Archinect - News 2016-05-03T20:08:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943254/monu-25-is-seeking-submissions-for-independent-urbanism MONU #25 is seeking submissions for "Independent Urbanism" MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-05-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T14:32:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbxpysmrsenotdmd.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2016)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the <em><strong>newly independent states</strong></em>. Fifteen countries, such as Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, or Uzbekistan, to name just a few, became<em><strong> independent</strong></em> with the implosion of the USSR in 1991. Similarly, the former Yugoslavia dissolved into the <em><strong>independent countries </strong></em>of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia and Montenegro, which in turn changed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, and finally i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943201/a-vertical-harvest-in-jackson-wyoming A Vertical Harvest in Jackson, Wyoming Nam Henderson 2016-05-01T23:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T18:13:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l16mhzatsjazadyw.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s a whole bunch of wonderful aspects of it,&rdquo; Mr. Cheramy said, noting Vertical Harvest&rsquo;s tall and narrow greenhouse design and its hiring of people with disabilities. &ldquo;But it also makes good fiscal sense.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Claire Martin profiles&nbsp;<a href="http://verticalharvestjackson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Harvest</a>, an urban/vertical farm which will begin churning out a projected 100,000 pounds of fresh produce a year. The firm was started by&nbsp;Penny McBride and Nona Yehia (co-founder of the local architecture firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eye-des.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">E/Ye Architects</a>).</p><p>Learn more about&nbsp;<a href="http://verticalharvestjackson.com/about-us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Harvest</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal Justine Testado 2016-04-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T11:01:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall have left a lasting impression in the Australian contemporary architecture scene since they founded Ashton Raggatt McDougall in 1988. Since then, ARM has built projects that the Australian Institute of Architects describes as &ldquo;some of the most extraordinary [if not sometimes controversial] buildings in the short post-colonial history of [the] country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>ARM's contentious body of work recently earned them the 2016 Gold Medal in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Here's a glimpse of their work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcgqs90z9it28o2k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9bxnnw1ol2eiv4s5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rgk5vqaem6v862z.jpg"><br><em>Photos by John Gollings.</em></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4855/national-culture-builders-arm-architecture-wins-the-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942969/shigeru-ban-arrives-in-ecuador-to-train-locals-in-relief-architecture Shigeru Ban arrives in Ecuador to train locals in relief architecture Alexander Walter 2016-04-29T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T15:00:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddp5ptz9rhoagq8r.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban is once more jumping into disaster-relief efforts. The cardboard-wielding starchitect traveled to Ecuador earlier this week [...] to provide architectural training and brainpower in the wake of the deadly earthquake April 16 earthquake, which has killed more than 650 people and displaced another 26,000 from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="http://www.cae.org.ec/10-categoria-a-home/287-shigeru-ban-en-ecuador.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador Provincial de Pichincha</a> issued this statement on its website (Google-translated from the original Spanish text):</p><p><em>"The Association of Architects of Ecuador, Pichincha Chapter (CAE-P) and the Pan American Architecture Biennial of Quito, officially announced the arrival of the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban because of the events that took place following the seismic event occurred on April 16 in the coastal area of &#8203;&#8203;Ecuador.&nbsp;The winner of the Pritzker prize expressed his solidarity with the moment in the country and has expressed interest in visiting the affected area and provide training sessions under these circumstances in the capital city."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144573671/shigeru-ban-builds-earthquake-proof-homes-in-nepal-i-m-encouraging-people-to-copy-my-ideas-no-copyrights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban builds earthquake-proof homes in Nepal: "I'm encouraging people to copy my ideas. No copyrights."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941247/death-toll-climbs-to-350-after-powerful-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ecuador" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Death toll climbs to 350 after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126947696/shigeru-ban-responds-to-the-emergency-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban responds to the emergency in Nepal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T14:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london £950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London. Ellen Hancock 2016-04-28T10:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T12:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hegddv2kqpuwiy8w.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you want evidence that London&rsquo;s renters are being taken advantage of, look no further than a new social media campaign. Launched Monday, the #rantyourrent hashtag encourages London&rsquo;s overcharged and poorly housed tenants to visually detail the bad conditions they&rsquo;re expected to put up with in return for large sums of monthly rent. &nbsp; The results, detailed in a new Tumblr called Vent Your Rent, make for sobering viewing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More articles on London and the housing crisis here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture "Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T14:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7b1f45417d9234288d043ca620594a30.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Project leader Zena] Howard focuses on all of the aspects of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but hones in on the porch, which happens to span 200 feet and it serves as an transitional space between the outside and inside of the museum. &ldquo;I think that the porch is&hellip;quintessential America,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;This project&mdash;not only given the scale, the complexity, the political and contextual sensitivities&mdash;is an amalgam of all the problems that we, as architects, love to solve&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum</a></li><li><a title="Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking</a></li><li><a title="Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942419/checking-in-on-nepal-one-year-later Checking in on Nepal, one year later Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T21:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T21:39:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbejgpasq40v1n5s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Nepalese government continues to face criticism for the slow pace of the country&rsquo;s reconstruction, Nepal&rsquo;s prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli announced today that the reconstruction of key heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is to finally begin, the Associated Press reports.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A year after the devastating quake, there is some good news in Nepal. As this article notes,</p><p><em>The World Monuments Fund (WMF) also announced today that it, in collaboration with American Express, was financing the rebuilding of the 16th-century Char Narayan Temple, which was reduced to rubble by the quake. The project is to receive a share of $1m in grants earmarked for five major preservation projects across the globe.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3lbkgfvz2kcgi7j0.jpg"></p><p>For more on Nepal:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/147695167/a-recent-building-project-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Recent Building Project in Nepal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126947696/shigeru-ban-responds-to-the-emergency-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban responds to the emergency in Nepal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942346/the-salerno-maritime-terminal-zaha-hadid-s-first-posthumous-project-inaugurated-in-italy The Salerno maritime terminal: Zaha Hadid's first posthumous project inaugurated in Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:19:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qk2gt6gtao708b0m.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the long approach from the sea, the flowing, horizontal silhouette of this all-concrete structure, bracketed fore and aft by leaning walls, stands out from the heavyset classicized buildings along the waterfront promenade [...] Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the site on Sunday, calling it a masterpiece. The absence of Ms. Hadid, 65, who died on March 31 without ever seeing the finished terminal, was keenly felt both days.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfodm42he69jbhsx.jpg"></p><p>The city of Salerno, some 60.5 km south of Naples, gained a major new architectural icon this week. A 50,000 sq. ft., &euro;15 million maritime terminal,&nbsp;it's also the first project by ZHA to be inaugurated after their principal Zaha Hadid passed away last month.</p><p>Before the inauguration ceremony, portraits of the late architecture were plastered around the city. "Goodbye Zaha Hadid, Genius and Modernity. Inspiration and Transformation, Light that takes shape," they read. "Salerno will proudly care for and cherish the Maritime Terminal.&rdquo; Half of the 400-person firm reportedly travelled to Salerno for the ceremony.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/43tfk4v9spvfwyv1.jpg"></p><p>Actually, rather than a new project, the Salerno terminal was twelve years in the making, with contractor bankruptcies and other financial woes creating major delays. As such, the building was designed the old way: while computers were beginning to be used, the project was designed mainly with models and drafting.</p><p>Paola Cattarin, the project architect, describes to&nbsp;<em>the Times:&nbsp;</em>"It w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T12:41:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hk0xh3ytj5q7pxw1.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Forget the life and death drama of heart transplant surgery&mdash;what about the insane pressure to expertly fold a piece of origami in under 15 minutes? Located in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a>'s Okayama prefecture, Kurashiki Central Hospital&nbsp;is holding fierce recruitment competitions in which surgeons must assemble tiny models&mdash;in one case, a piece of sushi with a single grain of rice&mdash;to demonstrate their fine motor skills (and coolness in a complicated deadline situation: sound familiar, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81150050/model-a-short-film-exploring-the-future-of-model-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">model builders</a>?). Here's the video of the tryouts:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T19:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qnaxm5cv12ivc7.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Yale students:] Why do you think architecture is important, and who do you think it serves, other than the golf players? (laughter) [Stern:] Architecture is everything about the man made environment. Some of it achieves the level of high art, some of it is good solid meat and potatoes, which is very important after all. You don&rsquo;t want to sit down to a dinner of foie gras every day in the week. Sometimes you want to have bangers and mash. [...] Architecture is an art&mdash;high and low.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title='"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li><li><a title="Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71485649/robert-stern-refuses-to-sign-petition-for-pritzker-to-grant-joint-prize-to-denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown</a></li><li><a title="The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T17:15:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61 ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-21T17:25:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T15:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9ovi9mqk1a375oj.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sudden <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">death of Dame Zaha Hadid</a> could not also mean the end of Zaha Hadid Architects. With major projects still ongoing all over the world, the firm had to keep things running strong, focusing on the future while managing grief. After working with Zaha for nearly thirty years,&nbsp;Patrik Schumacher has now <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">taken over leadership</a>&nbsp;at the firm, and joins us on the podcast to discuss what it was like&nbsp;collaborating with her "killer instinct", and&nbsp;how he can continue honoring the "DNA" of her work.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 61 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "ZHA after Zaha":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-61.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941748/woodbury-dean-norman-millar-has-passed-away Woodbury Dean Norman Millar has passed away Julia Ingalls 2016-04-21T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T13:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gw/gw2y48su5v2i42cw.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>School of Architecture Dean <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury/release/woodbury-school-of-architecture-s-norman-millar-elected-acsa-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Millar</a>, who previously taught at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>, Pasadena Art Center and was active on both the San Diego and Los Angeles campuses of <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury</a>, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on April 14. He was 62 years old. Named "Educator of the Year" in 2014 by the&nbsp;AIA|LA and elected as President of the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.acsa-arch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)</a>&nbsp;in 2012, Millar's legacy extended not only to his pragmatic pedagogy, but his dedication to fostering a culture of warmth and joy among his students. According to a statement released by Woodbury, he once said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I exited architecture school with the intention of making good buildings, and discovered that teaching expanded my passion by fostering it in students."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50fbsd00v890wcmu.jpg"></p><p>The head of the Woodbury architecture program since 1999, Dean Millar saw enrollment in the program triple during his watch. According to a 2013 discussion with Scott Johnson, as a child Millar initially wanted to become an orthopedic surgeon, bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke "The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke Nicholas Korody 2016-04-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T13:24:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzrcvrn24ypv5te9.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to many, maybe including himself, I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past. On the contrary, he is the embodiment of a fully fledged new typology, which responds perfectly to the current zeitgeist. Bjarke is the first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst. He threw out the ballast and soared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"With that, he is completely in tune with the thinkers of Silicon Valley, who want to make the world a better place without the existential hand-wringing that previous generations felt was crucial to earn utopianist credibility," writes Rem Koolhaas for <em>TIME</em>'s&nbsp;2016 list of the "100 Most Influential People".</p><p>"We are friends," Koolhaas continues. "Once, during lunchtime, I used his office to prepare a competition presentation. (We lost.) On the menu that day was quiche. Wow, I wondered, so you can do great architecture without violating anyone&rsquo;s comfort zone?"</p><p>Ingels once worked for Koolhaas at OMA before starting BIG. Since then, they've competed against each other for commissions. Ingels once described their dynamic as "oedipal" in regards to a competition for a project in Miami.</p><p>For more on BIG and OMA, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li><li><a href="http://Shohei%20Shigematsu%20of%20OMA%20transforms%20the%20Met%20for%20the%20spring%20Costume%20Institute%20exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941612/zaha-hadid-architects-to-continue-under-patrik-schumacher-s-leadership Zaha Hadid Architects to continue under Patrik Schumacher's leadership Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T17:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-23T07:22:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l5/l5fdlq0vj7vsr1i8.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a formal <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2016/04/18/10338/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">statement</a> announcing that the firm will continue to move forward, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> acting as de facto leader.&nbsp;In addition to finishing the 36 projects they had started or had under contract before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Hadid died</a> on March 31st, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a> will also be taking on new work. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/arts/design/grieving-and-going-forward-how-zaha-hadids-firm-plans-to-moveon.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>, in addition to opening new offices in Mexico City and Dubai, the firm "also hopes to push further into aviation, having won a contract for a new airport in Beijing." In tomorrow's episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>,&nbsp;Schumacher will share his personal and professional reflections on Hadid's legacy, and elaborate on how he'll carry Hadid's "DNA" and his&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">p</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arametricist</a>&nbsp;ideas into new arenas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/112j4s8gzoylq9nn.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;We want to tell the world that we&rsquo;re still a viable, vibrant address for major work of cultural importance," Schumacher told the NYT.&nbsp;&ldquo;My ambition is to become more visible as a leader of the field to clients."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u5a1p433bp81m4lz.jpg"></p><p>He also stated that he wants to continue moving forward on ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T13:28:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6uy3qom6txb738x.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Described in a press release as a "spacious and distinctively contemporary gateway to the institution's existing complex of buildings," the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97234/oma-wins-competition-for-the-expansion-to-the-mus-e-national-des-beaux-arts-du-qu-bec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec</a> by OMA appears to have an exceedingly functional quality. Admittedly, the building won't open to the public until June 24th, so these initial photos by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97177157/how-iwan-baan-became-the-most-wanted-photographer-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a> feature a higher than average amount of protective tarps and plywood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8u7ynr9x9pbfcnf0.jpg"></p><p>The concept behind the three gallery stacked structure, according to OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, is meant to continue the topography of the nearby park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wc3obr2vhaswpqu2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vg/vgv2s3ubb0xw4ymi.jpg"></p><p>"The activity of the city extends below, providing a new point of interface between the city and the park," Shigematsu&nbsp;continued. "Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets&mdash;park, city, and museum&mdash;at the same time."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y65qfh6wzjmptz1q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bu/bu85gvq6kk0366pu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8i/8i9xo10pe152lqx7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2wz6ejnzx58cq6n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46j402vv8ee1foga.jpg"></p><p>More on the latest projects from OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935045/oma-releases-renderings-of-event-project-space-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA releases render...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square Ellen Hancock 2016-04-20T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fe0518572f4ffa6ba19ba78fd2b53f.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A monumental recreation of the destroyed Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, has been unveiled in London&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square. The 1,800-year-old arch was destroyed by Islamic State militants last October and the 6-metre (20ft) model, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, is intended as an act of defiance: to show that restoration of the ancient site is possible if the will is there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the relating topics in this article check out these links:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147345876/before-after-photos-of-syria-s-devastated-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before + after photos of Syria's devastated heritage</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937197/another-grade-ii-listed-building-loses-its-protected-status-in-north-east-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Grade II listed building loses its protected status in north east England</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370049/london-s-v-a-to-host-a-robot-construction-team-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's V&amp;A to host a robot construction team this summer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us29olgfjinab11z.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941415/monu-24-on-domestic-urbanism-released MONU #24 ON DOMESTIC URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T19:11:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlu0hvg2no7pcjpa.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2016</p></em><br /><br /><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what <em><strong>Andr&eacute;s Jaque</strong></em> argues in our interview entitled <strong>"The Home as Political Arena"</strong> for this new issue of <strong>MONU</strong>. This issue, <strong>"Domestic Urbanism"</strong>, deals with the domestic aspects of cities, and everything that is related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, people's own universe, things that are usually hidden and private. According to <em><strong>Jaque</strong></em>, a great number of the processes by which our societies are shaped take place in domestic interiors, the domestic realm, and in relation to very domestic elements such as the table setting, the Christmas tree, or the TV remote control. <em><strong>Justinien Tribillon</strong></em> - in his contribution <strong>"The Fridge, the City and the Critique of Everyday Life: a Tale of Domestic Urbanism"</strong> - describes, for example, to what extent a domestic element such as the refrigerator has changed radically the way we consume the city. Because the domestic infiltrates the urb...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941462/sam-jacob-to-redevelop-former-pub-in-shoreditch Sam Jacob to redevelop former pub in Shoreditch Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T09:41:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjujpenghb4uhrt6.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sam Jacob Studio&rsquo;s mixed-use development in the Hoxton Street conservation area retains the fa&ccedil;ade of the Victorian pub originally on the site while creating ground-floor community facilities with an apartment above. The four-storey scheme will restore the last remaining piece of what was once a terraced street razed to the ground by bombing during the Second World War. The new block is expressed as a curved wall punctured by diamond-shaped window openings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cwadkb1r1oei5a5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwj2icg2yp2tzjsw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzg3280ywpqpt63q.jpg"></p><p>For more on Sam Jacob, or his former practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88984344/fat-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88984342/fat-announces-the-end-of-its-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT Announces The End of Its Practice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58543535/wild-potter-grayson-perry-fat-design-shrine-like-cottage-in-essex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wild Potter Grayson Perry &amp; FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92516/sam-jacob-lecture-at-uk-cod" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob lecture at UK/CoD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53422775/home-truths-architects-tackle-the-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home truths: architects tackle the housing crisis</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941416/philip-johnson-the-fascist Philip Johnson, the fascist Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T11:55:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rq6wy78srqekt3sn.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Johnson returned home certain his life had been transformed. He found in Nazism a new international ideal. The aesthetic power and exaltation he experienced in viewing modernist architecture found its complete national expression in the Hitler-centered Fascist movement. Here was a way not merely to rebuild cities with a unified and monumental aesthetic vision for the Machine Age but to spur a rebirth of mankind itself. He had never expressed any interest in politics before. That had now changed.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Over the next two years, Johnson moved back and forth between Europe and New York City. At home, he mounted shows and promoted modernist artists whose works he considered the best of the new. All the while, he kept an eye on the Nazis as they consolidated power. He had slept with his share of men in the demimonde of Weimar Berlin; now he turned a blind eye to Nazi restrictions on homosexual behavior, which brought imprisonment and even death sentences."</em></p><p>Read the rest of this fascinating excerpt from Marc Wortman's forthcoming book,&nbsp;<em>1941: Fighting the Shadow War</em> in <em><a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/04/philip-johnson-nazi-architect-marc-wortman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a></em>. For more on Philip Johnson, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131950074/two-of-a-kind-photographer-robin-hill-contemplates-the-farnsworth-house-and-glass-house-simultaneously" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two of a kind: photographer Robin Hill contemplates the Farnsworth House and Glass House simultaneously</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102869858/philip-johnson-s-tent-of-tomorrow-receives-5-8m-for-its-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Johnson&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tent of Tomorrow&rdquo; Receives $5.8M for Its Restoration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98513147/philip-johnson-was-a-nazi-propagandist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philip Johnson Was a Nazi Propagandist</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84289579/buy-a-night-in-philip-johnson-s-glass-house-for-30k-at-neiman-marcus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy a Night in Philip Johnson&rsquo;s Glass House for $30K at Neiman Marcus</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T14:15:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/765ac32fc9c907745a3d659eebe5745f.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NOT MANY ARCHITECTS get to reshape a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Shohei Shigematsu, who runs the New York branch of Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, has done precisely that. This month he converts a skylit, double-height section of the museum&mdash;the 1970s Robert Lehman Wing&mdash;into a graceful, cathedral-like setting for Manus x Machina, the Costume Institute&rsquo;s spring show, opening May 5.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton, <a href="http://oma.eu/news/oma-to-lead-the-design-of-the-manus-x-machina-exhibition-at-met" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considers</a> "the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of industrialization and mass production."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kenqkn5pp3cn4g3.jpg"></p><p>Accordingly, the organizers wanted an exhibition design that blends the analog and the mechanical. Shigematsu's intervention is intended to "soften" the existing brick-and-stone of the 1970's-era Robert Lehman wing, which was designed by&nbsp;Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates.</p><p>Interested in other collaborations between the sartorial world and architecture? Check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107421297/prototyping-architecture-in-digital-fashion-makes-parametricism-personal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: "Architecture in Digital Fashion" makes parametricism personal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Justin LeBlanc</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details LPC Approves Brooklyn’s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details Alyssa Alimurung 2016-04-19T12:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:22:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5rgjq4cc35pbl4o.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn is finally getting a new skyscraper development worthy of its 2.6 million populace. Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved SHoP Architects&lsquo; vision for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a rehabilitation of the landmarked Dime Saving Bank that will marry it with a dramatic, supertall skyscraper behind, the first 1,000+ foot building to arrive in the borough. To bring back more of the building&rsquo;s grandeur, its exterior and interior spaces will be restored.</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/149941148/gibson-street-baths-in-newcastle-due-to-be-sold-in-auction Gibson Street Baths in Newcastle due to be sold in auction Ellen Hancock 2016-04-19T04:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T12:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df6394ef6651363ab053256463ef4d0b.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Newcastle&rsquo;s Grade II-listed&nbsp;The Gibson Street Baths building&nbsp;was constructed in 1906 by FH Holford as a public swimming pool and wash house. Informal planning guidance says the building could be converted for a range of uses, from private or student residential accommodation to leisure and sports facilities, a hotel, studios or restaurant. &lsquo;The planners are going to be very flexible,&rsquo; says Riggall. &lsquo;The city council really wants to see it brought back into use&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More UK news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunel&rsquo;s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117425241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bricks-stones-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bricks &amp; Stones" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941125/the-stealth-modernist The Stealth Modernist Nam Henderson 2016-04-18T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjwtzj6lzzy85xkv.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His architecture was an antidote to the era&rsquo;s brazen showiness: subtle and natural instead of flashy and proudly artificial. Although he built a handful of private homes and public buildings from the ground up, his reputation was made by his reimaginings of centuries-old museums &mdash; commissions others might have scorned as too constrained by the past &mdash; in the process of which he created a road map for both honoring history and transcending it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nancy Hass praises&nbsp;Italy&rsquo;s "<em>less well known</em>"&nbsp;Modernist Master, Carlo Scarpa.&nbsp;She touches on the influence of&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan in his work, as well his relationship to Venice.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina Justine Testado 2016-04-15T21:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T19:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls0615p0yt7z2q6j.jpg" width="514" height="717" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first statue commemorating landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted&nbsp;will make its public debut in time for Earth Day at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville next Friday, April 22.&nbsp;One would assume that Olmsted already has statues of himself in public parks across the U.S., considering that he is regarded as &ldquo;the Father of American Landscape Architecture&rdquo; and is the co-architect of New York City's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fiercely loved Central Park</a>, which he and Calvert Vaux were selected to design after winning a competition in 1858.</p><p>Finally achieving their long-time vision of building a statue of Olmsted, the Arboretum commissioned Philadelphia-based figurative sculptor <a href="http://www.zenosfrudakis.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zenos Frudakis</a> to design the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Olmsted, who is portrayed holding an abstract topographic map. Frudakis spent the last two years working diligently to create a sculpture that embodies Olmsted's lasting significance in American landscape design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv6vqy8d9yabomfh.jpg"><br><em>Oil painting of Frederick Law Olmsted by John Singer Sargent, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research Ellen Hancock 2016-04-15T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T17:16:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rpnb9oihnzrsank.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.<br><br>The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic development within the architectural field, providing an opportunity for imaginative, original research, and travel.<br><br>In 2016, one scholarship worth &pound;5,000 is available to individuals or groups of students and graduates for a period of international travel (which can be during a period of international work experience).<br><br>The RIBA Research Trust Awards are offering grants of up to &pound;10,000 each, available to support original independent architecture research by practitioners, academics and recent graduates.<br><br>The judging committee particularly welcomes applications from practice-led researchers.<br><br>The RIBA LKE Ozolins Studentship is worth &pound;18,000 outside London or &pound;20,000 in London annually to a student who wis...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940818/jens-bertelsen-co-founder-of-bertelsen-scheving-shares-his-favorite-local-sites-in-copenhagen Jens Bertelsen, co-founder of Bertelsen & Scheving, shares his favorite local sites in Copenhagen Justine Testado 2016-04-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T17:46:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vywyllyuabrmf6qe.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>Many a listicle have mentioned Copenhagen as one of the most livable cities in the world with the happiest residents. How could that be? &ldquo;Perhaps [it is] because Copenhagen is designed for people &mdash; for life. From architecture to infrastructure to food and culture, Copenhagen has plenty to offer&rdquo;, describes <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jens Bertelsen</a>, CEO and a founding partner of locally based practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bertelsenscheving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bertelsen &amp; Scheving</a>. Archinect reached out to the firm, and Bertelsen shared some of his favorite undiscovered places around town that the architecturally inclined traveler is sure to enjoy.</p><p><strong>From N&oslash;rreport to the hip N&oslash;rrebro</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gofmq9ohjr5bzeh6.jpg"></p><p>Experience the streets with LOTS of bicycles. Watch the cyclists and the newly rebuild N&oslash;rreport train station. Take a walk from N&oslash;rreport St. to Queen Louise&rsquo;s Bridge and experience the tons of cyclists and pedestrians at what has become an unusual...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Justine Testado 2016-04-14T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T20:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2h262g26qntzzajx.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And to me, as an African American, just realizing that this has actually come to be, that there's an actual National Museum for African American History and Culture on the Mall of Washington, D.C., and this museum should have happened years and years ago, but the realization that finally in America we're at a place where we can accept it ... It's one of the most prominent sites on the Mall. It's not somewhere tucked away.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect Zena Howard talks about what first drew her to architecture, the National Museum for African American History and Culture on which she worked as Senior Project Manager, and her outlook on the status of women in architecture.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939790/read-an-excerpt-from-the-new-where-are-the-women-architects-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read an excerpt from the new &ldquo;Where Are the Women Architects?&rdquo; book</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145737366/meet-hossein-amanat-the-architect-who-designed-iran-s-most-famous-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meet Hossein Amanat, the architect who designed Iran's most famous monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa</a></p>