Rob Rogers and Jonathan Marvel

New York Designs 2008
Luminaire Celebrates Public Space
Rogers Marvel Architects
Recorded June 5, 2008

The Architectural League created the New York Designs juried lecture series in 2003 to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative and accomplished work built in New York City. This year’s theme, “Threshold,” focuses on projects whose design mediates distinct conditions. A threshold might be understood literally as a transitional space – that interfaces public and private; that bridges inside and outside; that connects nature and the city – or as a conceptual space of overlap between materials, disciplines, cultures, the client and architect, the past and future. What limits, opportunities, and compromises shape thresholds in the city? What can thresholds tell us about the experience of building in New York City and contemporary design practice?

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