Cocktails and Conversations: Dialogues on Architectural Design
Over the past six years, the AIA New York Architecture Dialogue Committee's "Cocktails and Conversations" series has hosted some of the most interesting and provocative practitioners we know to discuss what informs their design.
They shared insights about how to create form, how to relate new to old, what they learned from their built projects and ones unrealized. They talked about designing at all scales, from the macro to the micro, the role of drawing, and that of the client, politics, and the economy. They discussed aesthetics, color, and form.
They were paired with journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, and clients - those who create the narratives that frame the intellectual discourse about the built environment for the profession and the general public. The conversations focused on the most compelling and consequential issues that designers currently face. To lubricate the discussion, master mixologists invented cocktails in the spirit of each designer's work.
Cocktails and Conversations intends to inspire and delight, while distilling the ideas presented.
By Abby Suckle & William Singer & AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, 2018
Hardcover, 184 pages
7.5 x 11 inches
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