Archinect - News 2014-09-02T10:49:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107979560/chinese-school-puts-running-track-on-its-roof Chinese School puts running track on its roof Metropolitan Monk 2014-09-02T00:49:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T00:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5f34rfm52koxgcr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In use since September 1, 2014, an elementary school in Tiantai, Zhejiang province, built a 200-meter running track on the roof of its school building. In "<a href="http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-09/02/content_18529602.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School puts running track on its roof</a>" Chinese architect Ruan Hao [<a href="http://lycs-arc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LYCS Architecture</a>], chief architect of the teaching building, said "<em>that breaking the tradition of a running track on the ground might provide a solution for other schools with limited land."</em></p><p>The "No 2 Elementary School of Tiantai Chicheng district" - located near Hangzhou - is one of the 11 case-studies that is part of the "<a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/adaptation-la-biennale-di-venezia-architecture-2014-exhibition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China</a>"-exhibition - one of the <a title="21 Collateral Events | 14th International Architecture Exhibition" href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/news/22-04.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21 Collateral Events </a>of the <a title="14th International Architecture Exhibition | website" href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia - </a>curated by prof. Marino Folin &amp; <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCites</a>, and hosted by the <a title="EMGdotART Foundation | website" href="http://emgdotart.net/main/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EMGdotART Foundation</a> at Palazzo Zen in Venice.</p><p>As part of the exhibition, and in co-production with China Daily Video, EMGdotART Foundation created a short documentary on the construction of this project called "<a href="http://video.chinadaily.com.cn/2014/0605/3159.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ruan...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107912940/apple-campus-2-construction-house-i-something-is-building Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-01T12:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-01T23:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgk5zddos3ybijws.jpg" width="512" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Small is huge" - Mac mini slogan in early 2009.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's a giant circling pit. How I wish that was a moat filled with crocodile data, making it impossible for software architects to escape the premises and create even more tech for the masses.</p><p>Is the new thing in architecture medievalism?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107811930/see-for-yourself See For Yourself Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-01T12:29:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T09:30:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxf4vugh2g9aaam5.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>it is clear that the scale of damage is unprecedented, with approximately 13 percent of the housing stock affected, five percent of the housing stock is uninhabitable &ndash; an estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged. This on top of a shortage of 71,000 housing units before the Israeli attack.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is a real challenge for architecture. I urge&nbsp;<a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to directly involve and bring this&nbsp;crisis&nbsp;into their working platform, producing ideas of reconstruction.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107713249/palm-springs-new-architecture-and-design-center-to-open-in-november Palm Springs: New Architecture and Design Center to open in November Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76890b9c0093aad29708b4da9635038f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year Palm Springs dedicates a week to celebrating Midcentury Modernism architecture in the desert city. Now, it has more reason to celebrate. The Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion, is set to open Nov. 9. It will provide a place to showcase the sleek style pioneered by architects such as Richard Neutra, Donald Frey and E. Stewart Williams. The project is an expansion of the Palm Springs Art Museum, which also is housed in a Williams building.</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/107712447/along-the-high-line-top-this Along the High Line: Top This! Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-08-30T12:41:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd6ip7kfgtbyg6dv.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facades of his 515 Highline, a 12-unit condo at 515 West 29th Street in West Chelsea that will almost touch the elevated park, will be rippled like the surface of a sea. And Soori High Line, a 27-unit condo across the street at 522 West 29th, will have not only rooftop pools [...]. More than a dozen lower-floor apartments will also come with private pools to allow residents to float above it all while contemplating the brash buildings that increasingly populate the surrounding blocks.</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/107671475/a-man-renovating-his-home-discovered-a-tunnel-to-a-massive-underground-city A Man Renovating His Home Discovered A Tunnel... To A Massive Underground City Orhan Ayyüce 2014-08-29T01:15:00-04:00 >2014-08-31T13:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af52vhun87u4piz5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1963, a man in the Nev&#351;ehir Province of Turkey knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey</p></em><br /><br /><p>Pure interiors. Buildings with no roof and exterior.</p><p><em>Also see Aaron Locke's blog;&nbsp;</em><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Indo Inquisition</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/52627812/indo-inquisition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">13 weeks in India</a></p><p><em>the most pure form of subtractive architecture- <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/58917766/caves-of-ajanta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107644165/editor-s-picks-382 Editor's Picks #382 Nam Henderson 2014-08-28T20:00:00-04:00 >2014-08-31T10:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k3s98yw13gw8mj7z.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> series featured, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107115513/working-out-of-the-box-julia-watson-of-studio-rede" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Watson (landscape architect turned sacred space conservationist) of Studio Rede</a>.</p><p><strong>&nbsp;jla-x</strong> had two comments; first, that the interview with/work of Studio Rede is "<em>Fantastic</em>!" and second "<em>love this series</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0s/0sxmlen0mgebl1jh.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;explored the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106655266/art-architecture-bruno-zhu-in-a-symphony-of-objects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current work of Bruno Zhu</a>, a photographer and bookmaker. Speaking of a recent work &lsquo;<strong>Builder</strong>&rsquo;, he offers up the following explanation, it "<em>is quite na&iuml;ve and stubborn. It&rsquo;s mostly about one place and photographed in similar compositions, while intended to read as a range of different things. But the project&rsquo;s critical ambition was to question the validity of a report, and how its authority could be its biggest weakness</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Douglaswittnebel </strong>felt there was a "<em>Very interesting focus on the construction and details, it seems that the mysteries are really the biggest part of the series, the unknowns and the questions of why and when</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3aur14i96ccp0a51.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designer Deborah Sussman passed away last week</a>, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107640149/alvar-aalto-gets-a-close-look-from-google-s-cultural-institute Alvar Aalto gets a close look from Google's Cultural Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-28T15:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a4/a4g2cod81x1tz6nw.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Google's satellite imaging allows us to virtually tour remote or inaccessible locales the world over, and with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106578172/new-google-satellites-could-be-able-to-see-your-face-from-the-sky" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently improved resolutions</a> and initiatives from the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463876/google-cultural-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Cultural Institute</a>, our gaze can go farther and more intimately into places we may never physically visit. Google's interest in maintaining this visual resource has implications as far-reaching as its imagery, but it's also a boon for architecture education, where access to imagery and certain spaces can be highly exclusive, and retaining a global (and historical) perspective is exceedingly important.</p><p>To this end, <a href="http://www.finnisharchitecture.fi/2014/08/alvar-aalto-goes-virtual/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Cultural Institute has partnered with the Alvar Aalto Foundation</a> in order to make the famous Finnish architect's spaces (and of course <a href="https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/a-stool-makes-history/QRQs-mBx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his&nbsp;famous stool</a><a href="http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/a-stool-makes-history/QRQs-mBx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;no. 60</a>) available online in 360-degree panoramas, detailing every surface. The partnership's collection focuses on eight sites, including Aalto's studio, S&auml;yn&auml;tsalo Town Hall, and the&nbsp;House Kantola, as well as an exhibition at the Aalto Museum in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden? Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2ad4690957195590633c62f811537f3c.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been a long time since the Houston Oilers or any other team called the Astrodome home, and voters rejected a bond measure to adapt and reuse this domed cathedral last year. But Emmett's not giving it up. Yesterday, he led the press on a tour of the Astrodome to introduce his own plan to restore it: By creating the world's largest indoor park. This isn't the first scheme mounted by preservationists who see a future for the dome.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311571/winners-of-the-reimagine-the-astrodome-ideas-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the Reimagine the Astrodome ideas competition</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88517100/can-buildings-be-too-young-to-save" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can buildings be too young to save?</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T21:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sij53wzytnhzhzwq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Taipei city mayor Hau Lung-pin, and other city government representatives took part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02o791j585ags3na.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduofsvthof8rdck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn27ftrb1knpakyu.jpg"></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107563031/after-11-years-of-controversy-atlantic-yards-becomes-pacific-park-brooklyn After 11 Years of Controversy, Atlantic Yards Becomes Pacific Park Brooklyn Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T15:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/50/50e25428661fbe2ce7179f8343524d2c.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big real estate projects sometimes go through name changes, but the announcement August 4th that the Atlantic Yards mega-development near downtown Brooklyn, which has faced steady controversy since it emerged in 2003, would become Pacific Park Brooklyn, was an unusual, strategic and dubious adjustment.</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/107561423/the-next-generation-airport-is-a-destination-in-its-own-right The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T12:07:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/382d2e4a4c17dbc4bd1340f4bb57652e.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With views of the downtown skyline, the $1.1 billion new Indianapolis airport has been celebrated for its sense of place, and for treating its passengers as "guests," much the way the hotel industry does. It has its own civic plaza, a light-filled central space with 35-foot ceilings that functions as the nexus of activity&mdash;every passenger, whether arriving or departing, passes through&mdash;where half of all the airport's shops and restaurants reside. [...] What is Indy doing right?</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/107558197/a-banker-s-bold-vision-inspires-an-arts-center-and-neighbors-doubts A Banker’s Bold Vision Inspires an Arts Center, and Neighbors’ Doubts Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T13:46:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c893bdcb91ae769d1909f00fec4d3b9f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the horizon, the new Bot&iacute;n contemporary art center hovers over Santander&rsquo;s agate-colored bay like a fleet of spaceships poised for a close encounter. [...] The $106 million center &mdash; designed by Renzo Piano, the Italian architect, to jut over the bay &mdash; is the latest private museum emerging in Europe that matches star architects and dramatic designs with billionaires who have huge ambitions and brands to promote.</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/107481560/hearing-begins-for-modernist-north-carolina-home-threatened-with-demolition Hearing begins for "modernist" North Carolina home threatened with demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-26T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T12:39:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcfwr7srrpxf66bq.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today is day two in court for architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104168979/louis-cherry-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Cherry</a> and his wife, Marsha Gordon, for the hearing that will decide the fate of their new home in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina. Back in March, a neighbor complained that the "modernist" style of Cherry's home didn't jive with the neighborhood's tone, and successfully appealed to have the building's permits revoked. Construction was halted, and now the decision of whether the house can be finished, demolished, or forcibly modified to local design standards has been brought to court.</p><p>We first covered this issue back in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">May</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">July</a>, and the preservationist-NIMBYism that it's raised. Opening statements for the case were held yesterday, although it could take months for the judge to issue a final decision.</p><p>UPDATE: The hearing has been adjourned, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/RaleighReporter/status/504307602264956928" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@RaleighReporter</a>, Colin Campbell (reporter for <em>The News &amp; Observer</em>, <em>North Raleigh News</em> and <em>Midtown Raleigh News</em>).</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/NCMHTweets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@NCMHTweets</a>&nbsp;reported from inside the court...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107479955/mexico-city-s-new-and-vivacious-architecture Mexico City’s new and vivacious architecture Nam Henderson 2014-08-26T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T08:51:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lv/lv6mx4g7o756h177.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They would lead me and two friends through a collection of new and old galleries, museums, neighborhoods, institutions and restaurants, as well as buildings of their own designs, to give me a sense of what stands out to Mexico City architects when they turn their gaze toward home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sam Lubell visited Mexico City recently, and was led on tours of the city's architecture (old and new) by&nbsp;Fernando Romero and&nbsp;Michel Rojkind.</p><p>Also see previous -&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104641522/the-chromatic-feats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The chromatic feats...</a>, wherein&nbsp;Guy Trebay rediscovers&nbsp;Mexico City and the houses of the great Mexican architect&nbsp;Luis Barrag&aacute;n.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again! Alexander Walter 2014-08-26T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-31T13:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...] The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107424511/hong-kong-from-the-perspective-of-crazy-fearless-russian-kids Hong Kong, from the perspective of crazy, fearless Russian kids Archinect 2014-08-25T20:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b84dc5113f57595ddcdeb52848a60b63.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Safety regulations are weird. All the exits are viewed with cameras; each door is equipped with an alarm (or even two), which notifies the police and building security in case of an alert. However, usually you don&rsquo;t need any permission to get to the business center, and all the doors are open during working hours Monday to Friday, all the alarms are switched off. So, if you are interested in city views from the height without having any problems with the police, just buy a ticket to Hong Kong.</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/107409072/ghost-town-searching-for-remnants-of-russia-in-the-chinese-city-of-harbin Ghost town: searching for remnants of Russia in the Chinese city of Harbin Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T15:17:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2b3811d6ad5d317acca440b9a67782d.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is not rare for a civilisation to abruptly falter, give way and fold into a new one. This insight seems obvious in the territories of the former Soviet Union &mdash; a universe transformed into a memory overnight. [...] that a city turned ruin continues to be inhabited, that the collapsing buildings and boulevards stained by a thousand footsteps, after the apocalypse, host new forms of human life, new memories. Harbin, in the far north-east of China, used to be a very Russian metropolis.</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/107407617/a-failed-public-housing-project-could-be-a-key-to-st-louis-future A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T14:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T11:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55fb00a924984901898453be5a57a3e8.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the Pruitt-Igoe site is once again in the spotlight, but this time because of a new bid to &ldquo;get the economic flywheel going in the right direction again,&rdquo; in the words of private developer Paul McKee, the force behind the proposed NorthSide Regeneration project. [...] The lynchpin of it all would be to get the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency&mdash;the high-tech eyes and ears of the Defense Department&mdash;to relocate to where the towers of Pruitt-Igoe once stood.</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/107403597/the-cheesegrater-a-tower-of-no-small-ambition The Cheesegrater – a tower of no small ambition Alexander Walter 2014-08-25T13:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85c3d8e5c0249c01f70a8450eaaff189.jpg" width="460" height="652" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Someone has told the bouncers to be nice. It is now standard for architectural anoraks like myself to find ourselves challenged by smile-less security as we go about our blameless business &ndash; no loitering, no photography, no looking, as if al-Qaida scouts would do their dastardly work in this way or as if, years after the invention of the camera phone, photography can be controlled as it could in the age of the tripod. But not at the base of the Cheesegrater.</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/107040762/lawsuits-legos-and-landmarks-weekly-news-round-up-for-august-18-2014 Lawsuits, Legos and landmarks: Weekly News Round-Up for August 18, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-25T13:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T13:15:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9vl7n242h9ujwrt.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 22:</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a title="Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a></strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hadid</a> is responding to allegedly defamatory comments made by Filler regarding her <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/134029/2022-world-cup-in-qatar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar</a>.</li><li><strong><a title="The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun</a></strong>: The "Graffiti Mecca" was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311570/5-pointz-graffiti-mecca-in-long-island-city-faces-imminent-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slated for demolition last November</a>, when the property owners' "broken window" theory justification beat out the artists' protests. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two residential towers will be built in 5 Pointz's place</a>.</li><li><strong><a title="Study confirms LA is least affordable city for rentals in US" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107185375/study-confirms-la-is-least-affordable-city-for-rentals-in-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study confirms LA is least affordable city for rentals in US</a></strong>: Depressing <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a> study confirms that in the city with the highest proportion of renters in the country, the average renter spends nearly 47% of their income on rent. The news is part of&nbsp;a nearly fifty year old trend in the renting market.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, August 21:</strong></p><ul><li><strong><a title="Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick&ndash;shaped foundation stones" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick&ndash;shaped foundation stones</a></strong>: Even if <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> hadn't designed it, Bjarke would have laid the first brick.</li><li><strong><a title="Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after...</a></strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107394763/help-preserve-frank-lloyd-wright-s-spring-house Help Preserve Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House Maxim Nasab 2014-08-25T11:51:00-04:00 >2014-08-25T11:52:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2554ibp15jz6su57.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Help save one of America&rsquo;s architectural gems; Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida. We at the Spring House Institute are trying to raise money through a crowdfunding campaign to acquire the House from the original owners - the Lewis'. The house was recently listed on the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/11-most-endangered/#gid-8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 Most Endangered Historic Places in America</a>&rdquo; by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.&nbsp;</p><p>Please visit <a href="http://igg.me/at/springhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this website</a> for more information and a short history of the house. Help us save this unique and beautiful home. If every Architect in the United States gave us $1 the campaign would be finished in a day.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107191001/arshihara-applying-the-ishihara-test-to-architecture-s-most-iconic-buildings ARSHIHARA: Applying the Ishihara Test to architecture's most iconic buildings Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T20:25:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8ci7r1gvrgurl36.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's a fun visual exercise to drift off into the weekend with: <a href="http://cargocollective.com/what" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yannick Martin</a>, a French architect and graphic designer now based in Colombia, has shared with us his latest project, <em>ARSHIHARA</em>&nbsp;&mdash; like much of Martin's &oelig;uvre, an investigative play with forms, language, architecture and cubes.</p><p>This is how he describes it: "The idea was to create minimal graphics that could represent the best some of the most famous building, and to illustrate them using the formal and colorful test of Dr Shinobu Ishihara, test that he made to recognize colorblind people."</p><p>Keep scrolling and try to guess the buildings before reading the hint...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eqg9yirysei7q20.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhfsqfjddz89qs0l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rync6qgrcfplfd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fccbkhn3us8yoq8i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykzvqdc9l4idbav.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bl/bl7hez6ypa4n4foi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc5p1lq1vs6wp776.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1knx5h47jvoa47t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb6ulrp604evyawa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy7tcz3xwvxtuwxe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5q97wn2bicbiy1yt.jpg"></p><p><em>All images courtesy of Yannick Martin</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107188591/hollywood-target-building-shut-down-during-construction-due-to-established-height-limits Hollywood Target building shut down during construction due to established height limits Nicholas Korody 2014-08-22T19:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:15:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muvfh5uk0dig5qpc.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A judge has called for retail giant Target Corp. to stop work on a partly built shopping center in Hollywood, handing a stinging setback to a project championed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. sided with two community groups who said in separate lawsuits that the City Council should not have allowed Target to build a 74-foot-tall structure in a location where such projects cannot exceed 35 feet.</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/107172505/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-minimalism-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Minimalism" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-08-22T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T14:18:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fd5atm3qiwk1m5xl.jpg" width="514" height="341" 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 brand new board, <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/minimalism/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Minimalism</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ag/agjy8eew7ftfb2am.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia/project/office-04-tribal-ddb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office 04 / Tribal DDB</a> in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/i29ia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i29 interior architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed544krhyy7j2i7p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/18182032/hamptons-modern/106432052" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamptons Modern</a> in Bridgehampton, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4259383/cetra-ruddy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cetra/Ruddy</a> (Interior Designer / Project Manager: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/18182032/jessica-de-kler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jessica De Kler</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lznz0uwcnzb87ysj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/office-house-luna/104865674" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office + House Luna</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; Photo: Federico Kulekdjian</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kh/khvnur5rn2fnc9p6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68182948/university-extension/99637581" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University Extension</a> in Aix-en-Provence, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68182948/dfa-dietmar-feichtinger-architectes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eu/euhf9zug4a5yl55n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/79523288/5-6-house/102862618" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5/6 House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/rzlbd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rzlbd</a>; Photo: borXu Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xpmgjh75zieun2di.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39353/edf-archives-center/9174600" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDF Archives Center</a> in Bure, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39353/lan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAN Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fo/foxobjrwxe3ebzgb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/13826520/palo-alto-residence/103796384" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Palo Alto, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/ccsarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCS ARCHITECTURE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvac2rpbwphfy63o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/middlesex-lounge/106636786" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Middlesex Lounge</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dv/dvfvrxij7z98pcnm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/91342039/vancouver/106993311" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver</a> ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:15:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5175f031ae94c4f7a3b3852f7df5b52.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>5 Pointz, New York City&rsquo;s &ldquo;graffiti mecca,&rdquo; is being demolished right now. This morning, a backhoe began tearing into the building that has served as a legal spot for aerosol artists for over two decades. In 2011, the property owner announced that he will be developing the site and transforming it into a massive residential condo complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107126750/a-passion-for-color-and-taxonomy A passion for color and taxonomy Nam Henderson 2014-08-22T01:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:15:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vfrayav3awn7isjo.jpg" width="514" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The two were commissioned, along with other artists including Chris Burden and Cindy Sherman, to create site-specific works dealing with Charleston&rsquo;s history...The pair ended up painting the outside of an old house in colors approved by the city&rsquo;s Board of Architectural Review &mdash; but in a camouflage pattern, which was hardly what the preservationists had in mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in July, Frank Rose reviewed&nbsp;a "<em>poignant</em>" exhibition at<a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Galerie Perrotin&nbsp;</a>on Madison,&nbsp;of the work Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. For those interested in learning more, there is exactly one more day to visit, as the <a href="https://www.perrotin.com/exhibition-kate_ericson_-and-_mel_ziegler-2594.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhibit</a> runs through August 22 - 2014.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107113105/architects-can-now-be-held-liable-for-building-defects-rules-california-supreme-court Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T19:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T10:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym3f8w2z7l1yrekm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects.&nbsp;[...] The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architect can&rsquo;t escape liability to the end user.&nbsp;This decision is likely to give homeowners associations another target in defect cases.</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/107097802/istanbul-s-illegal-towers-to-be-demolished-after-landmark-court-ruling Istanbul's 'illegal' towers to be demolished after landmark court ruling Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T09:43:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5f33df22e114df804a8e92c64292c28b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Turkish Council of State has ordered three luxury apartment blocks to be bulldozed amid widespread outrage. But will it have any impact on the country&rsquo;s unstoppable, and often unlawful, construction boom?</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/107096998/lego-house-in-billund-denmark-begins-construction-by-laying-giant-lego-brick-shaped-foundation-stones Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construction by laying giant Lego brick–shaped foundation stones Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T09:58:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/ex2fasg2b3w9ifb7.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group&rsquo;s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on&mdash;what else but?&mdash;the iconic shape of the Lego brick.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today</a></p>