Archinect - News 2016-12-10T05:40:51-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981978/shop-architects-flotsam-jetsam-installation-is-world-s-largest-3d-printed-object SHoP Architects' "Flotsam & Jetsam" installation is world's largest 3D-printed object Julia Ingalls 2016-12-08T13:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0obp562izbmnlq86.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Biodegradable bamboo filament makes up the globe's largest 3D printed object, an installation for this year's Design Miami Fair designed by SHoP Architects called "Flotsam &amp; Jetsam" that will make a subsequent appearance as a site for performances and educational programs in the&nbsp;Jungle Plaza in the Design District by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami&nbsp;in 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkr858pybszot6xm.jpg"></p><p>In this <a href="http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/xl-to-3d/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Newspaper</a> interview with SHoP principal&nbsp;Gregg Pasquarelli, he described the process behind the making of the installation. "We worked with two companies: Branch Technology based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which produced three-dimensionally printed bamboo," he said.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0n/0ntd39y32nts2whs.jpg"></p><p>"We thought that could be an nice intersection between furniture and art. ORNL actually broke the &shy;Guinness World Record for the largest solid 3D-printed &shy;structure earlier this year [when it created a tool to be used for building Boeing jets], so they are breaking their own record with this pavilion."</p><p>For more...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981496/listen-to-our-final-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Listen to our final interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T16:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T16:53:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s6foq21ygqyhmvu.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>. Last week, we released the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first half of the interviews</a>, and this week we've got the rest.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979380/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-5-with-lou-pesce-of-metabolic-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lou Pesce</strong></a>&nbsp;(designer with Metabolic Studio)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Julia Meltzer</strong></a>&nbsp;(director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>&nbsp;</strong>(co-director of LA-M&aacute;s)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renee Dake Wilson</strong></a>&nbsp;(partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Robinson</a>&nbsp;</strong>(assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)</p><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>&nbsp;</strong>(founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong>One-to-One</strong>&nbsp;#48, featuring the last four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the lo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981495/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T19:44:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epcd90b6qdwny3md.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8397/fast-forward-future-of-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Future of Play |&nbsp;December 8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lb/lbu1ose42xuzmrxd.jpg"></p><p>In the rapidly expanding markets of VR and robotics, interactions based on play and, well, fun are increasingly scrutinized for marketable potentials. Hear representatives from Disney and Mattel discuss the future of play in our Internet-of-Everything world, and its implications for early childhood development.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8656/the-human-beast-art-of-maxine-kim-stussy-jan-stussy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Human Beast: Art of Maxine Kim Stussy &amp; Jan Stussy |&nbsp;Opening on December 10</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8d/8d52ju711zycleqk.jpg"><em>Stuss...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981494/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T14:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:55:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/ic4trhp4oc8pzwmf.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8639/camilo-vergara-book-talk-detroit-is-no-dry-bones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camilo Vergara Book Talk: &ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo; |&nbsp;December 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zg/zgk5nbk4qj6vb0om.jpg"></p><p>Having spent the last 25 years documenting the city of&nbsp;Detroit, ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jos&eacute; Vergara will talk about his latest book,&nbsp;&ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo;, at The Skyscraper Museum. Vergara's photographs in this book focus&nbsp;on&nbsp;Detroit's urban revival, from its repurposed buildings to its local ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981477/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980528/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-28T17:11:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:31:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dy0wz86ef6bjc1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8650/live-filming-rad-bad-and-sad-talk-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live Filming: Rad, Bad, and Sad (Talk Show) |&nbsp;December 4</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/g0/g0kgzd49sfd71nf5.jpg"></p><p>Materials &amp; Applications is something of an LA-architecture institution. Right now, they have an&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8429/the-kid-gets-out-of-the-picture-at-materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interesting exhibit</a>&nbsp;up in their courtyard space: "a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture". Head over on Sunday night for some "bantering" on past exhibitions held at the space with Joseph Adam Dunn and Ben Warwas.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8651/enchanted-forest-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enchanted: Forest of Light | Open now until Jan...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980480/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-28T14:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:33:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xn52xud6khmra0au.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8649/leaning-out-iv-women-in-landscape-architecture-aiany-global-dialogues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEANING OUT IV | Women in Landscape Architecture - AIANY Global Dialogues | November 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4k/4kbbsr59ak4bcp06.jpg"></p><p>Women currently account for more than half of all architecture students&mdash;but that figure drops dramatically in professional contexts. This is in part because the discipline remains riddled with structural&mdash;and explicit&mdash;sexism. The same goes, of course, for Landscape Architecture. Find out m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979718/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-21T19:06:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:49:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3vyc9bj7bggh77y.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8025/michael-sorkin-studio-and-terreform-metrophysics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform: Metrophysics |&nbsp;Open now until December 4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9u/9umojpce7555qr20.jpg"></p><p>In 2005, Michael Sorkin Studio underwent "mitosis" through the founding of Terreform, a practice focused on "non-commercial&mdash;even utopian&mdash;projects and ambitions," such that the Studio could focus entirely on "ordinary" building while both firms profited from the other's research experience. This exhibit at SCI-Arc is testament to that relationship, looking to "projects with meanings rooted i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979707/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-21T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:50:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcwiwc9w2yvexqqj.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8632/flatiron-sky-line-unveiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Sky-line Unveiling |&nbsp;November 21</a><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rb/rb7byhxvcqlik5p7.jpg"></p><p>See the public debut of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Flatirion Sky-Line&rdquo; installation at the Flatiron District tonight. Designed by LOT, the installation was the winner of the 2016&nbsp;Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition.&nbsp;If you can't make it out tonight,&nbsp;the installation&nbsp;will be on display&nbsp;throughout the holiday season during the&nbsp;Flatiron/23rd Str...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Julia Ingalls 2016-11-17T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-11-23T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4p/4p8sp0y2rntj7jti.jpg" width="650" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Some good news from the White House: iconic designers <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in a ceremony on November 22nd. While both designers have already made tremendous contributions to the global aesthetic landscape, they're not done yet. Gehry is currently undertaking <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/841652/next-up-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the revitalization of the L.A. river</a>&nbsp;among other projects,&nbsp;while according to the White House's official site, Maya Lin is working "on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, <em>What is Missing?</em> bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v0nm2b9l0gn4aplr.jpg"></p><p>For more on President Obama and architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948693/how-will-president-obama-s-move-to-require-overtime-pay-change-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How will President Obama's move to require overtime pay change architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T19:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:43:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9kca7fdyefernn4.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> is in full swing.&nbsp;Over 2,000&nbsp;architects and design enthusiasts&nbsp;flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/510406/world-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Building</a>,&nbsp;Landscape, or Future Project of the Year on November 18.</p><p>As always, the competition attracts a high caliber of projects all vying to win big. Day One ended with the announcement of the&nbsp;Completed Building and Future Project category winners.&nbsp;Check out the projects below&nbsp;&mdash; and be on the lookout for the Day Two&nbsp;winners tomorrow!</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING/House of the Year: House MM by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lr/lrevkgcepkukx4xi.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CIVIC + COMMUNITY: Salburua Civic Center by IDOM</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i9/i9iezrbomhtg96pf.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CULTURE: National Museum in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny-KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ye/ye9jp4lgreu1iomd.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>DISPLAY: The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5n/5n3ekj7zxy10zf5d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING: Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mq/mqjak9txd52i736d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>MIXED USE: Malm&ouml; Live by schmidt h...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978584/tadao-ando-s-landmark-manchester-piccadilly-gardens-wall-to-be-destroyed Tadao Ando's Landmark Manchester Piccadilly Gardens wall to be destroyed Ellen Hancock 2016-11-16T01:45:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:45:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dz/dzypy342jdyoid9s.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pictures of a planned &pound;10m revamp of a Manchester landmark described as a "concrete monstrosity" have been revealed. Manchester City Council said it had taken public opinion into account to remove the current wall and pavilion in Piccadilly Gardens. It said it will improve the quality and safety of the area. The plans, to be funded by leaseholders Legal &amp; General, will go before the executive committee on 16 November.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4d552bbc2cd05abed18fc5a9ceb4ed67.jpg"></p><p>Read more UK related stories here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976664/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-new-stadium-for-the-forest-green-rovers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects to design new stadium for the Forest Green Rovers</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149975487/construction-of-the-pinnacle-to-continue-despite-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction of the 'Pinnacle' to continue despite referendum result</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149977505/zaha-hadid-architects-just-opened-a-new-office-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects just opened a new office in Dubai</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976501/british-transport-minister-decries-cult-of-ugliness-in-brutalism-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978582/cockpit-arts-building-in-camden-may-be-redeveloped-as-part-of-proposed-overhaul-of-holborn-library Cockpit Arts building in Camden may be redeveloped as part of proposed overhaul of Holborn Library Ellen Hancock 2016-11-15T12:29:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:03:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/08/08fc0ad34279ed7c3e5b386a7e0be801.jpg" width="620" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As gentrification continues to sweep London, another of the city&rsquo;s artist studio spaces is facing redevelopment. There are plans to demolish the Cockpit Arts building in Camden, north London, although the local council intends to relocate all artists and designers to a new building on the same site. &ldquo;Camden is anxious not to lose them as they are big local employers,&rdquo; says Michael Pountney, the vice-chairman of the Holborn Library Users Group.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more news from London here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149978078/herzog-de-meuron-will-design-royal-college-of-art-s-battersea-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron will design Royal College of Art's Battersea campus</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976501/british-transport-minister-decries-cult-of-ugliness-in-brutalism-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British transport minister decries "cult of ugliness" in brutalism, modernism</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149976316/boxpark-opens-in-croydon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boxpark opens in Croydon</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978475/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-14T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bv/bv8u44axaege3ztr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8393/socal-storylines-housing-l-a-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SoCal Storylines: Housing L.A.&rsquo;s future | November 16</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/su/sudcjxu8b2yvcao7.jpg">Photo: John Williams PHD/Flickr, image via scpr.org</p><p>The Milken Institute in Santa Monica hosts the third installment of KPCC's SoCal Storylines: Conversations with movers and shakers series. This time the focus is on the topic of housing, and panelists will discuss affordable housing in Los Angeles, housing for the homeless, as well as budgetary concerns and infrastructure needs.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8498/the-algorithm-in-the-room-an-evening-of-the-post-geographic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Algorithm ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978095/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-14T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:16:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s4/s4vprvby1ph7qxpe.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8602/timber-in-the-city-what-s-holding-timber-back-a-round-table-discussion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TIMBER IN THE CITY: What's Holding Timber Back? A Round Table Discussion |&nbsp;November 17</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6a/6az6y2rmyh61pg5b.jpg"></p><p>With so many wooden skyscrapers on the boards and under construction around the world right now, the future of timber architecture in urban contexts has never looked brighter &mdash; but doubts and misinformation among the public remain. The round table discussion What&rsquo;s Holding Timber Back? hosted by Parsons School of Constructed Environments aims to "advance the goal of compl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978374/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-14T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T19:47:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/lyajiyjyqgx94m47.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Continue with the wintry, snuggly, mulled wine vibe&nbsp;this week, with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. The transformation of one of the most famous parks in the world, into this festival is a feat worth beholding, especially on the festival's&nbsp;10th anniversary.</p><p>Other events this week look into the idea of change and uncertainty (quite timely, considering recent events). Whether this is looking at the concept of 'what could have been', or hearing the stories of those who have migrated to London, this week will challenge any status quo we have left.&nbsp;</p><p>If you are at a loose end this evening, why not go to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8610/aia-uk-armstrong-pub-quiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA quiz</a>?&nbsp;They will be making teams as they arrive, so no need to convince anyone to join.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8614/what-if-counterfactual-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if&hellip;? Counterfactual Architectural History | 21 November</a></strong></p><p><em>See cover image</em></p><p>From films to philosophy, the question of 'what if?' can be the most haunting, yet&nbsp;enticing concept. Key mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977282/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T18:05:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu31fb1lwt4pwgo2.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8398/fast-forward-considered-consumerism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Considered Consumerism | November 10</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c2/c2l8jgtft6z8dy5t.jpg"></p><p>Depending on how the election turns out, come Thursday you may either be selling all your possessions to buy that ticket to Canada, or embarking on a celebratory shopping spree. Either way, it's a good time to consider how the role of consumerism, particularly in local marketplaces, shapes California culture. This event, hosted by Take Two's Alex Cohen, will take a look at Californian cons...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977267/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-07T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/5844c9qp12ixwqjx.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week is crammed full of creative adventures; from learning about the future of handmade crafts in London, to buying them at a Christmas market, and from open tours of the Tate, to intimate, architect-led tours of an award winning school. This week is a truly one to get excited about &ndash; we&rsquo;re just not sure when we&rsquo;ll have time to get some sleep!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8538/making-in-london-a-practical-demonstration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Making in London &ndash; a practical demonstration | 11 November</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ax/ax0q427qod11cwph.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Grant Smith</em></p><p>As part of this year's NLA WRK/LDN Insight Study, a series of lunchtime discussions will take place. These free, fast-paced talks aim to look at the impact of Brexit on London's Makers, and how London forms part of the bigger picture when it comes to creating great work, developing resilience, and attracting and retaining talent. This event in particular focuses on the diversity within manufacturing, and how this affects the surroundings.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8519/tour-tate-for-the-timid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Tate for the Timid |...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976936/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lvpvsog1zx8fac7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8573/van-alen-variety-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Variety Show |&nbsp;November 9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lc/lczvh7n9pekwmbig.jpg"></p><p>Whatever the outcome of tomorrow night is, join the Van Alen Institute for this&nbsp;post-Election Day gathering at WeWork FiDi.&nbsp;The evening will comprise of interactive theater, Protest Karaoke, the dizzying world of&nbsp;Community Boards, and a peek into&nbsp;&ldquo;Community Initiatives&rdquo;, which explores&nbsp;international models of&nbsp;how&nbsp;elected leaders can better&nbsp;connect with citizens through alternative initiatives.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8544/odyssey-works-book-launch-signing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odyssey Works Book Launch &amp; Sig...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976752/acadia-s-floating-megalith-workshop-challenges-architecture-s-obsession-with-surface-over-volume ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume Isabelle Leysens 2016-11-04T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T17:21:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kh5mmj1nz8pwu41.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Wednesday afternoon, traffic briefly stopped at the main entrance to the University of Michigan&rsquo;s North Campus as 12 of us hauled a stark white blob the size of a jet ski up hills and across intersections. Curious and confused onlookers watched us as we carried what must have seemed like an unidentifiable object towards the small pond located behind the School of Music. Despite the cold and the rain, the workshop group prepared the form for its maiden voyage, and watched as its water ballast was filled, allowing the foam blob to slowly position itself into a floating megalith. Throughout this trek the workshop&rsquo;s leader, MIT Assistant Professor Brandon Clifford, walked alongside answering questions. For Brandon, this procession towards the water was not just a familiar aspect of his research in megalithic constructions, but instead an essential element of the history and significance of volumetric design.</p><p>Two days earlier, Brandon began his <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/831852/acadia-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA workshop session</a> by telling the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976710/john-southern-unpacks-the-role-of-the-skyscraper-in-the-21st-century-city-at-a-new-exhibition-at-jai-jai-gallery John Southern unpacks the role of the skyscraper in the 21st century city at a new exhibition at Jai & Jai Gallery Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9n9454wuuimd6v6i.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the public imaginary, skyscrapers represent something like the pinnacle of architecture. Cities compete to have the tallest. The most iconic become keychains. Tourists wait for hours&mdash;and forfeit cash&mdash;to climb to their tops. But according to <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/people/52674846/urban-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Operations</a>, there is something deeply sinister about the skyscraper and its role in the contemporary city.</p><p>&ldquo;If the early modernist skyscraper proposals of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe were attempts at utopian urbanity and aesthetic prowess, then today&rsquo;s towers reflect a darker, more nihilistic attitude toward spatial democracy,&rdquo; writes Southern in a text accompanying his new exhibit <em>Hot on the Heels of Love: Sensational Speculations</em>, which opens this Saturday at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/620593/jai-jai-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles.</p><p>&ldquo;Packed with every experience and function, and produced in almost every shape and material finish imaginable, the contemporary skyscraper has become a disaffected breeding ground for neoliberal proposals, which reject the op...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976215/acadia-s-wooden-structures-workshop-takes-a-hack-at-automated-fabrication-of-multi-species-structures ACADIA's 'Wooden Structures' workshop takes a hack at automated fabrication of multi-species structures Nada Elsonni 2016-11-02T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:21:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziuo7d50dp5evvr7.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There is a misleading <a href="https://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/researchanddevelopment/whatisarchitecturalresearch.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">myth that &ldquo;architecture is just architecture&rdquo;</a>, that assumes that architecture is a form of knowledge that neither research definitions, nor processes applied in other disciplines, can be applied to architecture research. It is a myth that has been used enduringly as an excuse to avoid further forms of research, claiming that other disciplines do not have the capacity to comprehend the nature of the field and the kind of work it entails. While part of these claims might be true, these claims have led to the severance between architecture and other disciplines, thus marginalizing architecture. Furthermore, it has made architecture seek authority from other disciplines such as art and science.</p><p>In the last decade there has been a tremendous change in the way architecture is perceived, which came along with the growing awareness of the importance of research in architecture, initiating interdisciplinary research, and removing all the intellectual paradigm boundaries ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975989/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-31T15:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T22:44:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mj8u1ihsc26fajf.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We could've sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright's ghost that October barely started, and yet Halloween is here. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8545/mia-lehrer-recalibrating-the-los-angeles-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer: "Recalibrating The Los Angeles River" | October 31</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/q8/q8kpj66vmtkbti1z.jpg"></p><p>As a key figure in the River's 2007 master plan, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> was working on revitalization efforts long before Frank Gehry became involved. Her perspective on the River and its impact on LA's landscape urbanism is invaluable, making her talk at USC a must-do for anyone interested in the river.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8543/lecture-amale-andraos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture:&nbsp;Amale Andraos | November 2</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdhcex2lkxmtlf0d.jpg"><em>Photo by Raymond Adams.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943271/dismantled-models-amale-andraos-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos</a>, dean of Columbia GSAPP and founder of WorkAC, will be lecturing at USC this Tuesday. Her...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975968/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-10-31T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:06:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05li869ye0u71wd7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The clocks have gone back, we&rsquo;ve had Halloween, it is well and truly &lsquo;coat weather&rsquo;, and Bonfire Night is coming fast; it&rsquo;s time to start enjoying winter traditions!&nbsp;This week, go for a first&nbsp;skate in the middle of Canary Wharf on a glowing rink, or watch fireworks over some of the most iconic buildings in the world.</p><p>This week also sees a lot of exhibitions coming to a close, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/fit/8329/antony-gormley-fit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antony Gormley&rsquo;s Fit</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/arup/7886/engineering-the-world-ove-arup-exhibition-at-the-v-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ove Arup&rsquo;s Engineering the World</a>&nbsp;, so make sure you don&rsquo;t miss out on the final days!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8537/ice-skating-at-canary-wharf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ice Skating at Canary Wharf | 4 November - 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dt/dtcarjh4rqczmg2t.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Ice Rink Canary Wharf</em></p><p>Kicking off the winter skating season is Carnary Wharf&rsquo;s &lsquo;Luminocity&rsquo;. This ice rink will be illuminated from below with more than eight kilometres of LED lighting beneath the ice. The immersive and enchanting experience is all the better for being set within Canary Wharf, which is beautiful at night with its lig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975962/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-31T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:04:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ze/zetkl98ek247xll2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We could've sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright's ghost that&nbsp;October had barely started,&nbsp;and yet,&nbsp;Halloween is already here. For anyone curious about what local happenings&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8495/the-future-of-penn-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Future of Penn Station | November 2</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7c/7cyeqk00lg452hcz.jpg"><em>Rendering by SOM, via Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s Office.</em></p><p>Heavy hitters of the New York City architecture, planning, and urban design community will congregate for this public summit on Wednesday to discuss how to rebuild Penn Station, overcome the not-insignificant challenges, and make the iconic station a transit hub fit for the city's future. Panelists include Susan Chin, Robert Eisenstat, Gina Pollara, John Schettino, and Tom Wright.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8486/augmented-reality-beyond-pokemon-go" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Augmented Reality Beyond Pokemon Go | November 2</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eh/ehxpenj47fie9mby.jpg"></p><p>Poke...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975726/bid-for-a-cocktail-party-at-the-vdl-a-hostage-situationist-experience-and-more-fun-items-in-l-a-forum-s-2016-auction Bid for a cocktail party at the VDL, a “Hostage Situationist” experience, and more fun items in L.A. Forum's 2016 auction Justine Testado 2016-10-28T15:02:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:05:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhbgwz5h5if50rvn.jpg" width="650" height="944" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is hosting a silent online auction as part of their Fall Benefit starting now until November 13. When architecture is involved, the items up for bidding are bound to be an interesting mix &mdash; and the more than 80 items in this particular auction don't disappoint.</p><p>Bidders can choose from books signed by the likes of Frank Gehry, Barbara Bestor, and Aaron Betsky, unique hand-made accessories, photographs, and one-of-a-kind experiences (Hostage Situationist, anyone?), all ranging from $50 to $1,000 &mdash; so no need to worry about million-dollar pricetags here. For starters, here are some items that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xbdrb0cg2cchf27.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pb/pbrpwi36xxrnorly.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/asve3mteddejdvxq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5h/5h56pdhqw4vi854w.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a9/a9gttg8lv6b83ide.jpg"><br><em>All screenshots via L.A. Forum.</em></p><p>Find all the auction items <a href="https://lafaud16.auction-bid.org/microsite/items" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;More info <a href="https://lafaud16.auction-bid.org/microsite/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975562/gettin-fleshy-with-it-skin-sculpture-is-both-critique-and-kinda-creepy Gettin' fleshy with it: "Skin" sculpture is both critique and kinda creepy Julia Ingalls 2016-10-27T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-11-05T23:40:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ap/apgk5izkjbrah7da.jpg" width="650" height="981" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Oh, functionalism: enough already with the developer-driven efficiency that puts dollars ahead of human livability. Or so goes the critique that underlies the sculpture by NEON known as "Skin," a six-sided grid strung with&nbsp;1800 pairs of skin-colored tights.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vlei2g0e47bhngpa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pd/pdz023sl8vbnz7rq.jpg"></p><p>Inadvertently reminiscent of films like "Cube" and "Hellraiser," "Skin" is intended to start conversations about the human dimension in architecture. As a press release elucidates:</p><p>"From within the sculpture also imitates the aesthetic of human flesh to create a feeling of immersion with the inhabitant losing all sense of where their body ends and architecture begins. It is intended that this approach will create a strong physical and emotional connection between the inhabitant and the architectural space. This sense of being physically and emotionally present is particularly important in a world where technologies continue to erode our sense of personal space."</p><p>For more on innovative fabric-based architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137970616/a-wrap-up-of-vancouver-s-city-fabric" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A wrap-up of Vancouver...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975286/bau-2017-the-premier-event-for-architects-and-planners-is-approaching-quickly-register-now BAU 2017, the premier event for architects and planners, is approaching quickly — register now! Sponsor 2016-10-26T17:37:00-04:00 >2016-11-14T04:39:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/28/28slvzz4hfmfq6mt.jpg" width="650" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/j6/j61xesw3wsntsonz.png"></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=20&amp;mc=click&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAU 2017<img alt="" src="http://bs.serving-sys.com/BurstingPipe/adServer.bs?cn=tf&amp;c=19&amp;mc=imp&amp;pli=18609116&amp;PluID=0&amp;ord=%5Btimestamp%5D&amp;rtu=-1"></a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>On about 185,000 m2 of exhibition space, BAU will be presenting a display of architecture, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and interior design, for both new-build and R&amp;M projects. This next edition of the show, which takes place in Munich from January 16 to 21, 2017, will again be filling up all the available halls at the exhibition center. Here around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be showcasing a comprehensive range of materials and technologies for planning and construction. In particular architects &ndash; many coming from all over the world &ndash; regard this event as an unmissable source of information and inspiration.</p><p>BAU brings together all the technologies, products and materials that are used in planning and building. This cross-functionality approach makes BAU an essential information source for everyone involved in planning and building: from investors, planners and architects through to s...</p>