Archinect - News 2015-05-23T09:27:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/127807528/oma-designed-chinese-pavilion-now-open-at-2015-venice-art-biennale OMA-designed Chinese Pavilion now open at 2015 Venice Art Biennale Justine Testado 2015-05-23T01:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-23T01:31:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7za0b1guwwn3px2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA returns to Venice once again in the debut of the Chinese Pavilion they designed for the 2015 International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, "All the World's Futures", which opened to the public on May 9. Commissioned by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation, the multimedia exhibition balances aspects of traditional Chinese culture and society with the works of various contemporary artists and designers all under the theme, "Other Future."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8sunhytc3bmxfk00.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44dpl3gjdzxb7sia.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/gerogi3ip2jroeh4.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by notable Chinese creatives like classical composer Tan Dun, Liu Jiakun of Jiakun Architects, artist Lu Yang, filmmaker Wu Wenguang / Caochangdi Work Station, and Wen Hui / Living Dance Studio. The artworks are positioned against a backdrop of digital projections so as to connect the interior and exterior works.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wvyszdshnu174f4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/fo0nwk9a1irj2rin.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/niek2i57d17vkt7f.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1cltdd178ywjro9x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqriwnv8otxys7sc.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/ok7kt76temaq6uxx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvqjrxj1t6x3l0g2.jpg"><br><em>All images Copyright OMA</em>.</p><p>OMA Asia designed "Other Future" in collaboration with curatorial advisor Kayoko Ota, who was in charge of the Japanese Pavilion at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>. Dong...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127801907/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-22T18:53:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T19:00:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t5/t54py43gx31051fx.jpg" width="514" height="404" 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/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovn6ei68bo41622c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/93156891/graveney-school-sixth-form-block/125261879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graveney School Sixth Form Block</a> in Tooting, London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avde5cpw0oi45jlw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/42410/bitexco-financial-tower/125887881" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bitexco Financial Tower</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42410/carlos-zapata-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlos Zapata Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nj54oql6zk9lxq5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/geza/project/faber-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FABER Headquarters</a> in Cividale del Friuli, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/geza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gri e Zucchi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8jb45q5t4u3qk8p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/51498127/modern-barn/125360786" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Barn</a> in East Hampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51498127/naiztat-ham-architects-p-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naiztat + Ham Architects, P.C.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rm/rmdrh3ldt3j0zevy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/125202382/a-frame-re-think/125203190" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A-Frame Re-Think</a> in Fire Island Pines, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bromley Caldari Architects</a>; Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3si9ach7v0vq0rm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/burnette-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Burnette Residence</a> in Phoenix, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlhp2akzpnmpuxyv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bkaarchitecture/project/open-court-sports-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Open Court Sports Complex</a> in Kayseri, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/bkaarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bahad&#305;r Kul Architects</a>; Photo: Ket Kolektif / BKA-Bahad&#305;r ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127799498/police-shut-down-mosque-installation-at-venice-biennale Police Shut Down Mosque Installation at Venice Biennale Orhan Ayyüce 2015-05-22T17:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T17:52:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafm2zfw8d3o5iva.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The police in Venice closed an art installation in the form of a functioning mosque on Friday morning, after city officials declared the art project a security hazard and said that the artist who created it, Christoph B&uuml;chel, had not obtained proper permits and had violated laws by allowing too many people inside the mosque to worship.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"There is no mosque in Venice, so the thousands of M</em><em>uslim</em><em> tourists visiting Venice must pray in a converted factory in Mestre, which is the polluted part of Venice.</em></p><p><em>This until the swiss artist Buechler converted an abandoned and unused former catholic church into a functioning mosque for the duration of this&nbsp;</em><em>year's</em><em> Art Biennial.&nbsp;<br>Short lived though, Venice Municipal Authorities just yanked the permit.<br>Reason: Security and</em><em>Safety-it</em><em> </em><em>was</em><em> too</em><em> </em><em>popular, too</em><em> many people wanted to see it or pray in it.<br>As usual security trumps everything"</em></p><p>As quoted by a friend.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127735214/construction-of-steven-holl-designed-queens-library-is-underway Construction of Steven Holl-designed Queens Library is underway Justine Testado 2015-05-22T16:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T19:58:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvx3xqhvwsngj4x6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction of the forthcoming Queens Library has begun at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Hunters Point of NYC's Long Island City. Steven Holl Architects won the commission <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/steven_holl_architects_chosen_to_design_the_new_queens_library/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in 2010</a> to design the new $30.6 million public library. Surrounded by recently built skyscraper condominiums and nearby attractions like the Gantry waterfront and Louis Kahn's Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, the Queens Library is set up to become the latest landmark for the changing neighborhood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4ewbt6c0umi4on3x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8sh7bukx5464qfho.jpg"></p><p>The library's new design was developed in effort to provide more communal space for local residents and create new connections to surrounding areas in the neighborhood. The library is encased within an exposed concrete square volume coated in aluminum for a "subtle sparkle". Users would move up and along a series of bookshelf-flanked stairs and will encounter the separate children's, teen, and adult areas of the building's fluid program. Glazed cuts in the facade also further open up the building and give views o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127790631/how-smart-tintable-glass-will-reduce-our-needs-for-air-conditioning How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning Alexander Walter 2015-05-22T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T14:20:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwdjcb88zztv0jx4.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The downside of giant banks of windows or glass walls, though, becomes obvious when the&nbsp;relentless afternoon sun makes the heat and stuffiness inside intolerable [...]. The makers of &ldquo;smart glass&rdquo; say they can address this problem.&nbsp;Smart-glass windows transform from transparent to opaque, and every shade in between, in seconds. They often rely on electrochromic thin films embedded in the glass. The upshot: Less energy is needed to heat or cool a building. Shades and blinds become optional.</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/127787413/buckminster-fuller-s-fbi-file-revealed Buckminster Fuller's FBI file revealed Alexander Walter 2015-05-22T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T18:08:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cb665d596af7dc921ed11d9775e5120.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to a freedom of information request I filed with the FBI in June of 2014, the agency has finally released 44 heavily redacted pages. Why would the FBI have a file on Bucky Fuller? Well, for one thing, he was a counterculture icon with unconventional ideas about resource allocation, environmental conservation, and globalization. And as we know, the FBI has historically been rather uncomfortable with counterculture icons.</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/127659689/sci-arc-offering-graduate-degree-and-summer-program-for-participants-with-non-architectural-background SCI-Arc offering graduate degree and summer program for participants with non-architectural background Sponsor 2015-05-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T14:26:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uf/ufbys3z2hzyl74cc.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a></em></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) well known for its progressive curriculum, and singular focus on architecture is accepting applications from prospective students of all non-architectural backgrounds. The degree program, M.Arch 1, and summer program, Making + Meaning, specialize in providing architectural education to students entering the profession for the first time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bdh6wg7xp23m8v9u.jpg"></p><p>M.Arch 1 is a three-year professional, Master of Architecture degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board and open to applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any field of study. The program prepares students for the professional practice of architecture through emphasis on learning through making and implementation of digital technologies. By linking each semester&rsquo;s architecture design studio with courses in visual, cultural and applied studies, students are offered instr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127735218/a-story-about-death-and-architecture A story about death and architecture Nam Henderson 2015-05-21T23:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T12:30:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1z3sj71qgd8gyyvb.jpg" width="254" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I'd like to tell you a story about death and architecture...hospital architecture has earned its reputation...if we want better buildings for dying then we have to talk about it....where we die is a key part of how we die.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen &mdash; cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too.</p><p>For those interested in more about the architecture of death, check out <a href="http://blog.ted.com/the-architecture-of-death-ted-fellow-alison-killing-rethinks-design-for-the-dying/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>&nbsp;interview between&nbsp;<a title="Posts by Karen Eng" href="http://blog.ted.com/author/mmechinita/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karen Eng</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;Alison Killing.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AlJavieera/status/600334410508963840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@AlJavieera</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127654273/inside-the-institute-archinect-sessions-goes-to-the-aia-national-convention-on-episode-30 Inside the Institute: Archinect Sessions goes to the AIA National Convention on Episode #30 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-21T19:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T18:56:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08d6mzl5yywzasyk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Sessions co-hosts met all together for the first time in the meatspace last week, making the pilgrimage to Atlanta, Georgia for the AIA National Convention. Immersed in the tens of thousands of attendees for three days, we met an impressive array of professionals across the architectural board, and dove deep into how the AIA sees itself and architecture today. This week's episode is entirely devoted to happenings at the Convention, including:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fnews%2Farticle%2F127308891%2Fncarb-will-phase-out-the-intern-title&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFzEOMFG0yNtY0csGkzrVoohMM6EQ" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's resolution of the intern-titling debate</a>, Bill Clinton's keynote speech, <a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/aia-architect/aiadesign/cities-cleave_o" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna's talk on nontraditional practice</a>, the debut of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127593879/aia-launches-second-video-in-look-up-campaign-featuring-a-blind-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">second video in AIA's Look Up campaign</a>&nbsp;(featuring blind architect Chris Downey), our interview with Autodesk, and Ken's role as a delegate voting in the AIA's Business Session.</p><p>Listen to episode thirty of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Inside the Institute":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subsc...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/127726371/the-hudson-river-valley-in-ny-is-the-next-stop-for-gehry-s-winton-guest-house The Hudson River Valley in NY is the next stop for Gehry's Winton Guest House Justine Testado 2015-05-21T18:50:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T20:11:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4qgkinqhi6urgk5f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Gehry-designed Winton Guest House will embark on another lengthy roadtrip, moving roughly 1,200 miles from its current location in Owatonna, Minnesota to its new home in New York's Hudson River Valley. The geometric house <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127579373/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-auctioned-in-chicago-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold for $750,000</a> at the Wright auction house in Chicago on Tuesday. The new owners, who wish to remain unidentified, paid an additional "buyer's premium" of $155,000 for the guest house, bringing up the total to $905,000. Wright listed the house's starting bid at $850,000.</p><p>The new owners pledged to restore and preserve the Guest House on private property, according to Dr. Victoria M. Young, professor of modern architectural history and chair of the Art History Department at the University of St. Thomas, which owned the house since 2007 as part of the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center.&nbsp;Since the university <a href="http://www.stthomas.edu/news/st-thomas-sells-gainey-center-property/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold</a> the Gainey Center to Meridian Behavioral Health Services last summer, the house was scheduled to begin relocation this June to meet its August 201...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127723149/frank-gehry-awarded-getty-medal-for-changing-the-course-of-architecture Frank Gehry Awarded Getty Medal For "Changing the Course of Architecture" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T17:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T17:05:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bozjq5p0yrhc4ey.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gehry becomes the first designer or artist to win the award that the Getty launched in 2013. The prize &ndash; a bronze medal with a profile portrait of J. Paul Getty &ndash; recognizes lifetime contributions in various art-related fields that are part of the Getty&rsquo;s mission, including philanthropy, art-history research, archeology and conservation of art and architecture, as well as art-making.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Frank Gehry can now add the Getty Medal to his collection of esteemed prizes, including the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker</a>, the Order of Canada, and the <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/AIAB025046" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Gold Medal</a>. The <a href="http://www.getty.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty Trust</a> announced the awarding of the medal to Gehry, with an official dinner to follow on September 28, 2015. The award seems fitting for a man who, while he has never been comfortable calling himself an artist, last year stated that "I don't beg for work. I don't have publicists. I'm not waiting for people to call me. I work with clients who have respect for the art of architecture."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stte819zo4bnk49s.jpg"></p><p>As J. Paul Getty Trust President and CEO James Cuno noted, "There have been very few individuals in all of history who have changed the course of architecture, and Frank is one of them. He effectively reinvented architecture with his use&nbsp;of new technologies in the design of beautiful and iconic buildings. And architecture will never be the same as a result.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127587227/win-two-3-day-passes-to-dwell-on-design-los-angeles-may-29-31 Win two 3-Day Passes to Dwell on Design Los Angeles, May 29-31 Sponsor 2015-05-21T16:47:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T23:23:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i4/i49z92aa8uiv0wgf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce that we're giving away two sets of 3-Day Passes (4 tickets total) for the fast-approaching 2015 <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles on May 29-31. If you haven't <a href="https://www.xpressreg.net/register/dods055/start.asp?__utma=159819176.947297153.1432064828.1432064828.1432064828.1&amp;__utmb=159819176.2.10.1432064828&amp;__utmc=159819176&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=159819176.1432064828.1.1.utmcsr=%28direct%29%7Cutmccn=%28direct%29%7Cutmcmd=%28none%29&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=147675127" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">registered</a> for the event yet, why not take a shot at winning&nbsp;<strong>two</strong> free passes?</p><p>Two lucky winners will each receive two Design Trade 3-Day Passes good for the entire Dwell on Design L.A. weekend.</p><p>The Passes will grant access to all Dwell on Design <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Programs</a>, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/directory/exhibitors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibitions</a>, and Onstage <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/directory/presenters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Presentations</a> over Trade-Day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including sessions presented by the Dwell Editorial team. (<a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schedule</a>)</p><p>Visitors have access to 90 onstage programs, 2,000+ innovative furnishings and products, and beautiful prefab homes and living landscapes in Dwell Outdoor. Visitors can also engage in workshops and discussions with more than 250 notable architects and designers from leading companies like Bestor Architecture, HOK, Gensler, Mia Lehrer + Associates, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T15:25:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T17:59:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/pomcx7r27oq2uzqf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The interior of the Four Seasons restaurant, a vision of Modernist elegance with its French walnut paneling and white marble pool of bubbling water, should not be changed, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided [...]. The decision was a setback to Aby J. Rosen, the owner of the Seagram Building, which is home to the restaurant. Mr. Rosen had proposed what he characterized as minor changes to the interior that was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Phyllis Lambert &mdash;&nbsp;part of the group of architects passionately opposing Rosen's revamp plans and personally interwoven with the history of the Seagram Building like no one else &mdash;&nbsp;penned this Op-Ed in the <em>New York Time</em>s last week: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/opinion/save-new-yorks-four-seasons.html?_r=0" target="_blank">Save New York's Four Seasons</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127711878/new-york-london-ranked-highest-in-2015-global-cities-index New York & London ranked highest in 2015 Global Cities Index Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T14:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5yxcyxv5xetp1q4.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York and London remain the world&rsquo;s most global cities, as they are the only cities to rank in the top 10 of both the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook according to the A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 [...]. San Francisco leads the Global Cities Outlook due to its strength in innovation. Other cities ranking at the top of the Global Cities Outlook include London (#2), Boston (#3), New York (#4), and Zurich (#5).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmthe53mzemffmja.jpg"></p><p>For lovers of city rankings:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105942974/forbes-releases-baffling-coolest-cities-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes Releases Baffling "Coolest Cities" List</a></li></ul><p>For skeptics:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citylab.com/work/2015/05/the-top-6-reasons-to-be-wary-of-city-rankings/393686/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Top 6 Reasons to Be Wary of City Rankings, Ranked</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark L.A. City Council Officially Votes Norms Restaurant as "Historic and Cultural Landmark" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T19:52:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfk7mkvct51sf9x4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The effort to save Norms comes at a time when historic preservationists say postwar buildings &mdash; especially on a smaller scale &mdash; face an increased threat from development pressure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Anyone who has ever grabbed a post-Largo meal or 2 a.m. existential coffee at Los Angeles&nbsp;restaurant&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052385/los-angeles-famously-googie-norms-to-become-focal-point-in-new-community-of-shops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norms</a> will be delighted to hear that The Los Angeles City Council has deemed the Googie-style building a cultural and historic landmark. Although this demarcation doesn't guarantee that it will never be knocked down, the move does require the Council to review proposed demolition to the site.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvl7jjhbc3jsnx6m.jpg"></p><p>As the Times notes, "Googie is an exuberant, postwar Southern California style of sharp angles and sweeping curves meant to grab the attention of passing drivers." Located on a vibrant stretch of La Cienega Boulevard that is home to the benign monolith of the Beverly Center, the recently revamped Largo at the Coronet, and a handful of Vegan restaurants, antiques dealers and vintage dive bars, Norms architecture is arguably reflective of a wilder time in Los Angeles's urban development. Demarcating the building tangibly preserves elements of an era that will likely become only rarer as Los Angeles...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127710267/race-to-build-dubai-s-second-tallest-tower-heats-up Race to build Dubai's second tallest tower heats up Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-05-23T08:10:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66d8431d905cf455fb560a9b26054584.jpg" width="456" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai is home to the iconic 828-metre high Burj Khalifa, the world&rsquo;s tallest tower, but companies here are now vying to claim second place on the list of tallest towers in the emirate. [...] the trend of building 'megatall' towers &mdash; those which reach more than 600 metres high &ndash; is likely to increase, particularly in the Middle East. [...] Currently, Dubai has 917 high-rises and 465 skyscrapers, states Emporis, which collates data on building worldwide.</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/127708656/in-the-midst-of-historic-drought-barclay-s-plans-a-residential-development-in-new-mexico-s-desert In the midst of historic drought, Barclay's plans a residential development in New Mexico's desert Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-21T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T13:08:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fypss15ei72lag2h.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Barclay's] plan, to fabricate a &ldquo;master-planned community&rdquo; for nearly 100,000 people on what is today a field of sand dunes, is called Santolina. If fully populated, the development would be about the size of New Mexico&rsquo;s current second-largest city, Las Cruces, and bigger than Santa Fe [...] Columbia University&rsquo;s Earth Institute points to 2050 as a time when the drought will begin to worsen dramatically, right around when Santolina planners predict the development could approach full capacity</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/127656481/frei-otto-feared-society-was-ignoring-the-ecological-crisis Frei Otto feared society was ignoring the ecological crisis Nicholas Korody 2015-05-20T20:36:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T12:26:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a89bc90a0b25e2d384cb2397bf62eeef.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The daughter of the man who was awarded what is considered the most prestigious prize in architecture said her late father was increasingly concerned society was not adequately confronting the looming ecological challenges. Frei Otto, a German, was named as the winner of the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize earlier this year, just days before his death... The award was received by...the architect&rsquo;s daughter who...said he had been worried that the concerns he tried to voice were not heard.</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/127651840/two-million-swedes-can-t-be-wrong-populace-helps-design-ideal-home-via-mouse-clicks Two Million Swedes Can't Be Wrong: Populace Helps Design Ideal Home Via Mouse Clicks Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T19:59:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T13:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6irpl6jbd70kn33a.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although analyzing 200 million data points and 86,000 top-ranked online properties may not sound like the sexiest way to begin residential concept design, this is precisely how Swedish property site Hemnet began the statistically-oriented process for designing the ideal "Swedish home." An estimated two million Swedes participated in the survey by clicking on their favorite design features and ideal property types. Hemnet gave the user-generated information,&nbsp;such as preferred number of rooms, bathrooms, ideal room size and overall price, to architects&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tvark.se/the-hemnet-home/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tham &amp;&nbsp;Videg&aring;rd</a>, who took the data and transformed it into a tangible, livable design.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2icmef1aaz37k4i6.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to utilizing the popularly derived statistically-oriented data (Swedes prefer 1.5 floors, 120 square meters, three bedrooms, and an open kitchen, among other amenities), the architects blended iconic Swedish aesthetic concepts to create the final design. The red wooden exterior is meant to recall a traditional Swedish cottage, while the w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house Growing up in Case Study House #22: The Stahl House Justine Testado 2015-05-20T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T19:23:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odwy4n9rnr9m2xm9.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The Stahl House] may be more famous for its breathtaking view of the Sunset Strip, its immaculate midcentury design, and its oft-photographed pool, which is perched on the edge of a cliff, but I love it for another reason, too: It&rsquo;s living history. [...] The city around the Stahl House has changed, but the house itself has not. &mdash; Alison Martino</p></em><br /><br /><p>Writer Alison Martino interviews Bruce and Shari, two of Clarence and Carlotta Stahl's three kids, on their experiences growing up in The Stahl House a.k.a. Case Study House #22.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127649418/isis-militants-seize-control-of-ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra ISIS militants seize control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T17:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T18:59:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/eh71qgcn94e5zym3.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Islamic State militants swept into the desert city of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday, and by evening were in control of it [...]. Palmyra has extra resonance, with its grand complex of 2,000-year-old colonnades and tombs, one of the world&rsquo;s most magnificent remnants of antiquity [...] that has raised fears both locally and internationally that Palmyra, a United Nations world heritage site, could also suffer irrevocable damage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127351681/ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra-under-threat-by-isis" target="_blank">Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra under threat by ISIS</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639747/thomas-vonier-elected-2017-aia-president Thomas Vonier elected 2017 AIA President Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T16:44:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T16:59:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/484608cce84f337713fc67fc5847f6aa.jpg" width="300" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, from AIA Continental Europe, was elected 2016 AIA First Vice President/2017 President at AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta. [...] "Our profession must have unity of purpose and enlarge its constituency. This new era demands fresh ideas and new approaches. We have begun to set new directions for AIA, putting members and components first. We are on a new course."</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/127643979/coy-howard-book-the-thickening-of-time-reviewed-by-craig-hodgetts Coy Howard book, The Thickening of Time, reviewed by Craig Hodgetts Orhan Ayyüce 2015-05-20T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T17:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fnkmqkba7eh0env.jpg" width="423" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those images, wrought by a wicked mash-up of the hand, the eye, and the mouse, defy any effort to reverse-engineer their creation. Dot for dot and pixel for pixel they proclaim their origin as documentary evidence. Yet by their implausible point of view, their visceral texture, and their mini-Wagnerian scale, they are more painterly than Maya-ish, far more lavish than Rhino.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A long time colleague&nbsp;Craig Hodgetts reviews Coy Howard's newly printed book 'The Thickening of Time' for Architect's Newspaper.&nbsp;</p><p>Being familiar with Coy Howard's work, Hodgett's words describe the essence of the enigmatic images and the persona well. I'd just say poetry of the images is verbatim with Coy's architecture. As his built works are rare gems, Coy is a legend capable of thickening time to process exceptional architecture, meticulously&nbsp;considered. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101781/coy-howard-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McCafferty House</a> in San Pedro, CA, 1979</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog." Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T21:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixtzstglvfb7hkr3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the U.S., he isn&rsquo;t getting asked to compete for new projects at all, he said, amid criticism of the rail project&rsquo;s delays and costs. [...] These overruns and years of delay have taken a toll on Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s reputation, with local press and some observers painting him as an architect prone to overruns&mdash;a point he believes is quite unfair. &ldquo;It has not been easy for me,&rdquo; he said. After living in the city for 12 years and feeling pride in the city, &ldquo;I have been treated like a dog.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639136/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-70 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #70 Justine Testado 2015-05-20T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T12:50:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6x85iyt5l9lfwc2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/YazdaniStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153210576772247.1073743117.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/126379489/exhibit-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5z2pxm08dabizl7p.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/wtarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Warren Techentin Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153212337857247.1073743119.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/126770274/project-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzzwa3ars09k1znq.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/designblitz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Blitz</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153219205302247.1073743121.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/designblitz/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1s5nmge354wpcjd.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AECOM</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153223451752247.1073743123.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ux/uxx4yyjubd6xtfqc.jpg"></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64841783/robinson-grisaru-architecture-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Robinson + Grisaru Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153224601342247.1073743124.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/127424520/jr-architect-with-revit-proficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jr. Architect with Revit proficiency</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aybznfwk4tbkysw5.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a> by liking Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or follow the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest board</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639133/new-parsons-led-collaborative-aims-to-make-affordable-housing-healthier New Parsons-led collaborative aims to make affordable housing healthier Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-20T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T13:46:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jv1wk4tnm4llip1y.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our work creates actionable strategies, integrating healthy building protocols, healthy products and green science with design research to directly impact the health of our building materials,&rdquo; said Alison Mears, dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons and director of the [Healthy Materials Lab].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Co-founded by The New School's Parsons School of Design, Healthy Building Network, Green Science Policy Institute and Health Product Declaration Collaborative, the Healthy Materials Lab (HML) is focused on reducing the amount of toxic substances found in building materials, while also encouraging the adoption of new, less toxic materials. The HML sits at Parsons Design Lab, and will actively influence how building practice is taught to designers. Of particular focus to the Lab is affordable housing's construction methods.</p><p>The press release issued by Parsons quotes&nbsp;Bill Walsh, founder and executive director of Healthy Building Network:&nbsp;&ldquo;This partnership, with its focus on designing building products to improve human health, is unprecedented in the building materials industry".</p><p>For more about the partners involved, as listed in the press release:</p><p><a href="http://healthybuilding.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Healthy Building Network</strong></a>&nbsp;was founded in 2000 to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in building products as a means of improving human he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T13:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T13:32:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4g/4g7mr3l3qw2u1hy6.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As part of a larger communications outreach campaign, <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a> has launched a new online sharing portal called <a href="http://www.imadethat.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IMadeThat.com</a>. A kind of HootSuite for architectural students and faculty, the portal collects all Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts tagged #imadethat about academic architectural projects into one place.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/10m786nj1oxr7l46.jpg"></p><p>The campaign hopes to form connections between existing and potential students, as well as provide a more detailed understanding of what, exactly, constitutes the study of architecture. Like the vast majority of social media undertakings, the scope of the project would not have been feasible or at least easily accomplished without the aid of technology. The real-time, public postings will enable commentary on sketches, works-in-progress, and completed thesis projects from a much larger community than an in-room crit panel or roving professor. While still in its formative stages, the site also has launched a blog secti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127637921/architecture-billings-index-in-april-stuck-in-winter-slowdown Architecture Billings Index in April "stuck in winter slowdown" Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T13:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T13:08:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hjrr7cxjfybkceqn.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Riding a stretch of increasing levels of demand for thirteen out of the last fifteen months, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) dropped in April for the second month this year. [...] (AIA) reported the April ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 51.7 in March. This score reflects a decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 60.1, up from a reading of 58.2 the previous month.</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/127601123/editor-s-picks-416 Editor's Picks #416 Nam Henderson 2015-05-20T11:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T12:53:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iihz9cciagkxirnx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the work,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of Greek-born architect Andreas Angelidakis</a>.</p><p>Therein <a href="http://www.angelidakis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angelidakis</a> explains "<em>I guess the only thing I really 'design' is narratives for objects I find and put together, and this process does not need to be defined as completed by a realized object. You can keep designing even after the object is there, because it&rsquo;s a mental process</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> for one was "<em>so glad to see Andreas's work on Archinect!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;provided six answers to the question <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet?</a>&nbsp;<strong>flatroof</strong> quipped "<em>The &lsquo;there are so many jobs!!!&rsquo; articles are back. Must mean another recession is just around the corner</em>". <a href="http://archinect.com/scottsmith" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Smith</a>&nbsp;agreed "<em>I'm afraid you're so right. &nbsp;I feel the same way</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8lvr3ck9wcz82p8.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The Barack Obama Foundation <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127174306/chicago-will-indeed-be-the-home-of-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago's South Side, at a site near either <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Washington+Park/@41.7912863,-87.602053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2937b3777577:0xbdf71de5e3ae5278" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington Park</a> or <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jackson+Park/@41.787135,-87.5946088,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e290a132258b1:0xf1889df3682e3083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jackson Park</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;thought "<em>Blair Kamin's gave some excell...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127589042/creating-a-northern-england-powerhouse Creating a Northern England Powerhouse Nam Henderson 2015-05-20T05:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T17:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6t3z1cfceizjj0kx.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's insane. Each city in the North is too small to fight against that. We can only drag some of that investment northwards if we work together</p></em><br /><br /><p>In England efforts have begun&nbsp;to corral the North's population of 15 million into a collective force that could begin to rival that of London and the South East. A minister for the Northern Powerhouse has been appointed and the&nbsp;initial/low hanging fruit would include, devolution of some fiscal powers and regional cooperation on issues of major public investment, such as&nbsp;in transport infrastructure.</p>