Archinect - News 2016-06-29T06:57:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T19:44:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xyjkoh17br4uk1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For more than 60 years, a home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright stood tucked in the woods on the south side of Cloquet, little-seen and little-known as the city developed around it. Now, after being on the market for years, the R.W. Lindholm House has been deconstructed and its pieces are on their way to Pennsylvania, where they&rsquo;ll be reassembled and the home opened to the public by a group dedicated to conserving Wright-designed structures.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The house is being carefully relocated to Polymath Park, a 130-acre "architectural park." While preservationists tend to prefer to keep Wright homes in their original context, the move is considered necessary for its long-term survival.</p><p>The house has already been dismantled, bit by bit, in a process that took four weeks. The team responsible for the deconstruction made sure to keep the project hush hush due to fears that souvenir seekers might raid the site.</p><p>Cloquet, Minnesota also happens to be the home of the world's only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed gas station.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hj2qun8hxavlu3i.jpg"></p><p>For more Wright-related news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950408/moma-to-celebrate-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-massive-exhibition" target="_blank">MoMA to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday with massive exhibition</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148500636/preserving-san-francisco-s-only-frank-lloyd-wright-building-inside-and-out" target="_blank">Preserving San Francisco's only Frank Lloyd Wright building, inside and out</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144499048/frank-lloyd-wright-s-sturges-house-is-for-sale-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-50-years" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright's Sturges House is for sale, for the first time in nearly 50 years</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge Call it the Brooklyn Wedge Nam Henderson 2016-06-28T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T14:42:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltk8ed3sa7fva6ci.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ax blade of residential high-rises that slices the borough drives from Brooklyn Bridge Park through Downtown, grazing Fort Greene and reaching into Prospect Heights...the best way to preserve low-rise Brooklyn is for the Wedge to succeed by growing up rather than out. A great skyline remains concentrated and confined, its towers made meaningful by borders, its scale a contrast to be savored, not feared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson examines the current and future state of high-rise construction in Brooklyn.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954196/the-havelis-of-shekhawati The havelis of Shekhawati Nam Henderson 2016-06-27T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T12:28:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1l5dvkpdxy8wobk.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ozymandian in their hubris and decay. There are over 2,000 buildings, most of them havelis, covered inside and out with frescoes that depict scenes from battle, myth, the ancestries of their owners and the coming of the Europeans. The havelis are mostly empty now, and their desolation, combined with their scale and opulence, produces a feeling of wonder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aatish Taseer extols, the faded opulence of, the painted houses found in the&nbsp;desert of Marwar,&nbsp;Rajasthan.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T21:04:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953925/ctbuh-announces-the-2016-tall-building-awardees CTBUH announces the 2016 Tall Building Awardees Justine Testado 2016-06-24T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T14:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ep1yceg5606dg3b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Visually changing skylines aside, new sky-high structures get a shot at prestigious recognition in the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's Tall Building Awards. The yearly awards highlight noteworthy tall-building projects worldwide and the impact they have on inhabitants and their urban surroundings, as well as innovative design and construction methods that push the industry forward.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A little sneak peek:</p><p>Best Tall Building - Middle East &amp; Africa: The Cube, Beirut</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmdach14rjwho4fr.jpg"></p><p>10 Year Award: Hearst Tower, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/50/50568lzyhmq1fli1.jpg"></p><p>Urban Habitat Award: Wuhan Tiandi, Wuhan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z95tqswgjf76im03.jpg"></p><p>See the rest of the winners plus the Best Tall Building regional finalists over&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4977/ctbuh-reveals-2016-tall-building-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130199884/a-glimpse-at-the-2015-ctbuh-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113124951/ateliers-jean-nouvel-s-one-central-park-wins-ctbuh-best-tall-building-worldwide-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ateliers Jean Nouvel&rsquo;s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T20:33:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...] Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: &quot;The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li><li><a title="BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument Justine Testado 2016-06-24T15:10:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T19:26:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0q6vqyggvs66jrw.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Friday, President Obama formally [declared] the Greenwich Village bar and its surrounding area the Stonewall National Monument, and creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the gay rights movement. According to the White House, the monument designation will consist of 7.7 acres, protecting the tavern, Christopher Park across the street, and several other streets and sidewalks where spontaneous protests were held for equal rights in 1969.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952047/the-enduring-significance-of-gay-bars-in-american-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The enduring significance of gay bars in American cities</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943929/obama-administration-to-designate-stonewall-as-america-s-first-lgbt-memorial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama administration to designate Stonewall as America's first LGBT memorial</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106631146/how-lgbt-acceptance-is-redefining-urban-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LGBT Acceptance Is Redefining Urban America</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953836/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-interiors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Interiors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-06-24T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T22:10:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/deulm12mp1va1k4m.jpg" width="514" height="772" 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/650x/2y/2yf67514qfpkkx2u.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/innisfree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innisfree</a> in Seoul, South Korea; Store design by Innisfree; Installation and Facade by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Innisfree</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dn/dnl3w1wd7tgeat2p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk/project/city-hall-deventer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Hall</a> in Deventer, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/neutelings-riedijk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutelings Riedijk Architects</a>; Photo: scagliolabrakkee &copy; Neutelings Riedijk Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cb/cb1gx7sgtwxw3unp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/renewed-classic-eichler-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewed Classic Eichler</a> in&nbsp;Sunnyvale, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Mariko Reed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8uf2xu0j1eo7mv6w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wunderground/project/north-moore-bachelor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Moore Bachelor</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/wunderground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wunderground architecture + design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mf/mfyroyv58bvxq9jt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tz/tzidzr3itslp46bc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects/project/vineyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vineyard House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aros Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/zibkmyybf5odmmga.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a/project/venafi-slc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venafi SLC</a> in Salt Lake City, UT in <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Christensen Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953854/3-world-trade-center-celebrates-topping-out 3 World Trade Center celebrates topping out Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T13:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8byz1r4100ktq23.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a ceremony packed with construction workers, news crews, and real estate folk, the final bucket of concrete made its way to the top of 3 World Trade Center, marking the topping out of this 1,079-foot supertall tower. The 80-story building was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and spans 2.5 million square feet. Once complete in 2018, it will be the fifth tallest tower in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6u12q03ev2p9oug.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein (right) and Port Authority of New York &amp; New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye at the topping out ceremony signing the final bucket of concrete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0maxa7rbh35jj4a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;This rendering shows what the completed 1,079-ft tower will look like.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141506795/rex-revealed-as-the-architects-redesigning-the-200m-wtc-performing-arts-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide "Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." – Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e530e7840ef9ce46d83083217c3f239b.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As white-shoe law firms shrink and expanding tech companies in L.A. increasingly move into restored warehouses or historic buildings, commercial skyscrapers around the country are struggling to find tenants. [...] That leaves the owners of aging all-office high-rises like the U.S. Bank Tower looking for ways to produce new revenue [...] OUE is not the first company to see a possible revenue stream in the desire of adults to pay money to act like children in downtown settings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on what's happening in Downtown Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a title="The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149373378/the-west-coast-s-tallest-tower-is-getting-a-glass-bottomed-slide-on-its-69th-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor</a></li><li><a title="Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park</a></li><li><a title="Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></li><li><a title="Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953807/riba-release-a-statement-following-eu-referendum-result RIBA release a statement following EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5ovlsly4ml7k6ng.jpg" width="514" height="194" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RIBA President Jane Duncan said:</strong></p><p><em>&ldquo;The RIBA is a global organisation that supports its members, validates schools of architecture and champions the importance of a quality built environment around the world. UK architecture talent is incredibly resilient and we will continue to ensure that our profession has a bright future, whatever the operating environment.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Clearly there is uncertainty about the timescales and impact on a range of issues important to our industry including free movement in the EU for architects as well as students, trading and material sourcing, inward investment relationships, EU procurement rules and the effect on the construction sector if restrictions are placed on EU migration.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;In common with other UK businesses and organisations, the RIBA is assessing the short and longer term effect of the withdrawal on our members and the Institute and we will provide further guidance in due course.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Most importantly, we will work with colleagues in industry and government t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result Architects react to shocking EU referendum result Ellen Hancock 2016-06-24T11:02:00-04:00 >2016-06-27T06:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogtzjyn0r9soc39l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the progress we have made will now be put on hold and the government&rsquo;s attention will be diverted while we try and work out how to deal with Brexit. - Rob Naybour, Weston Williamson + Partners</p></em><br /><br /><p>Today marks a historic turning point for the UK and European Union - the UK has voted to quit the EU. What lays ahead no one is really sure; Cameron has already resigned this morning and discussions for a second Scottish referendum have begun.&nbsp;</p><p>The majority within the architecture industry have strongly and vocally supported the Remain campaign celebrating the integral role the EU has played in inspiring and funding creative projects, free movement and the benefits of an internal single market. Most importantly community; a community based on respect and support that derived from the desolate situation after World War Two that at its core believed in humanity.</p><p>The referendum has revealed some alarming results about the state of the UK, a very clearly divided country. However the decision has been made and we must now face up to these consequences, we must now address what kind of a nation we want to be.</p><p>We asked top architects for their reactions to the result and how they think it wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953636/the-most-useless-totem-pole-of-mayoral-hubris-oliver-wainwright-rides-the-arcelormittal-orbit "The most useless totem pole of mayoral hubris": Oliver Wainwright rides the ArcelorMittal Orbit Nicholas Korody 2016-06-23T18:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T18:47:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hkzxi2f15oq2q565.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Never has an attraction promised so much yet delivered so little. It was the roller coaster without a ride, the helter skelter without a slide, a &pound;20m mountain of steel leering above London&rsquo;s lean Olympic stadium as a mocking monument to the vanity of the city&rsquo;s former mayor, Boris Johnson, and its funder, the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal [...] As Guy de Maupassant said of the Eiffel Tower, being inside the Orbit is the best place to be &ndash; because it&rsquo;s the only place you don&rsquo;t have to look at it</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ouch.</p><p>Yet, it's not all bad: "...when you&rsquo;re hurtling down through the structure&rsquo;s contorted loops on the new corkscrew slide that opens this weekend, all this can be momentarily forgiven," opines Wainwright.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942638/carsten-h-ller-to-unveil-his-arcelormittal-orbit-slide-in-june" target="_blank">Carsten H&ouml;ller to unveil his ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in June</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125208041/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-install-massive-slides-on-london-s-hayward-gallery" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to install massive slides on London's Hayward Gallery</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/23066079/carsten-h-ller-is-installing-a-slide-at-new-museum" target="_blank">Carsten H&ouml;ller Is Installing a Slide at New Museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953603/chipperfield-s-jane-street-proposal-faces-vehement-opposition-in-nyc Chipperfield's Jane Street Proposal Faces Vehement Opposition in NYC davvid 2016-06-23T15:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T14:40:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u13plvqg9i7u66o3.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Plans to raze a two-story parking garage at 11-19 Jane Street and build a... seven-story apartment building designed by ... David Chipperfield came in front of the Landmarks Preservation Commission" "Testimony against the development came in droves, with NIMBYs speaking against the project&rsquo;s "inappropriate," "out-of-scale," "travesty" of a design."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/06/landmarks-tables-decision-on-apartment-building-at-11-19-jane-street-west-village.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Yimby</a>&nbsp;has published Chipperfield's entire presentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_34.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_26.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_28.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_32.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_36.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" src="http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/11-19JaneStreet_20160621_40.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953533/oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-in-quebec-will-finally-open-tomorrow OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion in Quebec will finally open tomorrow Justine Testado 2016-06-23T15:18:00-04:00 >2016-06-23T15:44:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/wekhnz1slryiit21.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After winning the competition way back in July 2009, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a> is ready to make its public debut tomorrow. Nestled within Quebec City's 17th-century architecture and located at the historic National Battlefields Park, the Pavilion is the shiny new kid on the block with its boxy stacked form and glass-ridden exterior. OMA partner <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950307/shigematsu-led-oma-team-to-design-albright-knox-art-gallery-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu</a> designed the museum alongside Jason Long and Ceren Bingol, in collaboration with Montreal-based Provencher_Roy architectes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/mskfb1n9ewo6gwql.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hy/hyhgcxqqy4tkin3k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iaurvibv2xtmiegu.jpg"></p><p>The new Pavilion adds more than 160,000 square-feet of exhibition space to the Mus&eacute;e national des beaux-arts du Qu&eacute;bec (MNBAQ) and was intentionally designed to continue the topography of the nearby park, says Shigematsu.&nbsp;&ldquo;Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets &ndash; park, city, and museum &ndash; at the same time,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckd0gmqv6ti16uu4.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jk1wuun1out6smua.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1y1yf7xj8gkkot0.jpg"></p><p>The three stacked galleries of decreasing size will each house the museum's&nbsp;Contemporary Exhibition, the Permanent Contemporary collection, and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953365/riba-reveals-46-stunning-projects-as-2016-national-awardees RIBA reveals 46 stunning projects as 2016 National Awardees Justine Testado 2016-06-22T19:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:20:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhzkrmxsy0mp4768.jpg" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2016 RIBA Awards competition continues! A few weeks after the London Award announcements, the Institute just revealed 46 buildings as National Award winners. The RIBA National Awards celebrate the UK's most outstanding buildings, while offering insight into construction, design, and investment trends in the country. An array of stunning projects by leading designers made the cut in this year's Nationals, with UK universities and colleges winning much of the jury's favor this time around.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of the winning projects:</p><p>Essex University - Albert Sloman Library and Silberrad Student Centre by Patel Taylor | Colchester, England.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eo/eoa37hx0uit5zgs4.jpg"></p><p>Outhouse by Loyn &amp; Co Architects | Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vc50fqjj77asj7hy.jpg"></p><p>Stanbrook Abbey by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | York, Yorkshire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8e/8e2ttwyatr5flkgs.jpg"></p><p>The Investcorp Building by Zaha Hadid Architects | Oxford, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uvt6sfhwo39qwret.jpg"></p><p>York Art Gallery by Ushida Findlay Simpson Brown | York, Yorkshire, England</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwg4j6rmrf3odntg.jpg"></p><p>See the full list of winners and more photos <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4971/riba-announces-46-winners-in-2016-national-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943940/see-the-riba-2016-london-awards-winners-wilton-s-music-hall-named-regional-building-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">See the RIBA 2016 London Awards winners, Wilton's Music Hall named regional Building of the Year</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953254/a-closer-look-at-the-eye-in-mvrdv-s-tianjin-library A closer look at "the eye" in MVRDV's Tianjin Library Julia Ingalls 2016-06-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:45:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w92wgu69ne66yxgi.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While pronounced ocular structural features are not unheard of (consider the exterior of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DS+R</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Broad Museum</a>) Winy Maas, co-founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV,</a> is drawing attention to his firm's mirrored spherical auditorium sited in the almost complete&nbsp;34,200 square meter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94502910/construction-update-kohn-pedersen-fox-s-riverside-66-in-tianjin-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tianjin</a> Library.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q8/q8dwobs3hshc7dy5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuf28lhkr419bbis.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The Eye is the centre of the library," Maas explained in a press release. "It &lsquo;hollows out&rsquo; the building and creates, out of bookshelves, an environment to sit, to read, to hang out, to climb and to access, to create an organic social space. In its heart is the auditorium which mirrors the environment, giving a 360 degree panorama of the space inside; a truly reflective and pensive environment.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vn/vnlmvtdghb36cs82.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rv/rvkahkevy2fjjc1o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c5/c59xfowtvr7wyosl.jpg"></p><p>The library will likely open to the public by mid-2017.&nbsp;</p><p>What else is MVRDV up to?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943474/cobe-mvrdv-s-rockin-new-ragnarock-museum-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COBE + MVRDV's rockin&rsquo; new Ragnarock Museum opens to the public</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138956251/mvrdv-completes-the-couch-their-eighth-project-in-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV completes The Couch, their eighth project in Amsterdam</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953250/behind-the-scenes-of-the-trump-building Behind the scenes of the Trump Building Nicholas Korody 2016-06-22T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:24:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rxzaqwyeqrwzpoo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hedge-fund manager on the 28th floor who pretended to be dead when investors asked for their money reported to prison in January. A few weeks later, an investment adviser on the 17th floor was accused of running a Ponzi-like scheme. Thirteen floors up, a lawyer pleaded guilty this month to stealing millions of dollars from clients. It was all happening at 40 Wall St., across from the New York Stock Exchange, behind golden capital letters proclaiming that this is THE TRUMP BUILDING.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the architecture of the current Republican presidential candidate, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946044/glitz-and-ego-the-architectural-legacy-of-donald-trump-the-developer" target="_blank">"Glitz and ego" &ndash; the architectural legacy of Donald Trump, the developer</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937112/the-problem-with-designing-trump-s-border-wall" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148423518/what-does-donald-trump-s-architecture-reveal-about-his-politics" target="_blank">What does Donald Trump's architecture reveal about his politics?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953071/an-ode-to-brutalism An ode to Brutalism Alexander Walter 2016-06-21T15:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:31:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mb/mbpk0tpnrx9iviyz.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brutalism will never happen again. Our stock of Brutalism is limited, and sadly under constant attack. The demolition and &lsquo;refurbishment&rsquo; of great buildings by Rudolph, I M Pei, Denys Lasdun and other giants of the movement should be taken as seriously as would the loss of buildings by Donato Bramante, Christopher Wren or Frank Lloyd Wright. Brutalism deserves far better than the wrecker&rsquo;s ball: it was the pinnacle of world architecture through all of history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949021/sosbrutalism-campaign-lists-endangered-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#SOSBrutalism campaign lists endangered buildings</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947831/brutal-paper-cut-outs-of-real-life-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal paper cut-outs (of real-life buildings)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953054/three-dozen-projects-win-big-in-2016-los-angeles-architectural-awards Three dozen projects win big in 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2016-06-21T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:31:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rmingnmnqfeen6z.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fresh set of three dozen projects were recognized in the 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Organized by the LA Business Council, the awards recognize some of L.A. County's top-notch designers and projects... &ldquo;This year designers rose to the challenge to design more eco-conscious and efficient features, and generally improve the way people live through architecture&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Beyond L.A. Award -&nbsp;Harbin Opera House. Architect: MAD Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/bab9szj0nwkwvmre.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Architecture Award - Apollo at Rosecrans. Design Architect: Ehrlich Architects | Landscape Architect: LRM Landscape Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5j804bi6sskpac4.jpg"></p><p>Healthcare Award -&nbsp;Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope. Architect: Belzberg Architects.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqb6y9aoojiuk3gy.jpg"></p><p>Kronish House Award. Architect/Contractor: Marmol Radziner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a04h8nmdv69kwy3r.jpg"></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;Civic Award - The Broad. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler</p><p>See the rest of this year's winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4966/the-broad-harbin-opera-house-pterodactyl-among-2016-la-architectural-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101167410/morphosis-emerson-college-los-angeles-takes-grand-prize-at-2014-los-angeles-architectural-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis&rsquo; Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952948/the-genesis-of-tate-modern The genesis of Tate Modern Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehj6k1jda1kv9gig.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we first visited Bankside Power Station for the original Tate Modern competition in 1994, it seemed like the castle in Sleeping Beauty &ndash; an enormous urban mountain that was completely overgrown, surrounded by barbed wire and prickly roses, as if protecting the hidden beauty inside. It seemed dangerous. It is totally unimaginable now, but this was a huge chunk of the city that was totally excluded from public life, set back behind high walls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more on the Tate Modern:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952024/we-can-t-sneer-at-developers-herzog-de-meuron-examine-london-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We can't sneer at developers": Herzog &amp; de Meuron examine London's future</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952955/make-architects-design-37-storey-new-office-tower-for-city-of-london Make architects design 37-storey new office tower for City of London Ellen Hancock 2016-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:28:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf3w4kxkz9n7rkre.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brookfield is to build a new 700,000 ft2, 37-storey tower in the City of London - and work could begin as early as 2018. Designed by architect Make the plans for the proposed office tower at 1 Leadenhall feature a 9,600 ft2 public terrace with winter garden overlooking the historic Leadenhall Market. The tower will provide 538,000 ft2 of office space plus 51,500 ft2 of retail space on the first three floors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look around the new Tate Modern extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952296/how-elevators-could-fix-the-affordable-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How elevators could fix the affordable housing crisis</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952258/with-eu-referendum-fast-approaching-rem-koolhaas-speaks-out-against-brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With EU Referendum fast approaching, Rem Koolhaas speaks out against 'Brexit'</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952133/so-much-more-than-an-engineer-ove-arup-gets-his-first-museum-retrospective" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"So much more than an engineer": Ove Arup gets his first museum retrospective</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension A look around the new Tate Modern extension Ellen Hancock 2016-06-20T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-26T15:57:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm7prwiorb8u19ku.jpg" width="514" height="642" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The original Tate Modern redevelopment was started in 1995 and since opening in 2000 has become the most popular gallery in the world. It made sense then for Herzog and De Meuron to return and finish the job. Their architectural evolution and legacy is now embedded in the London skyline, as is their success.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/detb0fq5umh8wyvz.jpg"></p><p>The synergy between the buildings, old and new, is remarkable and assisted satisfyingly by the graphic identity from British designer Peter Saville. The space is incredibly successful as an art gallery but also as an architectural performance; there are continuous structural accents inviting you to explore the sensuality of the space. From the inside the lattice brickwork is a welcome and original delight that insists on further inspection and accordingly reveals disguised benches bracketed into the window, ostensibly waiting for you all along.&nbsp;It is easy to navigate your way through the building but also extremely satisfying to get lost in it.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s041geaamzcwsdv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okt5vi2pgfeoof01.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/nyup28ksysfj8cds.jpg"></p><p>Offering almost certainly one of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952596/editor-s-picks-448 Editor's Picks #448 Nam Henderson 2016-06-20T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:31:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xd3fp9svy77s7qtr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;visited&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> approved "<em>Adeyemi's is very architectural and tectonic. still modern while taking on that neo classical stuff. and Leibingers is nice too....</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dglzwmscb5bs6f4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps: The Syrian Chapter</a>' a Masters thesis project of Nikita Gyawali, a student at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18812/arkitektskolen-aarhus-the-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iy/iyozfbcyaqhp1br4.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> recommended reading <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951404/good-review-reporting-from-the-front-the-15th-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Currie in Art-agenda</a>, in which the Scottish artist tears into the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, "<em>vis a vis its older cousin, the art biennale.</em>"&nbsp;Currie also writes (about '<strong>Fundamentals</strong>', Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s 2014 Biennale of Architecture) "<em>Depending on your perspective the results were either Brechtian or resembled a severe case of Asperger syndrome</em>"&nbsp;and makes reference to Max Weber&rsquo;s Verstehen.</p><p>Oliver Wainwright <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviews</a> the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion (and new &nbsp;Summer Houses) offering(s).&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> placed this year&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952038/vernacular-architectural-photographer-john-margolies-has-died Vernacular architectural photographer John Margolies has died Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T13:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q093l7rqjtzmg4z.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Margolies, who died on May 26, at 76, was considered the country&rsquo;s foremost photographer of vernacular architecture &mdash; the coffee shops shaped like coffeepots; the gas station shaped like a teapot (the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash.); and the motels shaped like all manner of things, from wigwams to zeppelins to railroad cars &mdash; that once stood as proud totems along America&rsquo;s blue highways.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memoriam, here are a few of Margolies' idiosyncratic finds, many of which were compiled into the 2010 book "John Margolies: Roadside America":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2rbovwqm6q5anu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9sl7i4l7xxgvomn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1aoxamwefrbwrsy4.jpg"></p><p>Other architectural photographers who are still doing their signature thing:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ecirc;ka &amp; Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951999/allies-and-morrison-propose-an-alternative-to-the-garden-bridge Allies and Morrison propose an alternative to the garden bridge Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75jtwpwgqh92yt5l.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When is a garden bridge not a garden bridge? When it&rsquo;s a bridge garden, according to Allies and Morrison, the Southwark-based architects who have come up with a cheap and cheerful alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive, contractually dubious proposal by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley for a floating forest across the Thames.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read related news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948451/london-s-garden-bridge-the-saga-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's garden bridge, the saga continues</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposals succeeding in New York but tanking in London?</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945629/sadiq-khan-investigates-troublesome-details-in-thames-garden-bridge-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan investigates troublesome details in Thames garden bridge project</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/148811257/is-london-experiencing-a-brick-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is London experiencing a brick boom?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951976/ove-arup-celebrated-with-new-show-at-the-v-a Ove Arup celebrated with new show at the V&A Ellen Hancock 2016-06-16T10:17:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kgn225v5o5aqprqn.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The show, curated by the V&amp;A&rsquo;s Maria Nicanor and Zofia Trafas White, is a fascinating exploration of the 20th century engineer&rsquo;s life and work, and how it has influenced today&rsquo;s practices in his field. Arup, fittingly argue the curators, was a true pioneer, championing real collaboration with architects, using a computer for the first time during the Sydney Opera House project in the 1960s &ndash; a hefty but fascinating machine called 'Pegasus', on display at the show.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more UK news here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149951669/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This week's picks for London architecture and design events</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London design shortlist revealed</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950671/author-of-interactive-architecture-on-the-built-environment-in-the-age-of-ubiquitous-computing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Author of 'Interactive Architecture' on the built environment in the age of ubiquitous computing</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951897/china-plans-to-build-an-underwater-space-station-in-the-south-china-sea China plans to build an underwater "space station" in the South China Sea Nicholas Korody 2016-06-15T19:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T12:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pbbq2qkprbv5hd0p.jpg" width="500" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China is speeding up efforts to design and build a manned deep-sea platform to help it hunt for minerals in the South China Sea, one that may also serve a military purpose in the disputed waters. Such an oceanic &ldquo;space station&rdquo; would be located as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) below the surface, according to a recent Science Ministry presentation viewed by Bloomberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more news from the South China Sea, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108502429/china-is-busy-building-islands-in-the-south-china-sea" target="_blank">China is busy building islands in the South China Sea</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130872169/new-satellite-images-show-progress-in-china-s-island-building-project" target="_blank">New satellite images show progress in China's island-building project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942173/china-plans-to-build-a-fleet-of-floating-nuclear-power-plants" target="_blank">China plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power plants</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951811/the-optical-illusion-behind-copenhagen-s-bryggeblomsten-residential-tower The optical illusion behind Copenhagen's Bryggeblomsten residential tower Julia Ingalls 2016-06-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1t/1tnxrvhg64f6gp3c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a floor plan designed around the concept of petals furling outward from a flower's stem the anodized bronze-toned aluminum and glass&nbsp;tower known as&nbsp;Bryggeblomstem ("the Brygge Flower"), has been granted the&nbsp;"Best Residential Building" award by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135028638/olafur-eliasson-opens-ship-themed-pedestrian-bridge-in-copenhagen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen</a>&nbsp;Municipality. The 8,100 square foot, 15-floor, 58-unit apartment building designed by&nbsp;Mangor &amp; Nagel architects&nbsp;makes use of natural light to create well-illuminated apartments with views of the city, the harbor, and the surrounding landscape.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qe/qerb3agea801wq9k.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, the architects stated that they purposefully rotated the floor plans&nbsp;thirty degrees relative to each other to increase the number of corners and corresponding vertical lines, thus using an optical illusion to make the building appear taller than it actually is.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/04/04lbaw63pgnidkwp.jpg"></p><p>Claus J&oslash;rgensen, creative director and architect at Mangor &amp; Nagel's Copenhagen office, noted that&nbsp;"I'm really pleased with our floor plan design. The result is some extremely well-appointed apartments that ar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951790/tour-norway-s-doomsday-seed-vault-deep-within-the-arctic-circle Tour Norway's "Doomsday" seed vault, deep within the Arctic Circle Julia Ingalls 2016-06-15T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T20:40:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy13hgdak3i5p56n.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the architecture of forward-thinking climate change? One example is the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/71895/svalbard-vault-opens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Svalbard Seed Vault</a>, which when full will house roughly 3 million different species of plants in anticipation of a future that may be hotter, drier, or simply climatically different than the one we inhabit now.</p><p>This video offers a rare tour of the three-vault, minus 5 degrees Celsius interior storage facility, which is located within a mountain in Norway in anticipation of rising global sea levels:</p><p></p>