Archinect - News 2016-12-02T23:57:39-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981307/moreau-kusunoki-winners-of-guggenheim-helsinki-competition-respond-to-rejected-plans-an-extraordinary-adventure-despite-the-disappointing-result Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T18:32:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xs/xspdut66fpx93wzh.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki's city council has rejected</a> the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130277836/who-are-helsinki-guggenheim-winners-nicolas-moreau-and-hiroko-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design by Moreau Kusunoki</a> most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:</p><p><em>Guggenheim Helsinki was an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result of the vote from the City Council of Helsinki.</em></p><p><em>The reflections we had in conceiving the 21th-century museum in Helsinki were thought-provoking and revelatory, such as the participatory and social dimensions of the museum, the studies on in-between spaces and flexible use.</em></p><p><em>Through the project, the research on the use of wood, particularly with a tower of 50m in height, the Laminated Veneer Lumber which spans more than 24m, and the use of charred wood cladding were among the stimulating topics we explored and challenged.</em></p><p><em>This journey was also an opportunity to meet exceptional professionals, whose commitment to promoting art an...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T14:35:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981002/eero-saarinen-documentary-to-air-on-pbs-dec-27th Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:28:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ex/exci1nmuc3rdnnxy.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those who are interested in seeing <em>Eero Saarinen:&nbsp;The Architect Who Saw the Future</em> (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed her</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e on Archinect)</a>, they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal stories, will officially be released on DVD on January 3rd, 2017 from PBS distribution. In the meantime, here's a clip from the film where Eliel Saarinen finds out it is not him but his son Eero who has won the competition for St. Louis memorial design:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer Guggenheim Helsinki plans nixed by city, citing "the project’s excessive cost for the Finnish taxpayer" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T13:57:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3c/3cu355gh1ho62u58.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The mix of private and public funding for the Guggenheim Helsinki has officially been rejected in a city council vote, meaning that the plans for the museum designed by&nbsp;Moreau &amp; Kusunoki are unlikely to ever be built. A new financing plan that drew the bulk of public funding from the city and the rest from private fundraising had been approved by the city board in November, but was vetoed by the larger city council last night. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/arts/design/guggenheim-helsinki-museum-plans-are-rejected.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>,&nbsp;Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, said about the vote that&nbsp;&ldquo;I suppose that it was a reaction to a sense of engulfing internationalism, or a reaction against globalism. That&rsquo;s how I&rsquo;m explaining it to myself.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wfi5iiqhmhlcwwv.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, Helsinki City Council member and Guggenheim opposer&nbsp;Osku Pajamaki said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m exhausted but relieved. Instead of buying a subsidiary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we can now focus on creating unique local cultural attractions in Helsinki.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wv0zgmypgxgg89xr.jpg"></p><p>Offici...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980650/the-toy-like-mola-structural-kit-allows-architects-to-experiment-with-structural-engineering The toy-like Mola Structural Kit allows architects to experiment with structural engineering Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T18:51:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0ja4hzy67i0o79k.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects determine if their designs are structurally sound? Aside from consulting with a professional structural engineering firm, the Mola Structural Kit offers a playful way to test out the strength and durability of various designs. The company has unveiled the second edition of the kit, which has been designed to be compatible with the first. Here's a video that explains it all:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session Mia Lehrer discusses her long-running history with the LA River's redevelopment on our final 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-29T13:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T10:45:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2c/2clrzb2fjj3ljxih.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's here: our final interview from 'Next Up: The LA River', featuring Mia Lehrer of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>. Lehrer was a major driving force in the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, and has worked for nearly 20 years on projects related to the River&mdash;undeniably preceding any involvement from Frank Gehry.</p><p>Paul Petrunia sits down with Lehrer to speak about her history with the river and its redevelopment, as well as her thoughts for how the project must proceed. Read more about Lehrer's work on the LA River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>To get caught up on all Mini-Sessions from our Next Up: The LA River event, you can listen to the whole first half at once on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a> (the second half will be available next week), or download each interview separately through <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;Mini-Session #8&nbsp;</strong>from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&nbsp;</strong>with<strong>&nbsp;Mia Lehrer</strong>:</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 Po...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T13:34:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrneuvhemicswdd4.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The perenially&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opinionated</a> Patrik Schumacher, who gave a speech about his "urban policy manifesto" at the November 17th World Architecture Festival in which he called for an end to all social housing and privatization of public space, has attracted push-back from an unexpected source: the firm he currently runs, which was founded by the late, great Zaha Hadid. In an open letter from the architectural office, Zaha Hadid Architects states that Schumacher's manifesto does not reflect the future direction of the firm, noting that Zaha "deeply believed in the strongest international collaboration" and she "did not write manifestos. She built them." The full text of the letter follows below:</p><p><em>November 29, 2016</em></p><p><em>Patrik Schumacher&rsquo;s &lsquo;urban policy manifesto&rsquo; does not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; past&mdash;and will not be our future.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid did not write manifestos. She built them.</em></p><p><em>Zaha Hadid Architects has delivered 56 projects for all members of the community in 45 cities around the world.</em></p><p><em>Refusi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980614/waterfront-towers-reel-in-unusual-loan-deal Waterfront Towers Reel In Unusual Loan Deal Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-29T12:10:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T12:10:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6q8qnjs63x24un8g.jpg" width="650" height="845" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of the foundations are completed for the three buildings, which will have rental apartments on the lower floors and condominiums on the upper ones. The partnership tapped Uruguayan architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, who designed the slender ultraluxury condo skyscraper at 432 Park Ave., Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects LLP and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC to design the glass, stone and metal towers, which range from 34 to 38 stories tall.</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/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Now you can listen to interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T19:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T16:01:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qj/qj50m14fsgboht1q.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the first half all at once, on One-to-One, recorded live. Next week we'll release the full second-half.</p><p>This playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Frances Anderton</strong></a>&nbsp;(host, KCRW&rsquo;s DnA) and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Christopher Hawthorne</strong></a>&nbsp;(architecture critic,&nbsp;<em>Los Angeles Times</em>)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979308/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-3-with-steven-appleton-and-catherine-gudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Steven Appleton</strong></a>&nbsp;(co-founder, LA River Kayak Safari) and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979308/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-3-with-steven-appleton-and-catherine-gudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Catherine Gudis</strong></a>&nbsp;(co-founder, Play the L.A. River game)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979027/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-2-with-marissa-christiansen-senior-policy-director-of-friends-of-the-los-angeles-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Marissa Christiansen</strong></a>&nbsp;(Executive Director (formerly Senior Policy Director), Friends of the Los Angeles River)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979375/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-4-deborah-weintraub-chief-architect-and-chief-deputy-city-engineer-for-la-s-bureau-of-engineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Deborah Weintraub</strong></a>&nbsp;(Chief Deputy City Engineer, LA Bureau of Engineering)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to <strong>One-to-One</strong> #47, featuring the first four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;'<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" 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>SoundCl...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T15:26:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980461/how-tadao-ando-defines-his-own-home-for-the-spirit How Tadao Ando defines his own "home for the spirit" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T13:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T13:15:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c08t69t6s9d2elll.jpg" width="650" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This should be Ando&rsquo;s residence. But there is no bedroom. Or food in the kitchen. And a couple of years ago he told Japanese TV that he lives in a normal apartment. This is Tadao Ando&rsquo;s house, but is it his home? [...] Ando built it to be his home in 1995 but never moved in. You can find it listed in architecture books as the &ldquo;Atelier&rdquo; or &ldquo;Studio Annexe&rdquo;. &ldquo;I wanted a fun place to live, a place where every day is thrilling, a quiet place to think,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ando, on the ultimate home, to Robin Harding for the <em>Financial Times</em>:&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;Please write this,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;A church is a home town for the spirit, a place where the spirit lives. Big or small. It&rsquo;s the home of the spirit so when you go there you feel relief. You feel the spirit&rsquo;s richness. I have to think whether I have made a home for the spirit or not. A house is the same. It must be a home for that person&rsquo;s spirit."</em></p><p>More Ando on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962479/tadao-ando-s-sprawling-santa-fe-compound-for-tom-ford-hits-the-market-at-75m" target="_blank">Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M</a></li><li><a title="New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" target="_blank">New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan</a></li><li><a title="Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142440798/tadao-ando-and-elyn-zimmerman-win-the-2016-isamu-noguchi-award" target="_blank">Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132028782/i-thought-what-when-i-heard-it-would-cost-252-billion-tadao-ando-says-about-national-stadium" 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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980106/independent-urbanism-nostalgia-and-non-places-by-amy-tibbels Independent Urbanism: Nostalgia and Non-places by Amy Tibbels MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-11-24T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-11-24T13:42:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/35/35826h4va4192duq.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent - and more specifically the cities within these countries. by Amy Tibbels</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3m3p6bt77yztobp.jpg"></p><p>In 2010 we became familiar with instagram and along with it a new way to represent ourselves. In the same year, the Republic of Macedonia&rsquo;s capital city Skopje decided to completely cover itself with false neo-classical facades, embodied with hundred year old representation. The 25th issue of MONU &ldquo;Independent Urbanism&rdquo; provides a platform to unveil the multitude of decisions that had to be made by countries after becoming independent- and more specifically the cities within these countries. The magazine&rsquo;s photo essays have an indispensable heaviness within this particular issue of MONU, in it&rsquo;s twelve years it has never featured as many as three. Of this we can be appreciative in largest part because these intimate images bring authenticity to some inconceivable realities. But further, what I find integral to each of these photo essays is a nostalgia, which becomes a binding agent of most articles as if being the authors&rsquo; communal grand answer to the question; what happened to thes...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980058/oma-announced-as-creative-mediator-for-manifesta-12-palermo OMA announced as ‘Creative Mediator’ for Manifesta 12 Palermo Alexander Walter 2016-11-24T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-23T21:12:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg" width="650" height="562" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manifesta, the roving European biennial, announced today that the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) will be creative mediator for its upcoming 12th&nbsp;edition, set to open in Palermo, Italy, in 2018. As creative mediator, OMA will investigate how Italian cities are governed, looking specifically at immigration, environmental issues, gentrification, and tourism. Led by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, the team will also explore how artists can intervene in places around the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other recent OMA news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look inside London's new Design Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972488/oma-s-plans-for-axel-springer-building-officially-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971761/oma-revamps-13th-c-fondaco-dei-tedeschi-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA revamps 13th c. Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979646/next-city-publishes-an-article-by-bryan-lee-on-the-latest-riff-between-aia-and-its-members NEXT CITY publishes an article by Bryan Lee on the latest riff between AIA and its members Orhan Ayyüce 2016-11-21T15:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:51:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9q/9qko1r8nwrl8xu7i.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;You are not a profession that has distinguished itself by your social and civic contributions to the cause of civil rights, and I am sure this has not come to you as any shock. You are most distinguished by your thunderous silence and your complete irrelevance.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We have fallen short and Mr. Ivy, in this instance, does nothing to belie the concerns of the membership. It is all too easy for us to be cynical and skeptical at times like these, when the more precise tool (and one we are built for) is to be critical and creative. The AIA made a mistake and has apologized both publicly and privately, but apologies mean nothing without action. Now is the time to press the Institute to act. Act as an apolitical (not bipartisan) force for social good in the built environment. I wholeheartedly believe that to protest is to have an unyielding faith in the potential for a just society. As a member of the AIA, I am not removing myself from the conversation. Instead I will continue to stand and I will continue to&nbsp;<a href="https://nextcity.org/features/view/urban-design-activism-socially-engaged-art-design-as-protest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">protest</a>, when necessary, in hopes of a better profession.</p><p>To that end, I encourage those within the profession to acknowledge the cultural implications of our work and become forceful&nbsp;<a href="https://nextcity.org/features/view/urban-design-activism-socially-engaged-art-design-as-protest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">advocates for true equity and design justice</a>. I am calling on ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979654/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-21T13:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:05:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/92itceahjaphp9fi.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preview last week</a> , the Design Museum will be opening its doors on Thursday 24th November, with some fantastic new exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Apart from this new addition to the cultural quarter,&nbsp;the week is packed full of talks and exhibitions exploring the role of the designer in our world. Whether that is the role of an architect within a place without architecture, or the role of designers in our changing capital.</p><p>If you haven't yet managed to get down to <a href="http://bustler.net/events/search/kew/8047/the-hive-at-kew-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hive at Kew Gardens</a>, then this week is your last chance to see this interactive installation from artist Wolfgang Buttress as it goes into its final week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong>The Opening of The Design Museum |&nbsp;3 events on&nbsp;24 November:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear and Love</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8625/designer-maker-user" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Maker User</a>,&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0n/0nzdp1wos0q94o8f.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Luke Hayes</em></p><p>The Design Museum opens its doors this week, starting as it means to go on with three great exhibitions. A permanent collection, <em>De...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979357/robert-konieczny-kwk-promes-and-hayball-among-big-winners-in-2016-world-architecture-festival Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes and Hayball among big winners in 2016 World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2016-11-18T18:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:08:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/91/91kjm27xh5fxyrgy.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2016 World Architecture Festival has come to a close. After a final round of presentations and jury critiques for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Day One</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979155/latest-from-the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two</a> category winners, the National Museum in Szczecin in Poland made it to the top as the ninth recipient of the coveted World Building of the Year. Designed by Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes, the museum&nbsp;joins previous winners like&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140535483/oma-ole-scheeren-big-dinelljohansson-among-top-winners-at-world-architecture-festival-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Interlace</a> by OMA/Ole Scheeren in Singapore and a21studio's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110410415/a21studio-5468796-cook-robotham-and-others-win-big-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> in Vietnam.</p><p>During the Friday awards gala dinner, other winning announcements included South Melbourne Primary School by Hayball for Future Project of the Year, while the Kopupaka Reserve in Auckland, New Zealand by Isthmus scooped Landscape of the Year. Last but not least, the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Architecture won Small Project of the Year for their ZCB Bamboo Pavilion.</p><p><strong>WORLD BUILDING OF THE YEAR: National Museum in Szczecin, Poland by Robert Konieczny/KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x6tzv9nhsblwanjq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x9/x9ewzmorlakbv9nj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oa/oaiq1rh86ggepp8v.jpg"></p><p>Jury chair David Chipperfield cited the National Museum as an &ldquo;optimistic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979283/moma-ps1-yap-2017-finalists-announced-include-bureau-spectacular-ania-jaworska MoMA PS1 YAP 2017 finalists announced; include Bureau Spectacular, Ania Jaworska Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T19:57:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sk/sk49zh5tuuk8dv7d.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every summer, the winning design of MoMA's PS1 <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/young+architects+program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a> helps set the mood for the museum's Warm Up music festivities, providing shade, seating, water and atmosphere. Installed in the museum's outdoor courtyard, the YAP-winning design must also address issues related to the environment and sustainability.</p><p>The finalists for 2017 are as follows:&nbsp;Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai;&nbsp;Ania Jaworska;&nbsp;Office of III: Sean Canty, Ryan Golenberg and Stephanie Lin;&nbsp;Jenny E. Sabin;&nbsp;SCHAUM/SHIEH: Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum.&nbsp;</p><p>In order to get this far, the firms first had to be among the ~30 nominated to the YAP by deans of architecture schools and editors of architecture publications. Their portfolios were then reviewed by the museum's panel, which consists of Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director at MoMA; Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1; Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs; Martino Stierli, Philip Joh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979155/latest-from-the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-winners Latest from the 2016 World Architecture Festival: Day Two winners Justine Testado 2016-11-17T21:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T18:07:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/om/omx3i6ggkgnh3zwq.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's Day Two at the 2016 World Architecture Festival, which concluded with seven more winners in the Completed Building category and nine Future Projects winners. Now that all the category winners have been revealed, the design teams will face off in one final round of project critiques with the super jury. One project will then be crowned as the Future Project of the Year and another will be the overall-winning World Building of the Year 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of the Day Two winners.</p><p><strong>Completed Buildings - SHOPPING: Crystal Houses by MVRDV</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ra/ray204apazfba0f2.jpg"></p><p><strong>HIGHER EDUCATION &amp; RESEARCH: Investcorp Building for Oxford University by Zaha Hadid Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ow/ow2gbljvk7g4k3g6.jpg"></p><p><strong>HOTEL AND LEISURE: Fushengyu Hotspring Resort by Aim Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/53/53ioynkl3xdifavz.jpg"></p><p><strong>SPORT: Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre by HCMA Architecture + Design</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x8/x8e1q33i470alpfs.jpg"></p><p><strong>FUTURE PROJECTS</strong></p><p><strong>COMPETITION ENTRIES: Chengdu City Music Hall by Aedas</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/iw/iwthlmmg2wrukjxu.jpg"></p><p><strong>CULTURE: Wangari Muta Maathai House by Boogertman + Partners Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xu/xu7sd2ydibq784d4.jpg"></p><p>See the rest of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5307/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-two-category-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979035/nypl-reveals-first-image-for-its-200m-mid-manhattan-library-renovation NYPL reveals first image for its $200M Mid-Manhattan Library renovation Alyssa Alimurung 2016-11-17T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:51:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/11/11gcx95thoz7gnky.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Soon after a major renovation and reopening for the Rose Reading Room at their flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the NYPL is now moving forward with another mammoth revamp on its Mid-Manhattan Library. The NYPL offers a first look at the overhaul, a project they are calling a &ldquo;state-of-the-art library that will serve as both a model and catalyst for a rejuvenated library system.&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/149979047/with-new-york-s-waterline-square-three-architects-are-better-than-one With New York's Waterline Square, three architects are better than one Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-17T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:52:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqmdzrzpphxfv7l5.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three leading starchitecture firms &ndash; Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates &ndash; have joined forces to collaborate on Waterline Square, a new residential development occupying five acres of land on one of the Upper West Side's last remaining waterfront development sites along the Hudson River.</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/149979032/three-pyramids-in-one-mayan-kukulkan-pyramid-is-an-architectural-russian-nesting-doll Three pyramids in one: Mayan Kukulkan pyramid is an architectural "Russian nesting doll" Julia Ingalls 2016-11-17T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:52:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/acaddo9nrfa476qo.jpg" width="650" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Once, twice, three times a pyramid: thanks to non-invasive scanning, archaeologists have determined that "El Castilo," also known as the Kukulkan pyramid in Chichen Itza, has two other pyramids inside of it. As <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/17/mexican-pyramid-has-two-more-inside-scientists-discover?CMP=share_btn_tw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a> explains:</p><p>"A 10-metre-tall pyramid was found within another 20-metre structure, which itself is enveloped by the 30-metre exterior visible at the Maya archeological complex known as Chichen Itza in Yucat&aacute;n state.&nbsp;The smallest pyramid was built between the years 550 and 800, engineers and anthropologists said. The middle structure had already been discovered in the 1930s and dates back to the years 800-1000, while the largest one was finished between 1050 and 1300."</p><p>Pyramids in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132950705/downtown-jerusalem-gets-a-libeskind-designed-pyramid-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown Jerusalem gets a Libeskind-designed Pyramid Tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119351406/a-closer-look-at-the-giza-2030-master-plan-blessing-or-curse-for-egypt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the Giza 2030 master plan: blessing or curse for Egypt?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63951640/big-news-planning-commission-approves-durst-s-57th-street-pyramid-apartments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG News: Planning Commission Approves Durst&rsquo;s 57th Street Pyramid Apartments</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom Julia Ingalls 2016-11-17T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-11-23T01:41:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4p/4p8sp0y2rntj7jti.jpg" width="650" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Some good news from the White House: iconic designers <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82907/maya-lin-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maya Lin</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147370852/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-find-their-ancestral-roots-on-pbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in a ceremony on November 22nd. While both designers have already made tremendous contributions to the global aesthetic landscape, they're not done yet. Gehry is currently undertaking <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/841652/next-up-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the revitalization of the L.A. river</a>&nbsp;among other projects,&nbsp;while according to the White House's official site, Maya Lin is working "on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, <em>What is Missing?</em> bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v0nm2b9l0gn4aplr.jpg"></p><p>For more on President Obama and architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955229/tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-selected-to-design-the-obama-presidential-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects selected to design the Obama Presidential Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948693/how-will-president-obama-s-move-to-require-overtime-pay-change-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How will President Obama's move to require overtime pay change architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126726246/university-of-chicago-will-reportedly-win-race-for-obama-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Chicago will reportedly win race for Obama Presidential Library</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978915/the-2016-world-architecture-festival-day-one-winners The 2016 World Architecture Festival Day One winners Justine Testado 2016-11-16T19:50:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:43:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9kca7fdyefernn4.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Returning to Berlin after four years in Singapore, the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14206/world-architecture-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> is in full swing.&nbsp;Over 2,000&nbsp;architects and design enthusiasts&nbsp;flock to the two-day event to watch the live competition unfold before their eyes, as architecture teams go head-to-head to be crowned as either&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/510406/world-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Building</a>,&nbsp;Landscape, or Future Project of the Year on November 18.</p><p>As always, the competition attracts a high caliber of projects all vying to win big. Day One ended with the announcement of the&nbsp;Completed Building and Future Project category winners.&nbsp;Check out the projects below&nbsp;&mdash; and be on the lookout for the Day Two&nbsp;winners tomorrow!</p><p><strong>COMPLETED BUILDINGS</strong></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING/House of the Year: House MM by OHLAB/Oliver Hernaiz Architecture Lab</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lr/lrevkgcepkukx4xi.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CIVIC + COMMUNITY: Salburua Civic Center by IDOM</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/i9/i9iezrbomhtg96pf.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>CULTURE: National Museum in Szczecin by Robert Konieczny-KWK Promes</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ye/ye9jp4lgreu1iomd.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>DISPLAY: The Waterfront Pavilion by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/5n/5n3ekj7zxy10zf5d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>HOUSING: Aluminium Tip by Babin + Renaud</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mq/mqjak9txd52i736d.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>MIXED USE: Malm&ouml; Live by schmidt h...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T19:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:17:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u8/u8h9hgieqcik6y09.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry has revealed that French president Francois Hollande has given him his word that he could self-exile to France now that Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. [...] With the bleak prognostic becoming a reality, the starchitect might see himself emigrating to a new country, with a big welcome from its leader.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gehry said this during an interview with the French newspaper&nbsp;<em>Le Figaro,&nbsp;</em>where he also railed against critics who don't consider him an artist, as well as most buildings. In fact, Gehry claims a correlation between people's ambivalence towards uninteresting architecture and support for President-Elect Trump.</p><p>Apparently, there's actual beef between Gehry and Trump. Gehry built Beekman Tower, which surpassed the Trump Building next door by a few centimeters, claiming the title of "tallest residential building in New York". <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977225/the-creative-arithmetic-of-donald-trump-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apparently, the President-Elect&nbsp;<em>really</em>&nbsp;cares about building height</a>.</p><p>Anyway, no word yet on if Gehry is actually going to abandon the City of Angels for the City of Lights.</p><p>More on President-Elect Trump:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Respond to the AIA&rsquo;s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149975615/archinect-s-2016-us-presidential-election-guide-how-trump-and-clinton-stand-on-the-issues-architects-care-about-most" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s 2016 US Presidential Election Guide: How Trump and Clinton Stand on the Issues Architects Care about Most</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978464/aia-chicago-responds-to-aia-ceo-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Chicago responds to AIA CEO's statement in support of President-el...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978618/the-vanna-venturi-house-becomes-an-official-historic-place The Vanna Venturi house becomes an official historic place Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T15:27:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:18:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20qexq9vspilvbhe.jpg" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After being proposed for addition to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places last year, the iconic Vanna Venturi House has officially joined the list after being voted in by the Philadelphia Historical Commission on November 10th. According to <a href="http://planphilly.com/articles/2016/11/14/venturi-house-frankford-s-penn-fruit-and-northern-liberties-row-designated-historic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PlanPhilly</a>:</p><p>"After a nomination&nbsp;first heard last December, Vanna Venturi House was added to the register with universal glee, although the case dragged on for about thirty minutes as the new owner&mdash;who had purchased it to preserve it&mdash;quizzed the commission on exactly what they meant by the word 'property' and whether modifications to the grounds would be allowed."</p><p>For more on all things Venturi:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanna Venturi House's new owner plans to preserve property</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131958103/the-vanna-venturi-house-is-for-sale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Vanna Venturi house is for sale</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown wins AIA Gold Medal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978587/diana-balmori-revered-landscape-architect-has-died-at-age-84 Diana Balmori, revered landscape architect, has died at age 84 Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T14:33:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T21:56:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpg" width="640" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Landscape architect and innovative urbanist Diana Balmori has died at age 84, as announced by her&nbsp;<a href="http://www.balmori.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm's website</a>. The Spanish-born&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lian/live-blog-diana-balmori-and-joel-sanders-on-landscape-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balmori</a>, who founded her own firm in New York City at age 58, was known for her site-defining and inventive landscape architecture works, including the Abandoibarra District in Bilbao, Spain, the Prairie Waterway Stormwater Park in Minnesota, and numerous green roofs in Manhattan. In addition to their striking aesthetic beauty, Balmori's projects integrated sustainable practices, resulting in a holistic pairing of nature and architecture.</p><p><em>Abandoibarra</em><em> Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2074xrnddj50r6l.jpg"></p><p>Balmori, who graduated from high school at age 16, started her career in academia, taking a teaching position at the State University of New York shortly after receiving her Ph.D in urban history from <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>. Eventually, she became a partner at Cesar Pelli Associates (now known as Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, Architects), creating the firm's in-house Landscape Architecture department. Her dea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978464/aia-chicago-responds-to-aia-ceo-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump AIA Chicago responds to AIA CEO's statement in support of President-elect Donald Trump Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-14T20:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T20:01:06-05:00 <em><p>The AIA Chicago Board of Directors wants to assure our members that we do not support the recent statement made by national AIA on November 10, which prematurely expressed the support of AIA&rsquo;s 89,000 members for an unarticulated infrastructure agenda made by the incoming presidential administration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Chicago's AIA chapter has joined a growing list of local chapters, individuals and other architectural organizations who have expressed concerns over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA CEO Robert Ivy's statement in support of the Trump administration</a>. For a complete run-down of the debacle and its evolution into the #NotMyAIA hashtag, see <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our explainer</a>.</p><p>The Chicago AIA's statement, written by senior board members, was originally published on their website on November 14. Its complete form is as follows:</p><p><em>To members of AIA Chicago:<br><br>The AIA Chicago Board of Directors wants to assure our members that we do not support the recent statement made by national AIA on November 10, which prematurely expressed the support of AIA&rsquo;s 89,000 members for an unarticulated infrastructure agenda made by the incoming presidential administration. Further, we are committed to working with all of you to deepen our diversity and inclusion initiatives, and to continue the discussions that affect positive change on issues that are critical to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978443/yale-school-of-architecture-students-respond-to-aia-s-comments-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump Yale School of Architecture students respond to AIA's comments in support of President-elect Donald Trump YaleSOA 2016-11-14T18:37:00-05:00 >2016-11-18T14:45:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vp/vpoh9qut7h0q702u.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On November 9, 2016, the American Institute of Architects resigned itself to a cowardly position of economic and political subservience with its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">support of President-elect Trump</a>. The AIA&rsquo;s refusal to take a principled stance on an incoming administration that galvanized support through hatred, divisiveness, and fear constitutes an abdication of its self-proclaimed responsibility to speak on behalf of architects and a contradiction of its own stated beliefs.</p><p>We, the undersigned students of the Yale School of Architecture, unequivocally denounce the AIA&rsquo;s endorsement of the new status quo. For too long, our profession has been complicit in giving form to landscapes of inequality and discrimination, and has itself been plagued by a history of racial and gender inequity. The AIA&rsquo;s immediate and unquestioning pandering to the Trump administration threatens a continuation of our troubled past and demonstrates a willingness to pursue financial gain at the expense of our values. With the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978404/tamara-roy-aia-president-of-the-boston-society-of-architects-aia-responds-to-notmyaia Tamara Roy AIA, President of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA responds to #NotMyAIA Tamara Roy AIA 2016-11-14T18:23:00-05:00 >2016-11-18T01:30:01-05:00 <p>Dear Mr. Ivy:</p><p>On behalf of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA I am writing to share our shock and disappointment with last week&rsquo;s post-election statement expressing the Institute&rsquo;s willingness to work with President-elect Trump and members of the 115th Congress. While we support the need for design professionals and AIA members to work together to move the country forward, and the country&rsquo;s need to address failing infrastructure, this statement fails to acknowledge the serious contradictions between the Trump campaign and the AIA&rsquo;s own mission and values. The conciliatory and congratulatory tone of last week&rsquo;s message in response to the election is at odds with the very goals and values articulated by the AIA. We agree with the Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper. It would be irresponsible and reprehensible to &ldquo;ignore the role design and designers could play in instituting and perpetuating the inequality inherent in the racist patriarchy Trump&rsquo;s ideology embodies.&rdquo; We wish to reaffirm our commit...</p>