Posts

Showing posts from April, 2018

Weekend / Stuff

Image
John Follis for Architectural Pottery
La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery
Robert Maxwell Critter
Peter Shire, 1989

Jun Kaneko / Desert Botanical Garden

Image
Jun Kaneko at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
The exhibition includes a series of monumental sculptures by Kaneko.





Sun Dial with a Soleri bell


The Kaneko exhibition runs until May 18th

Weekend / Stuff

Image
In terms of shopping, it was a very minimalist weekend. This is from the AndrĂ© Emmerich Gallery exhibition in 1979.

Cedric Hartman
A very well done E.T. ceramic face.  Ha!

AFASE Solar House / Scottsdale

Image
Solar House (1957) by Peter Lee


In 1954, a group of Arizona politicians, business leaders and Arizona State University joined forces with the Stanford Research Institute to form the Association for Applied Solar Energy (AFASE). The mission was to promote research and investment in solar energy. They held symposiums, exhibitions and sponsored architecture and design competitions. 

This included a 1957 competition called Living with the Sun. Architects submitted designs for a solar house that would be built in Phoenix. Concepts were submitted by Paolo Soleri, Victor Olgyay, Davis, Brody and Wisniewski, and Leland Lewis Evison. The prize-winning design was awarded toUniversity of Minnesota School of Architecture senior, Peter Lee. 

Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Lee was a student of Ralph Rapson, who was the De…

Weekend / Stuff

Image
Stool and Akari lamp by Isamu Noguchi 
Irving Harper for George Nelson - 1958
John Caruthers
Esther and Gross Wood
For books
For plants
For doors
Andrew Bergloff
Tackett and animals