Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture
Look: Memory and Invention
The Madrid-based firm Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is known for work that fosters a dialogue with the past. In San Sebastián, Spain, the team built an extension to the San Telmo Museum—a collection dedicated to the history of Basque life, housed in a 16th-century Dominican convent—that features a perforated aluminum skin. And in Cordoba, the firm won the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their Madinat al Zahra Museum, a white concrete and weathering steel complex that sits atop a 10th-century Islamic archaeological site. Utilizing the ground planes of three excavated buildings as a starting point for new ones, the building weaves parts of the ancient palace city within its fabric. In “Look,” GSAPP alumni and Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano return Avery Hall for a lecture in memory of Paul S. Byard.