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The Impact of the “Happiness Industry” on Architecture

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture explores the measures of happiness and examines its impact on architecture. by Dima Stouhi Although The Architecture of Happiness did not gain momentum after its publication in the mid-2000s, the ideology of architecture...
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For Our Happy Life, a non-archival show at the Canadian Centre for Architecture on exhibit May 8 through October 13, the institution commissioned works from artists and architects like the Italian photographer Emanuela Meloni. Pictured: Meloni’s Buio, 2019. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture

How the “Happiness Industry” Is Changing Architecture

A new exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) explores the quantifying and ranking of happiness and probes its impact on architecture. Samuel Medina The Architecture of Happiness was a trite book published in the mid-2000s and mercifully forgotten. Our Happy...
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Robert Motherwell in his Provincetown studio, 1969, with Open No. 97: The Spanish House.© 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Robert Motherwell Found Unlikely Inspiration in Architecture

A new solo exhibition on the artist at Kasmin gallery in New York takes a second look at the Abstract Expressionist painter By Katherine McGrath As one of the founders of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Robert Motherwell was nothing if not ambitious. “It took a lot of...
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Cornell's Wasted: Design for the End of Material as We Know It symposium looked at construction without waste (Courtesy David Salomon)

Cornell symposium looks at architecture and construction post-waste

Wasted: Design for the End of Material as We Know It, a symposium at Cornell University, looked at construction without waste. By David Salomon Can you imagine a world without waste? A world where the leftovers of today are easily turned into a delicious dinner tomorrow? Can such...
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Harvard art museums “Verdure” (1950) by Herbert Bayer

Bowing to the Bauhaus when we all were Modern – The Boston Globe

The Bauhaus school proposed radical egalitarianism through design. For its centenary, a new show at Harvard suggests it had a ways to go. By Murray Whyte CAMBRIDGE — “Less is more, ” Mies van der Rohe, he of the towering, steel-ribbed black-glass boxes, once famously proclaimed,...
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Courtesy of The Mediated Matter Group From Cooper Hewitt: Neri Oxman’s Aguahoja, which exemplifies the National Design Award winner’s advancement of material ecology, a design approach that seeks to unify nature’s material intelligence with engineering, computation and digital fabrication. The project culminates in a pavilion made from 3D printed panels of plant cellulose and chitosan, a material made from the chitin present in invertebrate shells.

Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Design Interventions for Climate Change in a 2019 Triennial Exhibit

“Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” will be on view at the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, from May 10 until Jan. 20, 2020. By Katharine Keane As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new...
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Lucia Moholy, Bauhaus Masters Housing, Dessau,1925–26: Lucia Moholy and László Moholy-Nagy's Living Room, c. 1925. Gelatin silver print with gouache retouchings. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Ise Gropius. Photo: © Lucia Moholy Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Photo: Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Bauhaus’s Untold Impact on Everyday Design in America | Architectural Digest

At Harvard, a distinctive, lesser-known perspective on the style’s centennial This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus design school in Weimar, Germany, and tributes are being held globally. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Harvard Art Museums will...
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museo nacional del virreinato tepotzotlán V, 2015 all images © candida höfer, köln / VG bild-kunst, bonn | courtesy of sean kelly, new york

candida höfer’s architectural photography in mexico exhibits in new york

by kat barandy sean kelly will present a solo exhibition by german photographer candida höfer, known for her rigorously composed, large-scale color ‘portraits’ of architectural interiors. höfer’s upcoming exhibition features works drawn from her mexico series, which she undertook...
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Palace of Soviets Project, Mikhail Karasik. (Courtesy Getty Research Institute)

Getty Research Institute exhibition explores the meaning of monumentality

MONUMENTality, a forthcoming exhibition organized by the Getty Research Institute (GRI), is timely if nothing else and opens December 4. Antonio Pacheco MONUMENTality, a forthcoming exhibition organized by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) that aims to consider how the meanings...
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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture is now on view at the Center for Architecture in New York. (Erik Bardin)

Landmark exhibit explores the rise of hip-hop architecture

Now on view in New York through January 12, “Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture” unveils the work of 21 architects, professors, and students who have imagined architecture as a distinct part of hip-hop’s cultural expression. By Sydney Frankli...
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