Archinect - News 2014-09-30T18:10:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110035369/design-dialogue-brian-mackay-lyons Design Dialogue: Brian Mackay-Lyons Keith Zawistowski 2014-09-29T00:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T08:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yn/yncw2lmnrqnepcmr.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On August 22nd, 2014 Brian Mackay-Lyons hopped off his tractor and wiped the diesel fuel off his hands to discuss architectural education with Keith and Marie Zawistowski, co-founders of the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech and partners of OnSite Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong><em>Brian MacKay-Lyons</em></strong><em>&nbsp;is the founding partner of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mlsarchitects.ca/mobile/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</a>, a professor at Dalhousie University, and the founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2012/architecture/GhostArchitecturalLaboratory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ghost Lab</a>&nbsp;&ndash; the now legendary 2-week summer design/build program that took place on his family farm in Nova Scotia from 1994 to 2011.&nbsp;</em><em>While relentlessly local, Brian&rsquo;s work has been recognized internationally with more than 100 awards, 300 publications, and 100 exhibitions. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects recognized the collective work and influence of Ghost with an&nbsp;</em><em>Institute Honor Award for Architecture.&nbsp;</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9jpt7k3n9vwl14c.jpg"></p><p><strong>Keith:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So what do you think the education and the architect ought to look like?</p><p><strong>Brian:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Well, what I don&rsquo;t think it needs to look like is an all design/build curriculum. I guess I have also learned that it has its limitations, like everything. One reason that Ghost has taken this hiatus is because I realized that I was being insincere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6i9iqxvay5cvjld3.jpg"></p><p>I believe an architect&rsquo;s role is not to be the builder. The architect&rsquo;s role &mdash; like a conduc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T20:13:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T12:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2rgm9pcov989twd.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cartoonist and journalist <a href="http://elerimai.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleri Mai Harris</a> tells&nbsp;the story of Canberra's creation by architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin (who also happened to be married to one another, and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright).</p><p>Read the piece in full, gorgeous watercolor on <em>Medium</em>:&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/re-form/the-utopian-city-that-wasnt-fba57df43875" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Utopian City That Wasn't:&nbsp;How two American architects won a competition to design Australia&rsquo;s capital in 1912</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109809212/under-the-radar-los-angeles-2 Under The Radar Los Angeles #2 Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-25T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-28T19:58:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qlpl2y2zuozlc5k9.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>After it was built, some tenants pushed to have the building painted dark brown so it would look more "finished." Architect publicly protested this step, and the bank remained its simple, and quite effective, Brutalist self.</em></p><p>Take it for what it is. I think it is 10 stories too short.</p><p>Under The Radar Los Angeles&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79378410/under-the-radar-los-angeles-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#1</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109761741/3xn-designs-sydney-high-rise 3XN Designs Sydney High Rise stm@3xn.dk 2014-09-25T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmcfgumsh79ed36r.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMP Capital has named 3XN as the architect for the 49-story, 102,000sm 50 Bridge Street tower and master plan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. 3XN was selected via a multi-stage international competition, the fourth it has won this year, which included two Prtizker Architecture Prize-winning firms. Construction on this important new addition to the Sydney skyline is slated to begin in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1c15wr20yu7ue7p.jpg"></p><p>The 50 Bridge Street "Quay Quarter Tower" represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since J&oslash;rn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973,</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6ns6ljb3do1nw45.jpg"></p><p>3XN's innovative design, already well-received by the community, will revitalize AMP Capital-s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. The bold new tower will engage in an open dialogue with the skyline while also integrating itself into community life at the street level.</p><p>Louise Mason, AMP Capital Managing Director Office &amp; Industrial, said, "AMP ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109745690/editor-s-picks-386 Editor's Picks #386 Nam Henderson 2014-09-25T11:58:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T13:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w7/w7lie8fymlapyuwt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SeanS" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sean Smith</a>&nbsp;continues his series, in which three architects discuss their transition from student to professional. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Eric H&ouml;weler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33961/h-weler-yoon-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&ouml;weler + Yoon</a>&nbsp;makes the point that much of running a firm is about finding work;</p><p>&nbsp;"<em>In school everyone wants to be designers and have their own practice, but what most students don't connect is that having a practice is also being a businessman or woman &ndash; that you have to run a business which includes finding work, negotiating contracts and building consensus among people from different fields</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1u0cj4gx1pkbqqr.jpg"></p><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109023596/material-witness-4-writing-on-the-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Material Witness #4</strong></a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explores how "<em>In cinema, signage plays a duplicitous role</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>NYC's historic 190 Bowery was part <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of a massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;re-published <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a piece from 2008</a>, for historical context.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;remembers "<em>reading this when it originally posted. Thanks for putting it up again. Very sad that this unique space will be chewed up so that something not unique at all can take its p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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/109715900/sheila-o-donnell-john-tuomey-win-2015-riba-gold-medal-for-architecture Sheila O'Donnell + John Tuomey win 2015 RIBA Gold Medal for Architecture Justine Testado 2014-09-24T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T11:25:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxa2tg9i43afjuuk.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Irish architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Tuomey have been named the 2015 recipients of the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture. Awarded since 1848 and personally approved by Her Majesty the Queen, the Gold Medal recognizes a lifetime's work of an architecturally influential person or group.</p><p>After training at the University College Dublin, O'Donnell and Tuomey previously worked together at Stirling Wilford Associates and Colquhoun &amp; Miller in London. They then co-founded their practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O'Donnell + Tuomey Architects</a> in Dublin in 1988.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zahb8n1z9nz1nd0.jpg"></p><p>Taking part in "Group 91 Architects" in the early '90s, the husband and wife pair first gained recognition for their first permanent building, the Irish Film Institute (1991). Since then, O'Donnell and Tuomey have built private homes, schools, public housing, and community buildings -- many of their projects crafted in the couple's signature style of brick and sharp-lined geometric forms.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81e89v8kb58ijzc8.jpg"></p><p>O&rsquo;Donnell + Tuomey have been shortlisted for the RIB...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition INABA Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition Archinect 2014-09-23T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T13:02:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3no2cct9assktaoy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New York Light by INABA to Anchor Flatiron&rsquo;s Public Plaza Activities, Providing Interactive Feature Illuminating Month-Long Holiday Celebration</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3tvp85fogirv9vpm.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEW YORK, September 16, 2014 </strong>&ndash; The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>, in which top designers and architects proposed dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building during the 2014 winter holiday season.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k2frqxmjclzckem.jpg"></p><p>Designed by INABA, the winning installation New York Light will illuminate the plaza as a backdrop for public events and provide visitors with a special view of the Flatiron building and the Madison Square skyline during the holiday season. The design is the result of a collaboration between the Brooklyn-based INABA, Tillotson Design Associates, and bengal.fierro.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4y/4y4si7mdp50m47xc.jpg"></p><p>Created to echo the plaza&rsquo;s namesake skyscraper, the installation will frame the Flatiron Building to its south. At the other end, the steel tube installat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109559938/geniuses-money-and-monuments-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-15-2014 Geniuses, money and monuments: Weekly News Round-Up for September 15, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T20:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T12:52:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnxw8zqj11bzsbmj.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Saturday, September 20</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109353010/nyc-s-historic-190-bowery-part-of-massive-buy-up-by-developer-rfr-holdings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings</a>: RFR plans to spend upwards of $900M on property and land purchases by the end of 2014. One of its recent buys included the former "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109347390/life-in-the-bowery-s-72-room-bohemian-dream-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">72-room&nbsp;bohemian dream house</a>" at 190 Bowery.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Friday, September 19</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art</a>: Lowe is currently a resident at Philadelphia's Pearl Street Project, which aims at making dimly-lit alleyways more safe. He is also the founder of Houston's Project Row Houses.</li><li><p><a title="Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods</a>: Pieces include a&nbsp;&pound;9,999 serving platter, &pound;43 cups and saucers,&nbsp;and&nbsp;&pound;4,860 Field of Towers chess set.</p></li><li><a title="Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328885/archinect-is-at-the-salk-institute-covering-the-academy-of-neuroscience-for-architecture-conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect is at the Salk Institute, covering the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference</a>: The three-day conference focused on topics in neuroscientific research that serve the architecture profession, including advances in mobile brain-computing interfaces and the neurological data behind a...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109573636/in-residence-ricardo-bofill In Residence: Ricardo Bofill Archinect 2014-09-22T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T10:38:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogogzpzazhwyj9jb.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are houses, and then there&rsquo;s Ricardo Bofill&rsquo;s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. A grandiose monument to industrial architecture in the Catalonian town of Sant Just Desvern, La Fabrica is a poetic and personal space that redefines the notion of the conventional home.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109562348/kazuyo-sejima-of-sanaa-lectures-at-gsapp Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA lectures at GSAPP Ayesha Ghosh 2014-09-22T16:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T16:56:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciqnugv7ydilfi8k.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past Wednesday, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/172726/kazuyo-sejima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kazuyo Sejima</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> addressed an overflowing Wood Auditorium, giving the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108248755/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GSAPP lecture</a> of the semester. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recently appointed dean Amale Andraos</a> gave a brief introduction of Sejima and returned at the end of the lecture to lead a discussion as well as the Q/A portion of the evening.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sejima began her lecture by explaining her choice of &ldquo;Canopy&rdquo; as her theme, an idea that is central to her, both as a part of SANAA and independently. &ldquo;I like to make a space like a park, because a park is a place where different kind of people can gather,&rdquo; stated Sejima, describing her desire to create an architecture that allows diverse groups of people to come together to both share and create their own space. By developing the concept of a canopy, Sejima creates a direct connection with the building and the environment, in a similar way that parks connect people with each other and the environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hg9rx6a9o0w2whtz.jpg"></p><p>Starting with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96351/sanaa-s-rolex-learning-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne</a>, Switzerland and conclud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109567194/watch-the-trailer-for-briefly-a-short-film-on-the-creative-brief Watch the trailer for "Briefly", a short film on the creative brief Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-22T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T15:24:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55s95einjfy4q5fd.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Briefly</em>, a new documentary short film by Tom Bassett (<a href="http://bassett.tv/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bassett &amp; Partners</a>), explores the relationship between creative professionals and the brief. Featuring interviews with <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, Yves Behar (Fuseproject), David Rockwell&nbsp;(<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>), Maira Kalman, John C Jay (Weiden + Kennedy) and John Boiler (72 &amp; Sunny),&nbsp;<em>Briefly</em>&nbsp;tries to understand the secrets behind a compelling brief, and its potential to innovate.</p><p>The full film <a href="http://bassett.tv/briefly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">will be available online</a> on September 30.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109343375/zaha-hadid-launches-luxury-homeware-range-with-harrods Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T22:44:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17ba721321c8b50afbe763a2828a45da.jpg" width="460" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the sinuous curves of the bone china teacups don&rsquo;t betray their creator then the gently undulating Aqua Platter surely will. Dame Zaha Hadid has launched her first &ldquo;luxury homeware line&rdquo; and the exclusive Harrods range, which includes a &pound;9,999 serving platter, boasts the signature aesthetic of the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163364/zaha-hadid-granite-marble-furniture-collection-for-citco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Granite &amp; Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98090199/in-at-the-deep-end-zaha-hadid-takes-the-plunge-into-swimwear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84210724/zaha-hadid-designs-superyachts-for-blohm-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Designs Superyachts For Blohm+Voss</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3fb03c77716f29e0fcba5387e08a2d4.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that its forthcoming permanent home inside the Soviet-era eatery in the capital&rsquo;s central Gorky Park is due to open in June 2015. [...] And Rem Koolhaas, who was tasked with transforming the abandoned restaurant's ruin for the museum, is leaving it largely untouched.</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/109328074/mexico-s-105m-baroque-museum-denied-environmental-permit Mexico’s $105m Baroque Museum denied environmental permit Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T12:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-23T17:25:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/362de021a134ff3f48067f3546fb1933.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Mexican federal agency has denied the environmental permit to allow the construction of the $105m International Baroque Museum in Puebla, less than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony. The project, designed by the Japanese architect and 2013 Pritzker Prize-winner Toyo Ito, was deemed &ldquo;not applicable&rdquo; by Semarnat&rsquo;s (the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) General Directorate of Environmental Impact and Risk.</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/109255020/construction-on-jean-nouvel-s-moma-tower-will-finally-move-forward Construction on Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Tower will Finally Move Forward Diane Pham 2014-09-18T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:24:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8an1k3ahz9j9ht30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot off the purchase of $85 million in air rights, and with a new construction loan of $860 million in tow, developer Hines is back on track to bring the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMA residential tower to fruition. Hines just closed on two deals to buy more than 240,000 square feet of development rights from MoMA and the St. Thomas Episcopal Church for $85.3 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for seven years, construction on Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower will begin this year. The tower has shrunk about 200 feet since it was first unveiled, but the design remains wholly the same. Funding and the acquisition of new air rights are what's brining the project, more than a decade in the making, to fruition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109267885/editor-s-picks-385 Editor's Picks #385 Nam Henderson 2014-09-18T17:50:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T13:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syjjbnsqw0ogisso.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest entry in the <strong>Showcase:</strong> series featured <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108577997/showcase-stadthaus-m1-by-barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s Stadthaus M1</a>,&nbsp;located in the "sustainable model district" of Vauban in the already so-called "green city" of Freiburg.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h4fjj214gc4cubc.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;looked at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/108655901/factory-berlin-a-new-tech-incubator-emerges-from-the-ruins-of-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Factory Berlin</a>, a "<em>start-up campus</em>" hosted by Google, built on a site where "<em>a section of the Berlin Wall...once housed a German Democratic Republic (GDR) watchpost</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;recommended "<em>if you want to keep the political going in your architecture crit, you could probably look at what I have considered the 3 downtowns of Berlin; look at them historically maybe - Kuferstendamm (west), Alexander Platz (east), and Potsdamer Plat (unified)</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d86dz5rgz7xqgfcd.jpg"><br><br><strong>News</strong><br>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">died on Sept. 3 in Manhatta</a>n. She was 85.</p><p>Until October 31,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the </a><a href="http://bwaf.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108644655/built-by-women-nyc-is-searching-for-100-of-the-best-nyc-projects-built-by-women" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> is acce...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109226100/the-truth-about-property-developers-they-are-ruining-our-cities The truth about property developers: they are ruining our cities Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:34:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/el7sgqse4aiyk5cy.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conditions that have been agreed are relentlessly renegotiated at reserved matters stage. Good architects are employed to win outline planning, then ditched for a cheaper alternative; high-quality materials are substituted for flimsy plastic panels &ndash; all in the name of viability.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The song remains the same, and you know your favorite Pritzker Prize'rs are involved in them.</p><p>It is usually the floodgate scheme;&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Once an outline permission is granted, it makes it very difficult for us to refuse a scheme further down the line,&rdquo; says one officer. In Stratford City&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tiqstratfordcity.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;International Quarter&rdquo;</a>, part of the promised spoils of the Olympic legacy, consented tower proposals have recently gained a substantial number of extra storeys. Similarly in Wandsworth, a proposed pair of towers have put on a growth spurt and lost their planned mix of uses, reverting entirely to high-end flats.</p><p>Next line of invasion is always, "we provide jobs."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109222894/parkour-architectural-villa-savoye Parkour Architectural | Villa Savoye Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-18T12:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:11:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o71ep1i78ssfl52t.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Discover the Villa Savoye as you've never seen it before, through the discipline of Parkour and the movements of traceurs !</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2TWJf9B-4qI/TZytrftI1vI/AAAAAAAAVxs/nxDmtuPvaeg/s1600/corbusier%2Bhead%2B2%2B%25281%2Bof%2B1%2529.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier</a>, the real grandfather of hip-hop, could also be the inspiration behind the parkour?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109182758/hernan-diaz-alonso-to-follow-eric-owen-moss-as-director-of-sci-arc-deans-list-sneak-peek Hernan Diaz Alonso to follow Eric Owen Moss as Director of SCI-Arc, + Deans List sneak peek Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T21:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6spnnn55waqnfa6h.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I am pleased that the SCI-Arc Board of Trustees at its quarterly meeting [on Wednesday, September 10] approved the contract with Hernan Diaz Alonso as the next Director of SCI-Arc. Hernan will assume this role beginning September 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hernan Diaz Alonso's appointment had been percolating since the beginning of the summer, when <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>'s search committee <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/103055979/sci-arc-director-search-questionin-g-committee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first recommended</a> him for the position after also considering professor <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wes Jones</a>. Diaz Alonso will take up the directorship at a pivotal point in SCI-Arc's history in relation to the city of Los Angeles,&nbsp;succeeding <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a>' thirteen-year service which solidified the school's position in the now rapidly-developing Arts District of downtown LA.</p><p>Aside from serving academic and administrative roles at SCI-Arc since 2001,&nbsp;Diaz Alonso is also principal of LA-based&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/878/xefirotarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Xefirotarch</a>, a multidisciplinary practice that won&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/16930/hernan-diaz-alonso-wins-the-2oo5-ps1-warmup-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1's Young Architects Program</a>&nbsp;in 2005. He will also serve as&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>'s Eero Saarinen Professor of Architectural Design in Spring 2015.</p><p>Before Diaz Alonso's role was made public, we spoke with him for our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List </strong></a>series, focusing on his plans for managing SCI-Arc's evolution in the midst of a rapidly changing Los Angeles. Here are a few t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</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/109173897/eisenhower-memorial-to-consider-plan-that-removes-most-of-frank-gehry-s-designs Eisenhower Memorial to consider plan that removes most of Frank Gehry’s designs Archinect 2014-09-17T12:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-26T17:03:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb2ea14332bb8b538524b8cec002ab3a.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eisenhower Memorial Commission on Wednesday will review two approaches, including one that removes most of these elements. If that plan is selected, Gehry informed the commission, he will ask for his name to removed.</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/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown! Donna Sink 2014-09-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-19T19:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpz5ufwnhixve1qt.jpg" width="514" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it has selected New York-based Deborah Berke Partners to design its global distribution headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cummins Inc. has an important history of working with significant architects in Columbus, Indiana, the small Midwestern city where it is located.&nbsp; In selecting Deborah Berke Partners for its new global headquarters in downtown Indianapolis the company commits to fostering excellent design in the region, as well.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109038104/sheila-kennedy-of-kva-matx-wins-2014-berkeley-rupp-prize Sheila Kennedy of KVA MATx wins 2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize Justine Testado 2014-09-15T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:42:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6uf79fz3htkl2be.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sheila Kennedy&nbsp;&mdash; a principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/101016801/kva-matx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KVA MATx</a> and the first woman to hold the title of Professor of the Practice of Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s School of Architecture &amp; Planning</a>&nbsp;&mdash; was announced today as the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize.</p><p>Awarded every two years by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (CED), the $100,000 Berkeley-Rupp Prize is given to a distinguished design practitioner or academic who has made significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work exhibits commitment to sustainability and community. The prize consists of a semester-long professorship, a public lecture, and a gallery exhibition at the CED. Deborah Berke of Deborah Berke Partners received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Prize in 2012.</p><p>Kennedy is scheduled to begin her residence in January 2015. On February 4, she will give a public lecture on soft infrastructure followed by an open studio exhibition showcasing her work in progress at Wurster Hall on the U...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108733059/win-tickets-to-archleague-s-beaux-arts-ball-2014-craft-in-new-york-on-september-20 Win tickets to ArchLeague's Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft in New York on September 20 Justine Testado 2014-09-12T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:08:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93uqykcwg3nmzzh3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108182106/the-arch-league-announces-2014-beaux-arts-ball-craft-co-chaired-by-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2014: Craft</a> on September 20 is coming up! Tickets to the festive event are currently <a href="https://archleague.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FA000000CUXBfMAP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on sale</a>, but guess what: Archinect is giving away<strong> two pairs of tickets</strong> to<strong> two</strong> lucky readers! (two tickets for each winner)</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> In the comment section below, give at least one example of a building or architectural detail that exemplifies the art of "craft". <strong>Two winners will be chosen on Monday, September 15.</strong></p><p>Read on for more details...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed5txq1u8qz7it2v.jpg"></p><p>Taking place this year at the historic Weylin B. Seymour's in Brooklyn, the ball's 2014 theme "Craft" celebrates the value of artisanship and multi-disciplinary collaboration in creating architecture. Nine architects and designers will work with <a href="http://nbnyprojects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuit Blanche New York</a> to create digital projection interpretations that will highlight the "craft" of the interior design of Weylin B. Seymour's, which is an 1875 George B. Post and Peter B.Wight-designed former Williamsburgh Savings Bank.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcgpjsu3hzsjo43i.jpg"></p><p>For the next two w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108787651/breaking-up-with-renzo Breaking up with Renzo... Gregory Walker 2014-09-12T12:18:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T11:50:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj7qe35xanopkebf.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"And so, you know, having named my son after him, what was I going to do? Of course I said yes."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architect's Newspaper has an insightful interview with Zoltan Pali about his firm's decision to "consciously uncouple" with Renzo Piano's firm on the design for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts museum project. It's not always easy when you get matched up with someone, even if you've named your son after them...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108729035/do-rebel-architects-pose-for-elite-audiences-and-their-20k-a-semester-students Do "Rebel Architects" pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-11T18:08:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T17:05:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iydgbtmbqw912j0h.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it seemed perverse to us that architecture has become all about the aesthetics of a few iconic buildings whose main function is the glorification of those with the money to build them. As one prize after another celebrates the work of a selected band of world famous "starchitects", it seemed like humanity's most pressing problems are how to fold metal into the most obscure shapes, and how implausibly high a building can go.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As curated by&nbsp;Daniel Davies on how architecture and design can be used to build a better world,&nbsp;Al Jazeera sheds a light on what really matters as architecture moves into domains of architects and geographies where the works is making difference in people's lives.</p><p><em>"They are architects not paid by international NGOs to parachute in solutions, but working in their own countries with issues they understand at a deep level. They are architects who work independently, rarely getting developer backing, but funding projects themselves. And they rarely get media coverage outside specialist architectural and academic circles."</em></p><p>Seems like real "rebels" don't pose for elite audiences and their 20K a semester students.</p><p>Also, <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/rebelarchitecture/2014/08/rebel-architecture-creator-view-2014810132621275358.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curators view</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/108714558/an-awkward-interview-with-le-corbusier An awkward interview with Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f095cd272fb128ffda7ed7df11e48a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: &ldquo;Catching a train, I am afraid,&rdquo; I said. &ldquo; Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.&rdquo; He said this quite casually. [...] So gigantic was Corb&rsquo;s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night&rsquo;s relaxation.</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/108660712/bjarke-ingels-world-craft-explains-how-architecture-can-turn-fiction-into-reality Bjarke Ingels' "World Craft" explains how architecture can turn fiction into reality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-10T21:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rw8glkc3q18ohp6q.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels challenges himself and all of us to think beyond the status quo and dream big. Why shouldn&rsquo;t you be able to ski down a power plant? He refers to his projects as &ldquo;promiscuous hybrids&rdquo;&mdash;they combine seemingly disparate elements and turn fiction into fact.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bjarke's video is part of the <a href="http://futureofstorytelling.org/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Storytelling summit</a>, which takes place in New York this October.</p>