Log presents In Pursuit of Architecture A conference on buildings and ideas Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10AM–5PM The Museum of Modern Art New York, New York To mark its 10th anniversary and 29th issue, Log presents In Pursuit of Architecture, a conference featuring recent built work selected from an open, international call for submissions. Join architects and critics for a daylong discussion of architectural ideas, what it takes to build them, and how we measure the cultural value of architecture. Admission is free. Registration is required. Architects 51N4E TID Tower – Tirana, Albania 51N4E partner Freek Persyn will discuss the firm’s light-catching tower, the first built icon in Tirana’s new master plan. Barkow Leibinger Campus Restaurant – Ditzingen, Germany Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger focus on material research and emergent technologies. Barkow will present their experimental addition to a factory campus. C+S architects LCV – Venice, Italy Partners Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini will describe how they negotiated historic and modern Venice to produce a contemporary teza. LAN EDF Archives Center – Bure, France LAN (Local Architecture Network) partner Umberto Napolitano will discuss wrapping a box in the countryside with shimmering concrete. MOS Element House – Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample will discuss how shape, system, and budget can lead to an alternate domestic sensibility. Neil M. Denari Architects HL23 – New York, USA Neil Denari will explain how maximizing a zoning envelope produced a residential icon for the media age. OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen VILLA BUGGENHOUT – Buggenhout, Belgium OFFICE partner Kersten Geers will present a hedonistic Renaissance villa that attempts to ignore its Flanders suburb. Preston Scott Cohen Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Israel Preston Scott Cohen will demonstrate how geometry was used to synthesize art and architecture. Reiser + Umemoto O-14 – Dubai, UAE Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto will explain the poignant iconicity of their tower in the utopian testbed of Dubai. UNStudio Mercedes-Benz Museum – Stuttgart, Germany UNStudio partner Ben van Berkel will unravel the interwoven layers of an endless double helix that defines a museum. In Conversation with Critics Sam Jacob Sam Jacob teaches at the Architectural Association and at Yale University and is a founding principal of FAT, in London. He writes Strangeharvest.com and contributes to numerous magazines and journals. Sylvia Lavin Sylvia Lavin is the director of the Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. She is also a curator and the author of several books, most recently Kissing Architecture. Emmanuel Petit Emmanuel Petit is an associate professor at Yale University and a founding principal of EPISTEME, in New Haven. He is the author of Irony, or, The Self-Critical Opacity of Postmodern Architecture and editor of several other books. Sarah Whiting Sarah Whiting is the dean of the Rice School of Architecture and a founding principal of WW, in Houston. She is also editor of the Princeton University Press series POINT: Essays on Architecture.
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