Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rem Koolhaas and his team presented the design for Milstein Hall, the newest building of the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP). Groundbreaking for the 43,000-square-foot Milstein Hall will take place in 2007 directly behind Sibley Hall and adjacent to the Foundry and Rand Hall.
The new building will offer a vibrant and flexible public space, with studios, library, presentation and exhibition areas, a lobby and an auditorium/boardroom. Milstein Hall will facilitate collaboration between the departments in the already existing buildings.
Koolhaas will lead the project along with OMA Associate Shohei Shigematsu.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Loft Project in Jersey City, N.J.

Rem Koolhaas intends to design a 1.3 million square feet building near the waterfront, which will include 710 condominium units, and 120 "work-live units", some of which will be offered to artists at below-market rate. The plan calls for 16,000 square feet of gallery space and about 52,000 square feet for retail businesses.
Whether the existing 13-block warehouse district will be incorporated, used partially, or torn down remains to be seen.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Alexander Kluge

Mark your calendars for another interesting TIME OUT PARK NIGHT at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.
On Friday 22 September, at 7p.m. you'll have a rare chance to see a special selection of films by the celebrated experimental German filmmaker Alexander Kluge.
Introduction by: Alexander Kluge, Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Minutenfilme, 6:30 Min.
Der flexible Unternehmer / Tiermehlfabrikant Fred Eicke weiß Auswege, 15 Min.
Die Liebe stört der kalte Tod / Balladen-Magazin Nr. 9, 24 Min.
Wer immer hofft stirbt singend / Wieso aktuelle Schrecken trösten können,15 Min.
Eine Frau wie ein Vulkan / Das Finale I in Bellinis Meisterwerk NORMA, 15 Min.
Als Offizier und Philosoph / Eberhard von Erbst, Nietzsche-Forscher und Major, vor Verdun, 24 Min.

Check the weather forecast, put on your walking shoes and bring your umbrella, if only to keep the rain away, for artist Olivia Plender does it again with "In Search of the New Republic" (or the Tables Turned) an evening lecture and guided tour around the esoteric societies based in South Kensington.
Plender did it before with "A Gathering of Merrie Campers - Coniston Old Hall Campsite, Cumbria." A project with Grizedale Arts, 2005

For more information and tickets visit Time Out Park Nights or the Gallery Lobby Desk 020 7402 6075

For more information and tickets visit Time Out Park Nights or the Gallery Lobby Desk 020 7402 6075

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Serpentine Gallery hosts Domus Night: House of Cards

In this month's issue Domus published a reprint of influential Italian designer Enzo MariI's architectural card game LIVING, which was first published in 1976.

Join Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Enzo Mari, Julia Peyton-Jones, members of graphic design studio Abake and other special guests as they play the card game to celebrate thirty years of LIVING.

Friday 15 September, 7p.m. Serpentine Pavilion

The same evening architect Joseph Grima and curator Kayoko Ota will present the Domus archival project Metabolism: Portrait of a Movement. This presentation will include interviews with the key protagonists of this Japanese architectural movement.

Tickets: £5 (£3)
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