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Hufft Projects - New York
In the fall of last year Hufft Projects was hired by a New York museum (name omitted until formal announcement) to design a museum-wide retrospective of mid-century modern art from Iran.
An interesting subject given the current political relationship between the US and Iran, this exhibition will be the first ever of its kind in the states. Beginning in the early 1950’s, the lifespan of the modern art movement, known as the Saqqakana School of Art, was extremely short lived- with the first Tehran Biennial being held in 1958 and the last in (the 5th) in 1966. However, by this time the creation, exhibition and collection of modern art in Iran had exploded. Around this time modern artists received formal support from the government, a decorative arts school had been founded and numerous modern art galleries were opened throughout the country. In 1976 the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by architect Kamran Diba, opened to the public.
Unfortunately we cannot share any images of the design thus far as the exhibition loans are still being secured. What we can say is that we are taking inspiration from the art, architecture and time period itself. The exhibition covers a time in Iranian history when artists there felt that anything was possible and no one knew exactly what was around the corner. Incorporating radial bends in walls that are set at distinct angles and end in rounds, the idea is to make the viewer feel as though there is no end between sections or the exhibition for that matter.
Edwin Blue New York
Edwin Blue is featured in this month’s issue of Aishti magazine. This is a Lebanese luxury/fashion magazine similar to W magazine here in the states and has a wide circulation throughout the middle east region. The article was written by Mike Welton, the man behind Architects and Artisans. It is a wonderful article that is sure to give s some great coverage in a region we were previously underexposed in. Thanks Mike and Aishti!
Lastly, Edwin Blue is now officially live on 2modern!
Written by Clayton Vogel
Water has a calming effect. Its surface is a distinct plane that can be easily broken and the experience of being surrounded by it whether for leisure or exercise is always disarming and cathartic. This week we take a brief overview of some highlights, globally and locally, of pools that we like. We’re going to lean on Wikipedia to do some of our leg work.
Arguably the most iconic spa in the world the Thermal Baths in Vals uses locally quarried Valser quartzite slabs to create a series of rooms that interconnect like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The deceptively restrained exterior formal vocabulary belies an intricately rich interior experience. Anecdotally, I visited the spa in 2004 early one weekday morning intending to stay for an hour or two and left about 7 hours later – rather shriveled.
Hufft Projects is looking for a craftsman (or woman) to help lead our metal studio into greatness. Applicants must be experienced with a variety of metal work. They must be proficient with both MIG and TIG welding. We work on a variety of projects from architectural metal work to furniture to art. It is an awesome place to work for those that have a desire to build something beautiful and unique at all times. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an application.
The participation in recycling materials may seem like a recent trend tied specifically to the preservation of the environment; however, globally we have been recycling for centuries, adapting, materials, ideas and processes for new uses. Existing at a multitude of scales throughout the world, it is difficult to argue the positive impact recycling has on our communities, economically, socially and environmentally.
Farmers Park is underway! This mixed-use destination in southeast Springfield, MO, will feature a unique mix of energy efficient housing, office, restaurants, public park and plaza, as well as the future home of the Farmers Market of the Ozarks.
We are excited to announce we have yet another project just getting underway that will fit nicely into this family. We call it ‘Modern on Meadow’. Why? Well, pretty simple. It is will be a modern home on Meadow Lane. Nothing to complex about that name, but do not let it fool you. This modern renovation will have plenty of eye catching details - just enough to make you tap your brakes and take a gander. (But not enough to cause a braking hazard.)
Please stay tuned for more updates. It is moving fast, and we hope to have this hip family in by the Spring. Plus, we are pretty certain it is going to make some pretty awesome before and after shots (see post below).
One of our special talents here at Hufft Projects (besides coordinating plaid shirts) is our ability to take something old, and transform it into to something new. See ‘Modern with a side of Ranch’ , ‘Modern ReCraft’, or the ‘Treehouse’. Not only do these renovations save existing homes from the landfill, but they make for some pretty awesome before and after shots - see below.
Actually, we are just looking for one right now for our wood studio, but he/she has to be a good one! Please pass this along to anyone you know who:
Has 3-5 years experience in custom woodwork (furniture and casework) and is familiar with shop tools and techniques
Has site installation experience, and can travel once in a while to do on-site installs
Gets the details, details, details.
Values craftsmanship and quality work
Can work from shop drawings to build one-of-a-kind pieces
Is a self-starter capable of working with a team of craftsman, but also able to work individually with minimal supervision
Is reliable, flexible, and gets stuff done right.
Is continually trying to improve his/her skills
Likes working in a great, creative environment with fun people!
If you are that guy or know that guy, send your resume to info [at] hufft [dot] com
For an architectural designer, it is humbling when you find that your most intense and beautiful architectural experiences have nothing to do with constructed spaces or architecture at all in the traditional sense. For me, a clear perception of space, and the awe of witnessing the silent, dignified, beauty of light falling across forms, materials, and textures has been most acute in simple moments of awareness outside among friends.