Archinect - News 2015-08-04T16:14:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/133370895/dean-george-ranalli-in-sexual-harassment-probe Dean George Ranalli in Sexual Harassment Probe Terreform 2015-08-03T00:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T10:36:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhnxlmkzx38af8as.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Ranalli, 68, who has helmed the Spitzer School of Architecture since 1999, offered Ariella Campisi a ride home after the faculty holiday party at the Smoke Jazz &amp; Supper Club in December 2013, Campisi claims in a Manhattan federal-court lawsuit. Campisi, now 23, was there because she worked part-time as an office assistant for the architecture school.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sad day for CUNY Architecture.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133196777/scott-killinger-named-interim-dean-of-unl-s-college-of-architecture Scott Killinger named interim dean of UNL's College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-07-31T18:19:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T18:20:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sirzr88kprqnzj8u.jpg" width="485" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Scott Killinger was named interim dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture, the university said Thursday. [...] Killinger, who replaces interim dean Kim Wilson, will also be responsible for helping UNL find a permanent dean of the College of Architecture. The college has been without a permanent dean since Wayne Drummond left the post in 2011.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14744391/university-of-nebraska-lincoln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNL</a> in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125203192/proposed-merger-of-university-of-nebraska-lincoln-architecture-arts-colleges-met-with-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed merger of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture, arts colleges met with criticism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93815353/university-of-nebraska-lincoln-proposes-merger-of-architecture-arts-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes merger of architecture, arts schools</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133121876/sculptor-larry-bell-s-influence-on-frank-gehry Sculptor Larry Bell's influence on Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2015-07-30T18:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T18:36:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036342ivi88en1wi.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has often talked about the influence artists have had on his building designs. [...] An early work from the 1960s by sculptor Larry Bell in the Frank Lloyd show offers a partial template for a Gehry design built three decades ago in Toluca Lake. Gehry's World Savings and Loan branch at Riverside Drive and Mariota Avenue is a sky-lighted, one-story hall framed by tall facades out front and in the back, as if a full second story had been planned but never built.</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/133109015/starchitect-c-sar-pelli-buys-17-5m-san-remo-apartment-from-john-leguizamo-s-mother-in-law Starchitect César Pelli Buys $17.5M San Remo Apartment from John Leguizamo’s Mother-in-Law Alyssa Alimurung 2015-07-30T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T13:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc02wy727w43kldd.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Starchitect C&eacute;sar Pelli and his wife Diana Balmori have bought a $17.5 million apartment at the San Remo, according to city records released today. And the seller of the 4,900-square-foot, 12-room residence is Rona Maurer, John Leguizamo&rsquo;s mother-in-law who was recently involved in a lawsuit claiming she was covering up the sale of the home to keep her stepdaughter from getting any of the profits.</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/133038345/2015-matsumoto-prize-honors-six-exemplary-modernist-houses 2015 Matsumoto Prize honors six exemplary modernist houses kimweiss 2015-07-29T19:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T08:52:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pgqnafunzstdij.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Non-profit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a>&nbsp;has&nbsp;announced the six winners &ndash; three Jury awards and three People&rsquo;s Choice awards &ndash; of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 George Matsumoto Prize</a>&nbsp;for Modernist residential design. The winners were announced on July 16 during a special event at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattmcconnell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McConnell Studios</a>&nbsp;in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.</p><p>The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/14351/north-carolina-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina State University</a> School of Design (now College of Design), and well-known designer of exemplary mid-century Modernist houses in North Carolina. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.&nbsp;Submissions to the annual competition must be houses in North Carolina, but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck selected the Jury Award winners.&nbsp;</p><p>The 2015 Jury winners&nbsp;are:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;First Prize&nbsp;($3000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://cubedesignresearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUBE design + research</a>, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar878zkbfqpdxbhs.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Second Prize&nbsp;($2000) &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61800613/tonic-design-tonic-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toni...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132959584/survey-why-glass Survey: Why glass? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:53:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msd0mqfcrrxp5jgn.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118968488/david-chipperfield-pledges-to-carefully-optimize-mies-van-der-rohe-s-neue-nationalgalerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies Van Der Rohe's groundbreaking designs</a> popularized the deceptively simple glass facade, architects have experimented with the incorporation of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131024735/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the material</a> in their designs. Some, such as PLP Architecture, have opted to create commercial buildings that utilize an almost entirely glass facade in&nbsp;order&nbsp;to facilitate new types of professional interaction. Others, such as <a href="http://archinect.com/kosullivan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates</a>, have tempered their use of glass with other materials to create a more integrated feel with the surrounding landscape. Archinect decided to survey these two firms about the challenges they faced in their design process. Here, in their own words, the architects speak about how they ultimately arrived on their new final designs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jlhuavvuvvqak24r.jpg"></p><p><strong>David Leventhal of PLP Architecture on the Deloitte HQ</strong></p><p>As Sylvia Lavin puts it, 'Architecture generally considers environmental design to be repulsive, an odious amalgam of pseudoscience, bad form and moralism.' The challenge for us was to conceive a gr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133027870/are-uncompetitive-japanese-contractors-to-blame-for-zaha-s-new-national-stadium-budget-blowout Are uncompetitive Japanese contractors to blame for Zaha's New National Stadium budget blowout? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:51:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny6h15ws7ax239j5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> is not going away quietly, but cogently. In a statement forwarded by the Japan Olympic Committee, ZHA details the origins of what would eventually become the budget fracas over the cancelled New <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Stadium</a>, noting that early in the design process&nbsp;"we advised&nbsp;the JSC [<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan Sport Council</a>] that working to an immovable completion deadline, against a backdrop of&nbsp;rocketing annual increases in the cost of building in Tokyo, and in the absence&nbsp;of any international competition, the early selection of a limited number of&nbsp;construction contractors&nbsp;would not lead to a commercially competitive&nbsp;process."</p><p>Here's the full statement:&nbsp;</p><p>Our teams in Japan and the&nbsp;UK feel it is necessary to set the record straight on the Zaha Hadid Architects&nbsp;(ZHA) design for the new National Stadium for Japan, which has been developed&nbsp;to the client&rsquo;s brief and budget. It is also only right that the Japanese&nbsp;people are fully aware of the reasons for the reported budget increase and,&nbsp;with exact...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132962812/pedestrians-and-light-rail-retake-sydney-well-george-street-at-least Pedestrians and light rail retake Sydney (well, George Street at least) Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T19:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T10:24:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8wd8tkiieqtudcdi.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The transformative effect of removing cars from a dedicated street or urban center and creating a pedestrian-friendly area isn't a new idea, but it's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116577617/prince-charles-calls-to-reclaim-the-streets-from-cars-with-his-10-point-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a popular one</a>. Sydney, Australia has decided to repurpose its relatively trafficky George Street into an elegant shopping and walking area bisected by light rail, with design input from French architect Thomas Richez. According to <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-light-rail-renowned-french-architect-thomas-richez-to-advise-on-design-20150727-gildif.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sydney Morning Herald</a> Richez, who has overseen the development of numerous public spaces in Africa and Europe, is now working with the city to create a zone that would foster a more relaxed vibe among pedestrians. As he explains,&nbsp;"The idea is, a good tramway line&nbsp;is like a reserve, a pleasant place, whether people use the transportation system or not."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1ksas4z1f6m352p.jpg"></p><p><em>The tramway in Reims, with the cathedral in the background. (Photo: Richez Associes)</em></p><p>Even in car-centric Los Angeles, institutions as varied as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15822/getty-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Getty Center </a>&nbsp;and commercial shopping cluster The Grove have employed similar non-pedestrian design strategies ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower Downtown Jerusalem gets a Libeskind-designed Pyramid Tower Alexander Walter 2015-07-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T10:19:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hucwm5j216gdy6pl.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new high-rise building called the Freedom Pyramid will change the face of Jerusalem&rsquo;s downtown area. The project, conceived by architects Daniel Libeskind and Yigal Levi, will see a multi-purpose tower comprising commercial shopping and residential units atop the old Eden theater. The idea for a high-rise at this location, adjacent to Mahaneh Yehuda market, first hit headlines in 2011. But a Jerusalem municipal committee only now approved the construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><strong>Correction: </strong>Studio Daniel Libeskind has informed us that the correct project title is "The Pyramid." The incorrect title "Freedom Pyramid" has been the result of an unauthorized press leak.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1493/studio-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Daniel Libeskind</a> also provided us with new renderings of the project as well as some more information about The Pyramid:</p><p><em>The Jerusalem Municipality approves a mixed-use tower designed by Studio Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich) in conjunction with local architect Yigal Levi.</em></p><p><em>Located adjacent to the Mahane Yehuda market, commonly known as &ldquo;The Shuk&rdquo;, in the heart of the city, the 105-meter, 26-story complex entitled The Pyramid will feature 200 apartments, a boutique hotel, a public plaza lined with shops, and a roof-top observatory and restaurant that will provide sweeping views of the ancient city.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;The Pyramid mediates between ancient traditions and myths, while providing a 21st century reinterpretation of that great form,&rdquo; said architect Daniel Libeskind. &ldquo;The design complements the context...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132949095/zaha-hadid-my-design-for-the-new-national-stadium-is-not-the-problem Zaha Hadid: My design for the New National Stadium is not the problem Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T13:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:40:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap5bxwv3i79fzi9c.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a statement issued on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s website, the project-ending cost of the New National Stadium is not the fault of the design, but rather the "inflated costs of construction in Tokyo, a restricted and uncompetitive approach to appointing construction contractors, and a restriction on collaboration between the design team and appointed construction contractors." The stadium, whose controversial design has spawned a series of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">derisive memes</a>, was shut down after officials announced the cost would be 250 billion yen (approximately $2 billion U.S. dollars). The cost <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shocked</a> design committee chairman <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>, who made a similar statement about the inflated construction costs in Japan.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0t/0t34rfhcg1yqo3q1.jpg"></p><p>In her statement, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid</a> goes on to say that the arched roof structure was carefully designed so that it could be built in tandem with the seating bowl, and by Japanese engineering and design team estimates should only cost 23 billion yen. Hadid also notes that due to an increase in&nbsp;the&nbsp;price...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132866354/luxury-patterned-after-old-bohemian-farm-villages Luxury Patterned After Old Bohemian Farm Villages Richard Meier & Partners 2015-07-27T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T13:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eq7dq15v4t0iu535.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, estimated at 400 million euros, or $433 million, features designs by the architects Eva Jiricna, Richard Meier and John Pawson, in addition to the 10 emerging firms, three of which are Czech and seven that are British.</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/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels "[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T12:15:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/if/if1e2w4z7ef1bb72.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a fifty-one minute conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2332/new-york-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> critic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15010/michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127173702/bjarke-ingels-wants-to-make-the-world-of-the-future-more-like-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> does little to dispel his reputation as a media-friendly starchitect who dances his way around thorny design issues by reminding everyone of the rose. When Kimmelman brings up the wind issues that an 80th story outdoor space (such as the ones proposed for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two World Trade Center</a>) is likely to encounter, Ingels relates an anecdote about how in Denmark the only car to have is a convertible, because even if the pleasant days are rare, they must be savored fully.</p><p>However, it is Ingels' redefinition of the architect's role, especially in the context of&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion about how to shape the future cultural vibe of Manhattan, that makes Kimmelman shift in&nbsp;his&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingels: [Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives.</p><p>Kimmelman: You make the architect sound a little more passive or receptive than maybe I'm comfortable with. Do you think the architect is just receiving other peopl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132566359/zaha-hadid-reportedly-not-giving-up-on-tokyo-stadium-plans Zaha Hadid reportedly not giving up on Tokyo stadium plans Alexander Walter 2015-07-23T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T20:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qbe9wkxf6zyoopm.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid, the architect whose plans for the National Stadium have been scrapped, hopes to remain involved in the planning for the centerpiece for the 2020 Olympics, the Japan Sport Council said Thursday. The council said Jim Heverin, a director of Hadid&rsquo;s company, conveyed her wishes on a fact-finding visit to Japan following the cancellation. [...] Meanwhile, it has been revealed that Japan faces a &yen;5.9 billion bill for the work done so far and contracts already signed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe <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">pulling the plug on Hadid's stadium design</a> last week due to the unforeseen astronomical costs, the Japan Sport Council is nonetheless on the hook now for&nbsp;&yen;5.9 billion (nearly $48 million) for the work that had already been done so far by various parties. Zaha Hadid Architects' fee alone is reportedly $11.88 million &mdash;&nbsp;and that's without any damages the firm might seek over the cancelled contract.</p><p>Previously:</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/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese slam highly unpopular Tokyo Olympic Stadium design with hilarious memes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo will stay the course with Zaha's Olympic stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132554306/you-want-a-piece-of-renzo-piano You Want a Piece of Renzo Piano Isaac Wilhelm 2015-07-23T11:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m79x3vd9i1g8fz4b.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>He&rsquo;s Mr. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, do you want a piece of him?&nbsp; No not Britney Spears, but rather world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Visitors to the recent Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai were engaged in the evolution of the famous architect&rsquo;s key works through multi-media presentations.&nbsp; Various study models made of wood, foam, morphed plastic, and even pantyhose provided insight into the limitless and unpredictable avenues of the architectural creative process. &nbsp;Suspended models of various scale and detail hovered above viewers as informative construction process documentaries played on the wall. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwyqvgqly0stwaq.jpg"></p><p>The entire the exhibition space pulsed with creativity.&nbsp; It was as though visitors were inside Piano&rsquo;s brain. The display workshop tables the neurons. Visitors the receptors.&nbsp; The exploratory exhibit is now closed, but like a catchy American pop-song, piece by piece Renzo Piano&rsquo;s ingenious design ingenuity has already trick...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch the teaser trailer for fall's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T10:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmmtu4ea2654qg4u.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a list of over 90 participants and partners including U.K.-based <a href="http://assemblestudio.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will open to the public on October 3rd. Officially billed as "North America&rsquo;s largest international survey of contemporary architecture," the Biennial will feature a variety of installations, exhibitions, and events, which perhaps figures into the concept behind the freshly released&nbsp;teaser trailer (which we've embedded below): gradually intersecting red grid lines meet over famous Chicago landmarks, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>'s "bean" or Cloud Gate. View it now:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132488419/increasing-demand-for-education-healthcare-and-government-buildings-bolsters-architectural-billings-index Increasing demand for education, healthcare, and government buildings bolsters Architectural Billings Index Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:33:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocs2qp7hjah8ibt8.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to the <a href="http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB106918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA</a>, while the demand for multi-family housing has slowed, many other design sectors, especially those related to institutional facilities, have prompted a significant increase in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/107273/architecture-billings-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural billings index</a>, from 51.9 in May to 55.7 in June. To provide perspective, the meaning of these figures is based on a median of 50.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2zf8jvgwtf4uhg2.jpg"></p><p>A figure below 50 indicates a decline in average billings, while a figure above is a sign of expansion. The rapid uptick is echoed in the new projects inquiry index, which has currently rocketed to 63.4, up from 61.1 in May. Regionally, the Midwest is currently the hottest place for growth, with an average of 57.2, while the Northeast is trending gently upward with an ABI of 50.4.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411153/fiu-professor-marilys-r-nepomechie-starts-term-as-acsa-president FIU Professor Marilys R. Nepomechie starts term as ACSA President Alexander Walter 2015-07-21T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrfulzpljxf4dnk3.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce that Marilys Nepomechie, Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University (FIU), has begun her term as ACSA President for 2015-2016 academic year. [...] Bruce Lindsey, teacher and administrator at Washington University in St. Louis, is also starting his term as Vice President this month.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The ACSA announcement goes on to say: <em>"As president of ACSA, Nepomechie has vowed to address the challenges facing ACSA schools, including diminishing institutional funding to support faculty and student work; a need to increase student and faculty diversity; the imperative to facilitate broad accessibility and affordability to our programs; the challenges of reframing the possibilities offered by online education; and in response to the breadth and rapid pace of change in the academy and the profession, the need to reassess, and perhaps recalibrate, our curricular structures."</em></p><p>Related Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110407197/where-are-the-women-measuring-progress-on-gender-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Where are the women? Measuring progress on gender in architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127638530/asca-launches-imadethat-campaign-for-architectural-students-and-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASCA Launches "#IMadeThat" Campaign For Architectural Students and Schools</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93717939/ncsu-faculty-member-vincent-petrarca-receives-acsa-faculty-design-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCSU Faculty Member Vincent Petrarca Receives ACSA Faculty Design Award</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena named architecture director of 2016 Venice Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T16:03:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:37:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as54302p263wruux.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been named architecture director of the 2016 Venice Biennale, in a decision made by Biennale's Board on July 18. Known for award-winning architectural work under his own Santiao-based firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10625115/ale-jan-dro-ar-ave-na-ar-chi-tects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena Architects</a>, Aravena also serves as the executive director for <a href="http://www.elementalchile.cl/en/projects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELEMENTAL</a>, an &ldquo;Urban Do Tank&rdquo; focused on social housing, which he founded in collaboration with his architecture alma mater, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/692/pontifica-universidad-catolica-de-chile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universidad Cat&oacute;lica de Chile</a>, and the&nbsp;Chilean Oil Company (COPEC). His work has previously been featured both in the 2008 and 2012 Venice Biennales, winning the Silver Lion in 2008. He was a visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University</a> (2000 - 2005), and has served on the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in4fj62v5b0t90b4.jpg"></p><p>Regarding the theme of the 2016 Biennale, Aravena has proposed a focus on inspiring, vanguard work in architecture, and to exhibit &ldquo;success stories worth to be told and exemplary cases worth to be shared where architecture did, is and will make a difference in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc0121fee20b247a24689bfd5a5a0659.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson, built two summer houses between 1960 and 1965, that have slowly decayed into disrepair. Mikael Olsson has photographed both houses over the past decade [for his] book, Sodrakull Frosakull.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs are perhaps most recognizable by their mixture of curved wood and woven textile, and his architecture led Sweden's modernism movement. Two of his major works are his own homes, Fr&ouml;sakull and S&ouml;drakull, for which Olsson's book is named.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq1nd3zgfovjvw2z.jpg"></p><p>Take a peek inside the abandoned homes by perusing a selection of&nbsp;photos from <em>Sodrakul Frosakull:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d594412011df602fc051a07fab659f49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3da0e6dbce00d51a2703dd043318a9e6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8bf7e23b74e50b67b4f53ade2be128.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc486ba2b43074aa91bb09c70598eb55.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132326552/liam-young-an-architect-s-skills-are-completely-wasted-on-making-buildings Liam Young: "an architect’s skills are completely wasted on making buildings" Donna Sink 2015-07-20T12:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T19:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/78/78m11v06gymdcyp1.jpg" width="500" height="439" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Listen, I advocate for an utter dissolution of the term architect. I think an architect&rsquo;s skills are completely wasted on making buildings. But I don&rsquo;t see it as weakening the profession, I see it as strengthening. It means that the profession can find traction in other fields: the architect as strategist, as politician, as planner; the architect as curator or editor or writer, as activist or storyteller. Finding ways to operate in other disciplines just gives us much more agency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the direction we're headed and I agree with it. If you want to design and erect buildings, be a Registered Architect. If you get the education of an architect and want to improve the world in all kinds of other non-materiallly-based ways, you're an architect.</p><p>h/t to Javo Cado.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch Zaha's Tokyo Olympic Stadium cancelled – Abe calls for a redesign from scratch Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-17T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T21:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kryoo459zrndh2s.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">multiple reassurances</a> that Zaha Hadid Architect's design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483595/tokyo-will-stay-the-course-with-zaha-s-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium would continue</a>, despite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyrocketing costs since its 2012 announcement</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">constantly decreasing public favor</a>, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced today that the stadium would be scratched in favor of a complete redesign. The stadium, which was most recently estimated to cost&nbsp;&yen;252 billion, had become more and more expensive due to rising construction costs in Japan, <a href="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/japan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>NHK World</em></a>&nbsp;reports.</p><p>Zaha Hadid Architects issued a statement <a href="http://www.zaha-hadid.com/2015/07/17/new-national-stadium-japan-statement-from-zaha-hadid-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on their website</a>&nbsp;responding to the decision, stating that the rising costs were not due to the design per-se, and that the real difficulty was agreeing on an acceptable construction cost. The statement expressed confidence, based on past major stadium experience (such as for the 2012 London Olympic Games), that ZHA could reliably build their design in a cost-effective manner. Public opinion in Japan was not enamored with the design &ndash; it had even spawned a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">satiric...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129970301/win-a-copy-of-young-architects-16-overlay-from-the-architectural-league-prize Win a copy of "Young Architects 16: Overlay" from the Architectural League Prize Justine Testado 2015-07-17T09:41:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T17:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srimna04s5jln5zz.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since 1981, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a> has showcased the latest emerging design talent in the annual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/439336/architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-and-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a>. Every year, the Architectural League selects three previous winners for the League Prize committee, who are tasked to develop the competition theme that engages certain aspects of architectural form and practice that are most relevant to their fellow young practitioners.</p><p>The 2014 edition took an intrinsic approach with the theme <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98624299/winners-of-the-2014-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Overlay"</a>, which had entrants contemplate how the interactive, incremental processes inform and direct their work. Participants examined their own creative processes and presented how their developed techniques are activated over time with additional layers of meaning as they further explore architectural concepts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf17ndnqg4antu01.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2esh13p511ej5o7.jpg"></p><p>Earlier this month, the Architectural League published the winning entries from this competition in <em>Young Architects 16: Overlay</em>. The book highlights six American firms: Young &amp; Ayata (Brooklyn), The LADG (Los An...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium “I thought, ‘What?’ when I heard it would cost ¥252 billion,” Tadao Ando says about National Stadium Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T14:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T23:48:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9w/9ww7oi2mbx3l121j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World-famous architect Tadao Ando was astonished to learn that the design he chose for the new National Stadium would cost &yen;252 billion to build, he said at a press conference Thursday, where he spoke for the first time since the swelling cost became an issue.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/16/us-olympics-japan-stadium-idUSKCN0PQ0IP20150716" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, the massive ballooning in the construction costs of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">relatively unpopular</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposed design</a> for Japan's National Stadium are not the fault of the chairman of&nbsp;the&nbsp;design committee, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>: "Soaring construction and labor costs, along with a rise in Japan's sales tax, are blamed for much of the price surge." Ando also noted that&nbsp;&ldquo;We shouldn&rsquo;t drop Ms. Hadid&rsquo;s design, otherwise we&rsquo;ll lose credibility internationally.&rdquo; The enormous increase in the cost of&nbsp;the&nbsp;stadium is awkward, as the country is&nbsp;still&nbsp;not fully recovered from the devastation of the March 2011 T&#333;hoku earthquake and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39226767/japan-earthquake-before-and-after" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tsunami</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8omsxx86rwspvc3g.jpg">&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132024761/8-500-bottles-of-beer-in-the-wall-father-and-son-build-office-out-of-beer-bottles 8,500 bottles of beer in the wall - father and son build office out of beer bottles Julia Ingalls 2015-07-16T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:26:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8q8o8b05os58lgfs.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 300-square foot office, located in Chongqing city, consists of 40 layers of bottles that Li and his father laid out over four months.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although full-scale installations in architecture are gaining ground as a method of successfully exploring and testing out spatial, material, and interstitial concepts (see the recent "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129881898/photos-from-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-opening-reception" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger Than a Breadbox</a>" competition) Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology graduate&nbsp;Li Rongjun's beer bottle office seems less intellectually rigorous than a dare gone to its extreme.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2srrw4wd5720653i.jpg"></p><p>Of course, getting inspired isn't about doing what's proven: it's about taking risks and sometimes falling flat on your face.&nbsp;According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.odditycentral.com/architecture/architecture-graduate-builds-his-office-out-of-8500-beer-bottles.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oddity Central</a>, instead of going to the trouble of presenting his designs via rendering or plan, Li has apparently opted to simply build them.&nbsp;Li said&nbsp;&ldquo;[The beer bottle office] will allow investors to see my products in real life and see my talent."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131969348/renzo-piano-knows-how-to-build-a-mean-sandcastle Renzo Piano knows how to build a mean sandcastle Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-15T20:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T00:31:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38b63hkkxhqbanjm.jpg" width="514" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making sandcastles was my training in fantasy. Now, as an architect constructing buildings like the Shard, I have to think about the final result, but as a child making castles of sand I didn&rsquo;t, they were ephemeral.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Imagine the architect responsible for such momentous projects as the new Whitney Museum, The Shard in London, and reunified Berlin's Potsdamer Platz, on his hands and knees on a sandy beach. Imagine him digging a trench and piling buckets of wet sand into a mound with concerted precision, only to start laughing and cavorting like a child as the tide comes in and his work is destroyed. Then doing it all over again.</p><p>He may be on to something: as quoted in <em>The Guardian</em>, he explains matter-of-factly,&nbsp;"I have four children; the oldest is 50 and the youngest 16, so I have been making sandcastles for a long time. There is no age limit &ndash; you can enjoy making a sandcastle however old you are, although it helps to think like a child."</p><p>His method for sandcastle building is at times very precise (the angle of the sand mound's incline should ideally be 45&deg;) and decidedly whimsical: "The magic moment is when the waves come and the ditch becomes a moat ... To capture the image in your memory quickly...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131951680/k-o-s-m-o-s-asks-is-architecture-merging-with-other-media K O S M O S asks: is architecture merging with other media? Julia Ingalls 2015-07-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tnf1gj0cx7d1id0v.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Telephone poles, scaffoldings, abandoned utility plants: like taxpayer-sponsored dark matter, these elements form the largely ignored visual majority of our daily urban experience. K O S M O S, a self-described "virtual firm," whose four partners occasionally physically convene in New York, Basel, or Moscow, has spotlighted and transformed these otherwise drab infrastructural elements into a ribbed foil pop-up in Moscow entitled EMA. Described as "a temporary installation and renovation of ex-industrial territory in Moscow," EMA essentially repurposes an abandoned eyesore into an event space. We emailed&nbsp;Leonid Slonimskiy a few questions about K O S M O S' global approach to revitalizing forgotten infrastructural elements, as well as the selfie-savvy aesthetics and corresponding media-blurring issues of EMA's design.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfg90cm63seekr8q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkmgim6j61mk64km.jpg"></p><p><strong>Archinect:</strong> You describe EMA as "reveal[ing] and leverag[ing] the hidden infrastructure of the city." In what other cities would you like to attempt similar infrastructura...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131958103/the-vanna-venturi-house-is-for-sale The Vanna Venturi House is for sale Orhan Ayyüce 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T23:18:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hggwnob00ueehh09.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the amateur eye it can be puzzling, but with some education about its juxtaposition of traditional design against more complex forms, its status as a groundbreaking residential design becomes clear.</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/131896319/en-pointe-by-heather-roberge-strikes-a-balance-between-past-and-present "En Pointe" by Heather Roberge strikes a balance between past and present Nicholas Korody 2015-07-15T11:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T22:17:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mteujudxru1ke3jd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In his <em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untimely_Meditations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Untimely Meditations</a>, </em>Friedrich Nietzsche asserts, &ldquo;&hellip;We must seriously despise instruction without vitality, knowledge which enervates activity, and history as an expensive surplus of knowledge and a luxury&hellip;&rdquo; History must be at the service of living, he advocates, not the other way around. At the same time, history has its uses, and total amnesia is neither possible nor desirable. The German philosopher wrote in an era he perceived as detrimentally historicist; we, on the other hand, are coming out of a period of unhistorical thinking, where the past seems to have become obscured by a <em>fin de si&egrave;cle </em>fog, the discharged by-product of technological novelty &ndash;&nbsp;at least according to one possible reading.</p><p>Spurred by the development of computer-aided design technologies, the architectural styles at the vanguard of the last few decades have largely abandoned historicist tendencies, reveling instead in the vast potentials of parametric modeling. But, the novel quickly loses its shiny ve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131872214/selgascano-design-pavilion-for-africa-in-denmark SelgasCano design pavilion for Africa in Denmark Alexander Walter 2015-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:42:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8hf4fecdg99vf38.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hot young Spanish architects Jos&eacute; Selgas and Luc&iacute;a Cano of SelgasCano have designed a pop-up exhibition pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibition, Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity. Made of low-cost materials, such as scaffold poles and plastic sheets, which the architects have jazzed up inspired by traditional sub-Saharan settlements, the pavilion is due to travel to Kenya. The show in leafy Humlebaek near Copenhagen closes at the end of September.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s airy, bright and colorful pavilions are a sought-after commodity this summer: less than a month ago, the practice <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" target="_blank">unveiled its completed design</a> for the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London.</p><p>To learn more about the&nbsp;<em>Africa: Architecture, Culture, Identity</em> exhibition, click <a href="http://en.louisiana.dk/exhibition/africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131799131/le-corbusier-was-a-combination-of-blind-and-na-ve-about-all-politics “Le Corbusier was a combination of blind and naïve about all politics” Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-13T15:08:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jl/jl8rw32j75t1kiun.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s still a myth surrounding Le Corbusier, that he&rsquo;s the greatest architect of the 20th century, a generous man, a poet,&rdquo; [journalist Xavier] de Jarcy said. That vision, he added, is &ldquo;a great collective lie.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;He is someone who thought that reform, social change, could only be made by an authority.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why Le Corbusier is interesting, because of his own passions and the way he crosses the passions of the century.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the tug-of-war over Le Corbusier's politics and architectural ideology:</p><ul><li><a title='Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126481671/pompidou-responds-to-fascist-le-corbusier-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims</a></li><li><a title='Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></li><li><a title="Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop?</a></li></ul>