All Exhibitions

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Representation's Ghost: Site Visits for Unbuilt Projects

November 15, 2012–January 21, 2013 Jenny French, recepient of the Julia Amory Appleton Fellowship in Architecture This is the story of the Grand Tour’s perversion, a story predicated on a simple question: How do you take a trip to see things that aren’t really there?…

exhibition dates: NOV 15, 2012 – JAN 21, 2013

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Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary

The drawing of a parallel between cartography and architecture is instructive. Each lies in the field of the practical arts; each is older than history; and each, since its beginnings, has been more or less under the control of its consumers. —Arthur H. Robinson, The Look…

exhibition dates: OCT 29, 2012 – JAN 1, 2013

Jill Desimini, Curator

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Cartographic Grounds: The Central Park Case Study

40.7820° N, 73.9660° W  Central Park, with its foundational history within American landscape architecture, has captured the imagination of cartographers, designers, artists, and writers alike. It is more widely referenced in art, film, and literature than any other American public space. This exhibit…

exhibition dates: NOV 2 – DEC 19, 2012

Jill Desimini, Curator

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Life Cycle Design

The built environment is not only the culprit of major energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide, its construction also uses up the majority of material resources of our planet. Yet we continue to evaluate building efficiency largely based on energy consumption, ignoring embodied energy, CO2…

exhibition dates: OCT 8 – NOV 11, 2012

Martin Bechthold, Curator

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KPF Winners/ Michael Smith and Arthur J. Liu

The KPF Traveling Fellowship is a student travel award sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). The aim of the award is to support emerging talent and encourage creative, new thinking and international research. This award allows any March I, March I AP or March…

exhibition dates: SEP 6 – NOV 11, 2012

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Metabolism

August 24, 2012–October 19, 2012 Ken Tadashi Oshima, guest curator  In conjunction with the exhibition Tectonic Visions Between Land and Sea: Works of Kiyonori Kikutake, Special Collections presents original documents highlighting the broader international context of Metabolism as an architectural movement and discourse intersecting…

exhibition dates: AUG 24 – OCT 19, 2012

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Tectonic Visions Between Land & Sea: Works of Kiyonori Kikutake

For more than half a century, visionary architect Kiyonori Kikutake (1928–2011) pursued Metabolic architecture, embracing forces of renewal, recycling, and transformation. Following the debut of his Sky House and Marine City at the 1959 C.I.A.M. (Congrès Internationale d’Architecture Moderne) Conference in Otterloo in the Netherlands,…

exhibition dates: AUG 24 – OCT 16, 2012

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In the Life of Cities

What is it that gives places their individual qualities and defines the life of a city? Architects and urbanists are accustomed to describing and creating the organizational structures, the layouts and physical attributes of our cities. But what are the relations between the design of…

exhibition dates: AUG 29 – SEP 30, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator

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Participation: Empowerment in Practice

Traditionally, decisions about design and planning have incorporated limited public input. This top-down process has been questioned at various times in the twentieth century through alternative participatory strategies. But the promise of participation has not been realized at a large scale. Now, at the beginning…

exhibition dates: APR 19 – JUL 24, 2012

Michael Hooper, Curator

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Hélène Binet: Encounters with Cities

“Every time I photograph a space there is a history, and often this history is connected to the city.” While busy photographing architecture over the past twenty-eight years, Hélène Binet (b. Sorengo, 1959) has unwittingly been encountering the cities in which the architecture is situated.

exhibition dates: MAR 5 – JUL 23, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator