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    Lebbeus Woods Retrospective Arrives in His Adopted Home City

    … Soho’s Drawing Center, all the more appropriate. Above: Photon Kite, 1988 All images © Estate of Lebbeus Woods It’s all too biblical an irony that Lebbeus Woods—architect of war, catastrophe, and apocalyptic doom—died as strong winds, rain, and waves barreled down on Manhattan, his home for some 40-odd years. Woods

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    H.R. Giger, The Visionary behind "Alien," Has Died

    The nightmare is over for H.R. Giger. The pioneering artist, responsible for one of science fiction's most famous on-screen monsters, died at age 74 Tuesday. Pleasure principle and death drive formed a perfect unity for Giger, fused together. They were not, as Freud thought, mutually exclusive or opposites. Biomechanical and thanato-erotic …

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    A New Book Chronicles the Turbulent History of Architectural Complexity

    … a productive and radical French architect who lapsed into obscurity—as a major influence on contemporary practitioners, along with Gordon Matta-Clark (who sawed buildings apart) and Lebbeus Woods (who built almost nothing but drew divinely). He praises Frank Gehry for his intuitive approach to design, modeling by hand and exploring many iterations before allowing …

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    Steven Holl’s Architectural Archive Preserves His Firm's Designs and the Landscape

    … like Louis Kahn, Zaha Hadid, and Lebbeus Woods, and artists like Richard Tuttle and Kiki Smith. Tall white aluminum shelves display architectural models—1,200 in all—dating back to 1977. “People are excited to see the creativity of the models and many iterations of a concept displayed in the archives,” says ‘T’ Space …

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    Despite Its Oft-Copied Look, the Sea Ranch Still Provides Rich Architectural and Social Lessons for Today

    … acquisitions have skewed experimental (think Thom Mayne and Lebbeus Woods)—it’s also quietly provocative. A full-scale mock-up of part of the Sea Ranch apartment belonging to MLTW’s Charles Moore, designer of the condominium cluster and the recreation center together with Donlyn Lyndon, William Turnbull, and Richard Whitaker, provides a bit …

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    Just In: Storefront for Art and Architecture Names New Executive Director

    … Lists of architects that have graced its galleries are continual snapshots of the discipline's intellectual vanguard through time: Peter Cook, Diller+Scofidio, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Lebbeus Woods, Bjarke Ingels, and more. Storefront “has somehow preserved its profoundly experimental voice,” says Esparza Chong Cuy, unlike other arts and architecture cultural organizations that came about …

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    A+D's "Drawing Show" Pushes the Limits of Architectural Drawing

    … a contemporary context. Kelly Bair, Every Road Will Lead to Nowhere (2013) Other works track a short history of the radical influence of Morphosis, Neil Denari, and Lebbeus Woods. Bryan Cantley’s meticulous pen and ink drawings, for instance, imply architectural space, but his text shows a furious resolve to defy resolution into a singular …

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    Zaha Hadid, Dead at 65

    … in the work of talented colleagues who do very different architecture such as Steven Holl, and she was the first to bring to London talent such as Lebbeus Woods or Stanley Saiotowitz. She is exceptionally loyal to her old friends: many of whom came from the Alvin Boyarsky period of the Architectural Association:  which seems …

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    10 Highlights from the Chicago Architecture Biennial

    … dynamic, performative field of light. Moon Hoon, Doodle Constructivism South Korean architect Moon Hoon’s doodles have a set of fairly obvious inspirations (science fiction, Russian Constructivism, the drawings of Lebbeus Woods) and a few more subtle allusions: the body horror films of early David Cronenberg and tantric Buddhism. The sketches are hyperrealist in …

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    Exhibition to Showcase Early Drawings of Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas

    … Horizontal," from the series Chamber Works: Architectural Meditations on Themes from Heraclitus, 1983 Bernard Tschumi, "#4 K Series," 1985. Study for "La Case Vide: La Villette," Folio VIII, 1985. Mary Miss, study for "Untitled, Bedford Square, London," 1987 Zaha Hadid, "The World (89 Degrees)," 1984 Lebbeus Woods, "Center for New Technology, Montage 1," 1985 …