Archinect - News 2015-04-24T22:06:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126049454/rem-koolhaas-tapped-to-design-los-angeles-temple-expansion Rem Koolhaas tapped to design Los Angeles Temple expansion Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T12:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T19:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3q/3q9yiqnz7omktcoi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wilshire Boulevard Temple, famous for its ornate 1929 synagogue, is trying to create another Los Angeles landmark, negotiating with the Pritzker Prize-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to design a building next door for special events. It would be open for use by the public as well as by congregants. &ldquo;Architecture is a form of prayer,&rdquo; said Rabbi Steven Z. Leder of the Reform congregation, which is in Koreatown.</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/125983571/exclusive-photos-take-a-tour-inside-the-brand-new-whitney-museum EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Take a Tour Inside the Brand New Whitney Museum! aa6sqft 2015-04-23T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T10:04:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukubdy9rb9lsicbo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>May 1st will mark a new era for the Whitney when its brand new home along the High Line swings its doors open to the public for the first time. A project that has been decades in the making, the $422 million structure designed by Renzo Piano is a game changer for a museum that had long outgrown its Upper East Side space.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgs0lxv7kqjdfeae.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3if2kutbxhdj18b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j093jmfk9idjwzgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bumyykj487sr9u7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kmppoerzomfgffx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcfqnp7965tunmrn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125764129/archinect-sessions-episode-26-modernism-peru-s-common-denominator-a-conversation-with-lima-architect-sebasti-n-bravo Archinect Sessions Episode #26: Modernism - Peru's Common Denominator; A Conversation with Lima Architect Sebastián Bravo Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-23T15:39:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T17:23:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/beav76flni453rdo.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast, Paul shares an interview he did in Lima with <a href="http://archinect.com/bravoarquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sebasti&aacute;n Bravo</a>, a local architect and maker of <a href="http://www.pacapaca.pe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">award-winning pisco</a>. Studying and practicing architecture in a city with a very fresh history of terrorism and ongoing political corruption is no easy feat, and the rapidly urbanized/urbanizing city makes practicing all the more challenging, but Bravo is up to the challenge.</p><p>We also briefly discuss a recent workshop Paul attended with the <a href="http://archinect.com/ACSA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a>, which took a close look at why enrollment rates at architecture schools are falling, and the stereotypical misunderstandings of what skills high schoolers need to study architecture. In the news, we consider what it means for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745572/we-ve-got-enough-millionaires-george-lucas-wants-to-build-affordable-housing-on-his-own-land" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas to be building affordable housing in Marin County</a>, whether <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125510369/liquid-metal-discovery-paves-way-for-shape-shifting-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">metal really can move by itself</a>, and briefly look to the deluge of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum reviews</a>.</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-six of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Modernism - Peru's Common Denominator":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125974691/a-closer-look-at-the-current-exhibition-the-landscape-architecture-legacy-of-dan-kiley A closer look at the current exhibition "The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley" Alexander Walter 2015-04-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T22:38:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a726b2369482913674da9e07246d64b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley,&rdquo; an exhibition at the Center for Architecture, shows how modern landscapes often make a better case for modernism than the architecture itself. Over a span of 60 years, Kiley (1912-2004), a founding father of modern landscape design, worked for the best architects around, among them Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill. He was fully versed in architecture&rsquo;s modernist strategies and overriding focus on form and abstraction.</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/125900756/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-2015-award-winners-and-fellows Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows Helena Karabatsos 2015-04-22T23:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:43:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x48zzs2diztn3qt2.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their lifelong contributions to the field of architectural history.</p><p><strong>2015 Publication Award Recipients</strong><br>Each year, SAH presents publication awards honoring excellence in architectural history, urban history, landscape history and historic preservation scholarship as well as architectural exhibition catalogues.</p><p>The winners of the Society&rsquo;s 2015 Publication Awards are listed below. The 2016 award cycle opens on June 1, 2015. For more information, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sah.org/conferences-and-programs/awards-programs/publication-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sah.org/publication-awards</a>.</p><p><strong>Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award</strong></p><p>Richard Harris,&nbsp;<em>Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914&ndash;1960&nbsp;</em>(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)</p><p>Christopher Curtis Mead,&nbsp;<em>Making Modern Paris: Victor Baltard&rsquo;s Central ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125896733/diana-agrest-gets-profiled-as-one-of-npr-s-50-great-teachers Diana Agrest gets profiled as one of NPR's "50 Great Teachers" Justine Testado 2015-04-22T13:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T13:02:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pk/pkebkfuvr0v0f9ko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is both expansive and specific, artistic and technical. Agrest says that even after teaching and practicing the discipline for over 40 years, she still marvels at how much there is to learn. 'Architecture is really difficult. I realized that only very recently,' she says. 'It's like music. You can enjoy it but &mdash; to know it &mdash; it's a different story.' Another bit of wisdom she shares with her students: The career of an architect blossoms late.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now at 70 years old,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ag-architects.com/main.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Agrest</a> reflects on some of her teaching and design approaches in her illustrious career, with those approaches having influenced both former and current students and fellow educators alike.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329790/women-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum Nicholas Korody 2015-04-21T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:38:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r58se7sbmw2mm6nc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With almost two weeks left before its public opening, the <a href="http://whitney.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum of American Art</a>&rsquo;s new Renzo Piano-designed building is already shaping up to be one of the most talked-about buildings of the year. &nbsp;The 200,00 square-foot exhibition space is the long-awaited, and controversial, replacement of Marcel Breuer&rsquo;s 1966 brutalist (and equally, if not more, controversial) Upper East Side masterpiece. Critical responses have already started proliferating across the Internet. Inevitably, most include comments on Piano&rsquo;s precedent, as well as the drawn-out design process that included proposals by OMA and Michael Graves to expand Breuer&rsquo;s original building.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4oivm5djtrvx44vn.jpg"></p><p>Piano has designed more museums than probably any other contemporary architect: the Pompidou in Paris, the Menil Collection, two buildings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. So far, many critics have commented that, with the new Whitney Museum, Piano is putting his experience to good use. The design can accommodate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125772968/editor-s-picks-412 Editor's Picks #412 Nam Henderson 2015-04-21T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3na4tpamshhrxgvj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List</strong>; <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Speaks, the Dean at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sa25ejmbxlk0qn1.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>he SU Architecture program stands in stark contrast to what is happening, and has recently occurred at NJIT. Credible, steady leadership at Syracuse, instability in the leadership at NJIT.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Jolanda_Morkel/status/587905337564520448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolanda Morkel</a>&nbsp;felt the piece was "<em>Wwll worth a read</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg171x48u82h5mdf.jpg"></p><p>The roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was announced</a>.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> proposed "<em>Archinect field trip anyone</em>"? Meanwhile <strong>Lightperson</strong> tried not to get his hopes up "<em>I'm excited to see the new crop of architecture ideas but also get the feeling this will be another Tactical Urbanism show from the usual suspects, the cool European curators</em>".</p><p>Denver Post Fine Arts Critic, Ray Mark Rinaldi <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27843517/great-city-bad-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> why locals should listen to Jeffrey Sheppard&rsquo;s (co-founder and design principal for Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125795460/monu-22-on-transnational-urbanism-released MONU #22 on Transnational Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-04-21T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T12:12:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1yqou9pv7fiuvou.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, emphasized in an exclusive interview with MONU entitled &ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo; on the topic of &ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, <em><strong>Jean-Louis Missika</strong></em>, emphasized in an exclusive interview with <strong>MONU</strong> entitled <strong>&ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo;</strong> on the topic of <strong>&ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;</strong>. This new issue of <strong>MONU</strong> focuses on the impact of <strong>transnational processes</strong> on cities in general and the consequences of <strong>transnational relations</strong> between individuals, groups, firms, or institutions for cities in particular. We deemed it necessary to dedicate an entire issue to the phenomenon of <strong>transnationalism</strong> in relation to the city, to architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economical, and cultural terms, as these days, more than ever before, and due to the development of technologies that have made transportation and communication infinitely more accessib...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-20T19:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h85gqike31aplp81.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not to worry, Gowan said, we&rsquo;ll just pop in extra entrances if and when we need them.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://larb.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lacma_plan3.jpeg"></p><p>Veteran architecture critic Joseph Giovannini writes a long format, meticulous, repetitious, detailed, campy, foxy, fundamental, accurate, conjectural, civic, economic, organizational, institutional, back of the house, sobering, exemplifying, nerdy and most serious to date criticism of LACMA Director Michael Govan commissioned and Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designing/designed/perpetually preliminary plans for LA's most extensive museum which considered architects like Mies van der Rohe early on and Rem Koolhaas in 2004. Existing museum was designed by William Pereira in 1968, later remodeled by&nbsp;Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in early 80's with recent additions by, who else, Renzo Piano, the Museum Man.</p><p>I wish Giovannini had given more hi-end decision-making board of trustees&nbsp;0.1%&nbsp;dirt instead of talking about pancakes and curves repeatedly. Of course, his secret architect allies are not saying a word.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary Alexander Walter 2015-04-20T14:55:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T16:07:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jg6twcvkim1lckah.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>France's best-known 20th century architect, Le Corbusier, was a "militant fascist" who was far more anti-Semitic and a fan of Hitler than previously thought, two new books reveal. [...] the latest, far more damning, revelations have shocked admirers and threaten to cast a shadow over commemorations of the 50th anniversary of his death. [...] "Hitler can crown his life with a great work: the planned layout of Europe."</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/125743966/a-alfred-taubman-shopping-mall-pioneer-university-of-michigan-donor-dies-at-91 A. Alfred Taubman, shopping mall pioneer & University of Michigan donor, dies at 91 Alexander Walter 2015-04-20T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T14:09:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96swkf98ds8sht8i.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He donated millions to the University of Michigan&rsquo;s health care center, medical school library and college of architecture and urban planning; to Harvard&rsquo;s John F. Kennedy School of Government; and to Brown University&rsquo;s public policy and American institutions program. He led a $75 million expansion of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and was a director of the Detroit Symphony and other cultural organizations.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Just last week, Taubman was still attending the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">groundbreaking</a> of the new wing of the Art &amp; Architecture building&nbsp;at University of Michigan's Taubman College Architecture and Urban Planning.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125528119/an-almost-seamless-glass-museum An (almost seamless) Glass Museum Nam Henderson 2015-04-17T23:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T14:34:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6ic9mfj8sll6kf9h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This combination of high-tech and hands-on making would be repeated over and over in the process of designing, curating and fitting out the wing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month&nbsp;Alexandra Lange reviewed<strong>&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmog.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corning Museum of Glass</a>&rsquo;s new 100,000-square-foot&nbsp;Contemporary Art + Design Wing,&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thomasphifer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T17:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:12:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8f54wc15n3qbq3j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean Nouvel, the famed French architect, on Thursday lost a court battle against a &pound;280 million Paris concert hall he designed but whose architecture he claimed had been "martyred" and "sabotaged". Mr Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, an ultra-modern building in the French capital's eastern Parc de La Vilette, accusing project managers of cutting corners to save money during its completion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122138612/jean-nouvel-files-for-court-order-against-philharmonie-de-paris-dispute" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125286004/chairman-of-eisenhower-memorial-commission-to-step-down Chairman of Eisenhower Memorial Commission to step down Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-14T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/7590ce6ddcac2abcc11d496ef5fca905.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eisenhower Memorial Commission chairman Rocco Siciliano will step down as leader of the board but will remain a member [...] Siciliano, who is 93, is a World War II veteran who served as a special assistant to Eisenhower in the White House ... The commission&rsquo;s founding chairman, he suggested the board elect Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) to succeed him. [...] &ldquo;We need a tough Marine like him to bring this project to conclusion.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the latest bump in the tumultuous saga that is Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial, however it doesn't necessarily mean the project will suffer more delays. Siciliano's suggested successor, Roberts, assured his fellow commissioners in an email that Eisenhower's family was coming around to the design. The project is slated for completion in 2018, pushed back 11 years from the original projection.</p><p>Prior related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry's designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106485841/eisenhower-memorial-politics-as-usual" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower memorial, politics as usual</a></li><li>... and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45183/eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many more</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125232179/editor-s-picks-411 Editor's Picks #411 Nam Henderson 2015-04-13T23:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0125eqsxdf8e7k7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank.</p><p>&nbsp;Therein he signed off with this hopeful statement "<em>I would say we are, now in the 21st century, in the </em><strong><em><em>expanded field of architecture.</em></em></strong><em> We are challenged, but we believe that this is one of the most exciting times in history to be an architect</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Architecture School</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> will begin offering a master&rsquo;s program in "Urban Placemaking and Management"</a>,&nbsp;led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lightperson</strong> let it be known "<em>I'm all for placemaking in urban space if it is local (^) and isn't just high-line-washing or bike washing. Unfortunately this doesn't sound like a complete system of thought, but a trendy commodification and repackaging of what's hip</em>".</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifufls6gnscua7c.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest updates</a> on plans for the Mecanoo led redesign of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125198338/meier-makes-mark-in-miami Meier makes mark in Miami Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xac1otfn4gssxuz5.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from reducing his workload or resting on his considerable laurels, the 80-year-old Meier and his partners are also wrapping up construction on several other projects, including the HH Resort and Spa in Gangneung, South Korea; the Leblon office building in Rio de Janeiro; the 140-unit Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv; the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy; and Teachers Village, a mixed-use development in Newark, New Jersey.</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/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125153389/from-lego-bricks-to-luxury-apartments From Lego bricks to luxury apartments Nam Henderson 2015-04-12T23:45:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T11:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8ia4mi9lgarmlzh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mixing both Asian and Western design, Mr Chan has developed his own style...which often aims to blur the lines between the inside and outside of a building, often utilising - in very simple terms - lots of courtyards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Golda Arthur profiles&nbsp;Principal, Chan Soo Khian&nbsp;and explores the '<em>Neo-tropical architecture</em>' and luxury apartments of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scdaarchitects.com/web/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCDA Architects</a>. The firm has also launched&nbsp;<a href="http://bistrosoori.com/concept.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bistro Soori</a>,&nbsp;a restaurant located at the ground level of&nbsp;beneath SCDA Singapore.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124976094/patrik-schumacher-takes-to-facebook-in-defense-of-stars-and-icons Patrik Schumacher takes to Facebook "In Defense of Stars and Icons" Nicholas Korody 2015-04-10T14:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:30:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyfa52d9go6fb7lb.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects <a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posted</a> a nearly 1,400 word polemic on Facebook denouncing contemporary architecture criticism and defending the &ldquo;star-system&rdquo; that has been instrumental in his firm&rsquo;s success in the last few decades. Instead of &ldquo;seeing conspicuity and success merely as a red cloth and occasion to knock down icons (and to teach the virtues of the ordinary, obscure and underappreciated),&rdquo; Schumacher suggests that the role of the architecture critic should be to explicate and defend the work and status of successful architects to an ignorant public.</p><p>Schumacher sets out some &ldquo;heuristic principles&rdquo; that he hopes could guide his proposed role for the architecture critic. &nbsp;He states that so-called &ldquo;iconic architecture&rdquo; is the invention of critics rather than &ldquo;the architects&rsquo; discourse,&rdquo; which &ldquo;serves the purpose of filling the explanatory gap that inevitably opens up because the methodology and motivation behind the unusual appearance of a radically ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124892554/amanda-levete-picked-to-design-melbourne-s-mpavilion Amanda Levete Picked to Design Melbourne's MPavilion Julia Ingalls 2015-04-09T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:28:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw342ur49ig0y07t.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What is it that you can do in a pavilion that you can&rsquo;t do in a building? Buildings &ndash; you don&rsquo;t want them to move. How can we get this structure to respond in a very subtle way to the weather and perhaps amplify the sound of the wind moving through it?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Whipsawing from tragedy to triumph, British architect and former Future Systems partner Amanda Levete has been awarded the design of the MPavilion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112044968/mpavillion-is-a-kind-of-southern-hemisphere-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia's sprightly so-called version of the U.K.'s Serpentine Pavilion</a>. Levete <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56217164/amanda-levete-architect-portrait-of-the-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">founded her current firm</a>, Amanda Levete Architects, in 2009 after the death of her husband and design partner, Jan Kaplicky. The MPavilion, which is entering its second year, will run from October 5, 2015 to February 7, 2016 in Melbourne.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814565/cornered-london-building-innovatively-addresses-homelessness Cornered: London Building Innovatively Addresses Homelessness Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3tw41luck9g7tk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To promote its Nightstop program, in which volunteers offer homeless people ages 16 to 25 spare beds, homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a poster campaign Thursday that uses the architecture of buildings to help win the hearts and minds of passersby. Publicis art director Dan Kennard and copywriter Ben Smith told me in an email that the idea for the design came from &ldquo;that quite true observation that in life, there are two sides to pretty much every story.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Somewhere between a supergraphic and a PSA lies the ever-developing territory of outdoor advertising, an area in which Publicis London is making thoughtful, eye-catching displays.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zd98obgmgg5omhnz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The phrases "public housing" or "low-income housing" do not generally conjure thoughts of architectural innovation. [...] But it doesn't have to be that way, as several recent housing developments in Los Angeles prove. Instead, they pose the question: What if low-income housing was perceived as leading the vanguard of innovative, responsive architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Looks to the Future</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814566/john-portman-s-inadvertent-dystopian-fortresses John Portman's Inadvertent Dystopian Fortresses Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:38:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfqt9wgnioe4kj0u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;[Directors are] projecting a future by imagining how it would look in ruins,&rdquo; said Michael Hays, a professor of architectural theory at Harvard. &ldquo;All the flesh has been removed and you just see the architectural bones. I&rsquo;ve always thought Portman&rsquo;s buildings would make very beautiful ruins, because the essence of them is so powerful and so direct.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this larger piece about how Atlanta has become a favored setting for dystopian cinema, Harvard professor Michael Hays shares an unusual perspective on the work of John Portman as cinematic harbinger of doom.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124762362/facebook-hires-gehry-again-for-next-two-buildings-in-menlo-park Facebook hires Gehry again for next two buildings in Menlo Park Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T20:10:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:33:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w40ixbmj3cqyx66x.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The same week Facebook employees moved into a new Frank Gehry-designed building with a massive green roof, the social media giant submitted plans to Menlo Park for the construction of two office buildings on 58 acres it purchased last year. [...] Also designed by Gehry, the two office buildings would total 985,719 square feet and have a similar look, feel and height to the new Facebook building across from its main headquarters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's new Facebook campus opens for business</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13898/facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much more</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124739822/david-chipperfield-demands-that-his-name-be-removed-from-milan-museum-project David Chipperfield demands that his name be removed from Milan museum project Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T13:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:46:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w87lfuxkrty1j07l.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect David Chipperfield is at the centre of an extraordinary row over Milan&rsquo;s new &euro;60m (&pound;44m) Museum of Culture, a building he has designed and now disowned after accusing officials of skimping on flooring materials. The resulting &ldquo;floor war&rdquo; &ndash; as locals have dubbed the stand off &ndash; has led the British architect, famous for the Neues Museum in Berlin and China&rsquo;s Liangzhu Culture Museum, to demand that his name be removed from the project.</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/124665037/kate-orff-to-emphasize-climate-dynamics-as-new-director-of-columbia-gsapp-s-urban-design-program Kate Orff to emphasize "climate dynamics" as new Director of Columbia GSAPP's Urban Design Program Justine Testado 2015-04-06T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cebwed0qvx3hxw9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE</a> founder and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Associate Professor Katherine Orff will succeed leading urban housing authority Professor Richard Plunz as the new GSAPP Director of the Urban Design Program starting this June. As a longtime GSAPP and Urban Design Program faculty member and landscape architect, Orff is best known for her eco-sensitive and resilient approach in her projects that integrate urban design, landscape design, and architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61i80v3by4b3cntw.jpg"></p><p>Strongly reflecting SCAPE's design philosophy, Orff plans to expand the Program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and engagement in dealing with timely issues of climate change and social topics. "My goal is to magnify the social and humanitarian ethos that the Program is well known for, and bring it together with themes of infrastructure, urbanism and climate dynamics," Orff said in a statement.&nbsp;</p><p>Evidently, Orff's work throughout her time in Columbia is heavy in collaboration. In the past, she has led various multi-disciplinary collaborat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124437163/njit-appoints-richard-garber-new-director-for-school-of-architecture NJIT appoints Richard Garber new director for School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T15:14:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T11:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85f830f207fe4c2bce41d91dc237eaaa.jpg" width="400" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. [...] In his new role, Garber will focus on restructuring the School of Architecture to make full use of the extraordinary talent represented by his colleagues. He intends to work closely with his fellow faculty members to orchestrate this transformation.</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/124433144/oma-to-master-plan-a-food-hub-in-louisville OMA to master plan a "Food Hub" in Louisville Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-03T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:26:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa4f4959b6eb0d5b78ecc55bfef2fbc1.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[OMA's] design knits together a complex program of green industry and public engagement. A new master plan just released by Seed Capital shows a zigzagging complex that is expected to be under construction later this year. [...] Heine said Seed Capital, founded by Heine and Stephen Reily, selected OMA to design the Food Hub following a limited request for proposals that generated interest from five firms. [...] OMA is working with the Louisville office of GBBN Architecture on the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In case you aren't familiar with the concept of a "food hub", from&nbsp;<em>Broken Sidewalk:</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;A regional food hub is,&rdquo; according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, &ldquo;a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, storage, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.&rdquo; But Louisville&rsquo;s $46 million food hub is expected to be much more than a distribution hub for local farmers, with plans for on-site farming, processing, recycling, education, and retail.</em></p><p>Apparently the Louisville food hub was one of the sites focused on by students in OMA's ongoing GSD studio, looking at the relationship between food, design and architecture. A couple of students had already focused research and design work on the site by the time OMA was selected.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124388954/rev-robert-h-schuller-patron-of-architecture-1926-2015 Rev. Robert H. Schuller, patron of architecture, 1926-2015 Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T00:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:31:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsajuv7bv31wssui.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Come as you are in the family car"</p></em><br /><br /><p>"ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) &mdash; The Rev.&nbsp;Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions of followers from his landmarkCrystal Cathedral&nbsp;only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88."</p><p>The Rev. Schuller known as the pastor who invented religious marketing and branding was also a patron of architecture. He started his congregation as a rented space from Orange Drive-inTtheatre. Later, Schuller hired modernist architect <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/neutra.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> who completed <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/tower-WEB_Size.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tower of Hope</a>&nbsp;in 1968 and in 1980 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> was dedicated as it was designed by Philip Johnson, a <a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1979" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>&nbsp;winning&nbsp;(its first in 1979)&nbsp;American architect. The latest addition was a <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/Cryst_Cath_ext,_back_of_bldg_with_towers-WEB_SIZE.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Center</a> designed by a New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richar Meier</a> in 2003 who also won a Pritzker Prize in 1984.</p>