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Spanish Architect Builds the Napa Valley Vernacular
06/10/2014
When the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, California needed building upgrades in the early oughts, founder and then-owner Warren Winiarski might well have commissioned any one of the world’s most famous architects for the project. His winery had put Napa on the map when Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wines beat out competition from Bordeaux in a 1976 tasting contest in Paris. A quarter-century later, Winiarski had grown his business — and the international prestige of Napa Valley wines — so successfully that he could have invited a few Pritzker winners to submit proposals. Instead, Winiarski turned to Javier Barba. The Barcelona-based architect had never built in the United States before, but no matter. Winiarski saw a photograph of the Spaniard’s 1995 villa for Lord Rothschild on the Greek island Corfu, a structure embedded directly into the surrounding mountainside, and was sold on the designer’s evident sensitivity to landscape. In 2000, Barba completed new cellars for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The labyrinthine complex, set in a low hillside near Winiarski’s vineyards, features a midcentury-inspired geometric arcade conceived by Barba as the point of entry for visitors. Back when he first saw Barba’s Greek building in pictures, Winiarski was already thinking of the mountains in his own proverbial backyard. The jagged peaks of the Stags Leap Palisades overlook the namesake winery’s two signature vineyards, and in 2003, Winiarski approached Barba about designing a new visitor center in the mountainside’s shadow. More than a decade later, the winery has finally opened the FAY Outlook & Visitor Center to small, yet significant, results. “Integration with nature is, for me, the beginning of architecture,” Barba told ARTINFO in late September, shortly after the visitor center opened to the public. “It’s the place and the land that really give you the design information,” he said. The 6,000-square-foot building, a stone and glass structure, contains two private tasting rooms, offices, a kitchen, and a communal wine tasting bar with views onto the vineyards and dramatic mountains that span the entire room’s length. Barba collected stones from the winery’s property to create the building’s four partition walls, looking to the land to establish a symbiosis between interior and exterior. The land thus determines the essential character of the visitor center building, and the distinctive qualities of the wine served inside are, likewise, dependent on the surrounding soil that produces Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars grapes. Visitors drink the wine while looking out on sweeping views of the vineyards and grapes from whence it came. Here, the entire life cycle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wine — from inception to consumption — is collapsed into a single moment spent sipping and seeing. “For me, the architect that I still admire the most of the most of the most is Frank Lloyd Wright,” Barba said. That veneration is palpable at the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars visitor center, whose stone walls take cues from Wright’s 1948 Walker House in nearby Carmel, where the masonry, geometric planes, and orientation of landscape views bear a striking resemblance to Barba’s. For the Spaniard, that’s a point of pride: “He’s the best architect in history — forget Gherys and Gheritos.” Though Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars numbers among the most storied and respected wineries in Napa Valley, the architect is somewhat less prominent in his own field. Barba is a fourth-generation architect and leads BC Estudio, a small, successful design office in Barcelona. His portfolio includes work on several other wineries in his native Spain, a spate of residences in more than eight countries, and a variety of hotels in Indonesia, Morocco, Mexico, and beyond. Barba’s name and work may be familiar to some in architecture circles, but his buildings receive only occasional attention from the design press and he’s rarely mentioned in the same breath as the profession’s most prominent figures — Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and the like. Barba invented no new rendering or construction technologies and used no experimental materials for the building. And what of it? The result is derivative, as is nearly all architecture; the historic references here are only slightly less transparent than the glass. Yet Barba’s Napa structure nonetheless offers valuable lessons in scale and choice of materials, among other things. The visitor center building for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is ultimately a site-sensitive, balanced, and environmentally conscientious work of architecture that merits a round of applause — and, of course, a toast.  Spanish Architect Builds the Napa Valley VernacularSelect Photo Gallery: Slideshow: Inside Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Vineyard Published: October 6, 2014 Read full article here

Slideshow: Inside Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Vineyard
06/10/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Regina MogilevskayaSub-Channels: ArchitectureShort Title : Inside Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Vineyard Read full article here

Rachel Rose at High Art
06/10/2014
Artist: Rachel Rose Venue: High Art, Paris Exhibition Title: A Minute Ago Date: September 5 – October 11, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump. Video: Rachel Rose, A Minute Ago, 2014. HD video, 8 mins 43 secs. Courtesy of the artist and High Art, […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

New York
06/10/2014
Language Undefined Location Website: http://www.tierneygardarin.com/Facebook Website: https://www.facebook.com/tierneygardarin?fref=tsTwitter Website: http://www.twitter.com/tierneygardarinDisplay: Don't displayUse alternative description in place of "Hours" (Edit text below): Address: Javascript is required to view this map.Monday - Close: 12:00amTuesday - Open: 12:00amTuesday - Close: 12:00amWednesday - Open: 12:00amWednesday - Close: 12:00amThursday - Open: 12:00amThursday - Close: 12:00amFriday - Open: 12:00amFriday - Close: 12:00amLocation Phone: +1 212 594 0550Saturday - Open: 12:00amSaturday - Close: 12:00amSunday - Open: 12:00amSunday - Close: 12:00amMonday - Open: 12:00amHas Cafe: Has Store: Has Film: Is Free Listing: Opening Hours Alternative Text: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm location fax: +1 212 594 0556 Location Region: US/CanadaGuide Landing page: Region on the Guide Landing page: New York / Northeast Read full article here

Heather Guertin at Brennan & Griffin
06/10/2014
Artist: Heather Guertin Venue: Brennan & Griffin, New York Exhibition Title: Development Date: September 7 – October 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Brennan & Griffin, New York Press Release: The word development can be used in different contexts while […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

Bedwyr Williams: Echt / Solo exhibition at Salzburger Kunstverein
06/10/2014
The Salzburger Kunstverein in Salzburg, Austria, just opened a solo show with works by the Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams. The ... Read full article here

Week in Review: October 5, 2014
05/10/2014
Welcome to Week in Review, our Sunday round-up of the last seven days of activity here at Contemporary Art Daily. Please subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Tumblr, and become a fan on Facebook. We would like to extend a special thank you to our annual sponsors, NADA and Sotheby’s Institute […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

“New Gravity” at Overduin & Co.
05/10/2014
Artists: Frank Benson, Judith Hopf, Angie Keefer, Kitty Kraus, Mahony, Oliver Payne, Chadwick Rantanen Venue: Overduin & Co., Los Angeles Exhibition Title: New Gravity Curated by: Olivian Cha and Eli Diner Date: September 7 – October 18, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of videos, images, press release and link available after the jump. Videos: […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

John Armleder at Fernand Léger Foundation
04/10/2014
Artist: John Armleder Venue: Fernand Léger Foundation, Biot Date: June 28 – October 6, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Fernand Léger Foundation, Biot Link: John Armleder at Fernand Léger Foundation  Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

William Pope.L at Catherine Bastide
03/10/2014
Artist: William Pope.L Venue: Catherine Bastide, Brussels Exhibition Title: Gold People Shit In Their Valet Date: September 13 – October 18, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Catherine Bastide, Brussels Press Release: Pope.L’s new exhibition at Galerie Catherine Bastide Gold People Shit […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

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