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Architectural Explorations in Books - Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, David J. Lewis
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Since the release of their best-selling Opportunistic Architecture in 2007, New York City based architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis has picked up a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and a James Beard Award for restaurant design while continuing to produce work featuring their unique combination of programmatic wit, material fabrication, and construction. LTL Architects maintain that architecture is most interesting when it engages people and collective situations. The majority of their work focuses on spaces that address the public - whether cultural, institutional or hospitality based. Join LTL Architects as they discuss how distinct architecture can create spaces that intensify the social life of our institutions and cities.
Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis: Intensities (2012 Princeton Architectural), a new monograph released in October 2012, presents twenty built and speculative projects ranging from small installations to interior home and office transformations to large cultural institutions and urban renewal plans. Projects include: Arthouse at the Jones Center in Austin, Texas; Claremont University Consortium in Claremont, CA; the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University; Villa 93 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia; and Water Proving Ground at the Museum of Modern Art. The firm's signature drawings and process shots, reproduced in the book, reveal the methods behind their remarkably diverse works.
Copies of the book are available for purchase and signing at the event after the audience Q&A.
Paul Lewis holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, where he is also an Associate Professor. He is the recipient of the Mercedes T. Bass Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome and is a Vice President of The Architectural League of New York.
Marc Tsurumaki holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. In 2002, Marc was named a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and he serves on the Architecture, Planning and Design Panel for the New York State Council on the Arts.
David J. Lewis holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Master of Arts from Cornell University. David is an Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design. He serves as a founding member of the Advisory Board of the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
In its fourth year Architectural Explorations in Books, initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, is a series of engaging programs delving into the critical role that architecture publications play in the understanding of contemporary urban developments and structures. The events feature book presentations and discussions by acclaimed architects, critics, curators, designers, photographers and writers.