Architecture – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 18:49:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://momentodada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-30T222814.835-150x150.png Architecture – Momento Dada http://momentodada.com/ 32 32 Junior / Intermediate Architect – New York, NY, US | Works https://momentodada.com/junior-intermediate-architect-new-york-ny-us-works/ https://momentodada.com/junior-intermediate-architect-new-york-ny-us-works/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 18:49:45 +0000 https://momentodada.com/junior-intermediate-architect-new-york-ny-us-works/ H3 Employer: New York, NY, United StatesSite: Fri 8 Oct 21Posted on: Full timeType: H3 is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and design of public buildings such as museums, libraries, theaters, concert halls and performing arts centers that enhance the fabric and culture of our communities. H3’s talented team continue to deliver a […]]]>

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H3 is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and design of public buildings such as museums, libraries, theaters, concert halls and performing arts centers that enhance the fabric and culture of our communities. H3’s talented team continue to deliver a distinctive and successful approach to planning and design, fostering a dialogue between history, innovation and contemporary use.

We are looking for experienced candidates for the Junior / Intermediate Architect position with 2-6 years of professional experience to join our team. As pioneers in building information modeling, we embrace technology as an essential tool to increase design and construction efficiency. The position requires strong Revit skills and applicants should have documented at least one project using Revit.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare design and construction documents and generate solutions to architectural problems
  • Contribute collaboratively to the team effort
  • Manage the production of documents and coordinate documentation with the team of consultants
  • Contribute to the design, coordination and assembly of complete sets of contract documents using Revit
  • Successfully contribute to multiple projects simultaneously

Conditions:

  • 2-6 years postgraduate experience in architectural practice
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in architecture
  • Proficient in Revit, familiarity with Rhino and Grasshopper an asset
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and organized with strong graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical and design skills

Advantages

  • Health care (medical, dental, visual, additional)
  • Pre-tax public transport programs available
  • 401k program with employer matching available
  • Paid leave on an accrual basis and statutory holidays

Remuneration will be based on the candidate’s experience and abilities



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LEGO meets architecture in these innovative and detailed constructions by master builders! https://momentodada.com/lego-meets-architecture-in-these-innovative-and-detailed-constructions-by-master-builders/ https://momentodada.com/lego-meets-architecture-in-these-innovative-and-detailed-constructions-by-master-builders/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:22:52 +0000 https://momentodada.com/lego-meets-architecture-in-these-innovative-and-detailed-constructions-by-master-builders/ Remember when we spent our summer vacation and free time after school playing with LEGO blocks, and sometimes painfully stepping on them with our feet? Fun times, right? But, LEGO is no longer considered child’s play! Master builders, artists and LEGO enthusiasts around the world create awesome LEGO constructions that will blow your mind. And […]]]>

Remember when we spent our summer vacation and free time after school playing with LEGO blocks, and sometimes painfully stepping on them with our feet? Fun times, right? But, LEGO is no longer considered child’s play! Master builders, artists and LEGO enthusiasts around the world create awesome LEGO constructions that will blow your mind. And my favorite type of LEGO builds is the stunning architecture! These architectural constructions are the result of hours of dedication, attention to detail, hard work and creativity. They can be thought of as works of art, and I love to scroll through these creations, admire them and feel an intense wave of satisfaction at their perfection. And we’ve put together the best of the bunch to get you drooling and gaga!

Using over 100,000 LEGO pieces, designer Ekow Nimako imagines the Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE a Ghanaian metropolis 1000 years in the future. This piece of art is the centerpiece of his exhibit titled Building Black Civilizations and features details like you’ve never seen before, almost reminiscent of the title sequence from Game of Thrones!

Speaking of magnanimous Game of Thrones-style scenes, Chicago-based architect Rocco Buttliere showed off his detailed skills and love of architecture with this purple Forbidden City! Borrowing from the historic ages of Chinese royalty, the design features a Hall of Supreme Harmony. Speaking of building this design, the designer said, “Finally, and probably the most informative for myself and perhaps others in this time of uncertainty, here are a few words in particular from a famous Laozi proverb that made me wait impatiently during this four month endeavor. : A journey of a thousand kilometers begins with one step.

This LEGO creation is essentially Cyberpunk architecture brought to life! The attention to detail, the use of multiple colors and the imposing height make this structure a complete eye-catcher. LEGO fanatic @ geng_3dboy even added miniature cars and buses to his artwork. I love automotive details!

Benedek Lampert’s love for photography and LEGOs can be seen in this fall scene that brings a mystical forest to life. In fact, the image is so vivid that it could easily belong to one of the scenes in JRR Tolkien’s epic novels! And you know, these little adventurers walking towards the mystical tree could easily be the ring bearers on their quest!

The largest LEGO set ever created is an accurate and stunning replica of the Colosseum! The intricate design, attention to detail and medieval feel brings me straight back to the streets of Rome. This one is a must-have for all history fanatics!

This dystopian cyberpunk build is incredibly detailed. Built by @insomniabuilds, this chaotic little world includes everything – from ramshackle houses to quirky humans from the future! Could this be a possible future for all of us?

A detailed mini kingdom fit for LEGO royalty! An impressive castle with majestic turrets is surrounded by a small body of water, with a ship in its port. Built by @zilmrud, the royal kingdom also features small palm trees and a waterfall!

We take a trip to medieval times with The Blacksmith! It includes a well-stocked workshop filled with tools, coals, and armor, with a detailed landscape. In fact, the coals even shine!

This one is for all Harry Potter fans! This incredibly realistic Hogwarts building features moving stairs and real figures as paintings! How cool is this one?

The iconic Daily Bugle desk has come into LEGO life! From a newsstand to a star cast of Marvel’s most famous heroes and villains, the build is detailed, lively, and super fun.

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Architect / Designer – New York, NY, US | Works https://momentodada.com/architect-designer-new-york-ny-us-works/ https://momentodada.com/architect-designer-new-york-ny-us-works/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 21:04:01 +0000 https://momentodada.com/architect-designer-new-york-ny-us-works/ Kohn architecture Employer: New York, NY, United StatesSite: Wed Oct 6 21Posted on: Full timeType: Kohn architecture is looking for a dedicated, creative person, a good problem solver who enjoys challenges and believes in lifelong learning. We are a small and growing boutique architecture studio located in Union Square, New York. Come join a company […]]]>

Kohn architecture

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New York, NY, United StatesSite:

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Kohn architecture is looking for a dedicated, creative person, a good problem solver who enjoys challenges and believes in lifelong learning. We are a small and growing boutique architecture studio located in Union Square, New York.

Come join a company dedicated to balancing the aesthetic and creative aspects of a project design with a working knowledge of construction, technologies, codes, zoning and project organization.

Most of our work is centered in the New York metropolitan area. We have a variety of interesting projects on the boards, from converting a large old factory to a retail space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a large martial arts gym in Manhattan, a new 2- house. Family in Staten Island, the office of a major fashion brand in SoHo, a historic townhouse in Brooklyn … to name a few.

Often, we have also used the design of the interiors of our projects, incorporating the latest technology, lighting design, custom furniture, art, as well as graphic design.

Kohn Architecture offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including retirement, excellent benefits, competitive time off / sick days, and a healthy work-life balance. We are an equal opportunity employer. We also offer the possibility of working part-time remotely.

We are looking for an experienced Architect / Designer with 5-ten years of experience.

Website – www.kohnarchitecture.nyc

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Architecture in 5 years.
  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of New York building codes and zoning regulations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop and Sketchup.
  • Ability to prepare drawings and presentation materials.
  • The ability to prepare and coordinate sets of construction drawings.
  • Real experience with construction.

Please send resumes only in PDF format not exceeding 10MB to info@kohnarchitecture.nyc



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New architecture and design competitions: Lexus Design Award, Green Product Award, Art Omi Architecture Residency and Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge | New https://momentodada.com/new-architecture-and-design-competitions-lexus-design-award-green-product-award-art-omi-architecture-residency-and-yingbin-pedestrian-bridge-new/ https://momentodada.com/new-architecture-and-design-competitions-lexus-design-award-green-product-award-art-omi-architecture-residency-and-yingbin-pedestrian-bridge-new/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 20:28:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/new-architecture-and-design-competitions-lexus-design-award-green-product-award-art-omi-architecture-residency-and-yingbin-pedestrian-bridge-new/ anchor Henry Glogau’s “Portable Solar Ditiller” submission won the 2021 Lexus Design Award Grand Prix. The 2022 edition is now accepting entries (details below). Image courtesy of the Lexus Design Award. Among the selections for this week’s architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler are two awards programs asking for innovative designs in various categories, […]]]>
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Henry Glogau’s “Portable Solar Ditiller” submission won the 2021 Lexus Design Award Grand Prix. The 2022 edition is now accepting entries (details below). Image courtesy of the Lexus Design Award.

Among the selections for this week’s architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler are two awards programs asking for innovative designs in various categories, an invitee seeking conceptual proposals for a pedestrian bridge in the Chinese city of Dongguan, and an appeal inviting applications for an architectural project. residence in upstate New York.

For the full directory of newly listed competitions, click here.

Lexus Design Award 2022
Registration / submission deadline: Sunday October 10, 2021

“Lexus Design Award calls on young creative talents from around the world to“ Design for a better tomorrow ”. Since 2013, this international design competition has offered up-and-coming designers the chance to win the prestigious prize for innovative design. Excellency. Finalists will be funded to build their prototypes with world-class mentors and achieve unprecedented exposure to the global design community and the media. “

Art Omi: Open call for architecture residency
Registration / submission deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

The Art Omi: Architecture residency program is the first of its kind in the country, inviting 10 early and mid-career architects from around the world to develop their work during a full two-week residency on campus. Art Omi Architecture residents are selected on the basis of their individual project and portfolio Completed projects are presented in an informal critique setting at the end of the residency period, with visitors invited to view the proceedings. “

Call for Entries: International Consultation on the Design of the Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge in the Riverside Area
Registration / submission deadline: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

This international consultation aims to invite well-known design teams at home and abroad to carry out the international brainstorming for the conceptual design of the Yingbin pedestrian bridge in the riparian area with an international vision, forward thinking and results. The design scheme should not only respect the local culture and the spirit of the place, but also incorporate international concepts and modern design techniques as they reflect the concept of ecological civilization in the new era, taking fully account of nature, landscape and art, to show the cityscape of a high quality historical and cultural recreation complex and charming waterfront space of Dongguan in the region of Grande Baie. The results of this international consultation will serve as the main basis for the construction of the monitoring bridge. “

Green Product Award & Green Concept Award 2022
Registration / submission deadline: Wednesday 10 November 2021

“Let’s design the future: applications for the Green Product Award 2022 and the Green Concept Award 2022 are now open […] Since 2013, the Green Product Award recognizes products and services already launched on the market that stand out in the fields of sustainability, innovation and design. If you have a green product or service that is not yet on the market, you can submit to the Green Concept Award. The deadline for submitting both awards is November 11, 2021. “

If you would like to contribute to any contests, rewards programs, or calls for entries that are not yet listed on Bustler, send them directly to our team for review. We could include them in next week’s roundup.

If you are curious about Bustler’s broad advertising strategies for architecture and design competitions, contact us and our team will be happy to strategize with you.


Some ongoing contests on Bustler that might interest you …

The electric refueling station of the future

Register / Submit before Monday, November 15, 2021

MICROHOME 2021 – Small living room, huge impact!

Register before Tue Nov 2, 2021

Submit by Tue Dec 7 2021

Essay: Accessible architecture

Register before Wednesday November 10, 2021

Submit by Tue Dec 14 2021

Design of the spiritual center of Derbent

Register before Monday, October 18, 2021

Submit by Mon Dec 20 2021

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City architecture student wins drawing board competition https://momentodada.com/city-architecture-student-wins-drawing-board-competition/ https://momentodada.com/city-architecture-student-wins-drawing-board-competition/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 04:59:05 +0000 https://momentodada.com/city-architecture-student-wins-drawing-board-competition/ Vivek Wanarase, student from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture won the 6th edition of the drawing board competition. “The Drawing Board”, an international competition for architecture and design students is organized annually by Rohan Builders, a renowned real estate developer from Pune and Mindspace Architects, an architectural firm based in Bengaluru. Jaswanth NS and Ralbin […]]]>

Vivek Wanarase, student from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture won the 6th edition of the drawing board competition. “The Drawing Board”, an international competition for architecture and design students is organized annually by Rohan Builders, a renowned real estate developer from Pune and Mindspace Architects, an architectural firm based in Bengaluru.

Jaswanth NS and Ralbin Veniel R. from CARE School of Architecture, Trichy took second. Whereas the BNCA Pune Architecture College team including Ankita Khalate, Shreya Joshi and Maitraiyee Prabhudesai won the third position in the drawing board competition. Cash prizes worth Rs.50000 / -, Rs.35000 / – and Rs.25000 / – were awarded to the winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up respectively with certificates.

This year’s design challenge was linked to one of Maharashtra’s oldest traditions – “Wari”. While studying Wari’s organizational challenges from an architectural and planning perspective was an eye opener for the organizing team, it was also found to be very interesting by the participating students and jurors. Rajabhau Randive, Alandi Devsthan’s senior chowkdaar, hosted a dedicated session on Wari from an architectural and logistical perspective, attended by over 110 people.

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This year, the competition brought together nearly 700 participants, including architecture students from more than 20 countries such as the United States, Thailand, Spain, the Philippines, Malaysia, Italy, Indonesia, l ‘Ethiopia, England, Egypt, Dubai, China, Canada, Bangladesh, Argentina, Afghanistan. , Zimbabwe and India.

Vivek Wanarase had created a module focused on creating camps / places to stay for pilgrims during the Wari, which can track the progress of the Wari to its destination. He also incorporated various aspects of the Yadav era architecture with regards to Gram Panchayat’s office and the water bodies of Velapur. It can be noted that the Wari stops at Velapur. “Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by this great tradition of Maharashtra, so I enjoyed working on this theme during the competition,” said Wanarase.

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Architect Sigurd Lewerentz: master of the sacred and the profane | Architecture https://momentodada.com/architect-sigurd-lewerentz-master-of-the-sacred-and-the-profane-architecture/ https://momentodada.com/architect-sigurd-lewerentz-master-of-the-sacred-and-the-profane-architecture/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 10:00:00 +0000 https://momentodada.com/architect-sigurd-lewerentz-master-of-the-sacred-and-the-profane-architecture/ AAt the age of 77, the architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975) was commissioned to design a church. Some parishioners feared he was too old to handle the project, others that his low-key designs looked like a garage. The building he created is, like a late play by Samuel Beckett, austere in means but luxurious in thought […]]]>

AAt the age of 77, the architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975) was commissioned to design a church. Some parishioners feared he was too old to handle the project, others that his low-key designs looked like a garage. The building he created is, like a late play by Samuel Beckett, austere in means but luxurious in thought and imagination. Everything – walls, floors and ceilings, interior and exterior, pulpit and altar – is as much as possible made of a single material – brick – which works a kind of magic. The interior is like an exhalation, a bubble which, since the bricks are different from the soapy film, seems miraculous.

St Peter’s, as it is called, in the southern Swedish town of Klippan, has since its completion in 1966 become an object of reverence for architects around the world. In Britain, Lewerentz inspired a generation for whom the poetry of architecture comes above all from the facts and actions of construction, with the exception of the laying of bricks or the fixing of glass over an opening. Adam Caruso and Peter St John, for example, who won the 2016 Stirling Prize for London’s Newport Street Gallery, designed for Damien Hirst, have significant and acknowledged debt. Their admiration resembles that of musicians for those who have a deep knowledge of their instruments – they like to see the tools of their trade honored.

St. Peter’s Church in Lewerentz, Klippan, built 1962-66: “an object of veneration”. Photography: Johan Dehlin

Everyone who knows his work agrees that Lewerentz was a craftsman. He went daily to the St. Mark’s construction site on the outskirts of Stockholm in Björkhagen, a church he had built just before St. Peter’s, discussing every detail with the builders. He banned the common practice of cutting bricks to make them fit in a given location, insisting they stay whole, a rule that requires forethought and skill to follow. He worked with brickyards to get exactly the tone and finish he wanted on their products. He had a powerful sense of sparkle on a bronze rail or a copper shade or the crisp shadows of a classic molding. He invented new ways to make steel framed windows and doors and started a company to make them.

It is also widely believed that he was in a certain spiritual sense, but it is a quality that can take many forms. As besides the craft industry. And beyond their recognition of his spirituality and his art, the architects choose their own version of Lewerentz. For some, it is the deep shadows of its churches, from which areas of light emerge. For others, it is its expression in the architecture of modern religious experience. One or two focus on the new life he gave to old classic details in his early designs.

“Anyone who enjoys Lewerentz’s work feels like they are discovering it for the first time,” explains Kieran Long, director of ArkDes in Stockholm. This institution, which is the Swedish National Center for Architecture and Design, now presents an impressive exhibition, its installation designed by Caruso St John. With 550 pieces taken from ArkDes’ archives of more than 13,000 objects linked to Lewerentz, and accompanied by a 700-page book, it can only multiply the number of possible interpretations.

The book and the show are called Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of death and life. The “Death” part of the title is easily explained, as Lewerentz launched his career by winning a competition to design a forest cemetery south of Stockholm, in partnership with another great Swedish architect, Gunnar Asplund. This magnificent work, where chapels and tombs are subtly placed in a landscape of hills and trees, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lewerentz designed another major cemetery without Asplund, in Malmö.

The 1930 design for a floating dancefloor by Sigurd Lewerentz.
The 1930 design for a floating dancefloor by Sigurd Lewerentz. Photography: ArkDes samling / ArkDes collections.

Long also wants to underline the “life” part of the title. For, if Lewerentz’s career is framed by churches – at the cemetery near the beginning and in Klippan at the end – and if the best-known images show a gaunt old man in a long black coat, inspecting winter yards like a smoker raven cigar, he had another side of his character. He designed places for frivolity and recreation, especially in the 1930s: restaurants, shops, even a proposal for a flagged floating dance floor for the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition. His office made colorful drawings of young people. intelligent and languid enjoying these modern spaces. Lewerentz, says Long, “dealt with the immortal and superficial, the deepest and most trivial aspects of human being and nothing in between.”

Sigurd Lewerentz.
Sigurd Lewerentz. Photography: Karl-Erik Olsson-Snogeröd. Collections ArkDes samling / ArkDes.

Like other great mid-century architects – Gio Ponti, for example – he worked fluidly between media. He designed everything from landscapes and churches to government office buildings, factories, stores, furniture, advertising posters and wallpaper. He was sometimes questioned for the superficiality of some of these works, for what critics called his “pseudo-functionalism”. It also evolved easily between historical and modern styles and between artisanal craftsmanship and industrial production. There was, for him, no catastrophic conflict between the two.

It all came together in the two churches at the end of his career, St. Mark’s and St. Peter’s, which use a similar palette of reddish-brown bricks encased in thick layers of mortar. One can see, for example, the influence of landscaping in their arrangement, as in the approach of St. Mark on an oblique path through the birches. In the wooded cemetery, Lewerentz has altered mounds and plantations to guide you through the landscape. Light and shadow areas work in a comparable way in churches.

Saint-Marc, Björkhagen.
Saint-Marc, Björkhagen. Photography: Johan Dehlin

The paving of St.Peter was inspired by the patterns in a crossword puzzle he cut out of a newspaper, by the weather-ruffled stones of the ancient Roman Via Appia, and by the cosmatesque cobblestones adorned with the ‘Medieval Italy. Thus, an ephemeral diversion of modern life is combined with lasting works of antiquity. Lewerentz described its masonry as “Persian” – with its Italian inspirations, it brings a touch of southern warmth to this Nordic building. The never-cut bricks give the churches a relentless feeling, but apart from a few details, they are lush.

There are elements that stop you in your tracks with their out of nowhere weirdness, such as a seashell font perched on a thin metal frame above a clean cut in a mounded brick floor. Windows are frameless sheets of glass placed over rough brick openings. In both churches, raw bricks are offset by refined ironwork and warm tapestries. The doors are in glued laminated wood, the knees in sheepskin. Then, in Saint-Pierre, a large T-shaped steel pillar stands in the center like a conceptual sculpture, a tree or a cross perhaps. It is the structure that allows the brick arch to hover above the space, which creates this bubble effect.

In the end, it is the solemn aspect of Lewerentz that defines him the most. With St Peter’s, Adam Caruso said, “He forces us to confront the condition of our existence all the time. But without its sensual and playful side, Lewerentz’s spirituality would become heavy and its solemnity tedious. Because, after all, frivolity is also part of existence.

Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life is in ArkDes, Stockholm, until August 28, 2022

  • Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life by Mikael Andersson is published by Park Books, £ 100. To support The Guardian and Observer, order your copy at guardianbookshop.com. Delivery charges may apply

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Art SoFo returns to present art, music and architecture https://momentodada.com/art-sofo-returns-to-present-art-music-and-architecture/ https://momentodada.com/art-sofo-returns-to-present-art-music-and-architecture/#respond Sat, 02 Oct 2021 00:04:39 +0000 https://momentodada.com/art-sofo-returns-to-present-art-music-and-architecture/ Many of the original artists are returning and other local artists will participate. To exploreOhio lawmakers miss the deadline to draw new congressional districts. And after? Inspired by the neighborhood of South Fountain Ave. Fleming and her husband Nate live, it is a chance for art and architecture to complement each other. The South Fountain […]]]>

Many of the original artists are returning and other local artists will participate.

To exploreOhio lawmakers miss the deadline to draw new congressional districts. And after?

Inspired by the neighborhood of South Fountain Ave. Fleming and her husband Nate live, it is a chance for art and architecture to complement each other. The South Fountain Tour of Homes has been a popular event there for years, but has not been held recently due to the pandemic.

In its place, self-guided walking tours of some of the houses, outdoors only, will be part of Art SoFo, giving a taste of what this event has to offer.

“There’s something charming about seeing these artists nestled in Victorian homes, it’s a very quaint picture,” Fleming said. “Architecture as a medium of art can be breathtaking. “

Visitors can also be part of the artistic experience. In collaboration with Springfield Promise Neighborhood and the Springfield Museum of Art, there will be a community art project in which participants will paint four-by-eight sheets of plywood that will be used to board abandoned homes.

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Speaking to other organizations, Fleming found that they had similar ideas and that a natural partnership that benefited the community was formed.

“Anyone can do it. You just put paint on a board and it will add a level of visual interest, ”Fleming said. “An event is not just a day, but connects the community to art.

Art SoFo will be complemented by four live musical performances and food and juice trucks.

While Fleming wants Art SoFo to be an annual event, she plans to develop it piece by piece into something people look forward to for what it offers and will add.

“We want to make every piece well rather than making a volume of it to make it a beautiful event,” she said.

Free parking will be available at the Rocking Horse Center.

To exploreA 15-year-old bullet killed in an alleged theft in Springfield; Multiple in police custody after prosecution

HOW TO GET THERE

What: Art SoFo

Where: South Fountain Historic District, Block 600-800, Springfield

When: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday

Admission fee

More info: www.facebook.com/ARTSOFO

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Artists bring activism in and beyond gallery spaces https://momentodada.com/artists-bring-activism-in-and-beyond-gallery-spaces/ https://momentodada.com/artists-bring-activism-in-and-beyond-gallery-spaces/#respond Fri, 01 Oct 2021 14:08:22 +0000 https://momentodada.com/artists-bring-activism-in-and-beyond-gallery-spaces/ One of the most iconic ancestors of today’s activist art collectives is the Guerrilla Girls, who were born in 1985 amid frustration with the commercialism of art. The Guerrilla Girls, who wear gorilla masks and use the names of deceased artists as war names, targeted onlookers in public with posters and slogans that questioned the […]]]>

One of the most iconic ancestors of today’s activist art collectives is the Guerrilla Girls, who were born in 1985 amid frustration with the commercialism of art. The Guerrilla Girls, who wear gorilla masks and use the names of deceased artists as war names, targeted onlookers in public with posters and slogans that questioned the status quo using language borrowed from advertising . “Do women have to be naked to enter the Met Museum?” Asked a 1989 poster, alongside a graphic of an odalisque wearing a gorilla mask, noting in the text that while less than 5% of the artists in the Modern section were female, 85% of the nudes were female. women. Then as now, critics of these movements suggested that there was some hypocrisy, as many artists involved in institutional criticism funded and exhibited their work in these same institutions. But that was, according to the artists, always the goal: rather than purifying the world of art, it is a question of freeing it.

“We always do street posters and banners denouncing museums, but we also say them directly on their own walls,” Käthe Kollwitz, longtime Guerrilla Girls member, wrote to me in an email (her name is a pseudonym). Their latest project, “The Male Graze” (2021), is a series of billboards that reveal a history of exploitative behavior by male artists. Their focus remains largely unchanged: “We say to all who care about art: ‘Don’t let museums reduce art to the small number of artists who have won a popularity contest among the big dealers, curators and collectors, ”writes Kollwitz. . “Unless institutions present art as diverse as the cultures they represent, they don’t show the history of art, they only preserve the history of wealth and power.

Revolutions, like art, begin as works of the imagination: a reshaping of the world in a new image. Nitasha Dhillon, co-founder, with Amin Husain, of Decolonize This Place, refers me to a 1941 essay by surrealist theorist Suzanne Césaire, in which she envisions a “realm of the strange, the wonderful and the fantastic.” … Here is the poet, the painter and the artist, presiding over the metamorphoses and the inversion of the world under the sign of hallucinations and madness. We can all agree that the world has gone mad; Can the art of calculus and trauma show us a way forward?

The point is, there is no plan for decolonization; nothing that involves people working together for greater justice is particularly utopian or wonderful. There will always be disagreements, imperfections, more to learn, more work to do. This kind of art is nothing if not an effort; it comes at a personal cost. And so, while groups like Forensic Architecture and Decolonize This Place have already had their proven success – in courts, in art spaces – I can’t help but think it’s the least measurable impact. who might, in the end, be the most powerful, as models of cooperation and correction in a cynical, self-serving and often violent world. If nationalism and greed are transferable on a global scale, then perhaps idealism is too. Responsibility, in the end, means paying attention to the suffering that pays the bill for our way of life, our comfort, and even our beauty. The fear of being canceled is, after all, the fear of facing these harsh truths and being found an accomplice. The question, perhaps, has never really been whether or not art can heal us, but rather to what extent we have the courage to heal ourselves.

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UT Architecture Fellowship Explores Race in Spaces: Environmental Psychologist Todd Brown to Facilitate Design for Inclusion Workshops – News https://momentodada.com/ut-architecture-fellowship-explores-race-in-spaces-environmental-psychologist-todd-brown-to-facilitate-design-for-inclusion-workshops-news/ https://momentodada.com/ut-architecture-fellowship-explores-race-in-spaces-environmental-psychologist-todd-brown-to-facilitate-design-for-inclusion-workshops-news/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 21:19:35 +0000 https://momentodada.com/ut-architecture-fellowship-explores-race-in-spaces-environmental-psychologist-todd-brown-to-facilitate-design-for-inclusion-workshops-news/ Todd Brown (Photo by Jana Birchum) In the fall of last year, the daily meme circulating on Twitter was “gentrification police“, the universally recognizable sans serif of house numbers in an evolving neighborhood. This immediate association evoked from such a simple visual cue – rich white newcomers in pristine Range Rovers – is called a” […]]]>

Todd Brown (Photo by Jana Birchum)

In the fall of last year, the daily meme circulating on Twitter was “gentrification police“, the universally recognizable sans serif of house numbers in an evolving neighborhood. This immediate association evoked from such a simple visual cue – rich white newcomers in pristine Range Rovers – is called a” socio-spatial fantasy “, and it is at the center of the environmental psychologist Todd Brown, the sixth recipient of UT-Austin School of Architecture‘s Race and gender scholarship in the built environment.

As part of the scholarship, Brown, who holds degrees in architecture and public health, will teach a series of workshops for landscape architects, interior designers, city planners, and more.Designing for inclusion and socioracial sustainability“this semester, during which he will apply a social and environmental justice perspective to existing projects. The scholarship was created in the fall of 2016, with the aim of” supporting the development of future researchers whose work focuses on relationships and the intersections of race, gender and the built environment “- intersections that are central to Brown’s interdisciplinary approach.

Environmental psychology, he explains, explores the psychosocial relationship between people and the environment, with the environment being a tangible space – a building, a neighborhood, or a park – or even something as amorphous as social media. He hopes to teach aspiring architects new approaches to development that foster a sense of inclusion. “Instead of gentrification, it is community improvement that gives residents some type of property in the redevelopment process.”

Brown’s thesis at the New York City University Graduate Center, in which he interviewed Harlem residents about their relationship to the neighborhood, found that small environmental clues – the size of the windows in a brownstone, or whether the trash is stowed away or scattered – invoke powerful hypotheses about race, the sex, health and politics of a community. In some of his interviews, older residents recalled how different access to public parks was 20 to 30 years ago. “They said to me, ‘This door was open 24 hours a day, but then they welded it. “For them it was a sign of gentrification, because now, like access to [the park] is restricted, yes it is still a public park, but it has become privatized to some extent. … For the safety of the new residents, they try to remove these “unwanted elements”. “

Architects can play a role in strengthening or mitigating this feeling of exclusion. When designing affordable housing, for example, balconies in market-rate units and not in affordable units may give residents the impression that they “don’t have a sense of ownership or accessibility with. where they live, “said Brown,” just by access to individual green space or lack thereof. ” Conversely, in neighborhoods that are gentrifying, “luxury buildings become like fortified fortresses with security features, and the building clearly cries out:” It’s not for the people of this neighborhood. ” This stuff can signal negatively to people in the community. “

Brown’s goal is to design for inclusion, because “historically we have always been kind of trained to view the user of architecture as a valid, privileged white man. A 60-year-old black woman to low income can fit into a space and perceive it much differently. ” He recognizes that architects do not control rents and that there are other exclusionary systems. “But I think the architect’s job is to stand up for the community in which he designs.… It’s a good step in the right direction when you start to consider a diversity of different users and different experiences. is what I hope to bring to the table. “

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RISD Interior Architecture Graduate Students Use Principles of Adaptive Reuse and Immersive 3D Experience to Reinvent a More Accessible Pell Bridge | Characteristics https://momentodada.com/risd-interior-architecture-graduate-students-use-principles-of-adaptive-reuse-and-immersive-3d-experience-to-reinvent-a-more-accessible-pell-bridge-characteristics/ https://momentodada.com/risd-interior-architecture-graduate-students-use-principles-of-adaptive-reuse-and-immersive-3d-experience-to-reinvent-a-more-accessible-pell-bridge-characteristics/#respond Thu, 30 Sep 2021 12:13:01 +0000 https://momentodada.com/risd-interior-architecture-graduate-students-use-principles-of-adaptive-reuse-and-immersive-3d-experience-to-reinvent-a-more-accessible-pell-bridge-characteristics/ “Crossing the Pell” – The students started by creating a 3D model of the structure of the existing bridge. Photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH / Courtesy of RISD INT | Ar The arguments for increased accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists are a hot topic. While public access and mobility in urban landscapes also […]]]>

“Crossing the Pell” – The students started by creating a 3D model of the structure of the existing bridge. Photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH / Courtesy of RISD INT | Ar

The arguments for increased accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists are a hot topic. While public access and mobility in urban landscapes also involve factors related to public policies and town planning, eight interior design students from RISD (RISD Int | AR) were faced with the challenge of ” discuss ways to improve an iconic Rhode Island bridge.

For their “Crossing the Pell” project, a group of graduate students developed a design proposal that draws attention to the pedestrian and cycling routes to Pell Bridge, an iconic suspension bridge connecting Newport and Jamestown, RI.

“Crossing the Pell” is just one of many projects produced by students of RISD’s Int | AR program that aims to elevate the use and application of adaptive reuse techniques and community engagement. To learn more about this work, Archinect explores the project and the immersive in-person exhibit that took place in August.

* The RISD Interior Architecture Department’s Adaptive Reuse Masters Program is a one-year post-professional degree that allows architects to focus on the reuse of structures. The Spring Adaptive Reuse Studio and the associated Adaptive Reuse Seminar are the highlight of the program.

This year’s Crossing the Pell studio is co-taught by Michael Grugl, Andrew Hartness, Wolfgang Rudorf and Liliane Wong.

An immersive exhibit showcasing the work of RISD interior architecture students features innovative designs for adding pedestrian and cycle lanes to the iconic Pell Bridge. Image by Jo Sittenfeld / Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Our goal was to help acclimatize the audience to something new by using virtual reality to create an immersive 3D experience. -Lillian Wong

Pell Bridge. Image © Timothy Burling via Flickr

The iconic bridge was completed in 1969 and renamed Claiborne Pell Bridge in honor of longtime Rhode Island State Senator Claiborne de Borda Pell. The massive steel-framed suspension of the bridge, which connects Jamestown and Newport, is 2.1 miles long and rises to a peak that reaches 400 feet above the water. This structural feat allowed Navy aircraft carriers to pass under the platform below. It also allowed motorists crossing the bridge to enjoy a wonderful view of Narragansett Bay.

However, on the bridge’s 50th anniversary, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and other local government leaders asked if access to the bridge could be improved not only for pedestrians and cyclists, but by diverting access. on the Newport side of the bridge.

Image by Jo Sittenfeld / Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

This investigation led Lillian Wong, RISD Int | The AR department head and graduate studio instructor, to challenge her students and their real-life adaptive reuse applications. “Proposing a change to an icon like the Pell Bridge is difficult,” she explained. “Our goal was to help the audience acclimatize to something new by using virtual reality to create an immersive 3D experience.” With the guidance of Professor Wong, along with faculty members Michael Grugl, Andrew Hartness and Wolfgang Rudorf, eight graduate students have developed a way to cope with these changes.

A bridge of possibilities

“Conductivity” by Demi Okunfulure + Mohan Wang. Image courtesy of RISD Int | AR

“The Net: Weaving Daily Lives” by Nupoor Maduskar and Yu Xiao. Image courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Eight students graduating from the masters and masters program at RISD formed two interdisciplinary teams that helped develop design strategies that not only provided increased access and usability, but also implemented improved public spaces. To do this, the students addressed several factors. From wind conditions, sea level rise, and feasible building materials, students developed a comprehensive design strategy to address a design that incorporates social equity, feasibility, and responsible environmental impacts.

Students Demi Okunfulure and Mohan Wang proposed a system that “would harness solar and wind energy via photovoltaic and piezoelectric components to power bridge lights as well as 275 homes.” They explained that this method was a “holistic approach to the future of bridge design that captures energy through infrastructure”.

“Inhabited Bridge” by Sofia Paez and Shuyi Guan. Image courtesy of RISD Int | AR

“Everyone’s a Scene” by Saira Margarita P. Nepomuceno and Seung Hwan Oh. Image courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Students Nupoor Maduskar and Yu Xiao focused on the region’s historic fisheries. They developed the idea of ​​creating a floating fish market and a series of “floating eco-islands along the span that would create new habitats for fish and stimulate a new type of fishing tourism. The project pays homage to to the state’s fishing economy by incorporating an architectural vocabulary of nets that play with natural elements such as light, wind and gravity. ”

Hoping to boost the local economy, students Saira Margarita Paz Nepomuceno and Seung Hwan Oh come up with a tourism-focused design strategy that includes a visitor center, “mooring points for sailboats and a spectacular open-air theater on the deck visible from a new amphitheater. ” At the same time, students Sofia Paez and Shuyi Guan approached high winds with “a closed 3D printed structure of carbon fiber and wrapped in a translucent composite membrane”.

Experience change through an immersive exhibition

Immersive cycling experience using virtual reality to help preview the students’ design proposal for the Pell Bridge. Image by Jo Sittenfeld / Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Image by Jo Sittenfeld / Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Last May, the design studio presented its proposed design ideas to the Whitehouse team in an immersive experience using cardboard VR glasses and Pano software. This overview of the bridge’s design possibilities enabled the students to receive funding from the Champlin Foundation. This funding allowed the studio to showcase their work and in an immersive exhibition in August.

The chair of the department and Professor Lilliane Wong present at the “Crossing the Pell” exhibition held at the Sol Koffler gallery of graduate students of RISD. Image by Jo Sittenfeld / Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

Graduate students Shuyi Guan MLA 22, Nupoor Maduskar MA 21, Saira Margarita Paz Nepomuceno MA 21, Seung Hwan Oh MLA 22, Demi Okunfulure MA 21, Sofia Paez MA 21, Mohan Wang MLA 22 and Xiao MLA 22 standing with Lilliane Wong and the professors members Michael Grugl, Andrew Hartness and Wolfgang Rudorf. Courtesy of RISD Int | AR

“Whatever the long-term outcome of their proposals, I couldn’t be more proud of the students in this class,” Wong said, discussing the exhibit and its community reception. The aim of the exhibit was to provide local citizens and government leaders with details and visual resources where proposed design elements could be considered and implemented. “As the culminating learning experience of a post-professional program, the studio supports RISD’s commitment to sustainability – a pillar of our strategic plan – and has driven them to consider life parameters. real such as communities divided by economic disparities, the threat of sea level rise and the positive and negative effects of tourism on the city. These are exactly the types of problems that successful professionals face in practice. ”

To learn more about RISD’s Int | AR program and offerings, click here.

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