Archinect - News 2017-01-19T18:51:42-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149987448/woods-bagot-to-design-australia-s-aud-1-85-billion-world-trade-center Woods Bagot to design Australia's AUD $1.85 billion World Trade Center Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T18:35:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:35:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gw/gwbvwmgusucjlgoa.jpg" width="650" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>World Trade Centers aren't just for the northern hemisphere anymore: Perth, Australia will become the recipient of a two-towered, $1.85 Australian dollar World Trade Center designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106435/woods-bagot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Bagot</a>. The uneven towers (one tops out at 36 stories, the other 75) still need official approval by the State Government, which plans to thoroughly vet both the proposal and the backers themselves in the more severe sounding Stage Two section of the process. However, by virtue of clearing Stage One, things are looking good for the buildings (and, let's face it, for Woods Bagot).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987412/robert-adam-awarded-15th-richard-h-driehaus-prize Robert Adam awarded 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T15:20:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:25:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8upomv4erh54sls2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Robert Adam, founder of ADAM Architecture, has been named the recipient of the 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize, an award given each year to an architect "whose work has had positive cultural, environmental and artistic impact in keeping with the highest ideals of classical architecture in contemporary society." Alongside a bronze miniature of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates, the award comes with a $200,000 prize.</p><p>&ldquo;Robert Adam has made seminal and sustained contributions to his discipline by establishing a dialogue between the traditional and modern modes of architecture,&rdquo; states Richard H. Driehaus, founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Chicago-based Driehaus Capital Management LLC. &ldquo;He has had tremendous success by experimenting with contemporary materials and methods within the context of local and regional traditions.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/os9jmh8ihfcr4i2g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cogylo81f8g3myih.jpg"></p><p>Adam was educated at Westminster University and was a Rome Scholar in the early '70s. In 1977, he founded ADAM Architecture. In addition to his design...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987392/is-sn-hetta-s-7th-room-2017-s-coolest-literally-and-figuratively-treehouse Is Snøhetta's "7th room" 2017's coolest (literally and figuratively) treehouse? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T14:10:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T14:39:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rs/rs5ub5ymi71igsh8.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sn&oslash;hetta's "7th Room" is an addition to the previously existing Treehotel in Northern Sweden. The tree-canopy-level, snow-blanketed room features a pretty cool assortment of sleek furnishings and views, whether you're standing on the ground looking up, or lounging on the fur-lined chairs looking out.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xbziedyulg691i1c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv0lvgnfmgadn68j.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the tree that grows through the cabin, the arrangement of the rooms, centered around a netted terrace, gives "7th Room" a hyper-sophisticated treehouse vibe.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8ravqtgm8x4fr5j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqy0j53rk4jg8op5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987398/trump-may-eliminate-the-national-endowment-for-the-arts-here-s-why-that-matters-for-architecture Trump may eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts — here's why that matters for architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:42:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w2/w2cy50fh1dcuzn0f.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a report published by <a href="http://thehill.com/policy/finance/314991-trump-team-prepares-dramatic-cuts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>the Hill</em></a>, President-elect Trump is planning significant cuts to federal programs, including the departments of Transportation, Commerce and Energy. What else is on the chopping block? The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. And, according to the report, they&rsquo;re not just going to get budgetary cuts&mdash;they&rsquo;re going to be eliminated. This matters.</p><p>The United States already barely supports the arts at all in comparison to other developed countries. But still, the NEA and NEH are crucial for the survival of arts and cultural organizations around the country. Best known for supporting the fine arts, these organizations also support many architectural initiatives under the rubric of &ldquo;Design&rdquo;, a category which here covers: &ldquo;architecture, communications and graphic design, fashion design, historic preservation, industrial and product design, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, universal design, social i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987385/exquisite-play-on-materiality-defines-maison-de-quartier-de-chatelaine-balexert-by-stendardo-menningen-architectes Exquisite play on materiality defines "Maison de Quartier de Chatelaine-Balexert" by Stendardo Menningen Architectes Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T13:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T13:30:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3b/3bo87i4wojljryc4.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed as an easily accessible community center that, according to its architects, would preserve "a logical continuity and preservation of the existing landscape as well as construct synergies with the surrounding buildings," the Maison de Quartier de Chatelaine-Balexert benefits from a sophisticated material interaction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/gi6qxqmv6q5tqiml.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssla5c1imwvfft1a.jpg"></p><p>The visual interplay between the concrete and wood, along with the angular, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287976/dan-flavin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Flavin</a>-meets-<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149986466/the-proust-questionnaire-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a>-interior lights, creates an exquisite structural passageway. It functions both as an intriguing space in itself and a&nbsp;facilitator&nbsp;of its surrounds.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzdwneyl97t0gqr8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bfrlnhu2hj2ps5ss.jpg"></p><p>Designed by Geneva-based&nbsp;Stendardo Menningen Architectes,&nbsp;the building was&nbsp;commissioned&nbsp;by the client Ville de Vernier and completed in 2016.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987236/144-finalists-advance-in-2017-knight-cities-challenge 144 finalists advance in 2017 Knight Cities Challenge Justine Testado 2017-01-19T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T12:53:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gu/guooswrr4gjxaenh.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its third edition, the Knight Cities Challenge asks one question: &ldquo;What&rsquo;s your best idea to make cities more successful?&rdquo;. Every year the Challenge's national call for ideas attracts a staggering number of applicants, who submit their strongest written ideas that they believe can improve everyday living in cities across the U.S. &mdash; particularly the 26 Knight communities. Out of more than 4,500 hopeful ideas, the jury narrowed down the competition pool to 144 finalist ideas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the full list of finalists <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5416/144-finalists-announced-in-2017-knight-cities-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987381/atelier-mob-designs-a-flood-resistant-canoeing-station-in-portugal Atelier Mob designs a flood-resistant canoeing station in Portugal Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T12:28:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T12:30:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/ttokcn4ud2f4pok6.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The town of Alvega, Portugal is located on the banks of the Tejo River. Following a public competition, Atelier Mob was selected to design a canoeing station on a beach along the river. The building, which contains storage facilities, changing rooms, a cafeteria and a dock, had to be designed to withstand regular winter flooding as well as minimize soil degradation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpr9pa6c9st3c1t3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obmyzq470jyr33x5.jpg"></p><p><em>From the architects:</em></p><p><em>The building is divided into three parts, separated by circulation lanes, which result from the different programs. To the east, the largest body is the storage space of the vessels and storage compartments, relating directly to the dock area (which already existed in the northeast end of the intervention area). The middle body agglutinates the sanitary facilities and changing rooms. Finally, to the west, in the smaller scale body, is located the cafeteria. These three bodies are installed on a concrete platform supported on pillars, which extends north and west, giving rise to an esplanade that was co...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987148/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-spring-17 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-18T17:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T17:20:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/si/sipxvqayc0538jgc.jpg" width="650" height="1004" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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 for Winter and Spring 2017.&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. 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="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University&nbsp;Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a>&nbsp;kicks off their Spring 2017 events with lectures, exhibitions, a symposium, book launches, and discussions &mdash; including&nbsp;a timely series called &ldquo;The First 100 Days&rdquo;. Starting January 20, the series will provide opportunities for students and faculty to discuss, organize, and plan for the changes to come during the Trump administration.</p><p>Unless noted*, lectures take place on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall.</p><p><strong>Jan 20*</strong>, 1 p.m. at Ware Lounge, Avery Hall<br><a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/events/471-the-first-100-days-day-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The First 100 Days: ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987136/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-119 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #119 Justine Testado 2017-01-18T15:36:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T15:42:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/binponym1ey53ip0.jpg" width="650" height="922" 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="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" 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 most recent&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Grimshaw</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154697399467247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qh7cshcy7ldygwzv.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/bonettikozerski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>bonetti/kozerski architecture</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154683769382247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/bonettikozerski/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wa3tnnt97vv1ybz.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149938824/s9-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>S9 Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154680436592247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/149938824/s9-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xnvj6rq01mjb98v9.jpg"></p><p>4. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/changoandco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chango &amp; Co. </a></strong>(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154676391177247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984767/experienced-interior-design-project-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experienced Interior Design Project Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xnel17diwktty4u6.jpg"></p><p>5. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149963835/drake-anderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drake/Anderson</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154673516307247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984485/junior-to-mid-level-architectural-cad-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior to Mid-level Architectural CAD Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t5/t5c0umwpttl4nlta.jpg"></p><p>6. <a href="http://archinect.com/LUXIGON_LA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>LUXIGON_LA</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154663967162247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149984734/3d-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D Artist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xk3z4wuqv3cufcd.jpg"></p><p>7. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9456864/andrew-franz-architect-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Franz Architect</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154694834867247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/9456864/andrew-franz-architect-pllc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fym64ngzrklthpkk.jpg"></p><p>8. <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Waechter Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154610058952247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149983318/entry-level-architect-marketing-support" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987146/architecture-billings-index-in-december-ends-year-with-sharp-uptick Architecture Billings Index in December ends year with sharp uptick Alexander Walter 2017-01-18T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T14:19:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p7/p79mltb4xenwfpc5.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain, with the December reading capping off three straight months of growth in design billings. [...] (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 55.9, up sharply from 50.6 in the previous month. This score reflects the largest increase in design services in 2016 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 57.2, down from a reading of 59.5 the previous month.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The sharp upturn in design activity as we wind down the year is certainly encouraging. This bodes well for the design and construction sector as we enter the new year&rdquo;,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &ldquo;However, December is an atypical month for interpreting trends, so the coming months will tell us a lot more about conditions that the industry is likely to see in 2017.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI highlights for the month of December:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (54.4), Northeast (54.0), South (53.8), West (48.8) &nbsp;</li><li>Sector index breakdown: commercial / industrial (54.3), institutional (53.3), mixed practice (51.9), multi-family residential (50.6) &nbsp;</li><li>Project inquiries index: 57.2 &nbsp;</li><li>Design contracts index: 51.2</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xyq1fsuqkgg5y58b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pn37w3ur2b6oqdgp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/saz6qgpnkdjwvddl.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from December 2015 - December 2016, images via aia.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987150/in-hong-kong-a-housing-shortage-is-leading-people-to-live-in-25-sq-ft-space-capsule-pods In Hong Kong, a housing shortage is leading people to live in 25 sq. ft. "space capsule pods" Nicholas Korody 2017-01-18T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T14:09:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x0/x0uz9h4i3718m73e.jpg" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hong Kong is a crowded city. According to census figures reported by <a href="https://qz.com/887260/hong-kong-space-capsules-let-you-live-like-a-character-in-a-jg-ballard-sci-fi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz</a>, 57,100 households live in spaces between 75 and 140 sq ft. And, for the most part, the conditions of these tiny homes aren&rsquo;t exactly great. Enter Sandy Wong, the inventor of a &ldquo;space capsule pod&rdquo;, a 25 sq. ft., ventilated, room rents for about $400-650 per month.</p><p>Space capsule-type dwellings aren&rsquo;t exactly new. In Japan, for example, capsule hotels have been around for ages. These ones are pretty nice&mdash;they come replete with a computer, a TV, a bed, and a fire extinguisher. Residents share a kitchen and bathroom, which is already a norm in Hong Kong.</p><p>And, apparently, they&rsquo;re a hit. Wong reports renting out the first ten capsules in a mere 15 days. Now he plans to build 1,000 more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987132/donald-trump-taps-two-of-the-richest-developers-to-oversee-infrastructure-plan Donald Trump taps two of the richest developers to oversee infrastructure plan Nicholas Korody 2017-01-18T12:43:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T20:10:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9e/9ef1a3lmd21lj07j.jpg" width="650" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donald Trump has chosen Richard LeFrak and Steve Roth, &ldquo;two of the wealthiest men in real estate&rdquo; according to <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/bisnow/2017/01/17/donald-trump-taps-richard-lefrak-steven-roth-to-lead-new-infrastructure-council/#3e0036e76f49" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes</a>,&nbsp; to head a &ldquo;council of builders and engineers&rdquo;. This new council will be tasked with overseeing Trump&rsquo;s plan to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure. As Archinect previously <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149975615/archinect-s-2016-us-presidential-election-guide-how-trump-and-clinton-stand-on-the-issues-architects-care-about-most" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a>, the Republican infrastructure plan relies heavily on private-public partnerships, so it&rsquo;s not really a surprise that developers will be involved. That being said, scant details have been provided on how Trump plans to shore up the nation&rsquo;s crumbling infrastructure.</p><p>Roth founded Vornado, one of the most prominent real estate trusts in New York and Washington. Tornado is merging with JBG Smith, which is one of the short-listed bidders for the development of a new FBI headquarters&mdash;a $2 billion contract. The LeFrak family has played a sizable role in developing New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Miami.</p><p>In the past, the president had little to do with real estate decisions. That will likel...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987009/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-17T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T13:36:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9l/9l12lz45amch2ri0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Things&nbsp;have come back to full swing now that we're already(!) halfway&nbsp;through the first month of 2017. 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="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a> that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" 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="http://bustler.net/events/8697/current-work-glenn-murcutt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Current Work: Glenn Murcutt | January 17</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qq/qqg61mbd2dcxma1p.jpg"><em>Facade of Kakadu Visitor Centre, designed by Glenn Murcutt.</em></p><p>In this&nbsp;conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien,&nbsp;Pritzker laureate Glenn Murcutt will talk about his&nbsp;collaborative&nbsp;design process with architect&nbsp;Hakan Elevli&nbsp;on&nbsp;the&nbsp;Australian Islamic Centre, which is&nbsp;considered to be one of Australia's largest mosques. The discussion will take place at The Cooper Union's Great Hall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8753/salon-series-urban-data-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: Urban Data Operations | January 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2r/2rchz2pf3wfncgft.jpg"><em>Image from "Local Co...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987007/deborah-berke-designed-stylish-sustainable-tower-opens-in-indianapolis Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T17:13:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T16:32:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jv4o4euan7x7flud.jpg" width="650" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nine glassed-in, metal-fin bearing stories make up the new Deborah Berke Partners-designed Cummins Indy Tower, which officially opens this month. With its "projections and inflections," the building simultaneously juts and struts through the metropolis, creating a slender and ecologically conscious corporate HQ.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xg/xgqbe1tvenh6tg25.jpg"></p><p>Referring to Cummins' past collaborations with architects like Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche, Deborah Berke notes that &ldquo;over the decades, Cummins has demonstrated a commitment to great design that benefits its employees, its customers, and the community. This building carries that legacy forward with an environmentally sustainable design that dignifies the work going on inside while enhancing the urban realm.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/93/9302jciuvy0oznl8.jpg"></p><p>The building&rsquo;s articulated facades and distinctive form serve a purpose&mdash;to create a comfortable, light-filled work environment for employees that adds to the vitality on Market Street. Adding some muscle to the great bones of downtown Indianapolis, the park is a public am...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986970/do-architecture-awards-matter Do architecture awards matter? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T14:16:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T14:11:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qcc9bqrobr3j1j.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Almost singing the refrain, "What do awards have to do with it?" writer <a href="http://commonedge.org/do-architecture-awards-matter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben Willis </a>investigates the disconnect between the plethora of architectural awards, both those that recognize aesthetics and those that focus on data-driven technical specs, and the public's (and for that matter, other architects') incomprehension of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145812094/why-is-the-pritzker-such-a-big-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">what these prizes mean</a>. With so many awards and so many buildings that fellow professionals have never visited or heard of before the merit is given, what exactly is the value of an architectural award? Using an Oscar analogy, Willis explains just what he's talking about: &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Whereas non-filmmakers have access to nearly all of the films considered for major film awards, most non-architects don&rsquo;t have first-hand experience with any of the buildings and designers being considered for awards. Many casual movie-goers know what defines an award-winning movie, and yet the criteria used to define award-winning buildings are often so disconnected from the public&rsquo;s experience...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986963/yvonne-farrell-and-shelley-mcnamara-to-curate-2018-venice-biennale Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to curate 2018 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2017-01-17T13:31:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T13:40:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7txc9gl8yb6wt0mq.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Board of the Venice Architecture Biennale appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12595/grafton-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grafton Architects</a> co-founders&nbsp;Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara yesterday as the curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, which will take place May 26 to November 25 in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4f/4f6ef8zwbwz9nzev.jpg"><br><em>UTEC campus in Lima, designed by Grafton Architects.</em></p><p>The Venice Biennale is familiar ground to Farrell and McNamara, who participated in the Biennale in 2002 and won the Silver Lion in 2012, where they presented their project for the UTEC campus in Lima &mdash; the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980020/grafton-architects-utec-vertical-campus-wins-inaugural-riba-international-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of the inaugural RIBA International Prize</a>. Grafton Architects was represented at the 2016 Biennale under the title, &ldquo;The Physics of Culture&rdquo;.</p><p>Farrell and McNamara will continue to address similar humanitarian themes set forth in Alejandro Aravena's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611511/venice-biennale-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reporting from the Front&rdquo;</a> last year.&nbsp;President Paolo Baratta, chair of the Board of the Venice Biennale, released the following statement on their appointment:</p><p>&ldquo;The Exhibition curated by Alejandro Aravena offered visitors a critica...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986956/norman-foster-and-riba-announce-2017-survival-of-cities-traveling-scholarship Norman Foster and RIBA announce 2017 "survival of cities" traveling scholarship Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T13:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T13:11:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwok8blvtwk53enb.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the tenth year in a row, RIBA and Norman Foster are offering a traveling scholarship in the form of &euro;7,000 (an increase over last year's &euro;6,000) to the destination of the winning student's choice. Students can't enter directly: RIBA and CAA validated schools are allowed to submit only one application each for one student by April 28th, whose merits will then be judged by a panel consisting of both financial backer Norman Foster and RIBA members. In a quasi-apocalyptic vein, the student's proposed research topic should "relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>learning from the past to inform the future</li><li>the future of society</li><li>density of settlements</li><li>sustainability</li><li>use of resources</li><li>quality of urban life</li><li>transport"</li></ul><p>The full details of the application can be found <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Files/RIBAProfessionalServices/Education/Funding/2017/ApplicationForm2017.doc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986965/revised-design-for-the-eisenhower-memorial-released Revised design for the Eisenhower memorial released Nicholas Korody 2017-01-17T12:59:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:59:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hr/hry24dtvznyys5v5.jpg" width="650" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The road to a Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial has been anything but smooth. Frank Gehry&rsquo;s original plans for the project were nixed by critics&mdash;most notably, the Eisenhower family. But, finally, all parties reached an agreement last fall and the project is going forward. Now, Gehry and Partners and AECOM have released images of the (hopefully) final design, which will be presented publicly later this month.</p><p>The revision include changing the image depicted on the massive 440 ft.-long woven-metal tapestry. Previously, the image was going to depict Abilene, Kansas, where Eisenhower grew up. Now it&rsquo;s going to show an aerial view of Normandy, site of the D-Day invasion. Additionally, a statue of a young Eisenhower was moved from the center of the site to its margins.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tv/tvrs138ll9ge1194.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6o/6otvonznnzuv4i5l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fcgszot44gj2fzxk.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986960/as-the-uk-and-us-shift-rightwards-architects-react As the UK and US shift rightwards, architects react Nicholas Korody 2017-01-17T12:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T18:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/00/00dt19dat123w3zn.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The last year has seen a dramatic political shift to the right in the Western world (and elsewhere), marked in particular by Brexit and the election of Donald J. Trump. Alongside the former, the Tories secured a firm grip on the UK, with Prime Minister Theresa May stepping in to fill the void left after David Cameron&rsquo;s departure. In the United States, the Republican party has an equally secure hold over the country and its future, controlling all three branches of government.</p><p>With this turn to the right, the built environment will undoubtedly change significantly. Cuts to government-subsidized housing are expected in both countries. Meanwhile, much-need infrastructural updates may&mdash;or may not&mdash;be on the horizon in the U.S., as they were one of the primary campaign promises of the President-elect.</p><p>Therefore, it&rsquo;s not really a surprise that architects on both sides of the Atlantic have voiced opinions on the direction their countries are heading. Two architectural organizations have just ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986836/geoff-manaugh-takes-a-look-inside-lax-s-impressive-airport-security-apparatus Geoff Manaugh takes a look inside LAX's impressive airport security apparatus Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T20:43:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T20:50:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajs6wyk54r6wyj9u.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2014, Anthony McGinty and Michelle Sosa were hired by Los Angeles World Airports to lead a unique, new classified intelligence unit on the West Coast. After only two years, their global scope and analytic capabilities promise to rival the agencies of a small nation-state. Their roles suggest an intriguing new direction for infrastructure protection in an era when threats are as internationally networked as they are hard to predict.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Being the world's fifth-busiest airport (74,937,004 travelers passed through LAX in 2015) makes this infrastructure megaproject one of the top-ranked terrorist and aviation targets in the country. With billions of dollars spent on the usual airport expansion and modernization projects in recent decades came also the need for enhanced anti-terrorism capabilities that gave birth to its own classified intelligence unit.</p><p>"Under the moniker of &ldquo;critical infrastructure protection,&rdquo; energy-production, transportation-logistics, waste-disposal, and other sites have been transformed from often-overlooked megaprojects on the edge of the metropolis into the heavily fortified, tactical crown jewels of the modern state," <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/threat-center/510644/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manaugh writes</a>. "Bridges, tunnels, ports, dams, pipelines, and airfields have an emergent geopolitical clout that now rivals democratically elected civic institutions."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986813/aia-names-11-winning-projects-in-2017-institute-honor-awards-architecture-category AIA names 11 winning projects in 2017 Institute Honor Awards Architecture category Justine Testado 2017-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:20:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6e/6eel74yt8xc503tt.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA recently revealed the winners of the 2017 AIA Institute Honors Awards, which are regarded as the profession's highest recognition for outstanding projects in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, and urban design...Out of nearly 700 submissions, a total of 23 recipients won awards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take a peek at some of the 2017 Architecture category winners:</p><p><strong>Aspen Art Museum</strong>; Aspen, CO by Shigeru Ban Architects; Associate Firm: CCY Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uy/uy8zgaa8ioo8d0y8.jpg"></p><p><strong>&#8203;Carnegie Hall Studio Towers Renovation Project</strong>; New York, NY by Iu + Bibliowicz Architects LLP</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8dwfk3vuxlaip7eh.jpg"></p><p><strong>&#8203;The Six Affordable Veteran Housing</strong>; Los Angeles, CA by Brooks + Scarpa. Photo: Tara Wujcik.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3o/3o6hb357zzt0ixue.jpg"></p><p>(cover image) <strong>Grace Farms</strong>; New Canaan, CT by SANAA; Associate Firm: Handel Architects.</p><p>Find the rest of the category winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5407/winners-of-the-2017-aia-institute-honor-awards-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986796/karim-rashid-launches-design-development-firm-kurv-architecture Karim Rashid launches design-development firm, Kurv Architecture Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T17:44:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T14:36:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eg/egb3irnsy62b7y9t.jpg" width="650" height="1005" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Never one to bore, Karim Rashid has announced that he&rsquo;s formed a new vertically-integrated firm that will incorporate architecture, investment, and development of new projects across New York City. Rashid has teamed up with his namesake firm&rsquo;s director of interior design, Alex Loyer Hughes, to form Kurv Architecture D.P.C. [...] Although there&rsquo;s overlap between Rashid&rsquo;s namesake firm and Kurv at the moment, Kurv will focus more on ground-up production rather than design alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We are foremost,&nbsp;a design-development firm, specializing in the increased return of tangible added value&nbsp;through the implementation of unique award winning design," the mission statement on <a href="https://www.kurvarchitecture.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kurv's website</a> reads.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oy/oykes4rsvulrgbyv.jpg"></p><p>"The word design&nbsp;is used in the broadest sense to describe the full scope of the development process.&nbsp;Therefore, we work at all scales and stages of the process to ensure that increased value is returned as a result of our direct involvement."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xf83mc93cfqnuspi.jpg"></p><p><em>Project images via&nbsp;kurvarchitecture.com.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986723/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-01-16T14:03:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yps9sv8kolfgb3g8.jpg" width="650" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week holds a fair few exhibition openings, so if your January calendar has been looking a little empty, then now is a great time to start filling it with these engaging and thought-provoking showcases.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8769/caruso-st-john-diorama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CARUSO ST JOHN Diorama | 18-25 January</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sh/shaxpepc4s4lxxtv.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Caruso St John, Diorama, 2017, exhibition view, courtesy Betts Project</em></p><p>Betts Project is a gallery specialising in architecture, and aims to&nbsp;bring the field to the attention of the&nbsp;wider public. Showcasing both emerging and established architects, Betts hopes to create discussion and awareness of work and projects across all scales.&nbsp;</p><p>This exhibition is of British Architects Caruso St John&nbsp; includes 1:50 models from the practice, including those of Newport Street Gallery, for which the practice <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149972506/breaking-the-newport-street-gallery-by-caruso-st-john-architects-wins-the-2016-stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the Stirling Prize in 2016</a>.&nbsp;Photographs accompanying these models give an insight into the past quarter century of Caruso St John's work, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986713/zaha-hadid-leaves-67-million-fortune-in-her-will Zaha Hadid leaves £67 million fortune in her will Justine Testado 2017-01-16T13:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:25:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1wto18zo8aze178.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Hadid] bequeathed a lump sum of &pound;500,000 to her business partner Patrik Schumacher. Hadid also left a total of &pound;1.7m to four nieces and nephews, as well as her brother Haytham Hadid, whose share was &pound;500,000 [...] Her will, obtained by the Architects&rsquo; Journal, shows that the net value of her estate was &pound;67,249,458. The calculation was filed in the high court dated 14 December 2016 [...] The will shows Hadid is leaving her architecture practice, of which she was the sole owner, in trust.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986704/paris-mayor-announces-300m-eiffel-tower-renovation Paris mayor announces €300M Eiffel Tower renovation Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:27:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3n/3n1o01wsckox6ivp.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eiffel Tower is to undergo a &euro;300m, 15-year refurbishment, Paris&rsquo;s mayor Anne Hidalgo announced on Friday. [...] The planned refurbishment is intended to bolster the French capital&rsquo;s bids to host another World&rsquo;s Fair in 2025 and, before that, the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games [...]. The project will be managed by the tower&rsquo;s operator, the Soci&eacute;t&eacute; d&rsquo;Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, a public service company wholly owned by the City Council.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 15-year refurbishment of this most-visited monument anywhere in the world (the 127-year-old wrought iron structure has been operating at its maximum capacity of about 7 million visitors since 2003, according to Wikipedia)&nbsp;will take more than a few buckets of paint and also comprises the modernization of the elevators, viewing gallery, security and access facilities, as well as the light show systems.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986619/architecting-for-the-golden-years Architecting for the Golden Years Nam Henderson 2017-01-15T20:37:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T21:41:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38jzbfp95qm28mbf.jpg" width="650" height="592" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Building industry professionals are taking note. Since the National Association of Home Builders started to offer a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist program in 2002, nearly 7,000 contractors, architects, interior designers and occupational therapists have become credentialed by attending a three-day course, according to Elizabeth Thompson, a spokeswoman for the association.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kaya Laterman examines designing for an aging population. Renovations focused on age-in-place fixes, along with rise of NORCs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) in NYC, are creating new market opportunities.&nbsp;</p><p>See also re:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125760915/find-your-ideal-neighborhood-with-this-new-livability-index-online-tool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AARP&rsquo;s livability index</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62461879/houses-designed-for-a-multigenerational-family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">multi-generational architectures</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113421877/designing-for-seniors-and-soldiers-toward-a-silver-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toward a "Silver" Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942851/what-makes-an-age-friendly-city-older-citizens-worldwide-speak-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">age-friendly cities</a>.</p><p>Plus, some training/CEU sources via&nbsp;<a href="http://livinginplace.institute/calendar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Living in Place Institute</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.nahb.org/en/learn/course-overviews/design-build-solutions-for-aging-and-accessibility-caps-2.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NAHB</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986409/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-01-13T15:34:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T00:31:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m72dqk0htuhzfyps.jpg" width="650" height="996" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dz/dzwwou3nj7ms6isp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kimsh/project/bondi-beach-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bondi Beach Houses</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/kimsh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Seung Hwan Kim</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wengq5dqynxo8giv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/congfang/project/reconstruction-of-met-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reconstruction Of MET Museum</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/congfang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cong Fang</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1oge3l49odjxbo8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gvillalobos02/project/in-tense2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In-Tense</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/gvillalobos02" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gilberto Villalobos</a> with R. Kiesler</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8za1x315vot2gfjr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marcmaxey/project/hollywood-and-vine-architecture-of-the-internet-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood and Vine: Architecture of the Internet Celebrity</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/marcmaxey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Maxey</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fc6t8txj2fcqnlxi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/luliudesign/project/edge-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edge Island</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/luliudesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lu Liu</a> with Mingyue Hu, Katie Ann</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oa/oadt2u9fb399tzad.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jingli/project/playing-with-tide-tidal-park-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PLAYING WITH TIDE - Tidal Park Design</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/jingli" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jing Li</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/11etdmo32qau2hj0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gracearezio/project/hyderabad-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyderabad Housing</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/gracearezio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Elizabeth Arezio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3jkah654u8xtdgm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/judyhussein/project/the-last-performance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Last Performance</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/judyhussein" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judy Hussein</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vcsqnr0fqjakul6c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/corliss/project/chromatopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chromatopia</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/corliss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corliss Ng</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/KeLi/project/in-accessible" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IN-Accessible</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/KeLi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ke Li</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work as a <em>Project </em>post to your...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986400/frank-lloyd-wright-s-tirranna-home-in-new-canaan-ct-for-sale Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Tirranna’ home in New Canaan, CT for sale DianePham 2017-01-13T13:52:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r3v4nynal83k470l.jpg" width="650" height="492" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the first time in 20 years, Frank Lloyd Wright&lsquo;s &ldquo;Tirranna&rdquo; home in New Canaan, CT is on the market. The home was built just before his death on a 15-acre wooded estate, has been listed for $8M by the estate of its long-time owner, the late memorabilia mogul and philanthropist Ted Stanley. Though renovated, the horse-shaped home maintains its original architectural integrity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsjm0dg7ae91btf6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8ws1jbl0818r0qy2.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986398/oma-gets-permission-to-move-forward-with-major-manchester-project OMA gets permission to move forward with major Manchester project Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gmeg1rjolhq4cze.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA has moved one step closer to securing its first major public project in the UK: the Factory, a proposed &pound;110M arts center for Manchester, was just given the go-ahead by city councillors.&nbsp;</p><p>On a site that once housed the Granada Studios, the Factory is intended to significantly boost Manchester&rsquo;s cultural capital. It&rsquo;s an integral part of a larger project, which received a pledge of &pound;78M worth of public money back in 2014 and will provide some 2,400 new homes, three hotels, as well as a commercial space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/avilkdt7fdwhsu2c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl43ex4ib9rzmyfi.jpg"></p><p>The 12,077 square meter Factory will comprise a massive, 7,000 capacity glass cube intended to house performances, experimental productions, and other cultural events. The rendering shows a large, irregular form adjoining the cube.</p><p>OMA beat out Zaha Hadid and Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, among other big name firms, to secure the commission.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qimr2xl7urhd628x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwic66jvmrqthp9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wtws8qlfwsutrkg.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986393/a-hyper-democratic-housing-complex-in-copenhagen-combines-community-input-with-contextual-design A "hyper-democratic" housing complex in Copenhagen combines community input with contextual design Nicholas Korody 2017-01-13T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T23:11:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p5fofzwx5vqb1fu8.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kr&oslash;yers Plads, a five-story housing project in the center of Copenhagen, has just finished construction. The site, previously a &ldquo;gap&rdquo; in a continuous row of warehouses, is adjacent to the Copenhagen harbor. Designed by the Danish architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects and COBE, the award-winning project is based on a &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; approach, in which &ldquo; folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses.&rdquo; According to the designers, &ldquo;hyper-democratic&rdquo; means that the building was designed with intensive community input and site-specific gestures.</p><p>&rdquo;The neighbours were for instance invited to help define the height of the buildings and to help select the materials &ndash; both crucial for the way the new Kr&oslash;yers Plads relates to its surroundings. Instead of inventing a new building typology, Kr&oslash;yers Plads became a reinvention of the one already found adjace...</p>