Archinect - News 2015-09-01T14:33:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135578875/learn-about-desert-living-design-in-design-marfa-s-2015-symposium-and-home-tour-sept-18-19 Learn about desert-living design in Design Marfa's 2015 Symposium and Home Tour, Sept. 18 + 19 Justine Testado 2015-08-31T15:39:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:46:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfbaxstrutlol5ay.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://designmarfa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Marfa</a> is ready to share fresh insight into desert-living design in their 2015 Symposium and Home Tour, happening on September 18 and 19 at the Crowley Theatre in the Texan town of Marfa.</p><p>Hosted by Design Marfa &mdash; the non-profit who created the Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition &mdash; the two-day Symposium will feature relevant discussions led by an international array of architects and designers.</p><p>Events on Friday, September 18 include the earthen building-materials presentation, "Does This Structure Make Me Look Hot?" with Tucson architect Cade Hayes; DUST principal Brad Lancaster's session on harvesting rainwater; multidisciplinary designer Gina Coffman's presentation on how to increase walkability and bikesharing in our local communities; Los Angeles-based architect Linda Taalman on precision building systems in her "IT House" discussion, and more.</p><p>Then on September 19, <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">Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition winner</a> Paul Vincent presents his proposal while juror Sharon Odum delv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135570777/get-lectured-usc-fall-15 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-08-31T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:07:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y8/y87uajgqg76g1euv.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Kicking off the new school year last Monday, our first featured poster comes from the University of Southern California School of Architecture for Fall 2015.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are selected upcoming events. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p>Sept 9<br><strong>Jose Sanchez</strong> /&nbsp;Assistant Professor, USC School of Architecture</p><p>Sept 28-Oct 16&#8203;<br><strong>Midterm Presentations &amp; Reviews</strong></p><p>Oct 12<br><strong>Graduate Open House</strong></p><p>Oct 21<br><strong>Junya Ishigami Drawing Workshop</strong> / Junya Ishigami + Associates - Tokyo</p><p>&#8203;Oct 26-30<br><strong>&#8203;Architecture in Italy</strong><br>Exhibition from Global Studies Program</p><p>Nov 4<br><strong>Kelly Shannon, P...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135281881/participating-architects-announced-for-the-us-pavilion-of-the-2016-venice-biennale Participating architects announced for the US Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Biennale Nicholas Korody 2015-08-27T19:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T16:19:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9etsg1j6li9p6a7z.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The list of architects chosen to participate in the US Pavilion for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the 2016 Venice Biennale</a> has just been announced. Curated by Cynthia Davidson and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128185684/monica-ponce-de-leon-appointed-as-new-dean-of-princeton-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica de Ponce Leon</a>, "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132106689/u-s-pavilion-at-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-architectural-imagination-now-open-for-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural Imagination</a>" seeks to be "an exhibition of new speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching application for cities around the world."</p><p>Out of more than 250 submissions, the following 12 architecture firms were chosen:</p><ol><li><a href="http://archinect.com/anoffice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>a(n) Office</strong></a> (Detroit, Michigan)<br>Marcelo L&oacute;pez-Dinardi&nbsp;and V. Mitch McEwen</li><li><a href="http://bairballiet.com/bairballiet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>BairBalliet</strong></a> (Columbus, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois)<br>Kelly Bair and Kristy Balliet</li><li><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn FORM</a></strong> (Los Angeles, California)<br>Greg Lynn</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1044/mack-scogin-merrill-elam-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects</strong></a> (Atlanta, Georgia)<br>Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/mbpro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MARSHALL BROWN PROJECTS</strong></a>&nbsp;(Chicago, Illinois)<br>Marshall Brown</li><li><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOS Architects</a></strong> (New York, New York)<br>Hilary Sample and Michael Meredith</li><li><a href="http://www.pita-bloom.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pita &amp; Bloom</strong></a> (Los Angeles, California)<br>Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><strong>Present Future</strong> (Houston, Texas)<br>Albert Pope and Jes&uacute;s Vas...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/135109039/what-happens-to-the-moma-ps1-young-architecture-program-pavilions-after-warm-up-is-over What happens to the MoMA PS1 Young Architecture Program pavilions after Warm Up is Over? Nicholas Korody 2015-08-25T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:28:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gpvk4gf7ec4d5vtz.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For nearly two decades, the Young Architect's Program (YAP) has brought both young and established talent to MoMA PS1's courtyard to form a welcome space for overheated crowds that often interact with the work during the institution's popular Warm Up series [...] So what happens to the pavilions and their creators once the DJs pack up their gear, the throngs of people leave, and the summer is over?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Artnet news looked at the afterlife of some of YAP pavilions that have graced the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Queens. Here's a quick summary of some of the featured anecdotes:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0ye5uqbrznqwz3c.jpg"></p><p><strong>SHoP Architects "Dunescape," 2000</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/shop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, the firm behind the recently-inaugurated Barclays Center in Brooklyn, designed "Dunescape" comprising cedar structures that you could climb over and in. At the end of the summer, the wood was donated to a trade school where it used for woodworking practice.</p><p>More on SHoP Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128246762/uber-hq-headed-to-san-francisco-s-mission-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber HQ headed to San Francisco's Mission Bay</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f9/f9s96i9ihw6rbhr1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Tom Wiscombe Architecture&nbsp;"Light-Wing," 2003</strong></p><p>The designer behind the "Old Bank District Museum" projects slated for Downtown LA, <a href="http://archinect.com/tomwiscombe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wiscombe</a>'s pavilion for MoMA PS1 featured shallow pools and a translucent roof. The structure was built with aluminum pipe and mesh, which was later sold for scrap.&nbsp;</p><p>More on Tom Wiscombe Architecture</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122304156/take-a-peek-at-tom-wiscombe-s-underground-old-bank-district-museum-scheme-for-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Muse...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134824111/designjunction-2015-heads-to-the-college-and-the-victoria-house-in-london-sept-24-27 designjunction 2015 heads to The College and the Victoria House in London, Sept. 24-27 Justine Testado 2015-08-21T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T20:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2zazt48qhkv8jv5.jpg" width="514" height="230" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now in its fifth edition, the <a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a> tradeshow is back for 2015 on September 24-27, this time at The College and the Victoria House in London's Southampton Row. As part of the upcoming <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 London Design Festival</a>, designjunction will showcase the latest products and cutting-edge designs from over 100 leading international brands. Visitors will also get to check out pop-up stores, talks, live workshops, and eateries aplenty.</p><p>Read on for more info:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz2xh2ewo4skja2i.jpg"></p><p>As the former home of the Central Saint Martins, the Victorian-era College will serve as a&nbsp; distinct backdrop for the designjunction exhibition, which will take over five floors of the Lethaby building and other stunning spaces within the campus.</p><p>A life-sized Underground Station installation by Camilla Barnard will pop up next to the TfL cafe, and a Leading Seminar Programme will also take place. The seminar's "Design for a Reason" theme will discuss how issues like sustainability and digital developments affect the design process in t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort Alexander Walter 2015-08-19T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T10:35:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37adccdf2ff5827a65cee1a6d46ec1e3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rumors have been circulating around the internet for a few days, but later this week Banksy is now set to open a new pop-up exhibition entitled "Dismaland" at in Weston-Super-Mare, UK. The venue is called "Tropicana", a 10,200-square-foot site to be transformed into "Dismaland", a probable attack on American entertainment giant Disney. [...] As usual with Banksy, the details are very scarce, but earlier this morning Iain Brimecome and Jon Goff were able to fly their drone above the site [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hsaza230fpzcpunw.jpg"></p><p><em>Another aerial view of "Dismaland," expected to open later this week. Photo:&nbsp;Iain Brimecome &amp; Jon Goff, image via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.streetartnews.net/2015/08/upcoming-banksy-dismaland-pop-up.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetartnews.net</a>.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/tx4kicqd45rp9onc.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo via <a href="https://twitter.com/francisclarke/status/364418057893990400/photo/1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@francisclarke</a> on Twitter.</em></p><p>Banksy in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134644835/herzog-de-meuron-named-2015-riba-jencks-award-winners Herzog & de Meuron named 2015 RIBA Jencks Award winners Julia Ingalls 2015-08-19T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:30:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/71k3g5x8czalf18j.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron have the widest approach to architecture varying their style for each job. In this sense they epitomise the global search for an architecture of pluralism, one flexible enough for very different cultures...The high quality of the work is as notable as the wit; the amount of production as much as its personality. -RIBA President Stephen Hodder</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, whose works include the recently approved yet controversial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour Triangle in Paris</a>&nbsp;and the redevelopment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin's&nbsp;Tacheles cultural center</a>,&nbsp;received the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84291195/benedetta-tagliabue-wins-2013-riba-jencks-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Jencks Award</a> for being a practice "that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture." In a statement by RIBA President Stephen Hodder, he noted that "the contribution to our profession from Jacques and Pierre is constantly profound."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbqi694fokb3bo50.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qv325xq7wtbqpx7.jpg"></p><p>The award, which includes a &pound;1,000 pound honorarium and the opportunity to deliver a lecture to RIBA chaired by Mr. Charles Jencks, will be officially presented on October 29th in London.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134524451/editor-s-picks-427 Editor's Picks #427 Nam Henderson 2015-08-17T23:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T11:11:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onj1qkzuu9ag0uta.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For <strong>Screen/Print #36</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;highlighted an essay by "<em>Well, Well, Well</em>", <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the fortieth issue from Harvard Design Magazine</a>,&nbsp;which is focused on the "<em>landscape of health and illness</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i5w1vnbdase51ua.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;<br><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Carter B. Horsley criticized&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133950651/the-new-laguardia-airport-not-functional-not-inspiring-not-an-icon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New LaGuardia Airport: as being Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> countered "<em>I'd love to see some plans - it's hard to figure out the scale of things or the circulation strategy from these little renderings...While I appreciate Horsley's criticism, he seems to be missing a sense of perspective on this. For example when he suggests adding a direct subway link to Manhattan would be an inconsequential couple million. Off by a factor of 5,000 or so I think.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/puwqv5f3emouf921.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2501/j-mayer-h-und-partner-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. MAYER H.</a> founder J&uuml;rgen Mayer H., <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared</a> his list of places to see and places to eat at in Berlin.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/28123658/stephanie-braconnier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Braconnier</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Sweet list</em>"&nbsp;but warned "<em>I wouldn't go to teufelsberg anymore unless you are willing to pay one of the scary thugs who hang around to let you in</em>"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134199282/chicago-architecture-biennial-finalizes-list-of-participants Chicago Architecture Biennial finalizes list of participants Justine Testado 2015-08-13T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T12:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pstlma5pot1kbbi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little under two months left until the big opening weekend in October, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> rounded up a final list of over 100 established and up-and-coming architects, designers, and artists in the contemporary scene. Since the initial roster was announced <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in April</a>, approximately 40 firms were added by Biennale Co-Artistic Directors <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128711733/sarah-herda-co-director-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-on-establishing-the-city-as-the-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a> and Joseph Grima alongside a notable advisory committee comprising David Adjaye, Elizabeth Diller, Jeanne Gang, Frank Gehry, Sylvia Lavin, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lord Peter Palumbo, and Stanley Tigerman.</p><p>The participants, who represent more than 30 countries, were chosen following intensive research into contemporary architectural practices and issues around the world. The selection committee made visits to multiple cities including Beijing, Cape Town, Mexico City, and more.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/brqimcfemoakb6e0.jpg"></p><p><strong>And now, the final CAB line-up:</strong></p><p>Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)</p><p>all(zone) (Bangkok, Thailand)</p><p>Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)</p><p>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133956285/exclusive-graham-foundation-announces-winners-of-2015-grants-to-organizations Exclusive: Graham Foundation announces winners of 2015 Grants to Organizations Julia Ingalls 2015-08-11T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:59:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8ay99f325qadmgj4.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Kiev to Los Angeles, from mind-bending artist&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14793/dan-graham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham</a> to stately architect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/130920/graham-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> has announced the 49 international winners of its 2015 Grants to Organizations. Each year, the Foundation gives out two sets of grants: one for individuals including architects, writers, and artists, and one specifically for organizations, such as museums, universities, publishers, and trusts. The grant categories include film, exhibitions, public programs, and publications. This year, $496,500 was awarded to 49 winners from a competitive pool of 200 entries featuring both emerging and established organizations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znhmwdtzocqk19qq.jpg"></p><p>In keeping with the Graham Foundation's mission to foster innovative explorations of architecture and art, the winning projects encompass a variety of perceptual and investigative terrain, from the MoMA's exploratory exhibition on <a href="http://archinect.com/toyo_ito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> and other Japanese architectural firms, to the creation of several new projects for this fall's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architectur...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133907266/editor-s-picks-426 Editor's Picks #426 Nam Henderson 2015-08-10T09:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T17:12:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wv8f29tphdkkk8y.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;reviewed "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work on Work</a>" the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB.&nbsp;</p><p>Therein she writes "<em>This feeling of being at an un-airconditioned business conference is not helped by the next section of the exhibit, in which the banners stop talking about history and start getting real about Gensler and cityLAB's speculation on the future of the work environment...the privileged and oversimplified overtones of the exhibit, paired with its refusal to envision a more distinguished balance between productivity and (unstructured, unmonitored, human) downtime make it a bit chilling.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghiedlko02xoj99a.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/133512302/looking-to-frank-gehry-after-paris-but-before-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dissects</a> the upcoming monographic LACMA (by way of the Pompidou) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797408/an-architect-s-big-parisian-moment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Frank Gehry&rdquo;</a> exhibition, opening September 13.&nbsp;Responding to her question about critical distance given Gehry&rsquo;s involvement,&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> writes&nbsp;"<em>It's inherently difficult to create a critical exhibit on a living architect....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133657734/33-story-endangered-species-picture-show 33-story endangered species picture show Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T19:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ip/iphjlkooe3zj9q97.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the New York Times, the event cost around $1 million to produce and involved 40 stacked 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street that beamed 5K resolution video onto a space covering 33 floors &mdash; roughly 375 feet high and 186 feet wide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Empire State Building took a breather from being an icon last Saturday, and instead became the canvas for a series of projected images of endangered species and other trippy imagery. The event was part of "Projecting Change," an awareness-raising project thought up by noted National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos. The remarkable clarity and size of the images is due to the artistry of design firm Obscura Digital, who captivated a city of people used to being too sophisticated to unguardedly stare up in wonder. No word yet on the reaction of those city dwellers who, unaware of the show while occupying a penthouse and a questionable state of mind, looked out the window and saw giant animals gazing back at them.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133206410/facades-makes-its-miami-debut-this-september Facades+ makes its Miami debut this September TheArchitectsNewspaper 2015-08-06T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:36:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75wp77ja28z3jh8h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/tag/miami/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami</a>&nbsp;is hot right now&mdash;and not just because it's midsummer. The city, which is in the midst of a&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/2015/07/witness-miamis-building-boom-facades-september/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">building boom</a>, is of necessity a model of sustainable building practices and extreme-weather preparedness.</p><p>Thanks to local AEC professionals'&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/2015/07/rising-sea-levels-bring-challenges-opportunities-south-florida/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">experience grappling with high winds, hot and humid conditions, and the threat posed by rising sea levels</a>, Miami is the perfect place to talk about&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.archpaper.com/category/type/envelope/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">high-performance building envelopes</a>. Many of the industry's top designers, fabricators, researchers, and students will gather to do so this September 10&ndash;11, at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Florida debut of Facades+</a>.</p><p>Facades+ Miami is the latest iteration of the popular Facades+ conference series, previously held in cities including&nbsp;<a href="http://2015nyc.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://2014chicago.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://2015la.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://2014dallas.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dallas</a>. Over two days, experts and practitioners dig deep into city-specific (but universally applicable) issues like designing resilience, and explore new technologies and methods using real-world examples.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j7uuixddb9xv90j3.jpg"></p><p><em>P&eacute;rez Art Museum Miami. (Ines Hegedus-Garcia /&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/miamism/15304921783/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flickr</a>)...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:55:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T22:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132554306/you-want-a-piece-of-renzo-piano You Want a Piece of Renzo Piano Isaac Wilhelm 2015-07-23T11:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m79x3vd9i1g8fz4b.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>He&rsquo;s Mr. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, do you want a piece of him?&nbsp; No not Britney Spears, but rather world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Visitors to the recent Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai were engaged in the evolution of the famous architect&rsquo;s key works through multi-media presentations.&nbsp; Various study models made of wood, foam, morphed plastic, and even pantyhose provided insight into the limitless and unpredictable avenues of the architectural creative process. &nbsp;Suspended models of various scale and detail hovered above viewers as informative construction process documentaries played on the wall. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwyqvgqly0stwaq.jpg"></p><p>The entire the exhibition space pulsed with creativity.&nbsp; It was as though visitors were inside Piano&rsquo;s brain. The display workshop tables the neurons. Visitors the receptors.&nbsp; The exploratory exhibit is now closed, but like a catchy American pop-song, piece by piece Renzo Piano&rsquo;s ingenious design ingenuity has already trick...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch the teaser trailer for fall's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T10:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmmtu4ea2654qg4u.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a list of over 90 participants and partners including U.K.-based <a href="http://assemblestudio.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will open to the public on October 3rd. Officially billed as "North America&rsquo;s largest international survey of contemporary architecture," the Biennial will feature a variety of installations, exhibitions, and events, which perhaps figures into the concept behind the freshly released&nbsp;teaser trailer (which we've embedded below): gradually intersecting red grid lines meet over famous Chicago landmarks, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>'s "bean" or Cloud Gate. View it now:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132489224/lego-architecture-launches-new-student-acoustic-design-challenge-to-restore-a-destroyed-music-theater LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater Justine Testado 2015-07-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llu59z7fjs6gpf9r.jpg" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a successful inaugural event <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29653301/lego-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> is presenting another opportunity for architecture students in the Villa Pennisi in Musica 2015 summer workshop to hone their acoustic-design and LEGO-building skills in the upcoming #FILLTHETHEATRE challenge.</p><p>Taking place in August at the Villa Pennisi in Italy, the workshop challenge is part of the 15-day <a href="http://www.vpmusica.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa Pennisi in Musica</a> festival that brings together classical music, architecture, and performance design. Attendees get to check out live music performances, exhibitions, lectures, and presentations by major classical musicians and notable practitioners in architecture and sound design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps3f4p6d126kbcbd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/li9fnzz0ptuvd9ue.jpg"></p><p>Using the 1,200-piece monochromatic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture Studio sets</a>, students will build scale models of indoor structures that will amplify the acoustics of the historic Teatro Bellini of Acireale, a baroque theater that was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. The theater was only partially reconstructed, but is no longer in use due...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena named architecture director of 2016 Venice Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T16:03:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:37:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as54302p263wruux.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named architecture director of the 2016 Venice Biennale, in a decision made by Biennale's Board on July 18. Known for award-winning architectural work under his own Santiao-based firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10625115/ale-jan-dro-ar-ave-na-ar-chi-tects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena Architects</a>, Aravena also serves as the executive director for <a href="http://www.elementalchile.cl/en/projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELEMENTAL</a>, an &ldquo;Urban Do Tank&rdquo; focused on social housing, which he founded in collaboration with his architecture alma mater, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/692/pontifica-universidad-catolica-de-chile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile</a>, and the&nbsp;Chilean Oil Company (COPEC). His work has previously been featured both in the 2008 and 2012 Venice Biennales, winning the Silver Lion in 2008. He was a visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (2000 - 2005), and has served on the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in4fj62v5b0t90b4.jpg"></p><p>Regarding the theme of the 2016 Biennale, Aravena has proposed a focus on inspiring, vanguard work in architecture, and to exhibit &ldquo;success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132109096/london-will-host-its-first-design-biennale-at-somerset-house-in-2016 London will host its first Design Biennale at Somerset House in 2016 Justine Testado 2015-07-18T03:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s13w4h7ft23y80fh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London is ready to join the design biennale club as it begins working toward launching its very first international design biennale at the Somerset House on September 14 to October 5, 2016. Modeled after the biannual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> architecture and art events, London plans to gather up to 40 countries that will contribute representative design installations and exhibitions in response to a particular theme. The Neoclassical Somerset House, a former royal-palace cultural hotspot near the banks of the River Thames, will serve as an elaborate backdrop for the event.</p><p>With Dr. Christopher Turner as deputy director, participants will address the theme "Utopia by Design', in marking the 500th anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More's fictional classic <em>Utopia</em>.</p><p>"Participants are encouraged to interrogate the history of the utopian idea and engage with some of the fundamental issues faced by humanity, suggesting solutions to them that use design and engineering. Their responses will not only ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132106689/u-s-pavilion-at-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-architectural-imagination-now-open-for-submissions U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, "The Architectural Imagination", now open for submissions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-17T14:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-21T12:41:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yz30vjvtule7deu8.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Start sharpening those pencils &ndash; the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale is now open for submissions. The Pavilion's theme of "<a href="http://thearchitecturalimagination.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural Imagination</a>", <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129865735/monica-ponce-de-leon-and-cynthia-davidson-will-curate-us-pavilion-at-2016-venice-biennaleeton-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curated</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128185684/monica-ponce-de-leon-appointed-as-new-dean-of-princeton-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a> and Cynthia Davidson, is looking for projects sited particularly in Detroit, while still having global potentials. The curators will commission a total of 12 domestic practices to be exhibited at the Biennale's US pavilion, as well as include them in a special "cataLog" issue of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46037753/log" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Log</a>&nbsp;</em>journal.</p><p>The US Pavilion's website's landing page features a photograph of Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" fresco (1932-33), referring to the curators' agenda to consider Detroit from its legacy as "a center of American imagination, not only for the products it made but also for its modern architecture and modern lifestyle, which captivated audiences worldwide."</p><p>In order to be considered, applicants must either themselves be an architect with US citizenship, or include one on their team, as well as have at least ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131972562/sign-the-petition-to-revise-unisex-bathroom-code-by-july-17 Sign the petition to revise unisex bathroom code by July 17 Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:53:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjwa9ilaqx8kz5ku.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many people have been in the frustrating position of waiting in line for a single-stall restroom while the restroom designated for the other gender sits empty. In establishments that have two single-user restrooms, making those restrooms inclusive of all genders will double the options for everyone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Transgender Law Center, along with numerous educational institutions, lawyers, architects, and building code experts, are petitioning the International Building Code to make all single-occupancy restrooms unisex.&nbsp;The petition will be submitted to the International Code Council by noon PDT this Friday, July 17th.&nbsp;Several cities, including Seattle, Santa Fe, and Washington, D.C., have already changed their building codes to allow single-occupancy bathrooms to be designated gender neutral.&nbsp;Those who wish to join the petition should email their name, the title of their organization and/or affiliation, and their geographical location to: <a href="mailto:info@designinpublic.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">info@designinpublic.org</a>. Their names will be added to the full petition with a&nbsp;<a href="http://files.archinect.com/public/P43-15_Public_Comment.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-formulated comment</a>&nbsp;and then submitted to the ICC as a collective document.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgwiumdggpheghjl.jpg"></p><p>As&nbsp;petition-supporter&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/susansurface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Surface</a> of <a href="http://www.designinpublic.org/about-dip/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design in Public</a> notes, "Current building codes typically require facilities to maintain separate Men's and Women's restrooms, including restrooms that are...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131877039/reminder-the-2015-aa-summer-dlab-red-application-deadline-is-july-20 REMINDER: The 2015 AA Summer DLAB :: RED application deadline is July 20! Sponsor 2015-07-14T17:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T13:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w3y94rqmlrlshfd.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's still time to apply for the AA School of Architecture 2015 Summer DLAB :: RED workshop. Starting July 27 through August 14, the summer program emphasizes the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools. Student participants get to explore natural formation processes and interpret them as innovative architectonic spaces.</p><p>Continuing its yearly color-based agenda with RED, the 2015 Summer DLAB will investigate the phenomenon of decay in nature.</p><p>The program is open to all current architecture and design students. <strong>The application deadline is July 20.</strong> (Application form below)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96890esc28t0ko3d.jpg"></p><p>By investigating the process of decay across various scales in natural organisms, DLAB participants will formulate rules of generating decomposition as their design research area. These rules will then evolve into design strategies for the creation and fabrication of a large-scale prototype. The design and fabrication process will be informed by the use ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131428421/art-architecture-jimenez-lai-s-beachside-lonelyhearts-at-jai-jai-gallery Art + Architecture: Jimenez Lai's 'Beachside Lonelyhearts' at Jai & Jai Gallery Nicholas Korody 2015-07-08T19:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T13:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98h560x8bx6z8qdt.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Is there a line between architecture and art?&rdquo; <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/faculty/sylvia_lavin_11.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sylvia Lavin</a>, the influential architecture critic and scholar, asked <a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, the architect-cum-artist, during a &ldquo;Pillowtalk&rdquo; reopening of his ongoing exhibit at <a href="https://www.jainjai.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles. It&rsquo;s a question that hovers over the rest of their open conversation, documented in videos posted below, as well as the show itself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4yg78d5bzynep9ef.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1gvtuouk7yk3anxg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3twcr289rbazs3nu.jpg"></p><p><em>Beachside Lonelyhearts </em>is the name of Lai&rsquo;s immersive art installation, but it also encompasses what could be considered a durational performance or an architectural intervention. In fact, it&rsquo;s a show that seems to inevitably precipitate such reflections about the status and relevance of genre distinctions &ndash; in no small part because of the distinction-defying oeuvres of both the artist and the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>On the other hand, it&rsquo;s an installation that has the capacity to grip you in its dizzying embrace, initiating a momentary lapse into a near-fugue state as you&rsquo;re overcome by its byzantine array of black lines an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131426011/pump-out-the-volumes-50-000-free-books-form-1-art-installation Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation Julia Ingalls 2015-07-08T18:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x5kjisgzj7lh794.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Libraries tend to house their stacks indoors, which makes FLUX's art project Lacuna&nbsp;something of a first: a series of nook-friendly triangular wooden shelves, lightly canopied by pages suspended on wires, Lacuna was designed specifically for this year's&nbsp;Bay Area Book Festival. Better yet: the project had no late fees. The intent of the project was to encourage people to permanently take away 50,000 books donated by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/278743/internet-archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internet Archive</a>&nbsp;while simultaneously creating a space conducive to reading. According to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_28185848/berkeley:-voluminous-structure-to-be-book-festival-centerpiece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercury News</a>, FLUX art director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.andersonarch.net/about/credentials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Anderson</a>&nbsp;saw the project not only as a means of pumping out the volumes, but also of creating greater aesthetic engagement within the public realm.&nbsp;"We as a society often see art as strictly hands-off," he explained. "It's OK to look, but not touch. One of the benefits of doing big art is that we get an opportunity to push that innate hesitation."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/458yprciiwjqv9cd.jpg"></p><p>FLUX is no stranger to specific behavior-inducing structures, having previously designed i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131346522/type-nite-is-coming-to-nyc-on-july-16-hear-from-abbott-miller-tobias-frere-jones-and-peter-mendelsund-bonus-archinect-book-giveaway Type Nite is coming to NYC on July 16! Hear from Abbott Miller, Tobias-Frere Jones, and Peter Mendelsund. BONUS: Archinect Book Giveaway! Justine Testado 2015-07-08T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T12:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gapqov9qlhetdgdf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://type-nite.nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Type Nite</a> will be coming to New York City for the first time next Thursday, July 16 at Strand Bookstore. Established in Baltimore 11 years ago, Type Nite is a festive evening of typographic entertainment where visitors can engage face-to-face with some of today's leading graphic and typeface designers.</p><p>Read on for more details:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aegt9mrbvi4h4ph6.jpg"></p><p>What could possibly go wrong? In a discussion of "Mess-Ups and Do-Overs," Tobias-Frere Jones, Peter Mendelsund, and Abbott Miller will take you inside the creative process for a look at projects that went south or turned sour. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from theirs?</p><p><strong>Tobias Frere-Jones</strong> is one of the world's leading typeface designers. Book designer <strong>Peter Mendelsund</strong> is the author of <em>What We See When We Read and Cover</em>, a monograph about his design process. <strong>Abbott Miller</strong> is a partner at Pentagram and author of <em>Abbott Miller: Design and Conten</em>t, published by Princeton Architectural Press.</p><p>The conversation will be moderated by<strong> Ellen Lupton</strong>, Coo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131272620/what-s-trending-at-architecture-student-shows-this-summer What's trending at architecture student shows this summer? Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T19:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:07:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0ddcfqw7zn7u1qm6.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At best, the work in the student shows is committed, hard-worked, brave, skilled, thoughtful and/or imaginative. At worst, the exhibitions offer bad sci-fi, lazy politics (&ldquo;Let&rsquo;s all hate America&rdquo;) and cod poetry. There are cliches that have been going round the schools for decades, such as the idea that the student&rsquo;s work is a quasi-science (a &ldquo;surgical operation&rdquo;, a &ldquo;laboratory&rdquo;). Certain buzzwords float around (there&rsquo;s a lot of &ldquo;liminal&rdquo;).</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture critic Rowan Moore goes on to ask: "At root is the central question of architectural education: is it about preparing students for the realities of practice or is it about taking a freedom they will never have again, to dream and speculate?"</p><p>This has been discussed on Archinect before, but what's your personal take in light of the latest student shows architecture schools around the world presented to the public this summer? Any highlights everybody still HAS to go and see? What disappointed you?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131256528/china-appears-to-loosen-strict-exhibition-ban-on-work-by-ai-weiwei-and-other-artists China appears to loosen strict exhibition ban on work by Ai Weiwei and other artists Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef9a6e329a79964466652afdfb831c7e.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Beijing, Ai Weiwei is back with a vengeance. The dissident Chinese artist has had four solo shows in the Chinese capital, ending an implicit exhibition ban that had been in place since his arrest in 2011. The fact that the shows, which opened in June, were permitted with minimal interference beyond one amended opening date surprised everyone, including Ai. &ldquo;I never planned to have a few shows all at once,&rdquo; Ai tells us.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99309483/art-an-interview-with-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art? An interview with Ai Weiwei</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97185232/ai-weiwei-exhibition-underscores-dangers-and-importance-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei Exhibition Underscores Dangers and Importance of Art</a></li></ul> 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 >2015-07-05T09:12:16-04:00 <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>