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April 08, 2010

DCFA Celebrates The Art of Architecture Winners

Last night, the Center was packed with talented student artists and their supportive teachers and family members as we celebrated our exhibition The Art of Architecture. Entries were accepted from middle and high schools across North Texas and award winners selected by a jury made up of Amy Hofland, Director of the Crow Collection of Asian Art; Max Levy, FAIA; and Kevin Sloan, ASLA. The jury was impressed by the depth and breadth of the talent represented and found themselves giving several Honor Awards in particularly “loaded” categories.A full list of award winners is after the jump.

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April 05, 2010

Let's Start the Week Off Wright....

Sorry for the pun, but we're hopped up on sugar from our Easter baskets. This Monday edition focuses on a couple of Frank Lloyd Wright items.

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April 02, 2010

Friday Fun: Calatrava En Pointe

This doesn't meet our strict interpretation of Friday Fun...something truly quirky or bizarre. But we love the idea of architect Santiago Calatrava at the ballet. Here's more on his designs for the New York City Ballet.

April 01, 2010

Thursday News Roundup

Thursday News Roundup

Yesterday, our hands were full with one exhibition coming down, one going up (student work in The Art of Architecture…come check it out.) and the many scholarship applications coming through our doors at the last moment. So we didn’t have time for our regular Wednesday news roundup. But there’s plenty to talk about…even a day later. The Pritzker Prize—architecture’s biggie—was presented Sunday to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the Tokyo firm SANAA. Jump with us for reactions from around the world.

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March 29, 2010

A Jean Nouvel Update

A Jean Nouvel Update

A rash of news about Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel has us hitting our bookshelves and computers for a bit of background research. Nouvel’s perhaps most well-known work in the United States is the blue and boldly cantilevered Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, but he also designed the striking, candy-colored Torre Agbar in Barcelona. He also created the Nouvel Opera House within the shell of an existing 1831 building. For links to photos and some recent news on Nouvel, jump with us.

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March 26, 2010

Friday Fun: Would You Live Here?

This week's installment of Friday Fun has a distinctly "Shutter Island" vibe. You've heard the phrase"The inmates are running the asylum", right? Doesn it make you dream of home? If so, these residences might just be perfect for you...

March 25, 2010

Architecture Happenings in the Big Apple

Architecture Happenings in the Big Apple

Let’s take the opportunity today to take a short virtual trip to New York and some architecture news from the Big Apple. An old building gets a makeover and a planned complex of buildings gets mired in politics. And, along with the Empire State Building, a big glass cube is one of NYC's most-photographed sites.

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March 24, 2010

Wednesday News Round-Up

Today’s news round-up is a mishmash. A whole collection of articles and links that haven’t “fit” into other more thematic posts. So, enough introduction. Let’s get to it.

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March 23, 2010

Women in Architecture

What role have women played in architecture over the last century? They certainly are more and more of a force in the profession these days. 15% of the members of the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects are women. (The figure might seem insignificant, but it’s on the increase. And the percentages fail to underscore the leadership roles that women have in the chapter and industry.) Chicago architect Jeanne Gang has certainly focused a spotlight on female architects with her much-acclaimed Aqua Tower. Let’s take a closer look.

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March 18, 2010

All the Wright Stuff

It’s been a while since we’ve posted an all-Wright item. (See what we did there?!?) So let’s get after it. Of course, our very own Kalita Humphries Theater turned 50 in 2009. Two of the building’s contemporaries—the Guggenheim in new York and Philadelphia’s Beth Sholom Synagogue—are also celebrating their golden anniversary. Here are some updates.

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