Archinect - News 2016-07-01T13:08:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149955398/sadiq-khan-names-justine-simons-deputy-mayor-for-culture Sadiq Khan names Justine Simons deputy mayor for culture Ellen Hancock 2016-07-01T11:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-01T12:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88a3e4bd7d19bf26ba6847abd28ce5c9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Top figures from the cultural world applauded the appointment of Justine Simons, 45, by Mayor Sadiq Khan, who handed her responsibility for firms working in film, music, video games, crafts and publishing. She said: &ldquo;My lifelong belief is that creativity can transform lives and places. &ldquo;Culture is part of London&rsquo;s DNA. It&rsquo;s a big reason so many of us choose to visit and live here, it generates billions for our economy and gives London its unique character and dynamism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more article on the topic here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955151/julia-peyton-jones-discusses-her-legacy-and-leaving-the-serpentine-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Peyton-Jones discusses her legacy and leaving the Serpentine Gallery</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a href="http://%22The%20most%20useless%20totem%20pole%20of%20mayoral%20hubris%22:%20Oliver%20Wainwright%20rides%20the%20ArcelorMittal%20Orbit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The most useless totem pole of mayoral hubris": Oliver Wainwright rides the ArcelorMittal Orbit</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-07-01T10:05:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2livy9zkn1a5smpc.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2019, New York City's Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wulezgc3byuvpf6g.jpg"></p><p>The tunnel, which an AECOM designer likened to an inflatable condom in this <a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160630/east-williamsburg/williamsburg-music-club-owners-pushed-out-by-vice-returning-with-new-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA info</a> article, would have segments above and below the water line in order to enable river traffic to pass over it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dlrtx0gshjmsnw6x.jpg"></p><p>However, the super-sized prophylactic&nbsp;ended up being a hard sell, losing out to the docking ferry proposal "Transient Transit" (pictured above) designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38008/burohappold" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuroHappold Engineering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;for the competition's $1,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>All the latest in river-design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936222/a-river-of-solar-power-a-scheme-for-the-tijuana-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A river of solar power: a scheme for the Tijuana river</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposal...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955270/a-d-museum-appoints-dora-epstein-jones-as-new-executive-director A+D Museum appoints Dora Epstein Jones as new Executive Director Justine Testado 2016-06-30T17:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T17:49:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75rox6kchzw0gcsr.jpg" width="514" height="739" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A little over one year since relocating to Downtown LA's Arts District, big changes continue to occur at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>. Yesterday, the Museum announced Dora Epstein Jones as their new Executive Director, succeeding Tibbie Dunbar, who officially resigned from the position on February 1. Dunbar served as director for a nearly 12-year tenure that included notable exhibitions like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/236722/never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Never Built: Los Angeles&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>As only the A+D's second executive director, Epstein Jones will work to carry out the Museum's mission of being &ldquo;locally focused and globally relevant&rdquo;. Before joining the A+D, she served as Coordinator of History and Theory and then Coordinator of General Studies at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> for 15 years. Widely known as a generous supporter of architects and designers, Epstein Jones has several written publications, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions all dedicated to &ldquo;the public display of architecture and design across a spectrum of concerns, from aesthetic to social.&rdquo; She also received a Ph.D. i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T14:09:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k85822838qccqvnx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As luxury condominiums go, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a> displays an unusual rigor and finesse: this is not an exercise in overindulgence, but in refined balance.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tt/tt5zkmjbue4lhydm.jpg"></p><p>With its 32,000 square feet split between seven individual residences, Tadao Ando's floor-to-celling windowed, burnished metal,&nbsp;poured-in-place concrete structure also features a 55' x 99' living wall with vegetation that shifts seasonally for the ideal mix of color and texture.&nbsp;English Ivy, Boston Ivy, Virginia Creepers, Jasmine Clematis and climbing Hydrangeas will make up this constantly evolving green wall, a blend that was picked in part by landscape firm&nbsp;M. Paul Friedberg and Partners.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rze2wuzz3r2low.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r9hrjyk1vy3xzb6z.jpg"></p><p>According to a press release, "the building&rsquo;s design references four primary&nbsp;elements - light, sound, air, and water." Sited in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood, the design of 152 Elizabeth Street's interiors is a collaboration between Ando and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>, the latter of which is serving as the architect of record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sm/smbb7ky01wplk518.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62depxl5th7s976s.jpg"></p><p>Once likened t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center Nicholas Korody 2016-06-30T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-07-01T12:58:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wj7nqxbu9vw40xjb.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Obama Foundation has selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) to lead the design team for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to be their partner as they begin this exciting project. TWBTA stood out in their commitment to explore the best ways of creating an innovative center for action that inspires communities and individuals to take on our biggest challenges.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The husband and wife team of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) first started their practice back in&nbsp;1986, with&nbsp;Paul Schulhof becoming the firm's third partner in 2013. The thirty person team is headquartered in New York.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1m17mhpkbjpdohe0.jpg"></p><p>"We believe that architecture is the coming together of art and use, and can bring a sense of grace to life," the architects state in the announcement. "The greatest buildings are places, which contribute to more than their particular task by elevating and improving the world.</p><p>"We are deeply moved by the mission of the Obama Foundation and the role the Center can play in empowering that mission. It is a joy, an honor, and a responsibility to create a place that reflects the optimism and integrity of the President and the First Lady."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4c3x4karfwsc0yxr.jpg"></p><p>TWBTA have designed a number of notable and highly-praised institutional projects in the past, including the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the&nbsp;Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and the&nbsp;Center for the A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955151/julia-peyton-jones-discusses-her-legacy-and-leaving-the-serpentine-gallery Julia Peyton-Jones discusses her legacy and leaving the Serpentine Gallery Ellen Hancock 2016-06-30T11:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T11:45:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0a9c86b8adec0639101b2d322d0eb95.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The London art world won&rsquo;t be quite the same after July 8. That&rsquo;s the day Julia Peyton-Jones is finally taking her leave of the Serpentine Gallery&nbsp;where she has been director since 1991. Over 25 years, she has overseen a programme that, bearing in mind the organisation&rsquo;s relatively diminutive scale, has punched well above its weight with exhibitions that have included everything from Helen Chadwick&rsquo;s unforgettable bubbling chocolate fountain to Marina Abramovi&#263;&rsquo;s 512 hour-long performance piece.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read relating articles here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950420/twists-and-turns-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses-on-archinect-sessions-67" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet": Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T19:44:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xyjkoh17br4uk1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For more than 60 years, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it. Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they&rsquo;ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The house is being carefully relocated to Polymath Park, a 130-acre "architectural park." While preservationists tend to prefer to keep Wright homes in their original context, the move is considered necessary for its long-term survival.</p><p>The house has already been dismantled, bit by bit, in a process that took four weeks. The team responsible for the deconstruction made sure to keep the project hush hush due to fears that souvenir seekers might raid the site.</p><p>Cloquet, Minnesota also happens to be the home of the world's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hj2qun8hxavlu3i.jpg"></p><p>For more Wright-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950408/moma-to-celebrate-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-massive-exhibition" target="_blank">MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148500636/preserving-san-francisco-s-only-frank-lloyd-wright-building-inside-and-out" target="_blank">Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954664/after-being-rejected-by-princeton-three-michael-graves-properties-slated-for-purchase-by-kean-university After being rejected by Princeton, three Michael Graves properties slated for purchase by Kean University Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-28T17:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T18:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20l6mcuehhhom8bq.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Through his will, he donated the properties to Princeton University, his neighbor and longtime employer. [...] &ldquo;We were grateful to be able to consider the possibility of accepting Michael Graves&rsquo;s properties, but concluded that we could not meet the terms and conditions associated with the gift,&rdquo; [Princeton] said in a statement. Among those &ldquo;terms and conditions&rdquo; were preserving the houses and making them fit for education &mdash; a cost that Kean said it was willing to take on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Estimates by Kean's president, Dawood Farahi, place annual maintenance costs for the three Princeton, NJ properties (including The Warehouse, Graves' home and studio) at $30,000 to $40,000 per year, and "retrofitting the buildings for student use would cost about $300,000. The three properties were appraised for a total value of nearly $3.2 million."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116056065/deans-list-david-mohney-of-the-kean-university-s-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List: David Mohney of the Kean University's Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title="NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113495827/njit-blasts-kean-u-architecture-school-plans-calls-proposal-duplicative-wasteful" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NJIT blasts Kean U. architecture school plans; calls proposal duplicative, wasteful</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Fast Forward, Look Back&quot;: Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123222752/fast-forward-look-back-archinect-sessions-episode-21-featuring-craig-hodgetts-of-ucla-s-hyperloop-studio-and-remembering-michael-graves-with-colleague-patrick-burke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke</a></li><li><a title="Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112336336/kean-university-announces-the-michael-graves-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kean University announces the Michael Graves School of Architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954623/barbara-bestor-on-the-jamba-juice-innovation-bar-she-redesigned-in-pasadena Barbara Bestor on the Jamba Juice “Innovation Bar” she redesigned in Pasadena Justine Testado 2016-06-28T15:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:35:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jwcdtdbo0i6foyb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Usually, you go to these fast casual things and you're in and out in a minute...In all of the commercial projects that we do, the reason that we do them and the reason that we probably get hired to do them is that we are interested in this idea of making a joyous space for everyday activities... It's not so much about the brand name being reinforced everywhere as much as it is to provide this urban amenity living room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Most people don't rave about the interior design in the average Jamba Juice. But Barbara Bestor and her practice might have changed that in the expanded Old Town Pasadena location they recently revamped. Bestor chats with KPCC's Alex Cohen in this 8-minute conversation about the new &ldquo;Innovation Bar&rdquo; concept store, in addition to her other projects around LA.</p><p>You can also listen to this previous Archinect Sessions episode featuring Barbara Bestor:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112980377/archinect-sessions-5-barbara-bestor-the-michael-graves-school-material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #5: Barbara Bestor, The Michael Graves School &amp; Material Witness</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge Call it the Brooklyn Wedge Nam Henderson 2016-06-28T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltk8ed3sa7fva6ci.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ax blade of residential high-rises that slices the borough drives from Brooklyn Bridge Park through Downtown, grazing Fort Greene and reaching into Prospect Heights...the best way to preserve low-rise Brooklyn is for the Wedge to succeed by growing up rather than out. A great skyline remains concentrated and confined, its towers made meaningful by borders, its scale a contrast to be savored, not feared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson examines the current and future state of high-rise construction in Brooklyn.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954601/a-dinosaur-a-flying-saucer-a-rock-garden-parasite-2-0-s-installation-for-yap-maxxi A dinosaur, a flying saucer, a rock garden: Parasite 2.0's installation for YAP MAXXI Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T15:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21seubrujuftrd7p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most Americans know MoMA&rsquo;s Young Architect&rsquo;s Program (YAP) through its annual summer festival in the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, but they also have an impressive international program. For the Roman edition of the program, this year&rsquo;s winner, studio Parasite 2.0, installed a giant green dinosaur, a neon flying saucer, and other peculiar objects in the sunlit courtyard of the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bh/bh9ow72x5jd6e9co.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i6/i6j15k2bcrgq5ebt.jpg"></p><p>Entitled MAXXI <em>Temporary School: the museum is a school. A school is a battleground</em>,<em> </em>the installation is composed of three sets made of wood, recycled rubber and metal. One of the sets has two walls rising from a star-shaped podium accessible by a tunnel. Another comprises a rock garden, a rainbow, and the flying saucer. In the third, a dinosaur spout water alongside images of the planet Saturn and Easter Island moan.</p><p>&ldquo;Fantastical settings, references from diverse cultures, fragments of nature and pop-up details providing backdrops for visitors&rsquo; thousand-like selfies: ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect Measured Genius: One-to-One #29 with Pierluigi Serraino, author of 'The Creative Architect' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T16:54:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/32h2beip014ynjc6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the late 1950s, some of the world's most prominent architects gathered in Berkeley, California, to take part in a landmark psychological experiment on creativity and personality. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, Richard Neutra, William Pereira and dozens of other architects were put through a barrage of tests and surveys, to gain a better understanding of what creativity is, and its place in architecture. They also rated one another, and in the process exposed not only exposed their egos honestly, but also their insecurities.</p><p>For the first time, the story behind the study (along with its data and results) have been made public, in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>, by architect and author Pierluigi&nbsp;Serraino. I spoke with Serraino about the context of psychological research in the 1950s and the evolving personality behind being a &ldquo;creative&rdquo; architect.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#29 with&nbsp;<strong>Pierluigi Serraino</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 to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Soun...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T18:42:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T20:33:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...] Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: &quot;The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li><li><a title="BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953603/chipperfield-s-jane-street-proposal-faces-vehement-opposition-in-nyc Chipperfield's Jane Street Proposal Faces Vehement Opposition in NYC davvid 2016-06-23T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T14:40:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13plvqg9i7u66o3.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Plans to raze a two-story parking garage at 11-19 Jane Street and build a... seven-story apartment building designed by ... David Chipperfield came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission" "Testimony against the development came in droves, with NIMBYs speaking against the project&rsquo;s "inappropriate," "out-of-scale," "travesty" of a design."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/06/landmarks-tables-decision-on-apartment-building-at-11-19-jane-street-west-village.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Yimby</a>&nbsp;has published Chipperfield's entire presentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_34.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_26.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_28.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_32.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_36.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_40.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953489/shop-to-design-syracuse-university-s-national-veterans-resource-complex SHOP to design Syracuse University's National Veterans Resource Complex Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T09:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pcguuok95r5a03h.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What should a&nbsp;National Veterans Resource Complex look like, exactly? <a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHOP Architects</a> has been given the official opportunity to find out, courtesy of <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>. The early renderings for this project, which the school in a release is careful to note "are conceptual in nature and may not reflect the final NVRC design" show a rectilinear, sloping tiered structure with a massive central open-air courtyard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3ub6hwzkvhzdn9v.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8olib96gketlq9bt.jpg"></p><p>According to <a href="http://news.syr.edu/university-selects-shop-architects-to-design-national-veterans-resource-complex-first-conceptual-images-shared-with-campus-community-13427/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University</a>, the NVRC "will include classroom spaces to accommodate local and national veteran-focused programming. It will also house a conference center and a roughly 1,000-seat auditorium, which will be available for use by the whole campus and fills a critical space void."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woo1o7h9yy3ue3uw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s3/s3d2qj8odyr9a1sr.jpg"></p><p>The facility will be designed to be LEED-certitified.&nbsp;</p><p>News on other notable military/governmental-themed designs:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131502328/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-gets-green-light-from-national-capital-planning-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design gets green light from National Capital Planning Commission</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90372397/bucky-fuller-s-war-shelters-persist-in-peacetime-thanks-to-new-jersey-preservationists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bucky Fuller's war-shelters persist in peacetime thanks to New Jerse...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953487/architecture-and-the-wall-teddy-cruz-and-fonna-forman-on-the-us-mexico-border Architecture and the Wall: Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman on the US-Mexico Border Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T20:36:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dl973v3erywh1hl1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>..We must expose rather than mask the institutional mechanisms driving uneven urban development. Such a revelation requires a corresponding expansion of our understanding of the scope of architecture itself&mdash;can we design human rights, for example? Can social justice become an architectural protocol? In other words, the most important materials with which architects must learn to work are not steel and concrete but critical knowledge of the underlying conditions that produce today&rsquo;s urban crises.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article makes reference to the controversy generated a few months ago over a competition to design Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. The editors of Bustler, Archinect's sister site, decided not to host the competition due to potential conflicts with our ethical standards, writing, "We are conflicted about the nature of the competition and fear that it promotes xenophobia. The competition goes against the ethical standards we strive to align ourselves with.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on the competition, check out the editorial on <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">Bustler.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953254/a-closer-look-at-the-eye-in-mvrdv-s-tianjin-library A closer look at "the eye" in MVRDV's Tianjin Library Julia Ingalls 2016-06-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:45:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w92wgu69ne66yxgi.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While pronounced ocular structural features are not unheard of (consider the exterior of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broad Museum</a>) Winy Maas, co-founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV,</a> is drawing attention to his firm's mirrored spherical auditorium sited in the almost complete&nbsp;34,200 square meter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94502910/construction-update-kohn-pedersen-fox-s-riverside-66-in-tianjin-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tianjin</a> Library.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q8/q8dwobs3hshc7dy5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuf28lhkr419bbis.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The Eye is the centre of the library," Maas explained in a press release. "It &lsquo;hollows out&rsquo; the building and creates, out of bookshelves, an environment to sit, to read, to hang out, to climb and to access, to create an organic social space. In its heart is the auditorium which mirrors the environment, giving a 360 degree panorama of the space inside; a truly reflective and pensive environment.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vn/vnlmvtdghb36cs82.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rvkahkevy2fjjc1o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c5/c59xfowtvr7wyosl.jpg"></p><p>The library will likely open to the public by mid-2017.&nbsp;</p><p>What else is MVRDV up to?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE + MVRDV's rockin&rsquo; new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138956251/mvrdv-completes-the-couch-their-eighth-project-in-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV completes The Couch, their eighth project in Amsterdam</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953217/eero-saarinen-s-cia-weapon-designing-past Eero Saarinen's CIA weapon-designing past Julia Ingalls 2016-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T23:11:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou59iq0lm1hmv9bt.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saarinen&rsquo;s work for the spy agency mostly involved designing models of buildings and weapons that had yet to be built. He even worked on designs for the original war room in the White House. And the people at OSS claimed that he was so good at his job that he could not be replaced.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's lucky for architecture that Eero Saarinen, who was known in the CIA as "Architectural Designer (Chief, Special Exhibits Division)" wasn't so successful at his work for the agency that he couldn't be replaced, although one wonders how much of that top secret work rubbed off on his later designs...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6p/6p3p0hxpclt98bsa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d3/d3s9g9mxxfwup1gw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zy/zyxxb4tmr8xnw4um.jpg"></p><p>For an in-depth look at trained architects who have succeeded in other pursuits:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/144981919/working-out-of-the-box-scott-paterson-of-ideo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Scott Paterson of IDEO</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111260780/working-out-of-the-box-anne-d-rian-architect-turned-mosaic-artist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Anne D&eacute;rian, Architect turned Mosaic Artist</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: The Sugar Lab</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953094/david-adjaye-on-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-and-other-projects David Adjaye on the National Museum of African American History and Culture (and other projects) Nicholas Korody 2016-06-21T17:49:00-04:00 >2016-06-30T00:23:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04fkfdu3s4teonvn.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s about architecture, but also about memory and history,&rdquo; Adjaye says when we meet at the site on a cloudy afternoon in mid-May. &ldquo;I got exactly what I wanted on the exterior, which was a dark, brooding, bronzelike building.&rdquo;&nbsp; Before going inside, he points out what he calls the &ldquo;oculus,&rdquo; a circular raised platform at the west entrance through whose glass windows you can see the room below. &ldquo;We found out that this spot was once a slave market, right on the Mall,&rdquo;&nbsp; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The oculus is like a slave pedestal, levitated off the ground. I&rsquo;ve tried to make every decision here have some history.&rdquo;</em></p><p>For more on the British-Ghanaian architect, check out past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951156/david-adjaye-is-releasing-a-vinyl-record-with-his-brother" target="_blank">David Adjaye is releasing a vinyl record with his brother</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" target="_blank">"Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145677947/david-adjaye-is-the-best-bet-for-the-obama-presidential-library-but-not-because-of-the-color-of-his-skin" target="_blank">David Adjaye is the best bet for the Obama Presidential Library &ndash; but not because of the color of his skin</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142589277/the-wsj-s-review-of-making-place-the-architecture-of-david-adjaye" target="_blank">The WSJ's review of "Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952955/make-architects-design-37-storey-new-office-tower-for-city-of-london Make architects design 37-storey new office tower for City of London Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brookfield is to build a new 700,000 ft2, 37-storey tower in the City of London - and work could begin as early as 2018. Designed by architect Make the plans for the proposed office tower at 1 Leadenhall feature a 9,600 ft2 public terrace with winter garden overlooking the historic Leadenhall Market. The tower will provide 538,000 ft2 of office space plus 51,500 ft2 of retail space on the first three floors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit'</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952786/iraq-honors-zaha-hadid-with-commemorative-stamp-which-features-rejected-tokyo-stadium-design Iraq honors Zaha Hadid with commemorative stamp — which features rejected Tokyo stadium design Alexander Walter 2016-06-20T17:45:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eise4f4nvs6r3fp8.jpg" width="514" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Iraqi postal service has issued new postage stamps honoring two of the country's beloved architects: Zaha Hadid, who died in March, and Mohamed Makiya, who died last year at the age of 101. Hadid and Makiya both changed the perception of architecture in the Arab world and introduced some of the aesthetics of Arabic-inspired architecture in projects around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A small selection of Archinect news posts covering ZHA's winning/not winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium bid:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled &ndash; Abe calls for a redesign from scratch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympics refusing to pay Zaha Hadid for work on the national stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143971347/zaha-hadid-issues-disappointed-statement-on-tokyo-olympic-stadium-decision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid issues disappointed statement on Tokyo Olympic Stadium decision</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans</a></li></ul><p>H/T <a href="http://www.curbed.com/2016/6/20/11977014/zaha-hadid-stamps-iraq-tokyo-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-20T17:44:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:58:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbpfbl0af2trrvei.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>River LA is less interested in giving a clear picture of what Gehry&rsquo;s plan eventually may include than in tamping down charges that it has been born of secrecy &mdash; and worries that it may operate as a Trojan horse, a kind of high-design architectural cover, for rampant real-estate speculation [...] A central goal of this master plan... will be to strike an effective balance between maintaining flood-control measures while opening up the river to new kinds of public access.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The two designers from Gehry's office leading research on the River's masterplan, Tensho Takemori and Anand Devarajan, emphasize that the approach now is about learning, not designing:&nbsp;&ldquo;This is just meant to be information,&rdquo; said Takemori. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no designs, no proposals or anything like that.&rdquo;&nbsp;Devarajan adds, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve tried to take an inform-ourselves approach before we make any decisions about what&rsquo;s right and what&rsquo;s wrong.&rdquo;</p><p>While nothing close to an official proposal has yet been discussed by River LA (formerly known as&nbsp;Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation), Christopher Hawthorne does interpret information from their <a href="http://www.riverla.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> as hints about what might lie in store for the River:</p><p><em>One section, &ldquo;Water Recharge,&rdquo; suggests that by redesigning the river to capture more storm water &mdash; directing it to aquifers rather than allowing it to flow via the river out to sea &mdash; the region could decrease its reliance on water imported from other parts of California and the Western U.S. by as mu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952735/frenemies-forever-hugh-howard-brings-famed-relationship-between-frank-lloyd-wright-and-philip-johnson-to-life-in-architecture-s-odd-couple-on-one-to-one-28 Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-20T15:07:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T14:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oh/oh1jp9tgkj8rfag4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture writer and historian Hugh Howard has written many books on American architecture, telling stories that meld design and cultural history together in highly accessible and humanistic ways.</p><p>His latest book, <a href="http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/architectures-odd-couple-9781620403761/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson</em></a>,&nbsp;tracks the fruitful and contentious relationship between the two architectural frenemies&mdash;beginning with Wright&rsquo;s role in Johnson&rsquo;s pivotal &ldquo;Modern Architecture&rdquo; exhibition at MoMA in 1932, up until Wright&rsquo;s death in 1959. Through their relationship, Howard provides an excellent overview of midcentury architecture's context in the United States, and personalizes the architectural giants in the process.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#28 with&nbsp;<strong>Hugh Howard</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 to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_28_Hugh_Howard.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2iy4iofdoqw8q7i.jpg"></p><p>Frank L...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension A look around the new Tate Modern extension Ellen Hancock 2016-06-20T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T15:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm7prwiorb8u19ku.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The original Tate Modern redevelopment was started in 1995 and since opening in 2000 has become the most popular gallery in the world. It made sense then for Herzog and De Meuron to return and finish the job. Their architectural evolution and legacy is now embedded in the London skyline, as is their success.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/detb0fq5umh8wyvz.jpg"></p><p>The synergy between the buildings, old and new, is remarkable and assisted satisfyingly by the graphic identity from British designer Peter Saville. The space is incredibly successful as an art gallery but also as an architectural performance; there are continuous structural accents inviting you to explore the sensuality of the space. From the inside the lattice brickwork is a welcome and original delight that insists on further inspection and accordingly reveals disguised benches bracketed into the window, ostensibly waiting for you all along.&nbsp;It is easy to navigate your way through the building but also extremely satisfying to get lost in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s041geaamzcwsdv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okt5vi2pgfeoof01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyup28ksysfj8cds.jpg"></p><p>Offering almost certainly one of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952596/editor-s-picks-448 Editor's Picks #448 Nam Henderson 2016-06-20T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:31:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xd3fp9svy77s7qtr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;visited&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> approved "<em>Adeyemi's is very architectural and tectonic. still modern while taking on that neo classical stuff. and Leibingers is nice too....</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dglzwmscb5bs6f4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps: The Syrian Chapter</a>' a Masters thesis project of Nikita Gyawali, a student at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18812/arkitektskolen-aarhus-the-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iy/iyozfbcyaqhp1br4.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> recommended reading <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951404/good-review-reporting-from-the-front-the-15th-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Currie in Art-agenda</a>, in which the Scottish artist tears into the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, "<em>vis a vis its older cousin, the art biennale.</em>"&nbsp;Currie also writes (about '<strong>Fundamentals</strong>', Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s 2014 Biennale of Architecture) "<em>Depending on your perspective the results were either Brechtian or resembled a severe case of Asperger syndrome</em>"&nbsp;and makes reference to Max Weber&rsquo;s Verstehen.</p><p>Oliver Wainwright <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviews</a> the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion (and new &nbsp;Summer Houses) offering(s).&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> placed this year&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952270/zaha-hadid-transforms-zurich-gallery-in-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters Zaha Hadid transforms Zurich gallery in homage to artist Kurt Schwitters Justine Testado 2016-06-17T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igny7ikc64x24vak.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Upon first glance, the &ldquo;Kurt Schwitters: Merz&rdquo; exhibition is an enticing haven of artistic talent. The retrospective opened earlier this week at the Galerie Gmurzynska in Zurich. An exhibition involving Zaha Hadid is sure to be a visual treat, whether it's her work that is on display or if she designed an exhibition's setup. Hadid's design for this particular exhibition...is the late architect's homage to Kurt Schwitters' famous Merzbau.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evx2euq1tfvkxeve.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fi/fi5n1mn0ezm67pzk.jpg"></p><p>See more photos of the exhibition <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4960/zaha-hadid-pays-homage-to-artist-kurt-schwitters-in-his-new-zurich-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949638/one-of-the-late-dame-zaha-hadid-s-final-designs-will-be-built-in-west-chelsea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One of the late Dame Zaha Hadid's final designs will be built in West Chelsea</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-17T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T10:50:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yzclakbddikyfgs8.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>world-renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who recently chaired a 12-hour debate on "what is Europe?", argues the EU has been a good thing for his country and for the UK, where he began his architecture studies in the 1960s. Sitting in his Rotterdam office, he told me the Brexit camp was full of people who "fundamentally want to change England back to the way it was before" and lamented the way, as he sees it, the EU has been used as a scapegoat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Koolhaas joins many other architects, including David Chipperfield, Richard Rogers, David Adjaye and Thomas Heatherwick, who oppose Britain leaving the EU, and support a "no" vote come the 'Brexit' decision at the upcoming EU Referendum on June 23.</p><p>For more behind 'Brexit':</p><ul><li><a title="Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948804/watch-live-rem-koolhaas-is-moderating-a-12-hour-marathon-of-interviews-on-the-future-of-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch live: Rem Koolhaas is moderating a 12-hour marathon of interviews on the future of Europe</a></li><li><a title='Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937278/say-no-to-a-brexit-says-david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say no to a "Brexit," says David Chipperfield</a></li></ul>