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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 to the public. Grab a date, come have some wine, and enjoy a scholarly talk about some dead germans, functional design, and good clean architecture!
See the following press release from the Arkansas Arts Center about this great event!
Special Bauhaus movement lecture to be held at
Arkansas Arts Center
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts, together with studioMain, presents a special symposium, “From the Bauhaus to Our House,” discussing the history and influence of the Bauhaus movement to be held Friday, May 24, at 5 p.m., in the Arkansas Arts Center Lecture Hall. This symposium is in conjunction with the Arts Center’s current exhibition, Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson, on view May 24 - September 1, in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery.
“The Arts Center is pleased to be hosting such a notable panel of expert speakers,” said Arkansas Arts Center director of education Lou Palermo. “The Bauhaus movement was inspired by a world-changing vision to unite artists and craftsmen, and we will take a deeper look into that vision with the upcoming symposium. We are so excited to be partnering with studioMain to be able to offer this event to our friends and members of the Arkansas Arts Center.”
There will then be an hour break for viewing the exhibit and refreshments, followed by a 7 p.m. discussion with a panel of architectural experts in the design fields. Admission is free and no ticket required. The symposium will feature four of the top speakers in the state to discuss this important movement in architectural history. They are as follows: Dr. Floyd Martin (UALR, Art History), John Greer (WER Architects and Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas), Mia Hall (UALR, Applied Design) and Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree (UA Fay Jones School of Architecture).
This exhibition conveys the lasting philosophies of the Bauhaus, a German expression meaning “house for building” and the name of an important German School principle of architecture and design. The Bauhaus school was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 and introduced the sleek, functional architecture that is found in many of today’s modern buildings.
The exhibition is comprised of photographs, plans and elevations, and furniture that capture the essence of Bauhaus design and its influence on architecture. By pairing Bauhaus buildings with contemporary examples by leading architects, Gordon Watkinson explores the legacy of such modern ideas as passive solar, radiant heat and prefabricating housing.
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.
Join the Architecture & Design Network for this season’s first lecture:
Mark Boyer | Tuesday October 16th | 6:00pm | Arkansas Art Center
Professor and head of the Landscape Architecture Department of the University of Arkansas’s Fay Jones School of Architecture, Mark Boyer joined the school faculty in 1998. Following his graduation from Louisiana State University where he earned his graduate degree, Boyer entered private practice. His work at that time focused on sensitive ecosystems in state parks and national wildlife refuges.
Boyer was part of the interdisciplinary team that designed Habitat Trails, a sustainable neighborhood for the Benton County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The project won seven major awards, including a national Honor Award in Analysis and Planning, from the ASLA. His interest in ecological issues and storm-water management is reflected in the courses he teaches. Established in 1976, the Department’s emphasis is on urban design, community development, wetland reclamation and the design of parks, gardens, public memorials and a variety of recreational amenities. Historic landscape preservation is also an important component of the program.
Boyer’s lecture, like all others in ADN’s 12/13 series are free and open to the public. Sponsors of the series include the Fay Jones School of Architecture, the Central Arkansas Chapter of the AIA and the Arkansas Arts Center.
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One of our favorite groups in town, the Architecture & Design Network has announced their Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 Lecture Schedule!!! Check it out, there are some incredible folks coming here in the next year. Don’t worry we’ll post information here about each lecture!
In honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the York Minster Abbey was fitted with 1,500 squares of grass! Click the picture above to continue to a Huffinton Post article about the event.
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 in Arkansas, including the Tower Building of Little Rock, the works of famed Arkansas native Edward Durell Stone, and the many other forgotten gems in Arkansas. Doors open at 6pm, be sure to show up early and check out the incredible student design work on display in our gallery, where University of Arkansas students re-envision the future of South Main Street.
“Before World War II there was an evolving movement in architecture that prioritized functionality over form. The “International Style” as it was known, became popular in Europe in the early part of the 20th century, when forward thinking architects and designers were questioning man’s role in the modern world. But it wasn’t until after World War II that modern concepts of design took root in America. The new architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades. “Clean Lines, Open Spaces” is an original documentary produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network that looks at the style we now call “mid-century modern” architecture, the people who shaped it and its place in the landscape of Arkansas’s built environment.”
CAST & CREW LIST:
Producer, Writer, Editor: Mark Wilcken
Director of Photography: Gabe Mayhan
Architectural Advisor: Ethel Goodstein-Murphree
Narration: Chad Bradford
Executive Producer: Carole Adornetto
Come join us at studioMAIN, and celebrate the clean lines and open spaces of great architecture. It is going to be a great night on South Main!!
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 designs of a revitalization plan for the South Main Street district.
Since its 19th century evolution into an iconic locale anchoring cities large and small, “Main Street became to America what the piazza was to Italy”, observes historian Richard Longstreth. Main Street became a major force of centralization in our emerging national landscape and, absent a town square or green, functioned as the definitive heart of American civic and commercial life by the beginning of the 20th century.
While no Main Street is exactly alike, this corridor type developed a categorical urban form, that exhibits distinct morphological and typological patterns which shared sociological patterns that supported a distributed American experience.
Come join us at studioMAIN and celebrate these student’s incredible work this semester, and also view the winning entries from the Wine & Design Fashion Show put on by our local members of ASID. It is going to be a great night at studioMAIN!!
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.