Archinect - News 2015-07-03T11:45:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum Alexander Walter 2015-07-02T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-02T16:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n624h0llzkh730o0.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;Selects&rdquo; series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum&rsquo;s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130872172/a-stark-contrast-ulm-stadthaus-set-to-host-a-retrospective-exhibition-of-richard-meier-partners A stark contrast: Ulm Stadthaus set to host a retrospective exhibition of Richard Meier & Partners Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T14:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98jvosvn3tce56cu.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new exhibition on the work of New York-based Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects is set to open at the Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition and Assembly Building in Ulm, Germany on 8 July.</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/130817583/multi-media-art-interventions-coming-to-london-s-victoria-tube-line Multi-media art interventions coming to London's Victoria tube line Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-01T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T11:40:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/zawa442fhi1n51yf.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, called Underline, will include the underground&rsquo;s first music commission and a plan by the Turner prize-nominated architectural collective Assemble to improve what is regarded as one of the most unloved station exits on the entire network, at Seven Sisters in north London.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Organized by "Art on the Underground", a group that curates contemporary artworks for display in the London Underground, the new project will bring a variety of art, music and architectural&nbsp;interventions to the Victoria Line. Commissions selected to be part of the Underline are not simply public art projects &ndash; the interventions involve real proposals to improving the quality of experience for both commuters and workers on London's tube.</p><p>The whole tube line is under the curatorial purview, with architecture firm Assemble selected to focus particularly the Seven Sisters stop, known for its "anti-social behaviour problems".&nbsp;Artist Giles Round's Underline project, called "Design Work Leisure", will produce "prototypes of functional objects that can be used on the tube: a new ceramic tile for patch repairs on the existing tiles, for example, or new clocks, lighting or direction signs."&nbsp;Film and musical performances will also pepper the Victoria Line during Underline's run.</p><p>More news relate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130798286/berlin-s-make-city-festival-puts-the-focus-back-on-residents Berlin's "Make City Festival" puts the focus back on residents Laura Amaya 2015-07-01T04:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:58:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8av6my19rrt19d58.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the tempestuous postwar years, Berlin was a city divided. Occupied by Soviet powers in the East and western Allies in the West, the city was split into separate states, and in 1961, the Berlin Wall was built between the two. Nearly thirty years later,&nbsp;Berlin's reunification process began with a loosening of The Wall's border restrictions in 1989, followed by eventual demolition in the early 1990s. By that time, the urban schism between East and West had become striking &ndash;&nbsp;The East, capital of Soviet East Germany, saw the erection of mass housing blocks lining wide avenues with little character. The West, on the other hand, stood as an exclave of capitalist democracy, representing a juxtaposition of individualism against communist ideals. Coming to terms with a convoluted past therefore stands at the center of Berlin&rsquo;s urban identity.</p><p>Berlin has since evolved to become an increasingly integrated city, in that citizens are taking an active part in its development. The multimodal ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130739661/immerse-yourself-in-100-design-s-design-in-colour-in-london-this-september-register-now Immerse yourself in 100%DESIGN's "Design in Colour" in London this September. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-30T05:25:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T18:08:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wlw9f1hqqk6xxq3.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>100%DESIGN is packing an extra punch of color this time around. Since its humble beginnings in a tent along London's King's Road back in 1995, 100%DESIGN has grown year after year into the UK's largest trade show that promotes global top-notch design and creativity. Over 20,000 attendees in the architecture and design community will gather at the show's new location, Olympia London, on September 23-26, 2015.</p><p>Centrally themed "Design in Colour", the three-day event will span across two levels and be divided into five sections: Interiors, Design &amp; Build, Kitchens &amp; Bathrooms, Workplace, and Emerging Brand. The popular "Talks with 100%Design" program will also take place once again, featuring headlining speakers like British designer Ilse Crawford.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6g4tts3ie1uezvdl.jpg"><br><em>From L to R: North Limited, Designheure, and Antonio Lupi.</em> <em>Photos courtesy 100%DESIGN.</em></p><p>100%DESIGN worked closely with several collaborators such as trend forecasters WGSN to bring to life the sensory experience of the use of color in interior d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130412905/design-marfa-sheds-light-on-desert-living-design-in-2015-symposium-this-september Design Marfa sheds light on desert-living design in 2015 Symposium this September Justine Testado 2015-06-25T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T19:42:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qokrs6nvf5821dbf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://designmarfa.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Marfa</a> &mdash; the non-profit that hosted the <a href="http://designmarfa.com/housingcompetition.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition</a> this past fall &mdash; announced the details to their 2015 Symposium and Home Tour taking place September 18-19 at the Crowley Theater in the Texan desert town of Marfa. Although the topics focus on desert environments, they could still offer some handy tips for different locations and climates.</p><p>Friday, September 18 will include presentations from an international array of architects and designers such as, "Does This Structure Make Me Look Hot?" by Tucson architect Cade Hayes in regards to earthen building-materials like lava rock or adobe; DUST principal Brad Lancaster's session on harvesting rainwater; a presentation by multidsciplinary designer Gina Coffman on how to design community spaces that help increase walkability in our local neighborhoods, and more.</p><p>Then on September 19, Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition winner Paul Vincent presents <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_77_by_paul_vincent_the_design_marfa_housing_competition_w/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his design "7+7"</a>, while juror Sharon Odum delves into the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130412101/serpentine-galleries-launch-build-your-own-pavilion-for-really-young-architects Serpentine Galleries launch Build Your Own Pavilion for (really) young architects Alexander Walter 2015-06-25T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T15:33:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou7lmxj42tfbtnhc.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this first year of Build Your Own Pavilion, young people aged 8 to&nbsp;14 are invited to submit their Pavilion designs online and at workshops&nbsp;across the UK during the summer of 2015. The platform and workshops&nbsp;give an insight to the basic principles of architectural design and&nbsp;workshop students will be given the Pavilion brief and a toolkit that&nbsp;begins with sketching by hand, working with simple modeling materials&nbsp;and progressing to 3D design and print technologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this week, London's Serpentine Galleries launched the much anticipated <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 summer pavilion</a> &mdash; a vibrant and playful space slug designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>.</p><p>To celebrate fifteen years of pavilions (and continuing the theme of "playfulness"), the Galleries also launched <em><a href="http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects Challenge</a>, </em>an initiative that "enables young people to upload their own designs&nbsp;for a Pavilion to an online gallery, gain insight and learn about the&nbsp;architectural process from the world&rsquo;s leading architects, download&nbsp;tools for designing and building their own Pavilions."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/rea0rye4wu7x6gbo.jpg"></p><p>Besides the website, <em>Build Your Own Pavilion </em>also offers design &amp; engineering workshops for children throughout the UK, organized in partnership with Kidesign. See some images and a video of previous workshops below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jt/jtfatdtvqo67voul.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0d6bkyneeme161z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130196665/considering-the-future-of-work-at-the-2015-london-festival-of-architecture Considering the future of work at the 2015 London Festival of Architecture Laura Amaya 2015-06-23T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T18:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dl6bb09x05muzaqv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the central theme of the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/london_festival_of_architecture_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Festival of Architecture</a> (LFA) in its 2015 edition,&nbsp;&ldquo;Work in Progress&rdquo; welcomes a discussion on the changing nature of the workplace and its impact on the city. The Festival, which opened on June 1st, hosts a series of events in both cultural and academic venues. Projects authored by a wide range of designers, from research institutes to corporate practices, invite the public &mdash; both local and international &mdash; to engage in a conversation about architecture and the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4oe8h4j62zqxmv53.jpg"></p><p>The LFA organizers, led by Patricia Brown (Chair), have chosen the theme &ldquo;Work in Progress&rdquo; as the guiding thread for the event that brings together participants through both an open call and via direct selection. As London&rsquo;s commercial industry has evolved, so has the nature of work and the workspace. Inevitably this has shaped London&rsquo;s development throughout the years: from the intimacy of workplace interiors to the interactive nature of public spaces in the city.</p><p>Originally launched ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129959849/between-the-temporary-and-the-monumental-a-review-of-shigeru-ban-s-lecture-at-lacma Between the Temporary and the Monumental: A Review of Shigeru Ban's Lecture at LACMA Nicholas Korody 2015-06-19T18:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T17:46:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/406tcrgbdsubifj2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;I hate to throw things away,&rdquo; explained the Pritzker Prize-winning architect <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> to a packed audience at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/578675/los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a> last night. On the projection screen, one of his first works as an architect was displayed: an exhibition of the work of Alvar Aalto, who Ban cited as one of his primary influences. The exhibition was the first time Ban worked with paper tubes, which has become one of his signature strategies. &ldquo;I couldn&rsquo;t afford wood like Aalto,&rdquo; so he turned to the large tubes that had once supported reams of tracing paper. Finding the tubes surprisingly strong, Ban began testing their viability &ndash; and the rest has become history.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkna4il1v89u9ms6.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the evening&rsquo;s lecture, Ban spoke with refreshing humility, a quality that often seems lacking among his peers. Many of his most iconic design decisions he attributed to chance, like his use of paper. As Ban worked his way through a retrospective survey of his career, he made frequent quips that enlivened the mood a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129881898/photos-from-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-opening-reception Photos from the "Bigger Than a Breadbox" opening reception Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T18:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T15:21:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43bk87g6fs8n69qd.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of installation in architecture? More importantly, how does a curator arrange an installation that is primarily concerned with the effects of installation? &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/540833/bigger-than-a-breadbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>," which held its public opening reception on June 17th, is partly the brainchild of BSA space,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, and&nbsp;curators&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;and Rob Trumbour of&nbsp;Kh&ocirc;ra LLC, who considered precisely how to arrange the space to best explore this concept. We asked curator Aaron Willette about his process and the inherent challenges in creating an installation about installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/on61s8rkzraekzs4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpzgvcvqrilwfjrm.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Working with architects is like herding cats,&rdquo; Willette joked, before describing the fundamental aim of the installation, which was to incorporate the general public, not only physically, but intellectually. Instead of creating a highly abstracted terrain, first-time curator Willette strove to make the exhibit as accessible to passerby as it would be to gallery veterans.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqioy68zfvugi350.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osm0sv6zvyrfqzwg.jpg"></p><p>Willette worked on precisely how to mount the exhibitio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129874643/kevin-daly-s-backyard-bi-h-ome-provides-affordable-housing-for-humans-and-wildlife Kevin Daly's Backyard BI(h)OME provides affordable housing for humans and wildlife Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T15:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnte54xaz8txvwtq.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly, Poolside&rsquo;s version of &ldquo;Harvest Moon&rdquo; echoed off the wooden planks of the Broad Arts Center at UCLA on June 10th as a crowd of optimists, architects, and Ira-Glass lookalikes drank their way in and out of the opening reception for BI(h)OME, <a href="http://kevindalyarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Daly Architects</a>&rsquo; proposed &ldquo;granny flat&rdquo; solution to the L.A. Housing Crisis. The music was fitting because it was a laid-back cover of a much older tune: instead of raw passion, a more pragmatic vision of affordable housing was being unveiled, a 350-square foot, EFTE-enveloped, recyclable component-laden dwelling with wall cavities for bats, birds, and bugs. The students from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/37807656/citylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cityLAB</a> who manually assembled the mock-up of the BI(h)ome formed a lab-coat wearing cluster of &ldquo;house doctors&rdquo; as they stood behind Dana Cuff, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> of KCRW, and Kevin Daly for a twenty-minute panel-style discussion about the future of housing in Los Angeles.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzjpg28y8qkdfiz3.jpg"></p><p>Part sales-pitch, part design lecture, the discussion encompassed the difficulties that Lo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129652792/david-manfredi-the-architect-behind-boston-s-2024-olympic-bid David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid Alexander Walter 2015-06-15T19:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:04:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktyvzsm0dx5qmx6b.jpg" width="241" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two years later, Manfredi&rsquo;s focus on Olympics facilities is much more than professional curiosity. He is an essential member &mdash; and a public face &mdash; of a planning team racing against a June 30 deadline to deliver a new venue plan for Boston&rsquo;s bid for the 2024 Summer Games. [...] &ldquo;It has benefitted enormously from time,&rdquo; said Manfredi, a principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, referring to the pending 2.0 plan, in development for months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117960873/boston-wins-u-s-olympic-committee-s-bid-for-2024-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117806632/which-u-s-city-will-win-the-2024-olympic-bid-boston-la-dc-and-sf-duke-it-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Which U.S. city will win the 2024 Olympic bid? Boston, LA, DC and SF duke it out</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T17:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.jpg" width="514" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design is relatively straightforward and free of OMA&rsquo;s usual quirky structural tricks, once you get past the sliding entrance portals. Plywood-lined steps...lead you to an educational area, where visitors can explore the Garage digital archive, and back down the terraced levels of a bookshop. Up on the main gallery floor, there&rsquo;s a big open space, currently filled with ping-pong antics...When the building is finally completed in [Sept.], a big red staircase will lead up to an open roof-deck.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opened this week in Moscow. Described by Rem Koolhaas as "not restoring the building, but preserving its decay," the OMA-helmed intervention comprised sheathing a Soviet-era restaurant in a polycarbonate skin. Funded by&nbsp;Dasha Zhukova, the museum is launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;exhibits by&nbsp;Rirkrit Tiravanija,&nbsp;Yayoi Kusama, and Taryn Simon.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i7r0yqd1i9jlw52x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vmoqq8uyr9smahn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;</a><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rb10r3bm2o112qt.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129274733/make-music-ny-crowdfunds-upcoming-youth-archi-music-show-concerto-for-buildings Make Music NY crowdfunds upcoming youth archi-music show "Concerto for Buildings" Justine Testado 2015-06-11T09:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:30:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vf54y6bciymowbde.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecturally and musically inclined can join in on <a href="http://makemusicny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Music New York</a> festivities this year with a special orchestral performance called "Concerto for Buildings" on Sunday, June 21. Make Music New York is a one-day music fest on the first day of summer that boasts more than 1,000 free concerts, which all take place throughout NYC's five borroughs.</p><p>For its ninth year, MMNY <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/make-music-new-york-concerto-for-buildings#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">set up an Indiegogo campaign</a> with a flexible goal of $7,000 to reel in further support for Concerto for Buildings. The musical showcase stars two NYC youth orchestra ensembles, <a href="http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/face-the-music/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Face The Music</a> and <a href="http://www.mypercussion.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mantra Youth Percussion</a>, and four composers: Paula Matthusen (winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize), Scott Wollshleger, Daniel Goode, and Face the Music student-composer Elijah Valongo. Surrounded by SoHo's historic cast-iron buildings, the performers will play their hearts out as they take advantage of the structures' percussive qualities, thus transforming them into a complementary musical backdrop.</p><p>Funds from the In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129267494/the-princes-of-kings-road-neutra-and-schindler-the-subject-of-a-new-site-specific-play ‘The Princes of Kings Road’: Neutra and Schindler the subject of a new site-specific play Nicholas Korody 2015-06-10T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T21:11:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mifvy5rd291stts.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Next September, the historic&nbsp;<a href="http://www.neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a>&nbsp;in Silverlake will host a new play by&nbsp;Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;The Princes of Kings Road.&rsquo; Based on a true events, the production imagines a reunion between the two iconic figures of LA modernism, Rudolf Schindler and Richard Neutra.</p><p>The architects have a storied history, which was recounted in a <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/1999/04/neutra-schindler-california-architect-feud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair article</a> from 1999. After building his West Hollywood home (now the <a href="http://makcenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAK Center</a>), Schindler and his partner invited Neutra and his wife to live with them. The house was originally intended as a communal living space for two couples, with open-air "sleeping baskets" rather than bedrooms. But after five years of&nbsp;cohabitation&nbsp;and professional partnership &nbsp;&ndash; the two architects collaborated on an entry for the&nbsp;the League of Nations palace in Geneva&nbsp;&ndash; their relationship turned sour, transforming into a bitter rivalry.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76il07vd0s3u558k.jpg"></p><p>Lazarus' play imagines Schindler and Neutra reunited in a room at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now the bright blue Scien...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128819380/editor-s-picks-418 Editor's Picks #418 Nam Henderson 2015-06-05T09:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:23:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3k/3khr8ne2sfhdjkah.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia_Ingalls</a>&nbsp;presented tips from firms about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What should be in your portfolio</a>.&nbsp;One common theme was that applicants aren't expected to tailor their work to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes. As <a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy</a> explained "<em>Don&rsquo;t target work that mimics ours&mdash;we look for evidence of thoughtfulness about architecture, whether that&rsquo;s demonstrated through research, entries into projects, or work at other firms</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yreaqksbkyn0zfo7.jpg"></p><p>Two pieces of good news for fans of historic preservation.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First</a>, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission rejected a plan which would have changed the interior of the Modernist (designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958) <a href="http://fourseasonsrestaurant.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four Seasons</a> restaurant. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127711075/l-a-city-council-officially-votes-norms-restaurant-as-historic-and-cultural-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Second</a>,&nbsp;the LA City Council backed a plan to designate Norms restaurant (a rare example of Googie architecture) as a historic monument.</p><p><strong>Mr_Wiggin</strong> rejoiced "<em>it's disheartening to see a money-chasing developer messing with history. &nbsp;As a human being I say, payback's a bitch to those in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site Sarah Herda, co-director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, on establishing "the city as the site" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-03T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-13T21:09:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3f7086f6ae3e486ab7af771e02fbd8fc.jpg" width="340" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the late 19th century to middle of 20th century, all architecture roads let through Chicago. [...] Today, Chicago still believes in architecture as a force for defining the future. Architects native to the city and beyond are coming there to grapple with post-industrial decline, gentrification, and, commonly hailed as the most &ldquo;American of all American cities,&rdquo; the most American of problems: how to soften the degradations of bone-crushing inequality.</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/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos) Nicholas Korody 2015-06-03T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op8ptn8j6agwv0n5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...The Collectivity Project is about more than just play. Eliasson conceived of the project as a way to bring people together and allow them to create a utopian society, if only in miniature form. The idea, which is up until September 30, is at home at the 10th Avenue and West 30th Street section of the High Line, where the sounds of construction buzz in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project, which has previously had iterations in Norway and Albania, comprises a station set up on the High Line with piles of white lego pieces. The public is invited to collaborate on creating a miniature city. To kick off the fun, the High Line invited ten of the city's best-known firms &ndash; BIG, David M. Schwarz Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, James Corner Field Operations, OMA New York, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Selldorf Architects, SHoP, Steven Holl Architects &ndash; to create one "visionary structure or construction."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy8ncbnss757ibki.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrvh920se46nlp55.jpg"></p><p>Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for large-scale, immersive installations that involve elemental materials, including light, heat, and water. For example, last year he turned&nbsp;the galleries of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark into a '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">riverbed</a>.' A few years ago, he gained major attention for a series of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76751/olafur-eliasson-the-east-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">man-made waterfall structures</a> in New York's East River. Eliasson also works in architecture often, such as with...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128637001/national-building-museum-turns-to-indiegogo-to-fund-upcoming-beach-installation National Building Museum turns to Indiegogo to fund upcoming BEACH installation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-02T14:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:29:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/058ukrfavrte3k0t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last summer, the National Building Museum in DC installed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's giant wooden maze</a> in its atrium, and attracted over <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/bjarke-ingels-group-big-hot-to-cold-exhibition-national-building-museum-01-21-2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50,000 visitors</a>. Exactly a year later, the museum is planning another large-scale public installation to draw blockbuster attendance: BEACH, a playa-themed ball-pit for the museum's atrium. Brooklyn-based firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a> is designing the enclosure that will house around 750,000 translucent balls, and a variety of beachy objects like beach chairs, umbrellas, and a snack shack. BEACH will open on July 4th of this year &ndash; that is, if the Museum can raise the money. Today, NBM announced that it was turning to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/build-a-beach-in-d-c#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indiegogo to crowdfund $10,000</a> for the installation and related summer programming.</p><p></p><p>Snarkitecture's BEACH installation was <a href="http://www.citylab.com/design/2015/04/the-national-building-museum-is-bringing-the-beach-indoors-this-summer/390054/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced back in April</a>, with no mention of the Indiegogo campaign. As an independent non-profit 501(c)(3), the Museum supports its exhibitions through admissions and outside contributions, but this will be its first crowdfunding effort. It...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128252389/winners-of-the-dwell-on-design-l-a-pass-giveaway Winners of the Dwell on Design L.A. pass giveaway Sponsor 2015-05-28T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T17:55:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97e6ezbrqwl8s1ho.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127587227/win-two-3-day-passes-to-dwell-on-design-los-angeles-may-29-31" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a> on Archinect, <a href="http://dwell.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell</a> gave away two sets of 3-day passes to their Dwell on Design Los Angeles trade-show, which opens tomorrow at the Los Angeles Convention Center through Sunday, May 31.</p><p>After Archinectors commented on what they're looking forward to most in the event, the lucky winners are: marli and Justin Tien.</p><p>Congrats and enjoy the event! Thanks to those who participated.</p><p>Register or learn more about Dwell on Design L.A. <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128186493/graham-foundation-announces-2015-individual-grants Graham Foundation Announces 2015 Individual Grants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-27T19:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T13:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpv3cuduuen43uvg.jpg" width="514" height="666" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/31696/olafur-eliasson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a>, Charles Rice and Iwan Baan are among the artists, scholars, photographers, and other architecturally-oriented professionals who are being awarded individual grants by the Graham Foundation this evening. The awards ceremony and reception, which is being <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdrgi6z1ntk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live streamed</a> as of 6 PM CDT, is being held in The Madlener House, the foundation's headquarters since 1963.&nbsp;This year, the foundation is awarding $490,000 in grants for 63 projects to individuals who "advance new scholarship in the field&nbsp;of architecture, fuel creative experimentation and critical dialogue, and expand opportunities for public engagement with architecture and its role in contemporary society."&nbsp;The list of presenters at the ceremony includes&nbsp;Noritaka Minami,&nbsp;Candace Taylor, Lluis Ortega, and Tiffany Lambert, all of whom are 2015 grant winners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmphhotvf737r0rl.jpg"></p><p>There are five principal categories in which the awards have been granted: Exhibition, Film/Video/New Media, Public Program, Publication, and Research. Some of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127723149/frank-gehry-awarded-getty-medal-for-changing-the-course-of-architecture Frank Gehry Awarded Getty Medal For "Changing the Course of Architecture" Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T17:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:03:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bozjq5p0yrhc4ey.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gehry becomes the first designer or artist to win the award that the Getty launched in 2013. The prize &ndash; a bronze medal with a profile portrait of J. Paul Getty &ndash; recognizes lifetime contributions in various art-related fields that are part of the Getty&rsquo;s mission, including philanthropy, art-history research, archeology and conservation of art and architecture, as well as art-making.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Frank Gehry can now add the Getty Medal to his collection of esteemed prizes, including the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker</a>, the Order of Canada, and the <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/AIAB025046" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Gold Medal</a>. The <a href="http://www.getty.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty Trust</a> announced the awarding of the medal to Gehry, with an official dinner to follow on September 28, 2015. The award seems fitting for a man who, while he has never been comfortable calling himself an artist, last year stated that "I don't beg for work. I don't have publicists. I'm not waiting for people to call me. I work with clients who have respect for the art of architecture."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stte819zo4bnk49s.jpg"></p><p>As J. Paul Getty Trust President and CEO James Cuno noted, "There have been very few individuals in all of history who have changed the course of architecture, and Frank is one of them. He effectively reinvented architecture with his use&nbsp;of new technologies in the design of beautiful and iconic buildings. And architecture will never be the same as a result.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127587227/win-two-3-day-passes-to-dwell-on-design-los-angeles-may-29-31 Win two 3-Day Passes to Dwell on Design Los Angeles, May 29-31 Sponsor 2015-05-21T16:47:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T17:05:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i4/i49z92aa8uiv0wgf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce that we're giving away two sets of 3-Day Passes (4 tickets total) for the fast-approaching 2015 <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles on May 29-31. If you haven't <a href="https://www.xpressreg.net/register/dods055/start.asp?__utma=159819176.947297153.1432064828.1432064828.1432064828.1&amp;__utmb=159819176.2.10.1432064828&amp;__utmc=159819176&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=159819176.1432064828.1.1.utmcsr=%28direct%29%7Cutmccn=%28direct%29%7Cutmcmd=%28none%29&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=147675127" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">registered</a> for the event yet, why not take a shot at winning&nbsp;<strong>two</strong> free passes?</p><p>Two lucky winners will each receive two Design Trade 3-Day Passes good for the entire Dwell on Design L.A. weekend.</p><p>The Passes will grant access to all Dwell on Design <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Programs</a>, <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/directory/exhibitors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibitions</a>, and Onstage <a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/directory/presenters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Presentations</a> over Trade-Day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including sessions presented by the Dwell Editorial team. (<a href="http://www.dwellondesign.com/schedule" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schedule</a>)</p><p>Visitors have access to 90 onstage programs, 2,000+ innovative furnishings and products, and beautiful prefab homes and living landscapes in Dwell Outdoor. Visitors can also engage in workshops and discussions with more than 250 notable architects and designers from leading companies like Bestor Architecture, HOK, Gensler, Mia Lehrer + Associates, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127583609/award-entries-for-the-world-architecture-festival-close-this-friday Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday Sponsor 2015-05-19T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:25:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/466xtn5d5o1rlw8v.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The entry deadline for all WAF entries is this Friday. Submit your completed or future projects in to one or more of the <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/award-categories#list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> open for entries.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Entry Deadline:</strong> Friday May 22<br><strong>Cost to enter: </strong>$930 USD per entry</p><p><a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Enter now</strong></a></p><p>Why enter?</p><p>WAF and INSIDE finalists will receive more exposure and media coverage than ever before, providing you with the chance to reach new markets and gain new commissions.</p><ul><li>Reach new markets and clients through WAF&rsquo;s global PR coverage &ndash; last year finalists were featured on the BBC, CNN, MSN and Yahoo as well as our media partners including Archinect, Dezeen, ArchDaily and The Architects Newspaper</li><li>Increase your online visibility by being permanently listed on the <a href="https://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">worldbuildingsdirectory.com</a></li><li>Overall winners will feature in exclusive filmed interviews on Dezeen which receives 2.1million unique visitors per month</li><li>New for 2015 - all winners will receive a V2.Com gift certificate for one press kit distribution worth $1,525</li><li>New for 2015 - all shortlisted projects will be...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/127305875/bigger-than-a-breadbox-winner-the-pulp-canopy-will-be-showcased-at-boston-society-of-architects-in-june Bigger than a Breadbox winner "The Pulp Canopy" will be showcased at Boston Society of Architects in June Justine Testado 2015-05-14T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:46:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t2/t2621a3ssm5dz7mw.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette organized the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116657847/the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-is-accepting-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition</a> as a means to explore the medium of installation in the architectural realm, specifically the medium's increasing appeal among emerging architects and designers due to its dual spatial-artistic qualities.</p><p>For the competition, entrants had to further develop a previous proposal into a new site-specific installation for the Boston Society of Architects gallery lobby. Now that the winning submissions have been chosen, they will be realized in preparation for the "Bigger than a Breadbox" exhibition, opening on June 17.</p><p>The top-winning proposal, "The Pulp Canopy", by Katie Donahue and Mason Limke of MYKA investigates the architectural applications of cellulose fiber (paper pulp), which is considered to be the "most abundant raw material on the planet". Originating from its earlier form as The Pulp Wall, The Pulp Canopy consists of discarded paper products t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127295622/2015-architectural-league-prize-authenticity-winners-to-lecture-and-exhibit-next-month 2015 Architectural League Prize "Authenticity" winners to lecture and exhibit next month Justine Testado 2015-05-14T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T21:08:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/cewzhghyo1zi0ogx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> announced a new set of winners for the 2015 Architectural League Prize, considered to be one of North America's most prestigious awards for young practitioners. North America-based Architects and designers out of school 10 years or less are invited every year to submit the best of their portfolios pertaining to the competition's theme.</p><p>The 2014-15 Young Architects + Designers Committee&nbsp;&mdash; which comprises of previous League Prize winners&nbsp;Carrie Norman, John Rhett Russo, and Jenny Sabin&nbsp;&mdash; selected "Authenticity" as this year's competition theme. The theme sought submissions that explore how design, technology, and practice challenge authenticity within architecture, and how authenticity can be treated more as a pursuit that can continuously develop and influence a young designer's practice -- as opposed to a form of validation or as an essential quality.</p><p>Here are the 2015 winners and some of their works:</p><p>&darr; <a href="http://archleague.org/2015/06/thom-moran/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thom Moran, Ann Arbor, MI</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8juzz9vbe2i2npak.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="http://archleague.org/2015/06/erin-besler-besler-sons/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler, Besler...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127258260/editor-s-picks-415 Editor's Picks #415 Nam Henderson 2015-05-14T09:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T12:32:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jsczvbcyz04bgw6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/NickCecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Cecchi</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> of &lsquo;<em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em>&rsquo; on view at the Graham Foundation through July 25th.&nbsp;He found the</p><p>"<em>narrow focus wisely limits Together to investigating the conditions and experiences that helped shape Bo Bardi&rsquo;s mature approach to architecture...Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work and life resist reduction and compartmentalization into terms easily digested. To experience and understand Together is to experience the sum of conflicting experiences, opinions, and buildings Bo Bardi brought into this world</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1u86rz23q82wc1z.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> commented "t<em>hat drawing of chairs is beautiful! I love her work. It's rugged and big without being standoffish. Knew nothing about her background - interesting</em>".</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting Lost in the Ozon</a>e,&nbsp;the third installment of the recurring feature <strong>Architecture of the Anthropocene</strong>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>This week at the <a href="http://convention.aia.org/event/homepage.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> in Atlanta, Georgia, NCARB <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126787225/ncarb-will-resolve-intern-architect-title-debate-at-aia-national-convention" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aims</a> to settle the debate over the title &ldquo;Intern Architect&rdquo; with an address by CEO Michael Armstrong ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127173702/bjarke-ingels-wants-to-make-the-world-of-the-future-more-like-our-dreams Bjarke Ingels wants to "make the world of the future more like our dreams” Julia Ingalls 2015-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-16T11:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8jo398xz9i3jbwm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Striking a balance between Steve Jobs&rsquo; product-launching gravitas and the bounding playfulness of a TED-talker, Bjarke Ingels presented a summary of his firm&rsquo;s work on social infrastructure at the WIRED Business Conference in New York on Tuesday. Instead of displaying static plan sections and a PowerPoint from the last presidential administration, Ingels peppered his talk with creative imagery and a three minute, bass-groove laden video (replete with jaunty squiggle-style animations over live people) illustrating the underlying concepts of &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122507983/bjarke-ingels-and-oliver-wainwright-talk-new-york-dryline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Dryline</a>.&rdquo;</p><p>The projects that Ingels briefly highlighted, including the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85854633/big-in-arquitectura-viva-s-monographs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Danish National Maritime Museum</a>, the <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48061920998730393/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hellerup Gymnasium</a>, and the <a href="http://vancouverhouse.ca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver House</a> all explored how to integrate and amplify the social dynamics of a given space by encouraging greater connectivity among likely inhabitants. This was done in some places by innovatively inverting expectations of what a space should be (converting a dock into a museum, for example) or by creating...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126959147/van-alen-auctioning-a-hot-tub-roundtable-helicopter-rides-birdwatching-with-famous-architects-for-spring-fundraiser Van Alen auctioning a hot-tub roundtable, helicopter rides, birdwatching with famous architects for spring fundraiser Justine Testado 2015-05-11T09:40:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T12:57:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/36ug0ek3pqrx3xmj.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/81052576/van-alen-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> and online auction platform Paddle8 recently opened up their 2015 Auction of Art + Design Experiences that lets eager (and wealthy) bidders opt for basically hanging out with some of today's famous architects and designers.</p><p>This year's auction boasts an international list of activities with 24 leading creatives, like sitting in a hot-tub roundtable with Charles Renfro in his beach house, biking through downtown L.A. with Michael Maltzan on his daily route, birdwatching with Jeanne Gang, flying in a helicopter with Norman Foster over the River Thames, and testing the smoke ring generator at Copenhagen's waste-to-energy power plant with Bjarke Ingels and BIG partner Jakob Lange.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dq98kpiylegv8xgi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvocp9vafbnwhhps.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68murndd9nkwlrz1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fm78vscf5puwjx9g.jpg"></p><p>After bidding closes on May 20, proceeds will support Van Alen's ongoing cross-disciplinary research, public programs, and design competitions. Additionally, Van Alen will host their annual <a href="https://vanalen.org/events/spring-party/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring Party</a> on May 13 at The Surrogate's Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, New York City.</p><p>Check out the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126890953/henry-cobb-presented-with-2015-architectural-league-of-ny-president-s-medal Henry Cobb presented with 2015 Architectural League of NY President's Medal Justine Testado 2015-05-07T15:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-08T03:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tiz90255drdsz840.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 300 guests gathered at New York's Metropolitan Club for the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s 2015 President's Medal dinner to honor medal recipient Henry N. Cobb, a founding partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>.</p><p>Bestowed by the League's President and Board of Directors as the organization's highest honor, the President's Medal recognizes a distinguished body of work in architecture, urbanism, art, or design. Architectural League President <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Billie Tsien</a>, who also previously received the Medal, presented the award to Cobb.</p><p>Here's more about the event from the Architectural League.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pn/pnnu5z42hyn32p2f.jpg"><br><em>2015 President's Medal Dinner. Photo: Fran Parente.</em></p><p>In presenting the award, Tsien remarked:</p><p>"'There&rsquo;s a lovely moment that happens from time to time when you look at a person&rsquo;s face and you can see exactly what they looked like as a child. It is fleeting, and it is very beautiful. Now, often that look happens when curiosity is sparked and with it a sense of wonder. I have been lucky enough to spend some ti...</p>