MISSION

  1. UNITE the architecture, art, poetry and music of our time. The cross-inspiration of the arts through history, a pursuit of fundamental importance, is a core purpose of the Steven Myron Holl Foundation.

  2. REFLECT at a time when art and architecture have become  increasingly financial instruments.  The Steven Myron Holl Foundation is dedicated to reflecting on the meanings of art and architecture, with the aim of educating the public by facilitating dialogue among living artists. 

  3. COMMISSION new works and experimental collaborations. By commissioning artists, we foster hybrid combinations of new thought. 

  4. EDUCATE through the arts, music and poetry, providing an enriched architectural education, including a summer architecture fellowship and academic tours. 

  5. RENEW the deep connection of the arts, humanity and the natural landscape.  The Steven Myron Holl Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of our forested natural habitat.  
     


MANIFESTO #43: ARCHITECTURE = INTEGRAL PHENOMENA

Revised 9/15/15

"There is no better tool with which to design the link between mind-body and environment. Architecture is the most effective instrument for reconstructing relations between our species and the earth. The mind must not be separated from its phenomenal senses via the body, which should not be separated from the phenomenal power of architecture. The study of architecture is simultaneously scientific, psychological and intuitively poetic.

The link between mind-body and environment is today a territory of new focus; we can scientifically argue the timely importance of architecture as an integral phenomena. Humans belong to thinking and reflecting species whose behavior affects all species on the earth. The crucial  tool architecture must be put in futuristic service of a new dynamic linkage of mind-body-environment.


OVERVIEW

The Steven Myron Holl foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports several artistic projects, including the art gallery 'T' Space, the videopolemic series 32BNY and the archive material at Steven Holl Architects.

32BNY

32BNY


32BNY began as a printed publication with 32 pages and 32 nodes in a 32cm x 32cm format, a rhizomatic experiment linking New York and Beijing. The first three editions were printed in Beijing, in Mandarin and English in an edition of 10,000. In 2013, 32BNY was reformed a a videopolemic.

'T' SPACE

'T' SPACE


'T' Space aims to offer an educational fusion of music, poetry, architecture and art of the 21st century. Merged with the lush natural greenery of Round Lake in Dutchess County, NY, 'T' Space drew 300 visitors to the poetry reading of Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge and the sculptural exhibit of Richard Tuttle.

ARCHIVES

FUTURE ARCHIVES


The Steven Myron Holl Foundation will become the steward of all intellectual property of Steven Holl Architects, including all designs, drawings, paintings, models, books and archival material. The archive will include over 1200 models, 3300 books, 20,000 individual watercolors and assorted furniture, artwork, correspondence, drawing sets, material samples and photograph