Log presents In Pursuit of Architecture
A conference on buildings and ideas
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10AM–5PM
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York
To mark its 10th anniversary and 29th issue, Log presents In Pursuit of Architecture, a conference featuring recent built work selected from an open, international call for submissions. Join architects and critics for a daylong discussion of architectural ideas, what it takes to build them, and how we measure the cultural value of architecture.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
TID Tower – Tirana, Albania
51N4E partner Freek Persyn will discuss the firm’s light-catching tower, the first built icon in Tirana’s new master plan.
Campus Restaurant – Ditzingen, Germany
Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger focus on material research and emergent technologies. Barkow will present their experimental addition to a factory campus.
LCV – Venice, Italy
Partners Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini will describe how they negotiated historic and modern Venice to produce a contemporary teza.
EDF Archives Center – Bure, France
LAN (Local Architecture Network) partner Umberto Napolitano will discuss wrapping a box in the countryside with shimmering concrete.
Element House – Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample will discuss how shape, system, and budget can lead to an alternate domestic sensibility.
Neil M. Denari Architects
HL23 – New York, USA
Neil Denari will explain how maximizing a zoning envelope produced a residential icon for the media age.
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
VILLA BUGGENHOUT – Buggenhout, Belgium
OFFICE partner Kersten Geers will present a hedonistic Renaissance villa that attempts to ignore its Flanders suburb.
Preston Scott Cohen
Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Tel Aviv, Israel
Preston Scott Cohen will demonstrate how geometry was used to synthesize art and architecture.
Reiser + Umemoto
O-14 – Dubai, UAE
Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto will explain the poignant iconicity of their tower in the utopian testbed of Dubai.
Mercedes-Benz Museum – Stuttgart, Germany
UNStudio partner Ben van Berkel will unravel the interwoven layers of an endless double helix that defines a museum.
In Conversation with Critics
Sam Jacob teaches at the Architectural Association and at Yale University and is a founding principal of FAT, in London. He writes Strangeharvest.com and contributes to numerous magazines and journals.
Sylvia Lavin is the director of the Critical Studies and MA/PhD programs at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. She is also a curator and the author of several books, most recently Kissing Architecture.
Emmanuel Petit is an associate professor at Yale University and a founding principal of EPISTEME, in New Haven. He is the author of Irony, or, The Self-Critical Opacity of Postmodern Architecture and editor of several other books.
Sarah Whiting is the dean of the Rice School of Architecture and a founding principal of WW, in Houston. She is also editor of the Princeton University Press series POINT: Essays on Architecture.