Archinect - News 2016-05-02T15:34:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943254/monu-25-is-seeking-submissions-for-independent-urbanism MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbxpysmrsenotdmd.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942419/checking-in-on-nepal-one-year-later Checking in on Nepal, one year later Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T21:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T21:39:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbejgpasq40v1n5s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Nepalese government continues to face criticism for the slow pace of the country&rsquo;s reconstruction, Nepal&rsquo;s prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli announced today that the reconstruction of key heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is to finally begin, the Associated Press reports.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A year after the devastating quake, there is some good news in Nepal. As this article notes,</p><p><em>The World Monuments Fund (WMF) also announced today that it, in collaboration with American Express, was financing the rebuilding of the 16th-century Char Narayan Temple, which was reduced to rubble by the quake. The project is to receive a share of $1m in grants earmarked for five major preservation projects across the globe.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3lbkgfvz2kcgi7j0.jpg"></p><p>For more on Nepal:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/147695167/a-recent-building-project-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Recent Building Project in Nepal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126947696/shigeru-ban-responds-to-the-emergency-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban responds to the emergency in Nepal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues Alexander Walter 2016-04-22T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T13:33:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rfnuyxil390pe12r.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>International sports federations&nbsp;expressed concern&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;over problems with venues for the Olympics&nbsp;in Rio de&nbsp;Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena&nbsp;this week. Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports&nbsp;Federations reviewed preparations for the Rio Games,&nbsp;which open in&nbsp;less than four months on&nbsp;Aug. 5. "They miss some very important details in each field of play,"&nbsp;ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the&nbsp;group's annual&nbsp;meeting.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/two-dead-after-path-built-for-rio-olympics-upgrade-collapses/7348944" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tragic setback occurred yesterday</a> when a seaside section of a recently inaugurated elevated bike path collapsed after being hit by a powerful wave, killing two people and injuring at least three others. A possible third victim may have been swept out into the ocean.</p><p>More Rio 2016 headlines in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center &ndash; 200 days before the games open</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941806/take-a-look-at-these-installations-from-this-year-s-coachella-festival Take a look at these installations from this year's Coachella Festival Nicholas Korody 2016-04-21T18:38:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T18:42:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhhfw9eui1btzgw0.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every April, music fans venture in droves to the High Desert outside of Los Angeles for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp;a veritable rite of spring for the selfie era.</p><p>And, like with any good spring bacchanal, the musical experience is often enhanced through the consumption of substances, licit or otherwise. But while imbibing may help you maintain stamina for the dance floor, it can also ramp up your internal body temperature (likely already elevated by the grueling desert sun).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zfg4z8p31y50bejn.jpg"></p><p>Enter the architects and artists responsible for the latter half of Coachella's proper name. Tasked with designing structures that both shade and visually-entertain, the selected designers are given one of the more unusual &ndash; and fun &ndash; prompts around.</p><p>Here's a look at some of the structures that adorned the Empire Polo Club this year:</p><p><strong>The Tower of Twelve Stories</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular)</em></a></p><p>Described in accompanying texts as a "a cartoonish metropolis of tiny bubble-like spaces populated by ecce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941748/woodbury-dean-norman-millar-has-passed-away Woodbury Dean Norman Millar has passed away Julia Ingalls 2016-04-21T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T13:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gw/gw2y48su5v2i42cw.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>School of Architecture Dean <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury/release/woodbury-school-of-architecture-s-norman-millar-elected-acsa-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Millar</a>, who previously taught at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>, Pasadena Art Center and was active on both the San Diego and Los Angeles campuses of <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury</a>, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on April 14. He was 62 years old. Named "Educator of the Year" in 2014 by the&nbsp;AIA|LA and elected as President of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;in 2012, Millar's legacy extended not only to his pragmatic pedagogy, but his dedication to fostering a culture of warmth and joy among his students. According to a statement released by Woodbury, he once said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I exited architecture school with the intention of making good buildings, and discovered that teaching expanded my passion by fostering it in students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50fbsd00v890wcmu.jpg"></p><p>The head of the Woodbury architecture program since 1999, Dean Millar saw enrollment in the program triple during his watch. According to a 2013 discussion with Scott Johnson, as a child Millar initially wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon, bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update V&A East project update Ellen Hancock 2016-04-21T12:02:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T12:05:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky0myun2e34c2rbg.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A key part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A</a>&rsquo;s expanding family of sites dedicated to the past, present and future of the designed world, V&amp;A East is a brand new civic space and cultural destination that will form part of the Olympic legacy project taking shape at Stratford Waterfront.</p><p>The seven-storey building is being designed by award-winning architectural practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O&rsquo;Donnell-Tuomey</a> and is part of the masterplan developed with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a> for the new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. At 18,000 sq metres, V&amp;A East will sit directly opposite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s London Aquatics Centre</a> and adjacent to a group of partners with which the V&amp;A has great creative synergy: Sadler&rsquo;s Wells, UAL&rsquo;s London College of Fashion and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL (University College London).</a></p><p>V&amp;A East will be an entirely new kind of civic institution. At its core will be the ability and remit to respond quickly to current affairs, and to use objects, the V&amp;A collection, collaborations and displays to in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941440/a-full-scale-replica-of-the-psycho-house-touches-down-on-the-roof-of-the-met A full-scale replica of the "Psycho" house touches down on the roof of the Met Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T15:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T18:50:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/klcjlmfylokogsoy.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the past few years, the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has supported major, site-specific art installations. The sweeping rooftop perched above Manhattan's&nbsp;5th Avenue has previously seen works by Pierre Huyghe, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/11936285/stars-of-dan-graham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48571177/tomas-sarceno-s-met-museum-rooftop-installation-cloud-city-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomas Saraceno</a>, among other. This summer, a full-scale replica of the famous Bates Mansion from Alfred Hitchcock's classic film&nbsp;<em>Psycho&nbsp;</em>will serve as the background of many a selfie (and hopefully achieve a bit more too).</p><p>A project by the artist Cornelia Parker, <em>Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)&nbsp;</em>also marks one of the first major achievements of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142995528/undisciplining-the-discipline-beatrice-galilee-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beatrice Galilee</a> since becoming the Met's first-ever curator of architecture.</p><p>For related articles, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142995528/undisciplining-the-discipline-beatrice-galilee-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undisciplining the discipline: Beatrice Galilee @ SCI-Arc</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48571177/tomas-sarceno-s-met-museum-rooftop-installation-cloud-city-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomas Sarceno's Met Museum Rooftop Installation 'Cloud City' Now Open</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building'...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T14:15:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/765ac32fc9c907745a3d659eebe5745f.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NOT MANY ARCHITECTS get to reshape a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Shohei Shigematsu, who runs the New York branch of Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, has done precisely that. This month he converts a skylit, double-height section of the museum&mdash;the 1970s Robert Lehman Wing&mdash;into a graceful, cathedral-like setting for Manus x Machina, the Costume Institute&rsquo;s spring show, opening May 5.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton, <a href="http://oma.eu/news/oma-to-lead-the-design-of-the-manus-x-machina-exhibition-at-met" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considers</a> "the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of industrialization and mass production."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kenqkn5pp3cn4g3.jpg"></p><p>Accordingly, the organizers wanted an exhibition design that blends the analog and the mechanical. Shigematsu's intervention is intended to "soften" the existing brick-and-stone of the 1970's-era Robert Lehman wing, which was designed by&nbsp;Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates.</p><p>Interested in other collaborations between the sartorial world and architecture? Check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107421297/prototyping-architecture-in-digital-fashion-makes-parametricism-personal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: "Architecture in Digital Fashion" makes parametricism personal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Justin LeBlanc</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941148/gibson-street-baths-in-newcastle-due-to-be-sold-in-auction Gibson Street Baths in Newcastle due to be sold in auction Ellen Hancock 2016-04-19T04:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T12:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df6394ef6651363ab053256463ef4d0b.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Newcastle&rsquo;s Grade II-listed&nbsp;The Gibson Street Baths building&nbsp;was constructed in 1906 by FH Holford as a public swimming pool and wash house. Informal planning guidance says the building could be converted for a range of uses, from private or student residential accommodation to leisure and sports facilities, a hotel, studios or restaurant. &lsquo;The planners are going to be very flexible,&rsquo; says Riggall. &lsquo;The city council really wants to see it brought back into use&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More UK news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunel&rsquo;s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117425241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bricks-stones-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bricks &amp; Stones" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research Ellen Hancock 2016-04-15T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T17:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rpnb9oihnzrsank.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.<br><br>The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field, providing an opportunity for imaginative, original research, and travel.<br><br>In 2016, one scholarship worth &pound;5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can be during a period of international work experience).<br><br>The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offering grants of up to &pound;10,000 each, available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates.<br><br>The judging committee particularly welcomes applications from practice-led researchers.<br><br>The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is worth &pound;18,000 outside London or &pound;20,000 in London annually to a student who wis...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940693/a-6-4-magnitude-earthquake-has-just-struck-japan A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has just struck Japan Nicholas Korody 2016-04-14T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T13:21:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85v80f00a05z6aqk.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A powerful earthquake&nbsp;has struck southern Japan, causing casualties and collapsed buildings. According to&nbsp;Japan's Meteorological Agency,&nbsp;the quake hit at 9.26 pm and was centered seven miles east from&nbsp;the town of&nbsp;Mashiki in the Kumamoto prefecture.&nbsp; Initial reports placed the quake at a magnitude 6.4, but this was later downgraded to 6.2&nbsp;by the US Geological Survey. A number of&nbsp;"strong" aftershocks have also been&nbsp;reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo, at least 40 people are seeking medical treatment, one woman is in critical condition, and others may be trapped beneath rubble.</p><p>Some images from social media are already showing the destruction:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gt/gtcz4n3p8vapiqnp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ti/tixbvpjqdnrkvrm6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4h23whg0ocb05wv.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre Brunel’s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre Ellen Hancock 2016-04-14T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T12:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aae8020fc213746b86e75fa4bef7dc13.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Called the Grand Entrance Hall, the underground space &ndash; opening today &ndash; will be run by The Brunel Museum and is set to host plays, operas, concerts and even weddings. Architects Tate Harmer breathed new life into the 1843 Grade II*-listed shaft &ndash; originally designed by civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc &ndash; adding a cantilevered staircase to make the 75ft-deep hall accessible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Discover more UK content here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940510/serpentine-galleries-appoints-yana-peel-as-new-ceo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries appoints Yana Peel as new CEO</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940487/mad-slips-through-borders-with-salone-del-mobile-installation MAD slips through borders with Salone del Mobile installation Julia Ingalls 2016-04-13T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T03:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wnmn4vbq29chg1e.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Borders are often controversial</a> and rarely flexible, but Ma Yansong of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a> has playfully reinterpreted them with his installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile in Milan. &ldquo;Borders are usually seen as something closed and unapproachable but I think it&rsquo;s interesting to make borders attractive, dynamic and engaging," Yansong said about his 'Invisible Border' installation, which strings strands of EFTE across the&nbsp;Cortile d&rsquo;Onore courtyard.&nbsp;"So we decided to play with the border between the historical loggias and the garden in front of it, and design a transition in-between them.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q9/q9s1ip9apfrqu5pf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktkns1y9du8vtfro.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eue4e3bzm8w536p4.jpg"></p><p>Part shelter, part fragmented contemplation site for the sky above, the strands emit a whistling sound in the wind, and are designed to provide a surface for illumination at night (with lighting provided by iGuzzini Illuminazione).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fv77yx487mw4qovi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/il/iljy2i9ou4c039hq.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Our installation blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary. You see the difference in each end, but the transition is very organic," Yansong continued. "It&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938973/celebrate-zaha-hadid-s-life-at-the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-on-april-8th Celebrate Zaha Hadid's life at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on April 8th Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T14:44:00-04:00 >2016-04-07T18:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/yws8oay05zn47sbi.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're in London Friday, you can celebrate the late, great Zaha Hadid at a public memorial held at the Magazine restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., visitors can sign books of condolence and pay respects to her surviving family members, which include her brother Haytham, nephew Hussein Haytham, niece Rana Haytham, as well as the family of her late brother Foulath Mohammad.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6c/6c7x24q9i1y718k1.jpg"></p><p>For more on Dame Hadid's work, life, and passing:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937464/the-remarkable-early-paintings-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The remarkable early paintings of the late Dame Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938424/it-s-going-to-be-about-gratitude-and-it-s-going-to-be-about-joy-watch-alejandro-aravena-s-pritzker-acceptance-speech "It’s going to be about gratitude and it’s going to be about joy": Watch Alejandro Aravena's Pritzker acceptance speech Nicholas Korody 2016-04-05T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T07:36:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/htjoz1qovi30ceeq.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yesterday, the Chilean architect <a href="http://archinect.com/Alejandro_Aravena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena</a> was awarded the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a> during a ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Known for his socially-engaged practice, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/145731740/elemental-s-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elemental</a>, Aravena will also serve as the curator for this summer's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141508400/venice-biennale-director-alejandro-aravena-our-challenge-must-be-to-go-beyond-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;The work of this year&rsquo;s Pritzker laureate, Alejandro Aravena of Chile, shows how much architecture can contribute to achieving our shared goals," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who gave the first address of the night via video.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/af/afz6110go46tbfa0.jpg"></p><p>"The United Nations is striving to build resilient societies and to support the most vulnerable members of society," Ban asserted &ndash; the first in many comments made throughout the event that compared the work of Aravena with the intergovernmental organization. "Se&ntilde;or Aravena is a pioneer in low cost social housing and in rebuilding cities after natural disasters.&rdquo;</p><p>Lord Peter Palumbo, the chair of Pritzker jury, followed Ban with a sentimental address. Beginning by paying respects ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938425/get-lectured-east-los-angeles-college-spring-16 Get Lectured: East Los Angeles College, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-04-05T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:15:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciaeq9erhq790cy2.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;(ELAC), Department of Architecture has a few lectures coming up in their Spring '16.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Architecture Department, Bldg E-7 Room 114, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Apr 22</strong><br>Bill Ferehawk</p><p><strong>May 6</strong><br>Ilaria Mazzoleni</p><p><strong>May 20</strong><br>Behn Samareh</p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future Laura Amaya 2016-04-04T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:13:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r57amtklrjakybx7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was less than a century ago that India consolidated itself as a nation, after hundreds of years of foreign domination. Since its independence in 1947, it has worked tirelessly to define its identity; from the political stage to its day-to-day social engagements, India has established itself on the global stage as a rapidly emerging power. Its population is soaring, and is projected to surpass that of China in less than a decade.&nbsp;By 2050, around fifty percent of India&rsquo;s inhabitants will live in cities, amounting to over 800 million people&mdash;over 2.5 times the entire US population today.&nbsp;In such a rapidly evolving society, how can architecture position itself to serve a vastly diverse country while maintaining a unified identity?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g9/g9zh8q0ofidopq02.jpg"></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stateofarchitecture.in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">State of Architecture: Practices and Processes</a>&nbsp;in India, co-curated by Rahul Mehrotra, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kaiwan Mehta, explores the place of architecture in present-day India. The event, organized by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.udri.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Design Research Institute</a>&nbsp;(UDRI), ran throu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-04-04T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Caruso St John, Stanton Williams with Asif Khan, and BIG in a team with Hawkins\Brown have been shortlisted to design the Museum of London&rsquo;s new home in Smithfields. The shortlisted teams saw off 80 entries from more than 140 practices and were chosen based on their relevant skills and experience, in particular of significant cultural projects. The competition will create a &pound;150 million new base for the Museum of London in the historic West Smithfield market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Also selected:</p><ul><li>Lacaton &amp; Vassal Architectes with Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio</li><li>Diener &amp; Diener Architekten with Sergison Bates Architects, East Architecture and Graphic Thought Facility</li><li>Studio Milou architecture with RL&nbsp;&amp; Associ&eacute;s, Axis Architects and Alan Baxter Associates</li></ul><p>Read more articles relating to the chosen practices here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138497951/damien-hirst-s-surprisingly-restrained-gallery-space-opens-in-london-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's surprisingly restrained gallery space opens in London today</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935801/sparc-grimshaw-big-foster-partners-and-mjma-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARC, Grimshaw, BIG, Foster + Partners, and MJMA are among this week's winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937429/dame-zaha-hadid-was-an-inspirational-woman-and-the-kind-of-architect-one-can-only-dream-of-being "Dame Zaha Hadid was an inspirational woman, and the kind of architect one can only dream of being" Ellen Hancock 2016-03-31T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-03-31T14:20:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8a39546a7defdf860b3b2032d9af06f.jpg" width="266" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary and highly experimental, her legacy despite her young age, is formidable. She leaves behind a body of work from buildings to furniture, footwear and cars, that delight and astound people all around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIBA President Jane Duncan comments on the sudden passing of Dame Zaha Hadid DBE</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65 Zaha Hadid Dies at Age 65 Center for Ants 2016-03-31T11:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:00:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewp1xsatmybi1ott.jpg" width="514" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>She died of a heart attack on Thursday in a Miami hospital, where she was being treated for bronchitis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Zaha Hadid passed away Thursday from an apparent heart attack in Miami, Florida. She was being treated in a hospital at the time.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Update:&nbsp;</p><p>Zaha Hadid's office has released an official statement on their website as follows:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>ZAHA HADID 1950-2016</p><p>It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She&nbsp;had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital.</p><p>Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.&nbsp;Born in Baghdad in 1950,&nbsp;she studied mathematics at the American University of Beirut before starting&nbsp;her architectural journey in 1972 at the Architectural Association in London.</p><p>By 1979 she had established her own practice in London &ndash; Zaha Hadid Architects &ndash; garnering a reputation across the world for her&nbsp;ground-breaking&nbsp;theoretical works including The Peak in Hong Kong (1983), the Kurf&uuml;rstendamm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England Ellen Hancock 2016-03-30T11:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:45:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7dd7cb07945c93dd74ca0e68ef421c5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A &ldquo;strikingly elegant&rdquo; office building in the north east of England is set to be demolished after losing its protected status just a year on from being listed. It will be the latest in a series of important modernist buildings in the area to be flattened in recent years.</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/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme Ellen Hancock 2016-03-25T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T13:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/2361c19a5e7a62cdb72d55093a34c020.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s inaugural Design Biennale is set to open at Somerset House this September, based around the idea of Utopia to coincide with the venue&rsquo;s year-long events programme. The biennale is headed up by London Design Festival director Ben Evans, biennale director Christopher Turner, former editor of Icon, and London Design Festival co-founder Sir John Sorrell. More than 30 countries are taking part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Representing the UK will be the design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby best known for designing the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch and their work with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/41593210/vitra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vitra</a>. Their installation will be curated by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936159/bridging-the-gap-tintagel-castle-design-contest-winning-design-revealed Bridging the gap; Tintagel Castle design contest winning design revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-03-23T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:38:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/co9oe6bd2esz50u8.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The daring concept proposes one cantilever on the Cornish mainland and another on the island fortress, where, legend has it, King Arthur was conceived. The two structures stretch out to each other across the void but do not quite meet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The victorious design was&nbsp;conceived&nbsp;by the Belgian company Ney &amp; Partners Civil Engineers in&nbsp;partnership with British architects William Matthews Associates.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935782/get-lectured-aiany-new-practices-new-york-2016 Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rqte3gv4tyrec38.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935253/hustle-bustle-a-conversation-about-competitions-and-the-relaunch-of-archinect-s-sister-site-bustler-on-archinect-sessions-56 Hustle & Bustle: A conversation about competitions and the relaunch of Archinect's sister site Bustler, on Archinect Sessions #56 Paul Petrunia 2016-03-17T15:45:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T01:13:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yzqrk5i8q3c0tx7h.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Amelia is away this week, <a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a> fills in and joins Ken, Donna and me for a conversation about competitions, in a celebration of the re-launch of our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>. In addition to discussing the new website and its new features, we also talk about the controversial new "<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Border Wall"</a> competition and look at some current competitions worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 56 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Hustle &amp; Bustle":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-56.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131434851/parisian-exports-and-silicon-valley-imports-on-episode-37-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki winners Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki on Archinect Sessions #37</a></li><li><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4640/fernando-donis-designer-of-the-dubai-frame-shares-more-details-behind-the-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernando Donis, designer of the Dubai Frame, shares more details behind...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934486/central-park-summer-pavilion-competition-2nd-prize-the-playform-_chang-kyu-lee-dokyung-kim Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition, 2nd Prize 'the plaYform'_Chang Kyu Lee + Dokyung Kim gebdesign@gmail.com 2016-03-14T11:43:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T00:01:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpzn6nfn1dkqy8d5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Central Park Summer Pavilion Competition was open to international undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduate of architecture. The CPSP was envisioned as a meeting point for&nbsp;different cultural and leisure circuits, with the goal of using the same space for a broad range of daytime and nocturnal activities in a sustainable fashion that respects its surroundings. The idea was for it to become an obligatory stop for visitors to Central Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6i/6iz5jl0ax3vvit2f.jpg"></p><p>Chang Kyu Lee New York based architectural designer and Dokyung Kim from University of California, Los Angeles won the second prize on this competition with a project challenges definition of linear gesture.&nbsp;The &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; proposes a &ldquo;space of experiences&rdquo; - simply pushed-down a plaTform connects human and nature as a &lsquo;plaYform&rsquo; at the same time a simple linear gesture defines a whole proposal that shows as an object.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lkgky33obwphesr.jpg"></p><p>A gigantic Central Park is the emblematic piece of urban break space in New York City. Central Park is the most visited p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934048/get-lectured-university-of-zaragoza-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Zaragoza, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-03-10T12:47:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T21:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be76ars728lx76xz.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up is the University of Zaragoza - School of Engineering and Architecture with their Spring '16 lecture events.</p><p><strong>Mar 17</strong><br>Josep Ferrando / Josep Ferrando Architecture</p><p><strong>Apr 7</strong><br>Francisco Mangado /&nbsp;Francisco Mangado &amp; Associates</p><p><strong>Apr 14</strong><br>Jos&eacute; Ignacio Linazasoro /&nbsp;Linazasoro &amp; S&aacute;nchez</p><p><strong>Apr 28</strong><br>H&eacute;ctor Fern&aacute;ndez Elorza</p><p>For more, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://arquitectura.unizar.es/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arquitectura.unizar.es</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149888041/get-lectured-cal-poly-la-metro-16 Get Lectured: Cal Poly LA Metro '16 Justine Testado 2016-03-08T12:47:00-05:00 >2016-03-08T12:47:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3i6w1o1b5upmeile.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Next up,&nbsp;The Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design &mdash; an off-campus multidisciplinary program of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2668666/california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly San Luis Obispo</a>&nbsp;&mdash; kicks off their 2016 Lecture Series today.</p><p>Free and open to the public. Lecture, reception, and discussion: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Mar 8</strong><br><strong>Eric H&ouml;weler &amp; Meejin Yoon </strong>/&nbsp;H&ouml;weler + Yoon<br>at&nbsp;Helms Bakery District</p><p><strong>Mar 10</strong><br><strong>Antoine Picon&nbsp;</strong>/&nbsp;Harvard University, Graduate School of Design<br>at&nbsp;A+D Museum</p><p><strong>Apr 7&nbsp;</strong><br><strong>Michael Folonis&nbsp;</strong>/ Michael Folonis Architects<br>at Helms Bakery District</p><p><strong>Apr 21</strong><br><strong>Kevin Daly&nbsp;</strong>/ Kevin Daly Architects<br>at A+D...</p>