Thursday, March 13, 2008

Calendar Note

With spring comes the spring lecture series. In addition to the AIA events I mentioned last week, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation launches its free noontime series starting on March 19. First up is Kirby Fowler of the Downtown Partnership with the lecture titled: A Delicate Balance: Preserving Downtown’s Authenticity While Welcoming Modernity. For details, click here.

Rendering by Rahm.

I first heard about French architect Philippe Rahm from David Gissen, curator of the exhibit Anxious Climate. Rahm makes a trip across the Atlantic for a talk on Architecture as Physiological Climate. You can see him in New York at The Cooper Union School of Architecture on April 10.

The full map

While in New York, pick up a copy of the new ManhattanArtNOW, a two-sided map that is the largest compilation of art in the city to date. It took three years to research and includes some 1,500 works of art in public spaces, including churches, hotels, restaurants, and civic buildings.

Snapshot of the Upper East Side