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The Museum at Bethel Woods

Photo of the interior of the Museum at Bethel Woods

Down to Yasgur’s Farm

The Museum at Bethel Woods takes a look back at Woodstock and the peace, love, and rock n’ roll era that made it possible.

The rolling hillsides surrounding Route 17B in rural Sullivan County, New York, don’t appear much changed since 1969, when 400,000 young people gathered at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm to hear songs about Vietnam and social inequality.

Interactive Architecture

Beijing Aquatic Center

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

The year was 1969. In what he called an “Unwarranted Apology” for the discipline, architectural theorist Reyner Banham argued that while technological advances have often dictated innovation, architecture has often been late to adapt. His revelation, so obvious today by 21st century standards, was that mechanical engineering and architectural design cannot be separated.

Glass Artistry

Glass Artistry

Both palette and canvas, glass is infinitely mutable and eloquently transmissive. The seduction is powerful.

It is impossible to separate glass from light. It simply does not exist without light behind, below, before, above, or through it. It is that intrinsic relationship that draws designers and artists to choose glass as their medium. And as technology continually refines manufacturing techniques and lighting options, the possibilities inherent in glass are virtually limitless.

The New York Times Building Facade

Making Headlines

At the Renzo Piano-designed New York Times Building, Pentagram melds signage, architecture, and brand identity for Times Squares’ founding tenant.

When Pentagram was brought on to conceive the façade identity for The New York Times Building, it was obvious that signage should be integrated with the building’s innovative brise soleil, a curtain wall of white ceramic rods designed to control light and heat intake.

Fabric Structures

No Boundaries

Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.

Twenty years ago, the phrase “fabric architecture” referred to an outdoor tent or restaurant awning. Today, an ever-expanding palette of materials and vastly improved structural, lighting, and graphic technologies allow fabrics to escape the awning and take on new roles: multimedia canvas, iconic sculpture, branded totem, and architectural skin, just to name a few.

Town Hall

Please join us to discuss the programming over the last year, our plans for the 2014, gain your input regarding the direction, events and programming that you, the members, would like to see moving forward.

We would also like to thank our SEGD New York 2013 Chapter Sponsor, Designtex, for continued support throughout the year, and Design Communications and CREO Industrial Arts for their support with events this year.

Date/Time

Monday November 18, 2013

6:00 to 8:00pm

Location

The National Opera Center

Sue Gould

2013 SEGD Fellow and President 1989-1990

Sue Gould is a designer, builder, historian, calligrapher, master connector, role model, mentor, and self-admitted “New York cheerleader.”

Sue Gould, President of Lebowitz | Gould | Design, Inc.
New York, NY

Fossils Hall

Honor Award
Fossils Hall, American Museum of Natural History, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Restored, reinterpreted and remounted in 1996, the fourth-floor fossil halls at the American Museum of Natural History are home to many world-renowned specimens. New graphics help communicate new scientific thinking about evolution, and help visitors understand the practice of science. The Hall of Vertebrate Origins explains how early vertebrates came out of the oceans on to land. Specimens and models are hung overhead, with labels on railing beneath them. All exhibits in the main path can be taken apart with a hex wrench, useful for special events and dining occasions.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

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