Archinect - News 2014-09-30T14:19:48-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110170211/tech-tycoon-loses-forced-to-keep-beach-open Tech-Tycoon Loses Forced to Keep Beach Open Nicholas Korody 2014-09-30T11:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-30T11:34:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/52/52xkv2oq9wazqyy7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>San Mateo County Court Judge Barbara Mallach has ruled against Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla in a lawsuit over public access to Martin&rsquo;s Beach. According to the ruling, Khosla will be required to seek a permit from the California Coastal Commission before locking gates at the beach, as well as to consult with the community to determine changes to the property and public access to the beach.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The secluded Martin's Beach in San Mateo County has been a cherished spot for locals for decades. When Khosla purchased his 53-acre property there in 2008, he locked the gate to the beach, closing off public access. This is just one example of a long history of wealthy property owners trying to privatize beaches. But in the state of California, everything below the mean tide line is public. Still, since access paths sometimes have to be maintained by adjacent property owners, things tend to get complicated.</p><p>A few months ago, we posted about the case as it was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102259076/a-battle-for-public-beach-access-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developing</a>. We mentioned the LA Rangers, an awesome group of urban vigilantes who lead tours on how to access beaches that have &ndash; often illegally &ndash; been marked as private. Check out their work <a href="http://laurbanrangers.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110114834/la-drops-helipad-requirement-for-tall-buildings-enter-la-skyline-2-0 LA drops helipad requirement for tall buildings; enter LA skyline 2.0 Archinect 2014-09-29T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T18:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezlmwktd0f9h494z.jpg" width="514" height="232" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a move that could dramatically change Los Angeles&rsquo; skyline, city leaders announced Monday that helicopter landing facilities will no longer be required atop new buildings. The fire code requirement has been criticized for contributing to the &ldquo;flat-topped&rdquo; look of Los Angeles&rsquo; skyline, particularly in downtown. Los Angeles was the only major U.S. city with such a rule, which has been in place since at least the 1970s.</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/110105158/how-majora-carter-plans-to-transform-a-building-of-injustice-in-new-york How Majora Carter Plans to Transform a Building of Injustice in New York Archinect 2014-09-29T14:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T14:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/6583b5af5525ac0d48811152abce6359.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Spofford Juvenile Center was a particularly painful landmark in the Hunts Point community in the Bronx when it was built in 1957... [Majora Carter] envisions the Spofford site combining mixed-income housing, open space and economic development that would appeal to the neighborhood&rsquo;s existing demographics. Carter is a supporter of affordable housing, but thinks that if it&rsquo;s built in isolation, you still haven&rsquo;t solved the problems of employment and a lack of amenities.</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/110101134/buenos-aires-s-citizens-take-to-the-courts-to-save-the-paris-of-south-america-from-bulldozers Buenos Aires's citizens take to the courts to save the 'Paris of South America' from bulldozers Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T13:29:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1z08nnpqnsc7cqrp.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buenos Aires has not traditionally been concerned about preservation. Only a handful of buildings remain from the colonial years after the city's founding in 1536 in what is now the old San Telmo tourist district. The Parisian architecture of the early 20th century has also been shrinking because of the property boom that accompanied a renewed spurt of economic growth in the last decade until 2013.</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/110035369/design-dialogue-brian-mackay-lyons Design Dialogue: Brian Mackay-Lyons Keith Zawistowski 2014-09-29T00:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T08:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yn/yncw2lmnrqnepcmr.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On August 22nd, 2014 Brian Mackay-Lyons hopped off his tractor and wiped the diesel fuel off his hands to discuss architectural education with Keith and Marie Zawistowski, co-founders of the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech and partners of OnSite Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong><em>Brian MacKay-Lyons</em></strong><em>&nbsp;is the founding partner of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mlsarchitects.ca/mobile/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</a>, a professor at Dalhousie University, and the founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2012/architecture/GhostArchitecturalLaboratory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ghost Lab</a>&nbsp;&ndash; the now legendary 2-week summer design/build program that took place on his family farm in Nova Scotia from 1994 to 2011.&nbsp;</em><em>While relentlessly local, Brian&rsquo;s work has been recognized internationally with more than 100 awards, 300 publications, and 100 exhibitions. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects recognized the collective work and influence of Ghost with an&nbsp;</em><em>Institute Honor Award for Architecture.&nbsp;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9jpt7k3n9vwl14c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Keith:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So what do you think the education and the architect ought to look like?</p><p><strong>Brian:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Well, what I don&rsquo;t think it needs to look like is an all design/build curriculum. I guess I have also learned that it has its limitations, like everything. One reason that Ghost has taken this hiatus is because I realized that I was being insincere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6i9iqxvay5cvjld3.jpg"></p><p>I believe an architect&rsquo;s role is not to be the builder. The architect&rsquo;s role &mdash; like a conduc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109875013/join-archinect-at-the-citylab-urban-solutions-to-global-challenges-conference-sept-29-30-in-los-angeles Join Archinect at the "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges" conference, Sept. 29 & 30 in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-26T17:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T18:49:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4stksfh093zn7qic.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CityLab's more than 400 attendees will bring together the people who are creating the cities of the future&mdash;dozens of mayors from around the world, practitioners, planners, architects, artists, economists, urban scholars, and other civic leaders&mdash;to discuss emerging trends and share best practices for common challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Archinect will be covering the second annual "CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges" conference, a summit for top figures in city governments, design, architecture, journalism and technology to address pressing urban issues. Hosted by&nbsp;<em>The Atlantic</em>&nbsp;in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the program will include presentations by:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/404112/eric-garcetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Garcetti<em>, </em></strong></a>Mayor,&nbsp;Los Angeles</li><li><strong>Brian Chesky</strong>, CEO and Founder, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb</a></li><li><strong>Henk Ovink</strong>, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</li><li><strong>Donald Shoup</strong>, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a></li><li><strong>John Zimmer</strong>, Co-Founder and President, Lyft</li><li><strong>Bill Peduto</strong>, Mayor, Pittsburgh</li><li><strong>Kasim Reed</strong>, Mayor, Atlanta</li></ul><p>We'll be live-tweeting the whole thing <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Archinect</a></strong>, Monday September 29 and Tuesday September 30, <strong>#CityLab2014</strong>. You can also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/citylab/2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-stream it here</a>.</p><p>If you're in Los Angeles and looking to take part, CityLab is also hosting "CityLab: Making L.A....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T20:13:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T12:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2rgm9pcov989twd.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cartoonist and journalist <a href="http://elerimai.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleri Mai Harris</a> tells&nbsp;the story of Canberra's creation by architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin (who also happened to be married to one another, and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright).</p><p>Read the piece in full, gorgeous watercolor on <em>Medium</em>:&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/re-form/the-utopian-city-that-wasnt-fba57df43875" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Utopian City That Wasn't:&nbsp;How two American architects won a competition to design Australia&rsquo;s capital in 1912</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109809212/under-the-radar-los-angeles-2 Under The Radar Los Angeles #2 Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-25T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-28T19:58:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlpl2y2zuozlc5k9.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>After it was built, some tenants pushed to have the building painted dark brown so it would look more "finished." Architect publicly protested this step, and the bank remained its simple, and quite effective, Brutalist self.</em></p><p>Take it for what it is. I think it is 10 stories too short.</p><p>Under The Radar Los Angeles&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79378410/under-the-radar-los-angeles-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#1</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109792318/hong-kong-tops-bloomberg-s-list-of-most-crowded-cities-by-2025 Hong Kong tops Bloomberg's list of "Most Crowded Cities" by 2025 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs2huqyyqtr3vfjm.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/visual-data/best-and-worst/most-crowded-in-2025-global-cities-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bloomberg </em>published their predictions for the top forty most densely populated cities</a> by 2025, with current #1 Hong Kong keeping the top spot, at nearly twice the projected density of #2, Salvador, Brazil. Hong Kong's population growth is predicted to grow by 32.8%, while Salvador's is nearly triple that rate at a 97.3% increase. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107479955/mexico-city-s-new-and-vivacious-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexico City</a> is #3, at 45.3% increase. The "crowded" metric is population per square mile, assuming that borders don't change (by land erosion or reclamation) by 2025.</p><p>Of the Top 40, the two cities with the highest estimated population growth (within the span of the generation leading up to 2025) are both in Saudi Arabia: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95877/zaha-hadid-s-petroleum-research-center-ironically-aims-for-leed-platinum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Riyadh</a> (166.6% increase) and&nbsp;Jiddah (137.4% increase), trailed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4597/brasilia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brasilia</a>, Brazil at 118.6%. The only other city with a projected growth of more than 100% is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/86820/atlanta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlanta</a>, Georgia, at 114.7% population growth to become the 40th most crowded city by 2025.</p><p>The cities with the lowest projected population growth are: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul-Incheon</a>, South Korea at 1.4...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109745690/editor-s-picks-386 Editor's Picks #386 Nam Henderson 2014-09-25T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T13:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7lie8fymlapyuwt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;continues his series, in which three architects discuss their transition from student to professional. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Eric H&ouml;weler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>&nbsp;makes the point that much of running a firm is about finding work;</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>In school everyone wants to be designers and have their own practice, but what most students don't connect is that having a practice is also being a businessman or woman &ndash; that you have to run a business which includes finding work, negotiating contracts and building consensus among people from different fields</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1u0cj4gx1pkbqqr.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109023596/material-witness-4-writing-on-the-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Material Witness #4</strong></a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explores how "<em>In cinema, signage plays a duplicitous role</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>NYC's historic 190 Bowery was part <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of a massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;re-published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a piece from 2008</a>, for historical context.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;remembers "<em>reading this when it originally posted. Thanks for putting it up again. Very sad that this unique space will be chewed up so that something not unique at all can take its p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109722333/seven-myths-about-new-urbanism Seven Myths About New Urbanism Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:31:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi93eax346528oo0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University and an untiring defender of the suburbs, begins a recent column in the Washington Post with a valid question: &ldquo;What is a city for?&rdquo; He then proceeds to get that question completely wrong. But really, we should be thanking him. In his article, he neatly sums up many of the key myths emerging from the anti-urbanism set, making my job of debunking these myths a lot easier.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The aforementioned WP column already managed to spark a lively discussion last month <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106633556/the-people-designing-your-cities-don-t-care-what-you-want-they-re-planning-for-hipsters" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109658067/u-s-dot-to-publish-its-own-manual-on-protected-bike-lanes U.S. DOT to Publish Its Own Manual on Protected Bike Lanes Alexander Walter 2014-09-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-30T13:40:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/53f8aa25d598d2b4e5fc5729e74b51c5.jpg" width="514" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before the end of this year, the Federal Highway Administration will release its own guidance on designing protected bike lanes. The agency&rsquo;s positions on bicycling infrastructure has matured in recent years. Until recently, U.S. DOT&rsquo;s policy was simple adherence to outdated and stodgy manuals like AASHTO&rsquo;s Green Book and FHWA&rsquo;s own Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) &mdash; neither of which included protected bike lanes.</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/109637103/texas-a-m-architecture-students-design-portable-ebola-treatment-clinics Texas A&M architecture students design portable Ebola treatment clinics Alexander Walter 2014-09-23T12:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:45:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eecc63f45e2a01feefe3d7c4274edb7.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&amp;M Master of Architecture students will be unveiled at a 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 presentation on the fourth floor of the Langford Architecture Center&rsquo;s Building A on the Texas A&amp;M campus.</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/109559938/geniuses-money-and-monuments-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-15-2014 Geniuses, money and monuments: Weekly News Round-Up for September 15, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T20:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnxw8zqj11bzsbmj.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Saturday, September 20</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>: RFR plans to spend upwards of $900M on property and land purchases by the end of 2014. One of its recent buys included the former "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">72-room&nbsp;bohemian dream house</a>" at 190 Bowery.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Friday, September 19</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art</a>: Lowe is currently a resident at Philadelphia's Pearl Street Project, which aims at making dimly-lit alleyways more safe. He is also the founder of Houston's Project Row Houses.</li><li><p><a title="Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods</a>: Pieces include a&nbsp;&pound;9,999 serving platter, &pound;43 cups and saucers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;&pound;4,860 Field of Towers chess set.</p></li><li><a title="Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328885/archinect-is-at-the-salk-institute-covering-the-academy-of-neuroscience-for-architecture-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference</a>: The three-day conference focused on topics in neuroscientific research that serve the architecture profession, including advances in mobile brain-computing interfaces and the neurological data behind a...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109578481/ncarb-announces-major-changes-to-idp-program NCARB announces major changes to IDP program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxipse6l24y9rdqu.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced today that it will be making significant changes to its Intern Development Program (IDP). Separate from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108199808/ncarb-revises-intern-architect-title-for-architects-pursuing-licensure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other considerations to change the IDP's terminology</a>, this decision chiefly includes two phases: (1) the removal of "elective" hourly requirements, and (2) condensing IDP's experience areas from the current 17 into six "practice-based categories", linked to future sections planned for the revised Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0. These changes will be implemented beginning mid-2015 and mid-2016, respectively.</p><p>By removing the "elective" IDP hours, NCARB is decreasing the total required from 5,600 to 3,740 (still based on the seventeen "core experience areas", until ARE 5.0 is in place). NCARB reportedly made this decision to cut down on the average amount of years it takes "interns" to become licensed. The current average is more than seven &mdash; five years for IDP and another 2.2 to complete the ARE...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109573636/in-residence-ricardo-bofill In Residence: Ricardo Bofill Archinect 2014-09-22T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T10:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogogzpzazhwyj9jb.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are houses, and then there&rsquo;s Ricardo Bofill&rsquo;s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. A grandiose monument to industrial architecture in the Catalonian town of Sant Just Desvern, La Fabrica is a poetic and personal space that redefines the notion of the conventional home.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T16:56:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109557507/the-eerie-architecture-of-east-germany-s-secret-police The Eerie Architecture of East Germany's Secret Police Archinect 2014-09-22T12:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:48:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f090b1382010e44f0b4cfac42aa71a19.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sterility of the photos, especially the images of prisoner bedrooms, hints at the degree to which the Stasi kept a tight lid on dissenters. In prison culture (or at least prison culture as it&rsquo;s portrayed in the movies), there&rsquo;s a lot of graffiti: on the walls, in library books, between cells. &ldquo;We were searching for any scratching or anything in the cells&mdash;usually you would think they were sending messages&mdash;but it was very clear you couldn&rsquo;t see anything&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/109099157/mosa-introduces-scenes-and-solids-tile-collections-to-the-american-market Mosa introduces Scenes and Solids tile collections to the American market Sponsor 2014-09-22T10:31:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vn/vn0rjwki1nqiapwe.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With over 130 years of tile-making experience, Dutch ceramic surface specialist <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a> continues its mission of creating reputable products for architects and designers worldwide with the U.S. debut of two new tile collections, <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes</a> and <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/solids" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Solids</a>. The Maastricht-based manufacturer meticulously crafted each collection with optimal standards of durability, visual flexibility, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified sustainable quality to add sophistication in a variety of design projects.</p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33bqw78d79t4wfp4.jpg"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8kzkr39xjtq0fbd.jpg"></a></p><p><em>&uarr; Tiles: <a href="http://www.mosa.nl/en/products/collection/mosa-scenes/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mosa Scenes collection</a></em></p><p><strong>MOSA SCENES:</strong></p><p>Mosa Scenes offers cost-effective style and versatility that can help architects and designers effortlessly create captivating environments. Available this October, the collection produces distinct wall and floor color gradations that add depth and richness to any surface.</p><p>Following Mosa's trademark of adaptability and originality, the Scenes collection features 8 color groups&nbsp;&mdash; consisting of 4 warm color sets and 4 cool colo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109513378/in-nyc-trophy-townhouses-are-back-in-favor-again In NYC trophy townhouses are back in favor again Nam Henderson 2014-09-21T23:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T10:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elccsox3hqgk6i1w.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;For 10 or so of these important properties to come on the market at the same time, that matters a lot,&rdquo; - Gregory J. Heym, an executive vice president and the chief economist for Halstead Property and Brown Harris Stevens</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this month Robin Finn, looked at one trend in Manhattan's luxury/high-end real estate market. Given the&nbsp;less than 2,000&nbsp;single-family homes in Manhattan, a recent influx of&nbsp;historic mansions and townhouses into the market, offers buyers a rare opportunity to avoid co-ops and condos.</p><p>Some are calling it a nouveau form of recycling, but without a doubt one that&nbsp;caters to the 1 percent.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-19T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:26:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2o2zmf22q0z4k13l.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RFR plans to spend $250 million on Manhattan land purchases, up to $500 million on office building deals and $100 million to $150 million more on retailing properties &mdash; all before the end of the year. [...] Perhaps the most under-the-radar purchase was 190 Bowery... Developers have been trying for years to buy the six-story Renaissance Revival structure, which appears abandoned, with blocked-off doorways, boarded-up windows and graffiti covering nearly all of the lower facade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For some more context on 190 Bowery, check out <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendy Goodman's 2008 profile of the family living there</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house Life in the Bowery's 72-room "Bohemian Dream House" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrw6wcidqw9m16u4.jpg" width="514" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn&rsquo;t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. [...] With the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn&rsquo;t some developer turning it into luxury condos? Because Jay Maisel, the photographer who bought it 42 years ago for $102,000, still lives there, with his wife, Linda Adam Maisel, and daughter, Amanda.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This 2008 piece on 190 Bowery is being published for historical context, on the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent occasion of the property being sold</a> to NYC developer, RFR Holdings.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109344177/debating-privatization-southbridge-towers-votes Debating Privatization: Southbridge Towers Votes Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T17:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef5c19dea5f7113c4b21dd023659da2d.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Charles Chawalko, a recent graduate of Parsons&rsquo; Design &amp; Urban Ecologies program, is a resident of Southbridge Towers, a 1,651-unit development that remains in the program. But as he explains below, his cooperative is in the midst of a decision over whether it will join the majority of Mitchell-Lama buildings and leave. To residents of Southbridge Towers, the vote over whether to opt out of Mitchell-Lama transcends the citywide conversation on affordable housing [...].</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/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:22:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8da9176a9a9e368797dd944387e4c679.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grassroots, place-based arts initiatives got a boost yesterday when the artist Rick Lowe was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Earlier this week, I profiled Lowe&rsquo;s dynamic approach to arts-driven revitalization in &ldquo;Street Makeover: Artists Bring Visibility to a Low-Lit Alley.&rdquo; Lowe is currently working as a multi-year resident of the Pearl Street Project, an alleyway transformation launched by Philadelphia&rsquo;s Asian Arts Initiative.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109328885/archinect-is-at-the-salk-institute-covering-the-academy-of-neuroscience-for-architecture-conference Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference Archinect 2014-09-19T12:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T20:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8wekdscruifjtpo.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Look for coverage of the confernce here on Archinect next week. For now, follow <a href="http://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect on Twitter</a>, or via <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/anfarch?f=realtime&amp;src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#anfarch</a></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/anfarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#anfarch Tweets</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4si8xoylf15k6gd.jpg"></p><p><em>The <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/academy_of_neuroscience_for_architecture_conference/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ANFA Conference</a> will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.&nbsp; The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations that will ignite change and unlock the potential of Neuroscience for Architecture.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109267885/editor-s-picks-385 Editor's Picks #385 Nam Henderson 2014-09-18T17:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T13:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syjjbnsqw0ogisso.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest entry in the <strong>Showcase:</strong> series featured <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108577997/showcase-stadthaus-m1-by-barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s Stadthaus M1</a>,&nbsp;located in the "sustainable model district" of Vauban in the already so-called "green city" of Freiburg.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h4fjj214gc4cubc.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;looked at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108655901/factory-berlin-a-new-tech-incubator-emerges-from-the-ruins-of-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Factory Berlin</a>, a "<em>start-up campus</em>" hosted by Google, built on a site where "<em>a section of the Berlin Wall...once housed a German Democratic Republic (GDR) watchpost</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;recommended "<em>if you want to keep the political going in your architecture crit, you could probably look at what I have considered the 3 downtowns of Berlin; look at them historically maybe - Kuferstendamm (west), Alexander Platz (east), and Potsdamer Plat (unified)</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d86dz5rgz7xqgfcd.jpg"><br><br><strong>News</strong><br>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">died on Sept. 3 in Manhatta</a>n. She was 85.</p><p>Until October 31,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the </a><a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> is acce...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109258234/the-getty-foundation-selects-the-first-10-modern-projects-to-receive-grants-in-worldwide-preservation-effort The Getty Foundation selects the first 10 modern projects to receive grants in worldwide preservation effort Justine Testado 2014-09-18T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T20:32:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s281l23n1qanmok1.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the sake of preserving the holy modern architectural canon (and some), The Getty Foundation officially announced today the first 10 projects to receive grants of their Keeping it Modern initiative. In a race against time among other challenging factors, the philanthropic effort aims to conserve the world's architectural landmarks of the 20th century.</p><p>The Foundation states Keeping it Modern will address the pressing issues involved with the conservation of modern architectural heritage through the support for key model projects. Each grant project was selected for its architectural significance and its potential to advance conservation practices relevant to modern architecture.</p><p>The first ten projects selected to receive funding are:</p><p>(Above) Louis Kahn&rsquo;s Salk Institute for Biological Studies</p><p>J&oslash;rn Utzon&rsquo;s Sydney Opera House<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/du509lx90l79ljwu.jpg"></p><p>Hilario Candela&rsquo;s Miami Marine Stadium<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nuwhs0ap0vfodstg.jpg"></p><p>Alvar Aalto&rsquo;s Paimio Sanatorium<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee2u4suzfske6jhq.jpg"></p><p>Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Robie House<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz4g2n6bupzp44um.jpg"></p><p>Ray and Charles Eames&rsquo; residence &lsquo;The Eames House&rsquo;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4s/4slo03ymxffsamkg.jpg"></p><p>I.M. Pei&rsquo;s Luc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109226100/the-truth-about-property-developers-they-are-ruining-our-cities The truth about property developers: they are ruining our cities Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:34:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/el7sgqse4aiyk5cy.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conditions that have been agreed are relentlessly renegotiated at reserved matters stage. Good architects are employed to win outline planning, then ditched for a cheaper alternative; high-quality materials are substituted for flimsy plastic panels &ndash; all in the name of viability.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The song remains the same, and you know your favorite Pritzker Prize'rs are involved in them.</p><p>It is usually the floodgate scheme;&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Once an outline permission is granted, it makes it very difficult for us to refuse a scheme further down the line,&rdquo; says one officer. In Stratford City&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tiqstratfordcity.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;International Quarter&rdquo;</a>, part of the promised spoils of the Olympic legacy, consented tower proposals have recently gained a substantial number of extra storeys. Similarly in Wandsworth, a proposed pair of towers have put on a growth spurt and lost their planned mix of uses, reverting entirely to high-end flats.</p><p>Next line of invasion is always, "we provide jobs."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</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/109177931/what-would-scottish-independence-mean-for-architects What would Scottish independence mean for architects? Nicholas Korody 2014-09-17T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T20:50:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjcg8ksp85vc74j1.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For Scottish architects, a decision to go it alone could create longer-term opportunities for Scotland to enshrine its own architectural education and regulation system based on the protection of function. It could also boost the development of a strong, distinctively Scottish architectural culture [&hellip;] Independence could well dissuade practices and architects from relocating south.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architects' Journal is polling architects for their opinion ahead of tomorrow's vote on Scottish independence. So far, <a href="http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/scottish-architects-favour-independence-in-6040-split/8669506.article?blocktitle=Most-popular&amp;contentID=-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two-thirds of Scottish architects voted pro-independence</a>. Specifically: "Those working in small practices showed a clear preference for independence, but those at medium to large practices were divided by an almost even split between the yes and no camps."&nbsp;</p><p>For the most part, the issues behind Scottish independence pertain to more general economic, social, and political considerations, but these would certainly affect the architecture profession. Some have voiced concerns of a brain drain of talented young architects to London. Additionally, the current confusion of what monetary system an independent Scotland would adopt could have severe repercussions for the field, potentially stagnating new projects.</p><p>The most recent polls suggest a <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/17/latest-scottish-independence-poll-ipsos-mori" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slight lead</a> for the pro-union camp, but it remains quite close.</p><p>Do you have an opinion on tomorrow's referrendum?</p>