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What’s Happening This Week 2.16.09

A round up of this week’s events, openings and last chance warnings on exhibits that are closing.

Monday:

What: Lecture by Gregg Pasquarelli / SHoP
When: Monday, February 16, 7:00pm
Where: Timken Lecture Hall, CCA
San Francisco, CA
Why: Gregg Pasquarelli cofounded SHoP Architects in 1997 and has lectured, exhibited, and published internationally. He serves on the board of directors for the Architectural League of New York and is a young leader’s fellow of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. SHoP takes a holistic approach to architecture, considering not only the site but also its larger cultural and economic environment.

What: From Book to Buildings: Neville Mars
When: Monday, February 16, 7:00pm
Where: Southern California Institute of Architecture
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
960 East 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday:

What: PEG office of landscape + architecture: Karen M’Closkey
When: Wendesday, February 18, 6:00pm
Where: Temple University
Engineering and Architecture Building
1947 North 12th St., Room 126
Philadelphia, PA

What: Daniel Libeskind Book Signing
When: Wendesday, Ferbuary 18, 7:00pm
Where: The Strand Bookstore
New York, NY
Why: Architect Daniel Libeskind will be speaking about his new book Counterpoint at Strand Bookstore. After the presentation guests will be invited to meet Libeskind and get their books signed.

Thursday:

What: The Strategic Sellout and the Virtues of Risk: Liza Fior, Kahn Visting Assistant Professor
When: Thursday, February 19, 6:15pm
Where: Yale School of Architecture
180 York St
New Haven, CT

What: Slenderness: New York/Hong Kong: Frank Lupo, John Cetra, Ismael Leyva, et al.
When: Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm
Where: Steelcase Showroom
4 Columbus Circle
New York, NY

What: Steven Holl Presents: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
When: Thursday, February 19, 6:30pm-9:00pm
Where: Center for Architecture
New York, NY
Why: Steven Holl has just completed a museum considered the apex of his 33-year career – the Bloch Building for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Here Holl designed a linear series of subterranean galleries from which luminous, sculptural shards of channel glass, which he calls “lenses,” emerge from the earth along the eastern edge of the original, 1933 Beaux-Arts museum. In this enlightening visit, Holl takes us through the galleries where contemporary art is displayed beneath curving vaults admitting daylight, a tour effectively demonstrating the convergence of space, time, and architecture.

What: Surface Fabrication & Design Expo
When: Thursday, February 19 – Saturday, February 21
Where: Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Why: The only international trade event primarily focused on the Countertop surface industry. The event provides fabricators, designers, architects, specifiers, and other surface professionals the opportunity to gain the education, product knowledge and contacts necessary to stay competitive in this ever-evolving industry.

Saturday:

What: Suzanne Tick’s Refuse DC
When: Saturday, February 21, 11:00am-1:30pm
Where: Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY
Why: Refuse DC is a project that explores everyday debris we live with from the dry cleaners. The transformation of plastic, wire, paper and cardboard tubes into woven structures is both constructive and beautiful. Tick will be hosting a weaving demonstration and talk about her art structures, design process and various sources of inspiration.

What: Compostmodern 09
When: Saturday, February 21
Where: San Francisco, CA
Why: Compostmodern will explore how sustainable solutions converge as design, ecology, social activism, business, and economics intersect. Speakers include Eames Demetrios of Eames Office, Saul Griffith of Makani Power, Allan Chochinov of Core 77, climate strategist Michel Gelobter, John Bielenberg and Pam Dorr of Project M and the HERO Housing Resource in Alabama, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design, and Autodesk Sustainable Design Program Manager Dawn Danby. GreenBiz editor and sustainability author Joel Makower will reprise his role as emcee.

Sunday:

What: Paris/New York: Design Fashion Culture 1925-1940
When: Through Sunday, February 22
Where: Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY
Why: This exhibition explores architecture, design, film, fashion, and the performing arts. Styles from Art Deco to neo-romanticism will be examined along with the work of such legendary figures as Helena Rubinstein, Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali¬¬, and Josephine Baker, and lesser-known figures such as costume and set designer Pavel Tchelitchew. The exhibition brings together never-before-exhibited drawings, furnishings, decorative objects, costumes, photographs, posters, and films.

What: In Practice Exhibition
When: Through Sunday, February 22
Where: The Architecture Center
Bristol, UK
Why: Bristol and Bath have the second highest population of architects in the country, with a huge range of practices working to wide and varied philosophies. The centre presents RIBA Bristol and Bath and the Bristol Society of Architects annual exhibition.

What: Modern Masters
When: Sunday, February 22
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown
1100 and 1001 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA

What: Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or
When: Sunday, February 22
Where: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY

Posted February 16th, 2009 by xhtmlized


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