renovation

Cooper-Hewitt's RE:DESIGN


RE:DESIGN, 2011, Capital Campaign, renovation, construction, Carnegie mansion, Miller-Fox townhouses, adaptation, 21st century

Redesigning Cooper-Hewitt: Drawings by Polshek & Partners Architects


A display of architectural floor plans, renderings, and illustrations of the renovations for the Mansion and houses designed by James Polshek and Partners. The first phase of the renovation updated the ground floor galleries, and the second phase includes the opening of a design resource center, which scheduled to be completed in time for the Museum’s Centennial Celebration in the fall of 1997.
renovation, Architecture, architectural drawings, Carnegie mansion, exhibitions

Pure Blend / Puras Misturi


Centrally located in the Ibirapuera city park the city government has established a new Brazilian Cultures Hall (Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras). I visited the space in April, a week before the installation began, and was entranced not only this new design collection, but also by the architecture. 
Brazil, Brasil, popular design, artifacts, resourcefulness, Puras Misturi, Pure Blend, Exhibition, Museu da Casa Brasileira, Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras, Brazilian Cultures Hall, Ibirapuera, Oscar Niemeyer, architect, building, renovation, crafts, artisans, Lina Bardi, Carlos Motta, cultural, indigenous, diversity, Adélia Borges, curator, Brazilian Design Biennial, Bienal Brasileira de Design, 2010, Curitiba

A Car in the House


The poster on the fence outside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum showed a photograph of the Tata Nano with the caption “actual size.” That didn’t mean that it was easy to install for display in the museum, as you can see from this little movie (filmed by our media makers Shamus Adams and Alex Tibbets).
Tata Nano, car, automobile, vehicle, India, Display, film, RE:DESIGN, renovation, gallery, Exhibition, space, elevator

2009 Design Patron


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has been selected the winner of the 2009 Design Patron Award. Mr. Levy is being recognized for his design stewardship of the Lincoln Center campus renovation project.
Design Patron Award, 2009, winner, Reynold Levy, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, campus, renovation, public spaces, accessibility, openness, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Tod Williams Billie Tsien, National Design Award, winners, Alice Tully Hall, rave reviews, gala, Ciprianis, White House, ceremony, Washington, DC

Cooper-Hewitt's New Acting Director


As you may know, Paul Warwick Thompson, the Museum’s director of eight years, has resigned to accept the position of rector of the Royal College of Art in London. Starting July 13th, I will serve as acting director of the museum while a ten-member committee, of which I am a part, searches for a permanent director.
Caroline Baumann, Acting Director, museum, Paul Warwick Thompson, Director, Royal College of Art, search committee, RE:DESIGN, renovation, reconfiguration, endowment, increase, Miller/Fox, townhouses, programming