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Significant Interiors features award-winning interiors by notable architecture and design firms. Members of the Interior Architecture Knowledge Community have selected 55 projects based on criteria of creativity and innovation. This publication presents selected projects in a fresh, reader-friendly format. Winning projects are featured with detailed commentary, plans, captions and color photographs. Buy the book now.

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Multimedia Resources for Interior Architects

Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli
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"If you can't find it, design it" is the motto of the Vignellis, whose renowned work ranges ''from the spoon to the city." Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra's film brings us into the Vignellis' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.
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Interviews

 
An Interview with Billie Tsien, AIA
Principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
By: Annie Chu
Professor of Interior Architecture: Woodbury University
 
The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors awarded the 2013 AIA Architecture Firm Award to Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, who blend exquisite care for detail with subtle, reverent architecture that's both timeless in its abstracted, meditative forms and materially specific to context and place. The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm, and recognizes a practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years…

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects respect the Modernist legacy of orthogonal, functional minimalism, but place it in a wider context of earthen, material richness. A married team of architects that have been working together since 1977 and formed their New York City–based practice in 1986, Tod Williams, and Billie Tsien have used the intervening decades to design a celebrated portfolio of overwhelmingly public cultural and institutional buildings: university facilities, libraries, museums, etc.  As such, their design language embodies the idealized traits of the body politic: contemplative, enlightened, humble, eloquent, granular, and diverse in its individual details, but unified in purpose and intent. It's a tactile Modernism where the form persists, but the experiential palette of sight and touch deliver the subtlest murmurs of geographic and cultural specificity.  "Mr. Williams and Ms.Tsien practice a kinder, gentler Modernism with an enormous sensitivity to materials and textures, and a particular affinity for crafts," wrote the Wall Street Journal's Ada Louise Huxtable, Hon. AIA.

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Read the full interview with Billie Tsien.

Read our previous interviews with Lauren Rottet / Clive Wilkinson / Todd DeGarmo / Rand Elliot


Latest Discussions

  • Ms. Carrie Salter

    CEU Offerings

    Posted in: Interior Architecture Committee

    As a way of helping the members of the New York chapter of the AIA meet their CEU requirements for the year, Metropolitan Home Hardware & Bath is scheduling AIA CEU Lunch & Learn sessions with Geberit....

  • Ms. Kate Svoboda-Spanbock, AIA, CID

    Modular Kitchen and Bath Suppliers?

    Posted in: Interior Architecture Committee

    Hi there - Looking for suppliers for durable modular kitchen and bath cores. Project is in New Mexico. Any leads? Thanks!

Latest Blogs

  • A. Lira Luis, AIA

    Rebuilding as a Redefining Moment

    Interior Architecture Committee

    "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”. ~Aristotle As an architect, most of my experiences are heavily rooted on learning from direct... more

  • Annie Chu, AIA, NCARB, IIDA

    An Interview with Billie Tsien

    Interior Architecture Committee

    An Interview with Billie Tsien, AIA Principal, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects By: Annie Chu Principal, Chu+Gooding Architects Professor of Interior... more


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