Archinect - News 2017-04-25T18:19:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004572/will-luxury-apartment-owners-shut-down-the-tate-s-viewing-platform Will luxury apartment owners shut down the Tate's viewing platform? Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/37/37jl60ykda6piaca.jpg" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Good walls make good neighbours &ndash; but not, it seems, when they are made entirely of glass. Five residents of the multi-million-pound Neo Bankside towers, which loom behind Tate Modern like a crystalline bar chart of inflated land values, have filed a legal claim against the museum to have part of its viewing platform shut down. They claim that its 10th-floor public terrace has put their homes into a state of &ldquo;near constant surveillance&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an apparent case of art interfering with life, the owners of the apartments next to the Tate Modern's viewing platform are trying to legally erect some kind of visual barrier between them and the visitors of the museum (although the exotic technology of curtains has apparently not yet made it to the U.K.). This attempt at transforming the viewing platform into just a platform is raising ire for several good reasons, chiefly because it places the comfort of a few above the aesthetic pleasure of potentially millions. On the plus side, it has also caused Oliver Wainwright to write a highly enjoyable piece delving into barely restrained class tension and London's swollen luxury real estate market.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004561/in-celebration-of-i-m-pei-s-100th-birthday-tomorrow-the-national-gallery-of-art-revisits-his-legacy In celebration of I.M. Pei's 100th birthday tomorrow, the National Gallery of Art revisits his legacy Justine Testado 2017-04-25T13:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:19:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8nml0fg4ajvfrpgu.jpg" width="650" height="558" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. &mdash; National Gallery of Art</p></em><br /><br /><p>I.M. Pei's 100th birthday is tomorrow! In celebration of the legendary architect's birthday, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. will host a public talk in the Pei-designed East Building featuring architect Perry Y. Chin &ndash; a longtime associate of Pei's &mdash; and Susan Wertheim, the Gallery's chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects.</p><p>Learn more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5603/the-national-gallery-of-art-east-building-is-celebrating-i-m-pei-s-100th-birthday-on-april-26" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004552/aia-awards-100-000-to-five-intriguing-upjohn-research-initiative-projects AIA awards $100,000 to five intriguing Upjohn Research Initiative projects Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m6ddysae2r1pn1ln.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From a Circadian Daylight Metric and Design Assist Tool to Trashwalls, the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aia.org/press-releases/80866-aia-selects-2016-upjohn-research-initiative-" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA has announced the five projects it has selected for its 10th annual Upjohn Research Initiative grants</a>, and they're all fairly promising. Speaking broadly, the projects each propose investigating a particular aspect of the built environment in an effort to try and improve the quality of life of that structure's likely daily inhabitants. For example, the Trashwalls from a team of researchers from Washington State University are "fabricated using materials harvested from the local solid waste stream, are designed to reduce heat loss from rented apartments, improve the comfort of those spaces during hot or cold weather, and save renters money on their utility bills, while reducing pollution. The purpose of this project is to design, construct, and examine prototypes of interior insulating walls that are attractive, have an R-value&nbsp;of R-10 (US) or greater, cost less than ten cents per square foot, are built fr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004554/this-architect-embellished-a-building-with-emoji-ornament This architect embellished a building with emoji ornament Nicholas Korody 2017-04-25T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T16:49:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/se/sebk6bywzjghcje9.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the Dutch city of Amersfoort.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;In classical architecture they used heads of the king or whatever, and they put that on the fa&ccedil;ade,&rdquo; Tehrani told The Verge. &ldquo;So we were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say &lsquo;hey this is from that year!&rsquo;&rdquo; The answer was obvious: emoji.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kphvx71mmb1eqgnz.jpg"></p><p>The emojis cover only one side of the mixed-use building. Tehrani, who works for the Dutch practice Attika Architekten, based the emojis on the WhatsApp standard. "Only faces were chosen as they were the most expressive and recognizable emoji," the Verge reports.&nbsp;In his view, all architecture is timely&mdash;not timeless&mdash;so better to have fun with what's in vogue&nbsp;at the moment.</p><p>Started at the Gigantomachy frieze, now we're here. Thoughts?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vh/vh6d1neqp3c8pg7c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmj1phdw5rngga1c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8mnh3ejcmbujti4y.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004548/the-new-inflatable-moment-at-bsa-space-will-explore-the-role-of-pneumatic-architecture-in-envisioning-utopia 'The New Inflatable Moment' at BSA Space will explore the role of pneumatic architecture in envisioning utopia Nicholas Korody 2017-04-25T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T12:21:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpjbs6de7nlvbir3.jpg" width="650" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pneumatic architecture&mdash;aka inflatables&mdash;have been a mainstay of avant-garde and experimental architecture for decades. Back in the &rsquo;60s, figures like Buckminster Fuller and Frei Otto, alongside radical practices like Haus-Rucker-Co, Utopia and Ant Farm, pioneered the use of these structures. They&rsquo;ve also been used by more mainstream studios, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/grimshaw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a>.</p><p>Now, they&rsquo;re the subject of an exhibition at BSA Space in Boston. Entitled <em>The New Inflatable Moment</em>, the exhibition, which opens on May 3, &ldquo;will explore inflatable structures used in architecture, art, and engineering since the emergence of the hot air balloon,&rdquo; with a particular focus on their role in &ldquo;envisioning utopia.&rdquo;</p><p>The exhibition is inspired by a recently-released book, <em>The Inflatable Moment: Pneumatics and Protest in &rsquo;68. </em>It looks at renewed interest in the architectural media within this historical context.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;With this exhibition, we revisit the moment of the 1960s explored by Dessauce to sugges...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004506/foster-partners-plan-redundancies-due-to-uncertainty-in-the-construction-market Foster + Partners plan redundancies due to uncertainty in the construction market Ellen Hancock 2017-04-25T05:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T05:21:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a7mudmdbnw3hs4a0.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Britain&rsquo;s largest architectural firm, Foster + Partners, plans to lay off nearly 100 people, and blamed the uncertainty around construction projects caused by last summer&rsquo;s Brexit vote. The company, whose London projects have included the Millennium Bridge, the Great Hall redevelopment at the British Museum and the Gherkin tower, said the cuts would mainly affect staff at its headquarters in Battersea, south-west London.</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/150004453/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-25T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T19:12:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4oc6nonah1ulg4i.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning once again, the Tate opens its doors wide <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9314/uniqlo-tate-lates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this Friday night</a> to mark the end the&nbsp;month. Expect the usual views and sunsets from the Switch House tower, as well as workshops and talks throughout the building. What better start to the bank holiday?</p><p>The Bartlett's talk <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9294/new-london-vernacular-urban-qualities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New London Vernacular/Urban Qualities</a>, hasn't yet been fully booked, so make sure you register before all the tickets are gone.</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gs/gsl3fiw6md0epvzg.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: RIBA Collections</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9203/james-and-jazz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James and Jazz | 2 May</a></strong></p><p>James Stirling may be world-renowned for his contributions to architecture, but he was also well known for his 'larger-than-life character'. His love of jazz music will be celebrated in this evening of live music, top DJs, and hearing from Stirling's life-long friends including Robert Maxwell, who studied alongside the great architect at Liverpool. This event is part of the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/stirling/9087/mies-van-der-rohe-james-stirling-circling-the-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Circling the Square</a>exhibition.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wp/wpheptqjt7ye7qc1.jpg"><br><em>Image: Design Museum</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9316/get-into-design-family-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get into Desi...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004473/after-a-tough-couple-years-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-has-a-new-lease-on-life-and-a-new-name After a tough couple years, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has a new lease on life—and a new name Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:52:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7d/7dkp908ydibnrtn8.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T</a><a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;has had a rough go of things the last few years. The school, which is located at the historic winter home of Wright, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494156/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin West</a>, almost lost its accreditation because it wasn&rsquo;t financially independent from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Things got so bad that they temporarily suspended new enrollment.</p><p>Then, the critic Aaron Betsky took over the deanship and was able to fundraise enough to keep the school accredited. Now, to mark their new, more-removed relationship to the Foundation, the school has been renamed the School of Architecture at Taliesin.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Adopting this new name, the School of Architecture at Taliesin, helps us to secure our identity as an experimental, forward-looking architecture program that is deeply rooted in the Taliesin Fellowship,&rdquo; Betsky <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/04/24/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-changing.html?ana=RSS%26s=article_search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">states</a>. &ldquo;The process in which we developed our new relationship with the Foundation and our accreditors has been an opportunity to closely examine who we are as a school and ho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004446/when-architects-build-homes-for-themselves When architects build homes for themselves Alexander Walter 2017-04-24T18:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T18:28:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lr0rr9htvfoau71y.jpg" width="650" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects use the design of their own homes both as a design experiment and as a representation of their own beliefs and ideals. Their grounding through education and experience may form a base or starting point, but the influences of their culture, lifestyle and the environment of their upbringing are naturally integrated into their architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The size of an architect's own home is often an expression of their professional commitment. There is a small but current movement towards the micro unit, an expression of a need to achieve home ownership, however small. At the opposite scale, the McMansion is still popular, but architects' homes tend to be more responsible and they generally scale the size of their home as a direct relationship to their needs."</em></p><p>Um...duh.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004398/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T13:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zsoo6oo4eo1ka1e9.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's LA recommendations start&nbsp;off with&nbsp;a&nbsp;Hitoshi Abe lecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a> and&nbsp;a&nbsp;new&nbsp;survey on artist Peter Shire's design work at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. The&nbsp;Getty Center's&nbsp;upcoming exhibition&nbsp;&ldquo;Berlin / Los Angeles: Space for Music&rdquo; spotlights&nbsp;Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and&nbsp;Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonic, while&nbsp;The Broad will debut its&nbsp;four-month &ldquo;Oracle&rdquo; installation &mdash;&nbsp;which visualizes the effects&nbsp;of&nbsp;globalization in contemporary society.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9301/a-ud-lecture-series-hitoshi-abe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A.UD Lecture Series: Hitoshi Abe | April 24</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ox/ox5bi6s0rbj1szy5.jpg"><em>Photo via Flickr.</em></p><p>Start off this week with a lecture from architect Hitoshi Abe, as part of&nbsp;UCLA&nbsp;A.UD's Spring '17 lecture series. Don't miss out!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9164/peter-shire-naked-is-the-best-disguise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Shire...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004397/future-use-architecture-a-project-by-faculty-members-at-northeastern-wins-100k-latrobe-prize "Future-Use Architecture", a project by faculty members at Northeastern, wins $100K Latrobe Prize Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jmshdecfnvjt95h.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Awarded every other year by the AIA College of Fellows, the Latrobe Prize is a major award&mdash;$100,000&mdash;granted to a two-year project that leads &ldquo;to significant advances in the architectural profession.&rdquo; This year, the award, which is named after architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was given to a team of three faculty members of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18077/northeastern-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Northeastern University</a>&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Resilient Cities Laboratory.</p><p>Their project is titled &ldquo;Future-Use Architecture&rdquo;, and focuses on &ldquo;the balance between flexible and fixed building systems to respond to unforeseeable contingencies while conserving the essential architectural design and performance.&rdquo; In other words, the project seeks to study how to design for unknown futures, with a focus on adaptive reuse and regeneration. The researchers are examining the tectonic and performative attributes of a building within the purview of its future use in the long-term, acknowledging persistent change as fundamental. According to the press release, the jury ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004392/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/4485hqbns8pt2n0o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>For this week, the School of Visual Arts will host a lecture with&nbsp;&ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; co-founding editor Elizabeth Glickfield and&nbsp;another talk that highlights the untold stories of the people running&nbsp;NYC's waste management systems.&nbsp;B. Alexandra Szerlip will give a&nbsp;talk about&nbsp;her new book about designer&nbsp;Norman Bel Geddes, and you can&nbsp;sign up for an&nbsp;exclusive tour of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovations&nbsp;led by&nbsp;architect Jeff Murphy. If&nbsp;you haven't seen it, it's the last week for the can't-miss &ldquo;John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9236/lecture-elizabeth-glickfield-founder-and-editor-of-dirty-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Visual Arts&nbsp;Lecture: Elizabeth Glickfield, co-founder and editor of &ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; |&nbsp;April 25</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7p/7pdrprrpi7vs599n.jpg"><em>Dirty Furniture Founding editors Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004391/untangling-louis-kahn-s-life-and-work Untangling Louis Kahn's life and work Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:38:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79h1m1juq5q2kgdu.jpg" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is one of history&rsquo;s cruelties that Louis Kahn is almost better known for his unconventional domestic arrangements than for his architecture. Kahn gave us a remarkable string of masterpieces that includes the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum, and yet he was one of those shambling geniuses whose life was a mess of contradictions. While his commissions took him around the world, he managed to maintain three separate families at home in Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"He had a reputation for blowing deadlines and budgets, testing the patience of clients. No one was surprised to learn after his death in 1974 that his firm was deep in debt. The turmoil of his life came to overshadow his accomplishments."</em></p><p>The author, Inga Saffron, reviews&nbsp;<em>You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn </em>by Wendy Lesser, a new biography/monograph on the renowned architect. "Wendy Lesser&rsquo;s <em>You Say to Brick </em>is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn&rsquo;s life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written," she writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004330/a-night-in-paris "A Night in Paris" Orhan Ayyüce 2017-04-23T21:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T00:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Protests in Paris in the aftermath of the vote have turned violent with smoke grenades, flares and glass bottles thrown at police. More rallies, dubbed the &ldquo;night of the barricades,&rdquo; are expected to take place in 13 cities across France.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwFPwFpS-gM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live event cameras</a> covering the night of French elections. The footage follows night time streets and other public spaces romancing the dreamy city with shadowy elevations, silhouettes and the sounds of the Parisian architecture and urbanism. Considering the French tradition of protest, this is certain to get bigger as the second round of elections approaching in May. Let's hope nobody gets hurt.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004161/goettsch-partners-officially-debuts-new-54-story-office-tower-in-chicago Goettsch Partners officially debuts new 54-story office tower in Chicago Justine Testado 2017-04-21T19:08:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T19:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxbpo8ftv3utjwas.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>150 North Riverside is the new, tall kid on the block in Chicago's West Loop, on a narrow 2-acre riverfront site between Randolph and Lake Streets. Operating since February, the 54-story office tower made its official debut during a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.</p><p>Designed by locally based <a href="http://archinect.com/gpchicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goettsch Partners</a>, the massive tower sits atop a narrow base, which fits between seven active Amtrak rail lines to the west and the Chicago River to the east.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n3/n3okk4x7os0emr21.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/26/26dce7xmfn0kqu4b.jpg"><br><em>Photos &copy;&nbsp;Nick Ulivieri</em>.</p><p>With the first full floor at Level 8 and over 100 feet above the plaza, the tower includes column-free office floors and offers 1.25 million square feet of rentable space, currently leased by tenants like William Blair &amp; Co., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Navigant Consulting, and law firm Polsinelli.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1u5e2ptj7h2fx1bq.jpg"><br><em>Rendering of the plaza. &copy; Goettsch Partners.</em></p><p>The scheme's floor plans average at approximately 28,000 square feet with potential room for 12 corner offices. It also includes restaurants, a fitness center, a large conference center, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004149/turkey-to-build-a-museum-dedicated-to-the-martyrs-and-warriors-of-the-failed-2016-coup Turkey to build a museum dedicated to the "martyrs and warriors" of the failed 2016 coup Nicholas Korody 2017-04-21T17:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T17:10:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7s/7snz2i1njdbg7paq.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in July 2016, a coup was attempted against the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdo&#287;an in Turkey. It was violently quashed, and the effects are still being felt. Since then, the country has been under a constnat state of emergency. Nearly 100,000 have been detained, around 50,000 arrested, and more than 130,000 state employees&mdash;workers, academics, and teachers&mdash;have been fired. In particular, Kurdish groups have been targeted in the purge.</p><p>Now, the Turkish government plans to commemorate the failed coup with a museum&mdash;the Museum of the 15 July: Martyrs and Democracy. It will be built on a site about 40 minutes north of Ankara and is planned to be completed by late 2018. Roughly 36,600 square feet, the museum will cost 10 million Turkish lira (about $2.71M) to build. According to the government, temporary and permanent exhibitions will commemorate the &ldquo;martyrs and warriors&rdquo; of the failed uprising.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2whmyufn22izlkxd.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://hyperallergic.com/373413/turkish-president-erdogan-plans-museum-devoted-to-failed-2016-coup/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Hyperallergic</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004102/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-04-21T14:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T14:47:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sf/sfjqa8z9243nz98j.jpg" width="650" height="938" 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 projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <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/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Glass</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i4/i4chljisyt0m76tp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/7-bryant-park/149999073" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 Bryant Park</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/ESTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3v6wd1nrdidz05i7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149982081/house-in-west-london/149982085" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West London House</a> in Hammersmith, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149982081/neil-dusheiko-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Dusheiko Architects</a>; Photo:&nbsp;Charles Hosea and Agnese Sanvito</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/om/ompyc9k4rsid9dm9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa/project/model-home-gallery2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Model Home Gallery</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/ybsey3nq5z9b8ueo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yard/project/the-lined-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lined Extension</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/yard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YARD Architects</a>; Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g38a9oegiqn9mh5a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture/project/pars-hospital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pars Hospital</a> in Rasht, Iran by <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)</a>; Photo: Parham Taghioff</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i1/i1apqptrh1rq1ykp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/media-library-third-place-in-thionville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Library [Third-Place]</a> in Thionville, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3c/3cqytp18667qhw83.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany/project/two-tabernacle-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Tabernacle Street</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piercy&amp;Company</a>; Photo: Jack Hobhou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004090/new-york-state-man-faces-up-to-15-years-for-practicing-architecture-without-being-licensed-or-registered New York State Man Faces Up to 15 Years for Practicing Architecture Without Being Licensed or Registered Nicholas Korody 2017-04-21T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T07:46:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u4/u45s6g1ausx87rop.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Paul J. Newman, 49, is the president of Cohesion Studios. He&rsquo;s also facing charges in three counties for pretending to be an architect. <a href="https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/operation-vandelay-industries-ag-schneiderman-announces-indictments-three-counties" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According</a> to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Newman worked on numerous housing projects in the Capital Region despite being neither licensed nor registered. He is accused of defrauding construction companies, business owners and municipalities.&nbsp;</p><p>Discovered through an investigation dubbed &ldquo;Operation Vandelay Industries&rdquo;, Newman allegedly drafted architectural renderings for over 100 properties, as well as foundation inspections, field reports, energy compliance certificates and engineer letters. On each, he signed as a registered and license architect, using a forged New York State Registered Architect Stamp or Professional Engineer Stamp. Among his alleged victims are municipal governments and senior living facilities.&nbsp;</p><p>These are serious charges: Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, nine counts of Forgery in the Second Degree, one co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003779/waf-2017-announces-performance-as-theme-for-this-year-s-festival WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpbfr0wqpjavzaoj.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wu/wub4dpnmobfmmx5i.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/berlin-architect-tours?utm_source=sponsoredpost2&amp;utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003976/jennifer-ly-wins-2017-rotch-travelling-scholarship Jennifer Ly wins 2017 Rotch Travelling Scholarship Justine Testado 2017-04-20T14:51:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:51:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2j0m57u05pdjz9w.jpg" width="650" height="543" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jennifer Ly, a designer at <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster +&nbsp;Partners</a>, was recently announced as the lucky winner&nbsp;of the 2016-17 <a href="http://rotch.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a>. Founded in 1883 in honor of Benjamin Smith Rotch,&nbsp;it allows the&nbsp;recipient to travel for at least 6 months studying architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>Starting with 110 entrants in stage one, only five finalists advanced to present their projects to the jury in Boston.&nbsp;Jennifer Ly ultimately&nbsp;won the jury's favor with her project &ldquo;New Common&rdquo;. Based in Silicon Valley, Ly &mdash; who received her master's in architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> in 2014 &mdash;&nbsp;will receive&nbsp;$38,500 to fund at least six months of travel in the coming year.</p><p><strong>New Common</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/q6/q62q9ya5hvac6qq5.jpg"></p><p>Project text: &ldquo;Situated in Boston&rsquo;s City Hall Plaza, the Forum is a contemporary civic place that promotes information, dialogue and collaboration. It fosters education and social interaction through the spatial intersections, ranging from intimate encounters to larger, urban spectacle.&rdquo;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zy/zyyit29by0kqvy2t.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The public auditorium serves as the center of the Forum, and opera...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003965/david-adjaye-named-one-of-time-s-100-most-influential-people David Adjaye named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T14:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:04:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7x150pxpqz78lydh.jpg" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every architect has to contend with gravity&mdash;but when David designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the challenges of that elemental force went far beyond the ordinary. How can a design acknowledge, and embody, the weight of this monumental history and yet transcend it right before your eyes?</p></em><br /><br /><p>It feels like this is going to be yet another great year for David Adjaye. The architect, who back in January became Sir David Adjaye after receiving the&nbsp;Knights Bachelor award from the Queen of England, is the only architect on this year's "100 Most Influential People" list (a distinction previously held by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> in 2016).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003959/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-131 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #131 Justine Testado 2017-04-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T13:40:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kp/kplk64a83qumsg9j.jpg" width="650" height="430" 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 latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/studioardarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Studio AR&amp;D Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154976430852247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150002543/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pn/pnagphbxay15di85.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Studio AR&amp;D Architects.</em></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lipton Plant Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154966614937247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rc7y03aoik9r84d.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Lipton Plant Architects.</em></p><p>3.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/tpgarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TPG Architecture</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154956046192247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150001783/marketing-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marketing Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2e/2epfyyvvtdlzlkcf.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: TPG Architecture.</em></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/rktb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RKTB Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154970045627247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/rktb/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xrw66888diy06q6.jpg"><br><em>Photo credit: Albert Vecerka/Esto</em></p><p>5.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106409/valerio-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valerio Architects</a></strong>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/159112812246/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154973408352247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106409/valerio-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/ns0j85nne8kkmqaf.jpg"><br><em>Image credit: Valerio Architects.</em></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faceb...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003944/touring-danish-playground-emphasizes-multi-faceted-nature-of-play-with-modular-elements-a-smoke-machine Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vx66brkmcwz3a4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m36u4se2qixinfoy.jpg"></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003938/an-exquisite-drone-tour-over-apple-s-new-campus-reveals-the-pond-furniture-a-new-theater An exquisite drone tour over Apple's new campus reveals the pond, furniture, + a new theater Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T18:28:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/55/55wa7asskq2yjcg5.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like a miniature perfectionist city, the new Apple campus in Cupertino is made up of several different buildings: there's the familiar Norman Foster-designed "spaceship," as well as a massive parking garage that features gleaming solar panels atop the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zj/zjjnjhcnf9tctvpn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3q4kqf1c346yb49.jpg"></p><p>This drone video reveals that very little of the landscaping has come in yet--a few trees, in their boxy planters, hang out outside the main building, and only a few plants have been installed in the equipment-strewn courtyard--but it offers an excellent tour of the Steve Jobs Theatre which is slated to open this summer:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003540/the-next-international-architecture-biennale-of-rotterdam-will-be-split-across-two-years-and-two-countries The next International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam will be split across two years and two countries Nicholas Korody 2017-04-20T12:14:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:33:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gosttfl6ed8v9b1r.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The next <a href="http://archinect.com/la-in-sz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a> (IABR) will be split in two parts, the first held in 2018 and the second in 2020. Appropriately dubbed IABR&mdash;2018+2020, it will be based in both the Netherlands and Belgium and use &ldquo;the world as its source of inspiration&rdquo;. This follows in line with a couple other major cultural events that have recently spread out from their original base, notably this year&rsquo;s documenta, which is held in both Kassel and Athens.</p><p>The curators of IABR&mdash;2018+2020 will be Floris Alkemade of Floris Alkemade Architectm, the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands; Flemish Government Architect Leo Van Broeck of Bogdan &amp; Van Broeck; and Joachim Declerck of the Belgian practice Architecture Workroom Brussels.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f60l285qqcelqeb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xka44zhwbqtgk01l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z00ak1b1z69cdjg2.jpg"></p><p>The Biennale will use the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Agreement</a>&nbsp;as its impetus, which they consider &ldquo;an actual change of direction, a fundamental transition&rdquo;. To that end, the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt Delta and the Low Countries serve as appropriate workspaces. The regions b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003835/aia-cote-announces-2017-top-ten-green-projects AIA COTE announces 2017 Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2017-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T19:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hs/hsmm7rt4by590i92.jpg" width="650" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In time for Earth Day this Saturday, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the Top Ten Green Projects for 2017. Established 21 years ago, the rigorous awards competition recognizes projects that best demonstrate sustainable design excellence.</p><p>The jury selected projects by firms like Sasaki, ZGF Architects, Payette, Mithun, and HOK, while SmithGroupJJR won the COTE Top Ten Plus honor. In light of the AIA's recently published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150003345/the-aia-releases-8-new-principles-responding-to-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate-change principles</a>, the winning projects conveyed a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology, as well as positive community impact, improving comfort for building occupants, and design strategies used to reduce environmental impact. Here are the 2017 winners:</p><p><strong><a href="https://www.aia.org/showcases/76481-chatham-university-eden-hall-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chatham University Eden Hall Campus</a>; Richland Township, Pennsylvania</strong><br>Architect: Mithun</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dp/dp7s07b3nnaatojo.jpg"><em>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</em></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.aia.org/showcases/71306-milken-institute-school-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University</a>; Washington, D.C.</strong><br>Architects: Payette and Ayers Saint Gross&#8203;.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/romsx5mogc6baxb2.jpg"><em>Phot...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003817/mad-announces-the-2017-architecture-travel-fellowship-for-students MAD announces the 2017 Architecture Travel Fellowship for students Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T16:59:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T16:59:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8oox4ccuzvnl0gw8.jpg" width="650" height="1156" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2009, Ma Yansong of MAD started a fellowship for young architects. Dubbed the MAD Architecture Travel Fellowship, it sends five international students to China, and five Chinese students out of the country. It's an incredibly simple application process: just submit a letter explaining your interests in architecture alongside a CV and a portfolio to <a href="mailto:travel@i-mad.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">travel@i-mad.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003789/architecture-billings-index-in-march-ends-first-quarter-with-sizable-increase Architecture Billings Index in March ends first quarter with sizable increase Alexander Walter 2017-04-19T15:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:33:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hqkmoba5sz4xilr.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first quarter of the year ended on a positive note for the Architecture Billings Index (ABI). [...] The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 54.3, up from a score of 50.7 in the previous month. This score reflects a sizable increase in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 59.8, down from a reading of 61.5 the previous month, while the new design contracts index dipped from 54.7 to 52.3.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The first quarter started out on uneasy footing, but fortunately ended on an upswing &nbsp;entering the traditionally busy spring season,&rdquo; said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. &nbsp;&ldquo;All sectors showed growth except for the commercial/industrial market, which, for the first time in over a year displayed a decrease in design services.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The AIA reports these key ABI stats for the month of March:</p><ul><li>Regional averages: Midwest (54.6), South (52.6), Northeast (52.4), West (50.2)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (54.6), mixed practice (53.7), institutional (52.9), commercial / industrial (49.8)</li><li>Project inquiries index: 59.8</li><li>Design contracts index: 52.3</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zuirvfen4w0x74mf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15o4vskzs13aov6b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xu/xuf3f69qrkam7n0s.jpg"></p><p><em>All graphs represent data from March 2016 - March 2017, images via aia.org.</em></p>