Archinect - News 2015-02-01T05:21:23-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119507352/favorite-building-konrad-wachsmann-and-le-corbusier Favorite Building: Konrad Wachsmann and Le Corbusier Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-29T14:41:00-05:00 >2015-02-01T01:12:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kdpe69bspkdxh72.jpg" width="427" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Esther McCoy's 1981 memorial to <a href="http://sma.sciarc.edu/lecturer/konrad-wachsmann/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Konrad Wachsmann</a>:</p><p>"Finally all internees who wanted to,&nbsp;were permitted to join the French army. Konrad did. They heard then about the Dunkirk disaster. When Konrad&rsquo;s regiment crossed the Loire River, the Germans were already in Marseilles. They had destroyed the Pont Transbordeur, which bridged the inner harbor entrance to Marseilles.</p><p>Ten years later Konrad sat one day in a restaurant in New York with Le Corbusier. Konrad said, "He asked me what I thought was the most beautiful structure in this century."<br>"I hope, " Konrad said, "you are not expecting me to say the Villa Savoye.&rdquo;<br>&ldquo;No, no, " Corb replied.</p><p>Konrad then proposed that each write the name of the structure and compare them. They had both written<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3NOU3Kxb4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pont Transbordeur</a>..."</p><p><em>Cover photo and quote via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eastofborneo.org/books/mccoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Morgan</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119420513/obama-budget-to-require-states-to-analyze-the-costs-and-benefits-of-their-job-licensing-requirements Obama budget to require states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements Nam Henderson 2015-01-28T12:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T15:11:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/669mjs3yde40a8wp.jpg" width="256" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Obama were truly interested in reducing inequality, writes Nick Gillespie, he would work to reduce occupational licensing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jonathan Chait writes about the Obama administration&rsquo;s plan for the federal budget, which moving forward will&nbsp;<a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/business/economy/ubers-success-casts-doubt-on-many-job-licenses.html?_r=2&amp;referrer=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contain a new line-item</a>,&nbsp;$15 million for states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119366726/aia-announces-14-recipients-for-2015-young-architects-award AIA announces 14 recipients for 2015 Young Architects Award Justine Testado 2015-01-27T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T08:07:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a8390en2k9p4lb4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA announced the 14 recipients of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award, which recognizes architects for their leadership and significant contributions to the profession early in their architectural career. In this case, young architects are defined as those who are licensed no more than 10 years, regardless of age.</p><p>Hailing from across the nation, the recipients were awarded for their various means of involvement in architecture, education, and their communities both locally and around the world.</p><p>Check out the list of winners:</p><p>&nbsp;(Cover image) <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/alvarez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jos&eacute; Alvarez, AIA</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/benedict/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zachary R. Benedict, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vn0625dmds9kozb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/crane/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Justin Crane, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vhiqut2qfkj405r.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dirsa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sarah W. Dirsa, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2z7q3ue21fhwd24.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dunlap/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Dunlap, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4qnh8jbptb550hv.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/henry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James Henry, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6csnswx5pfuck29g.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/hong/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chris Hong, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbor9jjfd9t69nqa.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/meyer/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James A. Meyer, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij414io6vfcqxefj.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/munson/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ann Sobiech Munson, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uvfmo0nesvxma7mm.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/talbert/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rebecca Talbert, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcwa7mgr64lfxdnk.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/webb/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Derek C. Webb, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwm5v5fg1p3huw1e.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/whittaker/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zh565jnpg89n703.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/burt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hafsa Burt, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/udxtyqtseb95n0yx.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/steichen/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Adrianne Steichen, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0adoy8wj5xx7zml5.jpg"></p><p>The 2015 Young Architects Award Jury consisted of:</p><ul><li><strong>William J. Stanley</strong>, III, FAIA, Chair</li><li><strong>Stanley Love-Stanley</strong>, PC - Atlanta</li><li><strong>Lenore M. Lucey</strong>, FAIA, LML Consult...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119126698/get-lectured-taliesin-spring-15 Get Lectured: Taliesin, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-27T15:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T21:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jfbz23jlobcflt6.jpg" width="514" height="874" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured lectured poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin: The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</a>. Their Spring '15 series "Free and Open to the Public" will explore open-source, pro bono, and public space design by some of the world's leading architects and designers.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre. Free and open to the public.</p><p>Below are upcoming events:</p><p>Jan 29<br>Matt Passmore / MoreLab - Oakland, CA</p><p>Feb 12<br>Emily Pilloton / Project H Design - Berkeley, CA</p><p>March 19<br>Mitch Joachim / Terreform ONE - NYC</p><p>For lecture updates, visit ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119344971/zaha-hadid-and-new-york-review-of-books-martin-filler-resolve-legal-dispute Zaha Hadid and New York Review of Books/Martin Filler resolve legal dispute Archinect 2015-01-27T12:05:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T12:12:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo60sk1aq7svigx7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a highly publicized five-month battle, the dust has finally settled on the lawsuit that Zaha Hadid filed against New York Review of Books (NYRB) and critic Martin Filler.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The following announcement was released:</p><p><em>On January 22, 2015, following extensive settlement negotiations, Ms. Zaha Hadid withdrew her lawsuit against the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Martin Filler. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain confidential, Ms. Hadid has accepted the apology of the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Filler, and is pleased to announce, <strong>in conjunction with the settlement, the donation of an undisclosed sum of money to a charitable organization that protects and champions labor rights</strong>.</em></p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a> - Aug 22, '14</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107420491/martin-filler-issues-a-retraction-regarding-his-mistake-in-his-critique-of-zaha-hadid" target="_blank">Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid</a> - Aug 25, '14</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119304867/dead-malls-and-shopping-dinosaurs Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs Nam Henderson 2015-01-27T00:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T17:34:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97xic4h6x3q7il0q.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our business is more regional and high-end focused,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;There are gradients of dead or dying or flat, but anything that&rsquo;s caught in the middle of the market is problematic."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nelson D. Schwartz explores 'The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls'. One response is articulated by Professor&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.gatech.edu/people/ellen-dunham-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellen Dunham-Jones</a>&nbsp;who has proposed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/ellen_dunham_jones_retrofitting_suburbia?language=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Retrofitting Suburbia</a>&nbsp;- whereby dying malls are rehabilitated, dead "<em>big box</em>" stores re-inhabited and parking lots our transformed into thriving wetlands.</p><p>Previously <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22843/the-lifestyle-center-cometh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69132643/dead-malls-and-the-return-of-main-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76593872/dead-malls-get-new-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T19:39:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwaqa1rqu35wfxzg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From inside the National Building Museum&rsquo;s cavernous atrium, gaze upwards and you&rsquo;ll see a series of white icons, suspended from the ceiling. Printed on square boards, the symbols loop around the museum&rsquo;s 800-foot arcade, their background shifting from red to green to blue. This iconic distillation is the core organization strategy for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115654753/big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition-opens-at-the-national-building-museum-next-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold</a>&rdquo; exhibition, which opened in DC last Friday, categorizing the wunderkind and novel-minded firm&rsquo;s global projects into climatological groups of hot, temperate, and cold.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ub/ubptnxn3c98yx2r4.jpg"></p><p>Despite the name, the exhibition isn&rsquo;t about the architectural imperatives of climate change. Rather, &ldquo;Hot to Cold&rdquo; is a showcase of BIG&rsquo;s diversity of work (built and not) around the world, in program and local biome. Opening to the public in the U.S. capital, the exhibition comes at a strategic time in BIG&rsquo;s project trajectory, having been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently assigned to the massive Smithsonian renovation project</a>, and hot on the heels of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Maze</a> at the s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119271907/will-pamplona-s-bilbao-effect-gamble-pay-off Will Pamplona's "Bilbao Effect" gamble pay off? Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:27:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T15:14:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x2/x2lo703okzgf0ip3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Museo Universidad de Navarra, a brand new gallery designed by the renowned Rafael Moneo, may lead to a stampede of art lovers every bit as important to Pamplona as the running of the bulls [...] The architect is Rafael Moneo, a Pritzker prizewinner and native of Navarre province. [...] If the architecture of the new gallery is not as eye-catching as Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Guggenheim, the collection is more impressive [...].</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/119252599/what-is-interior-urbanism-a-review-of-monu-21-by-claudia-mainardi-and-giacomo-ardesio What is Interior Urbanism? - A Review of MONU #21 by Claudia Mainardi and Giacomo Ardesio MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T13:52:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2zpgu6dehaz3iw81.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1969 Reyner Banham in his book <a href="http://books.google.es/books/about/Architecture_of_the_Well_Tempered_Enviro.html?id=kkI5pgQHM7cC&amp;redir_esc=y" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment</strong></a> marked the shift between the concept of interior to that of an artificial environment. Technology and new human needs in fact had become an integral part of architecture, defining a new paradigm to describe indoor space, that it was not any longer a concern of the singular living-cell but rather of its internal atmosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/426c6j0qhtct7gsi.jpg"></p><p>The <strong><a href="http://www.monu-magazine.com/issues.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue 21 of MONU</a></strong> describes the current development and the extreme consequences of what this Interior Urbanism means. As <a href="http://cargocollective.com/brendancormier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Brendan Cormier</strong></em></a><em> </em>emphasizes in his article <strong>Some Notes Towards an Interior Archipelago</strong>: &ldquo;90% of our lives are spent inside. Urban life is an interior affair.&rdquo; This statement manifests the necessity to invert the canonical approach to read and plan cities, unfolding a new possible stream of research which considers how architecture affects our everyday life.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptg020ff9sza3ven.jpg"></p><p>Climate, or the need to erase the atmospheric conditions, is one of the trigger factors of the production o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119069722/editor-s-picks-402 Editor's Picks #402 Nam Henderson 2015-01-24T20:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T17:51:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1ddke0646ev8nae.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>, "<em>the so-called photographic-seamless</em>" and "<em>The aura of art works</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;His conclusion &nbsp;"<em>Art exists now in a strange truce, in which an object is used as the establishing point for a market as much as the market is used as the establishing mechanism of the object</em>".</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;thought it was a "<em>hefty piece</em>" and posed the question "<em>so now that the containers of art became art, the architecture, the art has moved on?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jynqyrbwqi8gjof1.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrei Zerebecky (left) and Lukasz Kos of Shanghai-based architectural firm Four O Nine</a>, for the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3cfkq7lzb34ppds.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>CurbedLA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Ray Bradbury&rsquo;s home was demolished by architect Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;was a "<em>friend and client</em>" of Bradbury and sorry to see the "<em>house go</em>".</p><p>For his part, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;believed "<em>Three underground levels is pretty curious and strong....Going down three floors in Los Angeles is unusual and very artistic concept....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118960418/give-frank-gehry-back-his-east-river-project-in-nyc Give Frank Gehry Back His East River Project in NYC Diane Pham 2015-01-22T20:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T20:17:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubjtddv7b3qbod13.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why not ask Howard Hughes to abandon its current plan and do something really wonderful and revive the Guggenheim plan for Gehry&rsquo;s gargantuan palace of titanium ribbons? The residential conversion of so many major office buildings is going, eventually, to create a need for new office buildings. Gehry&rsquo;s plan could be enlarged gracefully to accommodate both offices and condominiums and rebalance the famous Lower Manhattan skyline...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Does Gehry still the chops to revive Lower Manhattan? One former <em>New York Times </em>architecture critic, Carter B. Horsley, proposes bringing Gehry's aborted idea for South Street Seaport back to life. The plan would replace SHoP Architect's recently scaled-back design for the waterfront site.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie David Chipperfield pledges to carefully "optimize" Mies van der Rohe's Neue Nationalgalerie Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T14:56:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T21:55:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/yk4gpf48z10wjudb.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The restoration of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin will cost an estimated &euro;101m [...]. This masterpiece by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, which opened in 1968, was closed in early January. David Chipperfield Architects has been entrusted with the refurbishment project, having found international acclaim for its work on rebuilding the Neues Museum on Museum Island in Berlin. The British architect pledged to &ldquo;keep as much Mies as possible&rdquo; at a symposium in late November.</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/118903791/albert-speer-talks-about-the-qatar-world-cup-and-the-search-for-sustainability Albert Speer talks about the Qatar World Cup and the search for sustainability Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T18:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T13:34:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/aja6n4tr1kipa1mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Does it make sense for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup? German architect Albert Speer, whose office is in charge of the project, says yes -- and is doing all he can to ensure sustainability. In a SPIEGEL interview, he says how.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49931535/desert-sands-soccer-sustainability-and-symbolic-capital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert sands, soccer, sustainability and "symbolic capital"...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</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/118812138/uncertain-future-for-sou-fujimoto-s-taiwan-tower Uncertain future for Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-20T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T21:44:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14i71nulqmqnqwhf.jpg" width="514" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Greater Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (&#26519;&#20339;&#40845;) has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project, citing concerns over safety and its costs, which have ballooned from NT$8 billion (US$253.5 million) to NT$15 billion. [...] Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who won an international competition in 2011 to draw up plans for the building, Taiwan Tower&rsquo;s ornate steel structure was inspired by the trunk of a banyan tree.</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/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground Tod Williams & Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-16T21:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:08:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7w1hv0f8qdtcxp5.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At their first lecture at SCI-Arc since 1987, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien charted a simple course. They set out to explain the principles that guide their practice&rsquo;s approach, regardless of program or site of project, and how those principles have morphed over time and place. Outlined at the beginning of the lecture, those principles are: to be of use, to move slowly, to say no, to connect, and to make work that lasts. That last one stands out, regarding last year&rsquo;s demolition of their American Folk Art Museum and their <a href="http://www.twbta.com/#/regardingthefolkartmuseum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official response</a>, but the project wasn't addressed in this lecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gamt1g438qfefb6e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96uhwf1qp5dy5hqg.jpg"></p><p>Generally, architecture lectures seem to tend towards the polemic &ndash; the firm fighting for a way to view the world and what should exist in it. This wasn&rsquo;t the case for Williams and Tsien&rsquo;s talk, which leaned more towards explaining their priorities as a firm investing in a site&rsquo;s context &ndash; not by trying to blend in, but by integrating history and identity in the details. And in its 40+ year history...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118517352/100m-condo-sale-at-christian-de-portzamparc-s-one57-is-nyc-s-most-expensive-ever $100M Condo Sale at Christian de Portzamparc's One57 is NYC's Most Expensive Ever Diane Pham 2015-01-16T18:28:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:08:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jez8wuqkz76th2kn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A palatial unit occupying the 89th and 90th floor of One57 has just sold for a record-breaking $100,471,452.77&mdash;the most expensive condo purchase ever recorded Manhattan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The penthouse sale&nbsp;at Christian de Portzamparc's One57 shatters a record previously held by&nbsp;Sanford Weill who bought an $88 million penthouse at the Robert AM Stern-designed 15 Central Park West in 2012. The arguably inflated purchase shows that NYC's real estate shows no signs of slowing down&mdash;and very little effort in bridging the insane wealth gap between citizens.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118513336/architecture-for-humanity-to-shut-down Architecture for Humanity to shut down Paul Petrunia 2015-01-16T16:57:00-05:00 >2015-01-19T17:34:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nx77tehladm5eah8.jpg" width="514" height="81" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We've just heard from Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and ex-director of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9745/architecture-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>, that the organization has "pivoted its mission and is planning to close".</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Architecture-for-Humanity-closes-helped-6020800.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John King at the SF Chronicle</a>, "While there has been no official announcement of the organization&rsquo;s demise, all staff was laid off Jan. 1 by the board and the nonprofit shut its office near Union Square."<br>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nz/nzyfnhdzz4yv8fvh.png"></p><p>Message from Cameron...</p><p><strong>Thank you for designing like you give a damn.</strong></p><p>We just heard the news that Architecture for Humanity, the organization we started more than 15 years ago, has pivoted its mission and is planning to close. We are deeply saddened by this.&nbsp;<br><br>Our hearts are with the staff and chapter members who worked so hard to build a wonderful organization that did so much for communities around the world. We made so many wonderful friends and will continue personally to support your work.&nbsp;<br><br>We ran the organization and grew it from just a small circle of volunteers to an international organization with ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118490837/take-a-drone-tour-of-nyc-s-hearst-tower-with-norman-foster Take a Drone Tour of NYC's Hearst Tower with Norman Foster Diane Pham 2015-01-16T11:46:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:54:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjdhx5tjlnggg0cy.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2006, the doors of the Hearst Tower were swung open for business. The design of starchitect Norman Foster, the building was one of the most cutting-edge of its time, lauded for its diagrid form, its green construction, and the then-radical approach of marrying the old with the new... Now, a decade later, Foster has returned to the Hearst Tower to mark its anniversary and reflect on his creation.</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/118427416/boston-s-tallest-new-skyscraper-in-40-years-breaking-ground-today Boston’s tallest new skyscraper in 40 years breaking ground today Alexander Walter 2015-01-15T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88cb418d749499a4108fad0c72ffad03.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Wednesday, developer Richard L. Friedman will formally kick off construction of the tallest skyscraper to be built in Boston in 40 years &mdash; a 700-foot tower at 1 Dalton St. that will include the city&rsquo;s second Four Seasons Hotel and some of its most expensive condominiums. [...] The skyscraper at One Dalton is being designed by Hancock Tower architect Harry N. Cobb, of Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners, in collaboration with Gary Johnson of Cambridge Seven Associates Inc.</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/118382446/editor-s-picks-401 Editor's Picks #401 Nam Henderson 2015-01-15T13:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-16T13:32:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afz5jy13p8nb9vec.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect&nbsp;<strong>Showcase:</strong>(ed) <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117673239/showcase-a-house-by-wiel-arets-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A&rsquo; House by Wiel Arets Architects</a>&nbsp;a "<em>compact private residence</em>"&nbsp;in Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood.&nbsp;Responding to <strong>chigurh</strong>, <strong>EKE</strong> and others <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;commented</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elrkhswd2d1b4weh.jpg"></p><p>"<em>a european project, photographed by a european photographer as well. best not to generalize. Its a Dutch design. By the Dean of IIT. The only thing Japanese about it is the location and the laws. Hm, maybe Japanese architecture is really an outcome of regulations, not culture? ...for what its worth the house is beautiful in person and neither feels hermetic nor sterile...Aret's seems to have grasped something useful by bringing the street into the house</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eoxq57uf88wad0ud.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886154/archinect-sessions-is-back-with-episode-11-another-year-another-architecture-with-the-multi-talented-mitch-mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>'&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886154/archinect-sessions-is-back-with-episode-11-another-year-another-architecture-with-the-multi-talented-mitch-mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural 2015 episode</a> featured a conversation with urban planner, architect, artist, programmer, educator, and of course, beloved Archinect blogger, <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;admitted "<em>Mitch and Jiminez Lai are my favorites of the new breed of architects. They've really have given me a lot to think about</em>".</p><p><a href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYU's Rudin Cen...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118371205/david-m-schwarz-named-as-2015-driehaus-prize-recipient David M. Schwarz named as 2015 Driehaus Prize recipient Justine Testado 2015-01-14T20:39:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64uzm7xaa7sehkut.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect David M. Schwarz, CEO and president of <a href="http://www.dmsas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David M. Schwarz Architects</a>, has won the 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame. Established in 2003, the $200,000 prize honors a living architect's lifetime contributions considered to embody positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact, and also upholds high standards of classical architecture in contemporary society.</p><p>Upon Schwarz's selection, the jury highlighted the humanistic and community-driven focus of his designs that have remained since his firm was established in 1976:</p><p>"Schwarz approaches design with a belief in humanism that emphasizes pedestrian-friendly and socially active architecture with the goal of enabling civility and productivity in urban environments. He believes in building spaces for people, paying careful attention to issues of scale and material. His historically informed designs create lively public environments that meet the needs of diverse audiences.</p><p>Emphasizing that good des...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-14T20:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4ioerl2q623mucnd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hours before the official inauguration of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall on Wednesday, its architect, Jean Nouvel, declared his intention to boycott the gala because he said the towering, 386 million euro (about $455 million) building is not ready to open. [...] Mr. Nouvel wrote a column that appeared on the website of the French daily Le Monde denouncing the &ldquo;contempt&rdquo; of the concert hall managers for &ldquo;the architecture, the work of the architect and the architect.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Construction escalated in the days preceding the opening but large parts of the Philharmonie are still not complete, including the restaurant and exhibition space. The inaugural concert will feature the Orchestre de Paris, with dignitaries and French president Fran&ccedil;ois Hollande among the&nbsp;attendees, and&nbsp;"will be dedicated to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack and related killings."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118347874/foster-partners-designed-expansion-of-the-norton-museum-of-art-has-already-raised-half-of-its-funds Foster + Partners-designed expansion of the Norton Museum of Art has already raised half of its funds Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27ffdb6be1f995c97d22d8ed81acd3d4.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, prepares to break ground on its Foster + Partners&mdash;designed expansion in 2016, the institution has launched the second phase of its capital campaign, which has already raised nearly $34 million, more than half of the museum's $60 million goal. [...] "Foster + Partners' plan pays homage to the Museum's past by restoring the clarity and symmetry of the original building, but also looks to its future as a leading museum in Florida" [...]</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/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own Thom Mayne razing Ray Bradbury's house to build his own Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-14T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T18:05:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fa437243d061ad807295e5941435e5f.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Ray Bradbury's] Cheviot Hills house ... hit the market last May, and sold in a little over a month for $1.765 million [...] the buyers were Pritzker-Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, and his wife, Blythe Alison-Mayne. [...] the new property owner's plan is to demolish Bradbury's house to put in a new house with three underground levels&mdash;one of which will hold a swimming pool&mdash;and two stories above ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>CurbedLA also points out that, according to <a href="http://morphopedia.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphopedia</a>, this will be Mayne's first residential project in LA in more than ten years.</p><p>More photos via <a href="http://file770.com/?p=20397?michpun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">File 770</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118315710/what-s-my-line-frank-lloyd-wright-game-show-guest What's My Line? Frank Lloyd Wright, game show guest Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-14T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:30:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7paq4f3q69pq8i5.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Panel- What you do has anything to do with law? FLW- Unfortunately yes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Noted: Ladies of the panel don't usually get up to shake the mystery guest's hand but for Frank they do. Is that a sign how noble architect(ure) was?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tb/tb5meqgs8p0r9cvj.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118291603/video-bjarke-ingels-gives-a-peek-of-upcoming-europa-city-amusement-hub VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels gives a peek of upcoming Europa City amusement hub Justine Testado 2015-01-13T20:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T06:44:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8u9mxy41vf5vvtf.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Bjarke Ingels building an amusement park? The architect created a promotional film with <a href="http://www.squintopera.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> that presents his proposed design for Europa City, a leisure and recreational destination that will be built north of Paris by the year 2020. Construction is currently scheduled to start in 2017.</p><p>In the first film, Bjarke Ingels introduces the project, whose plan consists of radial streets connected by a central loop pathway and adjacent quarters with designated spaces for a water park, an international exhibition hall, sports, music venues, retail, restaurants, and hotels. In a way, Europa City resembles the snail-like layout of the Parisian arrondissements. The second film tours each of Europa City's quarters through the use of photorealistic 3D and 2D graphics and stills.</p><p>See the videos for yourself below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118274718/moshe-safdie-warns-architects-against-the-seduction-of-computers-in-design Moshe Safdie warns architects against the seduction of computers in design Alexander Walter 2015-01-13T14:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-16T08:40:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9h1o0ln1r4vonys.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I don&rsquo;t tweet or do Facebook. I use a computer for email and searches but not for design. I walk around the office giving out pens and saying, &ldquo;Try that, you might like it.&rdquo; You should conceive and sketch first. Architects get seduced by wild shapes designed on a computer and build these things whether they work or not in the environment. That&rsquo;s the danger of computers: There&rsquo;s a facility about them that allows you to do charming, seductive things that have no deeper meaning.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Recently:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118194335/new-documentary-portraits-s-rgio-bernardes-brazil-s-almost-forgotten-star New documentary portraits Sérgio Bernardes, Brazil's almost forgotten star Alexander Walter 2015-01-12T13:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-12T14:42:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf5c3563b8e87d35ef75e564c0c7a56a.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>S&eacute;rgio Bernardes was a star of 60s Brazil, a brilliant architect and a mesmerising man. And then almost forgotten. His grandson has made a film to discover what happened</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/117964089/libeskind-opens-his-latest-building-in-belgium-today-is-it-a-snooze Libeskind opens his latest building in Belgium today. Is it a snooze? Alexander Walter 2015-01-09T13:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T23:31:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66vkd8x45779griw.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2015, Libeskind&rsquo;s brand of Deconstructivism (and all varieties of Deconstructivism, one might argue) amounts to a familiar, dull architecture; a calcified formal language whose shock-factor and novelty has worn away. One would hope that Libeskind, as a leading architectural practitioner, could at least try to articulate a new agenda in the experimental vein of his earlier work. Alas &mdash; as the Mons International Conference Xperience shows &mdash; that&rsquo;s not the case.&nbsp;</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>