Archinect - News 2015-03-31T02:56:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/124127720/walker-art-center-goes-green-in-75-million-project Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-30T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T19:08:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2l/2l6eag44d2svk6w3.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass as part of a $75 million project to be announced Tuesday.</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/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-28T09:02:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T17:41:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h7/h7n29tlrpiua5mr2.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since opening the doors of its original William Pereira buildings in 1965, the Los Angele County Museum of Art has grown along with its home. The version of the city beloved by Reyner Banham and Pereira was alive then on the historic Miracle Mile, proselytizing megasized car-infrastructure and New Suburban models of living. From the 1980s through the 2000s, the museum expanded and reorganized, adding Bruce Goff&rsquo;s Japanese Pavilion and Renzo Piano&rsquo;s additions. Now, the entire conglomerate is slated for a redesign, into a singular swath by famed museum architect Peter Zumthor, with new attention paid to an incoming Metro station. And according to the <em>Los Angeles Times&rsquo;</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, this is distinctly on track with where the megaregion as a whole is going &ndash; part of his so-called &ldquo;Third Los Angeles&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9mcgcj2evjrd34l.jpg"></p><p>This third stage of Los Angeles is &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an altogether more integrated, metropolitan-oriented</a>&rdquo; place, and is the namesake for Hawthorne&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-03-28T19:22:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123893329/aiany-executive-director-rick-bell-resigns AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell resigns Justine Testado 2015-03-27T14:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T15:11:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l6xrehbto2qoygdn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New York chapter</a> released a brief statement today announcing the immediate resignation of Executive Director Rick Bell:</p><p>&ldquo;AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director Rick Bell has offered, and the organization&rsquo;s Board of Directors has accepted, his immediate resignation. An interim Executive Director will be named next week and a search to find a new Executive Director will also begin at that time.&rdquo;</p><p>Bell became executive director in 2001 and helped found the Center for Architecture on LaGuardia Place in 2003. He is regarded as having an influential role in raising the architectural community's involvement on policy issues like affordable housing, accessibility, sustainability, and waterfront use. He was also heavily involved in post-disaster programs like New York New Visions, a design and urban planning coalition that prepares recommendations for rebuilding Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123814576/wilkinson-eyre-renovated-weston-library-at-oxford-now-reopened Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened Justine Testado 2015-03-26T13:58:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T20:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v85aehd21lhlkwmi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Beginning as the New Bodleian Library, the <a href="http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/weston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weston Library</a> at Oxford University was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and constructed in the 1930s. Although construction finished in 1940, wartime purposes delayed the building's official opening in 1946. For the most part, the building remained unaltered other than the addition of the Indian Institute as a south-facing roof extension in 1966-69 by architect Robert Potter and other minor changes in 2010. Then in 2011, London-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre Architects</a> began renovating the Grade II building, which reopened to the public this past weekend.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kpjgrtftjgo722q.jpg"></p><p>The &pound;80 million redesign is part of the Bodleian's efforts to better preserve -- and promote -- their vast special collection of books, manuscripts, and other historical objects. In their redesign, Wilkinson Eyre vied to revamp the building's infrastructure while respecting its heritage. As if the collections weren't already enough to gaze in awe at, Wilkinson Eyre also added new reading rooms, r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123739063/starts-with-me-ends-with-us-a-conversation-with-tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-on-archinect-sessions-episode-22 "Starts with me, ends with us": A conversation with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on Archinect Sessions Episode #22 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-26T12:30:00-04:00 >2015-03-30T13:27:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bv07xbgc7sx3yzz4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are delighted to devote the entirety of this episode to an interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a>. Our discussion spanned their nearly 30 years (and counting) working together, focusing not on individual projects but their architectural philosophy, their material explorations, and their work with landscape. The rising cream throughout was the way Williams and Tsien talk with one another, each pulling on their side of the rowboat to work towards a truly collaborative response.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p2gxdpue3ekefywt.jpg"></p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="http://ed@archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode twenty-two of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Starts with me, ends with us":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">c...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123743091/marlon-blackwell-and-rick-joy-in-conversation Marlon Blackwell and Rick Joy in conversation Alexander Walter 2015-03-26T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T12:42:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3dd5f6914d86d5d2bd202f506762eddf.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects&nbsp;Marlon Blackwell&nbsp;and&nbsp;Rick Joy&nbsp;have built their practices marrying diligent attention to the existing community, ecology, and building culture of a place with the refined craft of contemporary architecture. [...] The two sat down with Anne Rieselbach, the League&rsquo;s Program Director, in October 2014 to discuss their first meeting 15 years ago, teaching, drawing, distaste&nbsp;for e-mail, and &ldquo;transgressing the vernacular.&rdquo;</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/123740675/they-died-as-they-designed-famous-architects-self-styled-gravestones They died as they designed: famous architects' self-styled gravestones Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-25T14:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T17:56:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2gx01ak4za7wtc9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Le Corbusier designed a pair of markers in the style of one of his own concrete architectural models. Carlo Scarpa, who was buried standing up and wrapped in linen in the style of a medieval knight, has a marble grave with a maze-like design. Frank Lloyd Wright's marker could not even be called a gravestone, because it looks more like an uncut rock. Meanwhile, Buckminster Fuller's grave has an esoteric quote he once gave to Playboy magazine inscribed on it: "Call me Trimtab."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sure, an article like this suggests a click bait-y listicle, heavy on images and light on content. But what's installed astride an architect's final resting place is of grave (pardon the pun) importance. Not only would it be surrealistically disorienting to have an architect's professional style countered by an antithetical gravesite, but it also smacks of lost opportunity &ndash; this is the final personal statement, in a way, that an architect can make.</p><p>It's also heartening to realize that even when they died unexpectedly, these architects had their plans sorted. Check out their graves below (a wholehearted and respectful h/t to Curbed for sourcing most of the images):</p><p><em>Alvar Aalto, Hietaniemi cemetery in Helsinki, Finland:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efd2637c5f6770ee53a134d6d07d13cf.jpg"></p><p><em>Bruce Goff, Chicago's Graceland cemetery:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/686d80c7ee068e6e86ded31e5614292b.jpg"></p><p><em>Adolf Loos, Zentralfriedhof in Vienna, Austria:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de2c5ee5a33efc81ccf76463bf2d1f02.jpg"></p><p><em>Buckminster Fuller, Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c78faf845519e2f423f0220ccc87e980.jpg"></p><p><em>Frank Lloyd Wright (first grave), Unity Chapel Cemetery in Wyoming, Wisconsin (According to Curbed, FLW's final r...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123735848/selgascano-unveils-designs-for-the-2015-serpentine-pavilion SelgasCano unveils designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T14:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aev3ry3zymofvjz2.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier today, the Serpentine Galleries in London <a href="http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/serpentine-pavilion-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first images&nbsp;of the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, designed by the Spanish firm of <a href="http://www.selgascano.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>&nbsp;headed by Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano. In keeping with the criteria of the annual program, this will be the first UK project by the award-winning firm, and is also the first pavilion designed by Spanish architects. According to a statement released with the announcement, the pavilion will consist of "an amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fabric membrane (ETFE) woven through and wrapped in webbing." The images released with the statement consist of&nbsp;colorful, playful renders populated by cartoonish figures.</p><p>A much-anticipated event each year, the Serpentine Pavilion is one of the "top-ten most visited architecture and design exhibits in the world." Visitors to the SelgasCano-designed pavilion will be able to enter the structure from a number of openings, "passing through a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123681236/eric-owen-moss-bids-not-farewell-but-fare-forward-at-sciarc Eric Owen Moss Bids "Not Farewell But Fare Forward" at SciArc Nicholas Korody 2015-03-25T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T06:23:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zw/zwqb01g4ld0zs83q.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m the ENEMY!&rdquo; Moss hollered as he stepped onto the dais in front of a packed hall at SCI-Arc, awaiting his final address as dean last Thursday. Moss might as well have said, &ldquo;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_Cinerama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This is Cinerama</a>,&rdquo; as the single projection that had backgrounded the introductory remarks dramatically opened into three-synced projections producing a single, massive image that stretched along the entirety of the wall. A <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_%28comic_strip%29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cartoon monkey</a> is startled by his reflection and the text above reads, &ldquo;We have met the enemy and he is u&#822;s&#822; me."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zfycyio24yoc5p3.jpg"></p><p>Before Moss began his lecture, aptly titled &ldquo;Not Farewell but Fare Forward,&rdquo; Tom Gilmore and Hernan Diaz Alonso delivered laudatory introductions. Gilmore described Moss as alternating between Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza, the first in a series of references to Cervantes&rsquo; work, apparently something that Moss has himself cultivated in prior talks. Alonso, who will succeed Moss as dean of the school, attempted to provide &ldquo;20 seconds [of] touch-touchy feely-feely,&rdquo; to...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123673986/field-operations-to-helm-new-miami-underline-project Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T17:50:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vepmoyq1j2li5c1m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Proponents of the Underline bicycle route and linear park that would replace the threadbare M-Path under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to the Miami River have picked the co-designer of the wildly popular elevated High Line in Manhattan to draw up a master plan for their idea. James Corner Field Operations was selected by a local jury from among 19 architectural teams that submitted entries in a competition.</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/123673982/smiljan-radic-s-serpentine-pavilion-moves-to-somerset Smiljan Radić’s Serpentine Pavilion Moves to Somerset Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T17:44:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T18:07:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/95d5357740727f5a3cde7e5b77cf2f48.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, Chilean architect Smiljan Radi&#263; revealed his Serpentine Pavilion&mdash;an enormous shell-shaped structure perched atop jagged quarry stones in Hyde Park&mdash;as part of the London gallery&rsquo;s prestigious architecture program. Thousands of visitors examined its translucent fiberglass walls over the course of the summer. This week, the pavilion will be unveiled at its new, permanent home, amid the spring gardens of Hauser &amp; Wirth Somerset in Bruton, about two and a half hours from London by train.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67649bd8aea02cadcf90699919ebd92f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/68/68c6556c33043ab18016844e02d44534.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-24T13:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T16:36:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/227710a0510cce73bc2a63fd375d915d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once a free-flowing, biomorphic design inspired by the La Brea Tar Pits and the work of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the design has become noticeably more angular and muscular in recent weeks. It now features double-height galleries made of white or light-gray concrete and poking up above the roofline of the rest of the museum [...] "No one will call it a blob anymore," LACMA Director Michael Govan said ... "Peter hasn't given up the curve. But he's really, really reined it in."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a title="Peter Zumthor pushes LACMA redesign to the curb to make room for tar pits" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102705026/peter-zumthor-pushes-lacma-redesign-to-the-curb-to-make-room-for-tar-pits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor pushes LACMA redesign to the curb to make room for tar pits</a></li><li><a title="L.A. County supervisors approve initial funding for new LACMA building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113033373/l-a-county-supervisors-approve-initial-funding-for-new-lacma-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. County supervisors approve initial funding for new LACMA building</a></li><li><a title="Peter Zumthor's $450,000,000 'Black Flower' for LACMA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74507137/peter-zumthor-s-450-000-000-black-flower-for-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor's $450,000,000 'Black Flower' for LACMA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123657071/competitions-legitimate-search-for-the-best-design-or-a-political-lobby Competitions - legitimate search for the best design? Or, a political lobby? b3tadine[sutures] 2015-03-24T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T16:33:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgmu6tjsjhvcorpf.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...while we were serious, it turned out this competition was not. Even before announcing the results, Westminster City council - one of the two river sides to be connected - stated that it did not want and never had wanted a bridge.</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/123585526/why-do-all-hipsters-look-the-same Why do all hipsters look the SAME? Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-23T14:22:00-04:00 >2015-03-24T16:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cqn3ee8dda6p8d4.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is always a delay between the time a trend begins to gain traction, and the time hipsters begin following it. This delay is caused because people can't be aware of what others are deciding, in real-time. As a result, hipsters gradually realise that the trend, and the decision has been made while making the same decision separately. This leads to them gradually conforming towards what then becomes the mainstream.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now, try to imagine&nbsp;"architects" instead of&nbsp;"hipster." Vertical farms? Poche? Blobs? Hedonistic urbanism? Parametric buildings? New Urbanism? Old Urbanism? Etc, etc,.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123582308/christopher-hawthorne-s-infatuation-with-toyo-ito Christopher Hawthorne's "infatuation" with Toyo Ito Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-23T13:16:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T13:17:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e9524011f22cf0405f781bd02db6b86.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an era when many architects are acclaimed for impressive rhetoric or jaw-dropping computer renderings &mdash; or both &mdash; [Ito] has earned his following in purely architectural terms. He knows how to build, to shape space in a way that respects traditional craftsmanship and seems utterly contemporary. [...] That odd and productive co-dependence of design and place, architect and site, is a relationship that doesn't really exist in any other art form.</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/123351249/building-a-megacity-from-scratch-in-saudi-arabia Building a megacity, from scratch, in Saudi Arabia Nam Henderson 2015-03-20T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:37:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgpbklnhwa7frkur.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Creating a massive new city that is able to encourage enterprise in a practical way has up-ended the usual rigmarole of applying for permissions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sylvia Smith reports on&nbsp;Saudi Arabia's new desert "megacity".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123352855/is-newark-the-next-brooklyn Is Newark the Next Brooklyn? Richard Meier & Partners 2015-03-20T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T19:42:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ui/uieuy7kv0joya11f.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When construction&rsquo;s done in 2016, Teachers Village will consist of eight, low-rise buildings housing three charter schools and a daycare facility, 65,000 square feet of retail, and 205 residential units designed by the world-renowned Richard Meier, Newark&rsquo;s native son and architect of the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain.</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/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kehldl90btq7gre.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymnhg9ta9yas7yth.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> 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 "Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-19T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-03-27T15:21:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zm9o3zmkn1w7znk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves passed away</a> at the age of 80. In the aftermath, much attention has been paid to his most eye-catching work, but as often occurs when someone of great influence passes away, focusing on the person's products comes at the expense of honoring their humanity &ndash; simply, who they were as a person. In this light, this episode we hear from <a href="http://michaelgraves.com/team-manager/patrick-burke-aia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrick Burke</a>, principal and studio head at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3110/michael-graves-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design</a> (where Burke got his start in 1982), reflect on Graves&rsquo; life of hard work, perseverance, and empathy.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also paid a visit to the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA IDEAS</a> campus in Playa Vista, to speak with <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a> about his rapidly accelerating <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> Studio, where students are bringing Elon Musk&rsquo;s transit technology into the near-future. Donna also reflects on Thom Mayne&rsquo;s marathon visit through Indiana, and Ken shares some finer points of career politics.</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archine...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123209096/rem-praises-dubai-for-its-sophistication Rem praises Dubai for its sophistication Nicholas Korody 2015-03-18T17:07:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:32:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3d50f16935c93a1a1a8441798bdffa3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Rem Koolhaas] addressed a packed auditorium at the American University of Sharjah on Tuesday..."Dubai has escaped from its architectural caricatures,&rdquo; Mr Koolhaas said... [He] had a positive outlook on the region despite recent upheaval and said that it provided the opportunity for the dawn of something new. He also praised the involvement of the country&rsquo;s rulers and the freedom they have given to designers to transform the landscape of the region.</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/123135161/nbbj-proposes-strategy-for-creating-skyscrapers-that-don-t-cast-shadows NBBJ proposes strategy for creating skyscrapers that don't cast shadows Archinect 2015-03-17T17:43:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T18:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmjxu10rnhm6x5co.jpg" width="514" height="568" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They used computer modeling to design a pair of buildings, one of which works like a gigantic, curved mirror. The glass surface of the northernmost building reflects light down into the shadow cast by its&nbsp;southern partner. And the carefully defined curve of that glass allows the reflected light to follow the shadow throughout the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yc/ycdcq4hut00by8uk.gif"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123120685/zaera-polo-responds-to-alleged-wikipedia-plagiarism-in-biennale-texts Zaera-Polo responds to alleged Wikipedia plagiarism in Biennale texts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-17T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T12:29:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9w/9wsi7m85albzdib7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Explaining his move, he said that, while it was &lsquo;unorthodox in an academic setting&rsquo;, the citations were removed to give the publication more relevance to the general public and less of an academic tone. [...] In a letter to Princeton University, Koolhaas defended Zaera-Polo, saying that the publication was intended as a &lsquo;polemic, not an academic document&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alejandro Zaera-Polo <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110250557/zaera-polo-steps-down-as-dean-of-princeton-s-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned from his deanship</a> at Princeton University's School of Architecture back in October, amidst <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/105701111/alejandro-zaera-polo-accused-of-plagiarism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rumors</a> of plagiarism in texts supplied to Rem Koolhaas' 2014 Venice Biennale. Now, in a letter published on his <a href="http://azpml.com/#/news/latestNews" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, Zaera-Polo clarifies the rumors, and addresses the precise incidents of alleged plagiarism. His position, one <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/16/rem-koolhaas-accuses-princeton-architecture-school-of-category-error-over-alejandro-zaera-polo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">supported by Rem Koolhaas</a>, maintains that as the Biennale's texts were intended to be "polemic", "non-academic" and "speculative", they did not require the same academic citation standards that a university like Princeton would require.</p><p>See the full text of Zaera-Polo's statement below, titled "A Clarifying Statement", courtesy of architectsjournal.co.uk:</p><p>To whom it may concern:</p><p>I am making the following statement in order to finally clarify the reasons for my sudden resignation from the Post of Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University on October 30 2014. This is now imperative not just in respect to the rumors spread on t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123044351/improvisation-and-troublemaking-frank-gehry-in-conversation-with-eric-owen-moss-at-sci-arc Improvisation and Troublemaking: Frank Gehry in Conversation with Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc Scott Kepford 2015-03-16T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:44:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6itdpxvampzpgu62.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite making recent news for a particularly <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">antisocial public display</a>, Frank Gehry remains a highly influential and crowd-drawing figure, as evidenced by SCI-Arc&rsquo;s completely full Keck Lecture Hall over an hour before Gehry took the stage on Wednesday, March 4, for a lecture with Eric Owen Moss.</p><p>The lecture was the last in a series of five annual lectures honoring late SCI-Arc faculty Raimund Abraham, and opened with memorial remembrances of Abraham by Moss and Gehry. The lecture, &ldquo;You Can&rsquo;t Rehearse Something You Haven&rsquo;t Invented Yet&rdquo;, was a quote Gehry supplied to Moss from jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The improvisational quality of Jazz as it relates to Gehry&rsquo;s process of design was a major thread through the talk. Gehry related the actors required to produce a building &ndash; client, contractor, project manager (&ldquo;we don&rsquo;t really need those guys though&rdquo; he quipped), building department, and bank &ndash; to the constraining three notes around which an improvisational jazz composition wou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123041938/facebook-s-zee-town-and-the-rocky-history-of-corporate-urbanism Facebook's "Zee Town" and the rocky history of corporate urbanism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-16T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yc43bjpcq759s9ff.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In founding a town for some 10,000 of his employees to call their own, the Facebook mogul is following generations of entrepreneurs, from the Dutch East India Company to Walt Disney. [...] Zuckerberg&rsquo;s version is to take the form of a 200-acre private municipality adjacent to Facebook&rsquo;s Menlo Park headquarters, masterplanned by long-time collaborator Frank Gehry and ever-so-humbly dubbed &ldquo;Zee Town&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previous news from Gehry's work with Zuckerberg:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55882137/facebook-gehry-build-idea-factory-for-ripstik-geeks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook, Gehry Build Idea Factory for RipStik Geeks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122840627/they-ve-been-waiting-patiently They've been waiting patiently Nam Henderson 2015-03-14T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-14T18:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pvlahxwq1x2xb2v.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Do you have any skills?...You don't need to have any skills to come volunteer...this is still a story".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jordan Klepper<strong>&nbsp;</strong>investigates a story of reconstruction in&nbsp;Staten Island. Two and a half years post-Sandy, four locals offer criticism of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/html/home/home.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Build it Back</a> program.&nbsp;He then chats with&nbsp;Enrique Norten about <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/155167/mercedes-house-phase-1-ten-arquitectos/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercedes House</a>,&nbsp;a recent&nbsp;TEN Arquitectos project (totaling 1.2 million square feet) in Manhattan, completed in approximately three years. The role of dreaded "<em>bureaucracy</em>" is then referenced and&nbsp;Alana Tornello (a&nbsp;Disaster Recovery Coordinator) urges folks to volunteer and not forget.</p><p>For an alternative view of the topic; check out&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy</a>&nbsp;</em>released by<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122892751/ray-bradbury-the-pomogranate-architect Ray Bradbury, The Pomogranate Architect Orhan Ayyüce 2015-03-14T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:21:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kz4eyrniiw0pcbj.jpg" width="514" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Disney sent that article to his friends in New York City who were, at that time, helping build the New York World&rsquo;s Fair, and they read the introduction and they came to Los Angeles a month later and they knocked on the door, and I opened the door and they said, &ldquo;Mr. Bradbury, shall we tell you why we are here?&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;Why?&rdquo;&#8232; &ldquo;We are here to give you a fifty-million-dollar building.&rdquo; I said, &ldquo;What!? Come in, come in!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>This essay appears in&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781612194219?aff=randomhouse1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview and Other Conversations</a>,<em>&nbsp;out this month. Reprinted with permission of Melville House.</em></p><p><em>Ray Bradbury (1920&ndash;2012) is the author of twenty-seven novels, including&nbsp;</em>Fahrenheit 451<em>and&nbsp;</em>The Martian Chronicles<em>, and more than six hundred short stories. Bradbury won many awards throughout his lifetime, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America and a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.</em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/@Sam__Weller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Weller</a>&nbsp;is the author of&nbsp;</em>The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury&nbsp;<em>and</em><a href="http://listentotheechoes.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Listen to the Echoes</a>: The Ray Bradbury Interviews<em>, and the coeditor of&nbsp;</em>Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury,<em>&nbsp;which won a Bram Stoker Award. Weller is an associate professor in the department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122837421/renzo-piano-the-future-of-european-architecture-lies-in-the-suburbs Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-13T20:48:00-04:00 >2015-03-17T14:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6320bbd593a0376bb6170e8e1b03510.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the 1960s and '70s, like many of his contemporaries, Piano was involved in the battle to revive forlorn and decaying historic centers of cities. Now he's fighting to save their often desolate outskirts. Unlike the suburbs of U.S. cities, which are often well off, the suburbs of many European cities tend to be the poorest parts of the metropolitan area. [...] Piano believes "the suburbs are the place where energy is in the city &mdash; in the good, in the bad."</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/122752532/aranda-lasch-and-cc-arquitectos-give-first-emerging-voices-lecture-of-2015 Aranda\Lasch and CC ARQUITECTOS give first Emerging Voices lecture of 2015 Ayesha Ghosh 2015-03-12T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T14:59:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ycali6gi4hnvjj9w.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Thursday, the Architectural League of New York launched its 2015 <a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a> lecture series with firms <a href="http://arandalasch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a> and <a href="http://www.ccarquitectos.com.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS</a>. Architects Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch and Manuel Cervantes Cespedes presented a survey of their work, ranging through a wide array of scales and site locations.</p><p>All three architects grounded their work in an extensive description of their process and research methodologies that influence the forms and logic of their individual projects. Both firms seem to have rooted their work in interdisciplinary explorations, adding diversity to their architectural approach.</p><p>Lasch framed the firm&rsquo;s work: &ldquo;It is about patterns, math and science, but its also about history &ndash; there seems to be an obsession about historical objects.&rdquo; The firm&rsquo;s projects each have a historical lineage, particularly a grotto they designed using only four modular boulders, inspired by the typology of the Romantic grotto. Projects like their <a href="http://arandalasch.com/works/fauteuil-chair/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1774 chai...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80 Michael Graves has died at the age of 80 Justine Testado 2015-03-12T17:53:00-04:00 >2015-03-16T08:45:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1t5jxbs1o8l2u5w.jpg" width="514" height="523" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Graves, the renowned architect and founder of Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design (MGA&amp;D), died peacefully of natural causes in his home in Princeton, New Jersey on Thursday. He was 80 years old.</p><p>Born in Indianapolis on July 9, 1934, Michael Graves is regarded as bringing "post-modernism" to the masses. As a young architect, Graves worked for George Nelson who sparked his deep interest in American pop culture, which was conveyed throughout his work. Graves also collaborated with teaching colleague Peter Eisenman in numerous competitions and was also part of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Five" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Five</a>. Wherever Michael Graves' name was mentioned, plenty of attention -- good or not -- was sure to follow, and will continue to do so for years to come. For starters, the <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">Kean University Michael Graves School of Architecture</a> is slated to open later this year.</p><p>His firm, Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. Reflecting Graves' wide range of design interests and focused ...</p>