Archinect - News 2016-02-06T18:48:53-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:46:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424671/creations-from-catastrophes Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:53:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tdt2g7m697zaqnh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paul Kerley talked with&nbsp;curator Jes Fernie, about a&nbsp;new exhibition, <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/CreationFromCatastrophe/CreationFromCatastrophe.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS Julia Ingalls 2016-02-05T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:00:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz5j86oepjoorqxj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> join the ranks of those who have explored the history of their ancestors via the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2365657957/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS show "Finding Your Roots."</a> The show, which is in its third season, has attracted a passionate live-tweeting audience, <a href="https://twitter.com/maryannaking/status/694690333146243074" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one of whom</a>&nbsp;wryly noted that "I did not know that Maya Lin's teacher gave her a B on her design for the Vietnam war memorial." In the preview clip below, Gehry grapples with the reality of the holocaust during WWII, both in his own family and for humanity at large:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147374893/glen-small-gets-podcasted-by-the-urban-homesteaders-at-root-simple Glen Small gets podcasted by the Urban Homesteaders at Root Simple Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-05T00:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:15:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zmxzn9023zbe97m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In seventies I would ask the architects if they were doing anything ecological with their work and they wold turn around and say who is this guy get him out of here...</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Mr Homegrown interviews Glen Small. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147362019/zaha-hadid-joins-the-ranks-of-riba-gold-medalists Zaha Hadid joins the ranks of RIBA Gold Medalists Justine Testado 2016-02-04T18:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi8jut51uhojhway.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement back in September, Zaha Hadid was presented with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal yesterday evening...Though particular projects in her practice haven't been without its disputes, Hadid has long been a force in the architectural field. Being the first woman to win on her own accord, the RIBA Gold Medal is a crown jewel to Hadid's illustrious career, as well as another major highlight for women in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109715900/sheila-o-donnell-john-tuomey-win-2015-riba-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey win 2015 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82219747/architectural-historian-joseph-rykwert-receives-2014-royal-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147348305/for-alvar-aalto-s-118th-b-day-a-museum-extension-a-few-enduring-favorites For Alvar Aalto's 118th b-day, a museum extension + a few enduring favorites Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-04T14:10:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/za8x07fatmw6nlce.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture February</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135651376/a-photographic-tour-of-alvar-aalto-s-restored-viipuri-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto</a> would have turned 118 this month, which has prompted Archinect to celebrate his paradigm-defining designs. We're not the only ones:&nbsp;the existing Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland will be getting an extension which features Aalto-specific materiality ("light color clay bricks in grid pattern for the floors and the circulation elements to the original masonry bricks walls in a way to match the colors but announce the new building with a different texture" according to a press release by the design firm <a href="http://archinect.com/architensions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architensions</a>). Here are renderings of the proposed museum extension:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21r98ax3zes7g4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv3mdgzy3np4jfhg.jpg"></p><p>And, just because we can, a quick tour through some of Aalto's masterful furniture work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wx4bph57onipnjup.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mg0e3uqyaflj3lfy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xc436p1zc0v6alp.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigations for review to be featured on our site. The open call for submissions is effective immediately.</em></p><p><strong>More details&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147293715/australian-architects-mourn-the-loss-of-paul-pholeros-renowned-housing-equality-advocate-for-aboriginal-communities Australian architects mourn the loss of Paul Pholeros, renowned housing equality advocate for Aboriginal communities Justine Testado 2016-02-03T21:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T21:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Healthabitat, the non-profit Paul Pholeros co-founded,] developed a model called Housing for Health...working with Aboriginal communities, conducting a survey of all housing and completing urgent repairs using mainly local Indigenous contractors, and adding whatever upgrades or repairs they can afford until the money runs out. The organisation has improved more than 8,000 houses &ndash; a third of Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous-controlled housing stock &ndash; and with them the lives of 55,000 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw &amp; BVN</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147191669/zaha-hadid-qatari-situation-doesn-t-apply-to-her-stadium-site Zaha Hadid: 'Qatari situation' doesn't apply to her stadium site Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T10:48:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/089t4hf4r38h5i00.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an interview with The Times, Dame Zaha Hadid said that the Qataris &ldquo;should do something&rdquo; about the issue of migrant workers. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a defender of the Qatari situation, but it&rsquo;s important to get the facts right and then we can discuss it. I&rsquo;m very happy that the press make the government aware of problems on certain sites. But it doesn&rsquo;t apply to this site.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>To read the full (paywalled) <em>The Times</em> interview with Dame Hadid, click <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/architecture/article4679876.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker deaths</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147190864/you-still-have-to-pay-for-the-public-life You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-02T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T15:02:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yg59b55uwhh86w4.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moore&rsquo;s appreciation of Disneyland was notorious in an era when the &lsquo;truthfulness&rsquo; of modern architecture was largely unquestioned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"No architectural essay of the time foretold the preoccupations of postmodernism more memorably: &ldquo;You Have to Pay&rdquo; featured the very first architectural appreciation of Disneyland, which had opened just ten years earlier. Moore&rsquo;s provocation would be upped three years later when Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour led their studio at Yale &mdash; where Moore was by then dean of architecture &mdash; on the famous field trip that produced Learning from Las Vegas. Moore&rsquo;s acceptance of the intensely synthetic environment anticipated what French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard, touring Disneyland and California a couple of decades later, would announce as the hyper-real. But already in the mid-&rsquo;60s Moore was registering the difference between the traditional old city and the new theme park."</p><p>INTRODUCTION BY SIMON SADLER. ARCHIVAL TEXT BY CHARLES MOORE.&#8203;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147117709/selling-cuba-gehry-s-already-there Selling Cuba (Gehry's already there) Alexander Walter 2016-02-01T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T20:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7w9p815czoq872.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I give it two years, max [...] It will be US business interests that finally push congress into lifting the embargo &ndash; they&rsquo;re all going crazy being shut out of this market.&rdquo; American architects and developers are already queuing up to be first in line, ready to pounce on investment opportunities when the embargo drops. Frank Gehry sailed into Havana in December, aboard a streamlined yacht he designed for himself, here to &ldquo;offer his expertise to Cuba&rdquo; according to a government statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;You know that Cuba is at the centre of attention of many people,&rdquo; Gehry told the gathered crowd. &ldquo;And in the immediate future it will attract many investors &ndash; particularly the tourism sector. But I am sure that you know to be careful with those projects.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb now open for business in Cuba, despite anemic internet access</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126711733/take-a-virtual-tour-of-havana-s-modern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a virtual tour of Havana's modern architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016921/cuba-in-talks-for-cultural-exchange-with-us-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cuba in talks for cultural exchange with US museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146735748/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-is-a-conceptual-success DS+R's Berkeley Art Museum is a conceptual success Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T14:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T05:53:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ci0iywf0o8bs9eij.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the renderings and Twitter pics of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio +Renfro</a>'s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive produced a heated response on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146585321/architecture-of-life-exhibition-marks-opening-of-ds-r-designed-new-berkeley-art-museum-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, evaluating the museum from a programmatic standpoint makes it appear as less of a "giant TV on the sidewalk" and more a clever fusion of needs into an elegant, if perhaps somewhat muscular, form. The museum is part art exhibition space, part film gallery/archive. DS+R have chosen not to mask these separate identities into an amorphous form, but rather to architecturally demarcate these two mediums. Viewed from the side, as in Iwan Baan's photographs above and below, this choice results in an elegant exterior wrap that offers visual intrigue with the glassed-in multipurpose space peeking out between the two halves. This asymmetrical glimpse of the interior gives the building a muscular quality, as if it is in motion.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bndkkr2h7jku7sv6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df3ye0bsquekejfa.jpg"></p><p>There are perhaps inadvertent throwbacks to Renzo Piano's BCAM at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8506/lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA</a> throughout the interior, not only with the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T06:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrgb3zr5q95coq0u.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gone is the &ldquo;Art Bay,&rdquo; with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street. Gone, too, is the fourth-floor &ldquo;Gray Box,&rdquo; with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress. And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street. The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.</p><p>The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years ago, Yoshio Taniguchi completed a major, $858 million overhaul of the facilities.</p><p>According to&nbsp;<em>the Times,&nbsp;</em>the renovation will be divided into three stages: changes to the museum's easternmost site, then renovations to the Taniguchi-designed space, and finally new construction on the former site of the American Folk Art Museum, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversially demolished in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d45j66pqf2qyqhet.jpg"></p><p>The eastern building is set to be opened up to improve flow to the main lobby, which will be significantly expanded with the bookstore and gift shop moved underground. Galleries on the third floor will be opened up forming two much larger spaces &ndash; one 5,000 sq. ft. and the other 10,000. New spaces won't have permanent walls...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T11:52:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</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/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize Building Our Best Nature: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8 with Scott Merrill, winner of this year's Driehaus Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T20:30:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eou32uaal7vwu29n.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Scott Merrill, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of this year&rsquo;s Driehaus Prize</a> for his work under his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a>, studied economics before getting an MArch at Yale, and found inspiration early in his career from Vermont's vernacular architectures. He began practicing solo in Florida in 1990, and works at a range of scales, in a form true to what the Driehaus celebrates: traditional, classical architecture. The award, started in 2003 by the architecture school at Notre Dame, celebrates (and gives $200,000 to) an architect whose work &ldquo;embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.&rdquo;</p><p>Scott spoke with me about what the prize means to him, and his view of architecture as primarily about serving our human nature, not fulfilling a formal agenda.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #8 with&nbsp;<strong>Scott Merrill</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe the the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Sound...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146368753/bjarke-ingels-shouldn-t-be-proud-to-have-the-washington-redskins-as-a-client-according-to-critic-philip-kennicott Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott Justine Testado 2016-01-22T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-01-24T17:26:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgmigfitkf5y475j.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To understand how strange this pairing of client and architect is, you have to contemplate two things: the deeply embedded social progressivism that has become the standard worldview of international architectural firms such as BIG; and organizations such as the NFL, a private club for 1 percenters that bullies municipalities and treats its own players&rsquo; health with indifference. Can this marriage last? Is BIG motivated by naivete or cynicism?</p></em><br /><br /><p>WaPo's art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott discusses the oddities of BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent commission</a> to design a new stadium for the Washington Redskins &mdash; and the team's problematic name is just the tip of the iceberg.</p><p>More on Archinect:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, tackles NFL stadium design for the Washington Redskin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NFL football is officially returning to Los Angeles: gigantic new stadium might even be home to more than just one team</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146269123/take-a-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-new-circular-bridge-in-uruguay Take a look at Rafael Viñoly's new circular bridge in Uruguay Alexander Walter 2016-01-21T13:13:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T14:59:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/barbqxwar9inh94u.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why build a straightforward bridge for an unremarkable sum when the same bridge could be built as a circle for vast amounts of money? A new bridge spanning (or circumnavigating) Laguna Garz&oacute;n, a coastal lagoon in southeastern Uruguay, poses just that question. [...] At a glance, it&rsquo;s the sort of ridiculousness that you might expect of a bridge in London. In fact, there&rsquo;s a perfectly good functional explanation for it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The concept of the Puente Laguna Garz&oacute;n was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of an amazing landscape and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the center," the architect explained the unusual bridge concept.</p><p>Other Vi&ntilde;oly-related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137414997/new-rafael-vi-oly-skyscraper-will-be-tallest-in-chicago-s-south-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly skyscraper will be tallest in Chicago's South Loop</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135722115/walkie-talkie-tower-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-uk-s-worst-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146197523/have-you-listened-to-your-building Have you listened to your building? Julia Ingalls 2016-01-20T14:46:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T15:33:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x179e6emetro9e6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Derek Sugden, the dean of acoustic engineers, who has died at the age of 91, remained perpetually surprised that architects could be so concerned with every aspect of the building they were designing &lsquo;but not really with what it sounded like&rsquo;. According to Sugden, &lsquo;the sound is as important as the surface and the feel. It&rsquo;s important because our ears define for me the nature of space.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>So not everyone can be Yasuhisa Toyota, but still: paying attention to the acoustics of a space should be a vital component of the architectural design process, yeah?</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82294677/master-acoustician-yasuhisa-toyota-talks-about-kickstarting-his-career-with-the-disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota, talks about kickstarting his career with the Disney Concert Hall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/26740/david-byrne-is-playing-the-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Byrne is Playing the Building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144515110/take-a-listen-to-the-nyt-s-beautiful-sonic-portraits-of-architectural-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146041501/the-art-of-architecture-criticism-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-7-with-michael-kimmelman-architecture-critic-for-the-new-york-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Art of Architecture Criticism: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #7 with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a0sm5wq4xyg9mcat.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize Scott Merrill wins the 2016 Driehaus Prize Nicholas Korody 2016-01-20T14:29:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T13:32:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9ify899axajbo3k5.jpg" width="514" height="551" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Merrill, an architect known for his originality and creative application of architectural precedents, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Merrill, the 14th Driehaus Prize laureate, will be awarded the $200,000 prize and a bronze miniature of the Choregic Monument of Lysikrates during a ceremony on March 19 (Saturday) in Chicago.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/ku9g4tydham46gec.jpg"></p><p>Scott Merril, the founder and principal designer of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a> in Vero Beach Florida, has been awarded the 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame.<br><br>Now in it's 14th year, the Driehaus Prize is something like an alternative Pritzker awarded to "a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/okd7tolg87rgv07t.jpg"></p><p>Initiated by the fund manager and philanthropist Richard Driehaus, the Prize comes with a $200,000 check &ndash; about double the amount awarded with the Pritzker.</p><p>"The jury&rsquo;s selection of Scott Merrill as the 2016 Driehaus Prize laureate brings into focus his remarkable ability to apply the principles of traditional architecture to a wide variety of building types while integrating unique regional identities,&rdquo; Driehaus stated in the award announcement.&nbsp;&ldquo;His work beautifully demonstrates the inherent versatility of tradition...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146153336/editor-s-picks-440 Editor's Picks #440 Nam Henderson 2016-01-20T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:36:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x49wlwexbwa5dt7p.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;profiles <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145190627/making-space-and-a-business-one-thread-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the work of Samira Boon</a> who in in recent years "<em>has turned to an interesting series of <a href="http://www.samiraboon.com/category/work/research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">research-led design projects</a> focusing on making 3D fabrics</em>"&nbsp;and immersed&nbsp;herself "<em>in research on structural textiles</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po5vge2913szi0xz.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;rounded up the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Reaction to the news of Aravena's 2016 Pritzker</a>.&nbsp;His closing line "<em>it remains important to avoid disciplinary self-satisfaction and inflated self-importance, particularly when we still consider a bronze medal conferred by an international hospitality conglomerate as among the highest achievements possible.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/VirgilioRico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virgilio Rico</a>&nbsp;believes&nbsp;"<em>We will never end homelessness but we can provide housing solutions that procure not only dignity but that also fulfill the spiritual needs of the people, and Aravena does that. Maybe for many that's not enough to be deserving of the Pritzker Price, but his awarding definitely sends a political message to everyone in the industry; we should care about things other than the aesthetic and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146053608/did-kengo-kuma-copy-elements-of-zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium Did Kengo Kuma copy elements of Zaha Hadid's Tokyo Olympic stadium? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-18T18:18:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T19:59:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3d2316929f9079588ec6116ffd9c4fdc.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In the design, I would like to say there are no similarities at all,&rdquo; Kuma told reporters when asked about Hadid&rsquo;s claims. [...] &ldquo;The conditions set for the competition mean that automatically some similarities emerge ... the concept is completely different, so it is absolutely a different building, despite the similarities&rdquo;. [...] Hadid&rsquo;s office is reportedly consulting lawyers, and said it would &ldquo;take legal action if our concerns are not promptly addressed to our satisfaction&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the contentious issue of architectural copyright and intellectual property, make sure to check out:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145189824/never-the-same-river-twice-experimental-preservation-and-architectural-authorship-with-jorge-otero-pailos-on-archinect-sessions-47" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Never the Same River Twice" &ndash;&nbsp;Experimental preservation and architectural authorship with Jorge Otero-Pailos, on Archinect Sessions #47</a></li><li><a title="Should architecture strive for originality? Can it ever achieve it?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141764344/should-architecture-strive-for-originality-can-it-ever-achieve-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should architecture strive for originality? Can it ever achieve it?</a></li><li><a title="Hey, that's mine! Brian Newman, Archinect Sessions's Legal Correspondent, on who owns architectural designs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120443448/hey-that-s-mine-brian-newman-archinect-sessions-s-legal-correspondent-on-who-owns-architectural-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hey, that's mine! Brian Newman, Archinect Sessions's Legal Correspondent, on who owns architectural designs</a></li><li><a title="Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115976543/architect-eli-attia-sues-google-for-stealing-invention-that-streamlines-design-and-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146040687/olafur-eliasson-wins-a-crystal-award-for-improving-the-state-of-the-world Olafur Eliasson wins a Crystal Award for "improving the state of the world" Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:56:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmhpcn8xaodklhwv.jpg" width="514" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations are due to Olafur Eliasson who's just been given a Crystal Award for his "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world".&nbsp; Ahead of the World Economic Forum, which takes place later this week in Davos, Eliasson was singled out for particular praise major works including The New York City Waterfalls, Ice Watch, The Weather Project, and Riverbed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Eliasson who joins fellow winners Leonardo DiCaprio (for his work publicising climate change) actress Yao Chen (for her work raising awareness of the refugee crisis) and will.i.am (for his leadership in creating educational opportunities for the underserved)."</em></p><p>More of Eliasson in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson opens ship-themed pedestrian bridge in Copenhagen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed'</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145821738/allan-teramura-fraic-named-president-of-the-royal-architectural-institute-of-canada Allan Teramura, FRAIC, named President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-15T19:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:05:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnsjt441iz6ek8vq.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Allan Teramura, FRAIC, of Ottowa is known for his advocacy work for Aboriginal communities, as well as his contribution as one of RAIC's representatives at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COP21 Conference in Paris</a>. He has also worked to form collaborations between the RAIC and multiple Canadian and international architectural organizations.</p><p>In his inauguration speech, delivered today, Teramura stressed how architecture can be as strong of a cultural support as language.&nbsp;&ldquo;As architects," he said, "I think we would all agree that losing traditional building crafts and knowledge of ways of organizing&nbsp;physical space can be as corrosive to a society as the loss of a spoken language.&rdquo;</p><p>He also stressed collaborative design processes when working with Indigenous communities: &ldquo;At a time when talk of reconciliation is growing, our profession is in a position to &ndash; and, therefore, is obligated&nbsp;to &ndash; look at ways to help address injustices, not by imposing our ideas, but by listening and promoting the professional competencie...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument Justine Testado 2016-01-14T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T19:50:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/ti6xcjsniruggzvg.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 45 years, Iran's most famous modern monument, the Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran, has been the backdrop to every major news story coming out of the country...Hossein Amanat was a rising star in Iran's architectural scene when, in 1966, he won a national competition to design the monument...Its historical pull, he believes, lies in the tower's evolution as a 'symbol of Iran'...that is both intensely Iranian and Islamic at the same time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125817966/the-young-woman-who-designed-tehran-s-new-popular-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The young woman who designed Tehran's new popular bridge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115729424/khamenei-s-fight-against-un-islamic-architecture-in-iran" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khamenei's fight against "un-Islamic" architecture in Iran</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium Nicholas Korody 2016-01-14T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:11:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpwsodrd2z3ner2h.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are refusing to pay a British architect for her designs for its main stadium unless she gives up the copyright and signs what amounts to a gagging order, it has been claimed. Zaha Hadid Architects, which won the original contract to build a state-of-the-art national stadium in the Japanese capital, has reacted angrily to the attempt by the Japan Sports Council to effectively seize ownership of the copyrighted designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New details continue to emerge from the dispute between Zaha Hadid Architects and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which is rapidly shaping up as one of the most acrimonious conflicts that the profession has witnessed in decades.<br><br>According to <em>the Telegraph</em>, the Japan Sports Council (JSC) is refusing to pay the British architect and her firm for the work they completed after initially winning the competition to design a new Olympic stadium. Documents sent to ZHA now demand the firm acquiesce ownership over their copyrighted design as well as sign what sources say amounts to a "gag order."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi44617t2rw6yl9s.jpg"><br><br>According to the report,<em>&nbsp;</em>the revised contract agreement stipulates that the JSC is "allowed to use any product of work ... regardless of its copyright." <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/12063431/New-Tokyo-Olympic-stadium-has-remarkable-similarities-to-British-architects-original-plan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For some</a>, this amounts to admitting that the Kengo Kuma-design borrows heavily from the ZHA stadium, in particular with regards to the entrance, the geometry of the stadium, the landscape design, and structural layout.</p><p>The "gag order" implied...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145677947/david-adjaye-is-the-best-bet-for-the-obama-presidential-library-but-not-because-of-the-color-of-his-skin David Adjaye is the best bet for the Obama Presidential Library – but not because of the color of his skin Nicholas Korody 2016-01-13T21:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T00:12:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozer2qk8c7g7pzkz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The pervading sentiment in the architectural community is that Adjaye, a Ghanaian British architect, is the odds-on favorite... What no one has suggested publicly (though its oft-mentioned in social settings) is that Adjaye will be chosen because he is black. The rationalization is President Obama will &ldquo;naturally" tap him for the job... Adjaye, who was born in Tanzania to Ghanian parents, and holds British citizenship, has a very different experience than his African American peers...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The black British experience is a far cry from the African American experience, and it's undermining and lazy to presuppose that the first black President will favor an architect simply because of the color of his skin."</em></p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's front runners for the 2016 Pritzker Prize" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145275796/archinect-s-front-runners-for-the-2016-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's front runners for the 2016 Pritzker Prize</a></li><li><p><a title="These are the seven finalists in the Obama Presidential Center competition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143898306/these-are-the-seven-finalists-in-the-obama-presidential-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">These are the seven finalists in the Obama Presidential Center competition</a></p></li><li><p><a title="The WSJ's review of &quot;Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142589277/the-wsj-s-review-of-making-place-the-architecture-of-david-adjaye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The WSJ's review of "Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye"</a></p></li><li><p><a title="David Adjaye named as recipient of 2016 McDermott Award at MIT" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136289948/david-adjaye-named-as-recipient-of-2016-mcdermott-award-at-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye named as recipient of 2016 McDermott Award at MIT</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, director of this year's Venice Biennale, named 2016 Pritzker Prize Laureate Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-13T11:39:00-05:00 >2016-01-24T00:39:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/diz2c3jqgb3u6hxu.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named Pritzker Prize Laureate for 2016. The 48-year old is known for his socially-minded work at various scales in Chile, produced under two forms of practice &ndash; principal of his private firm,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Alejandro_Aravena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena Architects</a>,&nbsp;and executive director of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Do Tank&rdquo;, ELEMENTAL, both based in Santiago. He is the first Chilean architect to receive the prize, and one of the youngest.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hpsnsr75nwtfwfg1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Anacleto Angelini, 2014, San Joaqu&iacute;n Campus, Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile, Santiago</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/en/envcrqrtngaoqi0x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Siamese Towers, 2005, San Joaqu&iacute;n Campus, Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile, Santiago</em></p><p>Although Aravena's most recognizable work might be his multiple projects for&nbsp;Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile in Santiago &ndash; the UC Innovation Center includes Anacleto Angelini (2014), the Siamese Towers (2005), Medical School (2004), School of Architecture (2004), and the Mathematics School (1999) &ndash; the most significant note mentioned in the jury's citation is his commitment to social housing, mostly ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145594421/sir-terry-farrell-faces-off-against-renzo-piano-over-paddington-place-plans Sir Terry Farrell faces off against Renzo Piano over Paddington Place plans Nicholas Korody 2016-01-13T04:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T21:14:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/5745485fb2f8fb9ffac0b600b042026e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the Paddington Place scheme &ndash; a huge development around the eponymous London station intended to include a 72-storey tower designed by Renzo Piano... [has] drawn the ire of Sir Terry Farrell, the famous architect and local resident who was also, slightly awkwardly, previously in charge of the developers&rsquo; masterplan for the area. Farrell, known for designing the MI6 building on the Thames and Charing Cross station, made his views known in a dense, 1,500-word objection...</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/145464248/2015-year-in-review-editor-s-picks-439 2015 year in review - Editor's Picks #439 Nam Henderson 2016-01-12T17:22:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T23:00:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zw1buc3z7iff7lvz.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As my own contribution to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/683966/2015-year-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s 2015 year in review</a>,&nbsp;I have gathered a sampling of the News, Blog posts, Discussions and Features from last year (or even further) that touch on key themes of 2015, look to projects/awards/openings coming in 2016 or in some-way reference either 2015 or 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wun5nruqvz56dzw2.jpg"></p><p>To start, <a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More</a>&nbsp;in which he insists "<em>parametricism has matured and can now take on serious, relevant work. The days of adolescent muscle-flexing are over &ndash; the real work has to begin</em>".</p><p><strong>Daniela Ghertovici</strong> found it refreshing "<em>not because Schumacher is advocating apathetic callousness in the face of political problems, but precisely because so many (academic) architects waste precious time and resources attempting to solve macro political problems within a discourse that is entirely impotent to solve such problems.</em>"&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zsvsaizy33237mxb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, The Royal Institute of British Architects will present the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, to Dame Zaha Hadi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future Will tall towers and sky walks populate the Stockholm of the future? Nicholas Korody 2016-01-12T13:34:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:31:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmsjuyi78uvnt64m.jpg" width="514" height="664" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could roof-straddling &ldquo;sky walks&rdquo; soon be coming to Stockholm? A new plan proposed for the Swedish capital would see a large slice of its city center built over with densely packed towers, joined at their peaks by a dramatic zigzag of tree-lined, open air gangways... Sweden&rsquo;s capital is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe... If it isn&rsquo;t going to sprawl unmanageably or become overcrowded, it&rsquo;s going to have to find somewhere to put everyone...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/va8lw3350hmff38m.jpg"><br><br>Proposed by <a href="http://www.andersberenssonarchitects.blogspot.se/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anders Berensson Architects</a>, the "Klarastaden," or "clear city" plan, was commissioned by the Swedish Center Party, a center-right party with an environmental focus and neoliberal bent. The Swedish capital is poised to grow 17 percent in the next nine years, putting pressure on its historic infrastructure and architecture.</p><p>If you want to avoid sprawling out, you're best options are to go in and up, increasing urban density and height. The Klarastaden proposal does just that, weaving together a matrix of towers of different heights and widths with a series of pathways. Following what is increasingly becoming the go-to trend for marking a project as "green," the building roofs would support a fragmented park.<br><br>But, as is noted by CityLab, the Center Party isn't in power at the moment. So Anders Berensson Architects have also crafted a diagram for how their strategy could be retooled as a retrofit instead of a massive development.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7uj1a4k4swtkoyi.jpg"></p><p><strong>Related:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-cen...</a></li></ul>