Bauhaus Symposium May 24th 5pm
Willkommen zurück in die Schule!! You are invited to attend a special lecture/panel event injunction with studioMain and Arkansas Arts Center’s Bauhaus exhibitions. Friday, May 24th at 5pm at the Arkansas Arts Center lecture hall, a wise and knowledgeable group of presenters will be lecturing on the Bauhaus (school, culture, architecture, furniture, etc). This event is FREE and open...
From the Bauhaus to Our House - Lecture and Panel...
This Friday, May 24th, studioMAIN will be partnering with the Arkansas Arts Center to host the “From the Bauhaus to Our House” Lecture and Panel Discussion as part of their opening event for their Bauhaus 21 exhibit! We’ll kick things off at 5pm with a series of 3 brief lectures discussing the history and influence of the Bauhaus movement. There will then be an hour break for...
From Bauhaus to Our Haus
U of A CDC awarded NEA Grant
Congratulations to the CDC (University of Arkansas Community Design Center) for receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts! The grant will support an urban design plan for an arts district in downtown Fayetteville (on West Ave and the Walton Arts Center) Steve Luoni (director of the CDC) said a designed arts district would be valuable to Fayetteville because the city already...
Save the Thorncrown Chapel by Signing a Petition... →
The beauty of Thorncrown Chapel is exalted by the wooded surroundings of this architectural gem. Now a big power company wants to disturb the view. Marring the symbiotic harmony of architecture and nature. Please sign the petition to keep Swepco away from this treasure.
From Bauhaus to Our Haus
Are you prepared for the Germans? studioMain Bauhaus Exhibition May 2013 is coming up soon!
Architects Announce Opposition to MoMA Plan for... →
If you haven’t heard the news yet, MOMA has bought and made the decision to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. The architecture community is in an uproar. There is a petition to save this fantastic work of contemporary architecture. ...
The ABC of Architects →
Just a little animation to brighten your Spring day. Watch out for the parachute at the 1 min mark! These two architects know how to post some sexy architecture photos to their tumblr page. Check out some visual eye candy. http://ombuarchitecture.tumblr.com/archive
Is it a Bike? a Scooter? Whichever, it is awesome! →
studioMAIN Annual Report 2012
Envision Little Rock Competition
Envision Little Rock is part of the 100 year celebration of the John Nolan’s Plan for a Park System for Little Rock back in 1903. The plan proposed a master plan for a park system that would wrap around the city and include park space along the Fouche and Rock Creeks and the Arkansas River as well as tree lined boulevards stretching through the city connecting other parks in the city fabric....
When it comes to walking in the city, a smartphone is now almost as important as...– Adam Davies on smartphones and walkable cities (via thisbigcity) Check out this great article about walkable cities and the emerging role of smartphones.
Check out the latest article about PopUp Main... →
Anonymous asked: I would like to know who to contact about space for the thursday and friday food truck's on south main
PopUp Main Street
If you haven’t heard, there are some amazing things going on along South Main Street. We are thrilled that Create Little Rock (the young professionals arm of the Chamber of Commerce) have asked us to assist them in creating a “Better Block” event for Little Rock. If you haven’t heard of the program, check them out http://betterblock.org/. The program focuses on Rapid...
South Main 2nd Thursday Truck Night →
From the Arkansas Times: Chef Jeffrey Palsa has been operating The Food Truck in Little Rock for a couple of years now, serving up hot gourmet sandwiches and and soups with a cheerful smile and a ready laugh. After a hot, dry summer that proved difficult for many of our local trucks, Palsa wanted to reignite excitement in the food truck scene, deciding to create a monthly truck even in the SoMa...
Fay Jones at Laman Library →
“Outside the Pale: The Architecture of Fay Jones,” an exhibit of artifacts on loan from the Old State House Museum and the University of Arkansas, opens today at Laman Library and will run through Aug. 25. Laman has a connection to the famed UA architect, who was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright: He designed the gazebo in the library plaza in the early 1970s. The exhibit takes its name from...
July Exhibit Teaser - Charles and Ray Eames
A chair that looked like a potato chip. Another that resembled a “well-used first baseman’s mitt.” A folding screen that rippled … With a grand sense of adventure, Charles and Ray Eames turned their curiosity and boundless enthusiasm into creations that established them as a truly great husband-and-wife design team. Their unique synergy led to a whole new look in...
Quality + Quantity: a Conversation on Modern...
Quality + Quantity a Conversation on Modern Furniture Friday, July 13, 2012 | 5pm | 1423 S. Main St Suite C studioMAIN is proud to invite you our latest exhibition, Quality + Quantity: a Conversation on Modern Furniture. We are excited to be exhibiting furniture designed by local UALR Applied Design students, and pairing it with several timeless furniture pieces that are being provided by...
The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function
The Bauhaus – more at ArchDaily.com
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design -...
LEED – more at ArchDaily.com
Main Street visions →
Burbs going Bust
The Burbs – more at ArchDaily.com Graphic from ArchDaily.com
From Idealism to Realism
Public Interest Design – more at ArchDaily.com graphic from ArchDaily.com
Little Rock Film Festival Visits South Main Street
Friday, June 1, 2012 | 8pm | 1423 S. Main St Suite C studioMAIN is proud to host “Clean Lines, Open Spaces” this Friday, June 1st, as part of the Little Rock Film Festival. This documentary film by AETN’s Mark Wilcken focuses on the “Mid-Century Modernism” movement in post World War II architecture. Come and learn about the many wonderful buildings of this style that were built...
MAY EXHIBIT OPENING TONIGHT
Last night, we set up the new exhibit at studio Main for our opening tonight. Students from the University of Arkansas Community Design Center have put together a series of drawings and models for different home and business designs and even a light rail station. There is also a scale model of the neighborhood. Come check it out in person tonight! In addition to the student work we are also...
StudioMain Eye Candy Article →
Come check out our exhibit tonight!!!
MAY EXHIBIT: Spring 2012 UACDC Studio
Student Perception UACDC Architecture Students Re-Envision South Main Street May 11, 2012 | 2nd Friday Art Night | 5pm-9pm | 1423 S. Main St Suite C As a precursor for a larger redevelopment plan under preparation, by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, for the historic 60-block Pettaway Neighborhood in downtown Little Rock, this exhibit will focus on student...
small lots in LA
Thought you might appreciate this… http://www.modative.com/modern-architects-blog/bid/84346/small-lot-subdivision-branching-out-of-los-angeles?source=Blog_Email_[Small%20Lot%20Subdivisio]
Anonymous asked: Is the Arkopolis exibit available for public viewing ? Kathleen
LITTLE ROCK’S HISTORY: ARKOPOLIS, ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK’S HISTORY: ARKOPOLIS, ARKANSAS (a guest editorial by Mason Ellis) Many people have inquired about the exhibit title, “Almost Arkopolis” and where the name came from. The story behind it is that we were almost called Arkopolis! Come to our Open House Friday nigth uring the 2nd Friday Art Walk at studio MAIN from 5- 9 to see the exhibit. The story goes back to the early 1800’s when a...
Pettaway Pocket Houses - UACDC
Whoops, time really got away from us with everything we have going on. Expect a flurry of posts this week while we get everything caught up! So as we promised last time, here are the student home designs for the Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood: The students developed 6 different house types, ranging from the two-story Two-Faced and Extended Porch types, to the three-story Tower houses.[[MORE]] ...
Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood - UACDC
Project: Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood Designer: UACDC (University of Arkansas Community Design Center) and students Location: Little Rock, Arkansas The nine-unit Pettaway Pocket Neighborhood galvanizes urbanization within low density development. A pocket neighborhood is an identifiable cluster of houses around shared outdoor commons and infrastructure─ideal for leveraging quality within an...
Check out the studioMAIN dragon at the SoMa Mardi... →
Art of Architecture Lecture - Floyd Martin 2.21.12 →
Make sure to come out to the Arkansas Art Center next week for the latest Art of Architecture lecture, by UALR Art History professor Floyd Martin! William Morris and Arts and Craft Movement A Lecture by Floyd Martin William Morris, born in England in 1834,is long recognized as one of the major figures of the Arts and Craft Movement. A designer of textiles, wallpaper, furniture and books,...
CSI Little Rock Scholarship Opportunity (Click... →
LRCSI RAY ECHOLS SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES The Ray Echols Scholarship is awarded for one SENIOR semester to chosen students at the following Universities: The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; The University of Arkansas, Little Rock; The University of Central Arkansas, Conway and Arkansas State University, Jonesboro. Students applying may be either full time or part time (minimum 6 hours) and be...
Click this to see the latest article about... →
Checkout who is the latest Neighborhood Spotlight by the Pettaway Neighborhood Association… that’s right, us! Thanks for the love guys!
Dwell Contest - Click HERE to Vote for Little... →
Dwell magazine is holding a contest for “Rethinking Preservation”, see below for more details: “We believe that designing for the modern world begins with honoring the precedents of the past. So we joined forces with Sub-Zero to conceive a contest dedicated to rethinking preservation and you delivered! We received dozens of entries and now it’s time to vote! Here’s how it works....
Arkansas Times Article on studioMAIN →
Hey Everybody, check out the article Leslie Peacock wrote about studioMAIN and 2nd Friday Art Night!
Broadway Bridge Designs Unveiled →
Check out Mason Ellis’ blog post on the Broadway Bridge designs by Garver Engineers, and let us know what you think.