Jeff Goldberg’s photographs of the Tucson Mountain Retreat, designed and built by DUST, are on ArchDaily. The piece describes the surrounding landscape and the siting:
The Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert; an extremely lush, exposed, arid expanse of land that emits a sense of stillness and permanency, and holds mysteries of magical proportions. The home is carefully sited and great effort was invested to minimize the physical impact of the home in such a fragile environment, while at the same time attempting to create a place that would serve as a backdrop and connection to the awe-inspiring landscape.
The post continues to describe the particulars of the program and built response. A number of Jeff’s photographs accompany the article.
An article at EarthTechling focuses on the rammed earth construction of the building, and the resulting environmental benefits.
The house is also featured on Arthitectural and at e-architect.
There are more photographs of the project at the DUST website, and in an earlier post.
The outcry about the Museum of Modern Art’s plan to demolish the Williams/Tsien American Folk Art Museum continues.
Of note, recently, are articles in the NY Times by Michael Kimmelman and in The New Yorker by Thomas De Monchaux.
Peter Mauss’ photographs of the building can be seen at EstoStock.
The New York Chapter of the AIA announced the 2013 Design Awards.
The Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, designed by Ennead, won an Architecture Merit Award. Jeff Goldberg photographed the project for the architects. Jeff was there twice, once before the opening to get images for initial press use and then again for the dedication and the inaugural concert. That concert in the main concert hall is pictured above.
See an earlier post about Bing here.
The Tucson Getaway House, designed by DUST is published in Record Houses, the April 2013 issue of Architectural Record. The house, located in the mountains outside Tucson, is made of rammed earth and affords a subtle, yet deliberate, connection to the surrounding desert. Jeff Goldberg photographed the project for the architects, DUST, a new design/build office in Tucson led by Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles.
The full article on the house is at Architectural Record, where there is also a slideshow of the project that helps to fully describe the building.
Also, there are more images at the DUST website.
“From whimsical doorways on houses to large-scale entries in monumental structures; from kinetic drawbridges to stationary portals” the newest Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine shares a varied collection of photographs of doors and entries from the Esto collection.
The photographs range from early images by Ezra Stoller, to newer projects by the current Esto photographers Albert Vecerka, David Sundberg, Jeff Goldberg, Anton Grassl, Peter Mauss and Francis Dzikowski.
In the introduction, Deane Madsen writes that
Paul Goldberger said in his acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize that he will never review a building he hasn’t personally visited and explored, calling architecture “the way most people connect to the built environment.” If that’s the case, then doorways are both the literal and metaphorical portals through which people travel to experience those connections, and serve as visitors’ first taste of the space within.
Visit Architect Magazine to see the new Esto Gallery.
The AIA has announced the 2013 AIA New York Award Winners.
The Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, designed by Ennead, has won an Architecture Merit Award.
Jeff Goldberg photographed the project for the architects. There are more details about the project in an earlier EstoNews post, and a complete gallery of images can be seen at EstoStock.
There is a new Esto Gallery at Architecture Magazine featuring Libraries.
The gallery contains a range of libraries typologies, from HH Richardson’s Ames Library, to Pelli Clarke Pelli‘s Minneapolis Library (pictured above), to Rem Koolhaas’ Seattle Library, exemplifying the idea that:
Libraries have been many things to many people over the years, and as such, a constantly evolving building type. No one has better captured that then the photographers at Esto, who have been committing these projects to film for more than 50 years. Flip through this small selection of images —these represent some of the best libraries of the modern era.
The photographers in this gallery include Ezra Stoller, Wayne Andrews, Jeff Goldberg and Lara Swimmer.
See the slideshow and read more at Architect Magazine.
Jeff Goldberg’s photographs of the new Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University appear on ArchDaily.
The new concert hall, designed by Ennead, is a major milestone of the Stanford Arts Initiative, a university-wide effort to place the arts at the heart of a Stanford education. Serving as a hub for students, faculty, and the community, the Hall will launch a new era in the performing arts at Stanford. The seamless integration of architecture, acoustics and technology exists with the goal of transforming the practice, study and experience of the performing arts at Stanford.
See more about the building and more of Jeff’s photographs at ArchDaily.
One of the odder Valentines Day offerings in NY is the tour of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Odd, perhaps, but the event has proven so popular that the Department of Environmental Protection has filled the three tours scheduled for this year. For more information on the plant visit the DEP site, where you can also plan ahead for next year, or find details on the tours which are offered monthly.
There is a write up about the plant and the Valentines Day tours at the NY Times.
Jeff Goldberg photographed the plant for the architect Ennead.
Jeff Goldberg sent us this self portrait. Where is he?
Answer: Jeff took this photograph at a restaurant in Tokyo: “When you buy a quick lunch in Japan, you usually put money in a vending machine and receive a ticket. You give this ticket to the cook, and he prepares your meal to order.”
And then you photograph yourself in the security camera fisheye!