Archinect - News 2014-07-25T02:44:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103866344/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-1-a-planet-cultivated IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 1: A Planet Cultivated Sponsor 2014-07-21T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T10:58:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4fs8pyn2shknzkq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, recently wrapped up a packed roster of conferences, debates, lectures, excursions and other events spanning over several weeks.</p><p>URBAN BY NATURE&ndash; focuses on the interdependence of society and nature and the intricate relationship between city and landscape. Six separate exhibitions, still on display&nbsp;until Sunday, August 24 at the Kunsthal and the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, showcase almost one hundred projects that address these issues.</p><p>In this article, we highlight the first of the six exhibitions, <em>A PLANET CULTIVATED</em>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q26jkeprllkovldd.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Aranzadi Park (Aldavoyer Architecture) &copy; Gerencia de Urbanismo, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona</em></p><p>Today, there are more trees in parks and nurseries than there are in forests. What we call nature is never free of human intervention: whether as small-scale as parks, or as large-scale as the climate. At the same time, we are part of nature. Now that more than 50 pe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104501144/critical-irony-in-russia-s-special-mention-fair-enough-pavilion-in-2014-venice-biennale Critical irony in Russia’s special mention “Fair Enough” pavilion in 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T20:59:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7pr4n22ghklghbty.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The "Fair Enough" exhibition of Russia's 2014 pavilion at the ongoing Venice Biennale gives a clever response to the Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014 theme that Biennale director Rem Koolhaas assigned to curators. Curated and designed by the Strelka Institute, Russia received one of three Special Mentions out of 84 national pavilions during the 2014 Biennale awards ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The Russian pavilion's 'Fair Enough' exhibition responds to Koolhaas&rsquo; curatorial theme by the concept itself: 20 Russian architectural ideas are presented, using the universal language of the international trade fair...'Fair Enough' is not a fair of products, but an Expo of ideas."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0ahf43pc7dzo0pah.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0gstehuy5w15sz5q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cw/cw822mcti8nknhcs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1p6x4pwyco6qk357.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/critical_irony_in_russias_special_mention_fair_enough_pavilion_in_2014_veni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104497122/register-now-for-100-design-2014-this-september Register now for 100%DESIGN 2014 this September Sponsor 2014-07-18T19:52:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo4e9106dkafg0x7.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">100%DESIGN 2014</a>, the UK's largest design trade event, is back for its 20th edition. As one of the <a href="http://www.londondesignfestival.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Design Festival</a>'s major events, this year's trade show will take place from September 17-20 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.</p><p>"First staged in 1995 within a tent off the Kings Road, 100%DESIGN has gone on to be the benchmark event for the promotion of design product and activity in London. Through different editions 100% Design has continued to excel, easily outsizing any other design event in the UK."</p><p>Before you know it, September will be here. So mark your calendars and <a href="http://100percentdesign.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">register now</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104481022/reminder-register-now-for-facades-in-chicago REMINDER: Register now for Facades+ in Chicago Sponsor 2014-07-18T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T15:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnbb6laan3kb9uw3.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't already done so, register now for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/facades_chicago_july_24th_and_25th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ conference</a> taking place on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, IL.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> and Enclos, the conference will discuss the fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Attendees will have the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion panels, and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>The opening keynote will be <strong>James Timberlake</strong>, a founding principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8422861/kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>, the renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm known for its synthesis of art, science, and advanced research. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69381519/jahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JAHN</a>&rsquo;s <strong>Francisco Gonzalez Pulido</strong> will give the afternoon keynote, <em>Lightness.</em></p><p><strong>For more details and to register, visit <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104332295/72-hour-interactions-to-revive-witten-germany-into-an-urban-art-playground-in-three-days “72 Hour Interactions” to revive Witten, Germany into an urban art playground in three days Justine Testado 2014-07-16T16:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:22:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4o13xg372f2lcqn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The world championship for the "72 Hour Interactions" realtime competition is taking place in Witten, Germany later this month! For 72 intense hours starting July 23 at 6 p.m., five international teams will venture out and transform Witten's neglected public sites through nothing other than creativity and architectural design &mdash; while having fun in the process.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei0nay805mighckn.jpg"></p><p>Each team will represent one of the cities in the Ruhr valley: Hagen, Hattingen, Herdecke, Wetter and Witten. Sixty participants from abroad and from the region will transform neglected sites throughout the city through means of what the competition organizers describe as "gameful architectural interventions".</p><p>Learn more about the competition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/72_hour_interactions_to_revive_witten_germany_into_an_urban_art_playground_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191515/registration-is-open-for-aa-greece-visiting-school-folded-force Registration is open for AA Greece Visiting School - Folded Force Sponsor 2014-07-14T20:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T20:51:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbqbx959txaezq1u.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> program is accepting applications for another promising installment this fall: <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_greece_visiting_school_-_folded_force/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Greece Visiting School</a> will come to Patras, the capital of the Western Greece region, and function as a series of mobile, traveling workshops.</p><p>The event runs from Monday, September 22 until Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and is open to all current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals.</p><p>You can apply online <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php?URL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aaschool.ac.uk%2FSTUDY%2FONLINEAPPLICATION%2FvisitingApplication.php%3FschoolID%3D273" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or email <a href="mailto:visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk</a> for instructions. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2014.</p><p>Find more details below or click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_greece_visiting_school_-_folded_force/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>"AA Greece Visiting School is a mobile workshop series which travels and reaches cities outside the country&rsquo;s capital. It functions as a &lsquo;satellite&rsquo; of education that promotes the Architectural Association&rsquo;s exclusive, intensive form of teaching and learning around the country. AA Greece VS aims on visiting a different city each year and construct a single large-scale model which will act as an active no...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103941905/michael-jantzen-shows-m-velope-in-st-louis Michael Jantzen shows M-velope in St. Louis Archinect 2014-07-11T17:40:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:56:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mm/mm0kqorubf0r3sy7.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The exploration of new ways of thinking about the built environment is at the heart of a new exhibition at St. Louis', MO <a href="http://brunodavidgallery.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruno David Gallery</a> which opened June 27.</p><p>Key piece of the show is <em>M-velope</em> by artist <a href="http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Jantzen</a> (read Archinect's 2009 interview with Jantzen <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91718/captain-concept-archinect-interviews-michael-jantzen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>), an art retreat structure designed to provide shelter when trying to "escape from the norm."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkv3ssgxbur2a8e7.jpg"></p><p>The sculpture, 12 feet high by 12 feet wide and 20 feet long, takes up the center of the main gallery space and is Michael Jantzen's latest sculpture from his &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/michael-jantzen/project/the-m-velope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M-velope</a>&rdquo; series.</p><p>The exhibition still runs until Saturday, August 23, 2014.</p><p>Scroll down for more details.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9shgbym2vuu21lx.jpg"></p><p>"Michael Jantzen has always approached his art and design as an inventor, rather than a stylist. By creating architectural art, he is reinventing the built environment so that it can continually be altered to meet the changing needs and desires of its occupants. At times, he attempts to invent systems and components that can be assembled and reassembled in various...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103934627/architecture-at-london-s-royal-academy-of-arts-summer-exhibition-2014 Architecture at London’s Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition 2014 Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:00:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f5xrp5ovoi93kp5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Got a day to spend in London this summer? Go and immerse yourself in the Royal Academy of Arts&rsquo; Summer Exhibition 2014 which opened to the public last month. The annual event &mdash; held every year without interruption since 1769 &mdash; prides itself as the world&rsquo;s largest open submission exhibition. The program aims to provide an international platform for emerging and established artists in various disciplines ranging from painting to printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and film.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Summer Exhibition 2014 will be on display until Sunday, August 17.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c Delve into The BIG Maze at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Justine Testado 2014-07-10T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3o8ywliraommeyu6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A life-size maze like the one BIG installed in partnership with the National Building Museum will attract plenty of attention, regardless if people know who BIG is or not. Constructed in the museum's iconic Great Hall, the maze was set up as an interactive sneakpeek for BIG's exhibition scheduled to open at the museum in January 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a follow-up to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103322777/get-lost-in-big-s-human-scale-maze" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous mention</a> of the maze, here's a little more detail behind it:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2v8m1m4xgpbdajh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rf2zqbuetu22xhe7.jpg"></p><p>Check out a time-lapse video of the maze's construction below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103865540/apply-now-for-the-2014-aa-summer-dlab-white-registration-ends-monday-july-14 Apply now for the 2014 AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE - Registration ends Monday, July 14 Sponsor 2014-07-10T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-10T15:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4hzqjyo0lnyjojj.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The final registration deadline for <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/aa_summer_dlab_white/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA SUMMER DLAB :: WHITE</a> is quickly approaching: Apply by July 14 for your spot in this exciting summer workshop. Presented by London's <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>, the program focuses on the integration of algorithmic / generative design methodologies and large scale digital fabrication tools.</p><p>The workshop will take place in London between July 21 until August 2, 2014 and from August 2 onwards, will be located in South England's Hooke Park until August 8, 2014.</p><p>All current architecture and design students are invited to apply.</p><p>Find more details below or <a href="https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/summerdlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p>"One of the major objectives of Summer DLAB is to demonstrate the continuity of the workflow between computational software and digital assembly procedures leading to physical fabrication. In this respect, the programme is formulated as a two-phase process. During the initial phase participants benefit from the unique atmosphere and facilities of AA&rsquo;s London home. The second phase shifts to A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103862310/exploring-and-collaborating-on-shared-use-mobility-services Exploring and Collaborating on Shared-Use Mobility Services Alexander Walter 2014-07-10T14:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:01:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d9d3e2aa3cab03374a4b8fe5619494e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In June, the &ldquo;Innovation in Mobility Public Policy Summit,&rdquo; sponsored by the Association for Commuter Transportation, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, Mobility Lab, Transit Center, and Shared-Use Mobility Center, brought together a range of participants to discuss these themes in Washington, DC.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>At the summit, elected officials, transportation entrepreneurs, academics, and developers engaged with a number of questions including, &ldquo;What are new ways of solving urban mobility problems? How can we better design systems to address the needs of the public? Who should be engaged to make this happen?&rdquo; </em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103858287/exhibition-review-building-the-picture-architecture-in-italian-renaissance-paintings Exhibition Review: 'Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Paintings' Alexander Walter 2014-07-10T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:02:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wrk2sf6n1qb68nk7.jpg" width="381" height="176" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Buildings in paintings have too often been viewed as background or as space fillers which play a passive or at best supporting role, propping up the figures that carry the main message of the picture. By looking afresh at buildings within paintings, treating them as active protagonists, it becomes clear that they performed a series of crucial roles."</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/103801214/editor-s-picks-375 Editor's Picks #375 Nam Henderson 2014-07-09T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T13:37:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wk5amnthnglev6op.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Inspired by the 2014 Venice Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14977736/esther-sperber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Esther Sperber</a>&nbsp;penned the <strong>Op-Ed</strong> in which she argues that contemporary architecture must shift&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103324398/op-ed-from-ex-cite-to-in-cite-reflecting-on-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From (EX)CITE to (IN)CITE</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;In response <strong>Thayer-D</strong> wrote "<em>There's no rule that says architects can't stimulate both the senses and the intellect, as many great architects have done in the past, yet it's architecture's public nature that makes it imperative to not lose sight of how most people engage with it, and that is not through words</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;posted the news,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid wins the </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">esign Museum&rsquo;s Designs of the Year Award 2014</a>.&nbsp;Despite (or perhaps due to?) some critics, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented&nbsp;"<em>I think all the criticism Zaha is getting for her stance on human rights is totally appropriate and deserved. &nbsp;And I have very mixed feelings about her body of work. But I find this building in particular hard to resist - it's just gorgeous. Perfectly balanced</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h40o089rxrlbf2yp.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/hy-fi-the-livings-local-sustainable-10000-brick-mushroom-tower-at-moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103170947/interview-with-david-benjamin-creator-of-moma-ps1-s-hy-fi-mushroom-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> interviewed David Benjamin</a>, creator of MoMA PS1's...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T18:32:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103655820/in-depth-louis-kahn-exhibition-opening-at-london-s-design-museum-on-july-9 In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London’s Design Museum on July 9 Justine Testado 2014-07-07T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T06:41:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxbekm7zlnfmhsam.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture" is a multi-themed exploration behind legendary architect Louis Kahn that will be showcased at the Design Museum in London starting Wednesday, July 9. Until Oct. 12, 2014, the exhibition will feature architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs, and films &ndash; including interviews with famous architects like Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Sou Fujimoto, and Peter Zumthor who each describe how Kahn has influenced his own work.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/teg4jgk1l0lw2pph.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/nyq7hxkiyeve966b.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4c4f3mt1q3oy9ia.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/in-depth_louis_kahn_exhibition_opening_at_londons_design_museum_on_july_9/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103651803/queensway-connection-competition-exhibition-to-open-july-17-in-nyc “Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC Archinect 2014-07-07T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T20:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x4ekhs8fbo60z9q.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</em></a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93726830/aiany-enya-reveals-winning-ideas-for-queensway-connection-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the upcoming competition exhibition opening on Thursday July 17 at 6:00 PM at New York's <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a>.</p><p>The exhibition is accompanied by a symposium hosted by ENYA at the CFA on Saturday, July 19 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM to highlight the winning entries&rsquo; visions for future development of the site and neighborhood.</p><p><strong>ENYA Prize, $5000: The Queensway Steps by Carrie Wilbert and Eleonore Levieux of Paris, France</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y46opuvo3mv44nf.jpg"></p><p><strong>2nd Prize, $2500: Queens Billboard by Nikolay Martynov of Basel, Switzerland</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4f5jhuvufefa45n.jpg"></p><p><strong>3rd Prize, $1000: Make It! Grow It! by Song Deng and Rene Biberstein of Toronto, Canada</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6g/6gt80dgrpgxm7qab.jpg"></p><p><strong>Student Prize, $1000: EBB &amp; Flow by Jessica Shoemaker, Paul Crespo and Jessica Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roharzx5ruolhzv4.jpg"></p><p><strong>Honorable Menti...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103334854/kengo-kuma-herzog-de-meuron-lvaro-siza-in-moma-s-conceptions-of-space-opening-july-4 Kengo Kuma, Herzog & de Meuron, Álvaro Siza in MoMA’s “Conceptions of Space”, opening July 4 Justine Testado 2014-07-03T17:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:42:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/up4jnaixi0p16ui5.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're on the hunt for some Fourth of July plans, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will celebrate the opening of its "Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture" exhibition tomorrow. Featuring recently acquired projects from international and emerging architects and artists, the exhibition highlights the evolving role of space through the context of architecture as an art form, and how it serves as a response to broader cultural issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2ovm9efh140bhov.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxv71osr4mwh1as0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqrqel2i15l4lmca.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kengo_kuma_herzog_de_meuron_alvaro_siza_in_momas_conceptions_of_space_openi/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103322777/get-lost-in-big-s-human-scale-maze Get lost in BIG's human-scale maze Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-03T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T23:25:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3de994b2221f19c888f2b02af62b5339.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum teamed up with international architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group to construct a maze right in the Great Hall. [...] The museum&rsquo;s &ldquo;ubergoal is that people walk out of here looking at their built world differently,&rdquo; Frankel says. &ldquo;We think this is sort of on the microlevel of that &mdash; forcing people to look up [as they navigate the maze] will make them look at our building differently.&rdquo;</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/103260143/the-mound-of-vend-me-digs-up-paris-dirty-revolutionary-past "The Mound of Vendôme" digs up Paris' dirty revolutionary past Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-02T19:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-03T12:22:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp5w607d10fdwq3v.jpg" width="514" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Situating&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/2418-the-mound-of-vendome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Mound of Vend&ocirc;me</strong></a>,&nbsp;the current exhibition on view at the <a href="http://www.cca.qc.ca/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a>, requires looking back into Paris' history after the French Revolution. For a tumultuous two months in 1871, the city was under the control of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Commune#The_destruction_of_the_Place_Vend.C3.B4me_Column" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commune de Paris</a>, a socialist revolutionary government.&nbsp;Their distaste for imperialistic brute force and Bonapartism led to their demolition of the Place&nbsp;Vend&ocirc;me Column,&nbsp;a monumental column celebrating Napoleon's military victories -- and so on May 16, 1871, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vend%C3%B4me_Column#The_Vend.C3.B4me_Column" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Column was felled</a>, and the statue of Napoleon from the Column's peak melted down for coins. After the Commune was ousted, the Column was rebuilt in 1874, topped by a copy of the original Napoleon statue.</p><p>To control the Column's fall and protect surrounding buildings, Communards piled a large mound of&nbsp;sand, straw, branches, and manure&nbsp;at its base, a large architectural intervention that completely disrupted the Column's imposing icon. These days, however, all traces of these events...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103174156/20-scholarships-for-aa-bilbao-visiting-school-computing-topos-iii-2014 20 Scholarships for AA BILBAO Visiting School: COMPUTING TOPOS III 2014 Archinect 2014-07-01T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T14:54:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efbih3wutqj13kln.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/visitingProgramme.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> is a worldwide network of design workshops and other&nbsp;programs organized by the Architectural Association School of Architecture. The event will take place in&nbsp;Bilbao&nbsp;from July 23rd to August 5th, focusing on new lectures over territorial macro and micro scales.</p><p>We have 20 scholarships for our Archinect readers interested on this activity &mdash; you just need to send your CV/portfolio and a statement explaining why you would like to participate in this event. For more details read below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczi99pnlt1jgixq.jpg"></p><p>From the AA Bilbao/San Sebastian Visiting School description:</p><p>"The workshop will explore the question of &lsquo;place&rsquo; or &lsquo;topos&rsquo; and its radical transformation in the recent years due to the proliferation and availability of environmental parameters. Departing from the notion of &lsquo;computing,&rsquo; understood as information processing, strategies of &lsquo;data mining&rsquo; and &lsquo;indexing&rsquo; will be proposed as sensible readings of the site and the territory."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckwj5s1hs9wg6th7.jpg"></p><p>"The breeding of local environmental parameters will ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114687/facades-early-bird-special-extended-register-now Facades+ early bird special extended - register now! Sponsor 2014-06-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T14:49:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvo2ms5tcmb757dx.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and act now: <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Performance</a> has just extended its early bird registration by two weeks.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper </em>and Enclos, this two-day conference in Chicago will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices.</p><p>On July 24th and 25th, Facades+ offers the incredible chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion-based panels and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>Take advantage of the extended early bird special and save up to $150 on a 2-day combo.</p><p>Learn more and register now at <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114683/22-landscape-installations-now-at-the-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec-s-reford-gardens 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkojexg1ka5wmlzj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xmm98v2ntomhx8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvrgx52ymsguybjm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxxn6ckpzmqh1hwz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/quv0r04rpfxxtvce.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8u7b2apz9y7i9s.jpg"></p><p>See more projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/22_garden_installations_now_at_the_15th_international_garden_festival_in_qu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102860203/how-the-bloomberg-mayors-challenge-is-being-received-in-europe How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe Alexander Walter 2014-06-27T13:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7ab3dc51f84367a352fa7ba9276a1da8.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can a U.S. organization really tell Europe how to run its cities better? [...] Following a successful inaugural challenge last year, the city innovation contest crossed the Atlantic in 2014, winnowing down European applicant cities to a shortlist of 21*, all of whom attended a two-day Ideas Camp staged in Berlin earlier this month. [...] A European organization could not realistically offer anything as substantial as &euro;9 million in prize money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99422397/twenty-one-finalists-for-the-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-competition-in-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102803156/how-to-pull-off-a-final-exhibition-for-hundreds-of-architecture-students How to pull off a final exhibition for hundreds of architecture students Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg" width="514" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you put together an exhibition of over sixty studios at once, including final reviews, for an entire architecture school? With the help of many devoted administrators. Often working behind the scenes and in conjunction with the Deans of schools, administrators like USC's Gail Peter Borden help design and implement final-year shows such as Blue Tape, the architecture school's massive end-of-year exhibition.</p><p>Archinect was <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on the ground at 2014's Blue Tape</a>&nbsp;this past May, and aside from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talking with Dean Quingyun Ma</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100944428/1st-year-goals-and-final-crit-anxieties-a-few-words-from-usc-architecture-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">checking in with a few first years</a>, I sat down with Gail Borden,&nbsp;Discipline Head of Architecture and Director of Graduate Architecture Programs at USC,&nbsp;to talk about how Blue Tape got started.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102624628/chicago-plans-architectural-biennial-for-2015 Chicago plans architectural biennial for 2015 Archinect 2014-06-24T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wq7pyp2mcmx6xf8r.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The upstart exhibition, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to announce Tuesday, will be called the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a nod to the prestigious Venice Biennale, which just opened its 14th international architecture exhibition. Chicago is billing its biennial as North America's biggest survey of international contemporary architecture, but the event faces a crowded field.</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/102321775/japan-s-toilennale-is-like-the-venice-biennale-but-for-toilets Japan’s Toilennale is like the Venice Biennale, but for toilets Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T21:45:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1ae8187e3177da7ee68460950c82880e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oita, a medium-sized manufacturing city in the southwest of Japan, hopes to make its mark&nbsp;next summer as the host of&nbsp;the first Toilennale&mdash;an arts festival celebrating toilets. [...] Tourism is the main focus of the art exhibit, but the Toilennale also promises to improve city services by renovating and beautifying bathrooms throughout downtown, beyond the 12 being turned into installations.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Is it too late for Koolhaas to include the Toilennale in the "toilets"&nbsp;<em>Fundamentals</em>&nbsp;tome?</p><p>Get up to date on Venice Biennale news (toilet and non-toilet):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters' coverage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Round-up</a> of critical reactions from architectural publications</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/102311319/drift-wins-pavilions-design-competition DRIFT wins Pavilions Design Competition Nathan Smith 2014-06-20T09:49:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T17:56:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/daltelv988xq7vnw.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>DRIFT proposes a triangular arrangement of eight foot diameter balloons that create a dynamic canopy over bourbon tastings, educational spaces for children and other groups. Jurors praised the project for its unexpected playfulness and relationship to historic river imagery. The design was interpreted by the panel of jurors as a type of inverted raft with romantic allusions to the journeys of Huckleberry Finn as well as the flatboats that once populated Louisville&rsquo;s wharf in great numbers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On October 15, 2014, Louisville will host the Centennial Festival of Riverboats to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville.&nbsp; During the summer of 2013, the Waterfront Development Corporation announced an international design competition for a series of temporary pavilions to be used during the celebration.&nbsp; Designs were required to accommodate a variety of uses and relate conceptually to the event while adhering to a stipulated material budget and public safety requirements.&nbsp;</p><p>Interest in the project was far-reaching, attracting a variety of established firms and creative practices from thirteen countries including twenty United States.&nbsp;</p><p>The winning entry, <em>DRIFT</em>, was submitted by Brooklyn-based design practice stpmj.&nbsp; Design team members Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim are both natives of Seoul, Korea.&nbsp; Stpmj has an impressive track record with inventive design projects as evidenced by works such as <em>Invisible Barn</em>, a reflective structure proposed for the Socrates Sculptu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale Archinect rounds up critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T11:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vgex3jicofo8lwt.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas, officially opened on June 7, under the theme "Fundamentals". The deluge of criticism and reporting coming out of the Biennale will surely continue until it closes November 23, but so far reactions from the architectural journalism community seem pretty consistent. Critics seem at once relieved that the biennale is not given away to preening and doting upon architectural personalities, but instead focused on "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66227111/rem-koolhaas-announces-fundamentals-to-be-2014-s-venice-biennale-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, not architects</a>", as per Koolhaas' design. The flip-side of this could be seen as replacing objects of starchitectural value with a too-safe generalism, imbued with the self-importance of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Responses seem largely concerned with interpreting the man at the same time as his Biennale, rather than investigating the interplay of national pavilions' personalities under a unifying theme. But we've got many months to go, and this is only the beginning.</p><p>But with the sheer mass o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102156079/neural-cartography-mapping-the-brain-s-response-to-dumbo-in-brooklyn Neural Cartography: Mapping the Brain's Response to DUMBO in Brooklyn Ayesha Ghosh 2014-06-18T14:47:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:14:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zkdd8no0ynqqd4k.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100074122/getting-neural-van-alen-hosts-how-does-the-brain-respond-to-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"How Does the Brain Respond to the City?"</a> event last month,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vanalen.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>&nbsp;released a short video expanding on the<a href="http://www.thecloudlab.org/dumbo_neural_cartography.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Dumbo Mental Map Project</a>. Collaborating with GSAPP's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thecloudlab.org/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cloud Lab</a>, the video gives an insider look at the experiment, which uses EEG brain computer interfaces to gather data on participant's neural responses to the DUMBO outdoor urban environment.&nbsp;</p><p>The dynamic visualization of the 50 participant's mental activity data overlayed on the neighborhood is also available. The hypnotic video opens the door to entirely new forms of mapping and site analysis.&nbsp;</p>