Archinect - News 2016-02-06T18:48:49-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147447991/sci-arc-launches-meat-a-curatorial-summer-program SCI-Arc launches "MEAT," a curatorial summer program Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T20:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T20:58:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm72ma42wrf5u48u.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the short time since Hernan Diaz Alonso assumed directorship of SCI-Arc, the prestigious architecture institute has already seen quite a few changes. Adding to the roster of programs at the newly-founded&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc/release/sci-arc-launches-edge-center-for-advanced-studies-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDGE</a>, a graduate center focusing on something like the "edges" of the rapidly-expanding discipline, SCI-Arc has just announced "MEAT", or "Making Exhibitions in Architecture Today", a graduate-level summer program for aspiring architecture curators.</p><p>Helmed by the respected theorist (and UCLA faculty member) Sylvia Lavin, MEAT intends to introduce summer students to the "intellectual and curatorial potentials in architectural exhibition practices".</p><p>The program will comprise a three and a half week course following an "intensive schedule of seminars and excursions," notably to local museums, galleries, and studios. Guest lecturers will include Sarah Herda of the Graham Foundation, Paola Antonelli from MoMA, and Giovanna Borasi from the Canadian Centre for Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mw6q4n71dxqkge1f.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Launching MEAT...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147446387/crane-collapses-in-manhattan-one-dead-and-two-seriously-injured Crane collapses in Manhattan, one dead and two seriously injured Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-05T20:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-06T09:07:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw8idsde1u5icjhv.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Associated Press reported that the person killed was a Wall Street worker sitting in a parked car. [...] The accident happened as workers were trying to secure the crane against winds around 20 mph by lowering the boom, which had been extended to as long as 565 feet the day before, officials said. Because the crane was being lowered, workers were directing pedestrians away from it on a street that otherwise would likely have been teeming with people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A couple of nearby construction workers took video of the collapse on a cellphone &ndash; you can watch that <a href="http://abc7ny.com/news/nearby-construction-workers-capture-video-of-crane-collapsing-in-tribeca/1188380/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147438358/excavating-ancient-rome-beneath-london-s-streets Excavating ancient Rome beneath London's streets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-05T17:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T17:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34954b4d545c6d7311369166c2c2784a.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During an excavation for a new office development&nbsp;at 21 Lime Street, a team from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found the millimeter-thin fresco nearly 20 feet below street level. Dating to the late 1st century AD, and the first decades of London, it&rsquo;s one of the earliest surviving frescos from Roman Britain. [...] The rare, ornate wall painting is likely to have decorated a reception room for party guests at the home of a wealthy Roman citizen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A <a href="http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovery-ornate-roman-fresco-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> issued by MOLA explained, &ldquo;The fate of this rare wall painting was literally sealed in the ground ...&nbsp;In AD 100, construction of the 2nd Forum Basilica, the main civic center&nbsp;for the city and the largest Roman building ever built north of the Alps, began. In advance of construction of the Forum the area was flattened. The painted wall was deliberately toppled and the Forum immediately built over it, incredibly preserving the fresco for nearly 2000 years.&rdquo;</p><p>More excavations from the News:</p><ul><li><a title="Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a title="After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142896624/after-over-a-thousand-years-underwater-two-egyptian-cities-will-be-exhibited-at-british-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After over a thousand years underwater, two Egyptian cities will be exhibited at British Museum</a></li><li><a title="Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130257729/using-lasers-to-decode-gothic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using lasers to decode Gothic architecture</a></li><li><a title="A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City</a></li><li><a title="Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105400021/medieval-frescoes-uncovered-and-displayed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medieval Frescoes Uncovered and Displayed in Rome</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147426284/unfolding-dumpling-design-with-architecture-research-office Unfolding dumpling design with Architecture Research Office Justine Testado 2016-02-05T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T16:14:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kqs9vv57z845mtt.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The dumpling maker has a structural problem,' says Jason Kim, a project manager at ARO. 'The skin has to be thin enough where you have the right ratio of meat to skin, but strong enough to hold together.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>"How do the principles of architecture and design apply to dumplings?" Sporkful has a quick chat with dumpling fanatics <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12183539/architecture-research-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Research Office</a> about how particular design concepts can structurally improve the Lunar New Year food staple. Maybe you'll learn a trick or two on how to eat the seemingly gravity-defying soup dumpling, too.&nbsp;</p><p>If you don't want to listen to the whole episode &mdash; although you should still give it a listen because, hello, dumplings &mdash; ARO's interview starts around 13:25.</p><p>More about food and architecture on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/623429/archinect-travel-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's travel guide series</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146736553/as-la-densifies-its-iconic-roadside-restaurants-disappear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740545/how-architects-are-redesigning-schools-that-encourage-kids-to-eat-healthier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architects are redesigning schools that encourage kids to eat healthier</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:46:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424673/get-lectured-kent-state-university-cudc-spring-16 Get Lectured: Kent State University CUDC, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:53:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u43cj3mqsi7tg2er.jpg" width="514" height="683" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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.</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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/CAED" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68051486/kent-state-university-cleveland-urban-design-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative</a> (CUDC).</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures will take place from 12-1 p.m. at the CUDC, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Casey Poe<br>"Florence Studies"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Felipe Correa<br>"Urbanism Primer: Approaches to City Design in the 21st Century"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 19</strong><br>Adil Sharag Eldin<br>"Sustainability and Mecca&rsquo;s Grand Mosque Third Expansion Project"</p><p><strong>Feb 26</strong><br>Doug Steidl<br>"International Travel and Lessons Learned"</p><p><strong>March 4</strong><br>Kelley O&rsquo;Brien<br>"Societies with No Form"</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Sai Sinbondit<br>"In ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424671/creations-from-catastrophes Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:53:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tdt2g7m697zaqnh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paul Kerley talked with&nbsp;curator Jes Fernie, about a&nbsp;new exhibition, <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/CreationFromCatastrophe/CreationFromCatastrophe.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpwnihn2bfgr35sq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies, AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture. Characters move through a neutral scene between the undefined and distilled fragments of daily life. The horizon and scale constantly shifts, manipulating the frame and disrupting a linear sequence: an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l87z0kwn3tqe0jvg.jpg"></p><p>OMA and its think tank counterpart, AMO, have deep ties to the fashion world, in particular with Prada. Alongside built work by the architectural powerhouse, notably the recently-completed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/602289/fondazione-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fondazione Prada</a>, OMA/AMO has designed runways, look books, and videos for the Milanese luxury brand.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2yl4pncdvhc22u7.jpg"></p><p>Since 2012, that collaboration has produced graphic short movies showcasing new collections under the project banner "Real Fantasies." For the 2016 Spring/Summer collection, AMO imagined a world of pure architectural extension, a CAD utopia unblemished by reality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qiq1mx66su326yye.jpg"></p><p>Described as a "3 dimensional blank space," the setting of the video seems locked in an endless sunset. Lithe models ride a train past a city of pure geometry, which morphs seamlessly into an unending picture window.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7ruh5gp7f7xj5s7.jpg"></p><p>It's visual porn at it's best and well worth a look. Watch the video below, and for more connections between fashion and architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138575821/amo-designs-a-timeless-ruin-for-miu-miu-s-2016-s-s-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO designs a "Timeless Ruin" for Miu Miu's 2016 S/S show</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113436373/vinn-patararin-challenges-the-possibilities-of-textile-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinn Patarari...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS Julia Ingalls 2016-02-05T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz5j86oepjoorqxj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> join the ranks of those who have explored the history of their ancestors via the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2365657957/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS show "Finding Your Roots."</a> The show, which is in its third season, has attracted a passionate live-tweeting audience, <a href="https://twitter.com/maryannaking/status/694690333146243074" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one of whom</a>&nbsp;wryly noted that "I did not know that Maya Lin's teacher gave her a B on her design for the Vietnam war memorial." In the preview clip below, Gehry grapples with the reality of the holocaust during WWII, both in his own family and for humanity at large:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147374893/glen-small-gets-podcasted-by-the-urban-homesteaders-at-root-simple Glen Small gets podcasted by the Urban Homesteaders at Root Simple Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-05T00:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:15:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zmxzn9023zbe97m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In seventies I would ask the architects if they were doing anything ecological with their work and they wold turn around and say who is this guy get him out of here...</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Mr Homegrown interviews Glen Small. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer London's V&A to host a robot construction team this summer Nicholas Korody 2016-02-04T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T20:42:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogj3ce0nr7m9u8fz.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robots will take over the courtyard of London&rsquo;s V&amp;A Museum this summer to build a pavilion inspired by flying beetles. The installation &ndash; designed by architect Achim Menges &ndash; features an undulating canopy of tightly woven carbon fibre cells, drawing on the shells of insects called elytra. Visitors will also be able to watch the robots in action over the course of the summer as they continue to add new sections to the evolving &lsquo;Elytra Filament Pavilion&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy2ikrnni8opqyw5.jpg"></p><p>For more robo-news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The dawn of construction worker robots?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147210156/another-study-warns-that-3d-printers-pose-potential-health-risks-for-users" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another study warns that 3D-printers pose potential health risks for users</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126826379/new-googleplex-will-be-built-by-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Googleplex will be built by robots</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147294519/virtually-inevitable-vr-and-ar-irl-on-archinect-sessions-51 Virtually Inevitable – VR and AR, IRL on Archinect Sessions #51 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-04T18:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T23:39:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlwpnu26l9f7ngk3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Virtual Reality is very much here, in all its messy, beautiful, uncanny glory. The gee-whiz factor notwithstanding, the technology holds a bevy of architectural applications and implications, and manages to hold a mirror up to the built environment to show us things that we couldn't understand before.</p><p>This episode, we discuss a host of recent VR stories, from the narrative <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146212120/rendered-reality-the-vr-journalism-of-emblematic-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VR journalism of Emblematic Group</a> to&nbsp;Thorsten Wiedemann's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146746209/man-spends-48-hours-in-vr-without-interruption-and-survives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VR performance art</a>, an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AR helmet</a> that streamlines the construction site and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146593376/a-blueprint-can-give-you-an-idea-but-this-cements-it-for-you-vr-s-promising-future-in-architectural-communications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VR-value-added rendering services</a>&nbsp;for firms.</p><p>Joining us on this VR-trip is <a href="http://twitter.com/rebeccaehoward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebecca Howard</a>, freshly returned from New York where she developed video content for the <em>Times</em>, and helped them launch their entry into VR content.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 51 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Virtually Inevitable":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Ar...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry Does Houston's architecture lack poetry? Alexander Walter 2016-02-04T18:23:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:16:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg" width="514" height="152" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Houston's architects obviously do not read poetry. None of the corporate buildings, apartments and hotels being built now seems like something we'll be proud of 20 years from now. Of course, that's assuming that those buildings even survive 20 years in a city that is characterized by destroying its architectural past. [...] But maybe we citizens can influence the builders. We can tell them how ugly their buildings are. We can refuse to rent space in them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100576303/looking-to-houston-yes-houston-as-a-model-for-better-street-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to Houston &mdash; Yes, Houston &mdash; as a Model for Better Street Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147362019/zaha-hadid-joins-the-ranks-of-riba-gold-medalists Zaha Hadid joins the ranks of RIBA Gold Medalists Justine Testado 2016-02-04T18:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi8jut51uhojhway.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement back in September, Zaha Hadid was presented with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal yesterday evening...Though particular projects in her practice haven't been without its disputes, Hadid has long been a force in the architectural field. Being the first woman to win on her own accord, the RIBA Gold Medal is a crown jewel to Hadid's illustrious career, as well as another major highlight for women in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109715900/sheila-o-donnell-john-tuomey-win-2015-riba-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey win 2015 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82219747/architectural-historian-joseph-rykwert-receives-2014-royal-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147346680/get-lectured-university-of-virginia-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Virginia, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-04T15:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T17:24:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukumnfaen7otudf9.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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.</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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/uva_sarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Virginia, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153, unless otherwise noted. Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Burak Erdim&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 15</strong><br>Jorge Otero-Pailos / Columbia University</p><p><strong>Feb 22</strong><br>Jenny Roe / DeShong Professor of Design + Health, UVA</p><p><strong>Feb 29</strong><br>Adam Yarinsky / ARO</p><p><strong>March 14</strong><br>Richard Guy Wilson /&nbsp;Commonwealth Professor, UVA</p><p><strong>March 18</strong><br>Dan Wenk / National Park Service</p><p><strong>March 21</strong><br>Jack Waite / JGWA Architects</p><p><strong>March 28</strong><br>Howard Burns / Harvard University</p><p><strong>March 31</strong><br>Alice Friedman / Welle...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147348305/for-alvar-aalto-s-118th-b-day-a-museum-extension-a-few-enduring-favorites For Alvar Aalto's 118th b-day, a museum extension + a few enduring favorites Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T14:10:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/za8x07fatmw6nlce.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture February</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135651376/a-photographic-tour-of-alvar-aalto-s-restored-viipuri-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto</a> would have turned 118 this month, which has prompted Archinect to celebrate his paradigm-defining designs. We're not the only ones:&nbsp;the existing Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland will be getting an extension which features Aalto-specific materiality ("light color clay bricks in grid pattern for the floors and the circulation elements to the original masonry bricks walls in a way to match the colors but announce the new building with a different texture" according to a press release by the design firm <a href="http://archinect.com/architensions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architensions</a>). Here are renderings of the proposed museum extension:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21r98ax3zes7g4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv3mdgzy3np4jfhg.jpg"></p><p>And, just because we can, a quick tour through some of Aalto's masterful furniture work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wx4bph57onipnjup.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mg0e3uqyaflj3lfy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xc436p1zc0v6alp.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:02:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzkgiol86zet93ck.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Across Syria, where a seemingly unstoppable war is about to enter a third year, a heritage built over 5,000 years or more is being steadily buried under rubble.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x67fg4g867ht1d5u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywieqhzfa9hxo25v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnpbtb0upgmua1be.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g8/g8s47tsoo7lmuh6a.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Does the Syrian Refugee Crisis Mean to Architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145267758/to-preserve-cultural-memory-these-syrian-refugees-recreate-lost-monuments-in-miniature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To preserve cultural memory, these Syrian refugees recreate lost monuments in miniature</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147347495/hyperloop-but-for-new-york-city-s-trash Hyperloop, but for New York City's trash Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-04T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T10:24:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eink19a1nn3p1bgy.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[A former sanitation policy director for New York City, Ben] Miller is working with his partners at the planning firm Closed Loops, with funding from state grants, to bring pneumatic tubes to New York&rsquo;s High Line. Rather than rotting in landfills, carrot peels and apple cores from nearby restaurants could travel under the feet of unsuspecting tourists through pneumatic tubes hung below the elevated park. A small facility could turn them into compost right there in the neighborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on garbage disruption and the very pressing problem of waste management worldwide:</p><ul><li><a title="The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344912/the-uber-of-waste-management-is-coming-for-your-trash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash</a></li><li><a title="Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124445213/tracing-how-your-litter-ends-up-in-the-ocean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean</a></li><li><a title="Transforming a garbage heap into a public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130959709/transforming-a-garbage-heap-into-a-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a garbage heap into a public park</a></li><li><a title="Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58632366/plan-to-build-uk-s-first-building-entirely-out-of-waste" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste</a></li><li><a title="From Trash to Beauty and Back Again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25396876/from-trash-to-beauty-and-back-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Trash to Beauty and Back Again</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147345873/china-may-dam-its-only-free-flowing-river-left China may dam its only free-flowing river left Nicholas Korody 2016-02-04T13:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T13:07:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erl8n6xanrx1m6ql.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Nu [River is] the last remaining major watershed in China without a dam. For years, though, the local government has planned to build a series dams along the Nu, too. Entire villages have already been relocated to make way. If the dams are built, China&rsquo;s last free-flowing river will turn into a series of cascading lakes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a uniquely Chinese phenomenon,&rdquo; smiled Fan. &ldquo;A local government sets up an investment company, attracts investors, approves and builds its own projects with developers. All of them make enormous profits. They claim this helps alleviate poverty, but it only causes common people more problems.&rdquo;</em></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143895090/disastrous-landslide-burying-dozens-in-shenzhen-likely-caused-by-piled-up-soil-from-construction-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disastrous landslide burying dozens in Shenzhen likely caused by piled up soil from construction work</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142982682/touring-china-s-past-present-and-future-an-examination-of-architectural-guide-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Touring China's past, present, and future: an examination of "Architectural Guide China"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142916001/beijing-s-latest-airpocalypse-is-bad-enough-for-city-to-issue-first-ever-red-alert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing's latest "airpocalypse" is bad enough for city to issue first ever red alert</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146672128/practice-sessions-a-way-for-students-to-practice-practice "Practice Sessions:" a way for students to practice practice Sponsor 2016-02-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T20:38:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0bqog7vjeez33pc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.taubmancollege.umich.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A practice session is different than the real thing, the big game, the final performance. All the pressures and impingements of the real thing are present&mdash;its rules, constraints, and mandate to perform&mdash;but it&rsquo;s also just practice. It happens again and again, and the awareness of that repetition, of any one session being just another in an extensible chain that stretches backward and forward, grants certain permissions: risks can be taken, roles can be rehearsed and reassigned, embarrassments are quickly forgotten,&nbsp;&nbsp; inhibitions fall away. Over time, practice makes the difficult look easy and the accumulated glitches and idiosyncrasies of each session allow for unanticipated discoveries. Practice sessions are real, and then some.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/56/561yc9kxpmhwxqxt.jpg"></p><p>Over the next five years, ten architectural practices will be invited to Taubman College to run a Practice Session. Each session centers on an immersive four-day design charet...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147293715/australian-architects-mourn-the-loss-of-paul-pholeros-renowned-housing-equality-advocate-for-aboriginal-communities Australian architects mourn the loss of Paul Pholeros, renowned housing equality advocate for Aboriginal communities Justine Testado 2016-02-03T21:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T21:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Healthabitat, the non-profit Paul Pholeros co-founded,] developed a model called Housing for Health...working with Aboriginal communities, conducting a survey of all housing and completing urgent repairs using mainly local Indigenous contractors, and adding whatever upgrades or repairs they can afford until the money runs out. The organisation has improved more than 8,000 houses &ndash; a third of Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous-controlled housing stock &ndash; and with them the lives of 55,000 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw &amp; BVN</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147290493/planning-war-zone-the-battle-for-l-a Planning War Zone: The Battle for L.A. Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-03T20:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T18:29:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1n/1nx39vpauttunbcu.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Poised to be the mother of all the&nbsp;initiatives ever to impact the built environment of the city in a while, a proposed ballot initiative called &nbsp;the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative,&nbsp;sponsored by a group called the Coalition to Preserve L.A. (CPLA), is the talk of the architecture, planning and developer circles at the moment.</p><p>Initially underwritten by the&nbsp;AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who emphasizes, among other reasons, the idea that densification can be a public health issue. The proposed initiative has the potential of stopping all the large scale development in Los Angeles. It aims to put a halt on the "vibrant"&nbsp;urban lifestyle which the developers, their political representatives and good number of gentrification people have been advocating at the cost of minorities, low-income&nbsp;communities and the majority of L.A.'s residents who have been struggling to come up with the outrageous rents month after month until they finally fall victim to substandard housing, homelessness or move...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147271960/get-lectured-usc-spring-16 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-02-03T17:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T17:12:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxlf94ypwvtig70t.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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.</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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p>A selection of upcoming events are listed below.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>4 Architects Panel: Errors, Estrangement, Messes &amp; Fictions: Exhibit Panel</p><p><strong>March 9</strong><br>Etienne Iliffe-Moon / Director of Industrial Design with BMW Group Designworks</p><p><strong>March 7-11</strong><br>Career Week - workshops and discussions for students</p><p><strong>March 11</strong><br>Career Connections: Firm Fair</p><p><strong>March 14-25</strong><br>Campsites Exhibition</p><p><strong>March 21-25</strong><br>Architecture in Spain, China &amp; Japan</p><p><strong>March 30</strong><br>Frei Otto: Spanning the Future -&nbsp;film screening (premie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147280813/this-app-will-make-decorating-a-whole-lot-simpler This app will make decorating a whole lot simpler Nicholas Korody 2016-02-03T16:54:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T18:36:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/465q8w7v54fib3pw.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She&rsquo;s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She&rsquo;s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the aforementioned jobs into one mobile app to make redesigning a room easier (and more fun) [...] What makes Modsy different from the handful of other home design tools out there is that it actually lets users see designs in the context of their own homes&mdash;and its renderings are utterly realistic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The architecture of the app seems effective, if a bit out of touch with the on-demand expectations of today's digital consumer. After signing up, a user is asked to complete a quiz to figure out their aesthetic and then upload some photos of the space in question, along with its dimensions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c0no3or5xrwvpi6.jpg"></p><p>About 48 hours later, the Modsy team responds with a catalogue of renders of your own space, filled with new furniture. Like a piece? Click it and you'll be redistributed to the manufacturer's site. Modsy takes a percentage from every sale.</p><p>Apparently, the renders are super HD, and the long-term goal of the developers is to make the app more instantaneous.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rbkec3351gzcbgb.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>And for some related coverage, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger"...</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147271957/taking-your-pad-for-a-spin-dubai-s-rotating-tower-proposal-is-back Taking your pad for a spin: Dubai's rotating tower proposal is back Alexander Walter 2016-02-03T14:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T12:12:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j33o2adg1qj61l7f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An 80-storey &lsquo;Dynamic Tower&rsquo; will be standing in Dubai by 2020 is everything goes to plan, architectural firm Dynamic Group has told us. When built it will be the world&rsquo;s first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column, and inside there will be luxury apartments (natch). If you&rsquo;re wondering what a rotating skyscraper actually is, it&rsquo;s very much as the name suggests.&nbsp;[...] control the rotation speed and direction of their apartment through&nbsp;voice activation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Proposed back in 2008 by architect David Fisher, the tower aims to be 420m tall, which would make it the second tallest building in Dubai, as well as the second tallest residential tower in the world behind New York&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue (which stands at 425.5m)."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slexlnojr629rl4a.jpg"></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146657627/what-s-new-in-dubai-shipping-a-gigantic-floating-swimming-pool-deck-over-all-the-way-from-finland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's new in Dubai: shipping a gigantic floating swimming pool deck over all the way from Finland</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143590227/archinect-speaks-to-designer-of-controversial-dubai-frame-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect speaks to designer of controversial Dubai Frame project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139829407/unchecked-climate-change-will-make-the-gulf-uninhabitable-claims-new-study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unchecked climate change will make the Gulf uninhabitable, claims new study</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147270346/charles-and-ray-eames-meet-freddy-krueger-artist-creates-deformed-furniture "Charles and Ray Eames, meet Freddy Krueger": artist creates deformed furniture Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T09:08:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1reugtsyr0gqi9co.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the pieces in [Wurm's] latest show, Lost, appear as thought your living-room furniture took a nightmarish turn for the worse. Wurm modeled all of the objects in clay before distorting their form by stomping, smashing, or walking on them (the latter method can be seen clearly in the footprints on the torn-up chaise lounge). Wurm then cast the deformed pieces in bronze or polyester and painted [them].</p></em><br /><br /><p>A few pieces from the show:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r20t8b5zykyeycj7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82cnyv2szsnm87xo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2agf95db9pb0c33q.jpg"></p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>To satisfy your fix, check out some of Archinect's past furniture-related coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136279503/archinect-s-comparison-of-gorgeous-yet-pragmatic-chair-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's comparison of gorgeous yet pragmatic chair design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Newest Office Looks Like A Space Station With Foosball Tables</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147268743/watch-sanaa-s-river-project-come-to-life-in-this-time-lapse Watch SANAA's "River" project come to life in this time-lapse Justine Testado 2016-02-03T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:28:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jxt3vbtj5hhgmey.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SANAA's "River" community center emerges from the grounds of the New Canaan-based Grace Farms in less than a minute and a half in this time-lapse video by <a href="http://www.workzonecam.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work Cam Zone</a>. The video captures the meandering structure transforming along with its open landscape, starting from&nbsp;September 2013 to October 2015, when it&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opened to the public</a> with a slew of festive events.</p><p>Take a gander at the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147195686/bonus-session-scenes-from-the-post-geographic-city Bonus Session: "Scenes from the Post-Geographic City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-03T09:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T13:03:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fz0vhvolg3grv5qo.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in December of last year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355289/uabb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture</a> launched in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, featuring an exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based critic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/216415/mimi-zeiger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mimi Zeiger</a> and designer <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/87447345/tim-durfee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Durfee</a>, representing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1893/art-center-college-of-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Center</a>&rsquo;s Media Design Practices program. Their show, &ldquo;<a href="http://nowtheremdp.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City</a>&rdquo;, winner of the Biennale&rsquo;s Bronze Dragon, reconsiders what makes up today&rsquo;s idea of a &ldquo;city&rdquo;, specifically regarding our digital and virtual presences, as well as contemporary issues of globalized economies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ke/kez3880e6p5t4ius.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by Besler &amp; Sons,&nbsp;Walton Chiu, Tim Durfee and Ben Hooker (with Jenny Rodenhouse), John Szot Studio, m-a-u-s-e-r, and Metahaven, as well as texts by Joanne McNeil, Enrique Ramirez, and Therese Tierney. Check out some of their work below.</p><p>Mimi and Tim joined Paul and I in Archinect&rsquo;s podcasting studio to talk about the exhibition, and introduce a discussion recorded in Shenzhen among the participants of &ldquo;Now, There" and one of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147205338/from-the-archives-george-nakashima-in-conversation-with-legendary-interviewer-studs-terkel From the archives: George Nakashima in conversation with legendary interviewer, Studs Terkel Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-02T19:34:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T11:27:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5mm8hxhezm6b17n.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terkel interviewed creative visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Charles Eames, Marc Chagall and Maurice Sendak. In this newly digitized clip from 1977 ... Terkel speaks to furniture designer George Nakashima, known to many as the father of the American craft movement. [...] A trained architect, Nakashima explained to Terkel why he preferred to be called a &ldquo;woodworker,&rdquo; and recalled honing carpentry skills from a master woodworker he met while interned at a camp in Idaho during World War II.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can listen to the complete 51-minute interview on SoundCloud <a href="https://soundcloud.com/studsterkel-radio-archive/george-nakashima-talks-with-studs-terkel-on-wfmt-19771004" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More recent news in furniture:</p><ul><li><a title="Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147136266/now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-mid-century-scandinavian-furniture-experts-say" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say</a></li><li><a title="Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147115295/forget-standing-desks-just-wear-your-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House</a></li><li><a title="This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions</a></li></ul>