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Recession Souvenirs : Boym Design
International Architecture by the Boyms
16 Oct 2009
The work of Brooklyn designers Constantin Boym (54) and Laurene Leon Boym (45) goes on show at “Design USA,” an exhibition of the work of the Boyms and other winners of the first 10 years of the National Design Awards opening today at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.
Souvenirs in Bronze
The Boyms’ souvenirs famously include “missing” monuments or buildings that were never built or have been destroyed – such as the Chernobyl power plant or the Montana cabin where the “Unabomber” plotted his terror campaign.
Constantin Boym was born in the Soviet Union and emigrated to the United States in 1981.
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Recession Souvenirs in Bronze
One of the first casualties of the worldwide recession were monumental architectural projects, summarily canceled or put “on hold”. Five of those potential skyscrapers, reduced to tabletop size, now make the Boyms’ new edition of Recession Souvenirs.
The set includes Burj al Alam in Dubai; the Russia Tower in Moscow, planned to be the tallest building in Europe; Busan Lotte Tower in Korea, designed as the world’s tallest hotel; Herzog & de Meuron’s whimsical 56 Leonard Street condo tower in New York; and the controversial Cheesegrater, intended for the heart of London.
The miniature skyscrapers, hand cast in bright-color resin, may bring to mind Missing Monuments, the Boyms’ souvenirs of unbuilt or lost structures. Yet in this case, not all of these recession casualties will necessarily be “missed”. A material for reflection or conversation, these five collectible pieces are available for $95 each. Produced for a limited time only – as long as recession lasts.
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Manhattan Architectural Designs
New York Architecture Designs – chronological list
New York City Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:
Brooklyn Bridge Competition Design
image courtesy of architects
Brooklyn Bridge Design by DXA studio
DXA’s version of the Great Bridge envisions a future that elevates people over automobiles, reclaims land entangled by roads and ramps for civic use in the form of parks, museums, local commerce, recreation and housing, and makes the bridge more accessible to adjacent communities.
SAR Academy, Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School, Jesselson Campus, 655 West 254th Street Riverdale, NY 10471, USA
Design: architects Esther Sperber and Hila Stern
image courtesy of architecture studio
SAR Academy, Orthodox Jewish Day School
SAR Academy and High School, a private Modern Orthodox Jewish facility in the Bronx, was the first NYC school to close its doors due to coronavirus. Now, after three months of working with architects Esther Sperber and Hila Stern, the academy has been redesigned as an environment that allows for a safe return to the classroom while maximizing the learning experience and student engagement.
277 Fifth Avenue, NoMad, NYC
Architects: Rafael Viñoly
rendering : THREE MARKS
277 Fifth Avenue Building
This 55-storey tower is located in the heart of NoMad, where Manhattan’s East and West Sides, Uptown and Downtown, meet.
New Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:
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