Archinect - News 2015-06-30T17:34:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/130731623/boston-architectural-college-announces-glen-s-leroy-as-new-president Boston Architectural College announces Glen S. LeRoy as new president Alexander Walter 2015-06-29T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T18:23:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvjwrmcqnxwuphdq.jpg" width="360" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The dean of a Michigan architectural school has been tapped to head the financially struggling Boston Architectural College, after a year-long search that started with the dismissal of longtime BAC president Theodore Landsmark. Glen S. LeRoy, 64, who oversees Lawrence Technological University&rsquo;s College of Architecture and Design in Southfield, Mich., will become president of Boston Architectural College Sept. 1.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Marc Pelletier, <a href="http://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a> board of trustees president, published this written statement on the <a href="http://www.the-bac.edu/experience-the-bac/news-and-events/news/presidential-announcement-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school's website</a> today:</p><p><em>Dear BAC Community,</em></p><p><em>We are tremendously pleased to share with you the news that after a national search, Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College as our next president. Mr. LeRoy currently serves as the dean and a professor at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit. Mr. LeRoy stood out from a field of talented individuals for his commitment to practice-based learning, his great success at leading an urban design college during challenging times, and his creativity and ability to attract investment. He is also a well-known architect who has practical knowledge about the profession and the market our students will enter.</em></p><p><em>We have the utmost confidence that he is the right person to lead the BAC and to build on the solid foundation that exists while preserving o...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130721146/man-of-steel-donald-wexler-desert-modern-icon-dies-at-89 "Man of Steel" Donald Wexler, desert modern icon, dies at 89 Justine Testado 2015-06-29T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T16:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01goq6p0yxljvgrp.jpg" width="514" height="653" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'His signature style helped bring Palm Springs to the international stage and his body of work is still as fresh today as when first created...'</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aptly nicknamed a "man of steel", <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121599690/baby-boomers-pass-the-mid-century-baton-in-palm-springs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Modern</a>-style architect Donald Wexler was known for his affordable sleek steel homes and was one of the principal figures who influenced Palm Springs' iconic modernist aesthetic that has increased in popularity in the last 15 years or so, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121118801/archinect-sessions-episode-17-from-the-101-to-the-60-to-the-10-to-the-111" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">attracting thousands of visitors</a> from around the world. Described by close colleagues as a modest and insightful man, Wexler passed away at the age of 89 this past Friday, June 26 in his Palm Desert home. <em>The Desert Sun</em> reports that he died after dealing with an undisclosed brief illness.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pv/pv0e09ijbu2ajdhf.jpg"></p><p>Born on Jan. 23, 1926 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Wexler made his way to Southern California after graduating from the University of Minnesota. In California, Wexler worked as an apprentice for Richard Neutra for nine months before moving to Palm Springs when he landed a job in William Francis Cody's firm. In 1952, Wexler established Wexler &amp; Harrison with Richard Harrison, a colleague he met at Cody's firm, but the two wen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130720340/artist-stephen-talasnik-considers-the-legacy-of-mid-century-design-russel-wright Artist Stephen Talasnik considers the legacy of mid-century design Russel Wright Nicholas Korody 2015-06-29T15:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T15:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lonznye0pvx0z0g7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was the slow retraction of glaciers over centuries that shaped the Hudson Highlands into their gentle, undulating forms, later represented in soft grays and blues by the painters of the Hudson Valley School. By the 19th century, humans had started to hollow them out from below. The hills were extensively quarried, their stone pulverized and turned into asphalt or brought down by train to New York City to be recast as architecture.</p><p>In 1942, the noted industrial designer Russel Wright and his wife purchased 75 acres of devastated property and shifted directions, beginning a slow process of collaboration with the land. Wright redirected streams to cascade into the gaping pit of the quarry and built a home intended to seamlessly fit into the landscape. Today,&nbsp;<a href="http://visitmanitoga.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Manitoga estate</a>&rsquo;s current artist-in-residence&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stephentalasnik.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephen Talasnik</a>&nbsp;continues Wright&rsquo;s legacy with&nbsp;<em>Sanctuary,&nbsp;</em>a large-scale installation of aquatic architecture floating in the Quarry Pool.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c208u4tmhm6ufrfx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyoq0q5j1ww4vm60.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The responsibility of the artist is to t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130663278/a-rock-legend-of-organic-modern A "Rock Legend" of organic modern Nam Henderson 2015-06-28T21:09:00-04:00 >2015-06-29T17:26:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7ipv9swuo60yhcla.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house Kellogg built for the Doolittles on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, an hour from Palm Springs, is arguably his apotheosis: a nearly 5,000-square-foot marvel of engineering in which every inch, inside and out, including the furnishings, is hand-hewn from natural materials using soaring, twisting, curvilinear forms that are at once trippy and ambitious and &mdash; perhaps surprisingly &mdash; serene.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nancy Hass profiles the work of American architect <a href="http://www.kendrickbangskellogg.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kendrick Bangs Kellogg</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130277836/who-are-helsinki-guggenheim-winners-nicolas-moreau-and-hiroko-kusunoki Who are Helsinki Guggenheim winners Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-25T09:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T14:17:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cwqenb1adfa4zx5.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before yesterday's announcement that <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82586027/moreau-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a> had won the highly contentious and big-budget Guggenheim Helsinki competition, the firm wasn't much used to the spotlight. Querying Google Trends for "Moreau Kusunoki" preceding the Guggenheim news, the firm barely blips twice since the husband-wife duo, Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki, began their practice in 2011. Before now, the highest instance of search traffic was in December of 2014, when the six finalists for the competition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">were announced</a>. Their website's "info" section currently includes only contact information.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6p3vnwmy11tkfbyw.jpg"></p><p>After having won such a high-profile competition, the firm had to make some kind of statement of its architectural perspective, and revealed&nbsp;that their media silence was highly intentional, as "architecture is best conceived in reserve and introspection, which are favorable to the emergence of poetic visions." Or at least so states their firm bio, released as part of the press packet for the Guggen...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification Herzog & de Meuron to redevelop Berlin’s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification Alexander Walter 2015-06-24T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T14:27:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d838ec876e152794dbe5ec46151e9a6d.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the Basel-based architecture studio that designed London&rsquo;s Tate Modern, is due to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s famous art squat Tacheles. The massive warehouse, in the now fashionable Mitte district, was occupied by artists after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. A symbol of the city&rsquo;s subculture, Tacheles became a major tourist attraction. In 2012, the authorities closed the art centre amid widespread protests by artists and anti-gentrification campaigners.</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/130277835/editor-s-picks-421 Editor's Picks #421 Nam Henderson 2015-06-24T09:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T12:07:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/452nj382f50v1px1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What makes an artless museum?</a>,&nbsp;which reviewed the February Sky-lit event/preview of the new Broad Museum.&nbsp;Therein she argues that it provided "<em>an opportunity for the architecture to be treated as a relational art object, but not so it could be handled with velvet gloves</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>great article, it's worth 2 or 3 reads&hellip;</em>" <a href="https://twitter.com/DonnaSinkArch/status/610831652332310528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;wrote "<em>A meaty essay...on the Broad Museum (meat, contraceptive sponges, art, raw spectacle: it's a big topic</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/midmkk31l72rwc51.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838477/don-t-be-a-tool-role-of-software-vs-vision-in-architectural-employment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Role of Software vs. Vision in Architectural Employment</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13473220/derek-kaplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Kaplan</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Great article on a topic that needs more discussion.</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yv5xsrmd2c8di1q9.jpg"></p><p>Charles Correa, named "<em>India&rsquo;s Greatest Architect</em>"&nbsp;by RIBA, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791024/charles-correa-legendary-indian-architect-dies-at-84" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">died</a> at 84.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> eulogized "<em>He was pretty great. &nbsp;I studied his residential developments extensively as a student...He will be missed</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/sm7co71paw68qmzs.jpg"></p><p>Despite recovering from several major surgeries for cancer, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando spoke with </a><a href="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/newsroomtokyo/aired/20150611.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NHK World</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> about</a>; recent projects, the durability of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130268199/robin-hood-gardens-residents-dare-lord-rogers-to-spend-a-night-in-the-blighted-estate Robin Hood Gardens residents dare Lord Rogers to spend a night in the blighted estate Alexander Walter 2015-06-23T18:12:00-04:00 >2015-06-28T07:45:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fh9rpm5ivb5f43bd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Lord Rogers launched a campaign to save one of London&rsquo;s most notorious housing estates from demolition, he was adamant that it was a desirable place to live. [...] It is a claim he may regret. Unhappy residents of the estate have challenged the peer to be true to his word and swap his &pound;12 million Chelsea townhouse for a few nights in one of their blighted flats.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42890487/robin-hood-gardens-set-for-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robin Hood Gardens Set For Demolition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130257726/shigeru-ban-beauty-as-a-basic-human-need Shigeru Ban: Beauty as a basic human need Alexander Walter 2015-06-23T14:56:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T12:42:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/299zzpwxgribru9l.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Aesthetics is a primary concern for Ban&mdash;not despite, but especially in humanitarian scenarios. He believes that beauty is a basic need, an aspect of a person&rsquo;s dignity. Erecting beautiful, if simple, structures can ensure that a refugee camp is not labeled a slum. So, when examining available materials in Kobe, he fussed about the color of the beer crates, choosing Asahi&rsquo;s more neutral plastic bins over Kirin&rsquo;s glaring red crates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week, Ban visited several U.S. cities on a brief lecture tour, captivating audiences with his thoughts about "the Temporary and the Monumental." Read Archinect's report from his Los Angeles lecture at LACMA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129959849/between-the-temporary-and-the-monumental-a-review-of-shigeru-ban-s-lecture-at-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open SelgasCano's "psychedelic chrysalis" Serpentine Pavilion is now open Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T15:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T02:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fn/fn6ofvj8ea9xy7i6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Monday, June 22 &ndash; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s design for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> became a reality today, as the much-anticipated structure was officially unveiled. The pavilion, a series of colorful, interconnected and multi-layered corridors with a caf&eacute; and sitting area inside, has multiple openings for visitors to waft through at their own whim. As pictured, the effect inside is like a creamsicle stained-glass dreamscape, with varying textures to distinguishing the barrier between inside and out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9h1in61mm3jg6sb.jpg"></p><p>Compared to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">initial renderings of the pavilion</a>, the design delivers on its scheme to emulate a vibrant atmosphere of color and light. Also maintained is a distinct playfulness, captured in the renderings by cartoonish figures occupying the space, and evident in the real design through the striking iridescent colors circulating inside. These aesthetics are a remarkable break from the Serpentine's last apparent trend, compared to preceding pavilions by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smiljan Radic</a>&nbsp;(2014),&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67572969/sou-fujimoto-to-design-cloud-of-steel-for-2013-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> (2013),&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/47664005/first-images-of-the-2012-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-by-herzog-de-meuron-and-ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129959849/between-the-temporary-and-the-monumental-a-review-of-shigeru-ban-s-lecture-at-lacma Between the Temporary and the Monumental: A Review of Shigeru Ban's Lecture at LACMA Nicholas Korody 2015-06-19T18:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T17:46:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/406tcrgbdsubifj2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;I hate to throw things away,&rdquo; explained the Pritzker Prize-winning architect <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> to a packed audience at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/578675/los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a> last night. On the projection screen, one of his first works as an architect was displayed: an exhibition of the work of Alvar Aalto, who Ban cited as one of his primary influences. The exhibition was the first time Ban worked with paper tubes, which has become one of his signature strategies. &ldquo;I couldn&rsquo;t afford wood like Aalto,&rdquo; so he turned to the large tubes that had once supported reams of tracing paper. Finding the tubes surprisingly strong, Ban began testing their viability &ndash; and the rest has become history.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkna4il1v89u9ms6.jpg"></p><p>Throughout the evening&rsquo;s lecture, Ban spoke with refreshing humility, a quality that often seems lacking among his peers. Many of his most iconic design decisions he attributed to chance, like his use of paper. As Ban worked his way through a retrospective survey of his career, he made frequent quips that enlivened the mood a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129960654/lvaro-siza-finally-lands-in-the-us-by-way-of-hell-s-kitchen Álvaro Siza finally lands in the US, by way of Hell's Kitchen Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T18:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T19:41:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ek9nfw91quz06l4k.jpg" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza has been selected to design an "ultra-luxury condominium" in Manhattan, his first U.S. project. Deemed&nbsp;611 West 56th&nbsp;Street by developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the structure will rise 35-storeys in New York's&nbsp;Hell's Kitchen, enough for approximately 80 residences. Collaborating architects include&nbsp;Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, with SLCE Architects as the Architect of Record.</p><p>Predictable luxe high-rise amenities include a roof garden, private terraces and swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, and entertainment spaces for hosting (you guessed it) private events.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is expected to begin in May 2016, and completed by Fall 2018. At that rate, it'll become part of the skyline before&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2 WTC</a>, which is slated for completion by 2020.</p><p>See the project's site below (the building pictured will be demolished):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdslpyrmjyykat4j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129884313/herzog-de-meuron-s-kabinett-shares-their-entire-estate-since-1978 Herzog & de Meuron's Kabinett shares their entire estate since 1978 Justine Testado 2015-06-18T19:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5ehi4hsxifjsh2ae.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Herzog and de Meuron no doubt has a wealth of archival material attached to each of their projects - all valuable pieces of information that are often rarely seen outside the architects' main HQ...The Kabinett is a charitable foundation set up in Basel to make the celebrated architects' estate accessible to the public. Establishing this initiative in their home town...has been a 'lifelong aspiration' for the duo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Herzog and de Meuron recently issued a press statement through the Kunstmuseum Basel announcing their Kabinett project, which features categorized cabinets consisting 'all the items and materials that were produced, collected, and archived' by the firm since its founding in 1978. The estate will be available for loans to local museums and institutions, and the Kunstmuseum Basel will have exclusive access. Experts and researchers can visit the archives upon request.</p><p>Read the full statement <a href="http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/2015/HerzogDeMeuron/KABINETT_RELEASE-E_150609_1-0_HdM_Statment.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129881898/photos-from-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-opening-reception Photos from the "Bigger Than a Breadbox" opening reception Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T18:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T15:21:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43bk87g6fs8n69qd.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the role of installation in architecture? More importantly, how does a curator arrange an installation that is primarily concerned with the effects of installation? &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/540833/bigger-than-a-breadbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>," which held its public opening reception on June 17th, is partly the brainchild of BSA space,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, and&nbsp;curators&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;and Rob Trumbour of&nbsp;Kh&ocirc;ra LLC, who considered precisely how to arrange the space to best explore this concept. We asked curator Aaron Willette about his process and the inherent challenges in creating an installation about installation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/on61s8rkzraekzs4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpzgvcvqrilwfjrm.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Working with architects is like herding cats,&rdquo; Willette joked, before describing the fundamental aim of the installation, which was to incorporate the general public, not only physically, but intellectually. Instead of creating a highly abstracted terrain, first-time curator Willette strove to make the exhibit as accessible to passerby as it would be to gallery veterans.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqioy68zfvugi350.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osm0sv6zvyrfqzwg.jpg"></p><p>Willette worked on precisely how to mount the exhibitio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129874643/kevin-daly-s-backyard-bi-h-ome-provides-affordable-housing-for-humans-and-wildlife Kevin Daly's Backyard BI(h)OME provides affordable housing for humans and wildlife Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T15:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnte54xaz8txvwtq.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly, Poolside&rsquo;s version of &ldquo;Harvest Moon&rdquo; echoed off the wooden planks of the Broad Arts Center at UCLA on June 10th as a crowd of optimists, architects, and Ira-Glass lookalikes drank their way in and out of the opening reception for BI(h)OME, <a href="http://kevindalyarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Daly Architects</a>&rsquo; proposed &ldquo;granny flat&rdquo; solution to the L.A. Housing Crisis. The music was fitting because it was a laid-back cover of a much older tune: instead of raw passion, a more pragmatic vision of affordable housing was being unveiled, a 350-square foot, EFTE-enveloped, recyclable component-laden dwelling with wall cavities for bats, birds, and bugs. The students from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/37807656/citylab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cityLAB</a> who manually assembled the mock-up of the BI(h)ome formed a lab-coat wearing cluster of &ldquo;house doctors&rdquo; as they stood behind Dana Cuff, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> of KCRW, and Kevin Daly for a twenty-minute panel-style discussion about the future of housing in Los Angeles.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dz/dzjpg28y8qkdfiz3.jpg"></p><p>Part sales-pitch, part design lecture, the discussion encompassed the difficulties that Lo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129867356/an-angry-passion-round-up-of-global-tributes-to-charles-correa "An Angry Passion": Round-Up of Global Tributes to Charles Correa Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T00:51:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/not2zcjwca54ixi1.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although memorial tributes are rarely upbeat, an unusual tenor of melancholy pervades the world's reaction to Charles Correa's death late Tuesday at age 84. The architect named "India's Greatest" by <a href="http://www.architecture.com/Explore/Home.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA</a> in 2013 has, in his passing, seemingly become an emblem of an entire subcontinent's struggles as much as the "open-to-sky" spaces which he leaves behind. In a tribute titled "<em>Charles Correa wanted to design a better Mumbai &ndash;&nbsp;but the city let him down</em>" in <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/jun/18/charles-correa-mumbai-bachi-karkaria-tribute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>,&nbsp;<strong>Bachi Karkaria</strong> portrays Correa as a visionary who was forever denied the recognition he deserved by Mumbai. "Correa&rsquo;s real passion was the designing of cities that are easy to live, work, play &ndash; and commute &ndash; in. But his karma was Mumbai, which can check none of these boxes with a straight face," Karkaria writes. "The man who described cities as &ldquo;places of hope&rdquo; was fated to live in a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/nov/24/mumbai-verge-imploding-polluted-megacity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">city of disappointments</a>. It&rsquo;s not just because its skyline resembles an alarming ECG. More specifically, Mumbai mindlessly sabotaged two...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129790216/prada-vs-louis-vuitton-the-new-fashion-foundations-compared Prada vs Louis Vuitton: The new fashion foundations compared Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:23:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1fb56521e5762ecd53b207346160462.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Money is not an issue here&rdquo; is the motto that leaps out at you in both the Prada and Vuitton Foundation museums, although in Paris it is thrown into high relief on the building&rsquo;s facade by the almost vulgar silver logo of Louis Vuitton&mdash;the star company in the LVMH group.</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/129791024/charles-correa-legendary-indian-architect-dies-at-84 Charles Correa, legendary Indian architect, dies at 84 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-17T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-06-17T15:14:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kq57ldf0h6sfj1b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Born in 1930 in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad, Mr. Correa studied at St. Xavier&rsquo;s College in Mumbai and then went on to attend theUniversity of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. to study architecture. &ldquo;To work in India is the great advantage of life in the Third World. The issues are so much bigger than you are; they give you a chance to grow,&rdquo; Mr. Correa wrote in his book &lsquo;Housing and Urbanization.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Charles Correa died at home Tuesday night in Mumbai, after a bout of brief illness (according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33160844" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC news</a>). He is known for the diversity and far-reaching quality of his work in India and elsewhere, including affordable housing, master planning, and high-profile academic and diplomatic structures. In 2013,&nbsp;RIBA named him "India's Greatest Architect".&nbsp;Up until his death, he served as a consulting architect with the Goa government in India.&nbsp;</p><p>After studying at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, Correa earned architecture degrees from the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.&nbsp;Some of his best known architectural works include the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Ahmedabad, the Kanchanjunga Apartment tower in Mumbai, MIT's Brain and Cognitive Sciences Center in Boston, and the Parumala Church, as well as his master planning work for Navi Mumbai in the 1960s.</p><p>RIP Charles Correa, 1930-2015</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20kqluscroamv49y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>British Council, Delhi</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvv8uv5kztqd638x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Ahmedabad</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awntfy6vi172t8mc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Kanchanjunga Apartm...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129743632/editor-s-picks-420 Editor's Picks #420 Nam Henderson 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-18T07:55:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0ya1hrwh4ui53qx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;presented <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curated thoughts</a> from an earlier (Archinect Sessions Episode #24 and #25) conversation with Kevin Roche, "<em>a hero of the long-game</em>".&nbsp;<strong>snooker-doodle-dandy</strong> noted "<em>I have always liked Kevin and his work. &nbsp;He was one of the people whom drove me to the profession...have never had the good fortune to bump into him. It is on my bucket list!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bg7e0d00s73t5x4p.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and other "<em>social media has oddly become a kind of virtual worker&rsquo;s union, helping to expose unethical <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hiring</a> practices</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Next September, the historic <a href="http://www.neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Institute and Museum</a> in Silverlake will host a new play by Tom Lazarus entitled &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129267494/the-princes-of-kings-road-neutra-and-schindler-the-subject-of-a-new-site-specific-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Princes of Kings Road</a>'.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eric chavkin</a> "<em>used to live there. Right after Pauline Schindler died. Some of the stories I heard made Kings Road house look like a real &nbsp;party palace. When I was there lots of architects would drop by&hellip;.I hope they get this play right. The tales are true, the names famous.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions</a>, which fea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129787801/scarcity-of-intermediate-architects-5-to-7-years-translates-to-higher-salaries Scarcity of Intermediate Architects (5 to 7 Years) Translates to Higher Salaries Julia Ingalls 2015-06-17T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-17T19:26:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vn9uz3nqb5x6ien.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"This is the toughest [hiring] market I've seen in at least 20 years."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Intermediate architects with five to seven years of experience who are versed in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/62942/bim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIM</a> and other architectural design software are the Hope Diamond to employers; rare, expensive, and highly sought after. According to an article in Crains New York, in London, Hong Kong, and New York City especially, employers are facing an incredibly tough hiring market. The employers are having to either reframe their expectations or seek less experienced employees who show exceptional promise or <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talent</a>. This all translates into higher salaries for those few candidates who do fulfill the job requirements, with an average salary increase of between 10 to 15 percent. This report reflects the incredible number of new <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">job listings</a> on Archinect, which has been seeing an unprecedented level of traffic over the past year.</p><p>As is the case with <a href="http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150615/REAL_ESTATE/150619936" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Szerbaty</a>, many architectural firms have placed advertisements for jobs and seen them remain unfilled for months at a time. As we've previously <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported on Archine...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129738012/the-serpentine-pavilions-from-the-past-where-are-they-now The Serpentine Pavilions from the past: Where are they now? Justine Testado 2015-06-17T08:07:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:20:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/cz4edsn4dtq9die3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the years, the Serpentine pavilion programme quickly became established as an annual christening of starchitects&rsquo; baubles, and most pavilions have been sold off to private collectors...The people who buy the pavilions do so in enormously good faith. They need to have a lot of land, as well as the ability to pay for dismantling the structure, moving it and resurrecting it, as well as fulfilling all of the statutory requirements of planning permission.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On that note, SelgasCano's polygonic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Serpentine Pavilion</a> will open to the public later this month.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129724324/guggenheim-director-richard-armstrong-talks-helsinki-abu-dhabi-new-york Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong talks Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:17:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99k5t5h7efstdxr8.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We spoke to Richard Armstrong, the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, on the eve of the exhibition Guggenheim Helsinki&nbsp;Now: Six Finalist Designs Unveiled at the Kunsthalle Helsinki [...] So the Guggenheim Helsinki will really happen? Come June we will say which architect seems best for the job; then there has to be a vote in city council again [...]. So there are still a few legislative hurdles ahead, but I would predict yes. It&rsquo;s irresistible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126303154/get-a-glimpse-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-two-finalist-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy</a></li></ul><p>Did you submit one of the record-shattering 1,715 entries to the Guggenheim Helsinki competition and think it's worth presenting to the wider Archinect audience? Check out the related <a href="http://archinect.com/projects/tag/540328/guggenheim-helsinki/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Project Collections list</a> to see other user contributions and learn how to get yours listed, too.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list Nicholas Korody 2015-06-16T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T18:13:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/labz9n6q9qrpkzy7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The father of modern architecture Le Corbusier and the most influential architects of the 20th century Louis Kahn will not find place in the latest heritage conservation list of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Ahmedabad happens to be the only place in the world where Le Corbusier had designed four different buildings. Louis Kahn's IIM-A building too does not figure in the list of heritage buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The list, which consists of 2,247 buildings and havelis in the walled city and 382 buildings outside the walled city area, will be notified in a day or two. Inclusion in the list will mean that the new conservation building bye laws would now be applicable."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient Tadao Ando amid serious health concerns: "Just being alive isn’t sufficient." Alexander Walter 2015-06-15T20:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0cijep3zs23ywwh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ando has always been up for a challenge. Recently he is tackling some of his biggest obstacles yet. He&rsquo;s had several major surgeries for cancer. But he&rsquo;s not letting this slow him down. [...] Ando was diagnosed with cancer, and first had his gallbladder and duodenum removed. Then, more cancer turned up, and his pancreas and spleen were taken out. [...] &ldquo;People live as long as they&rsquo;re meant to. So, we might as well make every effort we can, until we die.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite the serious health worries, the 73-year-old <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ando</a> isn't slowing down much. Just last week, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we published</a> further details of his first building in New York City, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463712/152-elizabeth-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a>, which is currently under construction.</p><p>Read Archinect's interview with Tadao Ando from 2012:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/43132544/tadao-ando-interview-20-minutes-with-a-master" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ms/msptdh4rr4nt2pjs.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/43132544/tadao-ando-interview-20-minutes-with-a-master" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129652792/david-manfredi-the-architect-behind-boston-s-2024-olympic-bid David Manfredi, the architect behind Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid Alexander Walter 2015-06-15T19:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:04:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktyvzsm0dx5qmx6b.jpg" width="241" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two years later, Manfredi&rsquo;s focus on Olympics facilities is much more than professional curiosity. He is an essential member &mdash; and a public face &mdash; of a planning team racing against a June 30 deadline to deliver a new venue plan for Boston&rsquo;s bid for the 2024 Summer Games. [...] &ldquo;It has benefitted enormously from time,&rdquo; said Manfredi, a principal of Elkus Manfredi Architects, referring to the pending 2.0 plan, in development for months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117960873/boston-wins-u-s-olympic-committee-s-bid-for-2024-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston wins U.S. Olympic Committee's bid for 2024 Games</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117806632/which-u-s-city-will-win-the-2024-olympic-bid-boston-la-dc-and-sf-duke-it-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Which U.S. city will win the 2024 Olympic bid? Boston, LA, DC and SF duke it out</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129647148/society-of-architectural-historians-accepting-applications-for-h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship Society of Architectural Historians Accepting Applications for H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Helena Karabatsos 2015-06-15T17:41:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0ji5qr3g2neqetg7.jpg" width="514" height="136" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2015 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Professor Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.&nbsp;</p><p>The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to:</p><ul><li>see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand</li><li>think about their profession deeply</li><li>acquire knowledge useful for the recipient&rsquo;s future work, contribution to their profession, and contribution to society</li></ul><p>The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians&rsquo; H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.</p><p>In 2015 the Brooks Fellowship wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129429737/new-frank-lloyd-wright-home-found “New” Frank Lloyd Wright Home Found Miles Jaffe 2015-06-13T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T04:04:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2ws0vu4xndg8cii2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the System-Built developer may indeed have constructed this home without Wright&rsquo;s knowledge</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alas, some thing never change.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T17:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.jpg" width="514" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design is relatively straightforward and free of OMA&rsquo;s usual quirky structural tricks, once you get past the sliding entrance portals. Plywood-lined steps...lead you to an educational area, where visitors can explore the Garage digital archive, and back down the terraced levels of a bookshop. Up on the main gallery floor, there&rsquo;s a big open space, currently filled with ping-pong antics...When the building is finally completed in [Sept.], a big red staircase will lead up to an open roof-deck.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opened this week in Moscow. Described by Rem Koolhaas as "not restoring the building, but preserving its decay," the OMA-helmed intervention comprised sheathing a Soviet-era restaurant in a polycarbonate skin. Funded by&nbsp;Dasha Zhukova, the museum is launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;exhibits by&nbsp;Rirkrit Tiravanija,&nbsp;Yayoi Kusama, and Taryn Simon.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i7r0yqd1i9jlw52x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vmoqq8uyr9smahn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;</a><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rb10r3bm2o112qt.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york Tadao Ando shares his design ambitions for 152 Elizabeth Street in New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-12T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pyms2jma7ncliwo0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first ever NYC building&nbsp;&mdash; the brutalist condo tower project <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463712/152-elizabeth-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a>&nbsp;&mdash; is kicking into high gear with the release of new renderings, photos of the completed sales gallery, floorplans for the first residences coming on the market, the launch of a new website for the building, and the unveiling of a video interview with the Japanese master and the project's interior designer, Michael Gabellini of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>.</p><p>Read on for more details we've received, and watch the video interview below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe2536vs9wamw9b4.jpg"></p><p>"For 152 Elizabeth Street, Ando harmoniously balances fundamental elements including water, metal, glass greenery and concrete. His inventive use of concrete, a material that&rsquo;s ubiquitous in a majority of his projects, has become famous around the world.</p><p>Part concrete, part jewel box, the building makes a strong yet quiet statement with a fa&ccedil;ade comprised of voluminous glass, burnished metal and flanked by poured in-place concrete and a living green wall that rise...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129363917/editor-s-picks-419 Editor's Picks #419 Nam Henderson 2015-06-12T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T20:35:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dt/dtc4b0uviglom0ve.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;continued the debate/discussion started by his mid-April Facebook post "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Defense of Stars and Icons</a>" with an <strong>Op-Ed&nbsp;</strong>titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>For her part <strong>Daniela Ghertovici</strong> agrees "<em>with Schumacher&rsquo;s assessment that ARCHITECTS DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY OR EXPERTISE TO SOLVE POLITICAL PROBLEM</em>S." <strong>quondam.com</strong> argued "<em>Patrik says the design and research projects all fall short of his theoretical agenda. It seems then, to me at least, that an investigation of that fall short gap would teach us something about the +/- aspects of the theory, research and designs</em>". While&nbsp;<strong>curtkram</strong> wanted "<em>to hear more about how this parametric theory would apply to the buildings i might work on, the more mundane street level stuff...i would use amazon as an example...also could parametricism relate to taco bell</em>?"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/cf/cf2kj5wdwk74jc3v.jpg"><br><br>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;presented tips for employers on maximizing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126440054/10-ways-architectural-employers-can-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-their-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the effectiveness of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126440054/10-ways-architectural-employers-can-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-their-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of Their Employees</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Xenakis</strong> argued "<em>this...misses the point - if architects are s...</em></p>