Archinect - News 2016-02-12T19:37:09-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147962820/eero-saarinen-s-love-letters Eero Saarinen's love letters Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-12T18:39:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T19:28:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzawejfao6e76rvx.jpg" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The letters&nbsp;are written to Aline Bernstein Louchheim, who became Saarinen's second wife in 1954. The Archives of American Art have an impressive collection of photos and letters from Eero and Aline, which you can view <a href="http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/items/collection/aline-and-eero-saarinen-papers-5589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79phqb4dnieakwri.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibhra834m6xhslh6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6xfrllne8qs4691.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7h/7hahp79p6erfiwvh.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147966038/norton-museum-of-art-breaks-ground-on-foster-partners-designed-expansion-project Norton Museum of Art breaks ground on Foster + Partners-designed expansion project Alexander Walter 2016-02-12T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T16:16:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fi9rt0y2b48d6sjx.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A ceremonial groundbreaking on February 6 marked the official kick off for construction of the ambitious <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/547741/norton-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norton Museum of Art</a> expansion in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event went hand-in-hand with the annual gala later that day celebrating the Museum&rsquo;s 75th anniversary. <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lord Foster</a>, design architect of the expansion, personally attended the celebrations.</p><p>Read on for more information we've received from the Norton.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qetnb467yueg4n7e.jpg"></p><p>"Scheduled to open in 2018, the transformed West Wing includes a monumental entrance, a 35% increase in gallery space to showcase the Museum&rsquo;s collection and inventive exhibitions, a stateof- the-art 210-seat auditorium, increased education space, and a &ldquo;great hall&rdquo; that will become the Museum&rsquo;s social hub. A sculpture garden and additional green spaces will provide new areas for the Norton&rsquo;s programming, creating a museum in a garden on the 6.3-acre campus."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qs/qshmt0jgpxka2n9l.jpg"></p><p>"The Museum, which opened in 1941, was initially conceived by architect Marion Sims Wyeth as an elegant series of Art...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147810130/stockholm-furniture-and-light-fair-opens-to-the-public Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair opens to the public Julia Ingalls 2016-02-11T16:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T16:57:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lchcni49y102l9vb.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you're in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145578340/will-tall-towers-and-sky-walks-populate-the-stockholm-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm</a>, you have until February 13th to head over to the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, which features designs and talks from Barber &amp;&nbsp;Osgerby, among other furniture and lighting giants. Here are some pics of the fair in progress, courtesy the venue's Facebook page and Instagram account:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8phic3pg4t68vjcg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61a62teg9x46h8n8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cq1wrmdpudap8qlh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6g/6gi279jxv6ts832f.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147890539/keyser-s-ze-keynote-speaker-at-2016-aia-convention-okay-kevin-spacey-but-still Keyser Söze keynote speaker at 2016 AIA convention (okay, Kevin Spacey, but still) Julia Ingalls 2016-02-11T14:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T15:03:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gk67pnjkxa27ab0y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What can architects learn from an award-winning producer and actor whose Netflix Original Series made appointment TV obsolete? A lot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kevin Spacey will be the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia, partly because he is described on the AIA's website as having a "talent for disruption and drive to challenge the status quo." Disruption seems to be trendy in the architectural community of late. Apparently, "This keynote is where you learn to be a game changer from a master innovator, collaborator, and disruptor." Here's Mr. Spacey with 2015 AIA Convention keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xvxnfq49szbkpo9u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Here's what happened at the 2015 AIA Convention, as covered in person by Archinect:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127308891/ncarb-will-phase-out-the-intern-title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB will phase out the "intern" title</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147884083/playtime-first-look-at-a-contemporary-extension-on-a-classic-house Playtime: first look at a contemporary extension on a classic house Julia Ingalls 2016-02-11T12:13:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T13:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xjm676mqx8qjix6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by Playtime Agence d'Architecture, this 45 square meter glass and pre-lacquered white aluminium&nbsp;extension of a traditional French house is striking without being out of place.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bz/bzicv7d3mduo0pdr.jpg"></p><p>Landscape features heavily in the design's conception: built in order to have "architecture and nature dialogue on a constant basis" as a press release states, the extension affords views of&nbsp;the&nbsp;Monts du Lyonnais and is sited carefully to preserve the property's numerous hundred-year-old trees. Price tag: &euro;180,000 ex VAT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmmj102vwcfyxm1q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qt/qtmy9y7dl4034uov.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gj/gjh7rxwe21uh1zwn.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147823826/society-of-architectural-historians-announces-major-grant-for-charnley-persky-house-conservation-management-plan Society of Architectural Historians Announces Major Grant for Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan Helena Karabatsos 2016-02-10T17:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T17:53:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p4j84ncsra4gbbi1.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Society of Architectural Historians has received a $123,000 grant from the&nbsp;<strong>Alphawood Foundation</strong>&nbsp;to hire&nbsp;<strong>Harboe Architects</strong>&nbsp;to develop a conservation management plan for Charnley-Persky House. Designed by Adler and Sullivan in 1891&ndash;1892 when Frank Lloyd Wright was an apprentice in their office, Charnley-Persky House will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its design in 2016 with a new conservation management plan that will assess the current physical state of the structure, identify potential problem areas, and establish conservation priorities for the continued health of the building. Charnley-Persky House serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians, an international not-for-profit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. &nbsp;<br><br>As an advocate for heritage conservation, SAH is extremely grateful to the Alphawood Foundation for giving the organization the ability...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147822216/the-designs-of-allied-works-a-counter-proposal-to-the-age-of-instant-image-making The designs of Allied Works – a "counter proposal to the age of instant image making" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-10T17:24:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T15:20:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/238c5c4162ebb023dfde77ad9a237087.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What I like and what I believe about those sketches and models is that they&rsquo;re distillations of ideas ... They could become art installations, or they could become buildings. They&rsquo;re sort of hybrid pieces in the world of visual ideas before they become buildings [...] I always go see the site and try to discern what the energy, nature, and character of the place are&mdash;the possibilities of a place. Then I start drawing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the Portland, OR and NYC-based firm:</p><ul><li><a title="Clemson scraps its modern building plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></li><li><a title="Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design</a></li><li><a title="New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59031955/new-clemson-university-architecture-building-set-to-test-charleston-s-limits-on-context" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Clemson University architecture building set to test Charleston's limits on context</a></li><li><a title="Architect Brad Cloepfil: On architecture, design in Portland, and Allied Works' first creative phase " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35781589/architect-brad-cloepfil-on-architecture-design-in-portland-and-allied-works-first-creative-phase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Brad Cloepfil: On architecture, design in Portland, and Allied Works' first creative phase</a></li><li><a title="Allied Works Architecture unveils design of new National Music Centre in Calgary" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10847279/allied-works-architecture-unveils-design-of-new-national-music-centre-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allied Works Architecture unveils design of new National Music Centre in Calgary</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunlé Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn Nicholas Korody 2016-02-10T15:29:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:51:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/du0l6l27ziewxftu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/437298/serpentine-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries</a> in London announced earlier today the designer of the 2016 iteration of their annual Pavilion series: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>, or BIG, the Copenhagen and New York-based global powerhouse.</p><p>This summer marks the 16th Pavilion of the acclaimed program, which began in 2000. Conceived initially by Julia Peyton-Jones, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140080942/after-25-years-serpentine-co-director-julia-peyton-jones-is-leaving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the outgoing co-director of the Galleries</a>, the Serpentine&rsquo; Pavilion commission is awarded each year to noted architects who have never built in the UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/py/py33lle6yckcljut.jpg"></p><p>As Peyton-Jones&rsquo; swan song, this summer&rsquo;s program will be expanded to include four other 25 square meter structures, or &ldquo;Summer Houses&rdquo;, scattered on the lawns of Hyde Park in close proximity to the Galleries. These will be designed by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi &ndash; NL&Eacute; (Amsterdam/Lagos), <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a> (Berlin/New York), Yona Friedman (Paris) and Asif Kahn (London).</p><p>Since its inception, the Serpentine Pavilion has drawn large crowds, garnering public attention for practitioners whose reputations had not necessarily exce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147814170/richard-meier-on-the-buildings-he-wishes-he-d-designed Richard Meier on the Buildings He Wishes He’d Designed Richard Meier & Partners 2016-02-10T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T09:52:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l13aztizi386jina.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Until recently, though, Mr. Meier had never broken ground in South Korea. He checked that off his list with the newly opened Seamarq Hotel, a towering white complex overlooking the East Sea in the city of Gang-neung. &ldquo;Our client chose a really magnificent site,&rdquo; Mr. Meier said from his New York office.</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/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-Élysées Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T14:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:24:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbyz9f96y7w9a8je.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When asked why the company chose not to commission Rem Koolhaas' OMA, who are already involved with designing the department store&rsquo;s art foundation, Costa says that the decision to select BIG was based on the firm&rsquo;s disruptive thinking and that OMA was already working with German department store KaDeWe in Berlin. &ldquo;We were confident to work with new architects,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Tune in to tomorrow's <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> to listen to a fuller discussion of what this disruptive design choice means for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130867323/paris-approves-its-first-skyscraper-of-the-21st-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, and for flagship stores everywhere. In the meantime, here's a window display from Galeries Lafayette, circa 2007:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9a/9a47fupzd3e3lqgh.jpg"></p><p><strong>And here's a quick refresher on what Bjarke's been up to:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite &ndash; A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced Winners of New Practices New York 2016 announced Julia Ingalls 2016-02-10T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:39:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mp205ghaa5r5d91.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Judged by a five-member jury including Architect's Newspaper editor-in-chief William Menking and Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MOMA Martino Stierli, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/85256/new-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Practices New York</a> winners are <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCHAUM/SHIEH</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/stpmj" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stpmj</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/146693963/studio-cadena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, and the suitably-named <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60470826/young-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Projects</a>. Some of the award-wining work includes a "sliding screen partition made from folded, polished stainless steel" by Young Projects in Tribeca:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/76/76pzhfba4x7govcl.jpg"></p><p>stpmj garnered the award by submitting their Shear House project, an environmentally sensitive house sited in Yecheon, Korea:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2ul7p2obm5k2cz0v.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, Taller KEN used an inventive moulded fiberglass element for their Zona 14 House in Guatemala City:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/ve2w01ysd96yoopz.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147594044/the-architecture-of-data-forensics The architecture of data forensics Nam Henderson 2016-02-07T21:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T21:44:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5g8fs5uerlzykcv0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>FA investigators take standard architectural and digital tools such as telemetry, video-footage syncing and shadow clocks, and repurpose them to reveal the secrets of conflict zones. Weizman's team has also pioneered plume analysis...Weizman and his colleagues' brief is as wide-ranging as man's cruelty to man: they mine the information seam where enemies clash, where migrants drown, natives are dispossessed and civilians bombed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the January 2016 issue of WIRED magazine,&nbsp;Michael Hodges&nbsp;profiled the work of&nbsp;Forensic Architecture (FA) and&nbsp;the organisation's&nbsp;director Eyal Weizman.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147427889/frank-gehry-is-the-first-architect-to-be-awarded-the-harvard-arts-medal Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:23:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1e18uht33fv8au7.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137417429/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-lacma-s-frank-gehry-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147424671/creations-from-catastrophes Creations from Catastrophes Nam Henderson 2016-02-05T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T08:56:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5tdt2g7m697zaqnh.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From masterplans to reconfigure London after the Great Fire of 1666 to contemporary responses to earthquakes and tsunamis, the exhibition considers the evolving relationship between man, architecture and nature and asks whether we are now facing a paradigm shift in how we live and build in the 21st century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Paul Kerley talked with&nbsp;curator Jes Fernie, about a&nbsp;new exhibition, <a href="https://www.architecture.com/Explore/ExhibitionsandEvents/CreationFromCatastrophe/CreationFromCatastrophe.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creation from Catastrophe</a>, at the Royal Institute of British Architects.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS Julia Ingalls 2016-02-05T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hz/hz5j86oepjoorqxj.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> join the ranks of those who have explored the history of their ancestors via the <a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2365657957/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS show "Finding Your Roots."</a> The show, which is in its third season, has attracted a passionate live-tweeting audience, <a href="https://twitter.com/maryannaking/status/694690333146243074" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one of whom</a>&nbsp;wryly noted that "I did not know that Maya Lin's teacher gave her a B on her design for the Vietnam war memorial." In the preview clip below, Gehry grapples with the reality of the holocaust during WWII, both in his own family and for humanity at large:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147374893/glen-small-gets-podcasted-by-the-urban-homesteaders-at-root-simple Glen Small gets podcasted by the Urban Homesteaders at Root Simple Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-05T00:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T15:15:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9z/9zmxzn9023zbe97m.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In seventies I would ask the architects if they were doing anything ecological with their work and they wold turn around and say who is this guy get him out of here...</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Mr Homegrown interviews Glen Small. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147362019/zaha-hadid-joins-the-ranks-of-riba-gold-medalists Zaha Hadid joins the ranks of RIBA Gold Medalists Justine Testado 2016-02-04T18:11:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T13:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oi/oi8jut51uhojhway.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following RIBA's announcement back in September, Zaha Hadid was presented with the 2016 Royal Gold Medal yesterday evening...Though particular projects in her practice haven't been without its disputes, Hadid has long been a force in the architectural field. Being the first woman to win on her own accord, the RIBA Gold Medal is a crown jewel to Hadid's illustrious career, as well as another major highlight for women in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid announced as winner of 2016 Royal Gold Medal</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109715900/sheila-o-donnell-john-tuomey-win-2015-riba-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey win 2015 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82219747/architectural-historian-joseph-rykwert-receives-2014-royal-gold-medal-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147348305/for-alvar-aalto-s-118th-b-day-a-museum-extension-a-few-enduring-favorites For Alvar Aalto's 118th b-day, a museum extension + a few enduring favorites Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T01:09:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/za/za8x07fatmw6nlce.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fittingly for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture February</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135651376/a-photographic-tour-of-alvar-aalto-s-restored-viipuri-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alvar Aalto</a> would have turned 118 this month, which has prompted Archinect to celebrate his paradigm-defining designs. We're not the only ones:&nbsp;the existing Alvar Aalto Museum and the Museum of Central Finland will be getting an extension (the winners of the competition can be viewed here: <a href="http://www.alvaraalto.fi/ruusupuisto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.alvaraalto.fi/ruusupuisto</a>). One of the proposals that didn't win features Aalto-specific materiality ("light color clay bricks in grid pattern for the floors and the circulation elements to the original masonry bricks walls in a way to match the colors but announce the new building with a different texture" according to a press release by the design firm <a href="http://archinect.com/architensions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architensions</a>). Here are renderings of Architensions' proposed museum extension:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/21/21r98ax3zes7g4e0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv3mdgzy3np4jfhg.jpg"></p><p>And, just because we can, a quick tour through some of Aalto's masterful furniture work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wx4bph57onipnjup.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mg0e3uqyaflj3lfy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xc436p1zc0v6alp.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>February is furniture month here on Archinect! Send us your furniture musings, interviews, reviews, designs, projects and investigation...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147293715/australian-architects-mourn-the-loss-of-paul-pholeros-renowned-housing-equality-advocate-for-aboriginal-communities Australian architects mourn the loss of Paul Pholeros, renowned housing equality advocate for Aboriginal communities Justine Testado 2016-02-03T21:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T21:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Healthabitat, the non-profit Paul Pholeros co-founded,] developed a model called Housing for Health...working with Aboriginal communities, conducting a survey of all housing and completing urgent repairs using mainly local Indigenous contractors, and adding whatever upgrades or repairs they can afford until the money runs out. The organisation has improved more than 8,000 houses &ndash; a third of Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous-controlled housing stock &ndash; and with them the lives of 55,000 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw &amp; BVN</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147191669/zaha-hadid-qatari-situation-doesn-t-apply-to-her-stadium-site Zaha Hadid: 'Qatari situation' doesn't apply to her stadium site Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/089t4hf4r38h5i00.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an interview with The Times, Dame Zaha Hadid said that the Qataris &ldquo;should do something&rdquo; about the issue of migrant workers. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a defender of the Qatari situation, but it&rsquo;s important to get the facts right and then we can discuss it. I&rsquo;m very happy that the press make the government aware of problems on certain sites. But it doesn&rsquo;t apply to this site.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>To read the full (paywalled) <em>The Times</em> interview with Dame Hadid, click <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/architecture/article4679876.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker deaths</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147190864/you-still-have-to-pay-for-the-public-life You (Still) Have to Pay for the Public Life Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-02T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:06:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9y/9yg59b55uwhh86w4.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moore&rsquo;s appreciation of Disneyland was notorious in an era when the &lsquo;truthfulness&rsquo; of modern architecture was largely unquestioned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"No architectural essay of the time foretold the preoccupations of postmodernism more memorably: &ldquo;You Have to Pay&rdquo; featured the very first architectural appreciation of Disneyland, which had opened just ten years earlier. Moore&rsquo;s provocation would be upped three years later when Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour led their studio at Yale &mdash; where Moore was by then dean of architecture &mdash; on the famous field trip that produced Learning from Las Vegas. Moore&rsquo;s acceptance of the intensely synthetic environment anticipated what French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard, touring Disneyland and California a couple of decades later, would announce as the hyper-real. But already in the mid-&rsquo;60s Moore was registering the difference between the traditional old city and the new theme park."</p><p>INTRODUCTION BY SIMON SADLER. ARCHIVAL TEXT BY CHARLES MOORE.&#8203;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147117709/selling-cuba-gehry-s-already-there Selling Cuba (Gehry's already there) Alexander Walter 2016-02-01T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T20:21:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cm7w9p815czoq872.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I give it two years, max [...] It will be US business interests that finally push congress into lifting the embargo &ndash; they&rsquo;re all going crazy being shut out of this market.&rdquo; American architects and developers are already queuing up to be first in line, ready to pounce on investment opportunities when the embargo drops. Frank Gehry sailed into Havana in December, aboard a streamlined yacht he designed for himself, here to &ldquo;offer his expertise to Cuba&rdquo; according to a government statement.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;You know that Cuba is at the centre of attention of many people,&rdquo; Gehry told the gathered crowd. &ldquo;And in the immediate future it will attract many investors &ndash; particularly the tourism sector. But I am sure that you know to be careful with those projects.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124359173/airbnb-now-open-for-business-in-cuba-despite-anemic-internet-access" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb now open for business in Cuba, despite anemic internet access</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126711733/take-a-virtual-tour-of-havana-s-modern-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a virtual tour of Havana's modern architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106016921/cuba-in-talks-for-cultural-exchange-with-us-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cuba in talks for cultural exchange with US museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146735748/ds-r-s-berkeley-art-museum-is-a-conceptual-success DS+R's Berkeley Art Museum is a conceptual success Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T14:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T05:53:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ci0iywf0o8bs9eij.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the renderings and Twitter pics of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio +Renfro</a>'s Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive produced a heated response on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146585321/architecture-of-life-exhibition-marks-opening-of-ds-r-designed-new-berkeley-art-museum-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>, evaluating the museum from a programmatic standpoint makes it appear as less of a "giant TV on the sidewalk" and more a clever fusion of needs into an elegant, if perhaps somewhat muscular, form. The museum is part art exhibition space, part film gallery/archive. DS+R have chosen not to mask these separate identities into an amorphous form, but rather to architecturally demarcate these two mediums. Viewed from the side, as in Iwan Baan's photographs above and below, this choice results in an elegant exterior wrap that offers visual intrigue with the glassed-in multipurpose space peeking out between the two halves. This asymmetrical glimpse of the interior gives the building a muscular quality, as if it is in motion.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bn/bndkkr2h7jku7sv6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df3ye0bsquekejfa.jpg"></p><p>There are perhaps inadvertent throwbacks to Renzo Piano's BCAM at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8506/lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA</a> throughout the interior, not only with the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released DS+R-led MoMA redesign scaled back, more details released Nicholas Korody 2016-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T06:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrgb3zr5q95coq0u.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gone is the &ldquo;Art Bay,&rdquo; with a glass garage-like door that would have allowed visitors to enter galleries straight from the street. Gone, too, is the fourth-floor &ldquo;Gray Box,&rdquo; with acoustic absorption panels through which passers-by could have peered up at performance art in progress. And there will be no new public entrance to the sculpture garden on 54th Street. The Museum of Modern Art has eliminated these polarizing elements of its sweeping redesign, museum officials said on Tuesday...</p></em><br /><br /><p>MoMA officials also released more information on the construction, slated to begin in February with total costs estimated between $390 million and $400 million.</p><p>The Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-led renovation is the second major redesign for the influential museum in recent memory. Just over ten years ago, Yoshio Taniguchi completed a major, $858 million overhaul of the facilities.</p><p>According to&nbsp;<em>the Times,&nbsp;</em>the renovation will be divided into three stages: changes to the museum's easternmost site, then renovations to the Taniguchi-designed space, and finally new construction on the former site of the American Folk Art Museum, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98032091/as-demolition-of-folk-art-museum-begins-archinect-reflects-on-historical-implications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversially demolished in 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d45j66pqf2qyqhet.jpg"></p><p>The eastern building is set to be opened up to improve flow to the main lobby, which will be significantly expanded with the bookstore and gift shop moved underground. Galleries on the third floor will be opened up forming two much larger spaces &ndash; one 5,000 sq. ft. and the other 10,000. New spaces won't have permanent walls...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:07:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</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/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize Building Our Best Nature: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8 with Scott Merrill, winner of this year's Driehaus Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:19:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eou32uaal7vwu29n.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Scott Merrill, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of this year&rsquo;s Driehaus Prize</a> for his work under his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a>, studied economics before getting an MArch at Yale, and found inspiration early in his career from Vermont's vernacular architectures. He began practicing solo in Florida in 1990, and works at a range of scales, in a form true to what the Driehaus celebrates: traditional, classical architecture. The award, started in 2003 by the architecture school at Notre Dame, celebrates (and gives $200,000 to) an architect whose work &ldquo;embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.&rdquo;</p><p>Scott spoke with me about what the prize means to him, and his view of architecture as primarily about serving our human nature, not fulfilling a formal agenda.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #8 with&nbsp;<strong>Scott Merrill</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe the the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Sound...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146368753/bjarke-ingels-shouldn-t-be-proud-to-have-the-washington-redskins-as-a-client-according-to-critic-philip-kennicott Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott Justine Testado 2016-01-22T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:24:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgmigfitkf5y475j.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To understand how strange this pairing of client and architect is, you have to contemplate two things: the deeply embedded social progressivism that has become the standard worldview of international architectural firms such as BIG; and organizations such as the NFL, a private club for 1 percenters that bullies municipalities and treats its own players&rsquo; health with indifference. Can this marriage last? Is BIG motivated by naivete or cynicism?</p></em><br /><br /><p>WaPo's art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott discusses the oddities of BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent commission</a> to design a new stadium for the Washington Redskins &mdash; and the team's problematic name is just the tip of the iceberg.</p><p>More on Archinect:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, tackles NFL stadium design for the Washington Redskin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NFL football is officially returning to Los Angeles: gigantic new stadium might even be home to more than just one team</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146269123/take-a-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-new-circular-bridge-in-uruguay Take a look at Rafael Viñoly's new circular bridge in Uruguay Alexander Walter 2016-01-21T13:13:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:49:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/barbqxwar9inh94u.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Why build a straightforward bridge for an unremarkable sum when the same bridge could be built as a circle for vast amounts of money? A new bridge spanning (or circumnavigating) Laguna Garz&oacute;n, a coastal lagoon in southeastern Uruguay, poses just that question. [...] At a glance, it&rsquo;s the sort of ridiculousness that you might expect of a bridge in London. In fact, there&rsquo;s a perfectly good functional explanation for it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The concept of the Puente Laguna Garz&oacute;n was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of an amazing landscape and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the center," the architect explained the unusual bridge concept.</p><p>Other Vi&ntilde;oly-related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137414997/new-rafael-vi-oly-skyscraper-will-be-tallest-in-chicago-s-south-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly skyscraper will be tallest in Chicago's South Loop</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135722115/walkie-talkie-tower-wins-carbuncle-cup-for-uk-s-worst-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128473885/a-trashcan-inspired-the-design-of-rafael-vi-oly-s-432-park-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Trashcan Inspired the Design of Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly&rsquo;s 432 Park Avenue</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146197523/have-you-listened-to-your-building Have you listened to your building? Julia Ingalls 2016-01-20T14:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:52:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9x179e6emetro9e6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Derek Sugden, the dean of acoustic engineers, who has died at the age of 91, remained perpetually surprised that architects could be so concerned with every aspect of the building they were designing &lsquo;but not really with what it sounded like&rsquo;. According to Sugden, &lsquo;the sound is as important as the surface and the feel. It&rsquo;s important because our ears define for me the nature of space.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>So not everyone can be Yasuhisa Toyota, but still: paying attention to the acoustics of a space should be a vital component of the architectural design process, yeah?</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82294677/master-acoustician-yasuhisa-toyota-talks-about-kickstarting-his-career-with-the-disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Master acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota, talks about kickstarting his career with the Disney Concert Hall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/26740/david-byrne-is-playing-the-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Byrne is Playing the Building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144515110/take-a-listen-to-the-nyt-s-beautiful-sonic-portraits-of-architectural-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146041501/the-art-of-architecture-criticism-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-7-with-michael-kimmelman-architecture-critic-for-the-new-york-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Art of Architecture Criticism: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #7 with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a0sm5wq4xyg9mcat.jpg"></p>