Monday, July 26, 2010

still museum: final design presentation

now you must decide between santiago and allied works! brad cloepfil shows off the final design of the clyfford still museum tonight:

Clyfford Still Museum: The Final Design
Brad Cloepfil, Allied Works Architecture

Since the initial schematic design unveiling, the design of the Clyfford Still Museum has advanced in exciting ways. Architect Brad Cloepfil will detail innovative solutions conceived to present Still's artworks, including a state-of-the-art daylighting system and an innovative, highly expressive custom-formed concrete exterior. As part of his lecture, Cloepfil will premier a 2-minute “virtual animation” of the building which will simulate a walk-through of the museum, including the landscaped forecourt.

7pm, Monday, July 26
Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium

Please RSVP at

Friday, July 23, 2010

Calatrava in Denver

Another inbox gem:

Renowned Spanish Architect

Santiago Calatrava to Visit Denver

DOCA will host special public presentation

on Calatrava’s unique vision & career July 28

DENVER, CO – JULY 21, 2010 – The evening of July 28, the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs will host a special public presentation on the unique vision and career of renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, to be followed by Q & A. Calatrava will be in town to unveil his design for Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment, which will take place the following day July 29. The public presentation on July 28 is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required; however, seating is first-come, first-served.

WHAT: Public presentation on unique vision & career of architect Santiago Calatrava followed by Q & A

WHO: Architect Santiago Calatrava

WHEN: Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sharp Auditorium, Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

DOCA’s public presentation on the unique vision and career of Santiago Calatrava is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the celebrated architect, who was selected for the City’s latest civic venture, DIA’s South Terminal Redevelopment.

Architect, artist and engineer Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951, in Valencia, Spain.

Calatrava began his formal instruction in drawing and painting at the age of eight. He earned a degree in architecture from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Valencia, where he also took a post-graduate course in urbanism. Attracted by the mathematical rigor of certain great works of historic architecture, and feeling that his training in Valencia had given him no clear direction, Calatrava decided to pursue post-graduate studies in civil engineering and enrolled in 1975 at the ETH (Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. He received his Ph.D. in 1981.

In 1984, Calatrava designed and built the Bach de Roda Bridge in Barcelona. This was the beginning of the bridge projects that established his international reputation. Since then, Calatrava has been commissioned for bridges and buildings across Europe, as well as numerous projects in North and South America.

Calatrava’s first building in the U.S.—the expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum—was completed in 2001. It was named “Best of 2001” by Time Magazine, “2002 Best Large Structure” by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, “2004 Outstanding Structure” by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and “2004 Outstanding Project Award” from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, Chicago, Illinois. Sundial Bridge in Redding, California, was Calatrava’s first bridge in the U.S., completed in 2004. Recent U.S. commissions include the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York and three bridges over the Trinity River in Dallas, Texas.

Calatrava’s honors and awards are many. They include being named a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (1993) and one of the “Time 100” most influential people by Time Magazine in 2005. He has received 18 honorary doctorates to date, is an Honorary Citizen of Liege and a Permanent Honorary Guest (Ständiger Ehrengast) of the University of Zurich.

Santiago Calatrava has offices in Zurich, Valencia and New York. For more information, visit

The mission of the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs is to advance the arts and culture in the City and County of Denver.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

pecha kucha night denver: vol. 10

In my inbox this morning:

Untitled at the Denver Art Museum presents:

PechaKucha Night Denver volume 10

projected on the side of our own

Lanny Martin Plaza @ DAM Hamilton Building
Friday, July 23, 8:20 - 10 pm
Show starts at sun-down
Bring your own chair / pillow / blanket
FREE / $5 donation

* Special Biennial Edition *

PRESENTERS include local ARCHITECTS who helped design & build the DAM and the Plaza (with their presentations projected ON the DAM and IN the Plaza!); DESIGNERS with current letterpress and pop-up shows; Denver's largest CARTOONIST; LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS present their tree installation for the Biennial; an architecture STUDENT opens his sketchbook from Rome; and Buntport THEATER is back to make us laugh so hard we cry.

Maria Cole
Christopher P. Schooler
Rick Griffith
Samuel Schimek
Felix Tannenbaum
Michael Bucher
Buntport Theater


The Denver Art Museum

Buntport Theater

D&K Printing

Passenger Pigeon

Food available from the
Deluxe Street Food Truck "Little Orange Rocket"

After-party at
Beauty Bar - 608 E 13th Ave.

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We hope to see you there!

PechaKucha Night Denver Team


Monday, July 19, 2010

glimpses of a ghost

there are some glimpses of this summer's ghost 12 in an article over at [with photos taken by builder gordon maclean for mls architects]. special thanks to parkinperspective for the heads up!

ghost 12 'boat house' from the northwest

ghost 12 'boat house' from the southeast

the article also features some past ghost projects as well, but his year's "boat house" stayed within the language of last year's minimalist wooden boxes perched towards a view or over a body of water.

see also some good blog documentation by Cherish Rosas at moxie 5.25

photo of brian's sketch for ghost 12 "boat house" [by]

we will keep our eyes peeled for new images/blog posts, etc. and post the links here.

stay tuned!