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Channelling the Light

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Announcing the Winnipeg Architecture and Design Film Festival April 15-19

Calling all Winnipeg movie buffs and design enthusiasts! The fourth annual Archi...

Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

Drawing from Practice by J. Michael Welton explores and illuminates the ways tha...

Rick Bell, FAIA Resigns as Executive Director of AIA New York

News broke this morning, 27 March, that Rick Bell, FAIA has resigned as the Exec...
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Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots 

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18.01.2015 

City Hotels 

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14.03.2015 

Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty 

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02.04.2015 

1•Lectures, Arcam & Academy of Architecture 

1•Lectures is a new series of architecture lectures organised by the Amsterdam Academy of   ...read more

Corning Museum Opens New Contemporary Wing
The world’s foremost museum devoted to glass has opened a new, light-filled museum building designed by New York architect Thomas Phifer and Partners. Dedicated to the display of contemporary art and design in glass, the $64m expansion creates 26,000 square feet of galleries and a 500-seat glassblowing demonstration venue set within the adjacent Steuben Glass Factory, also reimagined by Phifer.    For the wing’s design, Phifer drew inspiration from the iconic Alvar Aalto Savoy vase. When exposed to sunshine, the vase “exploded in light,”said Phifer. It was this magical quality of glass that the architect sought to capture in the new wing. The building is a sponge for light, soaking it up from every nook and cranny, from its white glass curtainwall to its rooftop skylights. As light enters the building’s interior, it is bounced off galleries’

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