About 20 minutes into a ferry ride up the East River on an overcast Thursday afternoon, a luminous white mass appeared along the western shore of Randall’s Island. Up close it looks like a catering tent stretched to the length of three football fields. But inside, the home of the first New York edition of the Frieze Art Fair is an airy and comfortable if sprawling exhibition space.
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced the winners of its annual design awards earlier today. It honored architect and TED conference creator Richard Saul Wurman with this year's lifetime achievement award. Atlanta firm Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects received the award for Architecture. And Stoss Landscape Urbanism of Boston won for landscape architecture.
Steven Holl navigated a small crowd packed into a closet-size annex to Manhattan’s Meulensteen gallery on Thursday evening. His firm had just unveiled its design for a new Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, and in addition to releasing the standard set of renderings, it also mounted an exhibition of 30 models and drawings for the project. During the opening, Holl explained the plan in detail to visitors jostling through the tiny space.
Photo by Rita Catinella OrrellOn Tuesday, a few RECORD editors braved 30-mile-an-hour winds on the 89th floor of One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. Our host, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, led us on a generous tour of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-designed tower, still very much an active construction site as it inches toward 104 floors.
As attendees and exhibitors recover from last week’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, we present a few of the displays around the city and on the fairgrounds, including booth designs, student work, special exhibitions, and of course, the new products that will appear in projects around the world in the year to come. Stay tuned in future issues of Record and SNAP for more of what we found at the show.
Almost 40 years after it was announced by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Mayor John Lindsay, and Louis Kahn was named as its architect, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is about to be completed. Earlier today, Record editors ventured out to New York City's Roosevelt Island to take a tour of the site with the
I arrived early this morning in Milan to cover the city's annual Design Week, which includes not only the Salone del Mobile furniture fair but related off-site events that often get as much, if not more, attention from visitors and the press.