Photo courtesy SCI-Arc Raimund J. Abraham Raimund J. Abraham, an Austrian-born architect and educator, remembered as an unflinchingly independent thinker, died in a traffic crash on March 4th. The early-morning collision between the car he was driving and a city bus came after the dinner following a lecture he’d given at SCI-Arc, where he was currently visiting faculty. He was 76 years old. Known for his bladelike Austrian Cultural Forum building [RECORD, August 2002], in New York, and his forceful, deeply textured, often visionary hand-drawings, Abraham was most of all a passionate and influential teacher. Closely allied with John Hejduk’s
Project Specs Les Bains des Docks Le Havre, France Ateliers Jean Nouvel << Return to article the People Architect Atelier Jean Nouvel Partner in charge: Mirco Tardio Project architect design: Julie Fernandez Project architect construction: Felix Medina Engineer(s): Sero Le Havre Consultant(s) Lighting: AIK Yann Kersalé exterior Acoustical: Avel Other: Alain Bony artist the Products Glazing Glass: Pilkington Interior finishes Floor and wall tile: Trend Plumbing Fountain: Futura Play Water Slide: Spot Adhesives: Cegecol
Through the lens of Julius Shulman—that’s how many of us have experienced the iconic mid-century Modernist houses of Southern California. Most famous for his portrayal of Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22, in 1960, and Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann House, in 1947, Shulman’s prodigious body of work is quintessential: luminous and memorably composed images, highly evocative of time and place. “He had an incredible eye,” recalls photographer Juergen Nogai, who worked closely with Shulman in recent years, “a vision for telling a story, sometimes in a single photo.”
Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects Gwathmey Siegel Associates sparks controversy with an addition to Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building. Though Paul Rudolph’s newly renovated Art and Architecture Building at Yale has emerged as an object of admiration, if not adoration, it generated controversy—as rough-edged as its bush-hammered concrete shell—from the moment it opened. Anticipated as a great heroic masterwork by the university’s gifted and legendary chairman of architecture, the Art and Architecture (or A&A) Building was greeted from its completion, in 1963, with a decisive mix of acclaim and disdain. While The New York Times architecture critic, Ada
Though Paul Rudolph’s newly renovated Art and Architecture Building at Yale has emerged as an object of admiration, if not adoration, it generated controversy—as rough-edged as its bush-hammered concrete shell—from the moment it opened.
Project Specs Paul Rudolph Hall and Jeffery H. Loria Center for the History of Art New Haven, Connecticut Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects << Return to article the People Architect Gwathmey Siegel And Associates Architects, Llc 475 10th Ave New York, Ny 10018 Tel. 212 947 1240 Fax. 212 967 0890 Partner In Charge: Charles Gwathmey, FAIA Design Partners: Charles Gwathmey, FAIA; Robert Siegel, FAIA Project Manager: Thomas Levering, AIA Project Senior Associates: Steven Forman, AIA; Elizabeth Skowronek, AIA Project Architects: Gerald Bodziak, Yasemen Omurtag, Vanessa Ruff, Daniel Hogan, Jinho Kim, Jooyeol Oh, Julia Stanat, Sal Wilson Consultant(s): Structural Engineer:
Daniel Libeskind, by happenstance or design, has practically become the official architect of Jewish museums worldwide, but that trajectory was near its beginning when he received the commission, in 1998, for San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM).
The building relies not only on the sharp-edged diagonals—sometimes a shortcut to dynamism and architectural self-assertion—that have been a mainstay in Libeskind’s work, but also on abundant calligraphic symbols, some more convincing than others.