth mounds on an island in the middle of New York Harbor. “Most New Yorkers don’t experience that fancy view [of the skyline]. You don’t get to see the city on high from the city that created views.” The Hills, part of a $220 million renovation of Governors Island, do create new ways of viewing the city and its surroundings.

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LPC Approves Adjmi’s Concrete Riff on Cast Iron

East, Newsletter
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Detail rendering of a cast iron facade in reverse.

With unanimous approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Morris Adjmi‘s deceptively subtle take on the classic cast iron building is on its way to becoming reality. What at first glance appears to be a cast iron facade is actually a reverse bas relief cast in glass reinforced concrete—essentially a form in which you could mold a true cast iron facade. “This makes  you think of how these buildings were built, from the initial casting to being assembled as components,” said Adjmi. “So this is really taking that and inverting it so it becomes a record of the process.”

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