Archinect - News 2014-04-17T06:19:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T20:35:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ceedeea9c98fa8ff50f74067b9078b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</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/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco Zaha Hadid Granite & Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T20:40:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fc703d17bd44353f588481582a2df02.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Zaha Hadid took to Milan Design Week&rsquo;s Salone del Mobile to unveil a series of brand new series of furniture. Created for Italian interior design firm CITCO, the series consists of three distinct pieces: a shelving unit, table, and fireplace.</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/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications As demolition of Folk Art Museum begins, Archinect reflects on historical implications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-16T13:15:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T05:06:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noymct2t6afeb3gu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The axe is set to fall on the American Folk Art Museum -- after months of controversy and protest, MoMA initiated its expansion and began <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/04/140414-MoMA-Begins-Demolition-Folk-Art-Museum.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preparing the FAM for demolition</a>&nbsp;this past Monday. As per prior concessions by MoMA,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93445049/moma-will-preserve-folk-art-museum-s-facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the museum's distinctive fa&ccedil;ade will be preserved</a>, but it's unlikely to abate the sour feelings of those who oppose both the loss of the FAM, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's expansion designs.</p><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71018337/moma-to-raze-ex-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA first announced it would raze the FAM</a> in April of 2013, the news resonated not only as a blow to preservationism and sustainability, but as an issue of architectural ethics and institutional monopolies. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71052733/folkmoma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#folkmoma</a> became a rallying post for protest and alternative proposals, and the widespread news coverage brought architectural drama to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91617873/building-faces-wrecking-ball-so-does-couples-friendship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">front page</a>.</p><p>But pro-con feuding aside, the Folk/MoMA issue implicates difficult questions of architecture's responsibilities -- to preservation, sustainability, other architects, and the public&rsquo;s opinion. Architects and Archinect c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-16T11:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/377dd632c6a5f1fc91e494dd7615c9f3.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no end to this woman&rsquo;s talents? Well, in the case of Zaha Hadid, a grinding halt seems to have been reached with the eminent architect&rsquo;s flirtations with fashion. Hadid has long pushed the boundaries of her considerable talents, with credible adventures into furniture design and oil painting, but her latest swimwear range for Viviona shows that sometimes even the deepest wells can run dry.</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/98067795/monu-20-on-geographical-urbanism-released MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T14:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6yasyu4hybym0uy.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. Nikos Katsikis explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution "On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. <strong><em>Nikos Katsikis</em></strong> explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution <strong>"On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization"</strong>, putting the discussion of the <strong>20th</strong> issue of <strong>MONU</strong> on the topic <strong><em>"Geographical Urbanism"</em></strong> in a historical context. For <strong><em>Bernardo Secchi</em></strong> this is not much of a problem as he is no fan of natural geography anyway, a position he reveals in our interview with him entitled <strong>"Working with Geography"</strong>. According to him our task today is to understand, and to learn from, natural geography, but to correct and improve it and design useful projects of artificial geography. What is important to him - and which is the reason why he considers physical geography the starting point of all his ideas on planning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism Inquirer's architecture critic Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T18:01:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T13:48:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d06e9a6fd2ced553de033251c8469ee.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. In its citation, the Pulitzer Committee cited Saffron "for her criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability into arguments that consistently stimulate and surprise."</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/98028871/wheelwright-prize-2014-finalists-announced Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y289y5jk8f8kc8x5.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91234757/100-000-wheelwright-prize-details-announced-for-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97795335/mad-founder-ma-yansong-celebrates-opening-of-la-office-with-lecture-in-hollywood MAD founder Ma Yansong celebrates opening of LA office with lecture in Hollywood Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-11T15:43:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:27:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j4/j44vyfhdg3au02e2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Co-presented by <a href="http://www.space15twenty.com/files/Ma-Young.png" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hennessey + Ingalls, the A+D Museum and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program</a>, Ma Yansong lectured last night on MAD's history and the trials of Chinese architecture. Now with offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, MAD is poised to fulfill the high expectations bestowed on it as a Chinese firm cultivating a style unique from any western exceptionalism, while also building outside of Asia. Yansong's talk took place at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood -- a public, outdoor courtyard surrounded by hip storefronts and eateries. Free to people wandering through, the venue was refreshingly informal for an event type usually restricted to hallowed academic halls.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84s7vaczik79qjhy.jpg"></p><p>Yansong presented works from throughout MAD's existence, focusing particularly on each project's context and relationship to nature -- whether or not it was ever built. Considering that many of MAD's projects in China are located in new, developing cities, where the urban context can run quite thin, the building's relationship to n...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97665092/bernard-tschumi-retrospective-opens-on-april-30-at-centre-pompidou-paris Bernard Tschumi retrospective opens on April 30 at Centre Pompidou, Paris Justine Testado 2014-04-09T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T21:49:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b52fejhlqwzxmnw.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Book a trip to the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. The Centre is hosting the first major European retrospective of iconic French-Swiss architect and theorist Bernard Tschumi from April 30 to July 28, 2014. Exploring Tschumi's work from 1975 to the present, the exhibition will feature a thematic arrangement of archival documents, films, and around 350 of his never-before-seen sketches, drawings, collages, and models -- all displayed in an installation he designed himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The exhibition at the Centre Pompidou &mdash; based on <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3418/bernard-tschumi-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernard Tschumi</a>&rsquo;s work as an architect, educator, and writer &mdash; explores the making of architecture as a series of arguments, ideas, influences, and responses to the contemporary definition of architecture today."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7z5x06y72dxqz9wy.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fsr803lf17u3kv6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/py3dt71vins6mvw9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdcqtzbgw81snvci.jpg"></p><p>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bernard_tschumi_retrospective_opens_on_april_30_at_centre_pompidou_paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97656244/robert-hull-founding-partner-of-the-miller-hull-partnership-dies-at-68 Robert Hull, founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, dies at 68 Paul Petrunia 2014-04-09T17:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-09T17:55:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that The Miller Hull Partnership today announces the recent passing of beloved colleague and founding partner, Robert Hull FAIA, from complications related to a stroke suffered while on sabbatical in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Hull, the creative force behind the highly successful and deeply respected firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49102156/the-miller-hull-partnership" target="_blank">The Miller Hull Partnership</a>, has passed away due to complications from a recent stroke. For the full release provided by the firm, click <a href="http://www.millerhull.com/media/News/Press/Announcement_Robert%20Hull.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (PDF).</p><p>From their website...</p><p>As a founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, along with David Miller, Robert has been the creative force behind the majority of the firm&rsquo;s public projects and community buildings. An award-winning design architect, Robert&rsquo;s experience on a wide range of project types goes beyond meeting the program requirements. It is a search for ideal solutions.</p><p>Robert received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1968 from Washington State University, twice receiving the Student Distinction Award. From 1968 to 1972, Hull served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Afghanistan, where he designed and built the headquarters for the National Tourism Agency and helped establish a school of architecture at Kabul University.</p><p>After returning to the United ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97642521/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-new-york-city Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | New York City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-09T14:09:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:10:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvngl2xklukme00e.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p>5468796 Architecture&rsquo;s Johanna Hurme reflects on the sixth edition of Table for Twelve, which took place in New York City on March 12th. A full li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97521120/editor-s-picks-362 Editor's Picks #362 Nam Henderson 2014-04-08T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-11T06:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9dlkj4haf4ciqr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> conducted an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nterview with John Szot answering questions on </a><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Unspeakable</a>,&nbsp;</em>a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsx7inbd2ui1ty7.jpg"><strong>News</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a>&nbsp;regarding Guggenheim Museum&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island project. Later, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America</a> looked at the efforts by Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of Gulf Labor (Professor Ross is a member) "<em>working since 2011 to bring attention to the conditions that the workers on Saadiyat Island withstand</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fo2oi6xr0c23xhz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;pondered "<em>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosa</a>&nbsp;provided a recap of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe&rsquo;s recent tal</a>k at GSAPP's spring lecture series.</p><p>"<em>Basically to summarize, for political activism to enact change, Mouffe believes it is better to intervene and transform the existing codes rather than &lsquo;start from scratch.&rsquo;...In the systemic interventions and transformations she proposes &ndash; Mouffe seems to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97566137/frank-gehry-s-luma-arles-campus-is-happening-after-all Frank Gehry's Luma Arles Campus is happening (after all) Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2b4e251465669b40b0876fb5b16ad8d.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The foundation stones were laid last weekend in Arles for an Arts Resource Centre designed by [...] Frank Gehry, which will be the centrepiece of the 20-acre Luma Arles campus. This hugely ambitious cultural project is driven by the Swiss pharmaceutical heiress and contemporary art collector Maja Hoffmann. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the mayor of Arles, Herv&eacute; Schiavetti, not only toasted the French Republic but also declared: &ldquo;Vive Maja Hoffmann! Vive Frank Gehry!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Maja taught me about the region,&rdquo; Gehry said at the press conference. &ldquo;We talked about trying to evoke Van Gogh&rsquo;s Starry Night.&rdquo; </em></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/14629891/gehry-s-luna-park-plan-put-on-ice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's Luna Park Plan Put on Ice</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97564519/interest-in-a-property-grows-with-one-key-addition-an-architecture-prize Interest in a Property Grows With One Key Addition: An Architecture Prize Alexander Walter 2014-04-08T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:14:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5db8f0f0a59b5f0fc11c47130e42831.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When he won the Pritzker Prize on March 24, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban had a very busy day.[...] The day after Mr. Ban won the Pritzker, the Douglas Elliman broker Holly Parker had a very busy day, too. &ldquo;The phone started ringing, and it just hasn&rsquo;t stopped,&rdquo; said Ms. Parker, who, thanks to Mr. Ban, has won a prize of her own. Since October 2012, she has been trying to sell [...] condominium inside the Metal Shutter Houses in West Chelsea, Mr. Ban&rsquo;s only completed project in New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban named as 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england Frank Gehry unveils plans for his first buildings in England Alexander Walter 2014-04-07T14:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T20:27:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/682f0572f2c5c8f73fc1e0ff2529faaf.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With titanium facades swinging like jiving skirts and windows staggered like towers of toppling coins, the chaotic energy of the latest apartment designs for Battersea power station can only mean one thing: Frank Gehry is in town. As the 85-year-old visionary architect behind the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao outlined plans for 700 apartments in London &ndash; his first English buildings &ndash; he walked straight into a raging debate about the capital's affordable housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97256736/how-mad-men-inspired-an-architecture-student-to-start-a-fashion-firm How Mad Men inspired an architecture student to start a fashion firm Alexander Walter 2014-04-04T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q0/q0q05b06v8tih1l2.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barton Strawn didn&rsquo;t set out to be a fashion designer. In 2009, he was an architecture student at N.C. State University, drafting by day in increasingly technical courses his senior year, which proved to be so taxing that Strawn needed an outlet. [...] And, inspired by college formals and a touch of Mad Men, he found one: Handmade neckties and bowties. [...] Over the years, Lumina has added pants and button-up shirts, all made in the United States.</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/97184424/university-of-kansas-architecture-dean-john-gaunt-stepping-down-after-20-years University of Kansas architecture dean John Gaunt stepping down after 20 years Alexander Walter 2014-04-03T14:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T16:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de5d94ff8183e2a242440de6c85f65c5.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 20 years as the dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, John Gaunt will miss the &ldquo;intensity of the wider university community involvement,&rdquo; but looks forward to being more engaged with his students. [...] &ldquo;No regrets for those 20 years,&rdquo; Gaunt said. &ldquo;I have a sense of accomplishment and involvement and value, and the teaching part of it has been an enrichment, which from here on I&rsquo;ll have a more direct and defined involvement in, but really a different kind of challenge.&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> http://archinect.com/news/article/97180384/raymond-moriyama-and-raic-announce-100k-canadian-prize-for-world-s-best-building Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building Justine Testado 2014-04-03T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T23:38:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8lnk20cqfjrl0l9.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The <a href="http://www.raic.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the world. Now one of the world's largest architectural prizes, it consists of CAD$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew -- perhaps making it a potential rival to the prestigious Pritzker Prize.</p><p>Moriyama and RAIC established the award in effort to raise the international stature of RAIC and the work of Canadian architects. Moriyama first thought of the idea in 1976 while on a three-month walk in the footsteps of Buddha through India and Nepal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1ecyjj5bl8ot73w5.jpg"></p><p>The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97105520/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-16 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #16 Justine Testado 2014-04-02T14:40:00-04:00 >2014-04-09T17:40:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fiv0uucolj8beal6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers, here's this week's batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features.</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/ehdd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>EHDD</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152312787282247.1073742592.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/95951363/junior-and-intermediate-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior and Intermediate Designers</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3f/3ftkpsoywdtrwizu.jpg"></p><p>2.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44615/montalba-architects-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Montalba Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152310882907247.1073742590.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/44615/montalba-architects-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/av2iesrpprud8u6r.jpg"></p><p>3.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106445/remedios-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Remedios Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152308737012247.1073742585.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106445/remedios-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eow0mktyx9r4cra2.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/ktgy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KTGY Group</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152302321947247.1073742583.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/ktgy/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tm29rb4il21elkli.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/13483/peter-tolkin-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Peter Tolkin Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152300587242247.1073742582.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/95346179/entry-level-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entry-Level Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fm/fmiwj0ylqpfqp9tt.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97104716/zaha-hadid-among-designers-for-faberg-easter-egg-hunt-in-nyc Zaha Hadid among designers for Fabergé Easter Egg Hunt in NYC Alexander Walter 2014-04-02T14:20:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:44:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b24a18013bbcd39338aa02c04cb5a3e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Overnight, more than 260 Easter eggs were hidden around the five boroughs, but these eggs can&rsquo;t be cracked or peeled. From Tuesday until April 17, New Yorkers are encouraged to track down the eggs, which are sculptures created by well-known artists and fashion brands as part of a charitable Easter egg hunt. [...] A free app is available for download to help find the eggs, most of which measure 2.5 feet [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Artists who have designed the eggs include Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Bruce Weber and Peter Beard, and fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97025881/stanford-spring-lecture-series-2014-origins Stanford Spring Lecture Series 2014: Origins Kyu Kim 2014-04-01T14:02:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:13:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bm/bmgo6s9gc2y8jibu.jpg" width="514" height="822" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The series features landscape architects, architects, engineers and artists working together in the building and design industry. Past speakers have included Tom Kundig, Steven Ehrlich, Joshua Aidlin and David Darling, Richard Olcott, Ricardo Legorreta, Sr. Norman Foster, Peter Bohlin, and Peter Busmann. The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. All lectures are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., April and May, location - Clark Center Auditorium and Cemex Auditorium (for Symposium 5/21/14).</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the program that brought you football fans Andrew Luck, Stanford Architecture announces its 2014 spring lecture series hosted in the Norman Foster designed James H. Clark Center underground rotunda.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96954992/what-made-me-charles-renfro-architect What Made Me | Charles Renfro, Architect Archinect 2014-03-31T15:47:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:33:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxwdn70apfroxrux.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this latest installment of the &ldquo;What Made Me&rdquo; video series by Poppy de Villeneuve, Renfro reveals how a childhood bully helped set him on his life path, remembers his early education gawking at Houston skyscrapers and explains his architectural philosophy.</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/96952565/how-did-famous-creative-people-spend-their-days How Did Famous Creative People Spend Their Days? Archinect 2014-03-31T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T15:08:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1ukwns82qm37xkd3.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Freud, Dickens, Tchaikovsky, Darwin, and John Milton took daily walks, while Le Corbusier did morning calisthenics and Victor Hugo did &ldquo;long strenuous exercises on the beach.&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> http://archinect.com/news/article/96901866/peter-zumthor-rolex-mentor-and-prot-g-arts-initiative Peter Zumthor- Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative albalucrecialopez 2014-03-31T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:50:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5r4shhuiithbivk.jpg" width="514" height="223" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twenty-five young artists from 21 countries have been selected as finalists for the 2014-2015 Rolex Mentor and Prot&eacute;g&eacute; Arts Initiative.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rolex recently unveiled the names of the 4 finalists for the Rolex Mentor and Prot&eacute;g&eacute; Arts Initiative in the field of architecture. From left to Right: Amritha Ballal, India; Gloria Mar&iacute;a Cabral Insaurralde, Paraguay; Orlando Garc&iacute;a, Colombia / United States; Hiba Shahzada, Jordan.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96639074/u-s-architecture-firm-prospers-in-china-through-focus-fit U.S. Architecture Firm Prospers In China Through Focus, Fit Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:26:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rqoivlo980yhk6v.jpg" width="360" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China&rsquo;s economic boom has enriched many of the country&rsquo;s largest real estate entrepreneurs.[...] Yet China&rsquo;s building surge in recent years has also helped overseas architects to prosper in the world&rsquo;s most populous nation. One U.S. firm to find success is Altoon Partners of Los Angeles. Although relatively small compared with the largest global architecture firms, Altoon was &ldquo;unfazed by the muscle of (its) competitors&rdquo; when it entered the market, and has focused tightly on its strengths[...]</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/96575288/charlie-rose-interviews-tom-pritzker-shigeru-ban Charlie Rose interviews Tom Pritzker & Shigeru Ban Archinect 2014-03-26T17:41:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:23:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vaktw9j072bv70yj.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We conclude with Tom Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization on this year's winner of the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96483572/new-seoul-landmark-stirs-debate-architectural-accomplishment-or-landing-of-ugly-spaceship New Seoul landmark stirs debate: Architectural accomplishment or landing of ugly spaceship? Archinect 2014-03-25T13:04:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:24:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba2a7af958949212193ce00b28c6f486.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A curvy futuristic $450M building meant to remake Seoul into a global design capital opened to the S. Korean public Friday after years of debate about its impact on a historic city precinct. And not everyone is happy with the outcome. Designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a stark contrast to its neighbourhood, which is better known in Seoul for its links to a royal dynasty that ruled for half a millennium and as home to one of the city&rsquo;s oldest markets.</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/96481159/patrik-shumacher-backhanded-compliment-to-shigeru-ban Patrik Shumacher - backhanded compliment to Shigeru Ban? Archinect 2014-03-25T12:24:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T21:59:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39hh6pwgdy4cr937.jpg" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I worry if the criteria of the Pritzker Prize ... architecture's... most prestigious prize ... are now also being diverted in the direction of political correctness ....</p></em><br /><br /><p>Conrad Newel responds to Patrik Schumacher's "backhanded compliment" criticizing the Pritzker Prize awarding political correctness...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Patrik Schumacher</strong> :<br><br>"it is Ban's humanitarian work that the Pritzker jury emphasized in announcing the prize"<br><br>&nbsp;I congratulate Shigeru Ban ... love his work, especially the Metz project ... however, I worry if the criteria of the Pritzker Prize ... architecture's... most prestigious prize ... are now also being diverted in the direction of political correctness .... I would wish that architectural innovations that upgrade the discipline's capacity to cope with and facilitate the great urban develpment and restructuring tasks we are facing would dominate choice here ... I am afraid that if criteria shift towards political correctness great iconoclast-innovators like Wolf Prix or Peter Eisenman wont ever stand a chance to be recognized here ...<br><br>does this mean that those who aspire to win the Pritzker - or the nobel prize in physics - have to add humanitaria...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate Shigeru Ban named as 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate Justine Testado 2014-03-24T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T21:58:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c5x224u5a7evehp.jpg" width="514" height="709" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Japanese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> has been announced as the 2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Established by the Pritzker family of Chicago in 1979, the prestigious award is widely regarded as "the Nobel Prize" in the architecture profession.</p><p>Shigeru Ban will be the seventh Japanese architect to become a Pritzker Laureate &mdash; following the late Kenzo Tange in 1987, Fumihiko Maki in 1993, Tadao Ando in 1995, the team of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in 2010, and Toyo Ito in 2013.</p><p>Shigeru Ban will officially accept the prize at a formal ceremony in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on June 13, 2014. This will be the first time the ceremony will be held in The Netherlands.</p><p>Past recipients in recent years include <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/toyo_ito_wins_2013_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a> (2013), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/2012_pritzker_prize_goes_to_wang_shu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wang Shu</a> (2012), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/portuguese_architect_eduardo_souto_de_moura_wins_2011_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eduardo Souto de Moura</a> (2011), <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/sanaa_wins_2010_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> (2010), and <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/swiss_peter_zumthor_awarded_with_2009_pritzker_prize/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a> (2009). Laureates receive a $100,000 grant, a formal citation certificate, and a bronze medallion based on the designs of famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan.<br><br><strong>From the winni...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96407905/pharrell-williams-will-give-the-aia-2014-national-convention-keynote-address Pharrell Williams Will Give the AIA 2014 National Convention Keynote Address Archinect 2014-03-24T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T18:57:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9a1bed55141ba974b4baf489702f27b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Williams joins artist and urban planner Theaster Gates and MacArthur Genius and architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, as speakers who will deliver keynote addresses. ARCHITECT Live host Stephen Chung, AIA, and 2014 AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, will also give talks. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may put in an appearance as well, but who ever knows with that guy.</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>