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Folly 2015: Torqueing Spheres

Presenting the winner of Folly 2015, Torqueing Spheres, by IK Studio, now on view at Socrates Sculpture Park, plus a look into other notable competition entries and themes that emerged in this year’s proposals.

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The Architectural League Prize 2015: Authenticity

Explore biographical information for the six winners of the 2015 Architectural League Prize, and read information about the two nights of lectures and the exhibition.

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Henry N. Cobb

Photos and remarks from the dinner honoring Henry N. Cobb as the 2015 recipient of The Architectural League’s highest honor, the President’s Medal.

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In Conversation: Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey with Kenneth Frampton

O’Donnell + Tuomey discuss their vision for Irish architecture, creating mobility in static forms, and bringing the rigors of traditional craft to contemporary work.

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5KL: Water

Documentation of a symposium addressing issues of water supply in the context of climate change, considered through case studies of Los Angeles, New York City, and the Great Lakes.

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In Conversation: Marlon Blackwell and
Rick Joy

Blackwell and Joy reflect on first meeting 15 years ago, approaches to teaching, and a shared sensitivity to place while “transgressing the vernacular” in their work.

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A Walk Through the University of Arkansas School of Architecture

In 2013, Marlon Blackwell Architects expanded the school’s home with a renovation and addition honoring the historic building in a contemporary language. Blackwell toured the school with Tom Phifer.

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Making HeartBeat

Follow Stereotank as they transform two plastic septic tanks into a glowing, pulsing sound machine in their winning design for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart competition.

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Emerging Voices 2015

View lecture videos, read roundtable conversations, and see profiles on each Emerging Voice. In the coming weeks, look here to find ongoing expanded digital content on this year’s Voices.

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Waterworks: Architecture and Landscape

In anticipation of the 5KL: Water symposium, we look back at the history of New York City’s most critical piece of civic infrastructure: its water supply.

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In Conversation: Farshid Moussavi and Elizabeth O’Donnell

Two architects and educators discuss the state of architectural education, the place of research in the discipline, and the contemporary role of the architect.

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200 Years of American Architectural Drawing

Revisiting a 1977 exhibition and publication on the previously unexplored role of drawing within the profession of architecture through the work of 85 accomplished architects of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

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5KL: Land

Documentation of a symposium on rethinking land and its value in light of climate change, organized by the League in conjunction with The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, including video of a conversation on Land, Climate, and Culture with Rebecca Solnit and Cassim Shepard.

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The Five Thousand Pound Life

A multi-year initiative on new ways of thinking and acting on climate change, architecture, and our economic future.

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Architectural League Prize 2014: Overlay

Explore filmed interviews and full lecture videos for the six winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize.

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Emerging Voices 2014

View a series of interviews and lecture videos for the eight firms selected as 2014 Emerging Voices.

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Common Shares

A collection of all three winning essays from this year’s Urban Omnibus writing competition, Common Shares.

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Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft

In anticipation of this year’s Beaux Arts Ball and its theme of Craft, we highlighted the work and expertise of the many artisans, consultants, and designers involved in the extensive restoration of the event venue, a landmarked bank building in Williamsburg.

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Women in American Architecture: 1977 and Today

Susana Torre draws on a 1977 League exhibition and publication on women in the architectural profession to consider the influence that feminism has had on architecture and urban planning and to reflect on how the discourse has and has not changed.

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Re-envisioning Branch Libraries

The Architectural League is collaborating with the Center for an Urban Future on a design study that will articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities for these essential, neighborhood-based resource centers.

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