Weekly Architecture Fix, Vol. 4 | Contemporary Architecture
We’re still here for you, even while social distancing
We’ve been enjoying revisiting past DAF programming in these weekly emails, especially last week’s particularly moving Clyfford Still Museum podcast, as well as learning more about world-renowned architects and architectural history through online resources. We hope you have, too.
This week’s feature is Contemporary Architecture – while building styles and approaches vary greatly they have in common the use of very advanced technology and modern materials. We know you’ll recognize some of the names and projects included and hope you’ll have the opportunity to learn something new.
Denver Architecture Foundation Resources:
- An inspiring DAF podcast about Leon Art Gallery. Denverite will be following Leon throughout the pandemic. Read the stories here.
- If you and your kids enjoyed last week’s activity on the shape of architecture, here’s another one for you: Colorado State Capitol.
- Audio Tours teaser: Before starting the above activity, learn and teach your kids a little more about the Colorado State Capitol.
- Ongoing: Take in the stunning photographs from our 2019 Y/OUR Denver Photo Exhibit, in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Read the accompanying Denver Post article by Ray Rinaldi – “One of Denver’s best photo exhibitions right now is totally free — and you can see it in your PJs” and share/discuss with friends and family!
Feature: Contemporary Architecture – Resources from the world wide web
“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry
The films below are free via Kanopy.com.
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line
- Steven Holl: The Body in Space
- Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture – a series by PBS
- Architects Herzog and de Meuron: Tate Modern
- Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy
- Tadao Ando
- How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?
- Daniel Libeskind: Welcome to the 21st Century
- Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Talking Practice podcast
- The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture by Àlex Sánchez Vidiella
- The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture
- The Story of Contemporary Architecture by Paola Favole
For Young Readers…
- Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
- Enjoy virtual programming offered by our own MCA Denver.
- dezeen just launched a Virtual Design Festival – check it out!
- The Architecture & Design Film Festival: Online will run April 16-19, offering one film each night, including a live introduction and Q&A; the films are all uplifting and positive. Each night the film will screen at 8:00 pm ET and again at 8:00 pm PT.
- Take in the multi-sensory experience of a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room Online, compliments of The Broad.
Image curtesy of Davis Partnership Architects