Archinect - News 2014-09-22T00:37:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T22:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ba721321c8b50afbe763a2828a45da.jpg" width="460" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the sinuous curves of the bone china teacups don&rsquo;t betray their creator then the gently undulating Aqua Platter surely will. Dame Zaha Hadid has launched her first &ldquo;luxury homeware line&rdquo; and the exclusive Harrods range, which includes a &pound;9,999 serving platter, boasts the signature aesthetic of the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Granite &amp; Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T12:47:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that its forthcoming permanent home inside the Soviet-era eatery in the capital&rsquo;s central Gorky Park is due to open in June 2015. [...] And Rem Koolhaas, who was tasked with transforming the abandoned restaurant's ruin for the museum, is leaving it largely untouched.</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/109328074/mexico-s-105m-baroque-museum-denied-environmental-permit Mexico’s $105m Baroque Museum denied environmental permit Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T12:39:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/362de021a134ff3f48067f3546fb1933.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Mexican federal agency has denied the environmental permit to allow the construction of the $105m International Baroque Museum in Puebla, less than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony. The project, designed by the Japanese architect and 2013 Pritzker Prize-winner Toyo Ito, was deemed &ldquo;not applicable&rdquo; by Semarnat&rsquo;s (the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) General Directorate of Environmental Impact and Risk.</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/109255020/construction-on-jean-nouvel-s-moma-tower-will-finally-move-forward Construction on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower will Finally Move Forward Diane Pham 2014-09-18T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T04:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8an1k3ahz9j9ht30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, developer Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for seven years, construction on Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower will begin this year. The tower has shrunk about 200 feet since it was first unveiled, but the design remains wholly the same. Funding and the acquisition of new air rights are what's brining the project, more than a decade in the making, to fruition.</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/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 >2014-09-18T13:03:44-04:00 <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/109222894/parkour-architectural-villa-savoye Parkour Architectural | Villa Savoye Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T04:23:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o71ep1i78ssfl52t.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Discover the Villa Savoye as you've never seen it before, through the discipline of Parkour and the movements of traceurs !</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2TWJf9B-4qI/TZytrftI1vI/AAAAAAAAVxs/nxDmtuPvaeg/s1600/corbusier%2Bhead%2B2%2B%25281%2Bof%2B1%2529.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier</a>, the real grandfather of hip-hop, could also be the inspiration behind the parkour?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109182758/hernan-diaz-alonso-to-follow-eric-owen-moss-as-director-of-sci-arc-deans-list-sneak-peek Hernan Diaz Alonso to follow Eric Owen Moss as Director of SCI-Arc, + Deans List sneak peek Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T21:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-20T04:17:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6spnnn55waqnfa6h.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am pleased that the SCI-Arc Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting [on Wednesday, September 10] approved the contract with Hernan Diaz Alonso as the next Director of SCI-Arc. Hernan will assume this role beginning September 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hernan Diaz Alonso's appointment had been percolating since the beginning of the summer, when <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>'s search committee <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/103055979/sci-arc-director-search-questionin-g-committee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first recommended</a> him for the position after also considering professor <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wes Jones</a>. Diaz Alonso will take up the directorship at a pivotal point in SCI-Arc's history in relation to the city of Los Angeles,&nbsp;succeeding <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a>' thirteen-year service which solidified the school's position in the now rapidly-developing Arts District of downtown LA.</p><p>Aside from serving academic and administrative roles at SCI-Arc since 2001,&nbsp;Diaz Alonso is also principal of LA-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/878/xefirotarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xefirotarch</a>, a multidisciplinary practice that won&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16930/hernan-diaz-alonso-wins-the-2oo5-ps1-warmup-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program</a>&nbsp;in 2005. He will also serve as&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>'s Eero Saarinen Professor of Architectural Design in Spring 2015.</p><p>Before Diaz Alonso's role was made public, we spoke with him for our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List </strong></a>series, focusing on his plans for managing SCI-Arc's evolution in the midst of a rapidly changing Los Angeles. Here are a few t...</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 >2014-09-19T18:54:21-04:00 <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/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs Archinect 2014-09-17T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-21T20:48:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2ea14332bb8b538524b8cec002ab3a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission on Wednesday will review two approaches, including one that removes most of these elements. If that plan is selected, Gehry informed the commission, he will ask for his name to removed.</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/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown! Donna Sink 2014-09-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T19:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpz5ufwnhixve1qt.jpg" width="514" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it has selected New York-based Deborah Berke Partners to design its global distribution headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cummins Inc. has an important history of working with significant architects in Columbus, Indiana, the small Midwestern city where it is located.&nbsp; In selecting Deborah Berke Partners for its new global headquarters in downtown Indianapolis the company commits to fostering excellent design in the region, as well.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20 Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93uqykcwg3nmzzh3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="https://archleague.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FA000000CUXBfMAP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed5txq1u8qz7it2v.jpg"></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcgpjsu3hzsjo43i.jpg"></p><p>For the next two w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108787651/breaking-up-with-renzo Breaking up with Renzo... Gregory Walker 2014-09-12T12:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:42:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj7qe35xanopkebf.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And so, you know, having named my son after him, what was I going to do? Of course I said yes."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architect's Newspaper has an insightful interview with Zoltan Pali about his firm's decision to "consciously uncouple" with Renzo Piano's firm on the design for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts museum project. It's not always easy when you get matched up with someone, even if you've named your son after them...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108729035/do-rebel-architects-pose-for-elite-audiences-and-their-20k-a-semester-students Do "Rebel Architects" pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-11T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T17:05:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iydgbtmbqw912j0h.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it seemed perverse to us that architecture has become all about the aesthetics of a few iconic buildings whose main function is the glorification of those with the money to build them. As one prize after another celebrates the work of a selected band of world famous "starchitects", it seemed like humanity's most pressing problems are how to fold metal into the most obscure shapes, and how implausibly high a building can go.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As curated by&nbsp;Daniel Davies on how architecture and design can be used to build a better world,&nbsp;Al Jazeera sheds a light on what really matters as architecture moves into domains of architects and geographies where the works is making difference in people's lives.</p><p><em>"They are architects not paid by international NGOs to parachute in solutions, but working in their own countries with issues they understand at a deep level. They are architects who work independently, rarely getting developer backing, but funding projects themselves. And they rarely get media coverage outside specialist architectural and academic circles."</em></p><p>Seems like real "rebels" don't pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students.</p><p>Also, <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rebelarchitecture/2014/08/rebel-architecture-creator-view-2014810132621275358.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators view</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/108714558/an-awkward-interview-with-le-corbusier An awkward interview with Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f095cd272fb128ffda7ed7df11e48a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: &ldquo;Catching a train, I am afraid,&rdquo; I said. &ldquo; Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.&rdquo; He said this quite casually. [...] So gigantic was Corb&rsquo;s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night&rsquo;s relaxation.</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/108660712/bjarke-ingels-world-craft-explains-how-architecture-can-turn-fiction-into-reality Bjarke Ingels' "World Craft" explains how architecture can turn fiction into reality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-10T21:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rw8glkc3q18ohp6q.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels challenges himself and all of us to think beyond the status quo and dream big. Why shouldn&rsquo;t you be able to ski down a power plant? He refers to his projects as &ldquo;promiscuous hybrids&rdquo;&mdash;they combine seemingly disparate elements and turn fiction into fact.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bjarke's video is part of the <a href="http://futureofstorytelling.org/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Storytelling summit</a>, which takes place in New York this October.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108636618/what-s-a-software-company-doing-buying-an-architecture-firm What's A Software Company Doing Buying An Architecture Firm? Archinect 2014-09-10T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T18:04:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56db25d07c4c9d1e57ec229759f761e1.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Software companies don&rsquo;t usually go around buying architecture and design firms, but The Living isn&rsquo;t your typical beards-and-Blue-Bottle band of architects. The 7-person shop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was acquired earlier this year for a small, undisclosed price by design and engineering software maker Autodesk. The reason: The Living&rsquo;s expertise in blending all that&rsquo;s new in materials, 3-D printing and more arcane new fields such as biological manufacturing and algorithmic design.</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/108274491/apple-2-campus-taking-shape-ncarb-names-names-and-cities-sell-out-news-round-up-for-september-2-2014 Apple 2 campus taking shape, NCARB names names, and cities sell out: News Round-Up for September 2, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-09T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s16roovge6nuekej.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108254401/beijing-public-transit-commuters-can-now-pay-fares-with-empty-bottles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beijing public transit commuters can now pay fares with empty bottles</a>: Beijingers can insert a recyclable bottle and receive equivalent rebates in train fares or mobile phone credits.</li><li><a title="Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a>: Thousands of Brazil's bus stops are unmarked, leading fed-up residents to install their own signage under the Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?<em>&nbsp;</em>(Which Bus Stops Here?) program, one of the world's biggest community projects.</li><li><a title="Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251985/town-becomes-a-beer-ad-but-residents-don-t-feel-like-a-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Becomes a Beer Ad, but Residents Don&rsquo;t Feel Like a Party</a>: Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1,500, was outfitted for a three-day party to publicize Bud Light, with 1,000 partiers vetted and shipped in by Anheuser-Busch. The town's Mayor agreed to host the party to the tune of $500,000, in part to help boost the town's mostly tourist economy during the difficult "shoulder" season between summer and winter.</li><li><a title="Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a>: Nitpicking continues over the Memori...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/108483140/seoul-s-official-architect-seung-h-sang-on-his-capital-vision Seoul’s official architect Seung H-Sang on his capital vision Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-08T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:41:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6caa2b7f7a02f7a2b6c09e793bb50be0.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The first thing is to find the identity of Seoul,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Seoul was created very differently from western cities, with special theories of feng shui and Confucianism, and we kept that for 600 years. We didn&rsquo;t change anything &ndash; even under Japanese colonialism, that was kept. But since the 1960s, under American influence, it has changed very much.&rdquo; If Seung has his way, the days of skyscrapers springing up in central Seoul would come to an end.</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/108479913/first-sketchup-now-gehry-technologies-trimble-makes-another-big-acquisition First SketchUp, now Gehry Technologies - Trimble makes another big acquisition Paul Petrunia 2014-09-08T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T22:18:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12wef84w4svw1ot5.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In what is being described as "a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry" software company Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies. The alliance will offer other architects and designers use of the technology to collaborate on projects more efficiently.</p><p>Press release:</p><p><strong>Trimble and Frank Gehry Announce Strategic Alliance to<br>Transform the Way the Construction Industry Works</strong><br><br><strong>SUNNYVALE and LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014</strong>&mdash;Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Frank Gehry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/266/gehry-technologies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Technologies</a>, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry&rsquo;s visionary designs while keeping cost and schedule in line for his clients.<br><br>The alliance combines deep Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108371541/before-and-afters-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures-renzo-piano Before and Afters: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Renzo Piano Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-07T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe2871ioypxhxatr.jpg" width="500" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I really like it. I don't get the hate for the sphere. I think it will be a cool space to enjoy in person, vs. just looking at drawings. - reader comment (NeutraFilmmaker67)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Not that LA is so pristine with its architecture, mainly <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98148220/design-tweaks-can-t-overcome-academy-museum-s-dramatic-flaws" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disliked</a> and <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-academy-museum-design-20140415-story.html#axzz2z4cH20L3&amp;page=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">condemned</a> by the form gendarmerie, the&nbsp;<a href="http://peter%20zumthor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy Museum of Motion Pictures</a> is looking better. It might be the ever so missing link which will tie-in all the disparate parts of LACMA from Fairfax eastward, even Zumthor's blot if ever.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108285738/diplomacy-by-design Diplomacy by Design Archinect 2014-09-06T00:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-06T10:16:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f3ab33c539ef32bcab4991c43a41457.jpg" width="514" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... post-conflict response often disregards the potential of shared spaces to foster reconciliation, the importance of urban plans in managing turbulent population dynamics, and the need for a public realm that enables normal life to continue. "The absence of any architect or planner or designer in the negotiating room is something that has to change,"...</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/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:37:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2392f48246bd2e7f4b5124c311acf1f.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Frank Gehry has once again revised his design for a long-delayed memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, removing two controversial metal tapestries that would have flanked the installation and two columns. The revised design was shown today to the National Capital Planning Commission, whose members for the most part seemed receptive to moving forward with the plan. But discussion over remaining 80-foot columns &mdash; from placement to height to necessity &mdash; hinted at possible issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45183/eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108201416/editor-s-picks-383 Editor's Picks #383 Nam Henderson 2014-09-05T00:39:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T15:19:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hl81q6f9mbtuxy3s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;published the first in a series of articles in which "<em>three architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106956389/the-life-of-a-new-architect-elizabeth-christoforetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The interview with Elizabeth Christoforetti</a>&nbsp;looks back at her time with <a href="http://www.aecom.com/strategyplus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DEGW</a>, her time at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and her work at Utile, where she tackles everything from "<em>front-end design work</em>"&nbsp;to "<em>entrepreneurially-oriented master plannin</em>g".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nfl07q1g6je83il4.jpg"></p><p>After reading this interview and others like it, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;is convinced studio education "<em>of the architect should not be the dominant method for training an architect...somehow salary means working like studio and the only reason we work so long when we start is we learned very little on how to be an architect and know even less on how to offer additional non traditional input on projects that get sourced out to construction managers, lawyers, specialists, etc......</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T11:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asjyqrasgl91odnp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Calatrava's] at work in the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York, but that project is massively over budget and behind schedule and it's highlighted some of Calatrava's legal troubles back in Spain. [...] The architect was supposed to be in Spain this week testifying as a suspect in a fraud case. Prosecutors say he got 3.6 million dollars to design yet another Spanish convention center that was never built, but Calatrava didn't show up for his court date.</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/108175670/iabr-maarten-hajer-appointed-chief-curator-of-iabr-2016 IABR: Maarten Hajer appointed chief curator of IABR–2016– Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:37:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbkv0w7pt1vtj719.jpg" width="514" height="664" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam has announced the appointment of Maarten Hajer as Chief Curator of IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;. The theme of the seventh edition of the IABR will be &ldquo;The Next Economy&rdquo; and it will open in May 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One of the most prolific and progressive architecture and urban design biennales in existence, <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IABR</a> announced yet another building block for a better world, better discourse and more meaningful step towards the future of our cities, resources and the environments that are in development. Titled "The Next Economy" the IABR 2016 promises to be concerned with the role of ever so developing economical factors every project must deal with in order to evolve.</p><p>It will be curated by&nbsp;Maarten Hajer who&nbsp;is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and currently serving a 7-year term as Director&ndash;General of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>As the Director of IABR <a href="http://2012.iabr.nl/EN/news/130124_ArchinectInterview.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Brugmans</a> says, <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new ele...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108169234/frank-gehry-s-design-for-the-wtc-performing-arts-center-gets-dumped-by-officials Frank Gehry’s Design for the WTC Performing Arts Center Gets Dumped by Officials Diane Pham 2014-09-04T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T11:26:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rjyzfker5cz9w3q.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Execs of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center have officially shelved the starchitect&rsquo;s design planned for Ground Zero. Gehry drew up plans for the art center over a decade ago and very few moves were made to bring the project to fruition...The snub, which actually wasn&rsquo;t communicated to the architect directly, seems to not have affected him much, and he had some choice words for the board&rsquo;s President, Maggie Boepple.</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/108102544/russia-s-shukhov-tower-is-saved-following-a-91-smartphone-vote-in-favor-of-keeping-it Russia's Shukhov Tower is saved following a 91% smartphone vote in favor of keeping it Archinect 2014-09-03T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T10:09:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85bxgiar6ff57n3l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the 92-year-old structure had fallen into disrepair since it stopped transmitting TV signals in 2002. Plans to dismantle and relocate the tower were announced earlier this year, prompting Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas and other architects to petition Vladimir Putin to save it. Moscow's city council has now announced that the tower will be preserved at its current site.</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>