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The Architecture of Moshe Safdie: A Man of the World

CBS Sunday Morning

2014-04-13

Martha Teischner visits with Moshe Safdie in his Boston office to talk about his life, work and design philosophy. The segment was filmed at locations including Habitat ’67 in Montreal, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, and the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.

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Art Makes You Smart

The New York Times

2013-11-23

Using Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as the site of a social science experiment, researchers from the University of Arkansas and Rice University have shown a strong correlation between art education and a range of desirable outcomes.

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Moshe Safdie - Global Citizen

NUVO Magazine

2013-11-18

Christopher Hume visits the Somerville, MA, office to interview Moshe Safdie about his life and work.

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Global Citizen

Domus

2013-10-31

Katya Tylevich visits the Skirball Cultural Center to view the Moshe Safdie exhibition, currently on display through 2 March 2014. She talks with the architect about his work, which has spanned the globe for almost half a century.

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Yad Vashem listed among world's Top 25 Museums by Trip Advisor

The Times of Israel

2013-07-14

Yad Vahsem Holocaust Museum has won Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice® 2013 award, placing fourth in the category Top 25 Museums in the World. Yad Vashem is also listed as the #1 tourist destination in Jerusalem.

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Happy birthday: Salt Lake City’s Main Library turns 10

The Salt Lake Tribune

2013-02-03

The Salt Lake Tribune reviews the Salt Lake City Main Public Library and its impact on the city ten years after its completion.

A Look Back at Habitat ’67 with Moshe Safdie

Dwell

2012-12-31

Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron interviews Moshe Safdie about his design for Habitat ’67 and subsequent prefabricated housing projects.

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Design vision for sustainable future

The Age

2012-10-23

Moshe Safdie is interviewed by The Age about architecture, sustainability, and his new design for the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University in Melbourne.

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A Humble Architect

The Walrus

2012-10-01

Witold Rybczynski reviews the architecture of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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2012 Design Awards

Architectural Lighting

2012-08-01

The United States Institute of Peace and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts have both received AL Light & Architecture Design Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

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Archaeology Quarter construction begins

The Jerusalem Post

2012-06-24

Construction has begun on the new National Archaeology Quarter, located next to the Israel Museum in western Jerusalem.

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What is the Landmark of Marina Bay?

A+U

2012-06-01

Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort is featured several times throughout A+U’s issue 501 featuring “Singapore: Capital City for Vertical Green.”

Habitat for Harmony

Vanity Fair

2012-06-01

Moshe Safdie sits down with John Heilpern to discuss architecture, theory, and the state of the profession.

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World Renowned Architect Moshe Safdie Selected to Design Tallest Residential Building in Colombo

Lanka Business Today

2012-05-28

Indocean Developers Private Ltd, a company of South City Projects Ltd., will develop a Safdie-designed residential project in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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MBS Awarded Green Mark Gold Award for Eco-friendly Practices

AsiaOne News

2012-03-03

The Building and Construction Authority has awarded integrated resort Marina Bay Sands (MBS) the Green Mark Gold Award for its eco-friendly practices.

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Crystal Bridges opens its art to the heartland

Huff Post Travel

2012-03-01

Chuck Bartles visits the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and offers a review of both its art and architecture.

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Crystal Bridges Museum - Safdie in Arkansas

ArchitectureWeek

2012-02-07

Michael Cockram speaks with Moshe Safdie about the design of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as well as project engineers and museum curators, in this review of the recently opened project in Bentonville.

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Israeli Architecture with Eastern Promise

Ha'aretz

2012-02-03

Noam Dvir interviews Moshe Safdie about his current work, and especially his many recent and ongoing projects in Asia.

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How a New Museum is Changing Everything in Small-Town Arkansas

Huff Post Travel

2012-01-31

Paul Brady discusses the positive impact that the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American is having on its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.

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Arts Center Reflects a New Dawn on the Prairie

The New York Times

2011-11-20

New York Times music critic Zachary Woolfe reviews the recently-opened Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.

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A Hinterland Beauty

The Economist

2011-11-12

A review of the architecture and art of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Wal-Mart Heiress Brings Art Museum to the Ozarks

National Public Radio

2011-11-08

Elizabeth Blair speaks with Moshe Safdie about the design of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and interviews Bentonville, Arkansas, residents, as well as museum director Don Bacigalupi, about the importance of Crystal Bridges to the Ozarks region.

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Art in the Ozarks

The Wall Street Journal

2011-11-05

Holly Finn reviews the architecture and collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Spotlight on Design: Moshe Safdie

National Building Museum

2011-11-03

In the lecture "Symbols in the Public Realm," at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, on October 11, Moshe Safdie explored the creation of vital public spaces, capturing the essence of place, and building with a purpose through recent and upcoming projects, including the United States Institute of Peace.

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Wal-Mart Heiress, Warhol Dolly Parton, and Crystal Bridges

Bloomberg

2011-10-25

James Russell reviews the architecture and collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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A Permanent Home for Peace

Architectural Record

2011-10-25

Moshe Safdie’s United States Institute of Peace opens on the National Mall’s last buildable lot.

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First Look: Moshe Safdie’s Crystal Bridges Museum

Architectural Record

2011-10-17

Weeks before its grand opening, Safdie gives a behind-the-scenes tour of Alice Walton’s museum of American art.

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Architect Safdie Makes Sure Everything Stays Up to Date in Kansas City

PBS NewsHour

2011-10-14

Moshe Safdie and Jeffrey Brown discuss the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the moral purpose of architecture, and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location while remaining timeless.

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Amid So Much War, How Do You Design A New U.S. Peace Center?

FastCompany.com

2011-09-27

Moshe Safdie, the designer of the new United States Institute of Peace, discusses the challenges of designing a would-be icon of peace in a time of war.

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In Kansas City, an Arts Center Makes a Debut

New York Times

2011-09-16

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a $326 million concrete-and-glass building designed by Moshe Safdie, opens September 16, 2011.

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Moshe Safdie with Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose Show (PBS)

2011-08-23

Moshe Safdie and Charlie Rose discuss the challenges facing contemporary architecture, as well as individual projects and the thinking behind them.

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Walton-backed Museum Sends Ripples Across USA

USA Today

2011-08-16

Strip malls and office parks line the landscape of this northwest Arkansas city at the foot of the Ozark Mountains.

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Inside the Box

Monocle

2011-07-01

Habitat 67 is Montreal's iconic residential housing complex that looks like a precarious pile of concrete boxes spread over a landfill site on the outskirts of downtown Montreal.

Alice's Wonderland

The New Yorker

2011-06-27

A Walmart heiress builds a museum in the Ozarks.

Viewpoint: What Makes an Ideal City?

BBC News

2011-06-21

No idea is more elusive and tantalising than what makes the ideal city.

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A Billionaire's Eye for Art Shapes Her Singular Museum

The New York Times

2011-06-16

The era of the world-class museum built by a single philanthropist in the tradition of Isabella Stewart Gardner, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney may seem to have passed, but Alice L. Walton is bringing it back.

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Designing for Dignity

The Christian Science Monitor

2011-05-30

It may be the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, but 2011 is a bullish year for world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, whose audacious creations are more jaw-dropping than flop-eared.

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ArtScience Museum

Architecture & Culture (Korea)

2011-05-01

For the promontory at Marina Bay, the centerpiece of downtown Singapore, the Government of Singapore mandated an iconic cultural building.

In Conversation with Moshe Safdie

Elle Decor (India)

2011-04-19

Constantly redefining and reconfiguring the rules of design, he's the vanguard of its changing face, while keenly shaping the its future with projects around the globe.

Architecture in Bloom: Singapore's ArtScience Museum

TIME Magazine

2011-04-11

Singapore's newest museum doesn't dwell on the alleged dichotomy between art and science.

Architectural Extrovert

ARTnews

2011-04-01

"In architecture, the idea of imposing a signature style - be it in Barcelona or Nigeria - has become a very powerful force," says Moshe Safdie, founder of the Boston-based firm Safdie Architects, "and I just never felt part of it," he admits.

15 Minutes With… Moshe Safdie, Master Architect of Marina Bay Sands

AUGUSTMAN.com

2011-03-29

Chatting to Moshe Safdie, the master architect of Marina Bay Sands, is an exercise in intellectual humility.

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ArtScience Museum In Singapore

archdaily.com

2011-03-15

The design of the Museum is composed of two principle parts.

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Moshe Safdie, architect and global citizen

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2011-03-15

Had Moshe Safdie become a farmer, some of the most striking buildings on the planet might never have been built.

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ArtScience Museum Designed by Architect Moshe Safdie Opens at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

artdaily.org

2011-02-20

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, conceptualized and designed by architect Moshe Safdie as the first museum dedicated to the dynamic interplay between art and science, will open to the public on February 19, 2011.

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Bloom on the Bay

The Straits Times

2011-02-19

The top-heavy ArtScience Museum, which looks like an 'upside-down' building, was a challenge to build.

The Welcoming Hand of Singapore

World Architecture News

2011-02-18

Lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum to open at Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore.

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Safdie Architects among Tender Creative's Top 10 Most Innovative Architecture Firms

fastcompany.com

2011-02-18

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Studio Visit - Moshe Safdie and Associates

The Architect's Newspaper

2011-02-16

In 1971, Moshe Safdie was one of the most famous architects in the world. He was only 33, but his face appeared on the cover of Newsweek as the designer of Habitat for he 1967 World Expo in Montreal.

Eleanor Roosevelt College

archdaily.com

2011-02-10

The Eleanor Roosevelt College, an undergraduate campus at University of California San Diego, creates a home for a college which had previously been spread throughout the campus, lacking a cohesive unity.

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Asia Modern

Departures

2011-02-01

Things are looking up-in some cases, way up-when it comes to the latest wave of hotel design in the megacities of Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands - Singapore

Sleeper Magazine

2011-02-01

Leading a team of interior designers, with contributions from firms such as CL3, Rockwell Group and Hirsch Bedner, acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie has conceived an iconic structure that will surely come to define modern Singapore.

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Marina Bay Sands

Architect Magazine

2011-01-03

The architect’s Boston-area firm has five large-scale projects scheduled for completion this year...the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore is one of the most ambitious...

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Case Study: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

CTBUH Journal

2011-01-01

While a skyscraper can be defined as a tower that primarily stands out for being tall, Marina Bay Sands is an example of a new and yet nameless type of tall building.

10 Best Architectural Moments 2001-2010

The Huffington Post

2010-12-23

With the year and the decade soon ending, we're dedicating this final Design Thursday in 2010 to an assessment of the best architecture and interiors of the decade (2001-2010), and likewise providing some thoughts on what you can expect in 2011 and soon thereafter.

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A Building That Will Earn $1 Billion a Year, Built in Just Five

Fast Company's Co.Design

2010-11-22

There's a lot to be said for an economy where pesky barriers like democracy don't block the way for major real estate deals.

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City is taking shape

archinnovations

2010-10-08

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a new center for music, opera, theater, and dance set to open in downtown Kansas City, Missouri in September 2011.

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Master Builder

Tablet

2010-10-06

With his U.S. Institute of Peace set to open in Washington, Israeli-born Moshe Safdie takes his place among the world’s leading architects.

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Safdie's World

Ottawa Citizen

2010-10-02

In the gallery he created, a new show explains why this global citizen is a national treasure.

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Tall Buildings in Numbers

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

2010-09-01

Includes records of the tallest buildings/structures according to function and structural material, the highest spaces according to function, and some lesser-known titles such as the world’s tallest timber building, tallest religious buildings, highest swimming pool, etc.

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Marina Bay Sands / Safdie Architects

arch daily

2010-07-26

Architects: Safdie Architects Location: Singapore, Singapore Project Director: Moshe Safdie

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Marina Bay Sands Opens Long-Awaited SkyPark

World Architecture News

2010-06-28

This Thursday saw part of Singapore’s newest mixed use development opened to the public in an extravagant ceremony across one of the world’s largest observation decks.

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Marina Bay Sands Skypark Opens

designboom

2010-06-25

Earlier this year, designboom visited the marina bay sands while it was still under construction.

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Architect says MBS was an Impossible Schedule

MSN

2010-06-24

The architect behind Singapore’s second integrated resort said building it within four years was an "impossible schedule". But he is pleased with the results of the iconic structure, describing Marina Bay Sands (MBS) as his "most ambitious urban project."

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Marina Bay Sands Opens

Safdie Architects

2010-06-23

Marina Bay Sands, a $5 billion, high-density, mixed-use integrated resort that brings together a 2,560-room hotel, convention center, shopping and dining, theaters, museum, and a casino, opened to the public on June 23, 2010.

Moshe Safdie’s Latest Triumph, in Singapore, Opens

National Post

2010-06-23

Canadian architect Moshe Safdie’s latest project, the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, a 38-acre waterfront development that includes a luxury hotel, mixed-use resort, theatres and a waterfront plaza, opens today.

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CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building Awards

2010-06-16

Marina Bay Sands has been recognized as a finalist in the CTBUH 2010 Best Tall Building awards for the Asia & Australasia region.

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World Renowned Architect Brings Art to Marina Bay

Asia One

2010-04-29

The brainchild behind Singapore's iconic structure Marina Bay Sands was in town recently for the opening ceremony of the integrated resorts on April 27. World renowned architect Moshe Safdie also launched the Marina Bay Sands Art Path a day after the opening.

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Singapore Opens World's Second Most Expensive Casino

Sydney Morning Herald

2010-04-27

Singapore threw open the doors of its second casino on Tuesday as part of a $US 5.5 billion complex built by US gaming giant Las Vegas Sands.

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Moshe Safdie will give the Druker Lecture at the Boston Public Library

2010-04-20

Moshe Safdie will give the Druker Lecture Celebrating Design and Architecture at the Boston Public Library on 8 May 2010 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Libraries Come Alive

National Geographic Traveler

2010-04-01

Perhaps you still have that last century idea of libraries, whisper-quiet and offering little beyond books. But libraries are changing.

Opening of Marina Bay Sands

The New York Times

2010-03-15

Singapore isn’t exactly lacking for high-end lodging, but the Las Vegas Sands hopes to top them all with its new Marina Bay Sands Resort, which features a dizzying array of luxury offerings.

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Towards an Ecological Urban Intentionally

Compasses Magazine

2010-03-08

In recent years, architectural and urban development has undergone a significant ideological and formal transformation, bringing a decisive change to approaches to design, and affirming a new interest in the development of a continually more ecological and sustainable urban intentionality of the project.

Safdie Delivers Treatise on the Future of Architecture & Urbanization

2010-02-23

AIA New York reports on the lecture given by Moshe Safdie at the Center of Architecture. Frederic Schwartz interviews Safdie following the lecture.

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Smart Fellow

2010-02-19

Moshe Safdie talks to Architect Magazine about our research fellowship program.

Human Rights Center Proposed for Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Inquirer

2010-01-27

The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has commissioned Moshe Safdie and Associates to design a new Center for Human Rights Education.

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Moshe Safdie

The Design Observer

2010-01-15

Sarah Williams Goldhagen has written an article on Moshe Safdie for the Design Observer.

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Modi'in New Town: Israel

Urban Design Magazine

2010-01-01

It is fascinating to witness the embryonic ideas of Habitat reaching fruition in Safdie’s program for the city of Modi’in, a potent precedent for 21st century urban design housing development.

Moshe Safdie’s Design for Parkside Called “A Crucial Step”

The Globe and Mail

2009-12-11

The regeneration of Toronto's desolate industrial shoreline took another bold step forward last week, when Waterfront Toronto, the crown corporation overseeing the transformation, unveiled its first private sector development in the 55-acre East Bayfront district.

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US Federal Courthouse in Springfield Makes WAN Civic Building Award Shortlist

World Architecture News

2009-07-28

The WAN AWARDS Civic sector attracted the biggest number of entries yet, outstripping both Education and Healthcare. As would be expected, the variety of projects was immense, from a booth in Times Square to a vast exhibition centre in China.

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Habitat 67 Named Historic Monument by the Minister of Culture for Quebec

2009-03-27

What started as a student project more than four decades ago has now been designated a heritage site by the Quebec government.

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