Urban Design: September 2012 Archives
Friday September 21, 2012
Artist, architect and teacher Melvin Charney passed away this week at the age of 77.
Even if you feel like you don't know much about architecture or urban design, if you have spent much time in Montreal you have almost certainly come into contact with the work of Melvin Charney.
He designed the sculpture in Place Emilie-Gamelin, outside the Berri-UQAM metro. (pictured)
Charney also designed the sculpture garden at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Ottawa.
She is the designer of the Segal Centre and founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.
In fact, it was Phyllis Lambert who commissioned Charney to design the sculpture garden at the CAA.
Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly spoke with Phyllis Lambert about Melvin Charney's enduring influence on the urban design of the city. Listen to the interview:
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Categories: Urban Design, Visual Art, architecture
- June 2013
- Thu., 6 – A Guide to Creative Montreal
- May 2013
- Mon., 27 – Coup de coeur SIDIM 2013
- April 2013
- Mon., 8 – Editors tell stories from their 'hoods
- March 2013
- Fri., 1 – Modern architecture at risk
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- Fri., 9 – Design gone wrong
- September 2012
- Fri., 21 – Remembering Melvin Charney
- June 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- Fri., 24 – Projet Trame lights up the Quartier Latin
- January 2012
- Sat., 28 – The next step for the Olympic Park