Brad Pitt’s Make It Right venture turns 10
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years ago in the summer of 2008, work began on one of the most daring post-Hurricane Katrina recovery projects, movie star Brad Pitt's architecturally avant-garde Make It Right neighborhood in the Lower 9th Ward. Most of the strikingly angular homes still glitter like pastel gemstones, but the project's 10-year anniversary is tainted by an obvious example of blight.
Rochester Friends of the Minneapolis Institute of Art will take a bus trip Thursday to Minneapolis to attend a lecture and tour an exhibition at the institute.
The lecture is "Works and Humanitarian Activities" by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. That will be followed by a docent-led tour of "A Taste of Asia."
NYC exhibit brings focus to temporary homes and their design
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to the design of homes and interiors, ideas can have surprising origins.
The origins of Modernism's spare functionalism can be traced to housing solutions created to solve Europe's severe housing crisis in the aftermath of World War I. And once-radical concepts like open flow plans, Pyrex glassware and linoleum flooring were initially designed for corporate or industrial settings.