Archinect - News 2016-12-09T16:29:37-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149982135/charles-leadbeater-on-the-meaning-of-home-in-today-s-culture-of-rootlessness Charles Leadbeater on the meaning of home in today's culture of rootlessness Alexander Walter 2016-12-09T15:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T15:43:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xw60agsfuzyc2qp3.jpg" width="650" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tiny house is just one example of the lengths to which people will go to create a sense of home even when they lack the means for it. It&rsquo;s just one symptom of a much wider and intensifying search for belonging, which makes home as important to politics as the idea of class or rights &ndash; especially now, when so many people feel displaced, both literally and figuratively, by life in innovation-driven, high-tech, networked capitalism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948248/humans-and-other-things-that-nest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humans and other things that nest</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980461/how-tadao-ando-defines-his-own-home-for-the-spirit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Tadao Ando defines his own "home for the spirit"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969474/the-downsides-of-the-charming-holdout-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The downsides of the charming "holdout" houses</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982133/jean-nouvel-s-court-battle-over-the-philharmonie-continues Jean Nouvel's court battle over the Philharmonie continues Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-09T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T14:33:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzwpzo3c7nxvrazu.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taking the view that the owner of the Philharmonie had modified and thus defiled his architectural work, Jean Nouvel had sued ... asking the court to order the owner to perform all works necessary for the restoration of his work so as to comply with the architectural plans he had initially drawn. [...] The case at hand renews the debate on the difficulties of granting remedies which constitute an acceptable way to balance the proprietor's rights and the moral rights of architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get caught up on Nouvel's dispute with the Philharmonie:</p><ul><li><a title="Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris</a></li><li><a title="Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122138612/jean-nouvel-files-for-court-order-against-philharmonie-de-paris-dispute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute</a></li><li><a title="Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982125/cities-should-be-very-wary-of-trump-s-plan-for-urban-renewal Cities should be very wary of Trump's 'Plan for Urban Renewal' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-09T13:35:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T13:35:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/42/42e94ef884f785b72ae063b9b16f007e.jpg" width="650" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among scholars and many city dwellers, urban renewal is remembered for its vast destruction of minority communities, when entire neighborhoods were razed for housing, highways and civic projects. [...] Is Mr. Trump knowingly or accidentally embracing historical conflict? The answer depends, in part, on how much we think Mr. Trump, a real estate developer and son of a real estate developer, knows about the history of the conflict over the shape of the American city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981644/5-housing-experts-offer-opinions-about-ben-carson-s-direction-as-hud-head" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry on Trump: &quot;I'm very worried about him&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981475/frank-gehry-on-trump-i-m-very-worried-about-him" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry on Trump: "I'm very worried about him"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974022/america-s-inner-city-dichotomy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">America's 'inner city' dichotomy</a></li><li><a title="President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></li><li><a title="Trump pilfers Clinton's plan for an 'infrastructure bank'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979660/trump-pilfers-clinton-s-plan-for-an-infrastructure-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump pilfers Clinton's plan for an 'infrastructure bank'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982022/diy-space-after-ghost-ship-safety-community-and-informal-venues-after-oakland-s-tragic-fire-ft-s-surface-and-david-keenan-on-archinect-sessions-91 DIY Space, After Ghost Ship: Safety, community and informal venues after Oakland's tragic fire, ft. S. Surface and David Keenan on Archinect Sessions #91 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-08T19:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T13:44:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfnqj4rip8ocu3w8.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Friday night, a fire broke out during a concert at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, California, killing (at present count) 36 people. While the precise cause of the fire is still unknown, the building was rife with code violations that accelerated the fire's damage, many related to its adapted use for living and work-spaces. While criminal investigations are just beginning, local artists worry that the city will use the tragedy to crack down on other adaptive and DIY venues in the Bay Area, restricting access even further to affordable spaces in an already tight housing market.</p><p>Within the architecture community, the tragedy has prompted discussions surrounding the safety and vitality of DIY venues, and the long-term effects of such building code violations for gentrification and zoning. To discuss on the podcast, we're joined by two guests who have personal and professional experience with forming community spaces: designer, curator and organizer S. Surface, and David Keenan...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982040/remembering-the-aids-epidemic-and-its-relationship-to-the-new-york-real-estate-market Remembering the AIDS epidemic—and its relationship to the New York real estate market Nicholas Korody 2016-12-08T17:14:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T17:18:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fnk3xld6r5cdv8id.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One good thing to come of the substitution of a hospital serving the whole downtown community with homogenous housing for the wealthy is St. Vincent&rsquo;s Triangle Park, [...] home to the nearly completed New York City AIDS Memorial [...] Real estate plays an outsize role in most New York stories. In the story of AIDS, it has become crucial to understanding both the way that the city handled, or mishandled, the crisis in its early days and the way that the crisis forever marked the city in return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To mark the opening of the new New York City AIDS Memorial designed by Studio ai, Alexandra Schwartz reflects on the complicated relationship between the epidemic, the gay activist community, and real estate.</p><p>"The disease started charting its course through the city just as the bearish real-estate market, coaxed out of hibernation by policies favorable to developers, turned relentlessly bullish," Schwartz writes. "As people died, their same-sex partners, denied the sorts of survivor benefits to which a spouse would be entitled, were evicted from the homes they had shared; newly vacated blocks of affordable apartments were converted into high-end condos and market-rate rentals."</p><p>In fact, according to the article, the neighborhoods of Manhattan that had the highest rates of HIV infection later experienced the most rapid gentrification.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvhads3sks87koxa.jpg"></p><p>For more on public health, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134105904/preventing-disease-and-upholding-public-health-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preventing disease and upholding public health through architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970914/pollution-plagued-paris-to-ban-cars-from-the-side-of-the-seine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981798/twa-hotel-hopes-to-revive-saarinen-s-iconic-terminal-at-jfk 'TWA Hotel' hopes to revive Saarinen's iconic terminal at JFK Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-07T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T13:15:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e050nfok941f703b.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>water would bubble again in Isamu Noguchi&rsquo;s green marble fountain in the Ambassador Lounge, softly masking the tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik chatter of a Solari di Udine split-flap display board announcing flight departures and arrivals [...] The architects of the hotel project are Beyer Blinder Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects. Beyer Blinder Belle was responsible for the sumptuous restoration of Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $265 million TWA Hotel project, slated to open in late 2018, would be connected to Saarinen's Trans World Flight Center and Terminal 5 through tubes that used to guide passengers from TWF to their aircraft.&nbsp;As reported by the&nbsp;<em>Times,&nbsp;</em>the Hotel plan has been hailed by preservationists for its restoration of the terminal, which will require developer MCR to "remediate asbestos throughout the headhouse and rebuild or update mechanical systems." However, preservationists aren't so jazzed about the hotel's six stories, one fearing its height would "effectively imprison the headhouse, both reducing the amount of natural light entering it and severely restricting the outward views from the interior.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on Saarinen's terminal and happenings at JFK:</p><ul><li><a title="Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136956774/eero-saarinen-s-dormant-jfk-terminal-to-become-jet-blue-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel</a></li><li><a title="Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year</a></li><li><a title="JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal</a></li><li><a title="Hotelier, Andre Balazs, to convert JFK&rsquo;s historic TWA terminal into a hotel and conference center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81462395/hotelier-andre-balazs-to-convert-jfk-s-historic-twa-terminal-into-a-hotel-and-conference-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotelier, Andre Balazs, to convert JFK&rsquo;s historic TWA term...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981701/chicago-design-firm-casts-hammy-metaphor-over-trump-tower Chicago design firm casts hammy metaphor over Trump Tower Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T19:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x7/x71tzf9e483ufiut.jpg" width="650" height="783" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New World Design Ltd. has shared a hypothetical proposal that would partially obscure the view of the infamous Trump Tower Chicago sign with four giant, gold-colored balloon pigs. [...] the pigs would be tethered to buoys in the Chicago River and provide &ldquo;visual relief to the citizens of Chicago,&rdquo; many of whom are presumably tired of seeing Trump&rsquo;s name everywhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More acts of architectural protest:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Respond to the AIA&rsquo;s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump</a></li><li><a title="Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces</a></li><li><a title="Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483588/hawaii-protesters-block-construction-of-giant-telescope-on-sacred-mountain-mauna-kea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea</a></li><li><a title="Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981699/riba-announces-2016-president-s-awards-for-research-winners RIBA announces 2016 President's Awards for Research winners Justine Testado 2016-12-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b44qyyk4tr5cfaef.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects announced today four winners of the 2016 President's Awards for Research, which recognizes top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners...This year's competition received 75 applications from 14 countries on five continents, making it the most competitive to date...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The winning research projects this year are:</p><p><strong>History and Theory:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Edward Denison, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK; Medhanie Teklemariam and Dawit Abraha, Asmara Heritage&nbsp;Project, Eritrea<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Asmara &ndash; Africa&rsquo;s Modernist City: UNESCO World Heritage Nomination&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2j1xbjnxymn5md1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Cities and Community:&nbsp;</strong>Dr Irit Katz, University of Cambridge, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;The Common Camp: Temporary Settlements as a Spatio-political Instrument in Israel-Palestine&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrfb5mugxrmu184e.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design and Technical:</strong>&nbsp;Dr Michael Ramage and Dr Rob Foster, University of Cambridge, UK;&nbsp;Simon Smith, Smith and Wallwork, UK;&nbsp;Kevin Flanagan and Ron Bakker, PLP Architecture, UK&nbsp;<br><strong>Project:</strong>&nbsp;&ldquo;Supertall Timber: Design Research for the Next Generation of Natural Structure&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nosjio87yw66wdf2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Learning from Projects:</strong>&nbsp;David Roberts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK<br><strong>Project:&nbsp;</strong>&ldquo;Make Public: Performing Public Housing in Ern&ouml; Goldfinger&rsquo;s Balfron Tower&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulnzasoun8sxujm0.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5347/winners-of-the-2016-riba-president-s-awards-for-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149981651/vincent-callebaut-s-luxe-green-agora-garden-tower-twists-up-the-taipei-skyline Vincent Callebaut's luxe, green Agora Garden Tower twists up the Taipei skyline Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:32:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ad/add8a1328b71a76a98af42476d2fcd66.jpg" width="650" height="551" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After his firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures was awarded the bid to create the building in 2010, Callebaut decided to erect a structure that was "like an inhabited tree," that could create a green urban landmark for the city with a minimal carbon footprint. Slated for a completion in September 2017, the tower will stand 20 stories tall with a 90 degree twist that is achieved with a 4.5 degree turn per floor as the building ascends.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vincent Callebaut, the Belgian architect known for audacious, ecologically-minded design proposals now has a project under construction in Taipei.&nbsp;We previously featured&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/76244/showcase-lilypad-a-floating-ecopolis-for-ecological-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Callebaut's "LILYPAD, A Floating Ecopolis for Ecological Refugees"</a>&nbsp;in 2008.</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a title='France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128025752/france-mandates-green-roofs-for-all-new-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></li><li><a title="Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></li><li><a title="Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981644/5-housing-experts-offer-opinions-about-ben-carson-s-direction-as-hud-head 5 housing experts offer opinions about Ben Carson's direction as HUD head Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T14:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:09:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t7/t770mlvwlpjxqmqm.jpg" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are the likely policy goals of a neurosurgeon appointed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by a man who can't stop disappointedly tweeting at Alec Baldwin? "There&rsquo;s not a dearth of qualified Republicans for that job, so if you choose somebody with no background in housing, it says something about your priorities,&rdquo; says&nbsp;Julia Gordon, executive vice president of the National Community Stabilization Trust, according to an article in <a href="https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/housing-experts-say-ben-carson-HUD-secretary-nomination" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NextCity</a>. Various other housing experts, including Barbara Sard and Benjamin Dulchin, voiced concern about the man with no actual federal housing experience, although former HUD official Maurice Jones was cautiously optimistic, saying that "whatever agenda or whatever priority they have, I look forward to learning what that is."&nbsp;The article goes on to note that:&nbsp;</p><p>"a&nbsp;<em>Washington Times</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/23/ben-carson-obamas-housing-rules-try-to-accomplish-/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>&nbsp;by Ben Carson published in July 2015 indicates that he either does not understand or does not support the AFFH rule [Affirmatively Furthering...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981633/amazon-s-newest-venture-promises-to-shake-up-retail-design-and-eliminate-the-need-for-cashiers-altogether Amazon's newest venture promises to shake up retail design—and eliminate the need for cashiers altogether Nicholas Korody 2016-12-06T12:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T12:49:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/so/soy0r2n6lj372jm8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;No lines. No checkouts. No registers. Welcome to Amazon Go.&rdquo; The newest &ldquo;disruption&rdquo; offered by Silicon Valley promises to radically shake up retail design in the name, per usual, of increased efficiency. Located in Seattle, the Amazon Go store is a market without cashiers. Instead, shoppers simply download an app that gives them access to the store. As they pick up items, their virtual shopping cart is automatically adjusted. When they leave the store, a bill is sent to their Amazon account. Amazon Go uses computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning&mdash;a technology bundle Amazon has dubbed &lsquo;Just Walk Out&rsquo;&mdash;to track the shopping experience.</p><p>Of course, this newest innovation could radically change the way we design retail environments. It also means Amazon will know even more about our shopping preferences and be able to tailor advertisements ever more precisely. Perhaps most importantly, Amazon Go threatens to eliminate the need for cashiers. Currently, 3.4 million Americans work ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981531/send-your-ideas-to-the-2016-chicago-prize-on-the-edge-competition Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition Justine Testado 2016-12-05T19:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T19:46:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/af/afvcm04p7m02ed70.gif" width="800" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A hotspot for land-use disputes, the urban development of Chicago's Lakefront is the subject of the&nbsp;2016 Chicago Prize competition, "On the Edge&rdquo;. Launched on November 29 by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the competition seeks speculative architectural interventions for the Lakefront &ldquo;in consideration of the stated issues that imagine and speculate its scape&rdquo; &mdash; as exemplified in recent situations like the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a>,&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120664296/2014-chicago-prize-winners-envision-the-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barack H. Obama Presidential Library</a>, or the impacts of Lake Shore Drive.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ax/axf2d2ztkkwu2bmh.jpg"><br><em>The Chicago Lakefront. Photo: Payton Chung/Flickr.</em></p><p>The CAC asks: &ldquo;Would new strategies of zoning recharge this long strip of stand-alone city-land? Can architectural interventions function as a framework for the excitation of the edge? How will the collision of the metropolis and the lake create a radical emergence of the unimaginable?&rdquo;</p><p>There is no set program for this competition.&nbsp;A Question-and-Answer period is open now until December ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981314/from-the-editors-our-favorite-projects-of-2016 From the editors: our favorite projects of 2016 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T18:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o3tkofxl4kiqgqme.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kicking off our celebration of all the great work that came out of 2016, we have some personal favorites from our writers and editors. We'll take the time to toast the prize-winners later, but for now, these are a few of the projects that we just loved from 2016:</p><p><strong>Julia Ingalls</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ts/tswbv7e60ow119fu.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968710/the-architecture-of-grief-inside-oma-s-an-occupation-of-loss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>OMA's "An Occupation of Loss"</em></a></p><p>Big idea intangibles can often result in a pass/fail situation for architects; either they create something astonishing, or something astonishingly bad. OMA's attempt to tackle grief in this joint work with an artist provides the right mix of personal interactivity and procedure while simultaneously giving form and a kind of comfort to an experience we invariably all must tackle at some point.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/net94y7vuj0vlnru.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972561/steven-holl-s-visual-arts-building-opens-oct-7th-at-university-of-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Steven Holl's University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</em></a></p><p>Steven Holl is one of my all-time favorites because his works usually always enhance qualities already present in the site. His mastery of natural light distinguishes him, and is on prominent display here: the entire building serves as a kind ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981513/craig-dykers-on-sn-hetta-s-innovation-lessons Craig Dykers on Snøhetta's innovation lessons Alexander Walter 2016-12-05T17:31:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T17:32:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l9/l95d8edy6zvwy8k0.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been privileged to interview Craig Dykers, founding partner in the extraordinary global architecture firm Sn&oslash;hetta, on several occasions and walked away each time incredibly inspired by the breadth and depth of their creativity and innovation approaches. [...] Analyzing their innovation process can yield important lessons for companies. Here are some highlights.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>Forbes</em> <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/michellegreenwald/2016/12/02/17-important-innovation-lessons-from-one-of-the-worlds-great-architecture-firms/#7152c30138af" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">list</a> of&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta innovation lessons and glimpses into the firm's intercontinental problem-solving process includes flat hierarchies, embrace of contrasts across a variety of sectors, an internal podcast, and celebration of good news, among many others.</p><p>Other Sn&oslash;hetta&nbsp;stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943339/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-sn-hetta-s-sfmoma-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of Sn&oslash;hetta's SFMOMA addition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951182/the-mountaineers-craig-dykers-and-elaine-molinar-of-sn-hetta-on-one-to-one-27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Mountaineers: Craig Dykers and Elaine Molinar of Sn&oslash;hetta on One-to-One #27</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981496/listen-to-our-final-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Listen to our final interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T16:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T16:53:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s6foq21ygqyhmvu.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>. Last week, we released the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first half of the interviews</a>, and this week we've got the rest.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979380/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-5-with-lou-pesce-of-metabolic-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lou Pesce</strong></a>&nbsp;(designer with Metabolic Studio)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Julia Meltzer</strong></a>&nbsp;(director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>&nbsp;</strong>(co-director of LA-M&aacute;s)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renee Dake Wilson</strong></a>&nbsp;(partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Robinson</a>&nbsp;</strong>(assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)</p><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>&nbsp;</strong>(founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong>One-to-One</strong>&nbsp;#48, featuring the last four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the lo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981475/frank-gehry-on-trump-i-m-very-worried-about-him Frank Gehry on Trump: "I'm very worried about him" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T13:35:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:01:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1n/1ng348zbw9imjihq.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the dual Canadian-American citizen expressed serious concerns about the incoming commander-in-chief. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know whether we should get into politics here because some of you may think Trump is OK, but I&rsquo;m very worried about him,&rdquo; said Gehry, 87. &ldquo;I remember in 1937 and being in Canada and listening to Hitler&rsquo;s speeches on radio &ndash; and this resounded similar to me. It&rsquo;s just frightening.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quoted above from a recent discussion at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Frank Gehry told the audience that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">he was not leaving the U.S. for France</a>, while facing the imminent future of a "frightening" Trump presidency. In a previous interview with&nbsp;<em>Le Figaro</em>, a French newspaper, Gehry had mentioned French president Francois Hollande's offer for him to seek self-exile in France.</p><p>More Gehry on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979851/lawsuit-alleges-frank-gehry-s-iac-building-is-melting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976668/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-unanimously-approved-by-l-a-city-council" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council</a></li><li><a title="Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969454/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-accepted-by-eisenhower-family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981477/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-12-05T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T14:51:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djrjr217fjcmrs8t.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a perfect time of year to take stock (the 'silly season' of parties hasn't quite started, but we are quickly moving towards the year's close), this week provides a series of events focusing on reflection. From&nbsp;collections showing the life works of iconic creators to&nbsp;a discussion on how we continue to work in the city;&nbsp;and from looking at the concept of the city itself from a different (sweeter) angle, to challenging our consumer society through craft.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8539/workshop-gingerbread-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Workshop - Gingerbread Houses! |&nbsp;7-21&nbsp;December</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8668/gingerbread-city-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gingerbread City - exhibition | 7-22 December</a></strong></p><p><a title="Image: Museum of Architecture" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/800x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ym/ymovx7jf4idwyr6w.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture are opening&nbsp;<em>The&nbsp;Gingerbread City</em> this week, a new, annual&nbsp;competition where practices have designed and created gingerbread plots, which come together to create an entire city of sugar.&nbsp;&nbsp;Different city zones had different briefs, ranging from Unite d&rsquo;Hobnob (high density, central urban a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981307/moreau-kusunoki-winners-of-guggenheim-helsinki-competition-respond-to-rejected-plans-an-extraordinary-adventure-despite-the-disappointing-result Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:51:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xs/xspdut66fpx93wzh.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki's city council has rejected</a> the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130277836/who-are-helsinki-guggenheim-winners-nicolas-moreau-and-hiroko-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design by Moreau Kusunoki</a> most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:</p><p><em>Guggenheim Helsinki was an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result of the vote from the City Council of Helsinki.</em></p><p><br><em>The reflections we had in conceiving the 21th-century museum in Helsinki were thought-provoking and revelatory, such as the participatory and social dimensions of the museum, the studies on in-between spaces and flexible use, and the use of charred-wood cladding.</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;<br>This journey was also an opportunity to meet exceptional professionals, whose commitment to promoting art and architecture we deeply admire.</em></p><p><br><em>We are confident that this project represents a stepping stone and the possibility of an exciting future for our firm and for the field of architecture. It encourages new thoughts ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729.jpg" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981082/having-bazillions-of-dollars-helps Having bazillions of dollars helps Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T20:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:26:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9zoy9e5b1c146b5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even if the townhouses look alike and they&rsquo;re next to each other, they don&rsquo;t always have the same floor levels. So we&rsquo;ll have to find a way to eliminate the party wall between them. It&rsquo;s really taking apart both houses and rebuilding them as one. If the client wants these big open spaces, we have to dismantle the interior of these buildings and then rebuild them together as a 40-foot-wide building</p></em><br /><br /><p>S. Jhoanna Robledo reviews the latest trend in urban living for the wealthy, the Franken&shy;mansion.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981092/s-o-paulo-named-grand-prize-winner-in-2016-mayors-challenge São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-12-01T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n71qw61xcji0tpur.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of this year&rsquo;s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medell&iacute;n and Bogot&aacute;, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."</em></p><p>Click <a href="http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ideas/sao-paulo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about&nbsp;the winning proposal "S&atilde;o Paulo: Growing Farmers&rsquo; Income, Shrinking Urban Sprawl."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109659675/barcelona-wins-grand-prize-in-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-for-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge for Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147654209/s-o-paulo-s-big-bet-on-housing-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981007/hud-winked-ben-carson-takes-on-housing-for-trump-and-zha-distances-itself-from-patrik-schumacher-on-archinect-sessions-90-ft-special-guest-marc-miller HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T01:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cenxbs3zt5x2bjak.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980868/from-the-border-wall-to-the-pritzker-prize-the-architectural-controversies-that-defined-2016 From the border wall to the Pritzker Prize: the architectural controversies that defined 2016 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-01T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:41:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5us0rqe9z3ee95h.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the year comes to a close, we're taking the opportunity to reflect on its defining moments. 2016 has been, for many of us, a pretty tough year&mdash;and the architecture community hasn't been immune to its trials and tribulations. Here's a round-up of some of the biggest controversies, debacles, and fiascos of the year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ja/jacrpk9x28o2qrgo.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Boorish Border Wall Competition</strong></p><p>Long before Donald Trump went from long-shot presidential candidate to President-elect, a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial competition</a> was launched to design the border wall that remains one his major campaign promises. Initiated by the mysterious Third Mind Foundation, the competition provoked immediate and intense backlash because of its asserted &ldquo;neutrality&rdquo; in regards to a proposal considered by many to represent the heights of xenophobia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20l278w5ncq9l7gz.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Great Tokyo Olympic Stadium Debacle</strong></p><p>This <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debacle</a> actually began in 2015, but it continued well into 2016. Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition to design the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and proc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud What Ben Carson's federal inexperience means for HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-30T16:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T11:46:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9fmnkfl7gaq1def.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Carson wants to dramatically change the nature of HUD, all he needs to do is nothing &mdash; a course of action he seems temperamentally inclined to accept. Under Carson, HUD could stop enforcement of that "socialist" Fair Housing Act. It could stop prodding local governments to increase access to homes. It could look the other way when local ordinances sequester government-mandated affordable housing away from those with enough pull to say "not in my backyard."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></li><li><a title="Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a title="U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:42:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session Mia Lehrer discusses her long-running history with the LA River's redevelopment on our final 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-29T13:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2clrzb2fjj3ljxih.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's here: our final interview from 'Next Up: The LA River', featuring Mia Lehrer of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>. Lehrer was a major driving force in the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, and has worked for nearly 20 years on projects related to the River&mdash;undeniably preceding any involvement from Frank Gehry.</p><p>Paul Petrunia sits down with Lehrer to speak about her history with the river and its redevelopment, as well as her thoughts for how the project must proceed. Read more about Lehrer's work on the LA River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To get caught up on all Mini-Sessions from our Next Up: The LA River event, you can listen to the whole first half at once on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a> (the second half will be available next week), or download each interview separately through <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;Mini-Session #8&nbsp;</strong>from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&nbsp;</strong>with<strong>&nbsp;Mia Lehrer</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Po...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980614/waterfront-towers-reel-in-unusual-loan-deal Waterfront Towers Reel In Unusual Loan Deal Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-29T12:10:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6q8qnjs63x24un8g.jpg" width="650" height="845" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of the foundations are completed for the three buildings, which will have rental apartments on the lower floors and condominiums on the upper ones. The partnership tapped Uruguayan architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, who designed the slender ultraluxury condo skyscraper at 432 Park Ave., Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects LLP and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC to design the glass, stone and metal towers, which range from 34 to 38 stories tall.</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/149980543/15-awesome-architectural-organizations-to-support-this-giving-tuesday 15 awesome architectural organizations to support this Giving Tuesday Nicholas Korody 2016-11-29T09:15:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T23:15:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hf/hfruns67t12l8ah2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you&rsquo;re living under a rock, you&rsquo;re probably aware of the hectic, often deadly consumer feeding frenzy known as Black Friday. Then, of course, there&rsquo;s Cyber Monday, when you can get all kinds of deals without having to leave your bedroom. But less people know about <a href="https://www.givingtuesday.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#GivingTuesday</a>, a project started in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation &amp; Social Impact and 92nd Street Y. As its name suggests, #GivingTuesday is all about giving back. If you&rsquo;re willing and able to donate some of your hard-earned cash, here&rsquo;s a list of some architecture-relevant organizations that could use your help:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3ve374efmj87ww3u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Open Architecture Collaborative</strong></p><p>The Open Architecture Collaborative is an international network of local grassroots chapters that teams architects and designers with nonprofits, municipalities, and local community groups in order to utilize their skills to help marginalized communities. Many of the chapters first started off as part of the now-defunct Architecture for Humanity. Find out more <a href="http://www.openarchcollab.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here...</a></p>