School of Architecture runs on starpower

In the world of architecture, it doesn’t get any better than winning the Pritzker Prize — an honor in architecture akin to the Oscar, the Pulitzer or the Nobel. Now, imagine the likelihood of running into four Pritzker winners on the same day, at the same time, in one place. This is what happened to […]

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Few units filled at 360 State

Looking down Chapel Street, it’s difficult to miss the 34-story tower soaring above its neighboring five-story red bricks. Though the building, named after its address at 360 State St., may appear plain and unassuming, it sticks out like a cowlick in both its size and its long list of superlatives. Last week, the building joined […]

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London embassy passes to next generation

LONDON — When the U.S. Department of State announced last month the results of the design competition for its new embassy here, the jury surprised critics by selecting, from among a glitzy shortlist of four firms, the only one that has not won the prestigious Pritzker Prize: the relatively youthful Philadelphia-based office of KieranTimberlake. The […]

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Branford bedroom shows up in buttery

Students passing through the Branford basement last night may have noticed a strange noise warbling through the corridors. The music, a mix of Feist and Katy Perry, was coming from a laptop locked inside the college’s buttery, along with the other contents of a student’s room — from the desk right down to towels and […]

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Walpole exhibit crosses the Atlantic

LONDON — For those who missed “Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill” at the Yale Center for British Art last fall, there is a second chance to see it. But this time it will cost £6 and a $500 plane ticket. The exhibit, now on display at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, is the second part of […]

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Fair features Yalies’ chairs

Like many Yalies, Felix Raspall ARC ’10 is looking forward to spending some of his spring break catching up on unfinished schoolwork. But for Raspall, this means putting the finishing touches on a project due last fall: the design and construction of a two-person loveseat that he compared to two merging blood cells. Raspall is […]

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A house divided?

When School of Architecture professor Peter Eisenman heads up to his office on the third floor of Paul Rudolph Hall, he uses the elevators in the Jeffrey H. Loria Center — the addition to Rudolph Hall that currently hosts the History of Art Department. But this is nearly the only time he ever steps foot […]

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Prof’s manuscript previewed

It’s not unusual for Yalies to read texts written by their professors. But only a few can attest to hearing their professors’ yet-to-be-published manuscript about a Soviet delegation’s visit to 1950s California. In the cramped Comparative Literature library on the eighth floor of Bingham Hall, approximately 60 guests — mostly comparative literature faculty and students […]

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Yale architect to design new U.S. embassy in London

KieranTimberlake, a Philadelphia-based architecture firm co-founded by Stephen Kieran ’73, has been selected to design the new American embassy in London, the United States Department of State announced yesterday. Construction is set to begin in 2013, and the new embassy is planned for completion by 2017. The project will cost approximately $500 million, according to […]

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Art aims to trick, thrill

Most art historians would agree that there is never just one correct perspective for looking at a piece of art. But New Haven will soon play host to an installation that is an exception to that rule. This coming June, the plaza outside New Haven’s Shubert Theater on College Street will feature a public installation, […]

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Exhibit showcases Saarinen

On the 100th year after his birth, and nearly 50 years after his death, Eero Saarinen ARC ’34 is coming back to life. Today, the School of Architecture and the Yale University Art Gallery will open the first ever retrospective exhibition of Saarinen’s work, titled “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future.” The exhibition, which has traveled […]

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A newer, squarer Morse

When Morse College students move back into their rooms this coming fall, they will finally be able to fit their square IKEA side tables into the corners of their rooms: Morse College will have right angles. As renovations of the college continue, alterations have already become visible. There are new sinks in the bathrooms, new […]

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