Archinect - News 2017-07-24T02:47:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150018742/paul-goldberger-writes-on-the-mysticism-of-louis-kahn Paul Goldberger writes on the mysticism of Louis Kahn Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-21T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T14:07:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4ug71o8yg7ceh5p9.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn led a generation of architects away from the standard-issue modernism of glass and steel boxes, but his route was gentle, thoughtful, philosophical, and sometimes vaguely mystical, which is part of the reason that he never really became famous. Kahn&rsquo;s semi-obscurity didn&rsquo;t just extend to the cops at Penn Station: The Times obituary had to be written on deadline the night his death became known, because the obit editors hadn&rsquo;t considered him important enough to merit one in advance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his essay on Kahn, Goldberger examines methodologies of biographical writing, and explores the enigmatic aspects of the architect's identity and work.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"You get his essence almost as much through his words as his buildings. Both are somewhat spare and cryptic, and both are rich in meaning. Who else but Kahn could have said, &ldquo;A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end be unmeasurable&hellip;. what is unmeasurable is the psychic spirit.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;The sun never knew how great it was until it struck the side of a building.&rdquo; Or, &ldquo;I want to give the wall a consciousness.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>Kahn&rsquo;s writing could dance on the edge of psychobabble, and we almost certainly would have been less forgiving if his architecture hadn&rsquo;t been as good as it was. But at their most evocative, Kahn&rsquo;s words don&rsquo;t give us insight into his buildings so much as they do him and the reasons behind his designs. Kahn spent his life in pursuit of the distinct...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018186/watch-the-progress-of-oda-s-living-facade-in-park-slope Watch the progress of ODA's "Living Facade" in Park Slope Julia Ingalls 2017-07-18T16:47:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T20:15:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2y/2yzkmk91stzz3e6m.gif" width="600" height="600600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction of ODA's 251 1st Street residential complex in Park Slope is now reaching completion, demonstrating fragmented massing which the firm believes imbues the structure with a "living facade."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hn/hnrnaumth85l612g.gif" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hn/hnrnaumth85l612g.gif"></a></p></figure><p>As the architects explain, "ODA&rsquo;s inflected the building&rsquo;s upper massing with a cascade of setbacks and terraces, yielding substantial outdoor space, as well as multiple exposures for units." Here's&nbsp;a gif demonstrating the concept from a different perspective:</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9z/9z3vx1mhsh1yd3ng.gif" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/9z/9z3vx1mhsh1yd3ng.gif"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/g8/g8h7h9d5stp3kcpi.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/g8/g8h7h9d5stp3kcpi.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miguel de Guzman</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vg/vgxadyof2geq8vfv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/vg/vgxadyof2geq8vfv.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Miguel de Guzman</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018137/ten-years-after-opening-morphosis-san-francisco-federal-building-is-not-a-crowd-pleaser Ten years after opening, Morphosis' San Francisco Federal Building is not a crowd pleaser Julia Ingalls 2017-07-18T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T14:41:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6z/6zd9ny7ob0qo3dyx.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neighbors have complained about the plaza for years, calling it an unsafe blight. The frustration is shared by Maria Ciprazo, the federal architect who oversaw the process that in 1999 awarded the project to Mayne and his Southern California firm, Morphosis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this article, the San Francisco Chronicle takes issue with Morphosis' Federal Building, noting that its plaza has not become the cultural hotspot much hyped by developers at its opening in 2007: &nbsp;</p> <p><em>But when we view the complex in hindsight, it didn&rsquo;t transform the local architectural scene. It&rsquo;s a flash of isolated drama. Look no further than the three residential slabs that have been built on the block since then, each a box with no higher aspiration than to satisfy the developer&rsquo;s bottom line.</em></p> <p><em>As for the social agenda &mdash; to create a neighborhood haven &mdash; the plaza and its corner cafe have come up short on all fronts.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017739/portland-is-a-short-story-about-an-architect-and-an-odd-one "Portland" is a short story about an architect, and an odd one Gary Garvin 2017-07-15T15:43:00-04:00 >2017-07-17T12:55:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w4/w4ec9hregp6mdo6s.jpg" width="650" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But it&rsquo;s the tattoo that holds him. It runs from her wrist up her right arm, covering it wholly, and disappears into the shoulder of the dress, a complicated design in fresh, bright colors he cannot make out in a single glance.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2017/07/15/portland-fiction-gary-garvin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Portland"</a> is a short story about an architect, and an odd one. While set in Portland,&nbsp;Boull&eacute;e's Cenotaph for Sir Isaac Newton is visited, along with an elaborate tattoo. Another excerpt:</p> <p>He is&mdash;or was&mdash;an architect for a large firm with a reputation in San Jose that has had several scores with the tech industry. He entered work with goals and with passion, but those dissipated over the years in the long hours, the manic schedules, the endless compromises, the suspicions, the not talking among his superiors and colleagues beneath the veneer of the firm&rsquo;s professed creative community. He wasn&rsquo;t especially proud of anything he did nor felt he made any dent in the architecture there, construction that looked forward without looking at anything, buildings without identity or architectural distinction. Above, beyond, or somewhere, the invisible spirit of Silicon Valley, its ceaseless wonder.<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017681/heather-roberge-named-chair-of-ucla-department-of-architecture-and-urban-design Heather Roberge named Chair of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T19:16:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/12/12b5ppwab16in0du.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Associate Professor <a href="http://archinect.com/hroberge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heather Roberge</a> has been appointed to the position of chair of the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design</a> effective July 1, 2017. She will take over for interim chair, Professor <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, alongside whom she has served as interim vice chair during this past academic year.&nbsp;</p> <p>A designer and educator who has served on the faculty at UCLA since 2002, Roberge is the founder and principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/murmur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Murmur</a>, an award winning practice based in Los Angeles. Roberge&rsquo;s research and professional work investigate the spatial, structural, and atmospheric potential that digital technologies have on the theory and practice of building. Her teaching emphasizes innovative approaches to material, computation, and manufacturing to expand the formal vocabulary and spatial implications of building envelopes and assemblies.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017636/design-academy-eindhoven-appoints-joseph-grima-as-the-new-chair-executive-board-creative-director Design Academy Eindhoven appoints Joseph Grima as the new Chair Executive Board / Creative Director Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:46:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3we3oczmrll8xjg.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joseph Grima (40) is a graduate of <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the AA</a> and the founder of Space Caviar (Genova, Italy), a design research studio operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics and the public realm. He has extensive international experience as curator, editor and writer in the fields of design and architecture.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joseph Grima</a>: &ldquo;Despite the extraordinary proliferation of design schools in recent years, there is still an acute shortage of places that actually question what design is. <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/25720887/design-academy-eindhoven" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Academy Eindhoven</a> isn&rsquo;t a school where students simply learn design&mdash;they design design, and each day rethink the parameters through which it shapes society. I look forward to working with the Academy&rsquo;s exceptional staff to help them build a place in which the future is born.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017456/louis-kahn-s-floating-concert-hall-point-counterpoint-ii-is-facing-demolition-and-yo-yo-ma-wants-it-saved Louis Kahn's floating concert hall, Point Counterpoint II, is facing demolition, and Yo-Yo Ma wants it saved Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-13T16:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:41:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/me/mejwdb5n54z0uyzz.jpg" width="650" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anchoring in large cities and small towns, in busy shipping lanes and at public parks, the barge opens like a clamshell to reveal a glittering concert stage. Audiences on shore delight in the music, much of it specially composed for Maestro Boudreau and his American Wind Symphony Orchestra</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13825/louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn</a> was commissioned to design&nbsp;<em>Point Counterpoint II</em>,&nbsp;a unique floating concert hall, by conductor Robert Austin Boudreau in the mid 1960s.&nbsp;Launched in 1976, the 195-foot&nbsp;structure carried an orchestra up and down America's waterways for five decades. Robert Boudreau and his wife, Kathleen, have recently decided that they cannot keep running the barge. At the conclusion of the Orchestra's 2017 tour, it will be broken down to scrap in a Louisiana shipyard&mdash;despite the owner's best efforts to find a new guardian for the unique, mobile cultural institution. </p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/oq/oqf3w5kfupuenqjx.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/oq/oqf3w5kfupuenqjx.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Drawing of Point Counterpoint II, by Louis Kahn</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l3/l3n3oec2s46n9uur.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l3/l3n3oec2s46n9uur.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Point Counterpoint II, Photo courtesy of American Wind Symphony Orchestra</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6k/6kkeuz3cn7bkjw2r.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6k/6kkeuz3cn7bkjw2r.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Point Counterpoint II, Photo by josepha on Flickr</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l7/l7hw9ymt02x9gjax.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/l7/l7hw9ymt02x9gjax.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Point Counterpoint II, Photo courtesy of American Wind Symphony Orchestra</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ev/evf6u3gkldcotoqc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ev/evf6u3gkldcotoqc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Point Counterpoint II, Photo courtesy of American Wind Symphony Orchestra</figcaption></figure><p>Yo-Yo Ma,&nbsp;a French-born Chinese American cellist, <a href="http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/08/17/louis-kahns-endangered-floating-concert-hall/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently wrote</a> about his admiration for&nbsp;<em>Point Counterpoint II</em>, i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017426/art-collective-meow-wolf-s-cool-new-model-for-artists-to-make-an-excellent-living Art collective Meow Wolf's cool new model for artists to make an excellent living Julia Ingalls 2017-07-13T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T13:54:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yh/yhrsoow40t5gr3rm.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Full-time creative positions, like architects and sound engineers, come with considerable salaries and benefits. &ldquo;We have 20-year-olds making $50,000 a year with us,&rdquo; remarks Everett.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Meow Wolf may have put the starving artist trope to rest in the form of a magnificent new business/installation model.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/s5/s5bkaxl6f4sapy4b.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/s5/s5bkaxl6f4sapy4b.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo by Kate Russell. Courtesy of Meow Wolf.</figcaption></figure><p>As this article explains:<br></p> <p><em>Since the Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf opened its permanent installation, the House of Eternal Return, in March 2016, the project has been an unmitigated success in terms of viewership and profits. Housed in a 20,000-square-foot former bowling alley, the sprawling interactive artwork welcomed 400,000 visitors in its first year&mdash;nearly four times as many as expected&mdash;and brought in $6 million in revenue for the collective&rsquo;s more than 100 members.</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/di/diqdvrjbdeod2on9.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/di/diqdvrjbdeod2on9.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Founding members of Meow Wolf: Corvas Brinkeroff, Sean Di Ianni, Vince Kadlubek, Caity Kennedy, Matt King. Courtesy of Meow Wolf.</figcaption></figure><p>In even better news: at this time of this report <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150015844/junior-designer-intern-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meow Wolf is currently hiring</a>!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017309/iotti-pavarani-architetti-designed-office-building-fills-an-entire-block-in-turin Iotti + Pavarani Architetti​-designed office building fills an entire block in Turin Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-13T09:48:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T12:08:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wz/wzki8e6kji88yofk.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new operations headquarters of Reale Group, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20848/iotti-pavarani-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iotti + Pavarani Architetti</a>, was recently opened&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/244939/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a>, Italy. Located on the southwestern border of the city&rsquo;s Roman castrum it replaced a building from the seventies, redefining and modernizing the entire block.&nbsp;</p> <p>Covering a built area of 23,500 square meters, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/30730/leed-platinum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEED Platinum</a> certified building will accommodate 800 work stations, 150 parking spaces, a conference room for 280 people and will include a visible from the street&nbsp;1,700 square meter internal courtyard.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The entire complex takes on board the surrounding area and &ldquo;absorbs&rdquo; a protected historical <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> (that on Via Bertola and Via San Dalmazzo), creating a compositional solution in harmony with the surrounding buildings."</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The architectural envelope becomes a fulcrum, a gravitational hub in the urban fabric of this part of the surrounding centre of Turin: it foc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017226/the-norman-foster-foundation-announces-a-program-of-education-initiatives The Norman Foster Foundation announces a program of education initiatives Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-12T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j9/j9ueows2zqvffpfx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Based in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9274/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> and operating globally, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Norman Foster Foundation</a>&nbsp;is a non-profit promoting holistic education and interdisciplinary thinking and research.&nbsp;</p> <p>Followed from the <em>Future is Now</em> forum held in Madrid's Royal Theater on the 1st of June, Mayor of Madrid and Lord Foster brought together leading figures in the fields of science, design, architecture, politics, art, economics and history, to&nbsp;a capacity audience of 2,000 and 75,000 online viewers.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the support of the Rolex Institute, the Foundation will host week-long events in its Madrid Headquarters in November 2017. Grants will be awarded to ten students from around the world for a series of talks, think tanks and workshops led by key individuals, including Norman Foster, on issues such as the city, infrastructure, mobility and technology.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mj/mjigunfep5r2g4oe.jpg"></a><figcaption>The Norman Foster Foundation. Image courtesy of the NFF</figcaption></figure></figure></figure><p>In October 2017 the Foundation will feature an exhibit titled Common Futures in Madrid's Espacio Fundacion Telefonica. Create...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017099/starry-shortlist-of-architects-for-london-s-new-center-for-music Starry shortlist of architects for London’s new Center for Music Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-11T20:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T12:18:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vts7igbhb890wk42.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The viability of building a major new concert hall in London has been widely debated, and the future of the Center was thrown into doubt last November, when the British government withdrew its commitment to contribute 5 million pounds (about $6.4 million) to pay for a business plan. The City of London Corporation stepped in with 2.5 million pounds (about $3.2 million) to allow project to go ahead.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The shortlist for the future home for the London Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama was announced on Monday and consists of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/89559/amanda-levete-architects-al_a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>AL_A</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Foster + Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Renzo Piano</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Diller Scofidio + Renfro</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Gehry Partners</u></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><u>Snohetta</u></a><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/garden/an-interview-with-craig-dykers-of-snohetta.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, all of which have extensive experience working on cultural buildings. </p> <p>The center which will include a concert hall with up to 2,000 seats, as well as education and training spaces, will be located in&nbsp;what is currently the Museum of London, designed by Hidalgo Moya and Philip Powell in the 1970s. The building is estimated to cost 200 million to 250 million pounds ($257 million to $322 million) to construct and is to be covered by private and philanthropic donations. </p> <p>"The shortlisted architects have been asked to provide detailed designs as well as estimated costs, and the winner will be announced this fall."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016983/sir-david-adjaye-sadie-morgan-join-london-mayor-sadiq-khan-s-good-growth-by-design Sir David Adjaye + Sadie Morgan join London Mayor Sadiq Khan's "Good Growth by Design" Julia Ingalls 2017-07-11T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T12:44:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4bpgsdfvlt6096d.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London needs to provide space for 46,000 new jobs and build 50,000 new homes a year just to keep up with demand, as well as build the social infrastructure to support both. Good Growth will enable this, leaving a legacy of world-class buildings, outstanding public realm and large-scale regeneration for Londoners of the future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Exhibiting both farsightedness and excellent aesthetic taste, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has created a program specifically meant to help anticipate and solve London's growth (experts estimate the city will soon have a population of 10 million). The "Good Growth by Design"&nbsp;program will have an advisory panel of 50 design advisors, including Sir David Adjaye and Sadie Morgan.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jw/jw5athh6irpyq68u.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/jw/jw5athh6irpyq68u.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>London. Image: Juan Cabanillas via Flickr</figcaption></figure><p>As the mayor explained in a statement, &ldquo;London is facing unprecedented population growth and with that comes challenging work, but also amazing opportunities to deliver a city that is socially integrated, sustainable, healthier, safer and with a world class public realm. We must embrace London&rsquo;s rapid growth with both hands and take this chance to use good architecture and planning to make a real difference to the lives of Londoners. And this is a chance to learn from past mistakes, some of which are still dotted across our city, and blight the lives of the communities that...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016656/erdogan-s-neo-ottoman-mosques Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman mosques Nam Henderson 2017-07-09T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-09T20:03:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wlcwqp3kgbu04xu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Erdogan is ordering the construction of mosques much as Suleiman the Magnificent once gave orders to Mimar Sinan. But as Bozdogan points out, there were many styles of mosques throughout the Ottoman Empire; in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries...Erdogan, however, sees such 18th- and 19th-century mosques as a contamination, not purely Turkish like the mosques of the 16th century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Suzy H. Hansen visits Turkey, where Erdogan&rsquo;s AK Party and TOKI (the national housing commission) have overseen a&nbsp;boom in construction and urban re/development. Including of houses of worship designed to reference a "<em>golden age</em>" of&nbsp;Turkish identity, while also furthering the Islamicization&nbsp;<strong>of the country and providing an ongoing economic engine.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016500/peter-pran-faia-co-founder-of-peter-pran-h-architects-has-passed-away Peter Pran FAIA, co-founder of Peter Pran + H Architects, has passed away Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-07T19:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T19:40:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfbmpw37fbbv7zhx.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norweigan-born architect Peter Pran, FAIA, has passed away. He was a co-founder and partner of Peter Pran + H Architects in New York City, and had previously held positions at Ellerbe Becket, Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM), and NBBJ. He has also been an influential educator, having taught at schools across the country including the University of Kansas, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois-Chicago, as well as schools in Japan, Italy, and Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A full obituary will follow.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016411/facebook-and-oma-new-york-to-collaborate-on-mixed-use-masterplan-in-menlo-park Facebook and OMA New York to collaborate on mixed-use masterplan in Menlo Park Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-07T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T16:30:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/azdqq8e2fyzsgpua.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13898/facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a> announced today that it has partnered with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/10974/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a> to design the masterplan for Willow Campus, a mixed-use neighborhood adjacent to their existing headquarters in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/582826/menlo-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Menlo Park</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The first official step will be the filing of our plan with Menlo Park in July 2017. We will begin more formal conversations with local government officials and community organizations over the course of the review process, which we expect to last approximately two years."&mdash;writes John Tenales,<em>&nbsp;</em>VP Global Facilities and Real Estate.&nbsp;"We envision construction will follow in phases, with the first to include the grocery, retail, housing and office completed in early 2021, and subsequent phases will take two years each to complete."</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/c4/c4fdfs2dg9p827j1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/c4/c4fdfs2dg9p827j1.jpg"></a><br></p> <p>Facebook also plans on building 1,500 units of housing on the campus, 15% of which will be offered at below market rates to mitigate traffic impacts from growth. "These efforts complement our ongoing work to address the issue, including the&nbsp;<a href="https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/12/a-partnership-to-strengthen-our-local-community/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Catalyst Housing Fund</a>&nbsp;for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable ho...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016300/this-proposed-luxury-hotel-by-fender-katsalidis-architects-incorporates-a-suspension-bridge This proposed luxury hotel by Fender Katsalidis Architects incorporates a suspension bridge Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T20:44:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:44:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8v/8vjud0xukwcmqtoc.jpg" width="650" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It will be built from the top down on a suspension bridge, modelled after and painted the colour of the Golden Gate bridge. At its base will be a new 1,075-seat theatre, and below that an excavation site that&rsquo;s 4.5 times as large as the museum&rsquo;s excavation. It is expected to cost over $300m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a noteworthy meeting of infrastructure and luxury real estate development, Tasmanian organizer of Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) David Walsh believes the people who enjoy the museum will definitely dig an onsite luxury hotel that uses a suspension bridge to support its seven upper storeys. The design has been proposed by Australia's <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16587198/fender-katsalidis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fender Katsalidis Architects</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/78/78xj7k5wxr5qpk8w.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/78/78xj7k5wxr5qpk8w.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>A proposed three-story library. Image: Mona</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>In this article he notes that "you can&rsquo;t usually build a theatre inside a building because when it shakes, the whole building shakes. But because this is a bridge, the top seven floors are suspended from above, and the bottom three floors are built from below. They&rsquo;re not connected to each other &ndash; there&rsquo;s no [noise] transmission. It&rsquo;s the best idea anyone ever had. And it wasn&rsquo;t mine!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ux/uxk4t5bgp692aiu1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ux/uxk4t5bgp692aiu1.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>A proposed installation. Image: Mona</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p><br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016124/editor-s-picks-471 Editor's Picks #471 Nam Henderson 2017-07-06T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:59:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, the always "<em>into it</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>, sat down with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011097/discussing-the-role-of-jargon-and-difficulty-with-harvard-gsd-s-k-michael-hays-lisa-haber-thomson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson</a> to discuss the role of jargon in pedagogy, a new GSD online course offering and the "<em>vexed notion of architecture&rsquo;s autonomy.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> was "<em>very impressed that Michael Hays and Lisa Haber-Thomson agreed to the exchange. That speaks a lot about them, and deserves a lot of respect...</em>" For his part,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13529719/jeffry-burchard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffry Burchard</a> theorized "<em>that there are and have always been three languages of Architecture. They happen to correspond nicely to the audiences of architecture</em>".</p> <p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/zacksemke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Semke</a>&nbsp;highlighted the potentials of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012180/how-passive-house-design-can-propel-the-clean-energy-transition-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House Design</a>. <strong>Daniel Piselli</strong> chimed in "<em>Great, timely article. Passive House is no longer a fringe concept. Its being proven feasible in the US on projects of multiple scales &amp; types by a growing number of architects &amp; engineers.</em>"&nbsp;Some of you, may be interested in <a href="http://passivhaustrust.org.uk/..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related</a> cost research from the UK Passivhaus Trust.</p> <figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption></figcaption></figure>News <p>In NCARB related news; they have <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched</a> th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016240/l-a-s-skid-row-housing-trust-c-e-o-mike-alvidrez-will-step-down-in-2018 L.A.'s Skid Row Housing Trust C.E.O. Mike Alvidrez will step down in 2018 Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T17:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T17:29:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/73/73b5tw2tnu9cfdpx.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After nearly three decades of involvement with the L.A. Skid Row Housing Trust (and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">working relationships with architects including Michael Maltzan and Brooks + Scarpa</a>), C.E.O. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mike Alvidrez</a> has announced his plans to step down next year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure><p>He will remain in an "ambassador"&nbsp;role to help the new leadership, although applicants for that position will not be formally reviewed until later this year. In a statement to <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/07/mike-alvidrez-skid-row-housing-trust/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, Alvidrez noted that "the public perception of supportive housing has forever changed thanks to our partnerships with renowned architects to design beautiful residential and community spaces that foster reconnection, healing, and dignity.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016217/china-s-transit-elevated-bus-is-officially-discontinued China's transit-elevated bus is officially discontinued Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T14:49:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wf/wfknpuwfh4k901y4.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many transportation experts were worried about the viability of the project from its earliest stages, including one of the concept creators, Craig Hodgetts. An architecture professor at the University of California in Los Angeles, Hodgetts told Quartz last August that the TEB appeared be an &ldquo;immature project&rdquo; with some &ldquo;fundamental problems.&rdquo; He mentioned, for example, the tight space potentially having a psychological effect on drivers who might respond by braking when driving under the bus.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While no clear reason has been given as to why the trial run of the so-called "car-eating" bus has been shuttered, Chinese officials have confirmed that they are removing the electric tracks on which the TEB was running. The trial run was launched last year in August, around which time hopeful videos, such as the one below, were released to demonstrate the concept:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016204/the-mystery-of-how-roman-concrete-has-withstood-the-sea-for-millennia-is-finally-solved The mystery of how Roman concrete has withstood the sea for millennia is finally solved Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T13:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zi39nrks1hg60qkh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modern, steel-embedded concrete seawalls tend to need repair after a few decades of erosion from the endless procession of waves, but the Roman pier at&nbsp;Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy has remained solid for almost two thousand years. Scientists have finally figured out the missing ingredient of this material's longevity, and it turns out to be mineral growth after the concrete has set.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Ancient Roman Seawall at Portus Cosanus in Orbetello. Image: Wikimapia</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>This concept of concrete that grows after it has been set is something&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006999/this-bacteria-infused-concrete-heals-when-cracked" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">that others have been experimenting with</a>&nbsp;recently, but&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/03/secret-roman-concrete-survived-tidal-battering-2000-years-revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a>&nbsp;breaks this new discovery down thusly:</p> <p><em>Roman engineers made concrete by mixing volcanic ash with lime and seawater to make a mortar, and then added chunks of volcanic rock. &nbsp;The combination of ash, water, and lime produces what is called a pozzolanic reaction, named after the city of Pozzuoli in the Bay of Naples, triggering the formation of crystals in the gaps of the mixture as it sets.</em></p> <p><em>Th...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016198/david-chipperfield-designed-hepworth-wakefield-named-britain-s-museum-of-the-year-2017 David Chipperfield-designed Hepworth Wakefield named Britain’s Museum of the Year 2017 Alexander Walter 2017-07-06T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:58:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r7/r7srg2futpvvog5l.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Art Fund Museum of the Year is awarded annually to one outstanding museum, which, in the opinion of the judges, has shown exceptional imagination, innovation and achievement across the preceding 12 months.&nbsp; The Hepworth Wakefield was selected as winner of the &pound;100,000 prize from a group of five finalists, also including Lapworth Museum of Geology (Birmingham), National Heritage Centre for Horseracing &amp; Sporting Art (Newmarket), Sir John Soane&rsquo;s Museum (London) and Tate Modern (London).</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b3/b3vy44digvz3apqp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b3/b3vy44digvz3apqp.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>"The <a href="http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hepworth Wakefield</a> has been a powerful force of energy from the moment it opened in 2011, but it has just kept growing in reach and impact ever since," said Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar. "<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3821/david-chipperfield" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Chipperfield</a>&rsquo;s building has proved a perfect stage &ndash; both for the display of collections and as the platform for a breathtaking sequence of special exhibitions, curated with determined originality by the talented curatorial team."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/22/2224y0rkpeopljal.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/22/2224y0rkpeopljal.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>Comprised of a series of 10 small, irregular, trapezoidal blocks, the gallery also won a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/2562/2012-riba-award-winners-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2012 RIBA Award</a> for architectural excellence and was shortlisted for the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/2593/2012-riba-stirling-prize-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize in the same year</a>. <br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016200/architects-artists-conceive-of-the-world-differently-than-other-people-study-reveals Architects + artists conceive of the world differently than other people, study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:39:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwaufx2jnkeoko20.jpg" width="650" height="755" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a study conducted by UCL and Bangor University researchers in which people were shown a Google Street View, a painting of St. Peter's Basilica and a surreal computer generated image, architects, sculptors and painters consistently conceptualized of the space differently than those with no background in these professions. As this article in <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170628095931.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Daily</a> explains:</p> <p><em>The painters tended to shift between describing the scene as a 3D space or as a 2D image. Architects were more likely to describe barriers and boundaries of the space, and used more dynamic terms, while sculptors' responses were between the two. Painters and architects also differed in how they described the furthest point of the space, as painters called it the 'back' and architects called it the 'end.' The control participants gave less elaborate responses, which the authors say went beyond just a lack of expert terminology.</em><em></em><br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015932/fast-co-design-wonders-why-is-there-so-much-modern-architecture-in-the-nra-s-new-ad Fast Co Design wonders, "Why Is There So Much Modern Architecture In The NRA’s New Ad?" Orhan Ayyüce 2017-07-05T15:13:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T18:47:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1uzmhyxmqjsxrse.jpg" width="650" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For decades, authoritarian regimes have waged war on modern architecture and the philosophy it embodies. A new ad proves it&rsquo;s still a target.</p></em><br /><br /><p><u> </u>In an alarmingly threatening and dangerous ad, NRA attacks intellectualism (in its core sense) via modern architecture. This savage ad might not only target your profession and/or your education but also puts the&nbsp;average citizen in front of the barrel of a gun.<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150016032/the-s-house-prefab-system-hopes-to-bring-super-low-cost-housing-to-vietnam-and-the-rest-of-the-world The S House prefab system hopes to bring super-low-cost housing to Vietnam — and the rest of the world Alexander Walter 2017-07-05T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T23:39:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zp/zpfy021lqs0kvgtp.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Known as &ldquo;S Houses,&rdquo; these prefab structures going up here in Ba Vi, about 30 miles from Vietnam&rsquo;s capital, Hanoi, are iterations of a prototype that Mr. Nghia has been honing since about 2013. [...] But Mr. Nghia says that his plan is to mass-manufacture this portable, easy-to-assemble design for people in slums, remote areas or refugee camps around the world, beginning later this year, all for the starting price &mdash; $1,500 &mdash; of about two iPhones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>NYT</em> takes a closer look at the extremely affordable S House prefab system currently going up by the dozens in Vietnam, with a keen eye on the global super-low-cost market. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/76610883/vo-trong-nghia-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vo Trong Nghia Architects</a>, a design studio with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, S House was exhibited with a full-scale prototype at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134199282/chicago-architecture-biennial-finalizes-list-of-participants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. <br></p> <p> </p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3e/3e2qd7wljehvl47l.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3e/3e2qd7wljehvl47l.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>S HOUSE at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Photo: Steve Hall, Tom Harris, copyright: Hedrich Blessing, image via the architects' website.</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>If the firm name sounds strangely familiar, Vo Trong Nghia Architects won the 2014 World Architecture Festival 'House' category with the spectacular <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110274683/world-architecture-festival-2014-day-1-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House for Trees</a> project. VTN partner Masaaki Iwamoto is also a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98028871/wheelwright-prize-2014-finalists-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Wheelwright Prize finalist</a>.<br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013621/architects-have-you-recently-finished-a-remodel-send-it-to-us Architects, have you recently finished a remodel? Send it to us! Nicholas Korody 2017-07-05T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-07-05T15:50:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jdgqi8p791886e36.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects love the freedom presented by a blank sheet of paper (or CAD window), but the reality of practice inevitably puts limits on the imagination. This is doubly true when it comes to remodels, which require working around somebody else&rsquo;s design. But constraints can also encourage creativity as new ideas are shaped by pre-existing parameters. Sometimes, the most difficult challenges&mdash;a wall that can&rsquo;t be moved or a budget that won&rsquo;t budge&mdash;breed the most inventive solutions.</p> <p>We want to take a look at what goes into designing around an existing structure. Specifically, we&rsquo;re interested in residential projects with unusual backstories and imaginative design choices. Did you modernize a traditional home? Strip things bare or keep them intact? How did you relate to the original design? How did you relate to the clients&rsquo; demands?</p> <p>Have a project that fits the bill? Post the project to your <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">individual</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm profile</a>, then submit it for consideration by filling out this <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/z7o1r4Dty0ELcooq1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">form</a>.&nbsp;We will be...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015514/factory-and-office-headquarter-annex-by-subdv-architecture Factory and Office Headquarter Annex by SUBdV Architecture Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-30T14:53:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T11:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqnxe6eceumbwvs5.jpg" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by a Brazilian architecture firm SUBdV Architecture, this Factory and Office Annex in S&atilde;o Paulo, fuses high-tech architectural design strategies with local low-tech construction methodologies. <br></p> <p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> system references the traditional <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2939/brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian</a> &lsquo;cobogo&rsquo; shading screen, which controls the filtration of indirect sunlight through the operable windows on the south and west facades, while also creating a thermal mass which prevents the penetration of hot air in the interior spaces.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b5/b5fdinrwlakximbw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b5/b5fdinrwlakximbw.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ht/htawbcevv22kkxgu.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ht/htawbcevv22kkxgu.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Photos by Rodrigo Chust</figcaption></figure><p>Generated through <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/141646/parametric-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">parametric</a> scripts, the various geometric configurations of blocks produce&nbsp;different sized openings and differently-angled light reflection planes, allowing for the optimal combination of both shading and illumination.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3a/3a9h4j9uer6iczxj.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3a/3a9h4j9uer6iczxj.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>The building's double-height ground floor contains a material storage facility, first and second floors are dedicated to administrative office space for the factory and a showroom of the factory's products.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2g/2gv3g8vhnjo933c7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2g/2gv3g8vhnjo933c7.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>De...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015314/tadao-ando-to-design-a-museum-inside-a-former-paris-stock-exchange Tadao Ando to design a museum inside a former Paris stock exchange Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T20:59:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T16:24:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xe/xe3sm5hz40p0g9vf.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Ando plans to build a circular structure with three levels of galleries inside the round building, which is bound by strict historic preservation norms. It will have 32,000 square feet of exhibition space and an underground auditorium. The museum, which will only showcase contemporary art &mdash; including pieces from Mr. Pinault&rsquo;s collection of more than 3,000 works &mdash; will be renovated and run by his family&rsquo;s company...</p></em><br /><br /><figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fv/fvhaj920klp9l0gr.jpg"></a><figcaption>Photo: &copy; Artefactory Lab; Tadao Ando Architect &amp; Associates; NeM / Niney &amp; Marca Architects; Agency Pierre-Antoine Gatier / Courtesy of Collection Pinault</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Is this the first time a former stock exchange has been transformed into a museum?&nbsp;Either way, the new design should be open to the public by 2019, as noted in this article:</p> <p><em>Mr. Pinault, who is one of the world&rsquo;s top collectors and also owns Christie&rsquo;s, said the museum would open in early 2019 after a renovation of the Bourse de Commerce, a former grain exchange that was later used as a stock market, and more recently to house the Chamber of Commerce. The building is modeled on the Pantheon and situated between the Louvre and the Pompidou Center, France&rsquo;s pre-eminent contemporary art museum.</em><br></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015298/reiulf-ramstad-s-proposal-for-a-multivalent-inspirational-ross-pavilion-in-edinburgh Reiulf Ramstad's proposal for a multivalent, inspirational Ross Pavilion in Edinburgh Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:55:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kc/kcwwcym4yfw3svcr.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While no one can claim that they understand where inspiration comes from, most would agree that it doesn't hurt to have an unfettered view of nature in an architecturally inventive setting. Norwegian architects Reiulf Ramstad are among the seven finalists in the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition to design a new cultural pavilion for Edinburgh's West Princes Street Gardens, and their plans reveal a glass-walled, timber-framed structure that attempts to harmoniously look toward the future while not alienating the centuries-old architecture&nbsp;surrounding it.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/n7/n73cgs5za8vq2pjn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/n7/n73cgs5za8vq2pjn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fn/fnj75fx4i05u6e42.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fn/fnj75fx4i05u6e42.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><p>The result is a surprisingly timeless pavilion that encourages contemplation, relaxation, and an appreciation of the Gardens.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p95od4g59dc127j2.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p95od4g59dc127j2.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Forbes Massie Studio</figcaption></figure><p>As the architects explain, "The Ross Pavilion will be the focal point of the city of Edinburgh and its many visitors, but it can also be a symbolic place for all of Scotland as well. The intervention into the Gardens ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015267/transform-your-phone-into-an-augmented-reality-ruler-with-the-soon-to-be-released-app-ar-measure Transform your phone into an augmented-reality ruler with the soon-to-be-released app AR Measure Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-01T21:09:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/lb/lb9tc6owte5pc31e.gif" width="900" height="506900" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to measure the dimensions of a window that you can't reach physically, it's largely been a trick of algebra. However, the new <a href="http://armeasure.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AR Measure App</a>, as developed by Laan Labs, promises to make it easy to accurately measure physical objects by simply pointing an iOS device at it. In the demo video, the app is able to instantly render the dimensions of a physical object using the existing sensors of an iPhone or iPad.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ns/nsghs1tgzpd0a6x6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ns/nsghs1tgzpd0a6x6.jpg"></a><figcaption>"Boat." Image: AR Measure</figcaption></figure></figure><p>In a press release, Laan Labs notes that &ldquo;A lot of the credit here goes to the brilliant engineers at Apple. Our app is built on top of the ARKit Framework that was announced at WWDC 2017. That framework allows us to identify points in space using the iPhones sensors and camera input and then measure the distance between those points.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/eq/eqaawq4qf604u7wf.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/eq/eqaawq4qf604u7wf.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>"Stool." Image: AR Measure</figcaption></figure><p>The demos only show the measurement of height or width of relatively flat objects, as opposed to the surface of a curvy or circular item. In practical terms, this makes th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015254/frank-lloyd-wright-s-shabby-models-and-how-moma-preserved-them Frank Lloyd Wright's shabby models and how MoMA preserved them Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-29T13:21:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T13:22:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06dwm6elasti50ji.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The majority of the models were far from pristine. Architectural maquettes are often only used to quickly communicate an idea; longevity of materials such as chipboard or Plexiglas is rarely a concern. So, when Moody set out to restore the 14 models in MoMA&rsquo;s archive (the museum holds the three-dimensional works of Wright&rsquo;s massive archive), she was faced with missing elements, acidified paper, warping, and discoloration, among other issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Exploring lesser-known parts of Wright&rsquo;s 70-year-long career, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a>'s new exhibition, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive</a> (on view through October 1, 2017) presents projects for an experimental farm and a series of rural school buildings in the segregated South. Besides that, the show also focuses on Wright's models&mdash;often extensively modified by him and largely representative of the architect's thought process and the evolution of his ideas.&ldquo;For him, they were presentation pieces meant to seduce the clients or put them at ease, especially if the designs were avant-garde or difficult to picture on paper,&rdquo; says MoMA conservator Ellen Moody.</p> <p>Analysis of the models also revealed the alterations performed by other stakeholders, including clients and conservators.<figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yckr45mrzkucwav.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0y/0yckr45mrzkucwav.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Model for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Image courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives MoMA Avery Architectural &amp; Fine Arts Library, Columbia University)</figcaption></figure></p><p><em>"A model of an early iteration of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/696465/solomon-r-guggenheim-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solomon...</a></em></p>