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February 18, 2010

More on the Architecture of Arts Centers

More on the Architecture of Arts Centers

We already miss having the models of the Meyerson, Winspear, Wyly et al hanging around here at the Center…even though our exhibition just closed a couple of weeks ago. So, we’re getting our fix online checking out stories on two big arts centers in the Big Apple. Lincoln Center is getting a new theater on the rooftop of Eero Saarinen’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. And the Arts Center at Ground Zero has finally gotten the go-ahead. Oh, and there’s a way for you to celebrate our own AT&T Performing Arts Center.

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February 16, 2010

To Develop or Not to Develop...

It’s not easy developing (or-redeveloping) a neighborhood. Residents have their own strong and diverse opinions about what they need. Decisions have to be made on what to keep and what to rebuild. Thankfully, we all seem to paying more attention to the environmental impact of what we do. And ultimately, the project has to be economically viable. So let’s look at some stories from a cross the country…and right here at home…about how architects and communities are working together to make their neighborhoods better places to be.

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February 15, 2010

From Bridges to Ballets...Calatrava Does It All.

Just a quick Twitter-style post on this very busy, post-Snowmaggedon Monday. Architect and Dallas bridge-builder Santiago Calatrava is adding another title to his resume: Set Designer. He’ll be working for the New York City Ballet. The link is after the jump.

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February 12, 2010

Friday Fun: The Architecture of the Olympics

Friday Fun: The Architecture of the Olympics

Yesterday was the snowiest day in Dallas history. So this week’s Friday Fun should take on a winter mood, no? The Opening Ceremonies are tonight, so let’s take a look at the architecture of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. (Cue trumpets here…)

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February 08, 2010

A Window Into the Architect's Mind Exhibition Opens

Architectural drawing has changed drastically over the centuries. Technology, especially, has altered the way we perceive and represent the buildings around us. AIA Dallas organizes the longest-running architectural delineation competition in the country, and our exhibition of the 2009 finalists and winners is now up and running.

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February 04, 2010

Joshua Prince-Ramus on the Theatre Machine

Joshua Prince-Ramus on the Theatre Machine

Back when the AT&T Performing Arts Center opened in October, with all of its attendant hullabaloo, we faithfully attended the great talks by Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus. With notepad in hand, we even managed to distill enough information to do some decent postings. Here's the one on Foster. And here's Koolhaas.We were not so successful with Joshua Prince-Ramus. Quite frankly, we couldn't keep up. And it was a crying shame, because the talk was fascinating. But rather than do it an injustice, we skipped over it. Now though, thanks to technology, you can experience it almost first-hand. The fine folks at TED have posted Ramus' talk at the TEDxSMU event, which is almost exactly the same as his remarks at the Wyly. Strap yourself in for a quite interesting 20 minutes.

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February 01, 2010

In Eco-Architecture News....

This fine Monday, let’s look at some eco-friendly architecture stories.

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January 29, 2010

Friday Fun at Fair Park

Friday Fun at Fair Park

What better place to have some Friday Fun than at the Fair? (Who else wants a corny dog?) This gives us an excuse to remind you about the photos we took during Preservation Dallas’ great tour last weekend led by the brilliant Nancy McCoy, FAIA. After the jump, some photos and a tribute.

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January 28, 2010

All Paul Goldberger...All the Time

We’re big fans of architecture critic/writer Paul Goldberger. So, when we can link to his cogent observations, we do. And when we can link to a couple…and include a review of his latest book, we’re glad to become the Goldberger Channel.

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January 27, 2010

Wednesday News Roundup

Today’s news round-up is more a clean-up of story tidbits left out there from other postings. Read on…

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