Archinect - News 2017-02-26T07:36:10-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993625/doug-aitken-among-artists-in-palm-springs-adjacent-art-show-desert-x Doug Aitken among artists in Palm Springs-adjacent art show, "Desert X" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T19:53:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7y7ybil6s1mrjh5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid the dust and clamor is the steel skeleton of Aitken&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mirage,&rdquo; which takes the form of a 1960s-style suburban California ranch house. The seven-room structure, to be fully mirrored on the outside and inside, is perched on a hillside with city and desert views, which are key to the piece. The structure has gaping holes where doors and windows might be, and its interior walls are built on angles to reflect the sky and contrasting surrounding terrain...</p></em><br /><br /><p>What does the desert in Riverside County have to offer aside from a massive annual music festival, the sleek modernism of Palm Springs, and the ethereal vista of untrammeled nature? Well, starting on February 25th, it has the&nbsp;Desert Exhibition of Art, or Desert X for short.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15wfq1u85xiqp6j5.jpg"></p><p>Exhibitors in the self-guided, wide-ranging exhibit (you should plan on driving) include Doug Aitken,&nbsp;Sherin Guirguis, and&nbsp;Claudia Comte, who has created a 110-foot long stucco/wood sculpture that is part wall, part meditative exercise. Maps are available at the Ace Hotel; the exhibition will be up until April.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993619/herzog-de-meuron-s-6-am-is-a-late-bloomer-reaching-completion-in-2035 Herzog & de Meuron's "6 AM" is a late bloomer, reaching completion in 2035 Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two 58-story towers, eighteen years and two billion dollars make up the fundamental elements of Herzog &amp; de Meuron's city-like mixed-used development "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6 AM</a>," which, while beginning its first phase of construction in 2018 in downtown L.A.'s Arts District, won't be finished until its principal architects are both 85 years old.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44ylymhzsz04mhu4.jpg"></p><p>The wait should be worth it, though: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> will be providing the landscape architecture, while the project's seven buildings will include space for arts and performance, retail, a public/private school, a hotel and of course, plenty of apartments. The delay does prompt the question: will Los Angeles' Arts District still be the Arts District by then, or will it just be an evocative placard in&nbsp;2.8 million square gentrified feet?</p><p>h/t <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/02/6am-development-herzog-de-meuron-details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archpaper</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993561/explore-mitigating-human-suffering-via-design-in-this-new-school-symposium Explore mitigating human suffering via design in this New School symposium Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T13:41:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:41:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a664mi21495f882.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As cities densify and the global population increases, much has been made of reclaiming physical spaces: but how does one reclaim a place that is bound up in tragedy, whether that tragedy was natural or man-made? On March 3rd and 4th, <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8kaELFui6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons the New School for Design will host a symposium</a> featuring&nbsp;Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian-American architect, writer, and activist who hails from Aleppo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s9vomp4pzvte9ova.jpg"></p><p>In addition to Attar's keynote address, the symposium, entitled &ldquo;Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial,"&nbsp;will explore several dozen case studies dealing with refugee shelters, the repurposing of Latin American prisons into shopping malls, and how painful memories of the past have been represented and memorialized in places including a Warsaw ghetto. Those interested in registering to attend can do so on <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8rMELFui5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the website</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993552/foster-partners-apple-spaceship-set-to-touch-down-and-open-up-in-april Foster + Partners' Apple "spaceship" set to touch down and open up in April Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T12:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:21:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p2sd1uky8j2tuwp.jpg" width="650" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a <a href="http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/02/apple-park-opens-to-employees-in-april.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release from Apple</a>, it will take six months to move all 12,000 employees into the 175-acre campus, which will officially open for occupancy in April. In addition to the 2.8 million square foot, naturally ventilated Foster + Partners'-designed "spaceship" building, the campus features two miles of running and walking paths, and boasts a 17 megawatt solar energy rooftop installation (making it one of the largest in the world). Nothing about this place is small, or happenstance; the construction process was reportedly a clash between <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perfectionist designers and slightly more impressionistic contractors</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u1e34belmbttcpg.jpg"></p><p>However, all's well that ends well: although Steve Jobs won't be able to see the completed campus, designer Apple's chief design officer Jony Ivy feels like things worked out.&nbsp;&ldquo;Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993426/mithun-s-wanapum-heritage-center-nabs-2-awards-honors-native-am-tribe Mithun's Wanapum Heritage Center nabs 2 awards, honors Native Am tribe RonH 2017-02-22T20:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T15:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xz/xz462a0oukeh3fx0.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just off the Columbia River, the Wanapum Heritage Center is a home for Wanapum culture and artifacts. The building form weaves solidity and light, from a protective repository enclosure that references traditional cliffside cave storage spaces to the glazed welcome area that evokes traditional fishing lanterns. The entry path aligns with the equinox sunrise, a Wanapum 'marker'. The center houses archival items alongside recording studios for oral history, and new gathering spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p0ogvmoihbutkgi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktqx0pi65k0jmtu0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13oydi3n6k1phvtq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ww/wwf1wg4dg6vd58rh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvh81hd63vv6f11g.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993202/matter-design-s-five-fields-play-structure-reinvents-the-purpose-of-play Matter Design's Five Fields Play Structure Reinvents the Purpose of Play Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-21T21:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hhksloebkzr7gl7g.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The intent is to not ask what the structure does, but how it imagines new possibilities</p></em><br /><br /><p>It has been said that play is the exultation of the possible. The Five Fields Play Structure then, is the fullest realization of this theory on play. <a href="http://www.matterdesignstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matter Design</a>, an interdisciplinary design practice founded in 2008 by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, collaborated with <a href="http://www.frsch.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FR|SCH</a>, an architecture and design studio founded by Michael Schanbacher and Kerri Frick, to design this&nbsp;structure that proudly has no purpose. Instead, the form becomes a blank canvas meant for childish exploration and the cultivation of their imagination.</p><p>The design resists any directive and rejects specified, singular usage. Twenty-foot tall vertical elements seem to contribute to the structure at one moment, but then extend into the landscape. Doors and stairs, while standard architectural elements, are rethought to lead to nowhere and color is used as a suggestive rather than a clear label on entries and key moments. Another prominent design strategy was to provide multiple means of access to any location. These ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993165/duvall-decker-architects-combine-greater-agency-and-public-outreach-to-benefit-mississippi-and-the-profession-at-large Duvall Decker Architects combine greater agency and public outreach to benefit Mississippi (and the profession at large) Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T18:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:16:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oha4js2k8v0r3hw6.jpg" width="650" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since they founded Duvall Decker nearly 20 years ago, the Deckers, as they&rsquo;re known, have focused mostly on neglected corners in and around Jackson, Mississippi&rsquo;s capital. To pay the bills, the two have redefined for themselves the ambit of a small architectural practice. They have become developers and even branched into building maintenance: a soup-to-nuts strategy that has allowed them more than just financial breathing room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Helping impoverished Mississippi communities? Check. Making money while creating a business model that empowers you with the decision-making powers of developers? Check. Being notable and effective enough to earn your own profile in <em>The New York Times</em> by Michael Kimmelman? Done, done, and done for Duvall Decker Architects, which also was named one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988668/the-emerging-voices-winners-for-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017's Emerging Voices</a> by the Architectural League of New York. What's especially enheartening about this profile is how by virtue of increasing the quality of their own professional lives, the architects have also vastly increased the well-being of their community. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993113/this-week-s-picks-for-chicago-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for Chicago architecture and design events hcscully 2017-02-21T14:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:22:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uwz5htdth2h3lpv.jpg" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spring is&nbsp;continuing&nbsp;to bring&nbsp;visiting&nbsp;architects lectures to Chicago this week.&nbsp;We also&nbsp;have volunteer opportunities for designers and global&nbsp;research presentations.</p><p>Here is your list of things to do in <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/2072497/chicago-il-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> over the next couple of weeks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9009/lecture-junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami |&nbsp;February 21</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ss/sscp0utbiadllwxl.jpg"></p><p><em>junya.ishigami+associates</em></p><p>The Golden Lion award winner for best project at the 12th international architecture biennale will speak on tectonics and environment as he comes to IIT this week. His work, though minimal insertions, shows a connection of purity from art to architecture.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9010/colonizing-heritage-the-adaptive-reuse-of-myanmar-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colonizing Heritage: The Adaptive Reuse of Myanmar's Architecture |&nbsp;February 22</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/48/48417i0b49mmutx0.jpg"></p><p><em>placesjournal.org</em></p><p>The Martin Roche Travel Scholarship recipient Devon Morris will be at the Chicago design Museum this week to speak on his travels to Myanmar. In a constant state of globalization, many countries have to find new approaches to historical conservation and continual re-use of architecture.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9011/chicago-volunteer-expo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chicago Volunteer Expo |&nbsp;February 26</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bq/bqhhoidxq4yjlskg.jpg"></p><p><em>eventbrite.com</em></p><p>There are plent...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993080/only-90-for-frank-gehry-s-wisdom Only $90 for Frank Gehry's wisdom? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T13:32:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T09:28:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62eqb6r31azw0bgw.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't tell grad students carting around six-figure debt, but those who wish to learn from one of the masters of architecture can now do so for $90. <a href="https://www.masterclass.com/fg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MasterClass</a>, a San Francisco-based educational video company, is now taking pre-orders for an online class taught by none other than Frank Gehry himself. Students can sign up for the class, which offers "video lessons from the instructor, interactive exercises,&nbsp;course materials, peer interaction, and more."&nbsp;Here's a trailer of what you'll likely learn as Frank winds his way through his model archive (and memories of nearly six decades of professional practice):</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993075/aia-officially-states-it-is-pro-immigration-and-travel-positive AIA officially states it is pro-immigration and travel-positive Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T12:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T20:15:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcs3e6dwp11azvv1.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What would America be without immigrants? More to the point, what would architecture be without the ability for those working within it to freely travel and collaborate with (much more affordable) talent from around the world? In recognition of these facts, the AIA has released an official statement that raises concerns about broad anti-immigration policies, and confirms the institute's dedication to reciprocal "free moment and association" around the globe. Here's the full text of the press release:</p><p><em>As discussion on immigration continues, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today joins with many American businesses, industries and universities in calling for fair and impartial immigration policies, and in expressing deep concern about policies that restrict immigration from specific countries or regions based on overly broad factors, including religion.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Beyond the essential considerations of fairness and equity, restrictions targeting specific areas of the world can have prof...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993018/di-b-do-francis-k-r-announced-as-serpentine-pavilion-2017-designer Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designer Abigail Banfield 2017-02-21T11:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T13:25:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mo/mobxdnf91903zwg7.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>" Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. "</p></em><br /><br /><p><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan OuwerkerkSerpentine Galleries have revealed that this year's pavilion will be designed by Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;. The pavilion's design responds to the changeable British climate, whilst being influenced K&eacute;r&eacute;'s ecological design ethos which drives his Berlin-based practice. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xosndasrhi7qqw11.jpg"></p><p>Last year's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">design </a>by BIG drew in huge crowds, and acted as a discussion piece throughout the summer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0c/0c10wv5md2q03c74.jpg"><br>Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;, Photo by Erik Jan Ouwerkerk</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992929/naomi-milgrom-appoints-oma-s-rem-koolhaas-david-gianotten-for-fourth-mpavilion Naomi Milgrom appoints OMA's Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten for fourth MPavilion Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-20T23:52:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:27:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ax/axna0rlw9udj7mo5.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In pavilions you can test things you cannot do within buildings -Rem Koolhaas</p></em><br /><br /><p>Naomi Milgrom has appointed high-profile architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architecture firm OMA to design the fourth MPavilion temporary culture venue for Melbourne. MPavilion is Australia&rsquo;s leading architectural commission and design event conceived and created by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014. Every year,&nbsp; one new temporary pavilion, designed by a leading international architect, is erected in Melbourne&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r137z8jxvffi9k3m.jpg"></p><p>Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA and winner of the 2000 Pritzker Prize, is a controversial architect known for his large-scale projects such as CCTV "Pants Building" in Beijing and De Rotterdam "Vertical City" pictured above. On this year's appointment, Ms. Milgrom said &ldquo;Rem Koolhaas is one of the world&rsquo;s most provocative and influential architects. His contribution to the cultural landscape as an urban thinker together with OMA&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary approach to architecture reflects MPavilion&rsquo;s desire to inspire d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992751/a-key-characteristic-of-the-design-is-efficiency-sn-hetta-s-design-for-the-french-laundry-s-new-10m-kitchen A key characteristic of the design is efficiency; Snøhetta's design for the French Laundry's new $10M kitchen Nam Henderson 2017-02-20T00:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T07:58:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r94v8ff93mv3rnzj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The joint effort led to aesthetics that showcase a sleek, stylish yet minimalist concept...new digs are steeped in functionality...The improvements were the result of research...The ceilings are reminiscent of flowing table cloths, both for aesthetics and practical use, as they obscure equipment on the kitchen&rsquo;s ceiling.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vc2xfeck3zh9fco9.jpg"></p><p>Justin Phillips goes inside the French Laundry&rsquo;s new $10 million kitchen. The expansion/revamp/upgrade was a collaboration between Chef Thomas Keller and Snohetta.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992437/the-resounding-success-of-allied-works-architecture-s-national-music-center The resounding success of Allied Works Architecture's "National Music Center" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T20:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T12:37:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Incorporating both physical and intangible elements of Canada's musical history, the National Music Center by Allied Works is a nine-towered, terra-cotta tile clad complex that not only ropes a 112-year old hotel/blues club into the mix, but creates the kind of spaces suited for gazing dreamily into one's future.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rw/rw9hayjyf11477y2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qa/qaypnq4qbql97gpe.jpg"></p><p>According to&nbsp;Brad Cloepfil, Principal at Allied Works Architecture, the structure was "inspired by the light, landscape and geography of the northern prairie."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cp/cpo69lgz4ipx30fb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ka/ka8w5hkxzboktvnl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2a/2at1om7kuudeucx2.jpg"></p><p>He goes on to note that "Studio Bell was created to&nbsp;amplify&nbsp;the rich history and future possibilities of Canadian music. The building aspires to create a sense&nbsp;of wonder and mystery, inspiring the visitor to explore. Nine separate towers rise five floors above the&nbsp;street, each resonating with music and activity. The building is alive with the life of music throughout its&nbsp;exhibition, recording, editing, performance and education spaces. The distinct vessels of music are&nbsp;bound together by the space between them, moments ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992356/the-big-abstract-a-conversation-with-morgan-neville-director-producer-of-abstract-s-bjarke-ingels-documentary-on-netflix The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix Paul Petrunia 2017-02-16T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T07:44:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract</a>, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1365879/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a>, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utp24wk7423dst2f.jpg"></p><p>As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a&nbsp;good place to start is "<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/20_feet_from_stardom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 Feet from Stardom</a>", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-music-of-strangers-yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble/video/promo.html?autoplay=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">premiering on HBO in March</a>. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qo7sscygn9wd6f.jpg"></p><p>Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some of Bjarke's harsh criticism from commenters in our forum.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992362/tour-the-optical-illusion-of-giovanni-vaccarini-s-facade-system-for-the-spg-headquarters Tour the optical illusion of Giovanni Vaccarini's facade system for the SPG Headquarters Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T13:59:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T00:42:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3f/3f9q90o8oi776m2a.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Relax, you don't need new glasses: the closely spaced, suspended panes of glass on Giovanni Vaccarini's&nbsp;SPG Headquarters in Geneva purposefully create a blurred/vibrating effect, especially when viewed from a distance.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/889a4xg8ztmckkif.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7a4x3jy90gu7aoz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8d9v066udcp2mxmr.jpg"></p><p>However, producer The Piranesi Experience and&nbsp;filmmaker Claudio Esposito have made a film about the SPG called "Deep Into the Surface" which, according to the filmmakers "investigates the abstract and conceptual dimension that architect Giovanni Vaccarini imparted to the fa&ccedil;ade system that characterizes the building of the SPG Headquarters in Geneva. A game made of simple rules, whose reiteration produces a complex play of elements to the point that its perception varies with weather and lights. The photography by Fabio Paolucci and the original soundtrack by Populous underline the exploration of these qualities and let the spectator perceive the depth of the surface and its apparent movement." You be the judge:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992332/demolition-of-tadao-ando-s-piccadilly-gardens-in-manchester-now-council-approved Demolition of Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester now Council-approved Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T09:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8lwh3vf947e89cq.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although plans to tear down Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens have been floating about since last late last year, the Manchester City Council just gave its official approval to knock down Ando's quasi-Brutalist structure in favor of a "leisure-led" scheme last week, according to the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/council-backs-demolition-for-tadao-andos-only-uk-building/10017301.article?blocktitle=news-feature&amp;contentID=17135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Journal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvcbu9j0k7p8pu74.jpg"></p><p>In a thoughtful piece written for <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/russell-smith-tadao-ando-and-the-problem-of-architecture-thats-toogood/article33006792/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Globe and Mail</a> last year, Russell Smith questioned the role of the experts who had commissioned Ando to design the Gardens versus the opinions of the locals who encountered it daily. He noted that a&nbsp;"sealant, for some reason, possibly economic, was not used to coat the large unadorned surfaces of the Manchester pavilion. That building, basically a shelter to house a small caf&eacute;, occupies half of Piccadilly Gardens, presenting one long curving blank wall of concrete to the south side. The concrete, under the steady British drizzle, did not wear well: it started to stain with dark streaks, to look like the depressing and crumbling masses of postwar brut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992248/the-last-view-from-aleppo The last view from Aleppo... Nam Henderson 2017-02-15T23:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T00:01:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d2/d2b9b6z600ec4kir.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My university became a hub of protest. Campus life alternated between classes and protests and raids by security forces...Yusuf, though trained as an architect, volunteered in all possible ways...We were desperate for the world to hear and help us. I had been frantically tweeting images and videos of destruction from eastern Aleppo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in January architect and activist,&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://twitter.com/Linashamy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lina Shamy</a>,&nbsp;</strong>penned an editorial. Wherein she reflects on, her first-hand experience, a witness to urbicide in action.&nbsp;</p><p>Previously, another Syrian architect talked about,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945094/syrian-architect-talks-about-the-past-and-future-of-her-destroyed-hometown-of-homs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the past and future of her destroyed hometown of Homs</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991998/a-trump-tower-in-l-a-thankfully-that-was-only-part-of-never-built-los-angeles A Trump Tower in L.A.? Thankfully, that was only part of "Never Built Los Angeles" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-15T00:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T09:13:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ay/ay9tojarz03g4388.jpg" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In LA, Trump bragged he was going to spend a billion dollars on what he claimed would become the world&rsquo;s tallest building. His architect Bill Fain delivered a gilded 125-storey office tower etched in a diamond-patterned exoskeleton...David Martin also devised a skyscraper: &lsquo;When I told Ivana [Trump] the basis of the idea was to put two diamonds together, she lit up,&rsquo; Martin said. &lsquo;I think they were divorced a week later.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i98r752b2cdlgfxc.jpg"></p><p>Whether you've been following the tumultuous life of proposed architecture projects in Los Angeles or not (a stretch of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/234482/grand-avenue-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Avenue</a>, for example, has been undergoing elaborate proposals designed in part by Frank Gehry for almost forty years) "Never Built Los Angeles," a book by architectural critics at large Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, shows us via<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/feb/09/unbuilt-los-angeles-city-might-have-been-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> The Guardian</a>&nbsp;the almost-reality of a Los Angeles-based Trump Tower designed by Johnson Fain back in 1989.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991988/ncarb-opens-up-official-certification-to-much-wider-field-of-architecture-students NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T18:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:24:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1x1r5dwbjrvt6f2o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward for years spent working in the field while trying to pay for your education so you could work in the field. Some call it The School of Hard Knocks; others, "practical experience." Now feast your eyes on the full release:</p><p><strong>NCARB Streamlines Path to Certification for Architects</strong><br><em>Architects without a degree from an accredited program can pursue NCARB certification through&nbsp;a new path.</em></p><p>Washington, DC&mdash;The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched the first&nbsp;phase of its revised certification path for architects without a degree from a program accredited by the National&nbsp;Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The NCARB Certificate facilitates reciprocal licensure among t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991937/can-work-stress-be-reduced-with-adaptive-rooms-unstudio-is-looking-into-it Can work stress be reduced with adaptive rooms? UNStudio is looking into it Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:07:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1h/1hui8dzuy961w52u.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part inhabitable mood ring, part psychological experiment, the exhibition "Work 3.0 &ndash; A Joyful Sense at Work"&nbsp;from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> and SCAPE is an attempt to create spaces that make work stress more bearable by testing out adaptable environments in the form of a "fully immersive, modular structure."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/605i2lq96w80t4bo.jpg"></p><p>This immersive structure, known as a RESET pod, will be on display at the iSalone deal Mobile in Milan from April 4th through 9th, and incorporates input from a neuroscientist, an ambient intelligence technology integrator, and a technologist/interaction designer. The feedback from visitors to the exhibition will help the designers determine what spaces do and don't work for office worker stress mitigation.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's the text of the full press release from UNStudio:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Can </strong><strong>a space</strong><strong> adapt to your stress levels? UNStudio and SCAPE join forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts to tackle stress in the workplace.</strong></p><p>UNStudio and SCAPE have joined forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts for the ex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991913/aia-announces-recipients-of-its-2017-honorary-fellowships AIA announces recipients of its 2017 Honorary Fellowships Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T12:51:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxkn1fn6lt2k3haq.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Drawing from an international roster of architects who meet the five objects of nomination (including ensuring "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment") the AIA has announced this year's honorary fellowships. The fellowship, which doesn't have a set number of fellows and usually favors international candidates, has honored no Americans or women this year, although it did include U.S.-based <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a> among its 2016 beneficiaries. With a highly ethical drumroll, we're pleased to introduce this year's outstanding eight fellows:</p><ul><li>Mario Cucinella</li><li>Stein Halvorsen</li><li>Giancarlo Mazzanti</li><li>Bong-Seek Oh</li><li>Jose Luis Salinas</li><li>Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas</li><li>Bruno Stagno</li><li>Ishtiaque Zahir&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991758/st-peter-s-cardross-birth-death-and-renewal St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal Nam Henderson 2017-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T14:21:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ri/rikaon29tqqzqh4g.jpg" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>St Peter's made a dramatic architectural statement when it was built, but its first incarnation as a seminary was short-lived. It is hoped this 21st Century rebirth by NVA, bringing the structure back into productive use, will prove more enduring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gorgeous photos of the past and current state of the Brutalist St Peter's Seminary, designed by&nbsp;Gillespie, Kidd &amp; Coia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fn5ky06t58ka4xa4.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Glasgow School of Art</em></p><p>For more about the history of the project/site check out <a href="https://shop.scran.ac.uk/prod/books/st-peter-cardross/121" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the</a>&nbsp;book by Diane M Watters.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991325/editor-s-picks-463 Editor's Picks #463 Nam Henderson 2017-02-10T14:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T14:50:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tw/tw9z8p4ylep44v35.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149987675/small-studio-snapshots-milli-ns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest</a> in the newish series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korod</a>y chatted with Los Angeles-based studio <a href="http://www.millionsarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MILLI&Oslash;NS</a>. <a href="http://archinect.com/dtelmore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a>&nbsp;felt "<em>these guys sound legit in their intentions and I'm looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future...The rest of the article is uncommonly decipherable for architects</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ma/magackflp4fnu9ri.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> went "<em>Looking for a picture that represents something related to the internet&rsquo; and ending up thinking &ldquo;about the desert.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/max-headroom-f-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Headroom, F.AIA</a> got excited "<em>the phrase 'last existing encrypted space&rsquo; is genius on many many levels. &nbsp;exciting work!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rd/rdimhrko8n97hkua.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In an interview with NPR&rsquo;s MarketPlace Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988023/carl-bass-ceo-of-autodesk-on-why-computers-are-superior-to-human-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> how computers are superior (in some things) to human designers.&nbsp;<strong>JamesJoist</strong> got serious</p><p>"<em>Spoken like true transhumanist scum; I often think AutoCAD was one of the worst things to happen to architecture.&rdquo; As you might expect the overall reception was poor</em>."</p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988324/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-spring-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">all-female lineup f...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991301/fallingwater-institute-gains-4-spartan-yet-beautiful-dwellings-by-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Fallingwater Institute gains 4 spartan yet beautiful dwellings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T18:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30dl0lbcsozqzj20.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Fallingwater Institute, which is located on the High Meadow farm next to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, is adding four new "modest wood portals" to its 1960s era teaching facilities. The new dwellings, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100056538/bohlin-cywinsky-jackson-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-tapped-for-apple-s-upcoming-madison-avenue-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>, are created both to extend from the existing High Meadow structure while giving the Institute's summer residency students a spare, yet beautiful place, to work and live.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vv/vv0qd0zxcjcex3yr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7tfd43dipfe81q8w.jpg"></p><p>"The building's main entry welcomes visitors into a central screened porch, which joins the new architecture to an existing cabin and serves as the outdoor gathering and dining space," Bill James, project architect from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Pittsburgh office, notes in a press release. "A horizontal screen, made of Norway Spruce harvested and milled on site, extends from the main cabin and continues along the walkway leading to the dwellings."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3rsmpj0jz5bovnv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9wpghps2cmzc1d8.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991296/empathy-deficit-archinect-sessions-96 Empathy Deficit; Archinect Sessions #96 Paul Petrunia 2017-02-09T17:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T18:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8s0kwseyzr1gyxf.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast we are joined by Emily Hunt Turner. Emily gives us an update on her restaurant/non-profit startup All Square, as <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we previously featured in her Working Out of the Box feature</a>. We also talk about her time working as a lawyer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as she detailed the challenges and struggles in the past, and concerns with the direction of the department moving forward.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 96 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Empathy Deficit":</p><ul></ul><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-95.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991222/got-wood-meet-australia-s-tallest-proposed-timber-building Got wood? Meet Australia's tallest (proposed) timber building Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T13:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:48:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z52zq6nomdonwn7h.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Combine cross laminated timber, glue laminated timber, and the desire to connect with nature while providing ample creative working space, and you have the 5 King Tower, a 52-meter timber structure with the strength of concrete and steel (but a much smaller carbon footprint).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wd/wdqcb4x58a0ni3w9.jpg"></p><p>The 5 King tower, designed by architects Bates Smart, is the latest in a series of proposed timber towers all around the world, and would be the tallest such building of its type in Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab6c363cuqlcg4ag.jpg"></p><p>Located in Brisbane, the tower would use glass facades to let in natural light, and also place a big emphasis on sustainable features, incorporating elements for&nbsp;rainwater harvesting and optimized air conditioning.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an4u477ajnlov63a.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus Perfectionists versus contractors: the details of building the Apple Campus Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-12T01:23:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8z6h91vunc5ww0z2.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the most vexing features was the doorways, which Apple wanted to be perfectly flat, with no threshold. The construction team pushed back, but Apple held firm. The rationale? If engineers had to adjust their gait while entering the building, they risked distraction from their work, according to a former construction manager. &ldquo;We spent months trying not to do that because that&rsquo;s time, money and stuff that&rsquo;s never been done before,&rdquo; the former construction manager said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although detail-obsessed architects can often find working with broad-strokes contractors to be challenging, there's one group of designers with perhaps even more rigorous attention to detail: the team at Apple. According to this article in <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-campus-idUSKBN15M0CM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, the actual building of the "spaceship" Apple Campus in Cupertino has been an unusually precise experience for those working in construction. According to the article, among many other requirements, "Apple's in-house construction team enforced many rules: No vents or pipes could be reflected in the glass. Guidelines for the special wood used frequently throughout the building ran to some 30 pages." Think perfect?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991087/the-latest-social-design-circle-honorees-for-the-2017-curry-stone-design-prize The latest Social Design Circle honorees for the 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize Justine Testado 2017-02-08T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T19:10:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/647c0c7iw8r9u1l6.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With so many designers who dedicate their work to tackling society's most pressing problems, it can be tricky to select only one winner for a top social impact award like the Curry Stone Design Prize. So for 2017, the Curry Stone Foundation decided to change things up a bit. Instead of awarding only one winner, they will announce a total of 100 Social Design Practices and/or Individuals as a member of the Social Design Circle, which acknowledges the most socially engaged practices.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Throughout the year, new members of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149984696/meet-the-social-design-circle-the-100-architects-awarded-this-year-s-curry-stone-design-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Design Circle</a> will be announced every month in relation to the issue that the Curry Stone Design Prize is addressing for that particular month. For February, the topic is:&nbsp;&ldquo;Is The Right To Housing Real?&rdquo;</p><p>Here are the latest Social Design Circle members:</p><p><strong>Asian Coalition for Housing Rights</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhgzs3qg6s3i650x.jpg"></p><p><strong>Breaking Ground</strong>, New York, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kl/kld8mbwu4lobd8q3.jpg"></p><p><strong>David Baker Architects</strong>, San Francisco, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wl98yvcs4703w88.jpg"></p><p><strong>Jonathan Kirschenfeld</strong>, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m6/m60imys4unri1syd.jpg"></p><p><strong>L'Oeuf Architects</strong>, Montreal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/647c0c7iw8r9u1l6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Kraftwerk1</strong>, Zurich</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jkwss05532e71tl3.jpg"></p><p><strong>Lacaton &amp; Vassal</strong>, Paris</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/73/73wn6sicpodn0do9.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the honorees <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5446/the-latest-social-design-circle-honorees-of-the-2017-curry-stone-design-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p>