Archinect - News 2017-06-25T00:00:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150014155/renzo-piano-s-new-museum-in-spain-shuns-the-bilbao-effect Renzo Piano's new museum in Spain shuns the 'Bilbao Effect' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T15:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qb/qbvxi13xeyc63w4n.jpg" width="650" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost 20 years since Frank Gehry&rsquo;s $100m titanium-clad Guggenheim Bilbao opened, another city on Spain&rsquo;s north coast is getting a major contemporary art centre designed by an internationally acclaimed &ldquo;starchitect&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>'s first big commission in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/501/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, The Centro Bot&iacute;n, is opening today.&nbsp;The architect claims that its comparisons&nbsp;with the museum that became <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5541/bilbao-effect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a model for culture-driven regeneration schemes worldwide</a> are too simplistic. According the president of the Fundaci&oacute;n Bot&iacute;n&rsquo;s visual arts committee, Vicente Todol&iacute;,&nbsp;the center's primary mission is to serve the local community by providing the city with appropriate cultural infrastructure.</p> <p>The 10,300 sq. m building is covered in thousands of light-diffusing ceramic tiles, prioritizing "luminosity and lightness" and making it almost invisible from the city center.&nbsp;Split into two, the structure&nbsp;houses 2,500 sq. m of galleries and a 300-seat auditorium respectively. (This compares to around 11,000 sq. m of exhibition space across 19 galleries at the Guggenheim Bilbao.) With vast amount of green space around, the museum is raised on four-meter pillars to preserve the views of the waterfront.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4u/4ugud5d7z30bwcy2.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4u/4ugud5d7z30bwcy2.jpg"></a></p>Renzo Piano&rsquo;s Centro Bot&iacute;n arts centre. Photogr... http://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013993/archinect-sessions-bureau-spectacular-team-up-at-the-arroyo-seco-weekend-festival-this-saturday-in-pasadena Archinect Sessions & Bureau Spectacular team up at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival this Saturday in Pasadena Paul Petrunia 2017-06-22T17:45:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T19:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ydn5m2e48mbnixa.jpg" width="650" height="902" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are already aware of the <a href="http://arroyosecoweekend.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> music festival, taking place in Pasadena this weekend. The festival is a new event hosted by the same people that run <a href="http://coachella.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella</a>, <a href="http://deserttrip.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Trip</a>, and other amazing art/music/culture events.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this inaugural festival, Archinect has teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular</a>.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody, we will&nbsp;be running our 5th Next Up podcasting event inside of Bureau Spectacular's project "Field House."&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're coming to the&nbsp;festival, come by and say hi, or pull up a blanket and stick around for a few to listen to our conversations.&nbsp;<br></p> Lineup &amp; Schedule <ul><li><strong>Mimi Zeiger</strong>: 1 PM<br>Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based&nbsp;critic, editor and curator that has covered art, architecture, urbanism&nbsp;and design for a number of publications including <em>The New York Times</em>, Domus<em></em>, <em>Architectural Review</em>, and <em>Architect. </em>She&nbsp;is also author of <em>New Museums, Tiny Houses,</em>&nbsp;<em>Micro Green: Tiny&nbsp;Houses i...</em></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013950/the-many-faces-of-mvrdv-s-shape-shifting-baltyk-tower The many faces of MVRDV's shape-shifting Baltyk Tower Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T15:27:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/te/teup3d781e5dzmnw.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Turning iconicity on its head, MVRDV have designed a striking building that purposefully refuses easy categorization. Depending on the angle from which it is viewed, the Baltyk Tower seems to assume different forms, a look that is achieved by a series of scenic terraces and a rippling glass-fronted concrete facade.</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/55/55jh1g1zwoi744lz.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/55/55jh1g1zwoi744lz.jpg"></a>Image: MVRDV<p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dy/dypckz30ar8e22t9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dy/dypckz30ar8e22t9.jpg"></a></p>Image: MVRDV<p><br></p><p>From one angle, the tower appears to be svelte, a compact wedge on Poznan, Poland's streets. However, from another perspective the tower broadens and becomes a kind of gigantic civic staircase. Regardless of where one views the building, the inventive facade gives the structure a dynamic, shifting quality.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/kw/kw5hfbhu4kb4t5lc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/kw/kw5hfbhu4kb4t5lc.jpg"></a>Image: MVRDV<p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/hy/hy7b8bd5fdif01id.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/za/zak8u9z8dshirm6a.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/za/zak8u9z8dshirm6a.jpg"></a></p>Image: MVRDV<p><br></p><p>As MVRDV co-founder&nbsp;Nathalie de Vries explains,&nbsp;&ldquo;When we came to Pozna&#324; for the first time, the goal was clear: we were to realize an office building with public functions on the first two layers and at the top. But also that offered a range of amenities for the community and general public. We realised if we could control...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013734/inside-richard-meier-s-white-walled-world Inside Richard Meier’s White-Walled World Richard Meier & Partners 2017-06-21T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ld/ldh9nu2g9i73cxvg.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American architect &ndash; part of the New York Five and one of the city&rsquo;s most iconic modernists &ndash; talks to Port about his body of work and branching out from his beloved colour white</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/150013610/heather-woofter-to-lead-architecture-programs-at-washington-university-in-st-louis Heather Woofter to lead architecture programs at Washington University in St. Louis Liam Otten 2017-06-20T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T17:15:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wz5l5dgsiz3nndzd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/heather_woofter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Woofter</a>, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm&nbsp;<a href="http://www.axi-ome.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Axi:Ome llc</a>, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture &amp; Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design &amp; Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.</p> <p>Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.</p> <p>She will succeed&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/bruce_lindsey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Lindsey</a>, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.</p> <p>&ldquo;Bruce leaves a significant legacy,&rdquo; said&nbsp;<a href="http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/carmon_colangelo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carmon Colangelo</a>, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School. &nbsp;&ldquo;His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013536/watch-a-century-of-downtown-l-a-s-development-in-2-minutes-of-3d-animated-renderings Watch a century of downtown L.A.'s development in 2 minutes of 3D animated renderings Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xykb9bt6rsoxwwhc.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever wondered when the high-rises in downtown Los Angeles were built?&nbsp;This two-minute video of animated renderings by <a href="https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/evolution-downtown-la-visual-timeline/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commercial Cafe</a> provides a brief history and date for most of the skyscrapers downtown, from City Hall to the Wilshire Grand, concluding with a color-coded erection sequence by decade. As the towers sprout from the soil, it's interesting to note that development has slowed considerably since its late 20th century zenith, although the tallest building west of the Mississippi did top out earlier this year:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013334/lev-libeskind-produces-a-prefab-home-design-for-revolution-precrafted Lev Libeskind produces a prefab home design for Revolution Precrafted Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-19T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T22:50:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujck58f6q7xna0a5.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Revolution Precrafted, a company&nbsp;launched by developer and art collector Robbie Antonio&nbsp;in 2015, aims to democratize architecture by offering affordable designs for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6317/prefab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prefab</a>&nbsp;homes and pavilions&nbsp;from over 40 world-renown architects&nbsp;including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/990/ateliers-jean-nouvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84243779/kravitz-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kravitz Design</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> and many more.</p> <p>One of the company's&nbsp;new collaborators is Lev Libeskind, son of the architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a>, who&nbsp;has recently opened his own architectural and design practice in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4464/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, Italy.</p> <p>The architect's&nbsp;design for&nbsp;Revolution Precrafted is designed to be compatible with any location and context.</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sv/svjx26h7irybd0p9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/sv/svjx26h7irybd0p9.jpg"></a></p><p>Its modern&nbsp;form is based on a mathematical unfolding of irregular angles around a rectangular core. In combination with rich materials such as aluminum, natural stone, glass and resin the home&nbsp;is adaptable&nbsp;to just about any site or lifestyle.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012925/mvrdv-s-ilot-queyries-blends-history-modern-sustainable-density-in-bordeaux-france MVRDV's Ilot Queyries blends history + modern sustainable density in Bordeaux, France Julia Ingalls 2017-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T19:21:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oyv5ehq9solm4ka.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects create livable, breathable spaces that not only honor the history of a region, but anticipate the global population increase? This is partly the mission of MVRDV's 300-unit residential apartment/mixed use&nbsp;Ilot Queyries, which is located adjacent to the&nbsp;ZAC Bastide-Niel masterplan East of the River Garonne, and is&nbsp;designed to create a new neighborhood that prizes density and green, sustainable features while organically integrating the history of the region.</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/et/etr4iqoqd4dpl5h3.jpg"></a></p>Aerial view<p>As MVRDV's Winy Mass explains, "For the Bastide Niel master plan we make an update of the European city: based on the values of the historic city that is intimate, dense and mixed, whilst at the same time proposing new objectives like sunlight for all, even on the ground floor, new energy supplies with solar panels, integrated water system and more green spaces. The concept of the cuts of the volumes is introduced here at Ilot Queyries which can be interpreted as a pilot project of the master plan Bas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013040/riba-to-celebrate-women-in-the-field-by-remembering-trailblazer-ethel-charles-the-first-woman-to-join-the-organization RIBA to celebrate women in the field by remembering trailblazer Ethel Charles, the first woman to join the organization Nicholas Korody 2017-06-16T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-06-16T12:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/39dm509j47jndo4j.jpg" width="650" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the turn of the century, women were rare in the field of architecture&mdash;something that, while certainly improved, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149897681/why-international-women-s-day-matters-for-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remains</a> a deeply unfortunate reality of the profession that urgently requires attention and remediation.</p><p>A notable exception was Ethel Mary Charles, the first women to join the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> (RIBA), helping pave the way for the thousands of women who&rsquo;ve followed in her footsteps. On July 5, 2017, RIBA celebrates Charles with #EthelDay, a day of international social media campaigning to recognize the indelible mark that women have left in the field since her day.</p><p>RIBA encourages everyone to share a picture of a film of a woman architect you find inspiring (and/or one of their designs), with the hashtag #EthelDay.</p><p>&ldquo;I encourage architects, students and their educators, design professionals and enthusiasts from around the world to join me in celebrating the contribution of women in architecture,&rdquo; states Jane Duncan, RIBA President and founder of Interna...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012972/machines-don-t-care-a-conversation-about-exhibit-columbus-s-student-built-structures Machines Don't Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus's Student-Built Structures Paul Petrunia 2017-06-15T19:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T19:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrhntc6lxgixifvt.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today&rsquo;s show follows up on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions episode </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">83</a>, when we discussed this first year of <a href="http://exhibitcolumbus.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibit Columbus</a>. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities</a>, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today&rsquo;s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17716/ball-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball State University</a> team, and Martin Summers from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/11064/university-of-kentucky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kentucky</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012751/at-exhibit-columbus-students-get-a-chance-to-test-their-ideas-in-the-real-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/x5/x55o9pjh1k327fl9.gif"></a></p><p>Listen to "Machines Don't Care":</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>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;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-103.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012865/oda-s-new-condo-building-15-renwick-street-combats-cold-modernism ODA's new condo building 15 Renwick Street "combats cold modernism" Julia Ingalls 2017-06-15T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-15T13:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/li/li2xlsiii94a7cwj.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The dark, quasi-Victorian corridors of ODA's 31-unit apartment building on New York City's Renwick Street are a purposeful nod toward British-born James Renwick, 19th century scientist and engineer, after which the street is named. The contrast between the portrait-clad hallways and the light, modern rooms they adjoin is striking; the two spaces almost seem to be from two entirely different buildings.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rvdzgz1xvka53zu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fbg9yy58oy0j4bwx.jpg"></p><p>However, as an alliterative press release notes, ODA is purposefully trying to "combat the cold modernism of so much contemporary construction" and the architects appear to succeed, primarily because the interiors don't shy away from texture. While the clean lines and unabashed abstract geometry of the modern canon are prominent here, so is an emphasis on not obscuring or disguising the composition of the materials.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mqygrkfqwcwihzs9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwur9w4h0f0fyt86.jpg"></p><p>The wood grain, both on the kitchen cabinets and the polished floors, is prominent. Instead of a soulless cradle of anonymous perfection, the dwelling spaces are rooted firm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012470/charles-birnbaum-gustafson-guthrie-nichol-gary-hilderbrand-among-2017-asla-award-honorees Charles Birnbaum, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Gary Hilderbrand among 2017 ASLA Award honorees Justine Testado 2017-06-13T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nb/nbsyhw7lnvnmq9cq.jpg" width="650" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American Society of Landscape Architects has&nbsp;bestowed their highest honors&nbsp;to&nbsp;a distinguished group of&nbsp;landscape architects,&nbsp;practices, and organizations&nbsp;in recognition of their influential contributions to the profession. This year's ASLA Award recipients include The Cultural Landscape Foundation founder&nbsp;Charles Birnbaum,&nbsp;Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and&nbsp;the&nbsp;John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies for the Community Service Award, to name a few.&nbsp;Winners will be honored at the president's dinner on&nbsp;October 23, during the&nbsp;2017 ASLA Annual Meeting &amp; EXPO in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>ASLA Medal: Charles Birnbaum&nbsp;</strong>- highest medal bestowed to an individual landscape architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2uo3eu73fjic0vi9.jpg"><br><em>Photo via The Cultural Landscape Foundation/Facebook.</em></p><p><strong>The Landscape Architecture Firm Award</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/gustafsonguthrienichol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a> -&nbsp;</strong>in recognition of distinguished work that influences the profession</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4r/4rr1reexrt3cp4w2.jpg"><em>The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Landscape architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. Photo via GGN/Facebook.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ih/ih1vz7q9g3r1ibe4.jpg"><em>(Clockwise...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011950/editor-s-picks-470 Editor's Picks #470 Nam Henderson 2017-06-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T21:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/imnajz7jqjdmjq99.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> launched Archinect&rsquo;s latest series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Each session of Cross-Talk will be oriented around one topic.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each topic will be addressed by four texts.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each text will be produced by a different author. </em></p><p><em>Each writer will have their own stance. </em></p><p><em>Each stance will be meant to agitate others.</em></p><p><em>Each agitation will produce a possible crack in reason. </em></p><p><em>Each crack will reveal a possible new position.</em></p><p>The first installment explored&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/943834/agonism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">agonism</a>. Reacting to one of the pieces <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wrote "<em>I've never, ever thought of myself as struggling against gravity as an architect...But reading this and thinking about the current project that is obsessing me - renovating a 100 year old abandoned brick building - I realize I constantly fight against decay, or entropy, or disuse.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1uu4uadgbnwpm4w5.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/hannahlucywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Woods</a> published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects of Social Responsibility</a>, in which she "<em>engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011625/sn-hetta-to-make-public-the-second-largest-waterfall-in-the-united-states Snøhetta to Make Public the Second-Largest Waterfall in the United States Joanna Kloppenburg 2017-06-09T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-10T21:33:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5b/5b8xw3w2dccfmfhj.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Oregon state, home to some of the nation&rsquo;s most spectacular gorges and naturally occurring waterfalls, will soon uncover what might become its most compelling ecological landmark. Willamette Falls, of Oregon&rsquo;s Willamette River, is the United States&rsquo; second largest waterfall by volume, and has been blocked from public access for well over a century.</p><p>International design firm Sn&oslash;hetta has been selected to redevelop the 22-acre former industrial site located at the entrance of Oregon City into a public riverwalk. Boasting 60 species of fish, a host of unique flora and fauna and historic basalt topography, the site necessitates a sensitive restoration protocol for the firm, who is working with Portland&rsquo;s Mayer / Reed and Vancouver&rsquo;s DIALOG to carry out the project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82lsvdek86wn9ugm.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The riverwalk will serve as a portal to the Northwest&rsquo;s collective history,&rdquo; announced the firm in a press release, &ldquo;reviving a former industrial site through its aggregated layers of natural, ecological, cultural, and geologi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011623/foster-partners-opens-new-regional-office-in-dubai Foster + Partners opens new regional office in Dubai Nicholas Korody 2017-06-09T12:16:00-04:00 >2017-06-09T12:16:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ee/eehq8rgvvkhq8zh0.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Behemoth practice Foster + Partners have worked extensively on the Arabian Peninsula. Now, they&rsquo;re looking to further their involvement in the region by opening a regional office in Dubai, where they&rsquo;ve already built major projects including The Index as well as two Apple stores. Located in the Dubai Design District, the office is intended to serve as a base for projects in the Emirate.</p><p>&ldquo;Dubai is emerging as a global hub for the design and construction industry, exemplified by the varied scope and breadth of our projects in the region,&rdquo; states Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio. &ldquo;We have been heavily involved in a number of projects over the past two decades, from the Index Tower that opened in 2011, to presently working on the Dubai Design District Creative Community and Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI); office developments such as ICD Brookfield Place and the new Mobility Pavilion for the Expo 2020. The opening of our new office in the city reflects our commitment and be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011480/hong-kong-death-trap-apartments-photographed-by-benny-lam Hong Kong death-trap apartments photographed by Benny Lam Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T12:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvjfdmo4x5dxbp7x.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong&rsquo;s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From a stove-adjacent toilet to walls crammed with knives, scissors, and precariously stacked storage cases, Benny Lam's photographs of illegally subdivided apartments in Hong Kong are like a gorgeously illustrated case study in how major disease epidemics get started. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/jun/07/boxed-life-inside-hong-kong-coffin-cubicles-cage-homes-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Guardian article</a> is a showcase of Lam's Prix Pictect 2017&nbsp;shortlisted&nbsp;photographs; the video below is a literal page-turner of Lam's book, "TRAPPED," documenting the Hong Kong apartments:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011464/watch-this-time-lapse-construction-video-of-herzog-de-meuron-s-jenga-like-56-leonard-in-nyc Watch this time-lapse construction video of Herzog + de Meuron's Jenga-like 56 Leonard in NYC Julia Ingalls 2017-06-08T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-06-08T12:43:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqmpyyw5ubczpo1m.jpg" width="650" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a series of jutting balconies and abrupt offsets, the Herzog + De Meuron-designed 56 Leonard, described by the architects as "houses stacked in the sky,"&nbsp;is one of the more aesthetically adventuresome luxury condo towers to rise in New York City. This time-lapse video, replete with what the developers apparently feel is an inspiring musical soundtrack, shows the construction of the Jenga-like building over a period of a little under two years, from&nbsp;March 2014 to December 2016:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011385/robert-michael-kliment-faia-cofounder-of-kliment-halsband-architects-has-died Robert Michael Kliment FAIA, cofounder of Kliment Halsband Architects, has died Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-07T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T20:02:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwf6kwru9c4hkiwv.jpg" width="650" height="713" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York architect and cofounder of <a href="http://archinect.com/klimenthalsbandarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kliment Halsband Architects</a>, Robert Michael Kliment FAIA, 1922-2017, has passed away.&nbsp;</p><p>Born in Prague in 1933, Robert was one of several hundred children whom the humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton brought to safety in England during the Second World War. He was later schooled in France and Cuba before studying architecture at Yale, where he received his B.A. in 1954. After serving with the U.S. Army in Europe, he returned to Yale to complete his M.Arch in 1959, and upon graduation won a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history and evolution of urban spaces in Italy. He joined <a href="http://archinect.com/mitchellgiurgola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitchell/Giurgola</a> in 1960 as the firm&rsquo;s first full-time staff member, and later opened their New York office. In 1972 he founded Kliment Halsband Architects with his wife Frances.</p><p>Robert practiced a humanistic architecture that engaged thoughtfully with historical and cultural contexts while also leaving the way open to future uses and needs. As a practitioner, he brought a rig...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011171/william-krisel-pioneer-of-mass-produced-mid-century-modernist-housing-dies-at-92 William Krisel, Pioneer of Mass-Produced Mid-Century Modernist Housing, Dies at 92 Joanna Kloppenburg 2017-06-06T18:49:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T11:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3s/3sze4k900qyylunf.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Esteemed mid-century modern architect William Krisel, known for his use of the butterfly roof, died in Beverly Hills on Monday at the age of 92.</p><p>Working largely in Southern California, Krisel designed over 30,000 homes in the region. Some of the architect&rsquo;s most influential work was built in Palm Springs, California, a desert haven for modern architectural experimentation in the &lsquo;50s and &lsquo;60s. Krisel is best known for pioneering the modernist tract house, a response to the rise of post-war suburban developments. Employing brightly colored and patterned facades with a variety of asymmetrical roof forms, Krisel delivered modernist design principles on a mass-scale.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dmsl4l019oks0n.jpg"><br><em>Photo by Darren Bradley/Courtesy of Darren Bradley.</em></p><p>&ldquo;The concept for offering the builder various roof lines &mdash; flat, gables, inverted butterfly or whatever &mdash; is something that he sort of brought to the table so that they could essentially have very similar floor plans but have homes that looked quite different,&rdquo; said Chris Men...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives MoMA celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with comprehensive exhibition of his archives Julia Ingalls 2017-06-06T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T23:36:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gx8by9g0t0sx8s8p.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to see the original physical model of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in person, you're in the luck: starting June 12th (with a <a href="https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PTPCjXJXX90&amp;feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">live-streamed press preview on June 8th, which you can watch here</a>), the Museum of Modern Art will display its Frank Lloyd Wright archive to celebrate the legendary architect's 150th birthday. <em>Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</em>, which includes drawings, building fragments, never before seen photographs, film clips and other iconic leavings, will be publicly viewable until October 1st. (PS: For further Frank Lloyd Wright coverage, keep your eyes peeled: Archinect is working on some special pieces for FLW's actual birthday, June 8th.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools NCARB opens new path to certification for architects from non-accredited schools Nicholas Korody 2017-06-05T12:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T13:33:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/yby5anzyuk5u9zqi.jpg" width="650" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you don&rsquo;t have a degree from an accredited architecture program, getting certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is no easy task. It&rsquo;s now a bit easier, as NCARB has announced a new &ldquo;Certificate Portfolio&rdquo; path for architects with &ldquo;significant professional experience and degrees with non-accredited design programs.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>If you&rsquo;re an architect licensed in any U.S. jurisdiction but hold a degree in something besides architecture&mdash;or even no college degree at all&mdash;you can complete an online portfolio and, if it meets certain requirements, you can get certified.</p><p>&ldquo;This revised path makes the goal of professional mobility achievable for a broader range of licensed individuals, while maintaining the quality standards expected by our boards and the public,&rdquo; says NCARB President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA.</p><p>Find out more <a href="https://www.ncarb.org/press/ncarb-launches-certificate-portfolio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010616/rotterdam-based-concept-store-groos-gets-a-revamp-from-mvrdv Rotterdam-based concept store Groos gets a revamp from MVRDV Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T17:17:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T17:17:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/by/bythbfdmxpt93r7j.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new store will focus on high-end Dutch design, art, and collaborations, yet still stay true to its original concept: to promote the local, multidisciplinary talent from Rotterdam to a wide audience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/205993/rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam</a> concept store, Groos has moved to a bigger and more dynamic 300m2 space located at the historic Het Industriegebouw. The new stores' identity designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> restoring the existing facade and interior to its original industrial roots."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyfzhn9ntjl3iu1p.jpg"></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6769/netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dutch</a>&nbsp;concept&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/162452/store-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">store</a>'s new location will focus more on high-end design, art, and collaborations with a range of creatives.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2c828wfr5slxx2v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i2/i2ivgtohkhv2tm5d.jpg"></p><p>A large custom-built cabinet accommodates Groos' changing program by preserving maximum floor space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nz2tpdyirwsptya.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k7a90pi1hbmec2eb.jpg"></p><p>Some of the other highlights include a display of original artworks on a bright pink wall, and a mint green candy counter designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://sabinemarcelis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sabine Marcelis</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4c6ffjtcviu9gp6f.jpg"></p><p>Tjeerd Hendriks, Groos co-founder, said:</p><p><em>"As the store and city evolved, it seemed right for us to take the next step as well.&rdquo; says Groos co-founder, Tjeerd Hendriks &ldquo;We started out in Het Schieblock in an up-and-coming neighborhood with minimum funds and now we are moving to a monumental and historical building with world renowned Architects, MVRDV as our neighbors, and ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010632/samuel-bravo-wins-2017-wheelwright-prize Samuel Bravo wins 2017 Wheelwright Prize Justine Testado 2017-06-02T15:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T16:14:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9akmw8bgae0dhj6y.jpg" width="650" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Harvard University Graduate School of Design awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo for his proposal &ldquo;Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements&rdquo;. Bravo will travel to dozens of sites in South America, Asia, and Africa to ultimately develop strategies that integrate vernacular, collective practices with the modern architectural project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In&nbsp;his Wheelwright proposal, Samuel Bravo focuses on traditional architectures and informal settlements, revisiting the topic of &ldquo;architecture without architects&rdquo;, as described by Bernard Rudofsky in the 1964 Museum of Modern Art exhibition.</p><p>An alumnus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Bravo leads his own practice and has realized multiple projects throughout South America. Here are a few of his previous collaborative works:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/ao9y1ha8wtkiy4kq.jpg"><em>ANI NII SH&Ouml;BO, Acayali, Per&uacute;. 2009. Architects: Samuel Bravo and Sandra Iturriaga. Photo: Juan Balazs. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ha/ha4zh22ck9q594vk.jpg"><em>NII JUINTI SCHOOL, Ucayali, Per&uacute;. 2014. Architects: Sandra Iturriaga, Samuel Bravo. Photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cm/cm74y1bvrl3x878n.jpg"><em>HOUSE IN CHILOE, Chiloe Island. Chile, 2016&ndash;2017. Architect and photo credit: Samuel Bravo. Courtesy of Harvard GSD.</em></p><p>After making it as a finalist in the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946226/2016-wheelwright-prize-awarded-to-maio-s-anna-puigjaner-for-kitchenless-city-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 cycle</a>, Bravo was named the 2017 Wheelwright winner out of four finalists &mdash; the other three being Lucia Cella, Andjela Karaba&scaron;evi&#263;, and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010477/moma-completes-first-phase-of-renovation-and-reveals-final-expansion-design MoMA Completes First Phase of Renovation and Reveals Final Expansion Design Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-02T14:28:00-04:00 >2017-06-03T16:00:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2q4fxdcpn334fffk.jpg" width="650" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our curators and the architectural team have spent more than two years in conversations about the nature of our collection, the history of our installations, the continually changing nature of art, and our opportunities and responsibilities for engaging our audiences. The outcome of these discussions is a design that accommodates a global view and new perspectives on modern and contemporary art, and that embodies the metabolic and self-renewing nature of our institution.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art, today revealed the completed renovation of the east end of the Museum&rsquo;s campus and unveiled the full design of a multi-year expansion project, developed by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> with architects <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ip7qumr3xb6b0u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/umj4efru9m0hwtly.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/303wijzc3q19zth0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qn659yrxw2nq6z0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mq/mq64tuli97cxi3uh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3pmg8hmrhnwygaa.jpg"></p><p>The goals for the project are threefold: to increase gallery space and allow the Museum to exhibit significantly more of its diverse collection in deeper and more interdisciplinary ways, to provide visitors with a more welcoming and comfortable experience, and to better connect the Museum to the urban fabric of midtown Manhattan.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters Norman Foster turns 82 and inaugurates his foundation's beautiful Madrid headquarters Alexander Walter 2017-06-02T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T14:22:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qr5ny8e95nw24enc.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The British-born, Pritzker prize winning architect, Norman Foster, opens his archive and an international research centre on Thursday, 1 June, housed in a palatial building in Madrid. The new Spanish headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation is a historic building that has been restored and expanded by the architect. He has designed a glass and steel &ldquo;pavilion of inspiration&rdquo; in the courtyard, leading to a basement filled with his archive, library plus photography and slide collection.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The opening of the new foundation HQ in Madrid coincided with Lord Foster's 82nd birthday this Thursday which he celebrated with the inaugural, one-day "The Future is Now" conference. The event featured illustrious speakers from the fields of design, architecture, and philanthropy, such as&nbsp;Olafur Eliasson, Jonathan Ive, Maya Lin,&nbsp;Michael Bloomberg, as well as&nbsp;fellow Pritzker-laureate, Alejandro Aravena.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pqjxccafy8fqntbp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4t/4tanr9wjnr1jrkqp.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mvbey2eadhkbjip.jpg"></p><p><em>All images via the Norman Foster Foundation <a href="http://www.normanfosterfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</em></p><p>Watch the video below to learn more about the foundation's striking, new spaces.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big A surprisingly classical look for Google's London HQ from Heatherwick Studio + BIG Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T11:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg" width="650" height="504" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in 2015, the 11-storey, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMN</a>-designed scheme for Google's headquarters was deemed "too boring" by Google CEO Larry Page. Heatherwick Studio and BIG were brought in to add some pizazz to what was an admittedly fairly straightforward, boxy design. Today's freshly unveiled renderings show a more visually nuanced building than their predecessor, but the structure does not push design boundaries in the overt way that many associate with BIG and Heatherwick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qvxuj46lu23axh6.jpg"></p><p>Indeed, the abundance of bordered, angled bay windows creates the effect of a colonnade; viewed from the exterior, the building resembles a kind of Parthenon mash-up. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof garden quickly place the building in its modern context, but this is a building that takes pains to join a conversation, not start one.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uqas5swhmzgzx3x.jpg"></p><p>Thomas Heatherwick explained in a statement that "The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can't help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010444/revealed-morris-adjmi-s-gothic-inspired-condo-tower-coming-to-nomad REVEALED: Morris Adjmi’s Gothic-inspired condo tower coming to Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-06-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T18:07:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltikin5cmsbes4pd.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The site formerly held the ornate Romanesque Revival parish house of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, which, to the dismay of preservationists, was demolished in 2015 by Elkstein Development Group. However, Adjmi, known for his contextual sensitivity, will reference the church&rsquo;s Gothic details, with six hefty columns that emphasize its 469-foot height and assume a diagrid pattern on the upper floors resembling the barrel-vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/snis85mzdfin2p0g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cy20kk10045lwta.jpg"></p><p>The latest in a slew of new residential developments in Nomad, <a href="http://archinect.com/morrisadjmiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris Adjmi</a>'s 30 East 31st Street will rise 40 stories and boast only 41 "ultra-luxury" condos, pointing to the fact that most units will be full-floor.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010380/off-centred-considerations-in-the-urban-age-review-of-monu-26-by-federico-ortiz Off-centred Considerations in the Urban Age: Review of MONU #26 by Federico Ortiz MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-06-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T14:02:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hh32w32djcsch5pd.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization. By Federico Ortiz</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a world undergoing a process of constant urbanization, which appears to cover the entirety of our planet&rsquo;s surface, we have become familiar with the idea of living in the &ldquo;Urban Age&rdquo; and with statistics that predict, for example, that by 2030 60% of the world&rsquo;s population will live in cities. Since 2004, MONU has been working towards the disentanglement and collective understanding of the process of global urbanization. With its latest issue, the magazine seems to demonstrate, and at the same time question, the nature of this process, characterizing it primarily as one of decentralizing urbanization.<br><br>With as many diverse perspectives as collaborators, MONU #26 DECENTRALISED URBANISM probably originated in a triggering question: Are cities like London, New York and Paris, with their centralizing power, the ones to blame for Brexit, Trump, and Marine Le Pen? These elections revealed the power of the underestimated peripheral (suburban, <em>rurban</em> and rural) populations, as well as expos...</p>