JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of leading international architects is appealing to Israel's government to halt its controversial plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City.
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.
BRIDGEPORT — Bryant School is joining the district’s expanding circle of Turnaround Arts Schools, a designation that comes with an infusion of arts supplies, fresh ideas and a celebrity mentor.
No one is saying yet, who that mentor will be.
“I don’t even know who it is,” Alicia Robinson, the district’s director of performing and visual arts, said. “We’ll both find out in the fall.”
BRIDGEPORT — Architecture is about thinking out of the box but for a dozen Hall School sixth graders, this fall has been about thinking outside the classroom.
Not hard when the classroom is a spacious but drab 103-year-old canvas of peeling paint, large industrial size windows and brick walls universally described by students as boring.
WESTPORT — Libraries aren’t what they used to be.
Neither is architecture.
Once a bastion for books, libraries are morphing into eye-catching gathering spaces. Designing a new one seemed the perfect one-hour assignment for a group of 50 pre-teens from Bridgeport.
Architect Thom Mayne sat along the sidelines in a Westport Library meeting room this week watching as pencils flew over tracing paper.
“There isn’t a pencil or a piece of paper in my office,” Mayne remarked. “Hasn’t been for 20 years.”