Monday, May 23, 2011


The Bowery: New Museum.  The New Museum was designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA with Gensler, New York, serving as Executive Architect, The building has been described as "a sculptural stack of rectilinear boxes dynamically shifted off-axis around a central steel core." The architects are also the recipients of the 2010 prestigious Pritzker Prize. The Pritzker Prize Jury chairman, The Lord Palumbo quoted from the jury citation to focus on this year's selection: "For architecture that is simultaneously delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever; for the creation of buildings that successfully interact with their contexts and the activities they contain, creating a sense of fullness and experiential richness; for a singular architectural language that springs from a collaborative process that is both unique and inspirational; for their notable completed buildings and the promise of new projects together, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are the recipients of the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize."

 New Musuem: Cronocaos exhibition. Cronocaos, is an exhibition about the increasingly urgent topic of preservation in architecture and urbanism by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and organized by the New Museum, the exhibition, until June 5th takes place at the New Museum’s 3,600-square-foot, partially renovated, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. It examines the growing “empire” of preservation and analyzes the consequences of these regimes for how we build, rebuild, and how we remember.  

The View.  The view of the lower Manhattan skyline is taken from the Terrace Bar of the New Museum.
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