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They enjoy returning home to time-tested architectural forms and spaces with a sense of memory. Yet developers have only recently made the transition to constructing new ground-up classical apartment buildings. With its success, we will likely see many more opportunities for classically minded apartment buildings. For their new building at East 78th Street, Spruce Capital Partners hired architect Peter Pennoyer, former president of the Institute of Classical Architecture and author of several important books on New York architecture.
Because of advancements in heating and air-conditioning systems, the windows are considerably larger than in most prewar apartments. Instead of isolated kitchens and formal dining rooms, layouts feature open kitchen and dining areas to accommodate modern family dynamics. Setbacks, required by code, provide luxurious garden spaces for residents of the top floors and give the building a romantic silhouette.
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It does not damage the business model of these buildings. Today, most developers get design drawings from one firm and the construction documents from another, but Pennoyer saw an opportunity to ensure the type of quality control that has become signature to his residential practice. For Pennoyer, the commission was also a chance to put some ornamentation back into the New York City landscape—in contrast with many buildings in New York, which are being stripped of theirs.
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Please join us for an evening filled with fun and friends. A quiet revolution is unfolding in the realm of classical architecture today, as the environmental, technological, and economic demands of contemporary practice require levels of efficiency that were never previously expected. This new wave of modern classicism reflects a progressive approach, addressing the pressing needs of the present and future fabric of our cities, towns and landscapes.
This book examines how classical — and traditional — architecture can evolve in relation to new paradigms of research and practice digital media and fabrication, sustainability, ecology, and emerging economies. Based on recent work by leading figures associated with the University of Miami School of Architecture, and a series of design studios at the university the William H.
Harrison Visiting Critics in Classical Architecture , the book redefines the new classical discourse in terms of popular, professional, and academic appeal. Victor Deupi teaches architectural history and theory, design, and representation at the University of Miami School of Architecture in Coral Gables. His current research focuses on midth-century Cuban art and architecture. Part of the same design movement that flourished in Europe and North America between and , these gardens emphasized medieval and romantic styles. Designed on an intimate scale, they blurred the distinction between indoors and outdoors and emphasized the symbiotic nature of the house and garden as a unified landscape.
Most had lavish plantings of perennials, ornamental shrubs, bulbs and annuals—all massed for color, textural effect and seasonal impact.
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Small structures, such as pergolas, arbors, sundials and other traditional ornaments produced storybook-like gardens that referenced Old English manor house surroundings of the 17th century. Tankard will show how these English models created a lasting impact on gardens across the pond, as American designers took inspiration from their British contemporaries. Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian, award-winning author, and preservation consultant.
She is the author or coauthor of 10 books on landscape history and has received book awards from the Garden Writers Association, Historic New England and the American Horticultural Society. She taught at the Landscape Institute of Harvard University for more than twenty years. A popular lecturer in the United States and Britain, Judith is a frequent speaker at conferences devoted to the preservation of historic landscapes.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi ranks among the most inspired interpreters of classical architecture. His was an inclusive view of Roman design and ornament, recognizing merit in examples that stood outside the classical canon, while at the same time encouraging the creation of new and original forms. To paraphrase Sir John Soane, Piranesi not only was intimately acquainted with what the ancients had done, but endeavored to learn from their works what they would have done. Please join us for a cocktail reception at the Newberry Library followed by a lecture by John Pinto.
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