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.
Albert Vecerka photographed one of the winning projeccts in Architect Magazine’s 2012 Design Awards.
The Visitors Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden by Weiss/Manfredi is featured in the
magazine’s December issue.
There are earlier EstoNews posts about the BBG Visitor Center from when Albert’s photographs were on ArchDaily, World Architects Review, and in Architect Magazine and Architectural Record.
Congratulations to the architect and the photographer.
Albert Vecerka’s photographs of the Far Rockaway Beach Comfort Station appear in the October issue of Interior Design. The story appears as their Centerfold story on pp 153, 154-155 where Monica Khemsurov write that “WXY’s undulating canopy makes for a perfect day at Queens, New York, beach.” The project was designed by WXY Architecture + Urban Design.
Hurricane Sandy wreaked terrible havoc on the surrounding park and neighborhoods, though our understanding from WXY is that the Comfort Station building is still standing. Albert’s photograph above, shows a “before Sandy” image of the building and its setting.
The McCarren Pool Renovation is featured in The Architect’s Newspaper.
The renovation by Rogers Marvel brings back a public pool that was designed during the era of Robert Moses. The historical context is described by Thomas de Monchaux in AN:
The original pool was funded by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. McCarren was one of ten city pools that opened in the summer of 1936, the hottest on record at the time. It closed in 1984, the victim of recession and a flashpoint for tension and crime in neighborhoods going through demographic change and economic decline. This summer’s reopening, following the well-known hipster-driven development of the area, is the first of eight large-scale park refurbishments planned between now and 2030 under the city’s PlaNYC program.
The success of the pool in anchoring both neighborhood and community puts the McCarren Pool clearly in the realm of what designer Jonathan Marvel describes as “spaces that inspire community involvement and face time.”
And, an additional perk is that all the NY City Public Pools are free! Enjoy the end of the summer.
But, if you can’t get there to see it for yourself, more of David’s images of the McCarren Pool are at EstoStock. And there is an earlier post on EstoNews.
Albert Vecerka recently photographed a Comfort Station in Far Rockaway for WXY Architects. Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon at the opening last week.
Albert noted that when you turn the camera 90 degrees clockwise, you can see the World Trade Center site and the A train that can bring you to the beach.
Albert Vecerka‘s photographs of the new Visitors Center at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden appear in Architect Magazine.
In addition to the article describing the interconnected sinuous pavilions, there is a slideshow which allows Albert’s images to describe the spaces.
An earlier post about the project is here and another post sharing other press coverage of the Visitor Center is here.
Albert’s images of the project also appear in ArchDaily and in World Architects Review
With the London Olympics beginning this weekend, Architect Magazine has posted a new Esto Gallery showing architectural achievements from past games. The gallery includes stadiums by Santiago Calatrava in Athens and the Beijing Bird’s Nest by Herzog and De Meuron with Ai Weiwei.
The full gallery and slideshow is at Architect Magazine.
The Masonic Amphitheatre in Blacksburg, Virginia is now open. Jeff Goldberg has been chronicling the construction of the project by the Virginia Tech design/build LAB.
John Cary writes of the Amphitheatre in Public Interest Design, that “even amidst our daily blog posts, it’s still a rare and special moment when we hear about or see a project that just takes our breath away.” You can read the full post here, which includes details about this project and the design/build LAB.
The Masonic Amphitheatre is also featured on ArchDaily and is onWorld Architects
An earlier post shows the students in the middle of the construction phase. There is also a post about last year’s studio project, the Covington Farmer’s Market.
In addition to the still images, that will be on EstoStock soon, Jeff made a video of the project:
Masonic Amphitheatre from Esto on Vimeo.
Jeff Goldberg has recently returned from his third trip to Blacksburg, Virginia chronicling the construction of the Clifton Forge Amphitheater by third-year architecture students at Virginia Tech. The students are in the design/build LAB taught by Keith and Marie Zawistowski (Marie is pictured here, very pregnant), who were students of Samuel Mockbee. The amphitheater project was a chance for the students to design and build a public project, accessible to the entire community that would add to the growing arts presence in the town.
Jeff also photographed last year’s studio project, the Covington Farmer’s Market.
There will be updates here with finalized images from all stages of the Amphitheater project, keep checking back.
In the meantime, you can have a look at Jeff’s most recent portfolio.
Gerhard Kallmann, the architect who won the competition to design Boston City Hall in 1962, has died at his Cambridge, Mass., home. He was 97.
Ezra Stoller photographed the Boston City Hall as well as Kallmann’s Gymnasium at Phillips Exeter Academy.
There are obituaries in the New York Times and at Architect Magazine, which was written by a student of Kallmans.