Archinect - News 2015-04-22T00:01:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125835685/archinect-s-critical-round-up-for-the-new-renzo-piano-designed-whitney-museum Archinect's critical round-up for the new Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum Nicholas Korody 2015-04-21T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T19:03:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r58se7sbmw2mm6nc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With almost two weeks left before its public opening, the <a href="http://whitney.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Whitney Museum of American Art</a>&rsquo;s new Renzo Piano-designed building is already shaping up to be one of the most talked-about buildings of the year. &nbsp;The 200,00 square-foot exhibition space is the long-awaited, and controversial, replacement of Marcel Breuer&rsquo;s 1966 brutalist (and equally, if not more, controversial) Upper East Side masterpiece. Critical responses have already started proliferating across the Internet. Inevitably, most include comments on Piano&rsquo;s precedent, as well as the drawn-out design process that included proposals by OMA and Michael Graves to expand Breuer&rsquo;s original building.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4o/4oivm5djtrvx44vn.jpg"></p><p>Piano has designed more museums than probably any other contemporary architect: the Pompidou in Paris, the Menil Collection, two buildings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. So far, many critics have commented that, with the new Whitney Museum, Piano is putting his experience to good use. The design can accommodate...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125819570/berlin-s-alexanderplatz-high-rise-developments-continue-to-take-shape Berlin's Alexanderplatz high-rise developments continue to take shape Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T14:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T13:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4jd9fg03j9sai032.jpg" width="395" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yet as Berlin&rsquo;s property values continue to soar - rising faster than any German city over the past five years - residential developers are set to challenge the Park Inn&rsquo;s elevation supremacy. Two international builders have unveiled plans to erect skyscrapers at Alexanderplatz that will stand nearly 500-feet high[...] Though the new designs have triggered intense public reaction for their girth and ambition, they are being joined by more than 20 new residential properties in the planning[...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92304250/berlin-hopes-germany-s-tallest-residential-tower-has-the-bilbao-effect" target="_blank">Berlin hopes Germany's tallest residential tower has the 'Bilbao effect'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125817966/the-young-woman-who-designed-tehran-s-new-popular-bridge The young woman who designed Tehran's new popular bridge Alexander Walter 2015-04-21T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T16:29:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h2/h2kd4x7hqcqa6i84.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Leila Araghian was 26 when she came up with Tabiat bridge. Five years on, the 270-metre structure is a reality, despite sanctions, garnering awards and paving the way for a new, more avant garde generation of Iranian designers [...] Tabiat (&ldquo;nature&rdquo;) bridge, the largest of its kind in Iran, was architect Leila Araghian&rsquo;s first project. She designed it five years ago while a student, winning a local competition for a plan to connect two parks separated by a highway in north Tehran.</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/125772968/editor-s-picks-412 Editor's Picks #412 Nam Henderson 2015-04-21T12:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3n/3na4tpamshhrxgvj.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List</strong>; <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Speaks, the Dean at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9s/9sa25ejmbxlk0qn1.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;commented "T<em>he SU Architecture program stands in stark contrast to what is happening, and has recently occurred at NJIT. Credible, steady leadership at Syracuse, instability in the leadership at NJIT.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Jolanda_Morkel/status/587905337564520448" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jolanda Morkel</a>&nbsp;felt the piece was "<em>Wwll worth a read</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dg171x48u82h5mdf.jpg"></p><p>The roster of over 60 architecture firms and artists who will exhibit their work at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125277951/chicago-architecture-biennial-participants-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was announced</a>.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong> proposed "<em>Archinect field trip anyone</em>"? Meanwhile <strong>Lightperson</strong> tried not to get his hopes up "<em>I'm excited to see the new crop of architecture ideas but also get the feeling this will be another Tactical Urbanism show from the usual suspects, the cool European curators</em>".</p><p>Denver Post Fine Arts Critic, Ray Mark Rinaldi <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_27843517/great-city-bad-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> why locals should listen to Jeffrey Sheppard&rsquo;s (co-founder and design principal for Roth Sheppard Architects in Denver) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">criticism...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-20T19:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T13:04:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h85gqike31aplp81.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not to worry, Gowan said, we&rsquo;ll just pop in extra entrances if and when we need them.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://larb.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lacma_plan3.jpeg"></p><p>Veteran architecture critic Joseph Giovannini writes a long format, meticulous, repetitious, detailed, campy, foxy, fundamental, accurate, conjectural, civic, economic, organizational, institutional, back of the house, sobering, exemplifying, nerdy and most serious to date criticism of LACMA Director Michael Govan commissioned and Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designing/designed/perpetually preliminary plans for LA's most extensive museum which considered architects like Mies van der Rohe early on and Rem Koolhaas in 2004. Existing museum was designed by William Pereira in 1968, later remodeled by&nbsp;Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates in early 80's with recent additions by, who else, Renzo Piano, the Museum Man.</p><p>I wish Giovannini had given more hi-end decision-making board of trustees&nbsp;0.1%&nbsp;dirt instead of talking about pancakes and curves repeatedly. Of course, his secret architect allies are not saying a word.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125746384/new-renderings-revealed-for-217-west-57th-street-the-will-be-tallest-residential-building-in-the-world New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World Dana Schulz 2015-04-20T16:37:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T14:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/zexsrj9plt0nkn27.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With its spire the Nordstrom Tower will be just one foot shorter than One World Trade Center, but its elevation will make it the tallest point in New York, as its site is 100 feet above sea level, compared to One World Trade&rsquo;s 12- foot elevation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New renderings have been released for Extell Development's Nordstrom Tower at 217 West 57th Street. When completed, the 92-story, 1,775-foot supertall that will take the title of tallest residential building in the world, surpassing Mumbai&rsquo;s World One Tower by 29 feet. The images show how the tower, designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, will dominate the skyline, as well as close-up views of the fa&ccedil;ade and a peek into one of the penthouses.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125528119/an-almost-seamless-glass-museum An (almost seamless) Glass Museum Nam Henderson 2015-04-17T23:47:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T14:34:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6ic9mfj8sll6kf9h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This combination of high-tech and hands-on making would be repeated over and over in the process of designing, curating and fitting out the wing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month&nbsp;Alexandra Lange reviewed<strong>&nbsp;</strong>the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmog.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corning Museum of Glass</a>&rsquo;s new 100,000-square-foot&nbsp;Contemporary Art + Design Wing,&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thomasphifer.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125524081/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-over-sabotaged-philharmonie-de-paris Jean Nouvel loses court case over 'sabotaged' Philharmonie de Paris Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T17:19:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:53:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8f54wc15n3qbq3j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean Nouvel, the famed French architect, on Thursday lost a court battle against a &pound;280 million Paris concert hall he designed but whose architecture he claimed had been "martyred" and "sabotaged". Mr Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, an ultra-modern building in the French capital's eastern Parc de La Vilette, accusing project managers of cutting corners to save money during its completion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122138612/jean-nouvel-files-for-court-order-against-philharmonie-de-paris-dispute" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118368797/jean-nouvel-boycotts-opening-of-his-philharmonie-de-paris" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Philharmonie de Paris</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125457295/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-interiors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Interiors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-04-17T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T14:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qf/qfu2fq59zurd9oua.jpg" width="514" height="711" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/interiors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Interiors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ta/taydy4zbk4r7denj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/125202382/a-frame-re-think/125203190" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A-Frame Re-Think</a> in Fire Island Pines, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/bromleycaldariarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bromley Caldari Architects</a>; Photo: Mikiko Kikuyama</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eiyrhx1tiqdflnto.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/93156891/graveney-school-sixth-form-block/125261879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graveney School Sixth Form Block</a> in Tooting, London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ip/ipq7935fr0wap3cg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/120110236/roof-apartment-in-politia/124878068" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roof Apartment</a> in Pol&iacute;tia, Greece by <a href="http://archinect.com/ssaraf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Savvas Sarafidis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/261cov65a2fqm7zk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk/project/rozet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rozet</a> in Arnhem, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: Scagliola/Brakkee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kzj3h862m6hj6mw5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf/project/jesuit-high-school-chapel-of-the-north-american-martyr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jesuit High School Chapel of the North American Martyr</a> in Carmichael, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hodgetts + Fung</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1khfww9wh6s0org.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/synagoge-chabad-lubawitsch-berlin-wilmersdorf/123734241" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Synagoge Chabad Lubawitsch</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Julia Jungfer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7lbaoif4bppatpl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83908089/peribere-residence/120890549" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peribere Residence</a> in Miami Beach, FL by ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125447647/christopher-hawthorne-remembers-the-lacma-that-once-was Christopher Hawthorne remembers the LACMA that once was Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/056dqu8x77zqcvua.jpg" width="514" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the museum turns 50 this year and debate continues about LACMA Director Michael Govan's plan to replace the Pereira buildings (and a later addition by Hugh Hardy) with a giant new wing by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, it's worth remembering how the original LACMA campus was greeted &mdash; as well as a few things about the Los Angeles into which it was born.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T14:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap91efcssbgypskb.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world&rsquo;s tallest observation wheel will rise &mdash; unless Dubai builds a bigger one first. The Dubai Eye started erecting its 690-foot wheel a week ago. [...] The 630-foot New York Wheel seeks to dethrone the 550-foot High Roller in Las Vegas as the tallest in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egjfb8zqt0a47dg5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlcxynm5emptg9p3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/ujsg6n9qx18ryppm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trqjm7oiz8hl67bl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125433971/envisioned-as-tallest-tower-in-turkey-ankara-s-partially-built-republic-tower-is-now-heading-for-demolition Envisioned as tallest tower in Turkey, Ankara's partially-built Republic Tower is now heading for demolition Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T13:23:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhvfwcxecyvma39b.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Started in 2003 by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo&#287;an and intended to be Turkey&rsquo;s tallest tower, the partially-constructed Republic Tower in Ankara&rsquo;s Ke&ccedil;i&ouml;ren district will now be demolished after the Ankara Municipal Assembly rejected its zoning plan. [...] First started in 2003 and stalled since 2008, the 144-meter tall tower which has already cost TRY 27 million (USD 10 million) will now be demolished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125374469/robot-gives-a-helping-hand-as-taubman-college-breaks-ground-on-new-school-addition Robot gives a helping hand as Taubman College breaks ground on new school addition Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T18:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:41:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyeg7t7xauuojjc3.jpg" width="514" height="589" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On April 15, 2015, University of Michigan's President Mark &#8203;Schlissel and Taubman College Architecture and Urban Planning Dean Monica Ponce de Leon broke ground with donor, A. Alfred Taubman on the new wing of the Art &amp; Architecture building. [...] The ceremonial shoveling of the ground was performed by Taubman College's Kuka robot, normally used for architectural digital fabrication research, painted maize and blue for the occasion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95947337/university-of-michigan-revives-plan-for-architecture-school-addition-and-doubles-budget-to-28m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Michigan revives plan for architecture school addition and doubles budget to $28M</a></p><p>Also, don't miss our recent <em>Dean's List </em>feature with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monica Ponce de Leon</a>, the Dean at UM's Taubman College.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125371251/protests-at-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-museum-building Protests at Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum building Nicholas Korody 2015-04-15T17:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:46:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hl3wksnqibgi04ku.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art has yet to open its doors in a new location in the meatpacking district, but on Tuesday night it unwittingly played host to&nbsp;its first radical art exhibition. At 11 p.m., activists from groups including Occupy Museums and Occupy the Pipeline gathered on the street in front of the museum for a performance art-style demonstration about a natural gas pipeline that is adjacent to the $422 million building and its vast art collection.</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/125363205/blair-kamin-not-impressed-by-chicago-s-latest-housing-developments Blair Kamin not impressed by Chicago's latest housing developments Alexander Walter 2015-04-15T15:28:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T21:11:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mheqgnmdftyh8bn5.jpg" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is a tale of two new West Loop high-rises and what they say about Chicago's apartment building boom, which has restored construction cranes to the skyline but has yet to give us architecture with a capital "A." The buildings &mdash; the underwhelming Arkadia Tower in Greektown and the better-than-average JeffJack Apartments west of Union Station &mdash; are the latest products of the construction surge [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Different city, similar lament:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a>. Is <em>bland</em> the new dogma?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125304502/miami-center-for-architecture-and-design-forced-to-look-for-a-new-home Miami Center for Architecture and Design forced to look for a new home Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T21:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9ck9floviujtwlh.jpg" width="514" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Miami Center for Architecture and Design has two and a half years to find new digs. The landlord, Stambul, has declined to renew the lease on their current location, a grand two floor space in the Old U.S. Post Office which the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects meticulously brought back to life.</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/125286811/jeanne-gang-s-proposed-wanda-vista-tower-could-be-chicago-s-third-tallest Jeanne Gang's proposed Wanda Vista tower could be Chicago's third-tallest Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T15:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsg7wj94rprkwdfd.jpg" width="260" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The outlines of what could be Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper came into sharp focus Monday when the project's developers unveiled their latest plan for the riverfront tower &mdash; a trio of interconnected high-rises that would bring stacks of undulating glass to the city's skyline. [...] Details about the plan, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and her firm Studio Gang Architects, were revealed at a community meeting called by Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd [...].</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/125280367/times-square-throughout-the-ages Times Square throughout the ages Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27baa7a52fb1a626cc659d07fc2837d8.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Times Square has always been about reinvention &mdash; in order for the New York Times' headquarters to be built (and give the spot its name), the Pabst Brewing Company's Pabst Hotel had to be demolished. But in the late 1970s, after decades of grandeur followed by decades of decay, imagining the future of Times Square became a particularly pressing project. [...] Here are some plans for the future of Times Square, some of which never caught on and some of which still have a chance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93000785/is-that-a-luge-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is that a luge in Times Square?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125208041/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-install-massive-slides-on-london-s-hayward-gallery Artist Carsten Höller to install massive slides on London's Hayward Gallery Nicholas Korody 2015-04-13T15:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:01:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/315k5bqkoj33u541.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now visitors will be able to descend from the Hayward gallery&rsquo;s glass pyramid ceiling to its entrance level on one of two 15-metre slides commissioned for an exhibition opening later this year. Built into the gallery&rsquo;s exterior wall, the slides will &ldquo;constitute a graceful sculptural installation&rdquo; while also being a device for &ldquo;experiencing an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness&rdquo;, [Carsten H&ouml;ller] said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously, H&ouml;ller had created a similar installation for the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2006. The slides were very popular with the public, although also responsible for several injuries.</p><p>For his upcoming exhibit at the Hayward Gallery, H&ouml;ller has also created "Flying Machines," which are intended to give visitors the sensation of flying over Waterloo Bridge. Additionally, the exhibit, entitled "Carsten H&ouml;ller: Decision," will include two robotic beds that &ldquo;mirror each other&rsquo;s movements as they roam the galleries."</p><p>H&ouml;ller is known for provocative, often-interactive installations. His piece "Pill Clock" comprises a ceiling-mounted clock that drops more than 1 million white pills while the exhibit is up, with visitors allowed to take and consume the pills. H&ouml;ller came to prominence concurrently with artists like Philippe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Andrea Zittel and Rirkrit Tiravanija, whose&nbsp;work displays a shared interest in provoking unexpected and novel interactions between the art w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125198338/meier-makes-mark-in-miami Meier makes mark in Miami Richard Meier & Partners 2015-04-13T12:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xac1otfn4gssxuz5.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from reducing his workload or resting on his considerable laurels, the 80-year-old Meier and his partners are also wrapping up construction on several other projects, including the HH Resort and Spa in Gangneung, South Korea; the Leblon office building in Rio de Janeiro; the 140-unit Rothschild Tower in Tel Aviv; the Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy; and Teachers Village, a mixed-use development in Newark, New Jersey.</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/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124972883/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-stairs-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Stairs" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-04-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2015-04-11T14:27:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fdcei74rg1e4vwr.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/stairs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Stairs</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bhfg8qtpfn00glv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9294/united-states-courthouse-salt-lake-city/118361547" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">United States Courthouse</a> in Salt Lake City, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/tphifer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Phifer and Partners</a>; Photo: Scott Frances</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvn8yiapsjlg96zd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk/project/eemhuis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eemhuis</a> in Amersfoort, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: Scagliola/Brakkee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2x/2xwi1thyoxzboiwn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studioMDA/project/franklin-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin Street</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/studioMDA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studioMDA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aot4zvq35uhkkc3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73295327/mamilla-residence/115171598" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mamilla</a> in Jerusalem, Israel by <a href="http://archinect.com/mrajerusalem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matti Rosenshine Architects</a>; Photo: Ilan Nahum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjuwinrc171vir5a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/house-in-sang-an-playground-of-a-delightful-couple/117830766" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Sang-an, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Hyosook Chin</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mfm28r6plg7xm2q4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/field-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field House</a> in Wisconsin by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wto8isqr61mq2xo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/98342/brooklyn-row-house-2/121734672" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn Row House 2</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/oa-ny" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office of Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Anderson Photo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/vadhpbr6bi9lxkyb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gvarqs/project/departamento-roma-oaxaca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Departamento Roma Oaxaca</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124972072/turkey-says-newly-discovered-basilica-in-lake-znik-will-become-underwater-museum Turkey says newly discovered Basilica in Lake İznik will become underwater museum Alexander Walter 2015-04-10T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:17:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/290d1f42979704ec537e45b4ff254a82.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The remains of a nearly 1,600-year-old basilica that was discovered at the beginning of last year under Lake &#304;znik in the northwestern province of Bursa is now set to become an underwater museum.&nbsp; The underwater museum project, approved by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, will be carried out by the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, the sponsor of the project. [...] The discovery of the basilica was named as one of top 10 discoveries of 2014 by the Ar-chaeological Institute of America.</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/124970457/frank-lloyd-wright-house-causes-controversy-in-wealthy-phoenix-neighborhood Frank Lloyd Wright house causes controversy in wealthy Phoenix neighborhood Alexander Walter 2015-04-10T13:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:19:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8j8jeueqh8qr0zqp.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New plans for the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Arcadia has neighbors riled up. Owners of the 1952 house want to turn it into more than just a home, but those living in the wealthy neighborhood aren't too happy about it. [...] said the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house is "an example of what I consider to be an architecture embodiment of Arizona exceptionalism." However, this landmark home now finds itself in the middle of controversy.</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/124892558/without-housing-reform-is-a-tower-of-david-coming-to-your-city Without Housing Reform, is a "Tower of David" Coming to Your City? Julia Ingalls 2015-04-09T18:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-12T23:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0sz7clc8us2rssg.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Justin McGuirk&rsquo;s Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture should be required reading for anyone looking for ways out of the bleak social inequality we&rsquo;re stuck in. There were 40 million more slum dwellers worldwide in 2012 than there were in 2010, according to the UN. Private markets clearly can&rsquo;t provide universal housing in any way approaching efficiency, and governments are often hostile to the poor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his book, McGuirk analyzes numerous de facto housing solutions for overcrowded cities, including the infamous "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/327072/tower-of-david" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Torre David</a>" in Caracas, an abandoned high-rise which became an iconic squatter's structure partly because of government ineptitude and indifference.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124903820/lax-s-new-tom-bradley-terminal-receives-leed-gold-standard LAX's New Tom Bradley Terminal Receives LEED Gold Standard Nicholas Korody 2015-04-09T17:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T22:04:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/15/15xzphksja8s2sjt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Pacific gateway to the United States, has achieved LEED Gold certification for its new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), the crown jewel of the Bradley West renovation. This makes the 1.25-million-square-foot facility the largest LEED Gold airport terminal in the United States. Designed by Fentress Architects, TBIT is not only sustainable, it is America&rsquo;s most technologically-advanced airport to date.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the press release by the <a href="http://www.fentressarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a> who designed the Tom Bradley terminal expansion, they detail some of the projects' most notable aspects:</p><ul><li>The interior of the terminal contains "more than 12,000-square-feet of LED tiles and hundreds of LCD screens" to entertain travelers.</li><li>The project includes&nbsp;15-gate terminals&nbsp;and concourse, designed to give room for expansion with LAX now the second-busiest airport in the nation.</li><li>Numerous features were designed to make the expansion sustainable, notably the use of low-E glass to minimize heat gain and low-flow water fixtures.</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814565/cornered-london-building-innovatively-addresses-homelessness Cornered: London Building Innovatively Addresses Homelessness Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T20:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:25:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/sz3tw41luck9g7tk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To promote its Nightstop program, in which volunteers offer homeless people ages 16 to 25 spare beds, homelessness charity Depaul UK launched a poster campaign Thursday that uses the architecture of buildings to help win the hearts and minds of passersby. Publicis art director Dan Kennard and copywriter Ben Smith told me in an email that the idea for the design came from &ldquo;that quite true observation that in life, there are two sides to pretty much every story.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Somewhere between a supergraphic and a PSA lies the ever-developing territory of outdoor advertising, an area in which Publicis London is making thoughtful, eye-catching displays.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future Alexander Walter 2015-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T21:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zd/zd98obgmgg5omhnz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The phrases "public housing" or "low-income housing" do not generally conjure thoughts of architectural innovation. [...] But it doesn't have to be that way, as several recent housing developments in Los Angeles prove. Instead, they pose the question: What if low-income housing was perceived as leading the vanguard of innovative, responsive architecture?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Looks to the Future</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever Nicholas Korody 2015-04-08T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:37:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e2/e274c9879b6ac9ed2b8363abf5f7f94e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...after a year-long delay, Canada has committed $243.5 million to build a giant telescope observatory in Hawaii. The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, will cost an estimated $1.5 billion USD to build...When completed, the TMT will be one of the largest telescopes in existence...Its 30 meter-wide mirror lens...will allow scientists to search the skies for planets outside of our own solar system, as well as other phenomena like supermassive black holes.</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/124814566/john-portman-s-inadvertent-dystopian-fortresses John Portman's Inadvertent Dystopian Fortresses Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:38:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfqt9wgnioe4kj0u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;[Directors are] projecting a future by imagining how it would look in ruins,&rdquo; said Michael Hays, a professor of architectural theory at Harvard. &ldquo;All the flesh has been removed and you just see the architectural bones. I&rsquo;ve always thought Portman&rsquo;s buildings would make very beautiful ruins, because the essence of them is so powerful and so direct.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this larger piece about how Atlanta has become a favored setting for dystopian cinema, Harvard professor Michael Hays shares an unusual perspective on the work of John Portman as cinematic harbinger of doom.&nbsp;</p>