Over the last six years, the AIANY Architecture Dialogue Committee’s Cocktails and Conversation series has hosted some of architecture’s most interesting and provocative practitioners to discuss what informs their designs. These have been collected into a book: Cocktails and Conversations: Dialogues on Architectural Design. Join us to celebrate the launch of the book with many of the individiuals who participated in the series and the publication.
For each program in the series, architects were paired with journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, and clients—the people who create narratives about the built environment for both the profession and the general public. Their conversations touched on many of the most compelling and consequential issues facing designers today. Featured practitioners shared insights about how to create form, how to relate new and old, and what they took away from the projects that were built and the ones that never left the drawing board. They talked about designing at all scales, from the macro to the micro, the role of drawing, and what roles clients, politics, and the economy play. They discussed aesthetics, color, and form. To lubricate the discussion, a master mixologist created a cocktail in the spirit of each architect’s work—the recipes are included in the book.
This book intends to inspire and delight while distilling ideas presented. You may order your copy here.
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