Isay Weinfeld + Paul Goldberger
Glass House Presents is an ongoing series of public programs — including conversations, performances, and gatherings — that sustain the site’s historic role as a meeting place for artists, architects, and other creative minds.
Isay Weinfeld— one of Brazil’s most renowned architects — will discuss his work and current projects, including the new Four Seasons restaurant in New York, with Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger.
Isay Weinfeld is the head architect of a studio in São Paulo that bears his name. Amongst countless projects developed over a career that spans nearly 40 years, highlights include the hotels designed for Grupo Fasano in São Paulo, Punta del Este and Porto Feliz; the Livraria da Vila bookstores in São Paulo; the Square Nine Hotel in Belgrade; the feature film Fogo e Paixão; and a line of office furniture designed for Geiger/Herman Miller. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Prêmio Rino Levi awarded by Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil/SP (for Casa Inglaterra, in 2000), Prêmio da VI Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de São Paulo (for Praça da Amauri, in 2005) and MIPIM AR Future Project Awards, organized by British magazine Architectural Review (for Edifício 360º, in 2009, and for Edifício Oka, in 2012).
Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at the New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. Goldberger is the author of many books, most recently Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Up From Zero. He is also the chairman of the Advisory Council of the Glass House and the Joseph Urban Professor of Design and Architecture at the New School.