Venice Architecture Biennale 2021: Nature as the Ultimate Architect

Many of this year's participants looked to the natural world for their innovations

The 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale was destined to be a memorable event for a multitude of reasons. Perhaps the most obvious: it’s one of the first international events open to the public since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. After so many months of lockdowns, forced closures and virtual viewing rooms, an occasion like this—meeting with new and old peers—was undoubtedly a strange and exhilarating …

Visiting “At The Luss House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM + Object & Thing”

In Ossining, New York, this trio of organizers returns with another stunning site-specific immersion

When he was 25, in the year 1955, designer, architect and clockmaker Gerald Luss imagined and then constructed a mid-century modern home in the town of Ossining, New York, for his family. It would be their residence for roughly three years, during which time Luss was also working on another milestone as the design mastermind behind the 350,000 square feet of interiors at the Time-Life building. That …

Stone Barns Center Opens a Gallery with Object & Thing

A debut exhibition on artistic practices interwoven with farm sustainability

A confluence of categoric visionaries, The Gallery at the non-profit farm and education axis Stone Barns Center (home of the two-Michelin-star farmstead restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns) debuted this week in partnership with art and design platform Object & Thing. The exhibition adheres to the mission of the Pocantico Hills, New York-located Center and addresses farm sustainability through the lens of artistic practice and …