The Vera List Courtyard in New York City provides a new outdoor campus space for New School students, to be used both as part of a daily routine and for special events. Set in a small courtyard that links two buildings with entrances at different elevations, the landscape enables and dignifies the simple acts of sitting, gathering, and walking from one level to another. The pragmatics of a relatively ordinary program is supported by a detailed and well-crafted design. A series of three iconic sitting elements, made from different materials by artist Martin Puryear, interact with the forms of the courtyard, the adjacent building entrance designed by Mitchell Giurgola Architects, and the ephemeral moments within the landscape, such as the brilliance of the red maples’ fall color, the sound of bamboo rustling in the breeze, and fallen leaves floating in the pool of water.
(source Michael van Valkenburgh Associaties Inc)
art, bench, courtyard
Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke
Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?