Please join us on April 23 at 5pm in the Goldsmith Hall Lobby to celebrate the release of CENTER 19: Curtains and Centerline 8: Mining Location J.O. 180: Experimental Buildings at Shoal Lake. Refreshments provided. Discounted copies, signed by contributors available.
CENTER 19: CURTAINS
CURTAINS was a multi-site installation and exhibition designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture—not in the form of rigid tensile structures, nor in the form of cladding or upholstery, but in their more relaxed, natural forms: curtains associated with windows, yes, but also defining and activating spaces indoors and out, billowing overhead as canopies, catching and using wind like sails, creating shade, diffusing light, holding color in their folds, filtering views, absorbing sound, showing the wind, and making theater of the everyday.This volume of CENTER aims to inspire openness to curtains and their kin in the hope that this will help rejuvenate the art of architecture. An openness that will help designers to move on to an architecture that is more resource efficient, more technologically sophisticated, and less stylistically dogmatic, an architecture more embracing of humanity and truly interested in the possibilities of dwelling.
CENTERLINE 8: MINING LOCATION J.O. 180: EXPERIMENTAL BUILDINGS AT SHOAL LAKE
A lake house holds a special place in the psyche of Canadian culture that often times grounds itself in its wealth of extant wilderness and pioneering roots. Such campsites are part of a tradition and serve as stepping-stones to a natural world. Indeed, despite their occasional inhabitation, the experiences of a lake house are frequently given a primary place in our memory—standing in contrast to our increasingly urban lives.