Archinect - News 2015-07-28T06:25:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132866354/luxury-patterned-after-old-bohemian-farm-villages Luxury Patterned After Old Bohemian Farm Villages Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-27T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T14:16:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq7dq15v4t0iu535.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, estimated at 400 million euros, or $433 million, features designs by the architects Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier and John Pawson, in addition to the 10 emerging firms, three of which are Czech and seven that are British.</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/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels "[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T12:15:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if1e2w4z7ef1bb72.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a fifty-one minute conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2332/new-york-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> critic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15010/michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127173702/bjarke-ingels-wants-to-make-the-world-of-the-future-more-like-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> does little to dispel his reputation as a media-friendly starchitect who dances his way around thorny design issues by reminding everyone of the rose. When Kimmelman brings up the wind issues that an 80th story outdoor space (such as the ones proposed for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two World Trade Center</a>) is likely to encounter, Ingels relates an anecdote about how in Denmark the only car to have is a convertible, because even if the pleasant days are rare, they must be savored fully.</p><p>However, it is Ingels' redefinition of the architect's role, especially in the context of&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion about how to shape the future cultural vibe of Manhattan, that makes Kimmelman shift in&nbsp;his&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingels: [Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives.</p><p>Kimmelman: You make the architect sound a little more passive or receptive than maybe I'm comfortable with. Do you think the architect is just receiving other peopl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans Alexander Walter 2015-07-23T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T20:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qbe9wkxf6zyoopm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid, the architect whose plans for the National Stadium have been scrapped, hopes to remain involved in the planning for the centerpiece for the 2020 Olympics, the Japan Sport Council said Thursday. The council said Jim Heverin, a director of Hadid&rsquo;s company, conveyed her wishes on a fact-finding visit to Japan following the cancellation. [...] Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Japan faces a &yen;5.9 billion bill for the work done so far and contracts already signed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pulling the plug on Hadid's stadium design</a> last week due to the unforeseen astronomical costs, the Japan Sport Council is nonetheless on the hook now for&nbsp;&yen;5.9 billion (nearly $48 million) for the work that had already been done so far by various parties. Zaha Hadid Architects' fee alone is reportedly $11.88 million &mdash;&nbsp;and that's without any damages the firm might seek over the cancelled contract.</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash; Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese slam highly unpopular Tokyo Olympic Stadium design with hilarious memes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132554306/you-want-a-piece-of-renzo-piano You Want a Piece of Renzo Piano Isaac Wilhelm 2015-07-23T11:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m79x3vd9i1g8fz4b.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>He&rsquo;s Mr. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, do you want a piece of him?&nbsp; No not Britney Spears, but rather world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Visitors to the recent Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai were engaged in the evolution of the famous architect&rsquo;s key works through multi-media presentations.&nbsp; Various study models made of wood, foam, morphed plastic, and even pantyhose provided insight into the limitless and unpredictable avenues of the architectural creative process. &nbsp;Suspended models of various scale and detail hovered above viewers as informative construction process documentaries played on the wall. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwyqvgqly0stwaq.jpg"></p><p>The entire the exhibition space pulsed with creativity.&nbsp; It was as though visitors were inside Piano&rsquo;s brain. The display workshop tables the neurons. Visitors the receptors.&nbsp; The exploratory exhibit is now closed, but like a catchy American pop-song, piece by piece Renzo Piano&rsquo;s ingenious design ingenuity has already trick...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch the teaser trailer for fall's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T10:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmmtu4ea2654qg4u.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a list of over 90 participants and partners including U.K.-based <a href="http://assemblestudio.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will open to the public on October 3rd. Officially billed as "North America&rsquo;s largest international survey of contemporary architecture," the Biennial will feature a variety of installations, exhibitions, and events, which perhaps figures into the concept behind the freshly released&nbsp;teaser trailer (which we've embedded below): gradually intersecting red grid lines meet over famous Chicago landmarks, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>'s "bean" or Cloud Gate. View it now:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132488419/increasing-demand-for-education-healthcare-and-government-buildings-bolsters-architectural-billings-index Increasing demand for education, healthcare, and government buildings bolsters Architectural Billings Index Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocs2qp7hjah8ibt8.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to the <a href="http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB106918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA</a>, while the demand for multi-family housing has slowed, many other design sectors, especially those related to institutional facilities, have prompted a significant increase in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/107273/architecture-billings-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural billings index</a>, from 51.9 in May to 55.7 in June. To provide perspective, the meaning of these figures is based on a median of 50.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2zf8jvgwtf4uhg2.jpg"></p><p>A figure below 50 indicates a decline in average billings, while a figure above is a sign of expansion. The rapid uptick is echoed in the new projects inquiry index, which has currently rocketed to 63.4, up from 61.1 in May. Regionally, the Midwest is currently the hottest place for growth, with an average of 57.2, while the Northeast is trending gently upward with an ABI of 50.4.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411153/fiu-professor-marilys-r-nepomechie-starts-term-as-acsa-president FIU Professor Marilys R. Nepomechie starts term as ACSA President Alexander Walter 2015-07-21T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrfulzpljxf4dnk3.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce that Marilys Nepomechie, Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University (FIU), has begun her term as ACSA President for 2015-2016 academic year. [...] Bruce Lindsey, teacher and administrator at Washington University in St. Louis, is also starting his term as Vice President this month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The ACSA announcement goes on to say: <em>"As president of ACSA, Nepomechie has vowed to address the challenges facing ACSA schools, including diminishing institutional funding to support faculty and student work; a need to increase student and faculty diversity; the imperative to facilitate broad accessibility and affordability to our programs; the challenges of reframing the possibilities offered by online education; and in response to the breadth and rapid pace of change in the academy and the profession, the need to reassess, and perhaps recalibrate, our curricular structures."</em></p><p>Related Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena named architecture director of 2016 Venice Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T16:03:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:37:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as54302p263wruux.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named architecture director of the 2016 Venice Biennale, in a decision made by Biennale's Board on July 18. Known for award-winning architectural work under his own Santiao-based firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10625115/ale-jan-dro-ar-ave-na-ar-chi-tects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena Architects</a>, Aravena also serves as the executive director for <a href="http://www.elementalchile.cl/en/projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELEMENTAL</a>, an &ldquo;Urban Do Tank&rdquo; focused on social housing, which he founded in collaboration with his architecture alma mater, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/692/pontifica-universidad-catolica-de-chile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile</a>, and the&nbsp;Chilean Oil Company (COPEC). His work has previously been featured both in the 2008 and 2012 Venice Biennales, winning the Silver Lion in 2008. He was a visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (2000 - 2005), and has served on the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in4fj62v5b0t90b4.jpg"></p><p>Regarding the theme of the 2016 Biennale, Aravena has proposed a focus on inspiring, vanguard work in architecture, and to exhibit &ldquo;success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc0121fee20b247a24689bfd5a5a0659.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson, built two summer houses between 1960 and 1965, that have slowly decayed into disrepair. Mikael Olsson has photographed both houses over the past decade [for his] book, Sodrakull Frosakull.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs are perhaps most recognizable by their mixture of curved wood and woven textile, and his architecture led Sweden's modernism movement. Two of his major works are his own homes, Fr&ouml;sakull and S&ouml;drakull, for which Olsson's book is named.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq1nd3zgfovjvw2z.jpg"></p><p>Take a peek inside the abandoned homes by perusing a selection of&nbsp;photos from <em>Sodrakul Frosakull:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d594412011df602fc051a07fab659f49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3da0e6dbce00d51a2703dd043318a9e6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8bf7e23b74e50b67b4f53ade2be128.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc486ba2b43074aa91bb09c70598eb55.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132326552/liam-young-an-architect-s-skills-are-completely-wasted-on-making-buildings Liam Young: "an architect’s skills are completely wasted on making buildings" Donna Sink 2015-07-20T12:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T19:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78m11v06gymdcyp1.jpg" width="500" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Listen, I advocate for an utter dissolution of the term architect. I think an architect&rsquo;s skills are completely wasted on making buildings. But I don&rsquo;t see it as weakening the profession, I see it as strengthening. It means that the profession can find traction in other fields: the architect as strategist, as politician, as planner; the architect as curator or editor or writer, as activist or storyteller. Finding ways to operate in other disciplines just gives us much more agency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the direction we're headed and I agree with it. If you want to design and erect buildings, be a Registered Architect. If you get the education of an architect and want to improve the world in all kinds of other non-materiallly-based ways, you're an architect.</p><p>h/t to Javo Cado.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled – Abe calls for a redesign from scratch Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-17T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T21:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kryoo459zrndh2s.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">multiple reassurances</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium would continue</a>, despite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyrocketing costs since its 2012 announcement</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">constantly decreasing public favor</a>, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the stadium would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign. The stadium, which was most recently estimated to cost&nbsp;&yen;252 billion, had become more and more expensive due to rising construction costs in Japan, <a href="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/japan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>NHK World</em></a>&nbsp;reports.</p><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a statement <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2015/07/17/new-national-stadium-japan-statement-from-zaha-hadid-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on their website</a>&nbsp;responding to the decision, stating that the rising costs were not due to the design per-se, and that the real difficulty was agreeing on an acceptable construction cost. The statement expressed confidence, based on past major stadium experience (such as for the 2012 London Olympic Games), that ZHA could reliably build their design in a cost-effective manner. Public opinion in Japan was not enamored with the design &ndash; it had even spawned a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129970301/win-a-copy-of-young-architects-16-overlay-from-the-architectural-league-prize Win a copy of "Young Architects 16: Overlay" from the Architectural League Prize Justine Testado 2015-07-17T09:41:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T17:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srimna04s5jln5zz.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since 1981, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a> has showcased the latest emerging design talent in the annual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/439336/architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-and-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a>. Every year, the Architectural League selects three previous winners for the League Prize committee, who are tasked to develop the competition theme that engages certain aspects of architectural form and practice that are most relevant to their fellow young practitioners.</p><p>The 2014 edition took an intrinsic approach with the theme <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98624299/winners-of-the-2014-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Overlay"</a>, which had entrants contemplate how the interactive, incremental processes inform and direct their work. Participants examined their own creative processes and presented how their developed techniques are activated over time with additional layers of meaning as they further explore architectural concepts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf17ndnqg4antu01.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2esh13p511ej5o7.jpg"></p><p>Earlier this month, the Architectural League published the winning entries from this competition in <em>Young Architects 16: Overlay</em>. The book highlights six American firms: Young &amp; Ayata (Brooklyn), The LADG (Los An...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium “I thought, ‘What?’ when I heard it would cost ¥252 billion,” Tadao Ando says about National Stadium Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T14:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T23:48:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9w/9ww7oi2mbx3l121j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World-famous architect Tadao Ando was astonished to learn that the design he chose for the new National Stadium would cost &yen;252 billion to build, he said at a press conference Thursday, where he spoke for the first time since the swelling cost became an issue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/16/us-olympics-japan-stadium-idUSKCN0PQ0IP20150716" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, the massive ballooning in the construction costs of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">relatively unpopular</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposed design</a> for Japan's National Stadium are not the fault of the chairman of&nbsp;the&nbsp;design committee, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>: "Soaring construction and labor costs, along with a rise in Japan's sales tax, are blamed for much of the price surge." Ando also noted that&nbsp;&ldquo;We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally.&rdquo; The enormous increase in the cost of&nbsp;the&nbsp;stadium is awkward, as the country is&nbsp;still&nbsp;not fully recovered from the devastation of the March 2011 T&#333;hoku earthquake and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39226767/japan-earthquake-before-and-after" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tsunami</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8omsxx86rwspvc3g.jpg">&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132024761/8-500-bottles-of-beer-in-the-wall-father-and-son-build-office-out-of-beer-bottles 8,500 bottles of beer in the wall - father and son build office out of beer bottles Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:26:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8q8o8b05os58lgfs.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 300-square foot office, located in Chongqing city, consists of 40 layers of bottles that Li and his father laid out over four months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although full-scale installations in architecture are gaining ground as a method of successfully exploring and testing out spatial, material, and interstitial concepts (see the recent "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129881898/photos-from-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-opening-reception" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>" competition) Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology graduate&nbsp;Li Rongjun's beer bottle office seems less intellectually rigorous than a dare gone to its extreme.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2srrw4wd5720653i.jpg"></p><p>Of course, getting inspired isn't about doing what's proven: it's about taking risks and sometimes falling flat on your face.&nbsp;According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.odditycentral.com/architecture/architecture-graduate-builds-his-office-out-of-8500-beer-bottles.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oddity Central</a>, instead of going to the trouble of presenting his designs via rendering or plan, Li has apparently opted to simply build them.&nbsp;Li said&nbsp;&ldquo;[The beer bottle office] will allow investors to see my products in real life and see my talent."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131969348/renzo-piano-knows-how-to-build-a-mean-sandcastle Renzo Piano knows how to build a mean sandcastle Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-15T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T00:31:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38b63hkkxhqbanjm.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making sandcastles was my training in fantasy. Now, as an architect constructing buildings like the Shard, I have to think about the final result, but as a child making castles of sand I didn&rsquo;t, they were ephemeral.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Imagine the architect responsible for such momentous projects as the new Whitney Museum, The Shard in London, and reunified Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, on his hands and knees on a sandy beach. Imagine him digging a trench and piling buckets of wet sand into a mound with concerted precision, only to start laughing and cavorting like a child as the tide comes in and his work is destroyed. Then doing it all over again.</p><p>He may be on to something: as quoted in <em>The Guardian</em>, he explains matter-of-factly,&nbsp;"I have four children; the oldest is 50 and the youngest 16, so I have been making sandcastles for a long time. There is no age limit &ndash; you can enjoy making a sandcastle however old you are, although it helps to think like a child."</p><p>His method for sandcastle building is at times very precise (the angle of the sand mound's incline should ideally be 45&deg;) and decidedly whimsical: "The magic moment is when the waves come and the ditch becomes a moat ... To capture the image in your memory quickly...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131951680/k-o-s-m-o-s-asks-is-architecture-merging-with-other-media K O S M O S asks: is architecture merging with other media? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tnf1gj0cx7d1id0v.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Telephone poles, scaffoldings, abandoned utility plants: like taxpayer-sponsored dark matter, these elements form the largely ignored visual majority of our daily urban experience. K O S M O S, a self-described "virtual firm," whose four partners occasionally physically convene in New York, Basel, or Moscow, has spotlighted and transformed these otherwise drab infrastructural elements into a ribbed foil pop-up in Moscow entitled EMA. Described as "a temporary installation and renovation of ex-industrial territory in Moscow," EMA essentially repurposes an abandoned eyesore into an event space. We emailed&nbsp;Leonid Slonimskiy a few questions about K O S M O S' global approach to revitalizing forgotten infrastructural elements, as well as the selfie-savvy aesthetics and corresponding media-blurring issues of EMA's design.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfg90cm63seekr8q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkmgim6j61mk64km.jpg"></p><p><strong>Archinect:</strong> You describe EMA as "reveal[ing] and leverag[ing] the hidden infrastructure of the city." In what other cities would you like to attempt similar infrastructura...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131958103/the-vanna-venturi-house-is-for-sale The Vanna Venturi House is for sale Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T23:18:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hggwnob00ueehh09.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the amateur eye it can be puzzling, but with some education about its juxtaposition of traditional design against more complex forms, its status as a groundbreaking residential design becomes clear.</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/131896319/en-pointe-by-heather-roberge-strikes-a-balance-between-past-and-present "En Pointe" by Heather Roberge strikes a balance between past and present Nicholas Korody 2015-07-15T11:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T22:17:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mteujudxru1ke3jd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In his <em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untimely_Meditations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Untimely Meditations</a>, </em>Friedrich Nietzsche asserts, &ldquo;&hellip;We must seriously despise instruction without vitality, knowledge which enervates activity, and history as an expensive surplus of knowledge and a luxury&hellip;&rdquo; History must be at the service of living, he advocates, not the other way around. At the same time, history has its uses, and total amnesia is neither possible nor desirable. The German philosopher wrote in an era he perceived as detrimentally historicist; we, on the other hand, are coming out of a period of unhistorical thinking, where the past seems to have become obscured by a <em>fin de si&egrave;cle </em>fog, the discharged by-product of technological novelty &ndash;&nbsp;at least according to one possible reading.</p><p>Spurred by the development of computer-aided design technologies, the architectural styles at the vanguard of the last few decades have largely abandoned historicist tendencies, reveling instead in the vast potentials of parametric modeling. But, the novel quickly loses its shiny ve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131799131/le-corbusier-was-a-combination-of-blind-and-na-ve-about-all-politics “Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and naïve about all politics” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-13T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jl8rw32j75t1kiun.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s still a myth surrounding Le Corbusier, that he&rsquo;s the greatest architect of the 20th century, a generous man, a poet,&rdquo; [journalist Xavier] de Jarcy said. That vision, he added, is &ldquo;a great collective lie.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;He is someone who thought that reform, social change, could only be made by an authority.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why Le Corbusier is interesting, because of his own passions and the way he crosses the passions of the century.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the tug-of-war over Le Corbusier's politics and architectural ideology:</p><ul><li><a title='Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126481671/pompidou-responds-to-fascist-le-corbusier-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims</a></li><li><a title='Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></li><li><a title="Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131706850/editor-s-picks-423 Editor's Picks #423 Nam Henderson 2015-07-13T00:47:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T17:34:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plr6mn228ms1f8m4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a firm the size of Gensler manages to maintain a cohesive studio culture</a>. <strong>midlander </strong>wondered "<em>when did Gensler get so big? I feel like I never heard of them until 10 years ago, then suddenly they were everywhere? Was it organic growth or have they been buying up local firms to expand?</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131253311/david-adjaye-will-design-new-bespoke-studio-museum-in-harlem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Museum in Harlem</a>, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street.</p><p>SALT <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> Global Tools 1973-1975 (<a href="http://saltonline.org/media/files/globaltools_scrd.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a free downloadable book</a>)&nbsp;which compiles/archives the lessons of the "<em>non-school</em>", founded by members of a radical Italian pedagogy group from the 1970s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk3iyoqsr092zxrr.jpg"></p><p>One year after Operation Protective Edge, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131189900/the-broken-promise-to-rebuild-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haaretz</a> examined what (if anything) has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and asks "<em>If we don't learn from our wars, are we doomed to repeat them?</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Plusaziz/status/618057795628331008" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+A</a><a href="https://twitter.com/Plusaziz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ziz</a>&nbsp;thinks "<em>Gaza might as well be the saddest place on Earth&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Anna Daugherty penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131331220/francis-tsai-previously-featured-on-archinect-s-working-out-of-the-box-passes-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eulogy</a> for Francis Tsai, previo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131478182/mexico-builds-business-district-with-a-human-touch Mexico builds business district with a 'human touch' Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-09T12:27:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:34:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0khzd1dk17r0mlg.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s one of the first Mexican projects for award-winning architect Richard Meier, who is known for his white geometric design such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles</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/131428421/art-architecture-jimenez-lai-s-beachside-lonelyhearts-at-jai-jai-gallery Art + Architecture: Jimenez Lai's 'Beachside Lonelyhearts' at Jai & Jai Gallery Nicholas Korody 2015-07-08T19:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T13:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/98h560x8bx6z8qdt.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Is there a line between architecture and art?&rdquo; <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/faculty/sylvia_lavin_11.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sylvia Lavin</a>, the influential architecture critic and scholar, asked <a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, the architect-cum-artist, during a &ldquo;Pillowtalk&rdquo; reopening of his ongoing exhibit at <a href="https://www.jainjai.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles. It&rsquo;s a question that hovers over the rest of their open conversation, documented in videos posted below, as well as the show itself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4yg78d5bzynep9ef.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1g/1gvtuouk7yk3anxg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3twcr289rbazs3nu.jpg"></p><p><em>Beachside Lonelyhearts </em>is the name of Lai&rsquo;s immersive art installation, but it also encompasses what could be considered a durational performance or an architectural intervention. In fact, it&rsquo;s a show that seems to inevitably precipitate such reflections about the status and relevance of genre distinctions &ndash; in no small part because of the distinction-defying oeuvres of both the artist and the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>On the other hand, it&rsquo;s an installation that has the capacity to grip you in its dizzying embrace, initiating a momentary lapse into a near-fugue state as you&rsquo;re overcome by its byzantine array of black lines an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131331220/francis-tsai-previously-featured-on-archinect-s-working-out-of-the-box-passes-away Francis Tsai, previously featured on Archinect's Working Out of the Box, passes away Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-07T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T17:22:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4txh5001i1awadtt.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to draw,&rdquo; he said in late March, just before his death. &ldquo;Architecture was the foundation that I ended up using in design work. I had to fill in the gaps.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>At the time he was diagnosed with ALS, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francis Tsai</a> had reached a highpoint in his career. Trained&nbsp;as an architect at the <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin</a>, Tsai had established a successful freelancing career creating the fantasy and sci-fi worlds he loved, pivoting his architectural skills into&nbsp;contributing artwork to the likes of Marvel Comics, Dungeons &amp; Dragons, the film&nbsp;<em>Sucker Punch,</em>&nbsp;and games like&nbsp;<em>Myst</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Tomb Raider</em>. The ALS diagnosis, when Tsai was only 42, was devastating &ndash; patients on average live for only two to five more years, and the disease's encroaching whole-body paralysis&nbsp;threatened to take away what Tsai loved most: drawing.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qwldzj2kt8bdk7k.jpg"></p><p>By 2012, a couple years after his diagnosis, ALS had left Tsai completely paralyzed, save for the ability to smile. Determined not to stop making his art, Tsai began drawing using the "Eye Gaze" system, that uses infrared cameras to track eye movements and translate them into commands on his computer. He pioneered the technology's application for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing Herzog & de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-07T01:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:08:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pnckkmfkvxjih79.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The stadium will be wrapped in a cage of slender concrete and brick columns that will rise to a zig-zagging profile, before folding over to form the roof &ndash; as if the architects&rsquo; tangle of struts in Beijing&rsquo;s Bird&rsquo;s Nest stadium had been straightened out and neatened up.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>'s design for the Football Club stadium in Chelsea takes fandom to the level or religious zealotry, borrowing dramatic gothic elements from Westminster Abbey &ndash; the structure&nbsp;that formerly stood on the same site. The design's heavy masonry, brick and railway-style vaults prompt comparisons to "London's Victorian railway viaducts" and the Brutalist concrete hulks of the 1970s. As Jacques Herzog in&nbsp;<em>The Guardian</em>&nbsp;explains it, the stadium will be like&nbsp;&ldquo;a castle, or a medieval walled village ...&nbsp;It is really a structural thing, very naked in some way."</p><p>The&nbsp;&pound;500M stadium should support crowds from 42,000 - 60,000, and while Herzog &amp; de Meuron have already completed numerous arenas (perhaps most famously, their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53293231/how-to-fill-an-empty-bird-s-nest-beijing-s-olympic-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics</a>), the Chelsea project's heft offers an aesthetic break from the ongoing sweeping, airy trends in stadium design.</p><p>More on Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium work:</p><ul><li><a title="Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, selected for 2012 Serpentine" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37235400/bird-s-nest-collaborators-ai-weiwei-and-herzog-de-meuron-selected-for-2012-serpentine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bird's Nest Collaborators, Ai Weiwei and Herzog &amp; de Meuron, s...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131258946/the-tiny-village-library-that-draws-beijingers-in-droves The tiny village library that draws Beijingers in droves Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:41:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfmhii1dl5s6d5k2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The library is a tool to attract people to the village,&rdquo; said Mr. Li, a professor of architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing. When visitors come to see the library, he said, they also spend money at the village&rsquo;s few restaurants, pay parking fees and donate money for the building&rsquo;s upkeep. &ldquo;The place is special,&rdquo; said Li Wenli, 45, an insurance saleswoman from Beijing [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Call it a rural Bilbao Effect or not, we're still quite excited that Archinect was one of the very first outlets to publish <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/57633928/li-xiaodong-atelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Li Xiaodong</a>'s stunning Liyuan Library building: First spotted on the popular <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/59797437/epma-visit-to-liyuan-library-by-architect-li-xiaodong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>China Builds</em></a> blog and then, in a little more detail, as a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59982286/showcase-liyuan-library-by-li-xiaodong-atelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase installment</a>&nbsp;in the <a href="http://archinect.com/features" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a> section.</p><p>The poetic envelope for the small village library has been well recognized since then &mdash;&nbsp;last fall,&nbsp;Li Xiaodong was presented&nbsp;the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111179592/reporting-from-toronto-li-xiaodong-wins-inaugural-moriyama-raic-international-prize-for-the-liyuan-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131256528/china-appears-to-loosen-strict-exhibition-ban-on-work-by-ai-weiwei-and-other-artists China appears to loosen strict exhibition ban on work by Ai Weiwei and other artists Alexander Walter 2015-07-06T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef9a6e329a79964466652afdfb831c7e.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Beijing, Ai Weiwei is back with a vengeance. The dissident Chinese artist has had four solo shows in the Chinese capital, ending an implicit exhibition ban that had been in place since his arrest in 2011. The fact that the shows, which opened in June, were permitted with minimal interference beyond one amended opening date surprised everyone, including Ai. &ldquo;I never planned to have a few shows all at once,&rdquo; Ai tells us.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99309483/art-an-interview-with-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art? An interview with Ai Weiwei</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97185232/ai-weiwei-exhibition-underscores-dangers-and-importance-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei Exhibition Underscores Dangers and Importance of Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131169047/editor-s-picks-422 Editor's Picks #422 Nam Henderson 2015-07-06T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-08T09:55:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fapmxhyg78ew8wc7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="http://andresjaque.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque (of the Office for Political Innovation</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/129810359/as-cosmo-gets-ready-to-warm-up-we-sit-down-with-andr-s-jaque-of-the-office-for-political-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">) about </a><a href="http://momaps1.org/yap/view/19" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47555/young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 </a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120059665/yap-2015-winner-andr-s-jaque-office-to-install-cosmo-at-moma-ps1-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition.&nbsp;Therein he argued "<em>I believe that the architect&rsquo;s role nowadays can also be providing alternatives, and enriching through diversity the collective catalogue of desirable possibilities</em>."</p><p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>I don't think this qualifies as architecture, but it's very interesting</em>"&nbsp;to which <strong>Kozumelle</strong> responded "<em>I have seen this in person and it is not architecture in the strictest sense but still a wonderful, fantastic idea. Jaque's ideas are always politically charged and veer into other territories and he does it well</em>."</p><p>Plus, for <strong>Screen/Print #34</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130486011/screen-print-34-ktisma-s-lick-your-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KTISMA</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130486011/screen-print-34-ktisma-s-lick-your-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, from the </a><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7y6o9y88pr5oip5y.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> selected <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-based </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82586027/moreau-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> as the grand-prize winners</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> likes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131246038/richard-meier-only-lives-within-white-walls Richard Meier Only Lives Within White Walls Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-06T12:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T19:40:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7varg4nk22we4j7z.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pritzker winner Richard Meier, who runs his firm from the same New York office he's called home since 1985, has a habit of looking back. "Clients keep the buildings," he says, "but I keep the models." In fact, a warehouse space in Jersey City, where a simulated city of brown building models showcases decades of his designs in miniature, has become a favorite retreat.</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/131023128/salt-releases-global-tools-1973-1975 SALT releases "Global Tools 1973-1975" Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-03T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T14:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6iy2yxm3iagz5m72.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am so pleased to announce that Global Tools is now out. Edited by Valerio Borgonuovo and Silvia Franceschini, contributions by Manola Antonioli, Valerio Borgonuovo, Alison J. Clarke, Beatriz Colomina, Silvia Franceschini, Maurizio Lazzarato, Franco Raggi, Simon Sadler, and Alessandro Vicari. If Graham Foundation wants to "like" it, there is a facebook page -Vasif Kortun, SALT</p></em><br /><br /><p>GLOBAL TOOLS &nbsp;1973-1975</p><p>In January 1973, a gathering took place in Milan at the editorial office of the magazine &lsquo;Casabella,&rsquo; involving, among others, the architects and designers Ettore Sottsass Jr., Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Riccardo&nbsp;Dalisi, Remo Buti, Ugo La Pietra, Franco Raggi, Davide Mosconi, and members of the groups Archizoom, 9999, Superstudio, UFO and&nbsp;Zziggurat. Together with the conceptual artists and intellectuals Franco Vaccari, Giuseppe Chiari, Luciano Fabro and Germano Celant, they founded Global Tools - a system of workshops that would last until 1975.</p><p>For the first time in the forty years that have passed since its formation, the experience of the Global Tools counter-school has been brought together in book form by <a href="http://saltonline.org/en/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SALT</a>, uniting the images and archive documents that were produced over the few short years of its existence. This volume is compiled to chronicle and evaluate the three years of seminar activity that took place between Florence, Milan and Naples i...</p>