Diller Scofidio + Renfro (100)

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    For the Design of the Met’s Costume Institute Show, Diller Scofidio + Renfro Channel the Sublime—and Mies

    … pursuit—contemporary fashion—through the lens of the sublime. Such a story cannot be told through garments alone. Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton tapped multidisciplinary architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) to design displays that would generate evocative readings of old and new. Together, the museum and the firm created the largest and most …

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    Review: Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Latest Renews the Medical Typology

    Images courtesy Iwan Baan The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center at the Columbia University Medical Center opened to students in mid-August, but they were preceded by an ominous bunch. “Actually, the first group of people to inhabit the building were stiffs,” hammed an affable Elizabeth Diller, primary principal of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS …

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    Diller Scofidio + Renfro Goes on Damage Control

    Courtesy Dan Nguyen via Flickr A few weeks ago, in the wake of MoMA’s decision to raze the Folk Art Museum, the estimable Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times asked why Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DSR) didn’t simply resign the commission, rather than recommend the demolition of a building designed by their (former …

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    Holy Cross's New Prior Performing Arts Center Overflows with Cultural Energy

    … 5, 2022 Holy Cross's New Prior Performing Arts Center Overflows with Cultural Energy Clad in varied, twisting surfaces and weaving together a wide variety of uses, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's innovative arts center promotes community, flexibility, and vibrancy. By: James McCown The College of the Holy Cross occupies a spectacular hilltop campus overlooking its …

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    Columbia’s New Business School Favors Context and Well-Being Over Ostentation

    … and open up to the surrounding community.” This mindset reflects the school’s particularly forward-thinking approach, exploring how business can further social progress. Smith collaborated with Diller Scofidio + Renfro partners Liz Diller and Charles Renfro on the 492-thousand-square-foot facility, which features two “fraternal twin” mid-rise buildings separated by a central …

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    DS+R Designs Elevated Walkway for London's Greenwich Peninsula

    … uniting the new bits of cityscape. This is where “The Tide” comes in. The new elevated walkway is by London-based Neiheiser Argyros and New York–based Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R)—the latter is seemingly the go-to specialist for this niche typology—and spans the east-west axis of the peninsula, connecting the …

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    How the Shed Effortlessly Glides Open and Closed

    … Price, whose presciently cybernetic Fun Palace concept (1964) posited an architecture of true flexibility. Nearly six decades later, the Shed realizes this long-deferred promise, says Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), which shares design credit with Rockwell Group. “It’s flexible all the way down to the footprint,” she explains. “Price talked …

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    The High Line Will Host 1,000 Vocalists for a "Mile-Long" Opera

    … to practice a new opera piece. The rehearsals are in preparation for “The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock,” a project by architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang. For five consecutive nights, October 3–7, visitors to Manhattan’s elevated greenway will mingle with …

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    “Freespace” Shows That Architects Must Retool Their Relationship to Power—and to the Biennale

    The U.S. Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition © Tom Harris. Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. “Freespace,” the one-word theme of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, is a neologism whose separate elements—freedom and space—would seem surefire ingredients to compel curators …

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    10 Architects Talk About Their Thanksgiving Plans

    … The table is the same table we use year-round and I enjoy sitting there with my family and look forward to them all being here. Elizabeth Diller—Co-Founder, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  Unfortunately Ric [Scofidio] and I are missing the only good American holiday while in Tokyo this week. We'll celebrate Thanksgiving with …