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Henry Muñoz III – Summer Design Institute 2006 pt.7
Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
Henry Muñoz III – Summer Design Institute 2006 pt.5
Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
Henry Muñoz III – Summer Design Institute 2006 pt.6
Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
Object of the Month: Design for Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
This drawing was architect Rafael Viñoly’s presentation concept sketch for Verizon Hall, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as it appears from the west. Watercolors are an integral part of Viñoly’s working process, used in the early design stages to formalize his organizing concepts. Following the watercolors, more precise drawings present the actual resolution of the...
Bill’s Design Talks: Annabelle Selldorf
Annabelle Selldorf established her practice in New York in 1988, and has acquired an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context, thoughtful in execution, and timeless. Her designs garner high praise for their subtlety and melding of Modernism with exquisite—but not precious—detail. Her current project, the Sunset Park Material Recycling Facility, is eagerly...
Celebrating Oscar Niemeyer
A celebration honoring Oscar Niemeyer, one of the designers of the original United Nations building. To celebrate the 104th birthday of architect Oscar Niemeyer, please join us for a panel discussion about the changing face of New York architecture in the last sixty years; specifically, the intended meaning, and the public’s interaction with buildings such...
Collection Spotlight: Whitney Warren
Whitney Warren (American, 1864–1943). Tile Floor, Diane de Poitiers Bedroom, Château de Chaumont, June 12, 1888. Brush and watercolor, graphite on off-white wove paper tipped into binding with fabric, 12 5/8 × 9 3/4 in. (320 × 248 mm), irregular. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Mrs. William Greenough, 1943-51-216 Cooper-Hewitt’s Drawings, Prints,...
Designing the Modern Kids’ Rooms with Cookie Magazine (Pt2 of 2)
Cookie Magazine, the stylish parenting magazine for the new mom and dad, fills its pages and website with gorgeous, fanciful, and delightful examples of kids’ rooms. Join Cookie Home Editor, Kiera Coffee, for a presentation by selected kids’ room designers including Adam Weintraub and Mishi Hosono from KOKO Architecture, Jennifer Ward from MINOR DETAILS, and...
Groundbreaking – The Past as Inspiration
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer;...