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The BMW Guggenheim Lab Confronting Comfort in New York City: The City and You

Geschreven op 2-10-2010 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, Design Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Gugenheim Lab4 August 2011: Lightweight and compact, with a structural skeleton built of carbon fiber, the mobile structure for the first cycle of the BMW Guggenheim Lab has been designed by the Tokyo architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow as a “traveling toolbox.”

Watch time-lapse footage of the BMW Guggenheim Lab construction in New York City, where an empty lot was turned into an urban think tank and community center.

Thousands of photographs were compiled into just over one minute to create this accelerated look at the process.

10 May 2011: The BMW Guggenheim Lab launches in New York from August 3 to October 16, 2011, before traveling to Berlin and then Mumbai. Cycle 1 concludes with an exhibition presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013. Two additional two-year cycles will follow, each with a new mobile structure and theme, concluding in the fall of 2016. From August 3 to October 16, 2011, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is located at: First Park | Houston at 2nd Ave.  A New York City Parks Property

Over the Lab’s six-year migration, there will be three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. The theme of the Lab’s first two-year cycle is Confronting Comfort—exploring notions of individual and collective comfort and the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility.

Conceived as an urban think tank and mobile laboratory, the BMW Guggenheim Lab will explore issues confronting contemporary cities and provide a public place and online forum for sharing ideas and practical solutions. The BMW Guggenheim Lab and all of its programming will be free to the public. The new BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online communities will create and extend the opportunity to participate in this multidisciplinary urban experiment worldwide.

Guggenheim2 October 2010: The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a long-term global collaboration between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and BMW. Spanning six years of programmed activities that will engage people in nine major cities across the globe, the BMW Guggenheim Lab is conceived as an innovative movable structure, which will travel from city to city bringing together ambitious thinkers and becoming a public place for research, experimentation, and the sharing of ideas about major issues affecting urban life. The first BMW Guggenheim Lab will be installed in North America in late summer 2011 and will present programming into the fall of 2011, before moving on to the next two cities on its global tour, in Europe and Asia.

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is meant as a space to question relevant topics and themes about our urban environments, but also to explore innovative possibilities to address them. The BMW Guggenheim Lab team, a multidisciplinary group of four young talents who will be the driving force of the Lab, will present their research outcomes through an installation to be on display at the Lab. Additionally, site-specific events and educational programs will include workshops, public discussions, performances, and formal and informal gatherings around a chosen theme, which will tie the program into the everyday fabric of the city. The theme for the first cycle is Confronting Comfort: The City and You—how urban environments can be made more responsive to people’s needs, how people can feel at ease in an urban environment, and how to better address the challenges of the cities of tomorrow while focusing on the local realities of the cities of today.

Admission and all public programs will be free. The architect for the first BMW Guggenheim Lab is Atelier Bow Wow (Japan), and the graphic designer is Sulki & Min (Korea). The BMW Guggenheim Labs will travel in separate, consecutive two-year cycles, for a total project period of six years. There will be three different BMW Guggenheim Labs, each with its own architect, theme to investigate, and series of three major international cities to visit.

At the conclusion of each two-year cycle, a special exhibition will be presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, exploring issues that were raised, addressed, and presented at the BMW Guggenheim Lab’s different venues.

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    24 september 2011 om 09:08 | Permalink

    Lab Programs: David Simon on The Wire, Treme, and Capturing Cities on Film

    David Simon is an author, screenwriter, and producer whose background as a crime beat reporter has provided the basis for his creative examinations of the contemporary American city. Simon is best known as producer and writer of the critically acclaimed television series The Wire (2002–08) and Treme (2010–). These immersive novelistic works are richly populated with compelling characters whose intersections reveal the complex network of forces at play in cities. Whether detailing the plague of corruption in Baltimore or the rebuilding of community in post-Katrina New Orleans, Simon’s works have much to tell us about how we live in cities today, our aspirations, and our challenges.

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    24 september 2011 om 09:18 | Permalink

    Urbanology: Building Your Future City

    Watch as visitors to the BMW Guggenheim Lab share their reactions to Urbanology, an interactive group game at the New York Lab that addresses issues that arise when cities grow and inhabitants try to institute lasting change.

  3. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 oktober 2011 om 02:42 | Permalink

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Programs: George Prochnik at the Sound Sweep

    Author of “In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise,” sonic expert George Prochnik discusses how sound can affect your health, well-being and stress levels.

  4. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 oktober 2011 om 02:48 | Permalink

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Design: Carbon Fiber Opportunity for Innovation

    Lightweight and compact, with a structural skeleton built of carbon fiber, the mobile structure for the first cycle of the BMW Guggenheim Lab has been designed by the Tokyo architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow as a “traveling toolbox.” Leo E. Argiris (principal, Arup) and Martin Marciano and Mark Fiedler (principals, Fiedler Marciano Architecture) discuss the team approach to the innovative carbon fiber structure and the legacy they hope the Lab will leave behind in New York.

  5. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 oktober 2011 om 03:01 | Permalink

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Programs: Love Night

    New insights in brain science suggest that we are hard-wired for altruism and trust—even among strangers. Neuroeconomist Paul Zak, psychologist Emanuele Castano, and Kio Stark of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program designed a party to bring out the love in even the most hardened New Yorker.

  6. Erik van Erne zegt:

    15 oktober 2011 om 03:16 | Permalink

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Programs: First Street Green Day

    The lot at First Park, a New York City Parks property, now temporarily occupied by the main structure of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, has been derelict for many years but has the potential to become a vibrant community resource. What will happen after the Lab leaves? Lab visitors join First Street Green to help decide.

  7. Erik van Erne zegt:

    28 oktober 2011 om 07:58 | Permalink

    BMW Guggenheim Lab Programs: New York Conclusions with David van der Leer and Maria Nicanor

    Maria Nicanor, Assistant Curator, Architecture, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator, Architecture and Urban Studies, argue that our greatest resource in reimagining urban space is right beneath our noses—the people.

  8. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 september 2017 om 10:53 | Permalink

    Installing Alexander Calder’s “Red Lily Pads” at Guggenheim

    Get a behind-the-scenes look into the installation of Alexander Calder’s “Red Lily Pads” (1956) in “Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim.”

    Drawn to forms and unexpected juxtapositions he found in nature, Alexander Calder created abstract compositions that activated the surrounding space, as seen with “Red Lily Pads.” Calder also had a degree in engineering and made innovative sculptures in which balanced forms move in ways that often depend on air currents.

  9. Erik van Erne zegt:

    3 september 2017 om 11:09 | Permalink

    Works of Calder: Graphics Pioneer Herbert Matter’s Rarely Seen Film Marks Sculptor Alexander Calder’s Birth

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