Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Stanford’s historic Roble Gym to open in the fall after arts-oriented renovation

Roble Gym is undergoing a $28 million renovation to provide new program spaces for theater and dance productions for theDepartment of Theater & Performance Studies. The Roble upgrade will be finished late spring or early summer, and then open to students when the fall term begins in September. One key goal is to create a…

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Stanford performances and symposium highlight architecture

It has been weeks since the last hard-hat spotting in the arts district, but buildings remain in the spotlight at the corner of Roth Way and Lomita Drive. This weekend, architecture will be considered and celebrated through the medium of performance. Building Scene: Space Launch, performed by the Chocolate Heads Movement Band, is a dance…

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New home of the Stanford Department of Art & Art History is an adventure

“Wow” is an apt way to describe the student and community response to the new home of the Department of Art & Art History in Stanford’s arts district. The McMurtry Building was completed over the summer, opening for instruction and art-making on the first day of the fall term. Since then, students have explored 100,000…

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Stanford’s newest building spotlights art and art history

On Oct. 6, Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Steven Denning formally accepted the McMurtry Building for theDepartment of Art & Art History. It is the first new building to open this academic year. The building dedication was one of several celebratory events on Tuesday.   The McMurtry Building at Stanford University, the new home of the Department…

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Stanford Architectural Design Program, Dhillon-Marty Foundation and Stanford Arts Institute to host Kengo Kuma of Japan

World-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will be the guest of Stanford University’s Architectural Design Program, the Dhillon-Marty Foundation and the Stanford Arts Institute at a series of events the weekend of June 7-8. Kuma, a professor at Tokyo University and principal of Kengo Kuma and Associates, will address the AD class of 2013 at a…

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The Chair – June 6-30

See eleven unique and beautiful chairs designed by students enrolled in ARTSTUDI 262, The Chair, taught by John Edmark. Each chairs’ design and fabrication was informed by historical reference, anthropometrics, form studies, intensive user testing and materials investigations. Meet the Stanford students who designed and fabricated the chairs at the opening reception on June 6…

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Stanford students join weekend architectural challenge

Nine student/architect teams assembled at a private residence in Portola Valley,  Calif., on Friday, Oct. 26, for dinner to launch a weekend of intense design and serious competition. The assignment is to design an artist’s cottage to be built on Sonia Dhillon-Marty’s property, Champ de Portola, by 2014. Nine architects from four countries paired with…

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Excavating an Echo

The Byzantine Empire was married to water. Jutting out at the tip of a peninsula, ancient Constantinople was embraced by the Bosporus Sea on one side and the Marmara Sea on the other. And at its heart, the magnificent Hagia Sophia. At once a bulwark against the sea and an apotheosis of its marvels, the basilica…

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