Tag: Architecture

Exhibition Opening at Olana, ‘In Frederic Church’s Ombra’, May 12

Screen Shot 2019-05-05 at 7.52.13 PMIn Frederic Church’s Ombra: Design in Conversation with Nature” showcases multimedia design concepts and installations, developed by leading architects and select artists. As Guest Curator, Barry Bergdoll (of Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art) invited a group of today’s most exploratory architects to respond to the transitional outdoor rooms at Olana that are so essential to the original 19th century design of Olana’s Main House. These architects were asked to examine assumptions about the relationship of architecture and landscape at Olana, as well as to explore the Main House’s transition to the surrounding natural environment, particularly in our time of climactic and environmental change. The resulting exhibition combines hand-drawn sketches, painted renderings, three-dimensional models, and video and computer animations.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, May 12, – November 3, 2019

LOCATION:
Olana
5720 New York 9G
Hudson, NY 12534

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Winter Architecture Exhibitions Opening at Art Omi

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Opening this weekend at Art OmiEXIT Architecture: Speculations for the Hereafter, and InConstruction: Hariri + Hariri, the inaugural exhibition in this new series focusing on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects presented publicly for the first time. EXIT Architecture is a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all its potential architectural and design forms, and new ways of marking our exit, and was curated by Warren James, and Julia van den Hout + Kyle May.

Refreshments will be served, with remarks from the exhibiting architects, curators, and Warren James, Director of Art Omi: Architecture.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, January 12, 2019: 2 – 4 pm

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center – Benenson Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Omi International Arts Center – Fall Architecture Opening, Oct 6

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Art Omi’s  2018 Fall Opening to inaugurate new works in the Benenson Center & and Architecture Field is this Saturday.

Art Omi: Architecture will open the exhibition OnSite: Karla Rothstein in the Kantor Lobby of the Benenson Visitors Center, along with the inauguration of three new pavilions in Architecture Field 01 by Vruti Desai + Avinash Sharma, Viola Ago + Hans Tursack, and Caroline O’Donnell + Martin Miller. The exhibiting architects and the Director of Art Omi: Architecture, Warren James, will give remarks in the Benenson Center at 4 p.m. Refreshments available.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 2 – 5pm

ADMISSION:
Free and open to the public

LOCATION:
Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075

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Architect Alex Schweder Returns to Architecture Fields at Art Omi

ReActor, 2016, Wood and concrete, 16’x44’x8′

Architect Alex Schweder returns to the Architecture Fields at Art Omi for a weekend performance in the spinning, tilting futuristic home ReActor.

ReActor is a 44-foot by 8-foot habitable sculpture that rotates 360-degrees atop a 15-foot concrete column in response to its inhabitants’ movements, exterior forces, and interior conditions, making visible the intimate relationship between architecture and its inhabitants. The work is a collaboration between Architect Alex Schweder and Artist Ward Shelley, and was erected in Architecture Field 01 at Art Omi in June 2016. Since its completion, the pair have inhabited ReActor over a series of three durational performances; during these occupations, onlookers are invited to observe and interact with the residents as they navigate the ever-shifting structure as it reacts to atmospheric conditions. Schweder has described their approach as “performance architecture,” stating that “Our relationship with our audiences is a bit different from many performance art works in that we have conversations about the work with them.”

– artomi.org

DATE/TIME:
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, June 8 – 10, 2018

LOCATION:
Architecture Omi Field 01
1405 County Rt. 22,
Ghent NY

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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Future Hudson: An Urban Designer’s Imaginings, What ifs, & Why Nots by Matthew Frederick

Join Hudson architect and bestselling author Matthew Frederick as he draws on principles from his new book, ‘101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School’, to explore how we might repair Hudson’s trouble spots and shape its future. The program will look at a redesigned waterfront, a rethought Second Ward, a revamped Seventh Street Park, a new home for Kite’s Nest, and even a dramatic new neighborhood with its own Main Street. A discussion and book signing will follow.

Hudson’s fortunes have improved greatly since the blight and disinvestment of the late 20th century. But what lies ahead for Hudson? Can better urban design shape it into a more equitable, livable city? Can the truck route problem be solved? Can Bliss Tower be better integrated into Hudson’s urban fabric? Can our parks become more proper public amenities? And if Hudson were to grow again—its current population is one-half its 1930 peak—how might this happen?

Matthew Frederick is an architect, urban designer, the author of the bestselling 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, and the creator of the 101 Things I Learned book series. His latest book, 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School, is out this month and will be available for sale after the program. He lives in the City of Hudson.

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, May 24 2018, at 6pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY

MORE:
The event is free and open to the public.
HudsonAreaLibrary.org
Tel: 518-828-1792

 

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