Archinect - News 2016-12-06T16:51:24-05:00 Foster + Partners and BIG are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:36:55-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="942" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out last week's competition headliners in recap #134 below.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura win Museo del Prado Hall of Realms restoration</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foster +&nbsp;Partners and Rubio Arquitectura had the winning scheme to refurbish&nbsp;the Museo del Prado's historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, or Hall of Realms.&nbsp;The winners were selected over&nbsp;big contenders including OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.</p><p><strong>2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist&nbsp;</strong></p><p>RIBA is currently in the process of revealing the seven projects in the House of the Year shortlist. So far, they've announced four homes:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co. Architects + Ansty Plum by Coppin Dockray</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House by DSDHA + Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G...</a></p> Vincent Callebaut's luxe, green Agora Garden Tower twists up the Taipei skyline Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:32:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="551" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After his firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures was awarded the bid to create the building in 2010, Callebaut decided to erect a structure that was "like an inhabited tree," that could create a green urban landmark for the city with a minimal carbon footprint. Slated for a completion in September 2017, the tower will stand 20 stories tall with a 90 degree twist that is achieved with a 4.5 degree turn per floor as the building ascends.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vincent Callebaut, the Belgian architect known for audacious, ecologically-minded design proposals now has a project under construction in Taipei.&nbsp;We previously featured&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Callebaut's "LILYPAD, A Floating Ecopolis for Ecological Refugees"</a>&nbsp;in 2008.</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a title='France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></li><li><a title="Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></li><li><a title="Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture</a></li></ul> 5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T14:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:09:29-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are the likely policy goals of a neurosurgeon appointed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by a man who can't stop disappointedly tweeting at Alec Baldwin? "There&rsquo;s not a dearth of qualified Republicans for that job, so if you choose somebody with no background in housing, it says something about your priorities,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Julia Gordon, executive vice president of the National Community Stabilization Trust, according to an article in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NextCity</a>. Various other housing experts, including Barbara Sard and Benjamin Dulchin, voiced concern about the man with no actual federal housing experience, although former HUD official Maurice Jones was cautiously optimistic, saying that "whatever agenda or whatever priority they have, I look forward to learning what that is."&nbsp;The article goes on to note that:&nbsp;</p><p>"a&nbsp;<em>Washington Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>&nbsp;by Ben Carson published in July 2015 indicates that he either does not understand or does not support the AFFH rule [Affirmatively Furthering...</p> SCI-Arc announces full-tuition scholarship for LAUSD students Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T13:49:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you a LAUSD student who loves architecture and would like to attend SCI-Arc free of charge starting in the fall of 2017? Well, you're in luck: if you apply online by January 15, 2017, you'll be in the running for the recently announced merit-based, full-tuition scholarship for first-year freshmen originating from the metropolitan school district which, if you stay in the top 10% of your class, could last all five collegiate years.</p><p>As SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso sees it, &ldquo;SCI-Arc is embedded in the fabric of Los Angeles. With this scholarship we are reaffirming our relationship to the city&rsquo;s public education system. We are proud of our well-rounded and rigorous Undergraduate program. A Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc provides a creative way to see the world not only in architectural terms, but in sociological, political and economic terms as well.&rdquo;</p><p>Get thee to an application form! &nbsp;In the meantime, check out these related posts about SCI-Arc:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE launches four...</a></li></ul> Amazon's newest venture promises to shake up retail design—and eliminate the need for cashiers altogether Nicholas Korody 2016-12-06T12:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T12:49:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;No lines. No checkouts. No registers. Welcome to Amazon Go.&rdquo; The newest &ldquo;disruption&rdquo; offered by Silicon Valley promises to radically shake up retail design in the name, per usual, of increased efficiency. Located in Seattle, the Amazon Go store is a market without cashiers. Instead, shoppers simply download an app that gives them access to the store. As they pick up items, their virtual shopping cart is automatically adjusted. When they leave the store, a bill is sent to their Amazon account. Amazon Go uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning&mdash;a technology bundle Amazon has dubbed &lsquo;Just Walk Out&rsquo;&mdash;to track the shopping experience.</p><p>Of course, this newest innovation could radically change the way we design retail environments. It also means Amazon will know even more about our shopping preferences and be able to tailor advertisements ever more precisely. Perhaps most importantly, Amazon Go threatens to eliminate the need for cashiers. Currently, 3.4 million Americans work ...</p> The cultural paradox of the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Nicholas Korody 2016-12-06T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T12:30:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mosque-cathedral of C&oacute;rdoba in southern Spain is one of the great Rorschach tests of medieval architecture. Like the ink blots that psychologists use to divine unconscious thoughts, we tend to see in the building what we please. For some, it embodies the artistic creativity and religious tolerance of the Muslim period. For others, it is a symbol of the conquests and bloodshed that have washed over this region throughout the centuries.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Whichever message we choose, the mosque is surely one of the most beautiful and controversial monuments in Europe today.</em></p><p>More religious architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Drought reveals 16th century church beneath Mexican reservoir</a></li></ul> A horizontal structure with a front door Nam Henderson 2016-12-05T23:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T23:45:21-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Replacing a parking lot in Pioneer Square, a designated historic district, required the developer to clear many hurdles. The design went through several versions before it won the approval of city officials, who vetted materials, signage and even color choices. In one concession, the sides of the Weyerhaeuser building were made of hand-laid brick, to help the structure blend with its neighbors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Morris Newman covers the&nbsp;new headquarters of&nbsp;<a title="More information about Weyerhaeuser Company" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weyerhaeuser</a>, designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mithun</a>, on Seattle's&nbsp;Pioneer Square.</p> Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition Justine Testado 2016-12-05T19:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T19:46:47-05:00 <img src="" width="800" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A hotspot for land-use disputes, the urban development of Chicago's Lakefront is the subject of the&nbsp;2016 Chicago Prize competition, "On the Edge&rdquo;. Launched on November 29 by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the competition seeks speculative architectural interventions for the Lakefront &ldquo;in consideration of the stated issues that imagine and speculate its scape&rdquo; &mdash; as exemplified in recent situations like the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a>,&nbsp;the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barack H. Obama Presidential Library</a>, or the impacts of Lake Shore Drive.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>The Chicago Lakefront. Photo: Payton Chung/Flickr.</em></p><p>The CAC asks: &ldquo;Would new strategies of zoning recharge this long strip of stand-alone city-land? Can architectural interventions function as a framework for the excitation of the edge? How will the collision of the metropolis and the lake create a radical emergence of the unimaginable?&rdquo;</p><p>There is no set program for this competition.&nbsp;A Question-and-Answer period is open now until December ...</p> From the editors: our favorite projects of 2016 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T18:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T12:35:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kicking off our celebration of all the great work that came out of 2016, we have some personal favorites from our writers and editors. We'll take the time to toast the prize-winners later, but for now, these are a few of the projects that we just loved from 2016:</p><p><strong>Julia Ingalls</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>OMA's "An Occupation of Loss"</em></a></p><p>Big idea intangibles can often result in a pass/fail situation for architects; either they create something astonishing, or something astonishingly bad. OMA's attempt to tackle grief in this joint work with an artist provides the right mix of personal interactivity and procedure while simultaneously giving form and a kind of comfort to an experience we invariably all must tackle at some point.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Steven Holl's University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</em></a></p><p>Steven Holl is one of my all-time favorites because his works usually always enhance qualities already present in the site. His mastery of natural light distinguishes him, and is on prominent display here: the entire building serves as a kind ...</p> Craig Dykers on Snøhetta's innovation lessons Alexander Walter 2016-12-05T17:31:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T17:32:33-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been privileged to interview Craig Dykers, founding partner in the extraordinary global architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta, on several occasions and walked away each time incredibly inspired by the breadth and depth of their creativity and innovation approaches. [...] Analyzing their innovation process can yield important lessons for companies. Here are some highlights.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Forbes</em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">list</a> of&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta innovation lessons and glimpses into the firm's intercontinental problem-solving process includes flat hierarchies, embrace of contrasts across a variety of sectors, an internal podcast, and celebration of good news, among many others.</p><p>Other Sn&oslash;hetta&nbsp;stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Sn&oslash;hetta on One-to-One #27</a></li></ul> A new NIMBY-ism in America's foremost mansion district Nicholas Korody 2016-12-05T16:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T13:27:05-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This windswept outcropping, peering over the Atlantic, was a Gilded Age haven where the wealthy built mansions known by their names, not addresses: The Elms, Marble House and, most famous of all, The Breakers... Newport has cared deeply about appearances ever since. So when large steel beams rose high in the air between the city&rsquo;s most storied thoroughfares, framing a mansion that will have an unusual, many-sided shape and a flat roof, neighborhood residents and observers were aghast.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the architecture of the mega-rich:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Having bazillions of dollars helps</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">It's official: $250M mega penthouse in Stern-designed 220 Central Park South tower is now NYC's priciest address</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">$500,000,000 spec house under construction in LA</a></li></ul> Listen to our final interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T16:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T16:53:22-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>. Last week, we released the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first half of the interviews</a>, and this week we've got the rest.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lou Pesce</strong></a>&nbsp;(designer with Metabolic Studio)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Julia Meltzer</strong></a>&nbsp;(director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>&nbsp;</strong>(co-director of LA-M&aacute;s)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renee Dake Wilson</strong></a>&nbsp;(partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Robinson</a>&nbsp;</strong>(assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>&nbsp;</strong>(founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong>One-to-One</strong>&nbsp;#48, featuring the last four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the lo...</li></ul> This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T19:44:27-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Future of Play |&nbsp;December 8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>In the rapidly expanding markets of VR and robotics, interactions based on play and, well, fun are increasingly scrutinized for marketable potentials. Hear representatives from Disney and Mattel discuss the future of play in our Internet-of-Everything world, and its implications for early childhood development.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Human Beast: Art of Maxine Kim Stussy &amp; Jan Stussy |&nbsp;Opening on December 10</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Stuss...</em></p> This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T14:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:55:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camilo Vergara Book Talk: &ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo; |&nbsp;December 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Having spent the last 25 years documenting the city of&nbsp;Detroit, ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jos&eacute; Vergara will talk about his latest book,&nbsp;&ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo;, at The Skyscraper Museum. Vergara's photographs in this book focus&nbsp;on&nbsp;Detroit's urban revival, from its repurposed buildings to its local ...</p> Frank Gehry on Trump: "I'm very worried about him" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T13:35:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:01:32-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the dual Canadian-American citizen expressed serious concerns about the incoming commander-in-chief. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know whether we should get into politics here because some of you may think Trump is OK, but I&rsquo;m very worried about him,&rdquo; said Gehry, 87. &ldquo;I remember in 1937 and being in Canada and listening to Hitler&rsquo;s speeches on radio &ndash; and this resounded similar to me. It&rsquo;s just frightening.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quoted above from a recent discussion at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry told the audience that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he was not leaving the U.S. for France</a>, while facing the imminent future of a "frightening" Trump presidency. In a previous interview with&nbsp;<em>Le Figaro</em>, a French newspaper, Gehry had mentioned French president Francois Hollande's offer for him to seek self-exile in France.</p><p>More Gehry on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council " href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council</a></li><li><a title="Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family</a></li></ul> This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> Ceren Bingol named Head of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art Nicholas Korody 2016-12-05T13:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:54:59-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ceren Bingol has been named as the interim Architect-in-Residence and Head of the Architecture Department at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cranbrook Academy of Art</a>, according to a statement released today by Christopher Scoates, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum, and the school&rsquo;s Board of Governors. Starting January 6, 2017, Bingol will replace outgoing Architect-in-Residence, Bill Massie. Bingol will serve in this position for the rest of the 2017 academic year, as well as into 2018.</p><p>According to the press release, Bingol will be working alongside Dan Kinkead of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SmithGroupJJr</a> during the spring 2017 semester. Kinkead, whose work with Detroit Future City &ldquo;highlights his strong connection to Detroit&rdquo;, will be helping students with project work based in the city. Next year, he&rsquo;ll continue to work with the school in an advisory capacity.</p><p>Bingol has previously worked at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> and, most recently, at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> New York as a Senior Architect. Originally from Istanbul...</p> M.Arch Students at Rensselaer Architecture: Specializing in a Professional Degree, A Discussion on Environmental Sciences and Technology Sponsor 2016-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T17:51:18-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=""></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer Architecture</a></strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The practice of architecture in the twenty-first century is increasingly driven by heightened cultural, social and environmental issues demanding that a greater degree of specialized knowledge be accessible in professional degrees. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rensselaer&rsquo;s Master of Architecture program</a> responds to this challenge with the integration of cutting edge research study into its coursework and studios, where students directly confront the most relevant contemporary ecological issues. The M.Arch program also offers minors in specialized areas, and enrollment into Master of Science research programs upon completion of the Master of Architecture degree.</p><p>The Master of Architecture engages innovative building science research with a full semester residency at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE)</a> located within Skidmore Owings and Merrill&rsquo;s [SOM] New York City office. The residency offers M.Arch students firsthand experience in researc...</p> Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist Justine Testado 2016-12-02T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T07:45:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Murphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more details about each project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p> Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T18:04:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki's city council has rejected</a> the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design by Moreau Kusunoki</a> most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:</p><p><em>Guggenheim Helsinki was an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result of the vote from the City Council of Helsinki.</em></p><p><br><em>The reflections we had in conceiving the 21th-century museum in Helsinki were thought-provoking and revelatory, such as the participatory and social dimensions of the museum, the studies on in-between spaces and flexible use, and the use of charred-wood cladding.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;<br>This journey was also an opportunity to meet exceptional professionals, whose commitment to promoting art and architecture we deeply admire.</em></p><p><br><em>We are confident that this project represents a stepping stone and the possibility of an exciting future for our firm and for the field of architecture. It encourages new thoughts ...</em></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-02T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T14:46:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The South Yard</a> in Nanning, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Advanced Architecture Lab</a>; Co-design: Zhou Chao, Atelier UPA; Photo: Arch-exist photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University, GSB Highland Hall</a> in Stanford, CA by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steinberg</a> and Legorreta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'70s Modern</a> in Abington, PA by Irwin Stein; Renovation: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moto Designshop Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCH2, University of Brighton</a> in Brighton, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proctor &amp; Matthews Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renaixement</a> at Burning Man by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pink intruder</a>; Photo: Noel Arraiz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Waterhouse at South Bund</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUALTIS Headqu...</a></p> Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:45:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> Unfold Berlin's modern architectural history in this nifty paper map Justine Testado 2016-12-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:22:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At nearly 350 square miles, [Berlin is] a difficult city to tour without some guidance. Its vastness is doubly inconvenient for architecture buffs...The [Modern Berlin Map] documents 50 buildings, selected by Berlin-based journalist Matthew Tempest. Unfolded, the front of the guide displays the landmarks on a map of Berlin, while the reverse catalogues the buildings in chronological order. This provides a unique lens through which to track the city&rsquo;s political shifts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Want more travel tips for Berlin? Check out Archinect's Berlin Travel Guide, which features recommendations from J&uuml;rgen Mayer H:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let J&uuml;rgen Mayer H. help plan your next trip to Berlin with his own travel tips</a></p> OMA's three-part Faena project opens in Miami Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T13:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-04T10:53:45-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA's three-piece project for Miami's new,&nbsp;billion-dollar arts neighborhood, Faena District Miami Beach, had its coming out party this past Monday, christening the start of the city's Art Basel. OMA's work consists of the Faena Forum, Faena Park, and Faena Bazaar (the last one doesn't open until March of next year), located right by the beach, and linked by a series of public spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Forum is a 42,565 square-feet arts venue, accommodating a flexible set of art and performance styles. The two main levels of the building are allowed vast stretches of column-free space, supported by a "structural facade of 350 distinct windows". The top floor is capped by a 40-foot-high dome, with a spiraling balcony arising from the street affording plentiful views of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Faena Park, which OMA's press release refers to as "a state-of-the-art parking structure," doesn't hold a lot of cars (capacity for 81, stacking two per space) but its 28,000 square-feet prioritizes retail space instead. The ...</p> Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing,</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> Having bazillions of dollars helps Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T20:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:26:18-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even if the townhouses look alike and they&rsquo;re next to each other, they don&rsquo;t always have the same floor levels. So we&rsquo;ll have to find a way to eliminate the party wall between them. It&rsquo;s really taking apart both houses and rebuilding them as one. If the client wants these big open spaces, we have to dismantle the interior of these buildings and then rebuild them together as a 40-foot-wide building</p></em><br /><br /><p>S. Jhoanna Robledo reviews the latest trend in urban living for the wealthy, the Franken&shy;mansion.</p> São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-12-01T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of this year&rsquo;s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medell&iacute;n and Bogot&aacute;, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."</em></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about&nbsp;the winning proposal "S&atilde;o Paulo: Growing Farmers&rsquo; Income, Shrinking Urban Sprawl."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge for Europe</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li></ul> HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T13:36:30-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #117 Justine Testado 2016-12-01T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T20:22:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>Here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jestico + Whiles</strong></a> (<a href=";theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Business Development Coordinator</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed, Inc.</a></strong> (<a href=";album_id=10154516597977247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part-time CAD detailer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Benedetti Architects</strong></a> (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>West of West</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Trapolin-Peer Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect/Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>6.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The University of Tennessee - Knoxville</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>7. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>National 9/11 Memorial and Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Arc...</p> Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T14:35:19-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul>