The Architectural Record in association with the American Architectural Foundation, has honored Bohlin Cywinski Jackson with the Good Design is Good Business Lifetime Achievement Architecture Award. Peter Aaron has been photographing the firm’s work or many years.
Coverage of the award, along with more images by Peter, appears in ArchDaily.
The award was conferred at the annual 2013 Gala of the American Architectural Foundation, and announced earlier by the Architectural Record.
John Hill has a new piece in Viewpoints showing selected personal projects of architectural photographers including Albert Vecerka and Peter Aaron.
Albert Vecerka’s project titled Manhattanville explores the neighborhood around where he lives.
This project is about the evolution of a neighborhood, Manhattanville. I believe that taking a closer look at our immediate surroundings and the forces that shape them is valuable. Places that were, places that are, and places that will be speak about our humanity. I’ve lived nearby for 20 years. When I first moved in, I witnessed the slow evolution brought by the arrival of Fairway (a large gourmet supermarket), some restaurants, and offices in mid and late 1990’s. This relatively slow and organic change has now been replaced by grand gestures as redevelopment by Columbia University is underway—a Robert Moses-like intervention. It remains to be seen what this very controversial move will bring, and my project will have to evolve accordingly.
Peter Aaron’s neighborhood in the Hudson Valley also provides the inspiration for his personal project, photographs of Olana, Thomas Church’s house overlooking the Hudson.
Thomas Church’s architect Calvert Vaux cared as much about the landscape of Olana as he did the house and had help from Olmsted and Vaux in designing the Romantic landscapes for his property. So I turned the camera on the foliage and views rather than the house itself. The resulting pictures have much more landscape rather than architecture in them. They are based on seasonal weather highlights and thresholds to vistas that Church would have planned.
The full article is at Viewpoints. Check back for the personal projects of other Esto photographers.
Esto photographed a number of this year’s AIA Awards. While the Awards have been previously announced – and posted here – they are officially recognized at the AIA Convention, being held in Washington DC over the next two days.
Honor Award for Architecture
The Standard Hotel in NY
Photographs by Jeff Goldberg
Honor Award for Interiors
The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York
Andre Kikoski, Architect
Photographs by Peter Aaron
Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design
Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project
New World Center
Gehry Partners with West 8
Photographs by David Sundberg
For years Peter Aaron has lived down the road from Olana, Frederic Church’s estate in Hudson, New York. Over that time he has been documenting the architecture and landscape of the property.
Peter Aaron’s photographs will be on display in an exhibition entitled OLANA’S DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE: Photographs by Peter Aaron.
The show will be on view from May 19 – October 31 at Olana’s Coachman’s House Gallery.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:30-5:30 pm. Details are at Olana’s website.
Peter Aaron photographed the Julian Street Library at Princeton University, designed by Joel Sanders Architect. The project, a wired multimedia environment for students, has just won the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. The biennial award is jointly issued by the International Interior Design Association and the American Library Association in recognition of excellence in library design. According to Dr. Susan E. Parker, a panel member for the competition, the winning entries “delivered fresh, imaginative, and comfortable spaces that have been designed, built, and furnished with a thoughtful understanding of the needs of the libraries’ constituent communities.”
The project will be featured at the ALA Annual Conference on June 24, 2012. It will be published in upcoming issues of both Contract and American Libraries Magazine. Keep an eye here for links to the project once the project is published.
For more images of the project click here.
Peter Aaron will take part in a program at the Center for Architecture in New York City on Monday, April 16th, at 6pm, entitled Documenting Your Work in a Digital Age: An Interactive Discussion. This program will be an informal panel discussion focused on the range of digital tools currently in use to describe and define architecture. The discussion will range from architectural photography to other forms of digital communication, 3D display, and user experience design. In addition to Peter, the other presenters are Sam Travis Ewen, the founder of Supertouch, and Matthew Bannister, a co-founder of dBox.
The program is free for members, and $10 for non-members.
For more information see the AIA NY chapter website, or click here to register. For press registration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson Passive House, Dennis Wedlick, Architect
Photograph by Peter Aaron, 2011
The AIA has announced that Andre Kikoski Architect has won a 2012 Institute Honor Award for Interior Architecture for The Wright, the new restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Peter Aaron photographed the project which is the first addition to the interior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic building. The jury commented that “the project is sensitively handled and respectful of the essence of the original architecture” and that “the design approach was controlled but playful, and complements the nuance of the museum overall movement and dynamic”
The full article about the Award is on the AIA site.
The exhibition Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation opens at the Yale Art and Architecture School on November 14. We are pleased to post images of that building. The Yale Art + Architecture building was designed by Paul Rudolph in 1963 and the original photographs by Ezra Stoller were made in that year. After a major renovation and expansion by Gwathmey Siegel, the architecture building, now known as Rudolph Hall and the adjacent addition, Jeffrey H. Loria Center for the History of Art, were photographed by Peter Aaron in 2008
Read more about Gwathmey Siegel and the exhibition on Arch Daily and more about the exhibition here.
Congratulations to Pickard Chilton for their AIA New England Award!
Peter Aaron’s image of the building shows its merit.
BG Group Place in Houston was recognized with a “Special Citation for Excellence in Architecture”
by the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
A number of Esto assignment photographers have work in the New York New Work exhibit at the West 4th Street subway station. Organized by the AIA New York Chapter / Center for Architecture, the exhibit includes works of all scales and types – small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design – presenting the scope and quality of work being done by AIA New York Chapter members across the globe.
The exhibit is on view through the month of October.
The Esto images included are:
David Sundberg One Bryant Park/Bank of America Building
Cook + Fox Architects
Anton Grassl Weston Corporate Center
Evans Heintges Architects
Jeff Goldberg PS 861
Mitchell Giurgola Architects
Peter Aaron 15 Central Park West
Robert A M Stern, Architects
Peter Mauss East River Waterfront Esplanade
Ken Smith Landscape Design with SHoP Architects
Albert Vecerka Zipper Bench
More information can be found at the AIA NY site