Archinect - News 2017-03-24T00:20:43-04:00 Daniel Libeskind to design spiraling garden tower and new East Thiers Station in France Justine Testado 2017-03-23T18:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T18:36:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's a double-win for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a>, who was recently selected to design two mixed-use projects in France: the Occitanie Tower in Toulouse and the East Thiers Train Station in Nice. The projects unveil a new development strategy for both cities that was set forth by commercial real estate firm&nbsp;Compagnie de Phalsbourg.</p><p>As Toulouse's first skyscraper, the Occitanie Tower will take over the former site of the Gare Matabiau postal sorting center in the city's evolving business district.&nbsp;The &ldquo;curvaceous&rdquo; tower will be a 150-meter-tall glass structure wrapped in a spiraling &ldquo;ribbon&rdquo; of vertical gardens (designed by landscape architect Nicolas Gilsoul) that will start from street level up to the 40th floor &mdash; a reference to the Canal du Midi that winds through the city, according to the architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse.&nbsp;Rendering by MORPH.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Occitanie Tower, Toulouse. Rendering by LUXIGON.</em></p><p>The scheme includes 11,000 square meters of office space, a Hilton hotel, 120 apartment units...</p> Kwong Von Glinow Design Office is named the recipient of the 2016 Chicago Prize Archinect 2017-03-23T16:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T19:50:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Club named Lake Forest's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kwong Von Glinow Design Office</a> the recipient of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Chicago Prize</a>. &nbsp;This is a biennial prize given for the design of an international competition. &nbsp;This year's competition, titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On the Edge</a>, asked architects and designers to rethink Lake Shore Drive's connection to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>'s waterfront. &nbsp;Kwong Von Glinow Design Office's proposal, titled <em>Lattices on the Drive</em>, seeks to enhance the pedestrian's relationship to Lake Shore Drive. &nbsp;At each underpass which leads to the Lake, an access point at the media brings pedestrians up to a steel-frame viewing deck from which they can see the Lake, the city, and of course, Lake Shore Drive. &nbsp;An exhibition of their winning proposal will be in the lobby of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Foundation</a> through June.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow co-founded Kwong Von Glinow Design Office in Chicago in 2016. &nbsp;Both partners earned their Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of D...</p> Il[LUMEN]ating; A conversation with Jenny Sabin, winner of 2017’s MoMA PS1 YAP Archinect 2017-03-23T16:26:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T16:26:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this week's episode, we talk to Jenny Sabin&mdash;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect, artist</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">researcher</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">educator</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner</a>&nbsp;of the 2017 Young Architect's Program at MoMA PS1.</p><p></p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #127 Justine Testado 2017-03-23T14:41:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T14:41:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Piercy&amp;Company</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo: Jack Hobhouse.</em></p><p>2. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Fractal Group</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senior Architect (Upper East Side)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rapt Studio</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo courtesy of Rapt Studio.</em></p><p>4. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>think! architecture and design</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo:&nbsp;Alexander Severin RAZUMMEDIA.</em></p><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Woodford Sheppard Architecture</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior/Intern Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Image courtesy of Woodford Sheppard Architecture.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitt...</a></p> If you can't stand the heat, get an outdoor kitchen (homeowners are, says AIA) Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T13:06:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past century, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kitchens have gone from being a back room to the center of many homes</a>. Now, according to a <a href="!" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new study released by the AIA</a>, many homeowners are requesting outdoor kitchens, creating an uptick in work for residential architects.&nbsp;&ldquo;Homeowners continue to find new ways to add value to their homes by creating more functional space, which is apparent in the rise in popularity of outdoor kitchens,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA. &ldquo;Kitchens have become a hub for the home, now homeowners want to bring some of that activity to their outside space.&rdquo;</p> Gimme (customizable) shelter: pop-up modular homeless housing project tailor-made for each community Julia Ingalls 2017-03-23T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T12:44:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Assembled from containers placed within a scaffolding net, WE Architecture's Jagtevj 69 aims to create alluring public space while simultaneously providing temporary housing for the homeless.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The proposal stresses that it's a temporary solution; by creating a variety of different spaces for different activities, the project ultimately provides an opportunity for social networking for both the community and the homeless population in "urban gardens and semi-public activities." These activity-specific spaces, which include workshops, yoga studios, and offices, form each modular unit, making it easy to swap out or add different functions as needed.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Currently envisioned for a site in Copenhagen, the proposal is designed to be disassembled and then reassembled in different locations, making it a kind of traveling social aid that is also custom tailored to the needs of its particular community.</p> A tower that arcs high above New York Nicholas Korody 2017-03-23T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T23:17:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="877" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;What if our buildings were long instead of tall?&rdquo; ask oiio studio, authors of a new, speculative project titled &ldquo;The Big Bend&rdquo;. Their design, which seems to riff on Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">432 Park Avenue</a>&nbsp;Condominium tower, features a horseshoe shaped tower that arcs high in the air, framing Central Park. The project seems hyperbolic, but in their description the architect seem to think there&rsquo;s meat to the idea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>There is an undeniable obsession that resides in Manhattan. It is undeniable because it is made to be seen. There are many different ways that can make a building stand out, but in order to do so the building has to literary stand out.</em></p><p><em>We have become familiar with building height measurements. We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property&rsquo;s height operates as a license for it to be expensive.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>New York city&rsquo;s zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which develope...</em></p> Sam Jacob explores the "Age of Post-Digital Drawing" for Metropolis Orhan Ayyüce 2017-03-22T23:35:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T04:39:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instead of striving for pseudo-photo-realism, this new cult of the drawing explores and exploits its artificiality, making us as viewers aware that we are looking at space as a fictional form of representation. This is in strict opposition to the digital rendering&rsquo;s desire to make the fiction seem &ldquo;real.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sam Jacob brings a current and analytical view to an essentially important and generative architectural tongue, the drawing. He writes about its anachronistic&nbsp;existence in the transitionally digital threshold years and why it is re-emerging&nbsp;and manifesting itself in the post-digital fictionalism. The article&nbsp;alludes&nbsp;to the demise of the money shot type of&nbsp;hyper-realism&nbsp;as well as the return of the fictional and sensorial collage, at this time via google, illustrator and the photoshop.</p> Four World Trade Center, NMAAHC, Samsung Americas HQ among 2017 IDEAS² winners for steel construction Justine Testado 2017-03-22T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T20:59:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's already that time of year when the American Institute of Steel Construction reveals the latest winning projects of their Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards...Out of nearly 100 submissions from firms across the country, 13 winners received National and Merit Awards. The judging panel evaluated each submission's use of structural steel through multiple architectural and structural engineering elements.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winning projects are:</p><p><strong>Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering</strong>: Four World Trade Center, New York.<br>Submitted by: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Fadi Asmar.</em></p><p><strong>National Award</strong>: Samsung Americas Headquarters (Device Solutions), San Jose, Calif.<br>Submitted by: Arup, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Tim Griffith</em></p><p><strong>National Award:</strong> National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Clark/Smoot/Russell A Joint Venture, Bethesda, Md.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution - Michael Barnes.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>:&nbsp;Fulton Center, New York.&nbsp;<br>Submitted by: Arup, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: James Ewing Photography.</em></p><p><strong>Merit Award</strong>: Nippert Stadium West Pavilion, Cincinnati, Ohio.<br>Submitted by: THP Limited, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo credit: Bittermann Photography.</em></p><p>Check out the rest of the winners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> The Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring goes to "LIVING PICTURE" by T+E+A+M Ragdale1260 2017-03-22T19:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T19:38:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ragdale, the acclaimed artists&rsquo; residency in Lake Forest, announces the winning design of the fifth annual Ragdale Ring competition. Amidst a field of national and international submissions, T+E+A+M, a young, internationally recognized architectural collaborative based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was selected by jury for their proposal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LIVING PICTURE</a>&ndash; a contemporary interpretation of the original Ragdale Ring garden theatre designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winning T+E+A+M exclaims, "We are thrilled to receive the Adrian Smith Prize for the 2017 Ragdale Ring. In its short history, this competition has produced an exciting series of experimental projects, and we&rsquo;re honored to join the ranks of past winners. We look forward to our residency, meeting the other fellows, and watching our project come to life through public programming."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Historical elements from the original Ragdale Ring appear&nbsp;on lightweight objects stacked and spread throughout the&nbsp;grounds. Blending ...</p> Architecture Billings Index in February climbs back into positive terrain Alexander Walter 2017-03-22T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T13:28:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in February, after a weak showing in January. [...] (AIA) reported the February ABI score was 50.7, up from a score of 49.5 in the previous month. This score reflects a minor increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.5, up from a reading of 60.0 the previous month, while the new design contracts index climbed from 52.1 to 54.7.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The sluggish start to the year in architecture firm billings should give way to stronger design activity as the year progresses,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;New project inquiries have been very strong through the first two months of the year, and in February new design contracts at architecture firms posted their largest &nbsp;monthly gain in over two years.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of February:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (52.4), South (50.5), Northeast (50.0), West (47.5)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: institutional (51.8), multi-family residential (49.3), mixed practice (49.2), commercial / industrial (48.9)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 61.5</li><li>Design contracts index: 54.7</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from February 2016 - February 2017, images via</em></p> Severe flooding in Peru exposes vulnerable architecture and infrastructure Nicholas Korody 2017-03-22T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T12:28:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The worst flooding in two decades has struck Peru, causing a death toll of 72 people since the beginning of the year. The floods are caused by a series of &ldquo;highly unusual rains&rdquo; produced by the warming of surface waters along the country&rsquo;s northern coasts. The waters have inundated hospitals and left villages in isolation, and are expected to continue to ravage the country for another two weeks.</p><p>The toll on the built environment has been <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">severe.</a> 115,000 homes have already been damaged. More than 100 bridges have been destroyed. The flooding has caused the drainage systems in cities along the coast to fail, creating pools of water that host dengue-carrying mosquitoes. In response, the Peruvian government has started to fumigate. Meanwhile, Lima hasn&rsquo;t had water service since the beginning of the week.</p><p>The disaster has also caused a spike in prices&mdash;up to 5 per cent. Meanwhile, 22 inmates at a juvenile detention center have escaped. In the city of Trujillo, a cemetery flooded, exhuming b...</p> The AIA responds to the Trump Administration budget for the Fiscal Year 2018 Nicholas Korody 2017-03-22T12:20:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T17:36:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week, the Trump administration submitted its budget to Congress for the 2018 Fiscal Year. The budget included slashing several programs, many of which will affect community projects.</p><p>In response, the AIA has issued a statement:</p><p><em>"This budget includes many cuts that will have severe long-term ramifications for our communities and economy. It does away with programs that foster a cleaner environment and strong neighborhoods and it eliminates programs with a proven track record of job creation in the design and construction industry.</em></p><p><em>"We are concerned about a proposed 31 percent cut in the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Within EPA alone, 50 programs and 3,200 positions would be eliminated. Future federal support for the National Endowment for the Arts, which provides grants to architecture programs and conferences sponsored by the AIA, is also being cut.</em></p><p><em>"The Federal government plays a vital role in promoting community development, performing research into sustain...</em></p> Make it rain as you sit on rocking chairs inside the Cloud House Justine Testado 2017-03-21T21:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T13:52:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not far from the hustle and bustle of Farmers Park in Springfield, Missouri, the Cloud House is a getaway spot where anyone can sit and enjoy a few moments of peace and relaxation as you listen to the (somewhat simulated) sound of a gentle rain, as if you were sitting on the porch of a rural farm away from it all.&nbsp;</p><p>Designer&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Mazzotta</a>&nbsp;developed the idea for the Cloud House&nbsp;during a two-month artist residency at Farmers Park. Mazzotta and his project team&nbsp;built the house from reclaimed barnwood and tin obtained from a nearby abandoned Amish farm, and its gutter system is modeled after the natural water cycle. During rainy days, the house collects rainwater as it hits the tin roof and into the storage tank underneath.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Diagram via Matthew Mazzotta.</em></p><p>Sitting in the rocking chairs inside the house triggers a pump that brings the rainwater up into the cloud, which will then release the water onto the tin roof and produce that pleasant pitter-pattering sound of rain hitting the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The...</p> Dror's plan for Istanbul's Parkorman offers the city a love story with nature Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-21T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T13:52:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The lack of public greenery is a concern troubling many urban areas around the world. For city-dwellers living in increasingly dense neighborhoods, nature often becomes synonymous with a singular tree or two as existing green spaces are few and far between. Istanbul, as the heart of Turkey, is one of the most congested cities in the world and has been struggling with the loss of public greenery due to privatization and population growth. Back in 2013, a riot over Gezi Park broke out as citizens desired to protect one of the cities <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last remaining green spaces</a> from development.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror</a>, the NY-based design practice, has plans to address this dearth with their new master plan for Istanbul&rsquo;s Parkorman. Located six miles north of the city center, Dror plans to counter the industrialized city-scape by &ldquo;designing a love story between people and nature in a city with no Central Park.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>From the architects:&nbsp;</strong><em>We set out to create a park that dissolves the anxiety and fear that often accompanies an...</em></p> Hugh Hardy dies at the age of 84 Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T14:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T14:17:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hugh Hardy, the architect best-known for his renovation of many of New York&rsquo;s most famous theatrical landmarks, passed away on Thursday at the age of 84 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife, Tiziana Hardy.</p><p>Born on July 26, 1932 in Majorca, Spain to American parents, Hardy was raised primarily in New York. He attended Princeton where he earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in 1954 and a master of fine arts degree in 1956. Hardy served as a drafting instructor in the Army Corps of Engineers before working with Jo Mielziner, a theatrical and set designer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Among Hardy&rsquo;s many restoration and renovation projects are the New Victory Theater, the Majestic Theater, the Central Synagogue, the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and the Windows of the World at the top of the World Trade Center. Other notable projects include the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, as well as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Claire Tow Theater and 420 West 42nd Street, all in New York.</p><p>Hardy headed thre...</p> Get Lectured: RISD, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-03-21T13:34:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:34:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Check out the Spring '17 lecture series at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Architecture</a>.</p><p><strong>Feb 23</strong>, 6:30 PM<br><strong>Brett Schneider</strong> / Guy Nordenson and Associates &amp; RISD Architecture</p><p><strong>Feb 27</strong>, 6:30 PM<br>&#8203;<strong>Jeanette Kuo</strong> /&nbsp;Karamuk*Kuo</p><p><strong>Mar 2</strong>, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium<br><strong>Petra Blaisse </strong>/ Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum</p><p><strong>Mar 13</strong>, 6:30 PM<br><strong>Allan Wexler</strong> / Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID</p><p><strong>Mar 16</strong>, 6:30 PM<br><strong>Jarrett Walker</strong> / Jarrett Walker + Associates</p><p><strong>April 3,</strong> 6:30 PM<br><strong>Kunle Adeyemi</strong> / NL&Eacute;</p><p><strong>April 24</strong>, 6:30 PM<br><strong>Na...</strong></p> Architecture employees don't think supervisors think it's important they get licensed Julia Ingalls 2017-03-21T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T16:22:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Combining all the tension of a passive-aggressive relationship with the clarity of survey-derived data, a new study released by the AIA and NCARB reveals that while both employees and supervisors think attaining licensure is important, employees don't think supervisors think it's important.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Dubbed the "perception gap," this disparity is quite sharp: as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the NCARB blog notes</a>,</p><p><em>While the results revealed that almost all supervisors surveyed (98 percent) believe it is important for emerging professionals to obtain licensure, just 66 percent of emerging professionals reported believing that their supervisor thinks it is important for them to become licensed. In fact, just 27 percent of emerging professionals indicate they believe it is &ldquo;very important&rdquo; to their supervisors for them to obtain licensure, while 88 percent of supervisors indicated that it was &ldquo;very important&rdquo; to them for the emerging professionals they supervise to get licensed.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> How does one design against "magic" used to trap self-driving cars? Julia Ingalls 2017-03-21T12:45:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T12:45:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As if the challenges of politics, engineering, and weather weren't enough, now self-driving cars face another obstacle: purposeful visual sabotage, in the form of specially painted traffic lines that entice the car in before trapping it in an endless loop. As profiled in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vice</a>, the artist behind "Autonomous Trip 001," James Bridle, is demonstrating an unforeseen hazard of automation: those forces which, for whatever reason, want to mess it all up. Which raises the question: how does one effectively design for an impish sense of humor, or a deadly series of misleading markings?</p> Superflex to take over the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T12:32:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Each year, the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London houses a site-specific work designed specially for the massive space. This year, the Danish collective Superflex will install a work, the details of which are under wraps until October 3.</p><p>Founded in 1993 by the artists Bj&oslash;rnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, Superflex are known for their participatory and engaging installation work. The group describes their work as <em>Tools</em>, or proposals that invite audiences to join in experimental models intended to alter economic production conditions and engage in democratic processes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;Their work raises timely questions about the role of the artist in contemporary society, exploring how we interpret and engage with the increasingly complex world around us,&rdquo; states Frances Morris, director of the Tate Modern. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t wait to see how they tackle these themes within the unique scale and public context of Tate Modern&rsquo;s Turbine Hall.&rdquo;</p> Studio Fuksas designs the New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, the largest building built in Rome in over 50 years Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-21T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:15:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>EUR, a business district in Rome developed in the 1930&rsquo;s under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, is filled with the heroic modernism, otherwise known as Rationalism, of the Fascist era. Now the area will host a new building designed to echo the stark geometry of its context.&nbsp;The &euro;239 million New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, which is designed by Studio Fuksas, is the largest building built in the Eternal City in over 50 years, and is expected to bring in &euro;300-400 million per year to the city.</p><p>Within the main, large rectangular structure, &ldquo;The Cloud&rdquo; comprises an organic shape that will contain an auditorium. Adjacent to the main space is &ldquo;The Blade&rdquo;, a tall tower housing a new hotel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>Located south of the city&rsquo;s core, in the business district of EUR, the complex follows the simple orthogonal lines of the surrounding 1930s rationalist architecture.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>The spaces surrounding the centre will serve as two public squares. Integral to the new complex and the neighbourhood,...</em></p> David Adjaye elected to join the Royal Academy of Arts Abigail Banfield 2017-03-21T10:10:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T10:11:04-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Ghanian-British architect David Adjaye, founder of Adjaye Associates, named as the new Royal Academician by the Royal Academy of Arts together with artist Gilbert &amp; George. Sir David Adjaye RA is conceived as a leading architect of his generation. ''David Adjaye joins us at a time when the Royal Academy architects currently comprise a more distinguished group than at any time in its long history'' - Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sir David Adjaye becomes the newest addition to&nbsp;a long list of esteemed designers and architects, including Peter Cook, Frank Gehry, and Norman Foster, recognised for their continuing contribution to the field. Adjaye, who founded his firm Adjaye Associates in 2000, was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">knighted earlier this year</a>, for his work&nbsp;which spans the globe and all sectors; from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History</a>, to the recently announced<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> 760-acre masterplan</a> for the San Francisco Shipyard Adjaye is known for his passion for considered designs, and his engagement in architectural discussion; qualities which drive his practice towards greater and greater heights.</p> This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T18:53:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:54:06-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawings' Conclusions | Open now until March&nbsp;25</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Image via SCI-Arc.</em></p><p>Curated by&nbsp;Jeffrey Kipnis, the&nbsp;exhibition brings together a&nbsp;group of architects &mdash;&nbsp;including&nbsp;Elena Manferdini, Nanako Umemoto, Jesse Reiser, Stan Allen, Preston Scott Cohen, Greg Lynn, Michael Young, and more &mdash; who were united by &ldquo;a precocious and deeply vested interest in hand-drawing&rdquo; at a time when architecture was transitioning to computational drawing tools.&nbsp;The exhibition focuses on how these architects' work&nbsp;commonly evokes a&nbsp;&ldquo;continuing reflection on the question: What are drawing's conclusions?"&nbsp;Stop by SCI-Arc now or at&nbsp;the&nbsp;closing...</p> Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders transform the urban landscape of Quito trama 2017-03-20T18:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:19:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quito, the capital of Ecuador and the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is in the process of renewing its urban and architectural image. Four architectural projects designed by important international studios, which are being built simultaneously, contribute decisively in this process, while others are in the design process.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Oh Residencias, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Arquitectonica and Marcel Wanders, Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>Designers Philippe Starck and Marcel Wanders, and architects Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear (Arquitectonica), along with the ecuadorian architect Tommy Schwarzkopf from Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf are responsible for this transforming moment in the ecuadorian architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>YOO CUMBAYA / Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Spear, Philippe Starck , Tommy Schwarzkopf, Uribe &amp; Schwarzkopf, Quito, Ecuador</em></p><p>The construction of a new transportation system; the subway and the exit of the airport from the heart of the city, have mad...</p> Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in “Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” documentary, coming to U.S. theaters in April Justine Testado 2017-03-20T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T14:14:09-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="889" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The historic feud between Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses is hitting the silver screen in &ldquo;Citizen Jane: Battle for the City&rdquo;, a fairly new feature-length documentary&nbsp;directed by Matt Tyrnauer and produced by Robert Hammond (co-founder and executive director of NYC's Friends of the High Line).&nbsp;Following premieres at DOC NYC and the Toronto International Film Festival last year, &ldquo;Citizen Jane&rdquo; will be released in theaters and on demand in the U.S. on April 21.</p><p>Set in the 1950s and '60s in New York City, the film centers around Jane Jacobs' fight against Robert Moses' ruthless urban &ldquo;renewal&rdquo; schemes&nbsp;that targeted NYC's &ldquo;slums&rdquo; and its vital communities&nbsp;&mdash; a situation that many cities worldwide still face today. It also sheds light on European&nbsp;modernist ideals of architecture and urban design finding its place in the U.S., according to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one film review</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&ldquo;We realized that no one had done a film about Jane Jacobs,&rdquo; Producer Robert Hammond said in a statement. &ldquo;She came up with her own common s...</p> To win recognition, China's smaller cities bet on starchitecture Alexander Walter 2017-03-20T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T11:21:56-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From egg-shaped concert halls to skyscrapers reminiscent of big pairs of pants, China&rsquo;s top cities are famously full of curious monuments to architectural ambition. But as land prices in the main metropolises have shot into the stratosphere, developers have been scrambling to buy up plots in the country&rsquo;s second and third-tier cities, spawning a new generation of delirious plans in the provinces.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"From Harbin &ldquo;City of Music&rdquo; to Dezhou &ldquo;Solar Valley&rdquo;, provincial capitals are branding themselves as themed enclaves of culture and industry to attract inward investment, and commissioning scores of bold buildings to match."</em></p> Are skyscrapers making you sick? A new £7 million study is trying to find out Nicholas Korody 2017-03-20T14:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:15:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;More and more people are living and working in high-rises and office blocks, but the true impact of vibrations on them is currently very poorly understood,&rdquo; states Alex Pavic, Professor of Vibration Engineering at the University of Exeter.</p><p>&ldquo;Humans spend 90 per cent of their lives in buildings which vibrate non-stop, but there is still very little reliable information about the effect of structural vibration.&rdquo;</p><p>To fill this lacuna, a &pound;7 million study will look at the effects of skyscrapers on human inhabitants, with a particular focus on potential roles triggering motion-sickness, sleepiness and even depression.&nbsp;</p><p>When you&rsquo;re in a skyscraper, you may feel stable but, in fact, the building is probably slightly moving in response to wind or external forces like nearby construction. This is especially true in buildings constructed after the 1970s, when floor slabs became thinner and lighter. Alongside wider spaces between columns, this means newer buildings tend to not dampen vibrations as ...</p> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-03-20T13:38:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T13:38:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To kick off spring, this week's highlight is the 1:1 replica of the Moriyama House (2005) which forms the centerpiece of The Japanese House exhibition at the Barbican, opening this Thursday. Other events not to miss include talks on urban planning, London cycling, and the conflicts between state and private ownership in Moscow.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: Sou Fujimoto Architects, House NA, Tokyo, Japan, 2011. Photo Iwan Baan</em></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 | 23 March - 25 June</a></strong></p><p>This exhibition, organised in collaboration between the Japan Foundation and the Barbican Centre, is the first major UK showcase of Japanese domestic Architecture between 1945 and now. This focus on post-war Japanese design will feature over 40 architects' work including a full-size recreation of the Pritzker-prize winning architect&nbsp;Ryue Nishizawa's Moriyama House.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Image: John Lockwood Kipling</em></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lockwood Kipling: Ar...</a></strong></p> This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T13:28:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="575" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Mega&rdquo; Architecture: An Evening with Moshe Safdie |&nbsp;March 22</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Safdie Architects, "Jewel Changi Airport" proposal, Singapore, 2014.</em></p><p>Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is hosting a special event with iconic architect and the industry's finest mustache, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>. The great master will reflect on the four design principles guiding his work, the evolution of architecture in the era of globalization, as well as matters of "megascale" and "megastructure" among other topics.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the Outer Boroughs: Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Manhattan |&nbsp;March 23</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Looking toward Downtown Brooklyn, 2...</em></p> Zaha Hadid's seminal artwork makes its Hong Kong debut Justine Testado 2017-03-17T19:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T01:27:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ceaseless experimentation was the root of Zaha Hadid's architectural practice, as depicted in her early drawings and paintings. The Serpentine Galleries and Zaha Hadid Design teamed up to showcase Hadid's artistic prowess in the exhibition, &ldquo;Zaha Hadid: There Should Be No End To Experimentation&rdquo;, which opened today at the ArtisTree gallery in Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Presenting Zaha Hadid's artwork in&nbsp;Hong Kong for the first time, the&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;shows her&nbsp;paintings, calligraphic drawings, and rarely seen private sketch notebooks, along with VR experiences and screenings of archival footage.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Hafenstrasse Development; Hafenstrasse Development, Hamburg, Germany, 1989; &copy; Zaha Hadid Foundation.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Concept Painting, Cardiff Bay Opera House, Wales, UK, 1994-1996; &copy; Zaha Hadid Foundation.</em></p><p>Head over to Bustler for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a> about the exhibition.</p>