Archinect - News 2014-07-22T11:38:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104732245/the-world-s-largest-indoor-arena-by-populous-officially-opens-in-manila-philippines The “world’s largest indoor arena” by Populous officially opens in Manila, Philippines Justine Testado 2014-07-21T21:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T21:02:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5i/5i0nmfv4ewryr325.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since construction began in 2011, Populous just announced the opening of the Philippine Arena in Manila, Philippines. Commissioned by Iglesia Ni Cristo (the Church of Christ), the structure is described to be the world's largest indoor arena and will be able to accommodate up to 50,000 people. The arena was also designed to host a variety of church gatherings and major entertainment events.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97dajkzt4kbh7vi1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0q0nczd1mj5ops6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55ytyfqtwh6kukpd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owert2wc80vm3i82.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_worlds_largest_indoor_arena_by_populous_officially_opens_in_manila_phil/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104717771/goldsmiths-to-build-public-art-gallery Goldsmiths to Build Public Art Gallery Nicholas Korody 2014-07-21T18:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T18:11:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h98fckqpx9qs3far.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Goldsmiths, which is part of the University of London and home to one of the UK&rsquo;s leading art schools, plans to build a public art gallery behind the art department&rsquo;s home, in an early 20th-century former public baths. To help raise the &pound;2m needed to convert the old water tanks of the Laurie Grove Baths into an art space, the institution is asking its star alumni and emeritus professors [...] to donate works that will be auctioned by Christie&rsquo;s, possibly next year.</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/104712137/romanian-andy-pascali-arrived-at-holiday-home-to-find-it-had-disappeared Romanian Andy Pascali arrived at holiday home to find it had disappeared Archinect 2014-07-21T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T14:35:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a230fdc94861b95cb2b0b70006b64fe4.jpg" width="514" height="268" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He said the property that he had inherited from his parents who had built it in 1986 had also been fully furnished with a brand-new fitted kitchen and bathroom. He added: 'I had been worried about thieves maybe breaking in and stealing the television or something, and so I put a barbed wire fence up around the house for added security. But they stole that as well.'</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/104707313/an-urbanist-s-guide-to-istanbul-we-live-in-a-giant-construction-site An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: ‘We live in a giant construction site’ Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:12:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Istanbul is the city of transformation and contradiction. As an urbanist, I am trying to keep record and make sense of this transformation and am especially interested in its winners and losers. At the moment we live in a giant construction site, where skyscrapers, mega projects and urban renewal projects are taking place all around. There is a gold rush to real-estate development.</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/104641522/the-chromatic-feats The chromatic feats... Nam Henderson 2014-07-21T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:21:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hclrjjdhws4mqx1m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some obvious reasons are deducible from the graphic elegance of his structures and their seductive saturated &ldquo;Mexican&rdquo; colors. Perhaps, though, new generations are also drawn by instinct to the deep humanism expressed in the work of this undervalued genius, a man who cited as his personal pole stars ideals like amazement, enchantment, serenity, silence and intimacy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in June, Guy Trebay penned a essay '<em>Finding Mexico City, and Luis Barrag&aacute;n, Again</em>'. Therein, he relates how after a long absence from Mexico City, he was inspired to rediscover both the city and the houses of the great Mexican architect.</p><p>He also draws attention to the fact that many of these houses lack official landmark protection, including&nbsp;two of the most important, which are leaving the possession of the families that commissioned them.</p><p>Previously Archinect new items on Barrag&aacute;n;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85753170/luis-barrag-n-homage-tweaks-vitra-the-copyright-owners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/3844/the-house-and-studio-of-luis-barrag-n-is-now-inscribed-in-unesco-s-world-heritage-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104490693/usgs-raises-new-york-city-s-earthquake-threat-but-lowers-risk-for-tall-towers USGS raises New York City's earthquake threat but lowers risk for tall towers Archinect 2014-07-18T17:31:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T12:22:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcljke5n0r0girb7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here is another reason to buy a mega-million-dollar apartment in a Manhattan high-rise: Earthquake forecast maps for New York City that a federal agency issued on Thursday indicate &ldquo;a slightly lower hazard for tall buildings than previously thought.&rdquo; The agency, the United States Geological Survey, tempered its latest quake prediction with a big caveat. &ldquo;The tall buildings in Manhattan are not where you should be focusing [...]"</p></em><br /><br /><p>More insight in the geological survey and the updated U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps at <a href="http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/new-insight-on-the-nations-earthquake-hazards/?from=title" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">usgs.gov</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104476190/cummins-picks-deborah-berke-shop-and-twbta-to-design-its-downtown-indianapolis-hq Cummins picks Deborah Berke, SHoP and TWBTA to design its Downtown Indianapolis HQ Archinect 2014-07-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T15:09:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4e14bfb3f9109142e6b4125cff09bd3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. hasn't revealed even a back-of-the-napkin sketch of what its regional headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis might look like, but one thing is certain at this point: It won't be locally designed. The engine maker said today it's picked three small to mid-sized New York City architectural firms to compete for the contract to design the $30 million multi-story building [...]. The competitors are Deborah Berke Partners, SHoP Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's some additional information about the Indianapolis office design competition we've received directly from Cummins Inc.:</p><p>"The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company&rsquo;s goals to construct a building that enhances the community, creates a productive workplace for Cummins employees and reflects Cummins&rsquo; mission and values. [...]</p><p>The winning architect will be announced in September and selected based on a number of factors including their ability to align with Cummins values, deliver on the vision of the building, and assemble a diverse team. [...]</p><p>Cummins initially announced plans to build its new Indianapolis office in March of 2014. Cummins will build on approximately four acres that previously housed a portion of Market Square Arena and expects to break ground in early 2015 and open in late 2016. The company&rsquo;s plan for the site includes an office building with ground floor retail, a flexible learning center, public green s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T21:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T21:14:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz0nq18gy0v2oy5.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the 2014 FIFA World Cup just coming to a spectacular finale in Brazil, it's a perfect moment for <a href="http://architectureforhumanity.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> to announce the completion of 20 centers for 2010, a <a href="http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/football_for_hope" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Football For Hope</a> program and partnership legacy of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.</p><p>Launched in 2007 by <a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/footballforhope/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIFA</a> and <a href="http://www.streetfootballworld.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">streetfootballworld</a> as a social legacy initiative, the program was tasked to build 20 community centers across 15 African countries for the benefit of local organizations. The centers address education and public health issues, using soccer as a tool for social development.</p><p>Find more information about the Football for Hope Centers below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/efs3hhopvzlc6gea.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo: Young children running on the pitch of the Khayelitsha Football for Hope Center, the first completed Football for Hope Center. Location: Cape Town, South Africa. Credit: A. Grips</em></p><p>"Football for Hope (FFH) was created to enhance dialogue and collaboration between locally active organizations advancing social development and football associations, committed...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104354852/editor-s-picks-376 Editor's Picks #376 Nam Henderson 2014-07-17T15:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T21:15:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0y495jo8ccqbtnk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>The Deans List</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Wigley, former Dean</a> of Columbia University's <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg"></p><p>Reflecting on the service-model of architecture he suggested "<em>There will be the financial equivalent of Archinect in my opinion, and that will be a beautiful space for multi-dimensional practice. We must be within a few years of this&hellip;</em>"&nbsp;He also shared that after "<em>stepping up</em>" as dean this past June he is taking a sabbatical, partly to finish a book on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bucky-Inc-Architecture-Age-Radio/dp/3037784288" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller and Architecture in the Age of Radio</a>.</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> felt it was "<em>Another good piece of journalism ATH......in short if I were to summarize Wigley's description of what an architecture school role is and what a university could be - its an open source experimental platform for creatives</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dseafbparcxuthqb.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;explored connections between Patrik Shumacher and <a href="http://netartnet.net/news/inbox/item/834-inbox-this-month-everyone-is-concerned-about-post-internet-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post-internet discourses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>toasteroven</strong> thought it was great stuff "<em>however- ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104403024/illustrator-renders-new-york-skyline-in-2020 Illustrator Renders New York Skyline in 2020 Nicholas Korody 2014-07-17T14:55:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T15:15:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cgmqjos33rn9vbmi.jpg" width="514" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While YIMBY recently revealed Extell&rsquo;s Nordstrom Tower, the first glimpse lacked a perspective of the structure&rsquo;s impact on the broader Midtown skyline. Now, with the help of illustrator Armand Boudreaux, YIMBY has fresh images of the skyscraper&rsquo;s position on the skyline, including nearby developments like 220 Central Park South, 111 West 57th Street, 432 Park Avenue, and 53 West 53rd Street.</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/104403021/stadium-sticker-shock-costs-explode-for-russia-s-2018-world-cup Stadium Sticker Shock: Costs Explode for Russia's 2018 World Cup Alexander Walter 2014-07-17T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-17T14:25:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bef4c6bd50cf02cdfad0f2316ebcd21.jpg" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moscow wants to make Russia the "center of the sporting world," but the price tag will be steep. Four years before the 2018 World Cup, costs are exploding in the next host country, with the two most important stadiums each costing more than a billion euros.</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/104337959/rome-home-of-the-tod-s-colosseum-fendi-fountain-and-the-spanish-bulgari-steps Rome, home of the Tod’s Colosseum, Fendi Fountain and the Spanish "Bulgari" Steps Archinect 2014-07-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:23:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4debe92c361445618a031dcd7884bd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The practice of using corporate largess to finance restoration projects for public antiquities was once fairly rare here. But with the nation struggling with a stagnant economy and crushing public debt &mdash; Rome is flirting off and on with bankruptcy &mdash; politicians are now looking to private companies and international sources to help preserve Italy&rsquo;s cultural heritage.</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/104332294/precedents-for-experimentation-talking-libraries-with-shannon-mattern-and-nate-hill Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:18:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb8cdb852bf671ad7a56ab327c6850eb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The challenge requires sophisticated understanding of the resources &mdash; human, physical, digital, spatial, and civic &mdash; that libraries offer to their users. In the conversation below, Shannon Mattern, a scholar who works on libraries, archives, and media infrastructures, and Nate Hill, Deputy Director of the Chattanooga Public Library, talk about what these resources are, how they are evolving, and what design can contribute to how they are deployed.</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/104329867/chinese-museum-building-boom-slightly-slows Chinese Museum-building Boom Slightly Slows Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T15:33:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxxnne5putegq3mz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As money has piled up in recent decades, Chinese are turning to culture and the country is in a museum-building boom. Last year one museum was built every day on average, though the rush has since &ldquo;slowed&rdquo; to about one every three days, says Cathy Giangrande, co-author with Miriam Clifford and Antony White of the &ldquo;Chinese Museums Association Guide,&rdquo; an updated version of their 2009 book &ldquo;China: Museums.&rdquo;</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/104329059/edifice-complex-architecture-leaps-from-commodity-to-collectible Edifice Complex: Architecture Leaps From Commodity to Collectible Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T15:20:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T15:52:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbhjiub45b1qwlhw.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Crystal Bridges acquisition reflects an increasingly popular attitude toward architecturally significant homes among private collectors. Such buyers now see that historic homes can be collected, preserved, and appreciated much like fine art.</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/104280778/each-material-a-mockery-of-its-100-year-old-rowhouse-neighbors Each Material a Mockery of its 100-year-old Rowhouse Neighbors Fred Scharmen 2014-07-16T00:36:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:31:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx2kmibhx7pnwdoh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not long enough to be comfortably horizontal, the building was also too tall for its shallow depth and too wide to be reasonably vertical. Both horizontal (modern) and vertical (historic) orientations were on display in the surrounding Seton Hill neighborhood. This bastard was of neither parent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architect and critic Klaus Philipsen takes the incursion of a faux historicist 7-11 into the westside of Baltimore's downtown to task.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104232456/ugc-wants-to-put-a-stop-to-high-cholesterol-glass-towers UGC Wants to Put a Stop to 'High Cholesterol' Glass Towers Diane Pham 2014-07-15T16:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T16:49:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdcrsdv8ysk9i66i.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Urban Green Council, which calls these glass towers &ldquo;high cholesterol buildings,&rdquo; published a report earlier this month, which asserts that high energy use associated with the use of clear glass degrades air quality and exacerbates global warming... the Council is urging for the reduction of transparent glass, replaced with heavily insulated solid walls or highly advanced glass facades that would be more expensive.</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/104251805/kaiser-s-anemic-new-oakland-hospital-leaves-us-a-bit-ill Kaiser's anemic new Oakland hospital leaves us a bit ill stoicrise 2014-07-15T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T16:18:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4q3fcgc3546yeq31.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I have absolutely no doubt that Kaiser Permanente's new hospital in Oakland is a big step up from its predecessor in terms of the facilities offered to patients and their loved ones. But in terms of how it looks and feels outside - even by the dismal standard of recent American hospital design - the stocky compound that opened last week is enough to make you sick."</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/104251801/ateliers-jean-nouvel-ptw-architects-award-winning-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects’ award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia Justine Testado 2014-07-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:33:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu3wimoiwx0vx34g.jpg" width="514" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and received a Commendation in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Awards 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn2ogh9p0uz146z5.jpg"></p><p>More info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104246956/q-a-annabelle-selldorf-on-the-new-clark-art-institute Q&A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T19:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f15e31d1247254adc1e245928b68554.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I started to cry a bit when I saw the finished result for the first time this morning,&rdquo; said architect Annabelle Selldorf at the June 27 press preview of the newly expanded Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. [...] Visitors might have similarly emotional reactions to the results, including Pritzker-winner Tadao Ando&rsquo;s multipurpose visitor center, which prioritizes circulation and the views of lush hills behind the Clark [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103631706/tadao-ando-s-new-clark-art-museum-is-berkshires-with-bilbao-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando's New Clark Art Museum is Berkshires, with Bilbao Ambitions</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104246142/in-praise-of-lacma-s-vulgar-architecture In Praise of LACMA’s Vulgar Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbsut8kg1xlczd3b.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It would be better to reconsider this wholesale demolition. Especially as the proposed replacement, designed by the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, leaves much to be desired. [...] Or maybe it&rsquo;s the quintessential Angeleno building? After all, replacing an aging faithful spouse with a younger, more stylish trophy wife is an established Hollywood custom.</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/104244523/helsinki-divided-on-plan-for-a-guggenheim-satellite Helsinki Divided on Plan for a Guggenheim Satellite Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:46:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7a22485ef58b831d91c0afbad306d3b.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91148304/helsinki-city-council-reserves-plot-for-guggenheim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104194736/gaza-attacks-lethal-warnings Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings Orhan Ayyüce 2014-07-14T22:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:07:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ih/ihl05rgzvh1feblx.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Israeli military lawyers argue that if residents are warned, and do not evacuate, then they can be considered legitimate collateral damage. Under this interpretation of the law, the civilian victims become human shields. This is a gross misuse of international law.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Israeli architect Eyal Weizman&nbsp;who teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he runs the <a href="http://www.forensic-architecture.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forensic Architecture</a> project pens an account of misinformation IDF uses on so called "warnings" and fabricating the "human shield" factor further criminalizing Hamas. The article illustrates how the IDF lawyers legitimizing Israeli Army's ruthless destruction of civilians indiscriminately and coins the term "lawfare".</p><p>In this research based article the misinformation and terminologies circulating the western media are debunked.</p><p>Mr. Weizman and his team of researchers reconstruct a 3d model of destroyed Salha family home in Gaza based on the interviews of the surviving members of the family and other evidence.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"Our work was an attempt to reconstruct what happened between the warning shot and the lethal shot. The architectural model provided an aid for the recollection of events obscured by time and trauma. It was evidence intended to counter&nbsp;the Israeli Army's version of the event and the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104191513/thousands-of-palestinians-flee-northern-gaza-as-israel-continues-its-bombardment Thousands of Palestinians Flee Northern Gaza as Israel Continues its Bombardment Nicholas Korody 2014-07-14T20:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kpmk97hq45v9e2fv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Several thousand Palestinians, defying the urging of Hamas to remain in their homes, fled areas in northern Gaza early Sunday after Israel warned them through fliers and phone calls of major attacks to come.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thousands of Palestinians, heeding the warning pamphlets dropped by Israeli jets, are fleeing from Northern Gaza. Many are crowding inside United Nations-run schools. As the death toll rises &ndash; entirely on the Palestinian side &ndash; <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/07/israel-mull-egypt-ceasefire-plan-gaza-201471421821695304.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a potential cease-fire agreement developed by Egypt will be debated in the Israeli Parliament.</a>&nbsp;</p><p>During prior Israeli invasions of Gaza, the toll on the infrastructure of the small region was significant. Israel intentionally targets infrastructure that it understands to support Hamas. Unfortunately, it is often civilians who are both the main casualties and who must suffer in a <a href="https://afsc.org/story/overcrowded-gaza-strip-displaced-refugees-yearn-return-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">devastated, overpopulated urban ar</a><a href="http://afsc.org/story/overcrowded-gaza-strip-displaced-refugees-yearn-return-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ea</a>. And according to the Washington Post, in the recent attacks,<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/07/09/this-is-life-in-gaza-right-now/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"most of the Gazans killed so far have died in their homes."</a></p><p>The frequency and totality of Israeli attacks on Gaza &ndash; coupled with the ongoing economic blockade &ndash; leave little hope that their will be stability or normalcy for Gazans&nbsp;in the near future. Fundamentally, the devastated infrastruc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104155289/herzog-de-meuron-s-undulating-condo-design-for-the-hudson-river-waterfront-revealed Herzog & de Meuron's Undulating Condo Design for the Hudson River Waterfront Revealed Diane Pham 2014-07-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:28:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u9/u9ixjlhpu8mfhl0z.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the far west side is the city&rsquo;s new Gold Coast and Manhattan&rsquo;s last frontier, a necklace of ravishing projects have been announced along the Hudson River waterfront. The latest reveal is for a new 12-story, 88-unit condominium coming from Herzog &amp; de Meuron Architects. The Hudson Square site at 156 Leroy Street will replace a handful of low-slung buildings that include two auto-body shops, a gentleman&rsquo;s club and the former Lunchbox Diner.</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/104171398/sorry-your-phone-is-blocked-in-this-coffee-bar Sorry, Your Phone Is Blocked In This Coffee Bar Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:47:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8ff9c3853d9da95cc95dd6c26d93b860.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist Julien F. Thomas and architecture office Hughes Condon Marler have designed a coffee bar in Vancouver that disconnects you from all wireless networks once you&rsquo;re inside. The Faraday Caf&eacute; in Vancouver got its name from the Faraday Cage, a material shield around the bar&rsquo;s interior that was built by the designers to block all electromagnetic signals. By creating a place without any digital connections the owners [...] hope to restore non-digital, social interaction between people.</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/104168976/don-t-like-your-neighbors-house-sue-them Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T17:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd9232d555ba545240f2988dd3502b50.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Words like &lsquo;holocaust&rsquo; have been used in reference to the idea that our house could inspire a rash of tear-downs which could then be replaced with modern homes. I designed my house specifically within the design guidelines of this historic district and to be compatible, a good neighbor. But the term &lsquo;modernism&rsquo; just clicks a switch in people&rsquo;s brain and they can&rsquo;t see the house for what it is.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect Fights for His Home</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104167366/azerbaijan-counts-human-cost-of-architecture Azerbaijan counts human cost of architecture Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:53:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Baku is gaining international recognition as a centre of cutting-edge architectural design thanks in part to a major award given recently to London-based architect Zaha Hadid for her Heydar Aliyev Centre. The Azerbaijani capital&rsquo;s new look has plenty of local fans, but also some detractors. [...] The latest wave of protests occurred in February and March, prompted by a government announcement that 40,000 downtown residents would be evicted to make way for a &ldquo;green zone&rdquo; [...].</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/104081482/world-s-first-climate-controlled-domed-city-to-be-built-in-dubai World's first climate-controlled domed city to be built in Dubai Miles Jaffe 2014-07-13T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iys5ivo6my7lq9g6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some have already joked about the city's future three million square foot "wellness district,&rdquo; saying it is being designed for those who shop not only for new outfits, but also for new bodies. According to the project's press release, the domed wellness area "will offer a holistic experience to medical tourists and their families, ensuring access to quality healthcare, specialized surgical procedures and cosmetic treatments."</p></em><br /><br /><p>And thus we have the blueprint of the 0.1%'s vision of the future. An 'ideal' world existing inside a bubble, safe from the starving, diseased masses.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103937853/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-07-11T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T14:26:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uw/uwniwqe75hokr632.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://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/514x/bs/bsujowc748c0rfo9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68793367/modern-playhouse/102311322" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modern Playhouse</a> in Greenwich, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/www.apdarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austin Patterson Disston Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwixrr1kfbv6g3hm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/rebildporten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RebildPorten</a> in Rebild, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsb25ks0zlyz7mxx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/30232309/c-1-house/102745290" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C-1 House</a> in Germantown, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/paulchaarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Cha Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sq/sqp6x1uw55iihrxx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/ringve-mueum/103072040" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ringve Mueum</a> in Trondheim, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Harald Oren / Ringve Museum</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/5179pjdyjmg78owp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/27420952/office-nete/102214810" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office Nete</a> in Westerlo, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27420952/wil-ma-architectenbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wil-Ma Architectenbureau </a>&amp; Wastiau &amp; Co Architectenbureau; Photo: Stijn Bollaert</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/frqgvdps9tp8lp3j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/morkulnes/project/meier-road-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meier Road 1</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/morkulnes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mork Ulnes Architects</a>; Photo: Bruce Damonte</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/tekly7zw25phimo5.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/1q/1qbd78kruaazpuiy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/102714708/north-kingsway-house/102715513" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Kingsway House</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/102714708/altius-architecture-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Altius Architecture Inc</a>; Photo: Ihor Pona</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q28vdsq35fdr9zwq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7378/cambridge-house/102795909" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/aw-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anmahian ...</a></p>