Archinect - News 2017-05-26T20:56:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150009473/peter-marino-to-be-honored-by-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york Peter Marino to be honored by the Museum of the City of New York Nicholas Korody 2017-05-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:27:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nt5yyc2gv3ktukw.jpg" width="650" height="637" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Marino, leather-clad provocateur, will be honored at the Museum of the City of New York and presented the 2017 City of Design Award. The Award honors &ldquo;creative entrepreneurs who have made New York City the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great.&rdquo; Previous recipients include Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon Doonan.</p><p>Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, a 160-person firm based out of New York. He is know, in particular, for projects like The Getty and Hublot in New York and the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles, among many other works.</p><p>Marino has also faced a fair share of controversy. Last year, he was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accused</a> of making homophobic slurs&mdash;ironic enough considering the LGBTQ-associations of his garb. The year before Marino was accused of sexism and racism. Both accusations were lodged by former employees.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009400/don-t-miss-neil-denari-s-displaced-buildings-in-aperiodic-city-at-the-t-space-gallery Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ff1fa6z0c04734xc.jpg" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5135/neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wbycmhxwpe4x6v42.jpg"><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009001/editor-s-picks-469 Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1ytrbsr4thb6w2ji.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv1kkb9298rmj7rg.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149986821/mackenzie-goldberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008978/maximum-sustainability-in-harvard-gsd-and-sn-hetta-s-housezero Maximum sustainability in Harvard GSD and Snøhetta's "HouseZero" Julia Ingalls 2017-05-23T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T19:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/796ssoxyjn2l6noq.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can you transform a not particularly sustainable 1940s building into a leading example of pioneering environmental design? First, hire Sn&oslash;hetta, and secondly, get the Harvard GSD team focused on green building techniques. The result? This press release from Harvard says it all:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqcmg8zp7oxboj12.jpg"></p><p>The Harvard Center for Green Buildings (CGBC) at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, in collaboration with Sn&oslash;hetta and Skanska Technology, are retrofitting CGBC&rsquo;s headquarters in a pre-1940s timber-framed building to become one of the world&rsquo;s most ambitious sustainable buildings. As a first-of-its-kind research project, HouseZero demonstrates how to transform a challenging building stock into a prototype for ultra-efficiency, rapidly reducing the level of reliance on energy-intensive technology while simultaneously creating comfortable indoor environments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4a2vxn0y1qlc2xpk.jpg"></p><p>HouseZero attempts to address the global environmental challenge of climate change by focusing on existing buildings, which account for en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008941/revealed-david-adjaye-s-wall-street-tower-his-first-skyscraper-in-nyc REVEALED: David Adjaye’s Wall Street Tower, his first skyscraper in NYC Dana Schulz 2017-05-23T14:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T10:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ly/ly3cfc1i077izr4v.jpg" width="650" height="484" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it opens in 2019, the building is expected to be one of the tallest in the neighborhood. Views from the skyscraper include the Statue of Liberty, the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and the East River. The condos will range from $630,000 studios to $4.7 million four-bedrooms.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Three years ago, starchitect David Adjaye completed his first project in NYC, an affordable housing complex in Harlem called the Sugar Hill Development.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8k973drkj2f5tl1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qhmjynfmqm5nk45l.jpg"></p><p>Now that he's garnered international fame for his&nbsp;National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC, Adjaye is coming back to the big apple to build his first skyscraper in the city-- a&nbsp;61-story, 750-foot-tall condominium condo in the Financial District. Known as the Wall Street Tower, it appears as a gold prism against rigid rows of arched windows.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008665/disused-petrol-station-site-to-be-transformed-into-apartments-by-neubau Disused petrol station site to be transformed into apartments by NEUBAU Abigail Banfield 2017-05-23T01:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T14:54:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zf2q7on7305kfzu8.jpg" width="650" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A major project in north London has just received planning permission; a &lsquo;pixelated&rsquo; residential scheme will replace a historic clock tower and a derelict petrol station. The architects behind the project, NEUBAU, are an emerging practice consisting of thinkers and designers with international experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kg/kgk3ykp92wezeng5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wa/wabvfd5qyh71vz69.jpg"></p><p>28 apartments will be arranged in smaller six meter wide units, in a way which reduces the overall visual impact of the development. The building up of height,&nbsp;and its corner location, creates an acoustic shield created by the corner frontage has created a sheltered area behind the building for a communal garden; a &lsquo;private oasis&rsquo; for future residents.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zd/zds5npd9i0bom9vv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v66otfw8pp63e8gw.jpg"></p><p>The site, a challenging corner on two very busy roads, is currently home for a disused petrol station and a large clock tower. Following a long and difficult planning process, the aptly named &lsquo;Tower Station&rsquo; development will maintain the cubic volumes of the existing tower, and its civic function at the same time, with a large mechanic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008719/blair-kamin-calls-restoration-of-frank-lloyd-wright-s-unity-temple-triumphant Blair Kamin calls restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple "triumphant" Alexander Walter 2017-05-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T14:30:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gq/gqn86jyl2zqy6pvw.jpg" width="650" height="980" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frrank Lloyd Wright was never one to fret about meeting deadlines, sticking to budgets or roofs that leaked. So there is something fitting about the delayed, but altogether triumphant, restoration of Wright's Unity Temple, [...] the finest public building of Wright's Chicago years and home to one of the most beautiful rooms in America. Instead of finishing on schedule last fall, the $25 million project is wrapping up just in time for the 150th anniversary of Wright's birthday, June 8.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Success, it's often said, has many fathers, and so it is with here," Kamin writes. "A team of consultants led by Chicago's <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/70737/harboe-architects-pc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harboe Architects</a> has lavished exacting care on every aspect of this project, from the restoration of jewel-like art glass to the recreation of textured plaster walls."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008328/wired-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-apple-s-new-foster-designed-campus Wired gets up close and personal with Apple's new Foster-designed campus Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T18:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cn/cnusokkyu1ev9qv1.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As with any Apple product, its shape would be determined by its function. This would be a workplace where people were open to each other and open to nature, and the key to that would be modular sections, known as pods, for work or collaboration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since 2009, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster and Partners</a> have been working on a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">headquarters for the tech giant Apple</a>, originally in close collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7998/steve-jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steve Jobs</a>, its founder, who saw it as one of his last crucial contribution to his legacy. Even though dramatic photographs of the ring-shaped structure have been flooding the Internet for some time now, there hasn&rsquo;t really been any deep dives into the mega-project&mdash;until now.</p><p></p><p>Writing for <em>Wired, </em>Steven Levy weaves together long-awaited details about its appearance with issues of architectural representation and the brand identity of Apple, which the &ldquo;spaceship&rdquo; is intended to embody.</p><p><em>&ldquo;Inside the 755-foot tunnel, the white tiles along the wall gleam like a recently installed high-end bathroom; it's what the Lincoln Tunnel must have looked like the day it opened, before the first smudge of soot sullied its walls. And as we emerge into the light, the Ring comes into view. As the Jeep orbits it, the sun glistens off the building's curved glass surface. Th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008238/riba-responds-to-liberal-democrats-manifesto RIBA responds to Liberal Democrats Manifesto Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T05:49:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T09:09:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/ytop872fq3h9yook.jpg" width="650" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I am pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have recognized the key role of the built environment sector in tackling issues such as energy demand, climate change and urban flooding through their plans for infrastructure and housing. &ldquo;Proposals for new housebuilding should be balanced with ambitions to deliver high quality, well designed and sustainable homes across the country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the publication of the Liberal Democrats manifesto, published earlier today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On Brexit:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;I warmly welcome the commitment from the Liberal Democrats to protect the rights of existing EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU. Our members need to see this issue resolved as a matter of urgency. The party&rsquo;s desire to open up access to university courses also chimes with RIBA&rsquo;s target to achieve greater diversity in the architecture profession through apprenticeships, with varied and affordable new routes to qualification.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On planning and communities:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;The promise to devolve powers around housing, transport and skills, backed with resources for infrastructure projects is a welcome step to help local communities create better places to live, work and play. Meaningful devolution opportunities in areas such as housing can help to boost skills in the construction sector across the country.</p><p>&ldquo;The Liberal Democrats also wish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008239/2017-s-10-best-gas-stations-worldwide-as-ranked-by-design-curial 2017's 10 best gas stations, worldwide, as ranked by Design Curial Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T15:58:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T12:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f0/f0v35alky3578kn4.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Angelenos may be mildly alarmed to learn that local favorites <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4256960/johnston-marklee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee Architects</a>'s striking Helios House (co-designed with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23862/office-da" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office dA</a>)&nbsp;has slipped two spots to eighth place from its ranking on last year's top ten global filling stations as assembled by Design Curial. However, it's for a good cause: new entrants are fueling some alternative aesthetic takes on the usually quotidian gas station. Here are the winners:</p><ul><li>FIRST PLACE: REST AREA NIEMENHARJU, by Studio&nbsp;Puisto&nbsp;Architects, in&nbsp;Niemenharju, Finland</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2xdklqtdhpsggcd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yr/yr9wrlidgrl48prq.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SECOND PLACE: POPS ARCADIA ROUTE 66, by <a href="http://archinect.com/e-a-a.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>, in&nbsp;Oklahoma, USA</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fk/fkp2l853va8l4j76.jpg">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pu/puu4yg4w2wbfn7us.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>THIRD PLACE: BATUMI PETROL STATION, by Giorgi Khmaladze, in&nbsp;Batumi, Georgia</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ye/yea0lehw7gd79il0.jpg">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfzqk4fnt0pp58bv.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FOURTH PLACE: NP GAS STATION, by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31961803/moneo-brock-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moneo Brock Studio</a>, in&nbsp;Madrid, Spain</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vy/vy71be1lbh2l95vq.jpg">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/69ti72r2u33wr2t2.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>FIFTH PLACE: ORIVAL GAS STATION, by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22519988/philippe-samyn-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Orival, Belgium</li></ul><p>&#8203;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z62hugnqtx0pa6w0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtft8c0vzor4vpjr.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SIXTH PLACE: ESSO MOBIL STATION, by Eliot Noyes,&nbsp; in&nbsp;Leicestershire, UK</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gxbdwugg90n2mbqh.jpg">&#8203;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>SEVENTH PLACE: HOUTEN SERVICE STATION, by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22519988/philippe-samyn-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Samyn and Partners</a>, in&nbsp;Houten, Netherlands</li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3dkwb01fdm0dxv80.jpg">&#8203;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ca/cabqku565tvkafo6.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>EIGHTH PL...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008209/the-tectonic-bravery-of-nbbj-s-nanjing-eco-tech-exhibition-centre The "tectonic bravery" of NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T14:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T14:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg" width="650" height="595" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Symbolizing mountain ranges in architecture has the potential for a dramatic, iconic payoff, especially when the materials used to do so play an integral role in the interior experience of the building (think: the fabric peaks of the Denver International Airport, which allude to the Rocky Mountains and Native American settlements while providing ample natural light). NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre manages not only to reference the&nbsp;Zhong and Stone Mountains with its eight-peaked, light cannon rooftop, but also represent the economic ascension of Nanjing itself.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y7/y7ijt7poo9kcdpzj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w3/w35j9jqu1ywoqh6r.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wb/wbun4xsoegq3nj0a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gq/gq4rk5fbd3b307ub.jpg"></p><p>Each peak drives light through the four principal floors of the structure, weaving instances of what the architects describe as "tectonic bravery" throughout. This bravery becomes the signature characteristic of the structure. While the Exhibition Centre lists a typical compliment of sustainable 21st century amenities (roof garden, integrated water retention and distribution, natural ventilation, responsive facades,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008024/richard-blythe-appointed-as-dean-of-virginia-tech-college-of-architecture-and-urban-studies Richard Blythe appointed as dean of Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies Justine Testado 2017-05-17T15:07:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T15:07:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36ux4ydbdfd9a1mi.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Richard Blythe will join the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/764/virginia-polytechnic-institute-and-state-university-virginia-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies</a> (CAUS) as its new dean starting October 10. Blythe will replace A.J. (Jack) Davis, who served as the College's dean for 11 years. Davis will <a href="https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/09/caus-davis.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">step down</a> on June 30 at the end of his second term.</p><p>Prior to Virginia Tech, Richard Blythe was a professor and the dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design in Melbourne since 2012. Under his leadership, the RMIT School of Architecture Design acquired $6.8 million to support multi-university research alliances, particularly a grant from the Australian government to lead a&nbsp;15-university Design and Architecture Practice project.&nbsp;</p><p>Blythe also lectured at&nbsp;the University of Tasmania for 14 years, while he was deputy head of the School of Architecture as well as the vice chancellor&rsquo;s representative on the Tasmanian government&rsquo;s Building and Construction Industries Council. He continues to work as a founding director to the architecture practice <a href="http://www.terroir.com.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TERROIR</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007822/check-out-the-wild-variety-of-virtual-reality-at-bjork-s-magic-box-installation Check out the wild variety of virtual reality at Bjork's Magic Box installation Julia Ingalls 2017-05-16T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T23:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/veg9exsoogviscti.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As highlighted in this&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150007476/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">week's edition of Archinect's Event Picks</a>, Bjork's virtual reality showcase at the Magic Box at The Reef in downtown LA will run from May 19th-June 4th, with an in-person performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic by the artist on May 30th. What's worth checking out in detail is the scope of the VR exhibit, which incorporates a variety of different directors, locales, and landscapes. According to a press release, the VR installations include:</p><ul><li>Stonemilker VR&nbsp;- Filmed on a remote beach location in Iceland&nbsp;and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang,&nbsp;Stonemilker VR&nbsp;presents Bj&ouml;rk in a windswept 360-degree film performing the first track from&nbsp;Vulnicura.</li><li>Black Lake&nbsp;VR&nbsp;- Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York,&nbsp;Black Lake VR&nbsp;features a custom-built immersive space featuring a bespoke, cutting-edge surround sound setup to create an immersive and visceral virtual reality experience. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang....</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007113/a-monumental-new-biography-of-kahn A monumental new biography of Kahn Nam Henderson 2017-05-12T19:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-13T18:38:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ol/olktzqo8a8juda7x.jpg" width="650" height="982" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In You Say to Brick, her subtle interpretations of conversational remarks by Kahn&rsquo;s intimates, and especially of of Kahn&rsquo;s written ephemera&mdash;a dream journal entry on the back of an airline receipt, an unsent postcard&mdash;are luminous and deep. It is difficult to develop, in prose, an architectural equivalent for this kind of close reading or close listening.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over at n+1, Thomas de Monchaux reviews&nbsp;Wendy Lesser's newly published '<strong><em>You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn'</em></strong>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n4/n47dnudaqftun7qi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qm211woeyhbfhj4b.jpg"></p><p>While everyone knows the story of Kahn's gothic and ignominious death,&nbsp;did you also know that "<em>When Kahn died, his firm...owed its creditors $464,423.83. In 1974 dollars</em>"?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007237/jeanne-gang-returns-home-to-share-her-firm-s-work Jeanne Gang returns home to share her firm's work Justine Testado 2017-05-12T19:14:00-04:00 >2017-05-14T13:37:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dv/dvngy7zplppqykoi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jeanne Gang caught the architecture bug as a child. Her father was the Boone County engineer and family vacations were long road trips that crisscrossed the country, with countless stops along the way "to see every bridge there was."... "This concept of ecology &mdash; the idea of building relationships between each other and our environment &mdash; that's what really interests me," said Gang.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, Jeanne Gang spoke in Rockford, Illinois, near her hometown of Belvidere, to present her firm's work at a well-attended luncheon.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007186/amanda-levete-shares-the-songs-book-and-luxury-item-she-ll-need-while-stranded-on-a-deserted-island Amanda Levete shares the songs, book and luxury item she'll need while stranded on a deserted island Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-12T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T16:16:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/ma10ydrtorzhzx84.jpg" width="620" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brought up in Richmond, the oldest of three children, she showed her independent spirit early on, and left school at 16. She discovered architecture while on a Foundation year at art school and was offered a place at the Architectural Association, even though her portfolio didn't feature a single drawing of a building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Desert Island Discs is a long running radio program broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Each episode, a guest is asked to choose eight recordings, a book and a luxury item that they would want if they were stranded on a desert island. Amanda Levete, the Stirling Prize-winning British architect was a recent guest on the show. Catch up&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08j9h6g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to listen to the architect discuss what she would want to accompany her, the importance of civic spaces, what it was like winning the Stirling Prize and more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007065/tigerman-mccurry-are-closing-shop-and-retiring Tigerman McCurry are closing shop and retiring Nicholas Korody 2017-05-11T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T18:07:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lz/lzr8d9i6leg4vmin.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Husband and wife duo Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry, principals of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14990969/tigerman-mccurry-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tigerman McCurry Architects</a>, have had a sizable influence on the profession, particularly in their hometown of Chicago. Now their saga is coming to a close, with Dennis Rodkin of <a href="http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170511/NEWS07/170519955/stanley-tigerman-margaret-mccurry-closing-chicago-office#utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=ccb-breakingnews&amp;utm_campaign=ccb-breakingnews-20170511" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Crain&rsquo;s </em></a>reporting that they&rsquo;re shuttering their practice and retiring.</p><p>Tigerman is perhaps best known for his central position in the Chicago Seven, a group of architects that challenged modernist orthodoxy and ushered in the post-modern era. His built work, from the Anti-Cruelty Animal Shelter to the Pensacola Apartments (both in Chicago), exemplifies ideas he expounded in theoretical writing. In 1977, Tigerman organized a conference on &ldquo;The State of the Art of Architecture&rdquo;&mdash;an event of significant import, as signaled by the appropriation of its theme by the curators of the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>.</p><p>McCurry likewise holds a position in the upper echelons of the post-modern hierarchy. In particular, her residential work has b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007040/duality-tension-elegance-in-the-ivanhoe-house Duality + tension = elegance in the Ivanhoe House Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T18:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T18:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6kfycrwx43bhnjn7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How does one maintain excitement while embodying elegance? The artful tension of the Ivanhoe House, as designed by Billy Kavellaris of the Australian firm KUD, is an excellent example. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, the single-story 370 square meter house initially engages visitors with its unusual aesthetics and then creates settings that are elegant without ever becoming staid. "The house is a clever orchestration of balancing tension that has created wondrous moments throughout. Ivanhoe house can be read as a conversation of dualities, of heavy and lightness, public and private and of light and darkness," as the architect explains in his project description.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/hofvsvmcc5mqy9lx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/px2lgakhpe6o9n15.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dr2eomfkuvoroetq.jpg"></p><p>This conversation starts with the imposing rectilinear entryway, which combines weighty solidity with the allure of a luxurious glassed-in portico. During the day, the entryway resembles a black void, but at night with the lights on, it becomes a vividly lit domestic portal. The mass of the entryway is echoed by a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007035/arckit-launches-a-kickstarter-for-its-detailed-cityscape-and-masterplan-kits Arckit launches a Kickstarter for its detailed Cityscape and Masterplan kits Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T15:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T15:15:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m7/m7am9avrxedlwlmf.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146675479/envision-your-next-design-with-arckit-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arckit is expanding from house models</a> into entire cities and master plans, or at least will if they meet their Kickstarter goals.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ge/gebh02x4cbwci12n.jpg"></p><p>The Kickstarter showcases a series of models with various components including contoured top pieces, textured walls and even transparent, glass-like modular elements.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/7859ezdnd1o1ykwd.jpg"></p><p>Contribute to the campaign and check out the video of their new implements <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1691637408/arckit-design-and-build-your-dream-city?utm_source=Arckit+Newsletter&amp;utm_campaign=e4c8ca7729-Kickstarter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_6f068dd13a-e4c8ca7729-261857333&amp;mc_cid=e4c8ca7729&amp;mc_eid=ee457ac4ba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007008/the-experimental-nature-of-murray-music-house-a-single-family-home-designed-by-carazo-arquitectura The experimental nature of Murray Music House, a single family home designed by Carazo Arquitectura Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T14:10:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bnhq6pukvemddb6n.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Blending elements of brutalism and pronounced geometric framing, the Murray Music House designed by Carazo Arquitectura is technically a single family home, designed for two parents and three children. The fundamental concept underlying its design is "Living Through the Experimentation," which helps to explain the use of changeable elements like ceiling-suspended fabric chairs and mesh netting in the hallways. By placing malleable objects into the solid frame of the home, the architects hope to constantly engage the occupants in creating new uses for spaces such as the bedroom, kitchen, and the hallway. &nbsp;"Experiencing a home like Murray Music includes exploration, giving another meaning and other use to spaces that normally have specific functions," as the architects explain.&nbsp;But these elements are not the only method of inspiring experimentation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3e3v5v5z9sgbwq4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7xxwji3b6ghp4ap4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z688cnkkvhftmhvl.jpg"></p><p>The rather severe geometry, which includes a black rectilinear frame hovering over the kitchen and a vertical slanted skylight with unabas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007018/zena-howard-to-replace-phil-freelon-as-managing-director-of-perkins-will-s-north-carolina-office Zena Howard to replace Phil Freelon as managing director of Perkins+Will's North Carolina office Nicholas Korody 2017-05-11T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T10:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5ln0efr39mtudvc5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perkins+Will have announced that Phill Freelon will step aside as managing director of its North Carolina practice, to be replaced by principal Zena Howard. Freelon will continue as design director and still sit on the Board of Directors.</p><p>&ldquo;Having worked with Zena for nearly 14 years, including our close collaboration on the Smithsonian&rsquo;s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), I can attest to her leadership ability, commitment to client satisfaction, and professionalism,&rdquo; states Freelon. &ldquo;Her promotion to managing director is well-deserved, and our clients are in very good hands.&rdquo;</p><p>Take a listen to our recent interview with Freelon, or check out some choice quotes from it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149994771/phil-freelon-on-engaging-with-black-history-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p></p><p>Want to know more about Howard? Watch this video interview with her:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006999/this-bacteria-infused-concrete-heals-when-cracked This bacteria-infused concrete "heals" when cracked Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T14:22:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dh/dhwixmo5mc1wj1e3.jpg" width="650" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While there's no word on what would happen if someone skinned their knee on this bacteria-infused concrete, the premise is certainly intriguing in theory: concrete that patches cracks in itself for up to 200 years after its initial formation. Here's a brief video outlining the process:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house Want to live in Thom Mayne's iconic Sixth Street House? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-10T19:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T18:27:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/nemnbi8yct0ublf0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Then we have good news for you, that is, if you have $7,600 a month to spare on rent. The LA-based architect's Santa Monica home has been put up for lease following his recent re-location to Cheviot Hills. Two years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and his wife, Blythe Mayne, bought beloved science-fiction author <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Brabury's old home</a> and have since, spent the past two years rebuilding on the site. Now that they have made the move, their old residence is up for grabs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cr6y674xq6wxcokp.jpg"></p><p>Some might recognize the home from its prominent role in Michael Mann's 1995 crime movie,&nbsp;<em>Heat,&nbsp;</em>in which Al Pacino famously rants about the "dead-tech post-modernistic bullshit house." Quick aside: the restaurant Kate Mantilini, also designed by his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>, makes an appearance in the film as well.</p><p></p><p>Beyond its legacy in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36262/hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood</a>, the home has received plenty of acclaim in the world of architecture. It was the recipient of the 1987 AIA Los Angeles Honor Award and the architectural drawings of the home have been displayed at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOMA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bby3wtkxvq98juu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9k/9kou5dybqjegqwww.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jyv0g755axce2lkl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d1/d1hl0vmg99g0iw2e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13dxk0r55ez3h4wj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3rj8dk74i5gfqo4.jpg"></p><p>Y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006715/editor-s-picks-468 Editor's Picks #468 Nam Henderson 2017-05-10T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T14:01:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sat6yw4ytwnd0rrr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, back in April&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150003660/designing-for-and-with-the-landscape-an-interview-with-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, about their contextually-sensitive, regionally specific, vernacular.&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqmtqo1svp1tzjw4.jpg"></p><p>Therein MacKay-Layons explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The other non-object sense of our work is that we see the buildings as helmets that you wear[&hellip;] Being inside and understanding where you exist in the world in terms of the sun and the wind and the biography. We really designed the buildings to be like helmets to be inside of.</em>"</p><p><strong>Chemex</strong> was pleased</p><p>"<em>Nice interview. McK-L work and words, it seems, are the perfect example of good design inspired by tradition and context...Whenever I hear a client or friend complain about modern architecture, I show them McK-L or Holl.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> chatted with Will Wright instigator of L.A. AIA's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150005602/how-can-architecture-become-more-diverse-on-may-5th-l-a-aia-s-encompass-conference-addresses-this-question" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encompass</a>" conference.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> (one of the speakers) offered up a review "<em>great conference....It was carefully curated by AIA Los Angeles chapter to be inclusive...Discussions and stories of diver...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006684/foster-partners-branch-technology-win-phase-2-level-1-of-nasa-3d-printed-habitat-challenge Foster + Partners | Branch Technology win Phase 2, Level 1 of NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge Justine Testado 2017-05-09T19:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T09:08:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lmny4v6oz5k18huk.jpg" width="650" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Foster + Partners and Branch Technology team recently won first prize in the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge's Phase 2: Level 1 Compression Test Competition. The three-phase Challenge envisions a future where autonomous machines can help build extra-terrestrial shelters for human habitation.&nbsp;Phase 2 is divided into three levels, with each one focusing on a different structural challenge.</p><p>After winning second place in Phase 1 in 2015, Foster + Partners teamed up with Branch Technology to refine the original concept.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mr/mra51mi8d3s23g51.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4z/4z4ut5g1243x65j1.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners' Mars Habitat concept. Images &copy; Foster + Partners.</em></p><p>In Phase 2 - Level 1, the seven competing teams had to use a combination of recycled mission materials and indigenous Martian regolith to 3D-print a truncated cone and a cylinder, which went through compression testing to assess their suitability as structural components.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hd/hdngzt5kzw2vly34.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners and Branch Technology's Cone Print. Courtesy of Foster + Partners | Branch Technology.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2178e6o7xyhw40t.jpg"><br><em>Foster + Partners and Bran...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006686/l-a-mayor-garcetti-proposes-gondola-lift-to-the-hollywood-sign L.A. Mayor Garcetti proposes gondola lift to the Hollywood sign Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T19:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T09:25:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/to5vrr2k0jjl2loo.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To snap a photo of the Hollywood sign, tourists have clogged hillside streets and hiking paths, spurring battles in Hollywood Hills neighborhoods and in court over how people should be able to access the iconic landmark. Now Mayor Eric Garcetti has floated an alternative: Building a gondola to ferry visitors to the beloved sign.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Instead of having to evade trespassing laws (or take the long way around), those who want to visit the Hollywood sign up close may be able to simply take an aerial gondola lift if Mayor Eric Garcetti's recent remarks become a reality. As this article notes:</p><p><em>Garcetti spokesman George Kivork said in a written statement Monday that the mayor was "open to exploring ideas that ease congestion and encourages creative thinking when looking at ways to give Angelenos and tourists better access to the Hollywood sign and other iconic landmarks and destinations.&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006656/socialism-and-nationalism-on-the-danube Socialism and Nationalism on the Danube Places Journal 2017-05-09T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T15:58:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wn87grhx4yioxf8j.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Both Vienna and Budapest can be viewed as battlefields in an unfolding European crisis of identity and confidence that threatens the continent&rsquo;s political unity and raises fundamental questions about what exactly it means to be European, to be Europe. Can we read these crises at the level of architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In light of contemporary political turmoil in the region, Owen Hatherley examines key moments in the architectural histories of two quintessentially European cities, from the development of Vienna's monumental public housing to Budapest's experimentation with an ethnonationalist style.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006638/stefano-boeri-joins-curatorial-team-for-shanghai-urban-space-art-season-2017 Stefano Boeri joins curatorial team for Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-09T14:48:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T19:16:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/euderq97glhmlxis.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Stefano Boeri &mdash; known for designing the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149990039/stefano-boeri-to-build-asia-s-first-vertical-forest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Forest typology</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was recently appointed as a curator for the 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, deemed as Shanghai's most relevant architecture, city planning, and public art event. Boeri will work alongside&nbsp;Dr. Li Xiangning, professor and dean&rsquo;s assistant of Tongji University of Architecture and Urbanism, and international artist, art critic, and curator Fang Zhenning.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/st/st35za8ksghz5566.jpg"><br><em>Image via&nbsp;stefanoboeriarchitetti.net</em></p><p>Opening this September at the Huangpu River waterfront, SUSAS' 2017 &ldquo;Metropolitan Game&rdquo; theme will focus on &ldquo;practices of connection and disconnection&rdquo; in response to the prominence of digital communication and the resulting &ldquo;metropolitan loneliness&rdquo; caused by lack of human contact in real life. Stefano Boeri Architetti will design a thematic central installation that will feature a &ldquo;sequence&rdquo; of public spaces for visitors to interact.</p><p>SUSAS will host various workshops, performances, and exhibitions showcasing design and research p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006610/university-of-arizona-appoints-nancy-pollock-ellwand-as-new-dean-of-college-of-architecture University of Arizona appoints Nancy Pollock-Ellwand as new Dean of College of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-05-09T12:41:00-04:00 >2017-05-09T12:46:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31cbv1f05dn2mw2s.jpg" width="600" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Formerly a professor and Dean of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary,&nbsp;<a href="http://azbigmedia.com/az-business-leaders/university-arizona-college-architecture-appoints-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nancy Pollock-Ellwand</a> will become the Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Arizona starting July 31st. As University of Arizona Senior Vice President for academic affairs and provost Andrew Cormie explained to AZBigMedia, &nbsp;&ldquo;Nancy brings a breadth of international expertise and insight to the UA, in her scholarly and professional work as well as in her extensive administrative experience at one of the top research universities in Canada. With a multidisciplinary approach to urban reform and heritage conservation, Nancy offers a collaborative perspective in the field of design, and she is known as a smart, thoughtful and engaging leader.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006466/deborah-berke-partners-to-receive-a-2017-national-design-award-from-cooper-hewitt Deborah Berke Partners to receive a 2017 National Design Award from Cooper Hewitt Justine Testado 2017-05-08T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T17:47:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ug/ugudnc257x86x7dk.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum recently bestowed a 2017 National Design Award to Deborah Berke Partners in the Interior Design category. The awards competition recognizes designers, patrons, and companies for &ldquo;excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life&rdquo; in <a href="https://www.cooperhewitt.org/national-design-awards/2017-national-design-awards-winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ten categories</a>. Firms and individuals are nominated and portfolios are evaluated by a multidisciplinary jury of prominent design leaders, as well as previous winners.</p><p>&ldquo;Our work, especially with old buildings, is quietly resistant to throw away-culture, to junk-space,&rdquo; Deborah Berke said in a statement. &ldquo;Call it architecture, interior design, or adaptive reuse. Labels don&rsquo;t matter. It&rsquo;s about creating spaces that people love, spaces that dignify contemporary life.&rdquo;</p><p>Partners Deborah Berke, Maitland Jones, and Marc Leff and Senior Principals Stephen Brockman and Caroline Wharton Ewing will accept the award on behalf of the firm during the ceremony on October 19.</p>...