Front Studio Architects is working with Atlas Development Co. in Greensburg, PA on the development of 14 two-bedroom apartments. Ben Samson, of Front Studio, says “it really is a harbinger of change for the area.”
Front Studio Architects has been engaged by Atlas Development Co. to investigate the rehabilitation of three buildings on Broadway Ave in Beechview. Says Art, "I was struck by the fact that it is not as active and vital as it once was. This development will visually activate the street and Beechview. We will be restoring the existing buildings and our new building is going to be brightly colored in three different shades of blue.”
Female architects speak out in a candid series of interviews in the New York Times about the ongoing state of affairs for women in architecture. Read Yen's thoughts on the obstacles we face every day.
The artist James Turrell is donating a major piece of work, one of his Skyspace pieces, to the Mattress Factory. Front Studio principal, Art Lubetz, joins Mary Lou Arscott, Associate Head of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon on the planning committee headed by co-directors Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk.
Yen Ha writes a winning story for the Architectural League's Urban Omnibus as they sponsor a writing competition titled "Common Shares". Her story, A Shared Life, "probes the blurred edge between peer-to-peer and under-the-table, collaboration and exploitation, the romantic possibilities cities present and the sacrifices we make to live in them."
Beloved Cup of Jo blog features Front Studio's renovation of a Tribeca penthouse for principal, Yen Ha, with beautiful images by Alpha Smoot and a conversation about storage bins, talking tubes and artwork.
Imperfect Health: Medicalization of Architecture
The Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 15, 2012 - Feb. 24, 2013
Imperfect Health travels to the Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh. The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University is proud to present the U.S. premiere of Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture. This exhibition has particular resonance in Pittsburgh, a city that has recovered from the collapse of its steel industry through its new health care, education and technology industries, and at Carnegie Mellon, a research institution focused on innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creating and implementing solutions for real problems. Despite decades of revitalization, Pittsburgh still ranks as one of the most polluted cities in the United States, with higher rates of cancer, asthma, and obesity than the national averages.
Authors Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini tackles "how architects and planners are responding to growing urban health concerns" in the publication of Imperfect Health, following the months long exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. The book includes Front Studio's project, Q-CITY, a "design for quarantine spaces employing secondary urban infrastructures."
Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture
Canadian Centre for Architecture
October 25, 2011 to April 15, 2012
Health is a focus of contemporary political debate in a moment of historically high anxiety, but are architects, urban designers, and landscape architects seeking a new moral and political agenda within these concerns? Imperfect Health [is an exhibition that] examines the complexity of today’s interrelated and emerging health problems juxtaposed with a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions. Imperfect Health was voted the Exhibition of the Year in 2012 by Design Observer. The exhibition included Front Studio's Q-CITY, a quarantine system designed to take advantage of the existing urban infrastructure.
Curated by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, CCA
Melissa Rayworth writes for Pittsburgh Magazine about the Glass Lofts, a project where Art deliberately left portions unfinished for the future community to complete. Lots of beautiful bold colors and a mix of masculine and feminine design elements makes the Glass Lofts a welcome addition to the neighborhood.