Architecture Books Discussion at Columbia University
29 November 2012
A conversation about architecture books will be hosted at Columbia’s GSAPP on November 29th at 6:30pm. Bernard Tschumi will be discussing his recent book, Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, whose own book, The Sniper’s Log, is also being released this fall. The event will be held at Wood Auditorium in Columbia’s Avery Hall.
Bernard Tschumi at FIAF
14 November 2012
A discussion with Bernard Tschumi is to be hosted by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and moderated by Michael Boodro, Editor-in-Chief of Elle Décor magazine. The talk will be held at FIAF’s Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenue) on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the FIAF website. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color Released
30 October 2012
Today Rizzoli releases Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color, the first comprehensive monograph on architect Bernard Tschumi. Part monograph, part work of architectural theory, part novel, the book narrates a journey through a personal history of architecture and architectural ideas in five parts. Intertwining theory and practice, hypothetical studies and built projects, Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color presents an architectural perspective and the conceptual strategies behind each work, discussing architecture in an original way: as a balance of images and story that offers a new perspective on the architecture book and redefines the monograph. Designed by 2x4, the book is now available in bookstores and online vendors. more
Derrida Conference Opens
25 October 2012
AoD Architecture of Disjunction: The Specter of Jacques Derrida, an International Scientific Conference organized by the University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, is held in Serbia from the 25th to the 27th of October. Participants include Bernard Tschumi, Peter Eisenman, Mark Wigley, Jeffrey Kipnis, Catherine Ingraham, Ljiljana Blagojević, Marguerite Derrida, and others.
Common Ground
07 June 2012
Bernard Tschumi exhibits four new panels based on his Advertisements for Architecture series from 1976 as part of the Common Ground exhibition at the Venice Biennale, curated by David Chipperfield. The new panels show a series of diptychs with slogans that relate to issues on contemporary architectural practice.
Vacheron-Constantin Extension
25 May 2012
Bernard Tschumi Architects has been commissioned to design a 100,000 square-foot (10,000m2) extension of the Vacheron-Constantin factory and headquarters building, also designed by the firm and completed in 2005 near Geneva.
Jean Tschumi Remembered
23 May 2012
The work of Jean Tschumi (1904-1962) is celebrated in Orleans, France. An exhibition prepared by Jacques Gubler and curated by Elke Mittmann opens at the Maison de l’Architecture in Orleans, with a lecture by Jacques Gubler at the Orleans Mediatheque. A colloquium on the preservation of 20th century architecture will take place on June 12, moderated by Richard Scoffier with Dominique Lyon, Francis Soler, Bernard Tschumi and Docomomo activist Agnes Cailliau; it will discuss possible scenarios of reuse of Jean Tschumi’s first building, the Sandoz Laboratories in Orleans (1948-1953).
Le Rosey Groundbreaking
15 May 2012
Construction begins on the new performance center to be called Carnal Hall at the Swiss boarding school Le Rosey in Rolle.
Concept and Material
09 April 2012
Bernard Tschumi lectures at IIT in Chicago on the subject of Concept and Material in Architecture.
Red/Read Storefront Benefit
29 March 2012
Bernard Tschumi and Barbara Kruger are honored as part of the annual spring benefit for Storefront for Art and Architecture featuring a silent auction of artworks held in the historic lobby of the Woolworth Building. The evening also featured a performance on the roof, which was lit with red lights for the occasion.
Alésia Museum First Phase Inauguration
19 March 2012
Part of a museum complex designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, a new interpretive center on the site of the historic Battle of Alésia will open in a formal ceremony on March 22, 2012. Located in Burgundy, France, the building marks the position of the Roman army, under Julius Caesar, and its encampment surrounding the Gauls under Vercingetorix in 52 B.C. The building will be open to the public starting on March 26th. more