PUBLISH DATE: NOVEMBER 2015
Written by Jacob Brillhart
Foreword by Jean-Louis Cohen
This book assembles travel drawings, sketches and watercolors by Charles-Édouard Jeanneret— otherwise known as Le Corbusier before he was Le Corbusier. These records of his youthful tours of Europe and the Mediterranean show time and time again a gigantic appetite for travel and visual exploration, looking and drawing to see and to understand and to feel in order to know.
There is no single book that provides a succinct and inspiring compendium of Jeanneret’s watercolor drawings. After sifting through thousands of files at Fondation Le Corbusier, I discovered a large number of works that had never been published or that had been excluded from the more widely circulated publications. Most of Jeanneret’s travel drawings have not appeared in color or in a format large enough to convey the vibrancy and feeling of the work. This collection is meant to serve as a condensed travel handbook and road map for students, architects, art and architecture enthusiasts, design historians, and travelers who not only care about Le Corbusier but also about the creative search.
TROPICAL INTERIORS & ARCHITECTURE
Featured: Brillhart House
Editors: Michelle Galindo, Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Sofia Borges
The tropics are not only an address, but also a way of life. Living Under the Sun is a stunning showcase of modern tropical interiors and architecture that meld local design tradition and bold innovation in compelling ways.
More than anywhere else on earth, the tropics demand an architecture that can bridge the gap between what is outside—sea, sand, sky, and sun—and what lies within. The villas, family homes, artists’ ateliers, beach shacks, and urban pieds-à-terre featured in the book embrace their outdoor surroundings to offer fresh, often surprising indoor possibilities that are ideally suited to their climates. The elegantly easy-going work featured in Living Under the Sun exemplifies how to create tranquil settings to soothe our hectic lives, regardless of our geographical location.
When it comes to architecture, something is definitely happening in Miami. Not only is real estate and development booming, but recently, significant civic projects have demonstrated a potentially serious public/private commitment to infuse the commons with design and the arts. This issue presents the beginning of a critical discussion on contemporary architecture in Miami.
Contributors include: Juan Alayo, Lucas Alperi, Malik S. Benjamin, BLD, Rose Bonner, Jacob Brillhart and Melissa Brillhart, Archie Lee Coates IV, D.C. Copeland, Adib Curé and Carie Penabad, Andrés Duany, Eric Firley, Raymond Fort, Jeffrey Franklin, Nick Gelpi, Erik William Herrmann and Ashley Bigham, Julia van den Hout, Andrew Kenney, Greg Kristo, Cathy Leff, Stephanie Lee, Jean-Francois Lejeune, Thomas Lozada, Jennifer Ly, Bernadette Ma, Kyle May, Sean McCaughan, Deirdre McDermott and Nicholas McDermott, Mariana Mogilevich, Chad Oppenheim, Laura Raskin, Jacob Reidel, David Rifkind, Terence Riley, Sam Roche, Daniel Rojo, Allan Shulman, Rachel Meade Smith, John Stuart, Joey Swerdlin, Anna Lizzette Tion, Katherine J. Wheeler, Anthony Yue and Zooburbia
Copies available through CLOG.
MIAMI’S FIFTEEN MILE PROMENADE
Exactly how will we connect with the Miami waterfront? Can the urban edges of Biscayne Bay, together with the Miami River, become an authentic, contemporary place where people live, work and play? How do we balance the historical identity of the waterfront with the conflicting needs of industry, housing, and tourism, while also accommodating issues of rising sea levels and fragile ecosystems?
This report, which grew out of the University of Miami School of Architecture’s school-wide study of the Miami waterfront, represents a collective vision for a continuous promenade with a great range of walkway conditions and experiences that link disconnected neighborhoods and places. This comprehensive proposal is not a final solution, but it is an important step. The ideas generated in this study set the stage to answer the questions above and suggest inventive opportunities for growth.
To order a copy directly from the University of Miami School of Architecture, please call 305.284.5003.
A LIMITED EDITION OF 3500
184 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 c 11.25 in., paper
The Classicist No. 9, edited by Dr. Richard John, includes essays by Jean-François Lejeune on “Schinkel’s Entwürfe zu Städtischen Wohngebäuden: Living All’Antica in The New Bourgeois City,” Sam Roche on “Paul Cret and Louis Kahn: Beaux-Arts Planning at the Yale Center for British Art,” Kyle Dugdale on “ Demetri Porphyrios: Refutations and Conjectures,” and Michael Lykoudis on “Education and the Practice of Architecture.” In addition, student portfolios from the Grand Central Academy are featured, as well as Scott Merrill’s “Reflections on Practice” and Jacob Brillhart’s “Architectural Drawing in the Digital Age.”
Copies available through the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
This exhibition catalogue documents the works and ideas displayed in the Visual Thinking in the Digital Age joint exhibition by Jacob Brillhart and Errol Barron.
The exhibit itself illustrates and examines the role of hand drawing and painting in the digital age by two architects of two generations. Drawn from more than 100 sketch books used almost daily and especially during travel, the exhibition considers the tradition of drawing as both a recording device and as a tool for thinking about design. Errol Barron and Jacob Brillhart, who both teach drawing and design in their respective institutions, Tulane University and the University of Miami, believe that drawings done digitally and by hand are not mutually exclusive activities but deeply complementary ones. The joint exhibition of how observation influences design will be comprised of sketchbooks, associated paintings, design drawings and architectural models that explore the interrelationships of drawing, painting, and architecture.