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Uncategorized Archives - Page 2 of 9 - Louise Braverman, Architect

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Sep

Louise and Sarah Goldhagen Chat with Mildred Schmertz at Architectural Record’s 125th Anniversary Gala

  • By Louise Braverman

It was a lovely evening at Architectural Record’s 125th Anniversary Gala. What was really memorable was Louise’s conversation with architectural critic, Sarah Goldhagen and Mildred Schmertz, an early editor-in-chief of Architectural Record. Mildred discussed in detail the early days of the magazine.

08

Jun

Inexhibit Magazine features article on our “Active Voice” Installation at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

  • By Louise Braverman

We are thrilled to have our 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale installation “Active Voice” published by Inexhibit magazine.

Taking into consideration the particulars of time and place, architects today must engage in active conversations with communities to help give definition to their existence. “Active Voice”, our installation at the “Time Space Existence” exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is a snapshot of one such conversation. We engaged in a six-year dialogue that produced a series of architectural projects, including prefabricated classroom “buildings” that were integral to the creation of the Staten Island Community Charter School. Families of 86% of the students in the school live below the poverty line.

Check out the article here, and the full video of our installation here!

20

May

We’re heading off to Venice to set up our installation at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale!

  • By Louise Braverman

We will be installing our exhibit at Palazzo Bembo for the Global Art Affairs “Time Space Existence” Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Responding to the curatorial focus, “Reporting From the Front”, a three dimensional video architectural exploration seen through the lens of two neighborhood grandmothers who established the school is at the core of the exhibit. The installation is composed of an integrated video display on four planes, three walls and a horizontal platform, that together describe the ongoing collaborative design process that resulted in formal and informal learning spaces for the growing number of students.

The architectural task was multifaceted. It included an ongoing search for a site for a new building resulting in multiple investigations of possible parcels of open land as well as potential unused buildings, such as a manufacturing warehouse and an abandoned nunnery, which could be re-purposed into a new school campus. Simultaneously yearly renovations and re-designs of the existing school classrooms and public space were part of the scope of work. The latest project is the design of adaptable, pre-fabricated, “classroom buildings” suitable for small or large group learning that are located within the existing school gymnasium. This series of incremental architectural projects together strive to create an inclusive educational public domain for the students, educators and community.

07

May

Louise joins jury to select Northeast Chapter Fellows for an exciting residency at the Civita Institute

  • By Louise Braverman

What a wonderful prize to live and work for one or two months in this exquisite hill-town retreat of Civita di Bagnoregio, which seems hewn right from the rock on which it rests. Louise spent a delightful afternoon with fellow jurors selecting architects and artists to immerse themselves in the Italian hill-town culture in order to create a thoughtful project that will result from this unique experience.

Check out the Civita website for the announcement of winners.

10

Dec

Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso featured in the latest issue of ARQA Magazine!

  • By Louise Braverman

Our beautiful art museum in Boticas was recently profiled in ARQA‘s “Portugal Internacional” issue, which celebrated international architects who have recently completed projects in Portugal. The 8-page spread on Centro de Artes Nadir Afonso includes photographs, drawings and diagrams that outline the arc of the project from start to finish. Check it out!

17

Oct

A lively discussion at the first Chicago Architecture Biennale

  • By Louise Braverman

Louise was delighted to participate in a thoughtful discussion about the notion of inclusion in the field of architecture, viewed from an international perspective. Fellow panelists included: Farrokh Derakshani, Director, Ago Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland; Yasmeen Lari, Chair + CE, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan; Juan Moreno, Principal, Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects, Chicago, IL, USA; Brigitte Shim, Principal, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto, Canada; and Yasmin Vobis, Principal, Ultramoderne, Providence, RI, USA.

07

Oct

We are thrilled to be selected for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program

  • By Louise Braverman

We are delighted to have been asked to join the inaugural pool of designers selected for Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program. Walton Family Foundation Home Region Program Director Karen Minkel says “our extensive review process, led by reputable industry professionals, will give our grantees access to high-caliber design that meets the needs of these public-use buildings and enhances Northwest Arkansas’ urban fabric.” We hope to make a meaningful contribution to the Bentonville Arkansas Community.

Click here for more information.

07

Jul

We are proud to be a part of a substantial group of architects documented in Thirty Years of Emerging Voices

  • By Louise Braverman

Having been a recipient of the Architectural League Emerging Voice Award, we were delighted to be included in their critical book Thirty Years of Emerging Voices. The book documents “a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices documents and critically assesses the first three decades of the League’s Emerging Voices program.”

Click here for details.

 

29

Jun

Lecture at the Plan Magazine Perspective USA 2015

  • By Louise Braverman

Speaking to an enlightened group of architects, critics and thought leaders, Louise discussed our architectural approach of “Art + Conscience”. She showed a series of local and global projects from all segments of society that shared a commonality of the intersection of inventive aesthetics and community concern.

Click here for more information!

10

Mar

Thoughtful discussion about our VHW Staff Housing Project at the AIANY Design Awards Jury Symposium

  • By admin

The Center for Architecture was abuzz last night with perceptive comments about the winners of the 2015 AIANY Design Awards. We are delighted that our project, Village Health Works Staff Housing, was part of the conversation.

Click here for list of winners.