Archinect - News 2016-05-31T02:04:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149948478/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-couple-of-things-that-don-t-quite-fit Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a couple of things that don’t quite fit Andrea Dietz 2016-05-30T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T19:18:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6i38ayvtebjwk7g.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Decided at Dinner (When Digestion Begins)</strong></p><p>The theme of this year&rsquo;s Nordic Countries&rsquo; Pavilion, &ldquo;In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face,&rdquo; captures a quality underpinning this year&rsquo;s Biennale positioning and consistent across its many contributions. Finland, Norway, and Sweden, by pulling back their facades of model nationhood and revealing their inner turmoil in an architectural play on psychoanalysis, have set-up an apt analogy for an impression that builds up throughout the Biennale experience. Their stepped pyramid installation, a metaphor for Abraham Maslow&rsquo;s <em>Hierarchy of Needs</em>, aligns architectural projects with the hurdles to mental health and well-being &ndash; and establishes an association that puts the rest of the Biennale on the couch, as well.</p><p>Aravena invited the sharing and the world obliged &ndash; with all of its issues, in a prolific expression of words and multi-media translations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yo/yo9b5bpld78yji3l.jpg"></p><p><strong>A Little Bit of Context</strong></p><p>One of the Biennale&rsquo;s three Special Projects, &ldquo;A World of Fragile Parts,&rdquo; t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948239/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-unfinished-processes-and-unseen-industries Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: Unfinished processes and unseen industries Laura Amaya 2016-05-30T18:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T18:24:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgihk44lcfw0fksj.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The lady on the ladder chosen as the image for the 2016 Biennale Architettura sees, amidst &ldquo;great disappointments[,] creativity and hope,&rdquo; states Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale. &ldquo;[S]he sees them in the here-and-now, not in some uncertain aspirational, ideological future.&rdquo; Several pavilions choose this approach to portray &ldquo;trends going [&hellip;] towards renewal&rdquo;; encouraging instances of the how profession addresses the challenges outlined by Aravena.</p><p>This year&rsquo;s recipient of the Golden Lion for Best National Participation, Spain&rsquo;s Unfinished, showcases 55 different projects that have reimagined the &ldquo;unfinished remains of [&hellip;] the largest construction enterprise in Spanish history,&rdquo; as described by co-curator <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I&ntilde;aqui Carnicero</a>. The Pavilion, located at the entrance of the Giardini, feels open and easy to navigate. The language of the unfinished comes out in every detail. Suspended metal stud frames make of the main room a playful sequence to the exhibition. Additional project...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti Justine Testado 2016-05-27T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T16:59:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y24pr15kw76rvbz5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The opulence of Venice's 16th-century Palazzo Franchetti is as memorable as the designs of a particular Zaha Hadid. A can't-be-missed retrospective honoring the late architect's four-decade career opened to the public today, just in time for the hoards of visitors venturing out to the nearby 2016 Venice Biennale.&nbsp;Organized by the Fondazione Berengo cultural institution, this Zaha Hadid retrospective is an abridged showcase of Hadid's pioneering works that made her a designer and artist who was always ahead of her time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmowi26vjhcfoeca.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features a range of Hadid's completed, under-construction, in progress, and unbuilt projects &mdash; from her early paintings and drawings to models of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a>'s buildings that are due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A separate room will display three projects that are meant to symbolize milestones in Hadid's career: the Weil am Rhein-based&nbsp;Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993), ZHA's first completed project; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947992/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-cool-kids-and-guerrilla-interventions Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: 'Cool' kids and guerrilla interventions Laura Amaya 2016-05-27T18:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T02:35:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggty9d0tkd9u0h4x.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The general atmosphere at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, <em>Reporting from the Front</em>, is one of excitement, of subversion. The Fifteenth edition of the Biennale explicitly calls for instances where architecture is an &ldquo;instrument of self-government, of humanist civilization, and a demonstration of the ability of humans to become masters of their own destinies.&rdquo; In that spirit, the usual suspects of a Biennale move to the sidelines, giving way to those working on the ground to prove that architecture can make a difference.</p><p><em>Cool Capital</em>, the <a href="http://southafrican2016pavilion.co.za/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Africa Pavilion</a> at the Arsenale, brings Pretoria to the limelight by challenging the historical interaction between citizens and public space. &ldquo;Pretoria has a huge political baggage and negative connotation&rdquo;<em>, </em>curator Pieter Mathews explains, adding that &ldquo;guerrilla interventions want to look at the city with new eyes; take whatever is good from the past and use it.&rdquo; The Pavilion features selected works from the <a href="http://www.coolcapital.co.za/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cool Capital platform</a>&mdash;the fi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947987/overwhelmed-by-venice-biennale-events-try-these-suggestions-for-starters Overwhelmed by Venice Biennale events? Try these suggestions for starters Justine Testado 2016-05-27T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T15:51:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgad53d96nfg36ch.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Without a doubt, there will be plenty to see in and around the Venice Biennale. Planning on attending and not so sure where to start? For the next few months, Bustler will share our recommendations of national exhibition pavilions and related events that you shouldn't miss. Have a look at our first list that you can use as a starting point for your visit(s). Happy Biennale-ing!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss out on an exhibition featuring Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, a nearby Zaha Hadid retrospective, and the national pavilions from Great Britain, the Republic of Korea, The Philippines, and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4914/bustler-s-top-2016-venice-biennale-picks-for-may-june" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p><p>You can also keep track of Archinect's ongoing Venice Biennale coverage in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947951/one-thing-after-another-an-installation-by-sam-jacob-studio-at-sto-werkstatt One thing after Another, An Installation by Sam Jacob Studio at Sto Werkstatt Grace Quah 2016-05-27T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T14:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18pvjzpxsflxmjod.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London-based manufacturer <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto</a> has collaborated with architecture and design practice <a href="http://www.samjacob.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob Studio</a> to create a oversized replica of an ordinary garden shed by 3D scanning its facade and reproducing it using a product called Verolith. The oversized shed is covered in Verolith panels, a chalky lightweight material made from volcanic stone, typically used for building facades due to its ability to be customised by a CNC machine.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39p8aofqx89k79sj.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;One Thing After Another explores how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously,&rdquo; says Sam Jacob of Sam Jacob Studio.</p><p>The shed copy has been 3D scanned and blown up to a scale of 1.8 its original size and both the original and the replica are exhibited at the Sto Werkstaff gallery in Clerkenwell as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016.&nbsp;The exhibition allows visitors to wander into the original shed, which sits insi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947415/watch-a-live-tour-of-the-venice-biennale-with-curator-alejandro-aravena Watch a live tour of the Venice Biennale with curator Alejandro Aravena Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T12:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T14:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtfduopbv864tizw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you stuck at home feeling Biennale-FOMO while everyone else is sipping Campari and sodas in the Arsenale? Assuage it by watching a live tour of the Biennale conducted by Alejandro Aravena tomorrow.</p><p>The stream will begin on May 26th at noon (Venice time, assumedly). You can watch it on the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tmagazine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>T Magazine</em> Facebook.</a></p><p>For more from Venice, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149945782/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-united-states-architectural-imagination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the United States' "Architectural Imagination"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Spain's "Unfinished"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the British Pavilion's "Home Economics"</a></li><li>Blog: <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmaninvenice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural Imagination Exhibition Fellows</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947137/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture & design events Justine Testado 2016-05-24T14:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T15:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7j4so5k0sdykss5m.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7539/how-participatory-design-is-changing-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Participatory Design is Changing Los Angeles | May 24,</a> recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b0/b0mze5m857c9tkki.jpg"></p><p>Hosted by the California Historical Society at Gensler's LA offices, this panel discussion will engage with the benefits of soliciting public input in design processes. Putting its money where its mouth is, the panel will be structured around audience questions and attendants will be asked to write down their questions on post-it notes when they arrive. It's a great roster of panelists who really know what they're ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946954/check-out-this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Check out this week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Alexander Walter 2016-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:30:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5p79f04jxj9ls1n.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events 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 thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7597/creative-collaboration-big-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Collaboration | Big Art | May 24</a>, </strong><strong>recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bf/bfvk6ym007trgttb.jpg"></p><p><em>The South Cove in Battery Park is a joint design by environmental artist Mary Miss (one of the event's featured speakers), architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape artist Susan Child.</em></p><p>The notion of the architect as a master collaborator is starting to finally overtake its casting as the lone genius, slaving away in solitude on their creative creation. One of the architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946928/rounding-second-base-with-one-night-stand-la Rounding second base with One-Night Stand LA Nicholas Korody 2016-05-23T18:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T12:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yete1vd6valoh62.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If twenty or so policemen shut down your architecture exhibition, it&rsquo;s probably a sign that you&rsquo;re doing something right. Far from the antiseptic tedium that characterizes so many architecture events these days, the second iteration of One-Night Stand LA, "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149942961/getting-in-the-mood-for-one-night-stand-la-2-the-rendezvous" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Rendezvous</a>", was a raucous affair and all the better for it.</p><p>Beer flowed from the bar-cum-installation designed and staffed by Happy Hour Agency, a creative agency that hosts a &ldquo;conceptual cocktail pop-up&rdquo; every few months in the Highland Park neighborhood. As you waited in line for a drink (or a tube of alcoholic toothpaste), a harlequin face would appear from a hole in the wall and grin at you.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jz/jzyhgu6101oh3egm.jpg"></p><p>Just down the hall, a major highlight was the installation by Jennifer Bonner&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/125518443/touching-base-with-volkan-alkanoglu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a>, which comprised an &ldquo;architectural crime scene&rdquo; replete with taped off floor plans, number tags and description cards. One &ldquo;victim,&rdquo; so to speak, was John Hejduk&rsquo;s Wall House II. The installation worked well both as a one-liner and with mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946835/canadian-governor-general-s-medalists-turner-prize-shortlisters-and-wheelwright-prize-laureate-anna-puigjaner-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Canadian Governor General's Medalists, Turner Prize shortlisters, and Wheelwright Prize laureate Anna Puigjaner are among this week's many winners Alexander Walter 2016-05-23T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:28:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j0vhpg5ycwuwfbrk.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;the newly redesigned&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's recap #109 for the week of May 16-20, 2016.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Napur Architect to design Budapest's new Museum of Ethnography in competition reboot</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0kzrdj6k7qv4h17v.jpg"></a></p><p>Deemed as one of Europe's largest museum projects, the ambitious Liget Budapest Project is gradually piecing itself together, now that the architects for the multi-structure project have been selected. Most recently, Hungarian practice Napur Architect is the new winning designer of the Museum of Ethnography, while Sauerbruch Hutton and BIG won second and third place, respectively.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RAIC announces the 2016 Governor General's Medalists</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/4893/raic-announces-the-2016-governor-general-s-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmwut2fvgg4mv1ur.jpg"></a></p><p>Canadian architecture firms who recently completed a project have a chance to compete in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's and Canada Council for the Arts' notable Governor General's Me...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-31T00:25:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946427/aris-janigian-waiting-for-lipchitz-at-chateau-marmont Aris Janigian: Waiting for Lipchitz At Chateau Marmont Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-20T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21u1xbwh54e5ec7e.jpg" width="514" height="793" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The other day,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Aris-Janigian/e/B001K7Y0LW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aris Janigian</a> described his latest work to me, &ldquo;the book is deeply rooted, both thematically and philosophically, in the meaning of architecture for making a home in the world.&rdquo;</p><p>After attending to his first reading in Los Angeles and relating to my own complexity I replied, &ldquo;diaspora is sad but also helps us to imagine freely and unabashedly.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont is a relentless energy told in pockets of rapid crossfire that sprays Los Angeles with insights of deep observations written in breaths.&nbsp; In it, nothing is spared and sacred. From your car mechanic to the food you dine in immigrant restaurants and to the&nbsp;examination of your own ethnicity in this equally intrepid city.</p><p>Aris Janigian&rsquo;s novel is a pair of brilliantly imaginative mind and observant eyes offering rhythmically connected subtexts in colorful gonzo frames with extended meanings of a poetic state of mind.</p><p>The writer will sign and read from his book on Saturday, May 21 (tomorrow) at N...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946366/benoy-announced-in-heathrow-shortlist-for-terminal-of-the-future-expansion Benoy Announced in Heathrow Shortlist for Terminal of the Future Expansion Ellen Hancock 2016-05-20T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sb2npqdf8x7ro3f0.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Benoy has been shortlisted along with three other British design firms including HOK, Grimshaw and Zaha Hadid to create a a new concept for the country's global gateway. &nbsp;The architects were asked by Heathrow to consider the purpose and potential of an airport with the resulting designs showcasing bold new strategies for a world class sustainable airport. The designs focus on innovative passenger experience and the integration of local communities.</p><p>Benoy Global Director Tom Cartledge commented on the appointment saying;<em>&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Aviation sector is incredibly exciting at the moment as we are rapidly evolving our expectations&nbsp;and imaginations of what an Airport represents. We are extremely honoured to be included in the shortlist and our concept has reimagined Heathrow as a &lsquo;Destination&rsquo; in its own right, transforming the site to be at the forefront of the next generation of airports.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Take a look at Benoy's design concept below:<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mprbf7owjkv5q5ii.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx0mzu4yvyu80604.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2viza40irti9qk1.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers wi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season Fabricated robot installation at the V&A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season Ellen Hancock 2016-05-18T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:07:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9ca6vfadt2f9v8t4.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To mark the beginning of it's first ever Engineering Season, the V&amp;A has revealed a new large-scale installation in the John Madjeski Garden;&nbsp;<em>Elytra Filament Pavilion</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>The pavilion's components have been fabricated by a robot at the University of Stuttgart and then assembled on site. Utilsing biomimicry principles the structure is inspired by lightweight construction principles found in nature, specifically the fibrous structures of the forewing shells of flying beetles known as elytra.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ql3r1qqtuvywpf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3k/3k8nbhok7bw8wh26.jpg"></p><p>This is the first public commission in the UK for experimental architect Achim Menges who has teamed up&nbsp;with&nbsp;Moritz D&ouml;rstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer Thomas Auer.</p><p><strong>Achim Menges&nbsp;</strong><strong>said:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;<em>Advances in the technologies of making have always been a catalyst for&nbsp;design innovation, which is nowhere more evident than at the V&amp;A. With&nbsp;Elytra&nbsp;Filament&nbsp;Pavilion&nbsp;we aim to celebrate a truly contemporary and integrative approach to design,&nbsp;engineering and production, resulting in a dist...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945885/don-t-miss-2016-clerkenwell-design-and-these-other-london-architecture-exhibitions-this-week Don't miss 2016 Clerkenwell Design and these other London architecture exhibitions this week Justine Testado 2016-05-18T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddl0q3eouo6333na.jpg" width="514" height="470" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>&nbsp;in London that are not to be missed! In addition to our ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&nbsp;lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around town.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for&nbsp;May 17-24.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">At Home in Britain: Designing the House of Tomorrow | Opens May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7449/at-home-in-britain-designing-the-house-of-tomorrow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gq/gqlvrvmbswiskdin.jpg"></p><p>What better time to consider the future of housing typologies and cultures when London is in the midst of a housing crisis, &ldquo;smart&rdquo; technologies promise to revolutionize our domestic interactions, and the very notion of the family-unit is being rewritten? Taking the classic types of the flat, cottage and the terraced house as starting points, a selection of architects reinterpret these forms for tomorrow's homes. The free exhi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945854/world-architecture-festival-2016-last-chance-to-enter-your-work World Architecture Festival 2016 – last chance to enter your work! Sponsor 2016-05-17T19:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T00:06:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/er36sgik25sa20zf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The <a href="http://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) has announced that this year&rsquo;s event will take place at the Arena Berlin in Germany from 16-18 November.</p><p>Returning for its ninth edition, and following four successful years in Singapore, the Festival returns to its European roots and will be housed in Franz Ahrens&rsquo; historic former bus depot, now known as Arena Berlin.</p><p>WAF and its co-located sister event INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, will welcome more than 2,000 of the world&rsquo;s leading architects and designers to the city for three days of conference programmes, awards, exhibitions and fringe events.</p><p>The German capital provides the perfect cultural backdrop for the world&rsquo;s largest annual celebration of architecture. Berlin&rsquo;s eclectic and constantly evolving cityscape owes much to the city&rsquo;s turbulent history, and features an assortment of architectural styles, from Prussian Classicism through National Socialist design to Postmodernism...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945738/olafur-eliasson-s-green-light-responds-to-the-refugee-crisis-in-europe Olafur Eliasson's 'Green Light' responds to the refugee crisis in Europe Ellen Hancock 2016-05-17T11:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rul3zjrmze7cpuw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Green Light is an artistic workshops that responds to the current situation in Europe, in which countless refugees are caught up in legal and political limbo. Together with TBA21 in Vienna, Olafur Eliasson has invited people from different backgrounds &ndash; refugees and locals &ndash; to take part in exchanges at <a href="http://www.tba21.org/greenlight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TBA21-Augarten</a> through a playful, creative process.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2ot9irr2boj2odox.jpg"></p><p>Over the course of the three-month project, which ends&nbsp;5 June,&nbsp;participants put together&nbsp;<em>Green light</em>&nbsp;lamp modules designed by Olafur Eliasson on two days of the week and take part in&nbsp;practical workshops and language courses on two other days. During that time, TBA21 is also hosting a multifaceted programme of shared learning that features workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy1k2pscv3tbaha7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c6rdophz4v2g7r30.jpg"></p><p><em>&ldquo;Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945656/don-t-miss-a-talk-between-patrik-schumacher-and-tom-wiscombe-and-these-fun-la-architecture-events-this-week Don't miss a talk between Patrik Schumacher and Tom Wiscombe, and these fun LA architecture events this week Justine Testado 2016-05-16T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T14:48:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4m23c6pg4wzv650m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7569/patrik-schumacher-tom-wiscombe-duel-duet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher + Tom Wiscombe: Duel + Duet | May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7569/patrik-schumacher-tom-wiscombe-duel-duet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7</a>, recommended by Paul Petrunia</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ct/ctp51im29aia19fi.jpg"></p><p>Patrik Schumacher, the longest employee at Zaha Hadid Architects, and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly appointed principal</a> since Hadid&rsquo;s death last month, is commonly known for his love of parametricism, libertarianism, and Facebook rants. Tom Wiscombe has been teaching at SCI-Arc for over a decade, and is the current chair of the B.Arch program. On Tuesday, May 17th, Tom and Patrik will have a conversation in front of an audience at SCI-Arc....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945640/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-16T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T20:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2q4mzel70kwcv0f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events 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 thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7588/salon-series-black-sexuality-and-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: (Black) Sexuality and Space | May 17</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pd/pdhza8on9jxaalsn.jpg"></p><p>Take a front seat to an intimate, informal conversation around blackness, sexuality and gender as they relate to architecture. Part of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>'s salon series, this event puts architect Mario Gooden and architecture educators Mabel Wilson and Meredith TenHoor in discussion, questioning how race and gender might be addressed through architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7516/we-built-this-city-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We Built This C...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945012/new-public-artwork-gathers-10-000-tree-species-spanning-the-history-of-the-planet New public artwork gathers 10,000 tree species spanning the history of the planet Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T11:42:00-04:00 >2016-05-13T19:49:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7g0evdyq4j0hqowa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Th University of Bristol has revealed a new public artwork to mark the opening of the University's new Life Sciences building. After three years research, over 10,00 unique tree species have been gathered from across the planet.&nbsp;</p><p>The sculptural pavilion is a collaboration between the artist Katie Paterson and the architects Zeller &amp; Moye.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Katie Paterson recalls:</strong><em>&ldquo;Some samples are incredibly rare&ndash;fossils of unfathomable age, and fantastical&nbsp;trees such as&nbsp;Cedar of Lebanon, the Phoenix Palm,and the&nbsp;Methuselah tree thought to be one of the oldest&nbsp;trees in the World at 4,&nbsp;847 years of age,&nbsp;as well as a&nbsp;railroad tie&nbsp;taken from the Panama Canal Railway,&nbsp;which claimed the lives of between 5,000 to 10,000 workers over its 50 year construction and&nbsp;wood is&nbsp;salvaged from the remnants of the iconic Atlantic city boardwalk devastated by hurricane Sandy in 2012.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The artwork will be&nbsp;permanently&nbsp;sited in the historic Royal Fort Gardens in&nbsp;Bristol.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u8/u84s44m6xbscda1f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0s/0s6tpys88yjd3kt1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0k/0kmsecn35zvzfbxt.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149945009/turner-prize-shortlist-announced Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/260d37d028f78f4f67be5e358fe7322c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651280/assemble-crafts-its-own-model-becomes-the-first-architecture-studio-to-be-nominated-for-turner-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944944/construction-of-serpentine-pavilions-begins Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins Nicholas Korody 2016-05-13T05:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1cno0m3gazi8xd2.jpg" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses has started. For the first time, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its annual architecture programme to include four Summer Houses, located a short walk from the Gallery in Kensington Gardens, in addition to the 16th Pavilion on the Gallery lawn. For the fourth year running AECOM, in collaboration with David Glover, is delivering technical advisory services for the project...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the first year that the main Serpentine Pavilion &ndash; designed by BIG this time &ndash; will be accompanied by a series of smaller "summer pavilions." Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi of NL&Eacute;, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Khan have each designed a pavilion for the nearby Kensington Gardens.</p><p>The pavilions will open to the public in June.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/075e2k9at9zlmezh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vr560c8lqmzdtrnn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uu/uucmtyetr1cdgju5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944753/don-t-miss-8-unique-exhibition-venues-at-cdw2016 Don’t miss 8 unique exhibition venues at #CDW2016 Sponsor 2016-05-13T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dpp4cxstl1i7umvy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>This year, Clerkenwell Design Week is bigger and better than ever &ndash; covering more ground and introducing 4 brand new exhibition venues - &lsquo;Design Fields&rsquo;, &lsquo;Additions&rsquo;, &lsquo;Project&rsquo; and &lsquo;British Collection&rsquo;, in addition to the returning favourites &lsquo;Platform&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail&rsquo;, &lsquo;Detail Pavilion&rsquo; and &lsquo;Icon House of Culture&rsquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2a1jxuwpsmah6ias.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;&amp;Tradition at Icon House of Culture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftu5o9iadszi5x06.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Orsjo at Design Fields</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xfhg9pv2c3us9a1v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;PTOLEMY MANN at Detail</p><p>Each with its own focus and style, make sure you follow the exhibition route to discover the very best in product, lighting and furniture design from across the globe.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bit.ly/1XMjZhV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register free now</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944859/julia-louis-dreyfus-terry-gross-replace-kevin-spacey-as-aia-keynote-speakers Julia Louis-Dreyfus + Terry Gross replace Kevin Spacey as AIA keynote speakers Julia Ingalls 2016-05-12T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T02:03:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riwxqsxntq1kfno2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Going for the obvious choice, the AIA has replaced Kevin Spacey, who had to cancel his appearance, with thespian Julia Louis-Dreyfus as its first day keynote speaker for the 2016 Philadelphia convention on May 19th. Dreyfus will be interviewed by NPR's Terry Gross. As the AIA noted on its official convention website, "In her personal life, Julia is a social activist who is passionate about climate change, water conservation,&nbsp;children&rsquo;s education, and the power of design. Important topics that we connect with, too." <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63545280/five-tenets-of-a-new-kind-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri Oxman</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> are still scheduled for keynote speakers on days two and three, respectively.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ft/ftr2f1bpxaszuspn.jpg"></p><p>All the latest on the AIA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148364911/rem-koolhaas-to-deliver-keynote-on-day-3-of-aia-national-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to deliver keynote on day 3 of AIA National Conference</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148426735/the-trumpeteers-lacma-gets-lautner-aia-gets-spacey-on-archinect-sessions-53" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Trumpeteers" &ndash; LACMA gets Lautner, AIA gets Spacey on Archinect Sessions #53</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147890539/keyser-s-ze-keynote-speaker-at-2016-aia-convention-okay-kevin-spacey-but-still" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keyser S&ouml;ze keynote speaker at 2016 AIA convention (okay, Kevin Spacey, but still)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944844/crossrail-unveils-images-of-new-elizabeth-line-stations Crossrail unveils images of new Elizabeth line stations Ellen Hancock 2016-05-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8ixxbt88p6yc9uq2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Elizabeth line will link London and the South East from Reading to Heathrow with 10 new stations and upgrades to 30 existing stations.&nbsp;</p><p>Currently Europe's largest infrastructure project the &pound;14.8 billion scheme began in Canary Wharf in 2009 and is now 75% complete. Services will begin in 2018.</p><p>Although the stations will have recognisable features uniting them; Crossrail have said that each station will have it's own distinctive character that reflects the heritage and local cultural of the area.&nbsp;</p><p>The stations have been specifically designed to make travel as easy as possible with accessibility, comfort and safety in mind.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Mike Brown MVO, London's Transport Commissioner, said:&nbsp;</strong><em>&ldquo;The TfL-run Elizabeth line will transform travel across London, reducing journey times, relieving congestion on the Tube network, and radically improving step-free access with brand new accessible stations.&nbsp; This exhibition will enable customers to really start to see what their new stations will look like wh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944509/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-11T04:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:50:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dw2jy5qq8lpn0kaq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a quick list of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a> for our friends across the pond. In addition to our ongoing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> lists, below is a handpicked selection of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions as well as ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other design-happenings around London.</p><p>Check back regularly to stay up to date. Here's our list of recommendations for May 10-17.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Bickle: What are museums really for? | May 1</a><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7556/david-bickle-what-are-museums-really-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Ellen Hancock</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/37/37n3u9lphgnlxfs1.jpg"></p><p>With the development of the V&amp;A East in progress, Design Director David Bickle discusses his plans for the museum and it aims to create a new model for cultural organisations. He will also deliberate what he thinks a museum of the future should look like in the &lsquo;digital age&rsquo;. The talk takes place at the architectural wonder Second Home, just another reason not to miss out.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/%22style%20wars%22/7552/style-wars-the-debate-awakens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Style Wars: The Debate Awakens | May 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/he/henowjepld1hl2bf.jpg"></p><p><em>Graphic de...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944436/impromptu-zaha-hadid-retrospective-planned-for-venice-biennale Impromptu Zaha Hadid retrospective planned for Venice Biennale Nicholas Korody 2016-05-10T15:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:04:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pvhrbsr9qc9zz14.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An impromptu retrospective of the work of the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid will open in Venice this month during the city&rsquo;s Architecture Biennale. It will be the first Hadid exhibition since her death on March 31 at age 65. The 10-room exhibition, which will run from May 26 to Nov. 27 at the Palazzo Franchetti, is financed by the Fondazione Berengo, a Venetian foundation that promotes the art of glass making. The show will offer an overview of 35 years of Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s career...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The architecture community remains in mourning since the passing of Dame Hadid. Here's some recent coverage since her untimely death last month:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940728/there-is-no-there-there-la-the-industrial-city-and-remembering-zaha-on-archinect-sessions-60-ft-special-guest-orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There is No There There &ndash; LA the Industrial City and remembering Zaha on Archinect Sessions #60, ft. special guest Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;We just loved her&rdquo;: Frank Gehry remembers Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937455/the-architecture-community-reacts-to-dame-hadid-s-death-on-social-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The architecture community reacts to Dame Hadid's death on social media</a></li></ul>