Elemental Hosts ‘Greening Modernism’ Launch Party
Last Thursday, December 9th, Elemental hosted the launch party for principal founder Carl Stein's new book "Greening Modernism". Tom Stoelker of the Architect's Newspaper writes: bodacious bourbon pours complimented savory vittles at the yet-to-be-opened Hudson Clearwater in Greenwich Village last night. The restaurant’s first event launched Carl Stein’s new book, Greening Modernism: preservation, sustainability and the modern movement (W.W. Norton, $60.00). The affair had a decidedly down to earth flavor, though the elegant crowd resembled intermission at The Met. The venue seemed a natural fit for Stein of Elemental Architecture, since Elemental’s John Barboni designed the space using salvaged material culled from the 180-year-old carriage house. “From my perspective, it fits into all the themes of the book,” Barboni said from behind a kitchen counter made of the structure’s former floorboards. “Green is not a newfound subject for Carl.” From atop a small flight of stairs Stein thanked his family and colleagues, then settled in with the band to play banjo.