Advertisement
Continue to Site »

site_header_zone


 
Trending
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Names Seven Finalists
Seattle Central Library by OMA/LMN. Photo courtesy of the Seattle ...
Tandus Centiva and Suzanne Tick Support Publicolor
Suzanne Tick. Flooring specialists Tandus Centiva and textile designer Suzanne ...
Thomas O’Brien Partners With Century Furniture
Photography by Jason Penney. If you think “vintage forms translated ...
1950's Throwbacks: 5 Outdoor Furnishings Look to the Past
  Nobody created outdoor living spaces quite like the architects ...
10 Questions With... Phil Jaffa
  For more than two decades, the U.K.’s Phil Jaffa, ...

JOB ZONE

jobseekers:

employers:

 
Weekly Poll
Where has your firm seen the most growth in the first half of 2014?

    industry_article_detail_left_zone

    Michael Graves Exhibits Recent Work

    St. Coletta School of Greater Washington (2006). Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    St. Coletta School of Greater Washington (2006). Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    “Towers & Teakettles: Michael Graves Architecture and Design,” on view through March 31 at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, champions the prolific output of the award-winning Graves and his two firms: Michael Graves & Associates and Michael Graves Design Group.

    Chronicling work from the 1980s to the present, the show looks well beyond the boundaries of the period when a group of architects called the New York Five purportedly adhered to the principles of early modernism, and when Graves (as a member) exemplified an international style.

    Michael Graves’ Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. 2006-2010. Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    Michael Graves’ Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore (2006-2010). Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    “For this exhibition," Graves says, "I want people to say that we make buildings of great character; buildings that complement their context; buildings that function for their intended use.” The St. Coletta School in Washington D.C for children with severe cognitive disabilities illustrates this point with whimsical, geometric pavilions that each serve a different instructional purpose and are clad in candy color tile.

    Michael Graves’ Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore (2006-2010). Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    In recent years, Graves expanded his focus to healthcare design borne from his own life-threatening illness that left him paraplegic. His co-venture with Stryker Medical led to the development of the Prime TC Transport Chair, which provides a safe and comfortable environment to better the patient and caregiver experience, and The Wounded Soldiers Homes at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which Graves hopes will be a model for “accessible, sustainable, aging-in place design.”

    Other featured projects: Resorts World Sentosa, a mega, eco-resort on 121 acres off the coast of Singapore, the William B. Bryant Annex United States Courthouse, and of course “The Whistling Teakettle” for Alessi, a product whose popularity has reached two million in sales since its debut in 1985.

    Whistling Teakettle for Alessi (1984). Photo courtesy of Michael Graves & Associates.

    industry_article_detail_central_zone