Archinect - News 2016-12-11T09:02:44-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149982144/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-09T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T04:18:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cb/cbt12noslghv9hgk.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0d/0dwowhljy7uwanaq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio/project/slack-vancouver-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slack Vancouver HQ</a> in Vancouver, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/leckiestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Michael Leckie, Ema Peter</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r5/r5rbf9rq1g4lbtsl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal/project/silicon-valley-comes-to-beijing-cheetah-mobile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cheetah Mobile global office headquarters</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/ideal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IDEAL Design &amp; Construction</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0w/0wbpcqb8x1b075xe.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/vil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIL</a> in Pasadena, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/693ga1iy4flicepn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/photographer-s-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer's Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxg5eskmyfmtm8i4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/maggieosial/project/centerbridge-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centerbridge Partners</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/_LSM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehman Smith McLeish (LSM)</a>; Team Member: <a href="http://archinect.com/maggieosial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Margaret Osial</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2r/2rxmasapl56wpfc0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/narbutas/project/hostinger-global-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hostinger Global office</a> in Kaunas,&nbsp;Lithuania by&nbsp;Vaiva Andriu&scaron;yt&#279;; Furniture:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/narbutas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Narbutas Furniture Company</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4n/4n9f9g77gtwvcogf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MADGI/project/rocket-fuel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rocket Fuel</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/MADGI" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montroy Andersen DeMarco Group Inc. (MADGI)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/se/se558my7gu7z4c48.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/drexlerarchitekten/project/radiologist-s-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Radiologist's Pract...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982134/foster-partners-to-design-58-story-office-tower-in-hudson-yards Foster + Partners to design 58-story office tower in Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-12-09T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-12-09T18:36:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzcre887s0ech5a3.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year...Standing 985-feet tall, the building will divided into three distinct sections stacked one atop the other...The design team has also planned what it&rsquo;s calling a &ldquo;halo&rdquo; to be located atop the building...The interiors are comprised of column-free floors that span at least 50,000 square-feet, and each floor can accommodate at least 500 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the Hudson Yards development on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's &ldquo;shape-shifting&ldquo; arts center in Manhattan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981997/modern-mews-and-the-garden-house-shortlisted-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year Modern Mews and The Garden House shortlisted for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-12-08T17:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T17:04:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/em/em5bvwk9bbetmiwj.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just one spot left on the shortlist for the 2016 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/677821/house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA House of the Year</a>, which distinguishes the most innovative house designed by a UK-based architect. The Institute announced today that Modern Mews by Coffey Architects and The Garden House by Hayhurst and Co. are the latest projects to join the list. Once all seven houses are revealed, only one will be crowned as the winner on December 15.</p><p>Have a look at the latest shortlisted houses. In case you missed them, the other four houses are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980743/the-first-two-shortlisters-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981317/covert-house-and-murphy-house-join-2016-riba-house-of-the-year-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Garden House in Hackney, east London by Hayhurst and Co.</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ov/ovx8u63yiqsdmivc.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xs/xs2znlo8ranm2rfm.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/63sf3nbu8vvm24m2.jpg"></p><p>Captivated by the meticulous attention to detail in the house, the jury cited Hayhurst and Co for&nbsp;skillfully creating a peaceful and private home that also provides &ldquo;a rich and layered experience in a very small space&rdquo;, calling it &ldquo;a real achievement given the overlooked and enclosed nature of the site.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Modern Mews in central London by Coffey Architects</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gh/ghdan50xc3c33wcj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o6/o6z450iht4yuea8k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/at/atpgi7bpy22dix3q.jpg"></p><p>Through clever restructuring and a smart choice of materials, Coffey Architects r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981975/so-il-s-new-museum-for-uc-davis-a-building-to-boost-your-faith-in-the-future-of-american-architecture SO-IL's new museum for UC Davis: "a building to boost your faith in the future of American architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-08T13:28:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T15:56:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpodroox7n73k3at.jpg" width="650" height="483" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is not a singular or path-breaking work of architecture; its design goals have more to do with manipulating light and shadow and with physical substance [...] Yet taken as a whole the museum offers a range of encouraging signs about the priorities of architecture&rsquo;s up-and-coming generation. These include a genuine interest in shifting definitions of public space in a digital age and &mdash; most important of all &mdash; a preference for measured and layered effects over operatic ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>UC Davis' new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of art opened in November, and will function as a teaching museum with spaces for studios, galleries, and classrooms, including a courtyard for performances and installations.</p><p>According to Hawthorne, SO-IL's design (done in collaboration Karl Backus of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, an SF-based firm known for its multiple Apple stores), "flows primarily from [SO-IL leaders] Idenburg, 42,&nbsp;and Liu, 37, whose work tends to be porous and substantial at the same time, with cubic forms often cloaked or veiled by snug, semi-transparent skins." Hawthorne also refers back to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95389/so-il-wins-young-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL's YAP-winning "Pole Dance"</a>,&nbsp;as a tone-setter for the firm's aesthetic.</p><p>Check out Iwan Baan's photos of the museum below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hl/hl7wne00hsz4u9w0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ed/ed35c97a5575aa56f6f9f0ceba0e5223.jpg"></p><p>Get the backsotry on SO-IL and the Shrem museum here:</p><ul><li><a title="UC Davis selects SO &ndash; IL to design art museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72307144/uc-davis-selects-so-il-to-design-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UC Davis selects SO &ndash; IL to design art museum</a></li><li><a title="WORKac, Henning Larsen and SO &ndash; IL compete to design UC Davis art museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62867722/workac-henning-larsen-and-so-il-compete-to-design-uc-davis-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WORKac, Henning Larsen and SO &ndash; IL compete to design UC Davis art museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981808/the-former-citicorp-tower-has-been-named-a-nyc-landmark The former Citicorp tower has been named a NYC landmark DianePham 2016-12-07T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T14:24:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bw/bwj63lh5a8xosugf.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Midtown building formerly known as Citicorp Center has just been designated a city landmark. ... The 59-story office and retail tower, designed by Hugh A. Stubbins &amp; Associates, was completed in 1978 [and] was considered quite innovative for its time, with distinctive features that included a 45-degree angular roof and a base of four stilt-like columns. The latter allowed it to cantilever over Saint Peter&rsquo;s Church, also on the site.</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/149981806/indian-hindu-temple-planned-as-world-s-tallest-religious-structure Indian Hindu temple planned as world's tallest religious structure Alexander Walter 2016-12-07T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T17:12:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8i/8icnwuidjuncfd0u.jpg" width="650" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With its indoor theme park and helipad, this building might seem more like it would belong in Las Vegas, but this towering Hindu temple is set to become the world's tallest religious skyscraper. [...] At 700 feet (210 metres), the temple will be taller than India's Taj Mahal, which stands at 239 feet (73m) tall, as well as St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, which measures 422 feet (128.6m).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsnjl45136gks714.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9dwwz04o4n71h41.jpg"></p><p>The illustration below shows the greater master plan for&nbsp;Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir. The <a href="http://www.vcm.org.in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">project website</a> has this description:</p><p><em>"The skyscraper temple-cum-heritage project, conceived of by the devotees of ISKCON-Bangalore, will consist of a grand temple of Lord Sri Krishna at its centre. The grand temple shall be of monumental proportions and its iconic architecture shall harmoniously combine elements of both Indian temple architecture and modern architecture. This temple is poised to become the tallest, grandest and largest religious structure in India. The temple has a footprint of about 5.5 acres and rises to a height of about 700 feet (213 metres or 70 floors). The temple is planned to be vibrant with festivals and religious activities throughout the year."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xp/xpg6ga4p2aw2qjh1.jpg"></p><p>Vedic Cosmology is an integral part of the design concept. The project website explains:</p><p><em>"A capsule elevator takes visitors from the ground level to the 700 ft. tall viewing Gallery giving an immersive 3D sound and light experi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981801/the-weiss-manfredi-designed-kent-state-center-for-architecture-and-environmental-design-opens The WEISS/MANFREDI-designed Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design opens Nicholas Korody 2016-12-07T13:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T12:42:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4dafcmjljseadbxm.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design has just opened. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42675/weiss-manfredi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEISS/MANFREDI</a>, the 117,000 square foot building was the winner of an international competition. The soon-to-be LEED Platinum certified structure is intended to link the Kent State campus with the recently revitalized city of Kent through a continuous gallery and new esplanade. Additionally, the Center features a cafe, a gallery, a 200-seat lecture hall, classrooms and a library. On the top of the building is a 650-seat space dubbed the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo;. On the roof, an 8,400 square foot green roof manages storm water and connects the &ldquo;Design Loft&rdquo; to the surrounding area.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2iyen373ulh1tjl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0ookegn4ls16gx3.jpg"></p><p>The building includes regional materials, specifically an iron-spot brick fa&ccedil;ade that was fired at a local kiln. On the north side, the building has a large glazed curtain wall that lets natural light into studio spaces. The south fa&ccedil;ade has a cantilevering staircase with views of the rest of the campus. Other parts of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981798/twa-hotel-hopes-to-revive-saarinen-s-iconic-terminal-at-jfk 'TWA Hotel' hopes to revive Saarinen's iconic terminal at JFK Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-07T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T13:15:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e0/e050nfok941f703b.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>water would bubble again in Isamu Noguchi&rsquo;s green marble fountain in the Ambassador Lounge, softly masking the tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik-a-tik chatter of a Solari di Udine split-flap display board announcing flight departures and arrivals [...] The architects of the hotel project are Beyer Blinder Belle and Lubrano Ciavarra Architects. Beyer Blinder Belle was responsible for the sumptuous restoration of Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The $265 million TWA Hotel project, slated to open in late 2018, would be connected to Saarinen's Trans World Flight Center and Terminal 5 through tubes that used to guide passengers from TWF to their aircraft.&nbsp;As reported by the&nbsp;<em>Times,&nbsp;</em>the Hotel plan has been hailed by preservationists for its restoration of the terminal, which will require developer MCR to "remediate asbestos throughout the headhouse and rebuild or update mechanical systems." However, preservationists aren't so jazzed about the hotel's six stories, one fearing its height would "effectively imprison the headhouse, both reducing the amount of natural light entering it and severely restricting the outward views from the interior.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on Saarinen's terminal and happenings at JFK:</p><ul><li><a title="Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136956774/eero-saarinen-s-dormant-jfk-terminal-to-become-jet-blue-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel</a></li><li><a title="Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year</a></li><li><a title="JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal</a></li><li><a title="Hotelier, Andre Balazs, to convert JFK&rsquo;s historic TWA terminal into a hotel and conference center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81462395/hotelier-andre-balazs-to-convert-jfk-s-historic-twa-terminal-into-a-hotel-and-conference-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotelier, Andre Balazs, to convert JFK&rsquo;s historic TWA term...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981701/chicago-design-firm-casts-hammy-metaphor-over-trump-tower Chicago design firm casts hammy metaphor over Trump Tower Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T19:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-08T13:53:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x7/x71tzf9e483ufiut.jpg" width="650" height="783" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New World Design Ltd. has shared a hypothetical proposal that would partially obscure the view of the infamous Trump Tower Chicago sign with four giant, gold-colored balloon pigs. [...] the pigs would be tethered to buoys in the Chicago River and provide &ldquo;visual relief to the citizens of Chicago,&rdquo; many of whom are presumably tired of seeing Trump&rsquo;s name everywhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More acts of architectural protest:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Respond to the AIA&rsquo;s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump</a></li><li><a title="Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces</a></li><li><a title="Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483588/hawaii-protesters-block-construction-of-giant-telescope-on-sacred-mountain-mauna-kea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea</a></li><li><a title="Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981651/vincent-callebaut-s-luxe-green-agora-garden-tower-twists-up-the-taipei-skyline Vincent Callebaut's luxe, green Agora Garden Tower twists up the Taipei skyline Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-06T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:32:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ad/add8a1328b71a76a98af42476d2fcd66.jpg" width="650" height="551" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After his firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures was awarded the bid to create the building in 2010, Callebaut decided to erect a structure that was "like an inhabited tree," that could create a green urban landmark for the city with a minimal carbon footprint. Slated for a completion in September 2017, the tower will stand 20 stories tall with a 90 degree twist that is achieved with a 4.5 degree turn per floor as the building ascends.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vincent Callebaut, the Belgian architect known for audacious, ecologically-minded design proposals now has a project under construction in Taipei.&nbsp;We previously featured&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/76244/showcase-lilypad-a-floating-ecopolis-for-ecological-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Callebaut's "LILYPAD, A Floating Ecopolis for Ecological Refugees"</a>&nbsp;in 2008.</p><p></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a title='France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128025752/france-mandates-green-roofs-for-all-new-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></li><li><a title="Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></li><li><a title="Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981629/sci-arc-announces-full-tuition-scholarship-for-lausd-students SCI-Arc announces full-tuition scholarship for LAUSD students Julia Ingalls 2016-12-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T16:52:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/lj08lrf4mhwkmve0.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Are you a LAUSD student who loves architecture and would like to attend SCI-Arc free of charge starting in the fall of 2017? Well, you're in luck: if you apply online by January 15, 2017, you'll be in the running for the recently announced merit-based, full-tuition scholarship for first-year freshmen originating from the metropolitan school district which, if you stay in the top 10% of your class, could last all five collegiate years.</p><p>As SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso sees it, &ldquo;SCI-Arc is embedded in the fabric of Los Angeles. With this scholarship we are reaffirming our relationship to the city&rsquo;s public education system. We are proud of our well-rounded and rigorous Undergraduate program. A Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc provides a creative way to see the world not only in architectural terms, but in sociological, political and economic terms as well.&rdquo;</p><p>Get thee to an application form! &nbsp;In the meantime, check out these related posts about SCI-Arc:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978014/sci-arc-edge-launches-four-new-scholarships" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc EDGE launches four...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981630/the-cultural-paradox-of-the-great-mosque-cathedral-of-cordoba The cultural paradox of the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba Nicholas Korody 2016-12-06T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T21:06:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b2/b2c6q487nubi95wi.jpg" width="650" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The mosque-cathedral of C&oacute;rdoba in southern Spain is one of the great Rorschach tests of medieval architecture. Like the ink blots that psychologists use to divine unconscious thoughts, we tend to see in the building what we please. For some, it embodies the artistic creativity and religious tolerance of the Muslim period. For others, it is a symbol of the conquests and bloodshed that have washed over this region throughout the centuries.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Whichever message we choose, the mosque is surely one of the most beautiful and controversial monuments in Europe today.</em></p><p>More religious architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches" target="_blank">Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144504662/omaha-is-building-a-tri-faith-campus-with-a-church-a-mosque-and-a-synagogue-no-joke" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139317744/drought-reveals-16th-century-church-beneath-mexican-reservoir" target="_blank">Drought reveals 16th century church beneath Mexican reservoir</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981560/a-horizontal-structure-with-a-front-door A horizontal structure with a front door Nam Henderson 2016-12-05T23:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T23:45:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqm5mm7t3tdp3ifj.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Replacing a parking lot in Pioneer Square, a designated historic district, required the developer to clear many hurdles. The design went through several versions before it won the approval of city officials, who vetted materials, signage and even color choices. In one concession, the sides of the Weyerhaeuser building were made of hand-laid brick, to help the structure blend with its neighbors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Morris Newman covers the&nbsp;new headquarters of&nbsp;<a title="More information about Weyerhaeuser Company" href="http://www.nytimes.com/topic/company/weyerhaeuser-company?inline=nyt-org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weyerhaeuser</a>, designed by <a href="http://mithun.com/project/weyerhaeuser-headquarters-at-200-occidental/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mithun</a>, on Seattle's&nbsp;Pioneer Square.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981317/covert-house-and-murphy-house-join-2016-riba-house-of-the-year-shortlist Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist Justine Testado 2016-12-02T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T07:45:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dh/dhxcz6ty3l4z4dye.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b7/b77ah3rf4cvt2p63.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30joly4act3jzsm3.jpg"></p><p>Murphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2bgp600awslf5v7.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g7/g72pp6c7jo3obbuj.jpg"></p><p>Find more details about each project <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5337/covert-house-and-murphy-house-join-2016-riba-house-of-the-year-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980743/the-first-two-shortlisters-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981239/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-02T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T14:46:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9o8dtbi710s1uo42.jpg" width="650" height="651" 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/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13eyg7i7frppyn6b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aa-lab/project/the-south-yard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The South Yard</a> in Nanning, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/aa-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Advanced Architecture Lab</a>; Co-design: Zhou Chao, Atelier UPA; Photo: Arch-exist photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxvja6vokqbozioi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg/project/stanford-university-gsb-highland-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University, GSB Highland Hall</a> in Stanford, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steinberg</a> and Legorreta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czpmmouakcxv02zn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com/project/70s-modern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'70s Modern</a> in Abington, PA by Irwin Stein; Renovation: <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moto Designshop Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9fsvng7nq2ho43c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/133595838/robitaillecurtis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s9wy8j7kei12opr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149971019/uch2-university-of-brighton/149975379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCH2, University of Brighton</a> in Brighton, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149971019/proctor-matthews-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proctor &amp; Matthews Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/auvnylgi5g98w6hc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder/project/renaixement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renaixement</a> at Burning Man by <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pink intruder</a>; Photo: Noel Arraiz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p56wb2ytdqd6fror.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149963936/the-waterhouse-at-south-bund/149963940" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Waterhouse at South Bund</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xa7vid9usmqts6q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/DENORTE/project/cualtis-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUALTIS Headqu...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T19:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729.jpg" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981220/unfold-berlin-s-modern-architectural-history-in-this-nifty-paper-map Unfold Berlin's modern architectural history in this nifty paper map Justine Testado 2016-12-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T19:36:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpg" width="650" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At nearly 350 square miles, [Berlin is] a difficult city to tour without some guidance. Its vastness is doubly inconvenient for architecture buffs...The [Modern Berlin Map] documents 50 buildings, selected by Berlin-based journalist Matthew Tempest. Unfolded, the front of the guide displays the landmarks on a map of Berlin, while the reverse catalogues the buildings in chronological order. This provides a unique lens through which to track the city&rsquo;s political shifts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Want more travel tips for Berlin? Check out Archinect's Berlin Travel Guide, which features recommendations from J&uuml;rgen Mayer H:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let J&uuml;rgen Mayer H. help plan your next trip to Berlin with his own travel tips</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981015/oma-s-three-part-faena-project-opens-in-miami OMA's three-part Faena project opens in Miami Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T13:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:23:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hw/hwxi84hxkox9xqpq.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA's three-piece project for Miami's new,&nbsp;billion-dollar arts neighborhood, Faena District Miami Beach, had its coming out party this past Monday, christening the start of the city's Art Basel. OMA's work consists of the Faena Forum, Faena Park, and Faena Bazaar (the last one doesn't open until March of next year), located right by the beach, and linked by a series of public spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84489qwugf5vjkjl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su70a3a8srpdc89o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54v2yh6mwmr4naew.jpg"></p><p>The Forum is a 42,565 square-feet arts venue, accommodating a flexible set of art and performance styles. The two main levels of the building are allowed vast stretches of column-free space, supported by a "structural facade of 350 distinct windows". The top floor is capped by a 40-foot-high dome, with a spiraling balcony arising from the street affording plentiful views of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7fuq5nkr140bvgn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tu/tu9ohyunhhjnd46r.gif"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/22/22ij3uf4hcb6o1k2.jpg"></p><p>Faena Park, which OMA's press release refers to as "a state-of-the-art parking structure," doesn't hold a lot of cars (capacity for 81, stacking two per space) but its 28,000 square-feet prioritizes retail space instead. The ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981082/having-bazillions-of-dollars-helps Having bazillions of dollars helps Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T20:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:26:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9zoy9e5b1c146b5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even if the townhouses look alike and they&rsquo;re next to each other, they don&rsquo;t always have the same floor levels. So we&rsquo;ll have to find a way to eliminate the party wall between them. It&rsquo;s really taking apart both houses and rebuilding them as one. If the client wants these big open spaces, we have to dismantle the interior of these buildings and then rebuild them together as a 40-foot-wide building</p></em><br /><br /><p>S. Jhoanna Robledo reviews the latest trend in urban living for the wealthy, the Franken&shy;mansion.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981002/eero-saarinen-documentary-to-air-on-pbs-dec-27th Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:54:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ex/exci1nmuc3rdnnxy.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those who are interested in seeing <em>Eero Saarinen:&nbsp;The Architect Who Saw the Future</em> (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed her</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e on Archinect)</a>, they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal stories, will officially be released on DVD on January 3rd, 2017 from PBS distribution. In the meantime, here's a clip from the film where Eliel Saarinen finds out it is not him but his son Eero who has won the competition for St. Louis memorial design:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer Guggenheim Helsinki plans nixed by city, citing "the project’s excessive cost for the Finnish taxpayer" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:41:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3c/3cu355gh1ho62u58.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The mix of private and public funding for the Guggenheim Helsinki has officially been rejected in a city council vote, meaning that the plans for the museum designed by&nbsp;Moreau &amp; Kusunoki are unlikely to ever be built. A new financing plan that drew the bulk of public funding from the city and the rest from private fundraising had been approved by the city board in November, but was vetoed by the larger city council last night. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/arts/design/guggenheim-helsinki-museum-plans-are-rejected.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>,&nbsp;Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, said about the vote that&nbsp;&ldquo;I suppose that it was a reaction to a sense of engulfing internationalism, or a reaction against globalism. That&rsquo;s how I&rsquo;m explaining it to myself.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wfi5iiqhmhlcwwv.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, Helsinki City Council member and Guggenheim opposer&nbsp;Osku Pajamaki said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m exhausted but relieved. Instead of buying a subsidiary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we can now focus on creating unique local cultural attractions in Helsinki.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wv0zgmypgxgg89xr.jpg"></p><p>Offici...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980848/santa-monica-s-impossibly-green-building-dreams-the-challenging-path-to-living-building-certification Santa Monica's 'impossibly green' building dreams: the challenging path to Living Building certification Alexander Walter 2016-11-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T17:31:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ieanteww318tv4hp.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a small and skinny lot wedged behind its historic city hall, Santa Monica is trying to accomplish something that has never been done before in California. By 2020, the city hopes to construct a 50,000-square-foot city services building that will meet the requirements of the International Living Future Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Living Building Challenge&rdquo; &mdash; the most stringent environmental building standard in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Should the city succeed it will prove that net-zero water is possible in our arid climate, even in a drought &mdash;&nbsp;and that if we&rsquo;re serious about staving off the effects of drought and climate change, we should settle for no less. It will also familiarize code officials with new innovations, making it easier for developers to build sustainably."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to clunky solar panels, and hello to Tesla's sleek new glass solar roof tiles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71829118/seattle-s-super-green-bullitt-center-opened-on-earth-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle&rsquo;s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980743/the-first-two-shortlisters-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-11-29T20:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:21:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2afqxugb89ong1g.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower...Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted houses are unveiled, the House of the Year will finally be revealed on [BBC's &ldquo;Grand Designs&rdquo;] on December 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the first two shortlisted houses.</p><p><strong>Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/m5/m5hgna01j0u2vqla.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yd/yd4vx90lb22xxuik.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ansty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jz/jzhms7ywz0pnm18y.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8t/8t4cuiz8g7fr5nbp.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w8/w8dlbxuzd3b4pw46.jpg"></p><p>Find more about each project&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5328/first-two-shortlisted-homes-revealed-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142286598/the-flint-house-wins-riba-house-of-the-year-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flint House wins RIBA House of the Year 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111506058/the-2014-winners-of-the-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980650/the-toy-like-mola-structural-kit-allows-architects-to-experiment-with-structural-engineering The toy-like Mola Structural Kit allows architects to experiment with structural engineering Julia Ingalls 2016-11-29T14:02:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T18:51:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0ja4hzy67i0o79k.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can architects determine if their designs are structurally sound? Aside from consulting with a professional structural engineering firm, the Mola Structural Kit offers a playful way to test out the strength and durability of various designs. The company has unveiled the second edition of the kit, which has been designed to be compatible with the first. Here's a video that explains it all:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980651/coop-himmel-b-lau-completes-work-on-the-museum-of-contemporary-art-planning-exhibition-in-shenzhen COOP HIMMEL(B)LAU completes work on the Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition in Shenzhen Nicholas Korody 2016-11-29T13:30:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:43:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/85/85hjhn8vr752muax.jpg" width="650" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2739/coop-himmelb-l-au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COOP HIMMELB(L)AU</a> has completed work on the Museum of Contemporary Art &amp; Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE), a major new cultural center in the Futian Cultural District of Shenzhen. The &ldquo;monolithic&rdquo; structure houses two separate institutions, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planning Exhibition, under one roof, serving as a &ldquo;cultural meeting point and a venue for architectural exhibitions&rdquo;. The project completes the eastern part of a major master plan for central Shenzhen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xt/xte7dlixixf4458n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rt/rtcrk1opw0h5s2zs.jpg"></p><p>From the architects:</p><p><em>Both museums are designed as separate entities emphasizing their individual functional and artistic requirements and yet are merged in a monolithic body surrounded by a multifunctional facade. This transparent facade and a sophisticated internal lighting concept allow a deep view into the joint entrance and transitional areas between the buildings. From the inside, visitors are granted an unhindered view onto the city suggesting they are somewhere in a gently shaded outdoor area, an impression e...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980614/waterfront-towers-reel-in-unusual-loan-deal Waterfront Towers Reel In Unusual Loan Deal Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-29T12:10:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:44:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6q8qnjs63x24un8g.jpg" width="650" height="845" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of the foundations are completed for the three buildings, which will have rental apartments on the lower floors and condominiums on the upper ones. The partnership tapped Uruguayan architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, who designed the slender ultraluxury condo skyscraper at 432 Park Ave., Richard Meier &amp; Partners Architects LLP and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC to design the glass, stone and metal towers, which range from 34 to 38 stories tall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980496/first-glimpse-of-foster-partners-and-rubio-arquitectura-s-museo-del-prado-expansion-scheme First glimpse of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arquitectura's Museo del Prado expansion scheme Justine Testado 2016-11-28T18:42:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:25:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qrllwj0qnldnrt8e.jpg" width="650" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Museo del Prado in Madrid has big plans for its 200th anniversary celebration in 2019. Among those plans is an expansion of the museum campus and the restoration of the historic&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos, all of which&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a> and Spanish practice Rubio Arquitectura will be in charge of designing. The team won over seven notable contenders in an international competition that included OMA, Nieto Sobejano, Souto Moura, and Gluckman Tang.&nbsp;</p><p>Following the museum's last major extension by architect Rafael Moneo in 1998, this expansion focuses on refurbishing the&nbsp;Sal&oacute;n de Reinos (or&nbsp;Hall of Realms), one of the surviving pieces of the former 17th-century Buen Retiro Palace. The expansion will also create additional gallery space for the Prado Museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions.&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for an excerpt from Foster + Partners' and Rubio Arquitectura's winning proposal, &ldquo;Hidden Design&rdquo;:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mui147860qkm6hf.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The primary protagonist is the noble Hall of Realms, a monument which has gathered many layers o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980489/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-11-28T15:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:32:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t2kk4q8k4ilxdiao.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we enter into December, it seems as though&nbsp;there are already too many Christmas fairs and markets to write about.&nbsp;So, if you need a break from the busy&nbsp;streets, then why not retreat to a gallery, an interesting talk,&nbsp;or to a botanical wonderland to avoid the rush of (early) Christmas shoppers?&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8647/tour-great-british-buildings-thornsett-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tour: Great British Buildings - Thornsett Road | 7 December</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3n/3nbxjrmk9b7m3pgf.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Allies and Morrison</em></p><p>Thornsett Road, designed by Allies &amp; Morrison, completed in 2015 by architects was awarded the RIBA London Award&nbsp; this year. The business headquarters&nbsp; south London is, in part, a new building and in part a respectful response to the existing buildings and context. This architect-led tour is a fantastic opportunity to get to grips with this south-of-the-river gem.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7028/robert-rauschenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Rauschenberg | 1 December - 2 April 2017</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z65rqrq6j8y07vw9.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Robert Rauschenburg</em></p><p>Opening this week is the comprehensive collection of the works of Rober...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980468/one-world-trade-center-needs-a-bath-but-its-washing-system-is-broken One World Trade Center needs a bath—but its washing system is broken Nicholas Korody 2016-11-28T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:23:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4qg01k9k9gqe5jj.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A majority of the windows at One World Trade Center haven&rsquo;t been washed since 2015, because the system used to suspend the washers isn&rsquo;t safe, a representative for the Durst Organization told The Real Deal. Typically, a boom at the top of the building lowers a window-washing rig that moves horizontally as the boom moves along a track on the roof. But in early 2016, Durst noticed that welding in the track &mdash; where pieces of metal are joined together &mdash; was riddled with cracks.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The track, built in 2013, also has undersized bolts and suffers from other design flaws, said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesperson for Durst.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/522653/one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">Port Authority plans to sell One World Trade Center for up to $5B</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955981/tallest-lego-model-in-the-u-s-unveiled-one-world-trade-center-in-all-its-pixely-might" target="_blank">Tallest Lego model in the U.S. unveiled: One World Trade Center in all its pixely might</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" 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/128556608/the-view-from-one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">The view from One World Trade Center</a></li></ul>