Archinect - News 2015-04-18T19:53:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125528119/an-almost-seamless-glass-museum An (almost seamless) Glass Museum Nam Henderson 2015-04-17T23:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-18T15:50:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6ic9mfj8sll6kf9h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This combination of high-tech and hands-on making would be repeated over and over in the process of designing, curating and fitting out the wing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month&nbsp;Alexandra Lange reviewed<strong>&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmog.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corning Museum of Glass</a>&rsquo;s new 100,000-square-foot&nbsp;Contemporary Art + Design Wing,&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thomasphifer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T17:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-18T13:59:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8f54wc15n3qbq3j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean Nouvel, the famed French architect, on Thursday lost a court battle against a &pound;280 million Paris concert hall he designed but whose architecture he claimed had been "martyred" and "sabotaged". Mr Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, an ultra-modern building in the French capital's eastern Parc de La Vilette, accusing project managers of cutting corners to save money during its completion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122138612/jean-nouvel-files-for-court-order-against-philharmonie-de-paris-dispute" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125286004/chairman-of-eisenhower-memorial-commission-to-step-down Chairman of Eisenhower Memorial Commission to step down Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-14T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T15:45:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/7590ce6ddcac2abcc11d496ef5fca905.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eisenhower Memorial Commission chairman Rocco Siciliano will step down as leader of the board but will remain a member [...] Siciliano, who is 93, is a World War II veteran who served as a special assistant to Eisenhower in the White House ... The commission&rsquo;s founding chairman, he suggested the board elect Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) to succeed him. [...] &ldquo;We need a tough Marine like him to bring this project to conclusion.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the latest bump in the tumultuous saga that is Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial, however it doesn't necessarily mean the project will suffer more delays. Siciliano's suggested successor, Roberts, assured his fellow commissioners in an email that Eisenhower's family was coming around to the design. The project is slated for completion in 2018, pushed back 11 years from the original projection.</p><p>Prior related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110427299/eisenhower-memorial-clears-key-hurdle-on-gehry-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial clears key hurdle on Gehry design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry's designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108251980/gehry-s-revised-eisenhower-memorial-loses-two-controversial-tapestries-but-concerns-remain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Revised Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Controversial Tapestries, But Concerns Remain</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106485841/eisenhower-memorial-politics-as-usual" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eisenhower memorial, politics as usual</a></li><li>... and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45183/eisenhower-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">many more</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125232179/editor-s-picks-411 Editor's Picks #411 Nam Henderson 2015-04-13T23:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:11:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0125eqsxdf8e7k7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/lamayac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank.</p><p>&nbsp;Therein he signed off with this hopeful statement "<em>I would say we are, now in the 21st century, in the </em><strong><em><em>expanded field of architecture.</em></em></strong><em> We are challenged, but we believe that this is one of the most exciting times in history to be an architect</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute&rsquo;s Architecture School</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124666656/pratt-institute-to-offer-masters-in-placemaking-and-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> will begin offering a master&rsquo;s program in "Urban Placemaking and Management"</a>,&nbsp;led by David Burney FAIA, who was also recently appointed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124448438/david-burney-named-interim-executive-director-of-aiany-and-center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interim Executive Director</a> of AIANY and the Center for Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lightperson</strong> let it be known "<em>I'm all for placemaking in urban space if it is local (^) and isn't just high-line-washing or bike washing. Unfortunately this doesn't sound like a complete system of thought, but a trendy commodification and repackaging of what's hip</em>".</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eifufls6gnscua7c.jpg"></p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745471/redesign-of-dc-s-main-mies-library-tip-toes-around-the-good-and-the-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newest updates</a> on plans for the Mecanoo led redesign of DC Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125198338/meier-makes-mark-in-miami Meier makes mark in Miami Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T12:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xac1otfn4gssxuz5.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from reducing his workload or resting on his considerable laurels, the 80-year-old Meier and his partners are also wrapping up construction on several other projects, including the HH Resort and Spa in Gangneung, South Korea; the Leblon office building in Rio de Janeiro; the 140-unit Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv; the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy; and Teachers Village, a mixed-use development in Newark, New Jersey.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T11:05:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125153389/from-lego-bricks-to-luxury-apartments From Lego bricks to luxury apartments Nam Henderson 2015-04-12T23:45:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T11:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8ia4mi9lgarmlzh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mixing both Asian and Western design, Mr Chan has developed his own style...which often aims to blur the lines between the inside and outside of a building, often utilising - in very simple terms - lots of courtyards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Golda Arthur profiles&nbsp;Principal, Chan Soo Khian&nbsp;and explores the '<em>Neo-tropical architecture</em>' and luxury apartments of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scdaarchitects.com/web/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCDA Architects</a>. The firm has also launched&nbsp;<a href="http://bistrosoori.com/concept.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bistro Soori</a>,&nbsp;a restaurant located at the ground level of&nbsp;beneath SCDA Singapore.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124976094/patrik-schumacher-takes-to-facebook-in-defense-of-stars-and-icons Patrik Schumacher takes to Facebook "In Defense of Stars and Icons" Nicholas Korody 2015-04-10T14:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:30:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dyfa52d9go6fb7lb.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects <a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posted</a> a nearly 1,400 word polemic on Facebook denouncing contemporary architecture criticism and defending the &ldquo;star-system&rdquo; that has been instrumental in his firm&rsquo;s success in the last few decades. Instead of &ldquo;seeing conspicuity and success merely as a red cloth and occasion to knock down icons (and to teach the virtues of the ordinary, obscure and underappreciated),&rdquo; Schumacher suggests that the role of the architecture critic should be to explicate and defend the work and status of successful architects to an ignorant public.</p><p>Schumacher sets out some &ldquo;heuristic principles&rdquo; that he hopes could guide his proposed role for the architecture critic. &nbsp;He states that so-called &ldquo;iconic architecture&rdquo; is the invention of critics rather than &ldquo;the architects&rsquo; discourse,&rdquo; which &ldquo;serves the purpose of filling the explanatory gap that inevitably opens up because the methodology and motivation behind the unusual appearance of a radically ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124892554/amanda-levete-picked-to-design-melbourne-s-mpavilion Amanda Levete Picked to Design Melbourne's MPavilion Julia Ingalls 2015-04-09T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:28:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw342ur49ig0y07t.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What is it that you can do in a pavilion that you can&rsquo;t do in a building? Buildings &ndash; you don&rsquo;t want them to move. How can we get this structure to respond in a very subtle way to the weather and perhaps amplify the sound of the wind moving through it?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Whipsawing from tragedy to triumph, British architect and former Future Systems partner Amanda Levete has been awarded the design of the MPavilion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112044968/mpavillion-is-a-kind-of-southern-hemisphere-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia's sprightly so-called version of the U.K.'s Serpentine Pavilion</a>. Levete <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56217164/amanda-levete-architect-portrait-of-the-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">founded her current firm</a>, Amanda Levete Architects, in 2009 after the death of her husband and design partner, Jan Kaplicky. The MPavilion, which is entering its second year, will run from October 5, 2015 to February 7, 2016 in Melbourne.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814565/cornered-london-building-innovatively-addresses-homelessness Cornered: London Building Innovatively Addresses Homelessness Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3tw41luck9g7tk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To promote its Nightstop program, in which volunteers offer homeless people ages 16 to 25 spare beds, homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a poster campaign Thursday that uses the architecture of buildings to help win the hearts and minds of passersby. Publicis art director Dan Kennard and copywriter Ben Smith told me in an email that the idea for the design came from &ldquo;that quite true observation that in life, there are two sides to pretty much every story.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Somewhere between a supergraphic and a PSA lies the ever-developing territory of outdoor advertising, an area in which Publicis London is making thoughtful, eye-catching displays.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zd98obgmgg5omhnz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The phrases "public housing" or "low-income housing" do not generally conjure thoughts of architectural innovation. [...] But it doesn't have to be that way, as several recent housing developments in Los Angeles prove. Instead, they pose the question: What if low-income housing was perceived as leading the vanguard of innovative, responsive architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Looks to the Future</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814566/john-portman-s-inadvertent-dystopian-fortresses John Portman's Inadvertent Dystopian Fortresses Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:38:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfqt9wgnioe4kj0u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;[Directors are] projecting a future by imagining how it would look in ruins,&rdquo; said Michael Hays, a professor of architectural theory at Harvard. &ldquo;All the flesh has been removed and you just see the architectural bones. I&rsquo;ve always thought Portman&rsquo;s buildings would make very beautiful ruins, because the essence of them is so powerful and so direct.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this larger piece about how Atlanta has become a favored setting for dystopian cinema, Harvard professor Michael Hays shares an unusual perspective on the work of John Portman as cinematic harbinger of doom.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124762362/facebook-hires-gehry-again-for-next-two-buildings-in-menlo-park Facebook hires Gehry again for next two buildings in Menlo Park Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T20:10:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:33:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w40ixbmj3cqyx66x.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The same week Facebook employees moved into a new Frank Gehry-designed building with a massive green roof, the social media giant submitted plans to Menlo Park for the construction of two office buildings on 58 acres it purchased last year. [...] Also designed by Gehry, the two office buildings would total 985,719 square feet and have a similar look, feel and height to the new Facebook building across from its main headquarters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's new Facebook campus opens for business</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13898/facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much more</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124739822/david-chipperfield-demands-that-his-name-be-removed-from-milan-museum-project David Chipperfield demands that his name be removed from Milan museum project Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T13:16:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:46:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w87lfuxkrty1j07l.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architect David Chipperfield is at the centre of an extraordinary row over Milan&rsquo;s new &euro;60m (&pound;44m) Museum of Culture, a building he has designed and now disowned after accusing officials of skimping on flooring materials. The resulting &ldquo;floor war&rdquo; &ndash; as locals have dubbed the stand off &ndash; has led the British architect, famous for the Neues Museum in Berlin and China&rsquo;s Liangzhu Culture Museum, to demand that his name be removed from the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124665037/kate-orff-to-emphasize-climate-dynamics-as-new-director-of-columbia-gsapp-s-urban-design-program Kate Orff to emphasize "climate dynamics" as new Director of Columbia GSAPP's Urban Design Program Justine Testado 2015-04-06T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T20:42:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9cebwed0qvx3hxw9.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019084/scape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCAPE</a> founder and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia GSAPP</a> Associate Professor Katherine Orff will succeed leading urban housing authority Professor Richard Plunz as the new GSAPP Director of the Urban Design Program starting this June. As a longtime GSAPP and Urban Design Program faculty member and landscape architect, Orff is best known for her eco-sensitive and resilient approach in her projects that integrate urban design, landscape design, and architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61i80v3by4b3cntw.jpg"></p><p>Strongly reflecting SCAPE's design philosophy, Orff plans to expand the Program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research and engagement in dealing with timely issues of climate change and social topics. "My goal is to magnify the social and humanitarian ethos that the Program is well known for, and bring it together with themes of infrastructure, urbanism and climate dynamics," Orff said in a statement.&nbsp;</p><p>Evidently, Orff's work throughout her time in Columbia is heavy in collaboration. In the past, she has led various multi-disciplinary collaborat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124437163/njit-appoints-richard-garber-new-director-for-school-of-architecture NJIT appoints Richard Garber new director for School of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-03T15:14:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T11:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85f830f207fe4c2bce41d91dc237eaaa.jpg" width="400" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Garber, associate professor of architecture, has been appointed director of the School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), effective immediately. [...] In his new role, Garber will focus on restructuring the School of Architecture to make full use of the extraordinary talent represented by his colleagues. He intends to work closely with his fellow faculty members to orchestrate this transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124433144/oma-to-master-plan-a-food-hub-in-louisville OMA to master plan a "Food Hub" in Louisville Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-03T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:26:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa4f4959b6eb0d5b78ecc55bfef2fbc1.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[OMA's] design knits together a complex program of green industry and public engagement. A new master plan just released by Seed Capital shows a zigzagging complex that is expected to be under construction later this year. [...] Heine said Seed Capital, founded by Heine and Stephen Reily, selected OMA to design the Food Hub following a limited request for proposals that generated interest from five firms. [...] OMA is working with the Louisville office of GBBN Architecture on the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In case you aren't familiar with the concept of a "food hub", from&nbsp;<em>Broken Sidewalk:</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;A regional food hub is,&rdquo; according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, &ldquo;a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, storage, distribution, and marketing of source-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.&rdquo; But Louisville&rsquo;s $46 million food hub is expected to be much more than a distribution hub for local farmers, with plans for on-site farming, processing, recycling, education, and retail.</em></p><p>Apparently the Louisville food hub was one of the sites focused on by students in OMA's ongoing GSD studio, looking at the relationship between food, design and architecture. A couple of students had already focused research and design work on the site by the time OMA was selected.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124388954/rev-robert-h-schuller-patron-of-architecture-1926-2015 Rev. Robert H. Schuller, patron of architecture, 1926-2015 Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T00:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:31:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsajuv7bv31wssui.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Come as you are in the family car"</p></em><br /><br /><p>"ARTESIA, Calif. (AP) &mdash; The Rev.&nbsp;Robert H. Schuller, a California televangelist and author who beamed his upbeat messages on faith and redemption to millions of followers from his landmarkCrystal Cathedral&nbsp;only to see his empire crumble in his waning years, has died. He was 88."</p><p>The Rev. Schuller known as the pastor who invented religious marketing and branding was also a patron of architecture. He started his congregation as a rented space from Orange Drive-inTtheatre. Later, Schuller hired modernist architect <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/neutra.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> who completed <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/tower-WEB_Size.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tower of Hope</a>&nbsp;in 1968 and in 1980 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> was dedicated as it was designed by Philip Johnson, a <a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1979" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>&nbsp;winning&nbsp;(its first in 1979)&nbsp;American architect. The latest addition was a <a href="http://www.mattconstruction.com/images/projects/_medium/Cryst_Cath_ext,_back_of_bldg_with_towers-WEB_SIZE.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Center</a> designed by a New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/1984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richar Meier</a> in 2003 who also won a Pritzker Prize in 1984.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124359170/thom-mayne-s-vals-tower-draws-criticism Thom Mayne's Vals Tower Draws Criticism Nicholas Korody 2015-04-02T15:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T17:30:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94bybedfr6zoeuuf.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Release a rendering of a very tall, very shiny glass tower looming over an&nbsp;idyllic mountain&nbsp;village and the Internet goes bananas. That's what happened earlier this week when Morphosis Architects&nbsp;of Los Angeles released its design renderings&nbsp;for a new luxury hotel in Vals, a low-key spa town in the Swiss Alps. The design, conceived by Morphosis founder Thom Mayne, would check in at a whopping 1,250 feet, making it the tallest building in the European Union.</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/124300559/paul-rudolph-heritage-foundations-taps-nc-modernist-houses-masters-gallery Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundations Taps NC Modernist Houses' Masters Gallery kimweiss 2015-04-01T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-01T20:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws3zrrg7lr1lojm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.paulrudolphheritagefoundation.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation</a>&nbsp;(PRHF) in New York City has designated North Carolina Modernist Houses&rsquo; online archive as the official index for the residential work by the former dean of the Yale School of Architecture who inspired a generation of architects. &nbsp;</p><p>As the official archive,&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2F&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses&nbsp;</a>(NCMH) will maintain and update the&nbsp;<a href="http://t.signaledue.com/e1t/c/5/f18dQhb0S7lC8dDMPbW2n0x6l2B9nMJN7t5XX4S9QB8W2Bpw2K7dSpw8W4XHqpM56dK4Mf3n-82-02?t=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncmodernist.org%2Frudolph&amp;si=4874025633841152&amp;pi=7509835c-a888-4ec8-8155-3cc27f1ba9ae" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph section of its archive</a>&nbsp;as houses are sold, changed, or threatened. NCMH has modified the page to add the PRHF logo, link, and connection. The Heritage Foundation is now directing visitors to the NCMH website exclusively for Rudolph-designed houses.</p><p>&ldquo;This is an innovative and groundbreaking partnership between an architecture foundation and our Masters Gallery archives,&rdquo; said NCMH Executive Director George Smart. &ldquo;We are honored to be the official site for Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s residential work, which will allow the PRHF to devote more of its resources towards protecting and saving Rudolph&rsquo;s non-residential buildings across A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124278842/israel-okays-plan-of-palestinian-homes-in-east-jerusalem Israel okays plan of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-01T15:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T14:31:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37zup3ncvbnjmrri.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I had doubts about accepting this project. I didn&rsquo;t want to become a pawn for politicians, but the residents gave me a mandate. The public understood that it could act collectively in order to improve its situation - Architect</p></em><br /><br /><p>Project's architect <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/16/arts/design/16arch.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Senan Abdelkader&nbsp;</a>is well known to NY Times a few years back via Nicolai Ouroussoff.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/01/16/arts/Our1450.jpg"></p><p><em>A distinct aesthetic language from Senan Abdelkader: an apartment building in an Arab neighborhood near Bethlehem.</em></p><p><em><img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/01/16/arts/Our3650.jpg"></em></p><p><em>An apartment building, designed by Senan Abdelkader, in an Arab neighborhood near Bethlehem</em></p><p>Let's just say this is not another maneuver by Netanyahu government to ease off the international pressure on Israeli-Palestinian relations.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration Page\Park Architects to lead Glasgow School of Art restoration Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:30:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/cki5gafqwik9owho.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Glasgow-based Page\Park Architects have been appointed from a shortlist of five companies who bid for the role. They will now start work on a detailed plan for restoration. Work is expected to begin in spring 2016 with hopes for academic access from 2017/2018. The art school is continuing efforts to raise &pound;20m to pay for the restoration of the Mackintosh and its contents. [...] They were lead designers for the Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project from 2007-2009.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If all goes to plan, the library that was damaged by a fire in May of last year will reopen for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Glasgow School of Art has provided additional information regarding Page\Park's restoration and working relationship with the School in a press release, presented here in a slightly condensed form:</p><p>"The Glasgow-based architects have an extensive track record in both restoring and reinvigorating major historic buildings.&nbsp; They have also worked across the spectrum of Mackintosh's designs from the domestic at the Hillhouse, through commercial at the former Glasgow Herald offices - now the Lighthouse, to his finest cultural and academic work at the School of Art itself &nbsp;- as lead designers for the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project (2007-9)<br><br><em>&ldquo;The team assembled by Page \ Park Architects impressed us not only with their deep knowledge of the building, but of the wider work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh,&rdquo;&nbsp;</em>says Professor Tom In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business Gehry's new Facebook campus opens for business Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T15:56:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b0726e9c76a05803551c3f23d1045ca.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But the Facebook building is something different. [...] For one, it&rsquo;s more subdued. ... Gehry held back for Facebook. &ldquo;From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective,&rdquo; Gehry says in statement, referring to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. &ldquo;He did not want it overly designed.&rdquo; [...] The open floor plan has become a cliche. But Facebook helped set the cliche&mdash;and it takes the idea so much further than most.</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/124127720/walker-art-center-goes-green-in-75-million-project Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:08:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2l6eag44d2svk6w3.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass as part of a $75 million project to be announced Tuesday.</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/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-28T09:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:49:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7n29tlrpiua5mr2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since opening the doors of its original William Pereira buildings in 1965, the Los Angele County Museum of Art has grown along with its home. The version of the city beloved by Reyner Banham and Pereira was alive then on the historic Miracle Mile, proselytizing megasized car-infrastructure and New Suburban models of living. From the 1980s through the 2000s, the museum expanded and reorganized, adding Bruce Goff&rsquo;s Japanese Pavilion and Renzo Piano&rsquo;s additions. Now, the entire conglomerate is slated for a redesign, into a singular swath by famed museum architect Peter Zumthor, with new attention paid to an incoming Metro station. And according to the <em>Los Angeles Times&rsquo;</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, this is distinctly on track with where the megaregion as a whole is going &ndash; part of his so-called &ldquo;Third Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9mcgcj2evjrd34l.jpg"></p><p>This third stage of Los Angeles is &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an altogether more integrated, metropolitan-oriented</a>&rdquo; place, and is the namesake for Hawthorne&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123893329/aiany-executive-director-rick-bell-resigns AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns Justine Testado 2015-03-27T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6xrehbto2qoygdn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New York chapter</a> released a brief statement today announcing the immediate resignation of Executive Director Rick Bell:</p><p>&ldquo;AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Rick Bell has offered, and the organization&rsquo;s Board of Directors has accepted, his immediate resignation. An interim Executive Director will be named next week and a search to find a new Executive Director will also begin at that time.&rdquo;</p><p>Bell became executive director in 2001 and helped found the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in 2003. He is regarded as having an influential role in raising the architectural community's involvement on policy issues like affordable housing, accessibility, sustainability, and waterfront use. He was also heavily involved in post-disaster programs like New York New Visions, a design and urban planning coalition that prepares recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814576/wilkinson-eyre-renovated-weston-library-at-oxford-now-reopened Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened Justine Testado 2015-03-26T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T08:49:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v85aehd21lhlkwmi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Beginning as the New Bodleian Library, the <a href="http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Library</a> at Oxford University was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and constructed in the 1930s. Although construction finished in 1940, wartime purposes delayed the building's official opening in 1946. For the most part, the building remained unaltered other than the addition of the Indian Institute as a south-facing roof extension in 1966-69 by architect Robert Potter and other minor changes in 2010. Then in 2011, London-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre Architects</a> began renovating the Grade II building, which reopened to the public this past weekend.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kpjgrtftjgo722q.jpg"></p><p>The &pound;80 million redesign is part of the Bodleian's efforts to better preserve -- and promote -- their vast special collection of books, manuscripts, and other historical objects. In their redesign, Wilkinson Eyre vied to revamp the building's infrastructure while respecting its heritage. As if the collections weren't already enough to gaze in awe at, Wilkinson Eyre also added new reading rooms, r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22 "Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-11T15:19:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv07xbgc7sx3yzz4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are delighted to devote the entirety of this episode to an interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>. Our discussion spanned their nearly 30 years (and counting) working together, focusing not on individual projects but their architectural philosophy, their material explorations, and their work with landscape. The rising cream throughout was the way Williams and Tsien talk with one another, each pulling on their side of the rowboat to work towards a truly collaborative response.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2gxdpue3ekefywt.jpg"></p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="http://ed@archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-two of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Starts with me, ends with us":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">c...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123743091/marlon-blackwell-and-rick-joy-in-conversation Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dd5f6914d86d5d2bd202f506762eddf.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</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>