Archinect - News 2017-04-28T04:14:40-04:00 Digging through architectural treasures at the Avery Drawings and Archives Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T17:39:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Uptown and underground is the home of a dense community of New York architects, their colleagues, clients, and friends, their skyscrapers and townhouses. They are the denizens of the boxes and the file folders of the Avery Drawings and Archives, one of the richest collections of American architectural drawings and records. For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator [...], has been mayor of this town, located in the lower level of Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city &mdash; and&nbsp;not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: &ldquo;This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.&rdquo;"</em></p> New USC Dean Milton Curry shifts pedagogical focus toward theory Julia Ingalls 2017-04-27T15:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T14:30:52-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When you think about diversity and globalization and urbanization, you can&rsquo;t do it without a theoretical underpinning. You just can&rsquo;t. And I think that what we&rsquo;re seeing in the discipline at large is the limit conditions of thinking a-theoretically about urbanism, about inequality, about what we should do about environmental challenges and sustainability. We&rsquo;ve got to address it through a theoretical lens. - Milton Curry</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this interview conducted by Christopher Hawthorne as part of his pithy Building Type column, the soon-to-be-Dean of USC's School of Architecture Milton Curry talks about reintroducing a theoretical emphasis to the school's programs. Curry, who in his time at University of Michigan experienced <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit's imploding urbanity</a> first-hand, also wants to build greater connections between underserved students in Los Angeles and the university. "Los Angeles metro region is huge in its economic footprint, its land footprint," Curry explains. "I believe cities to some degree have more influence than merely being one of a combination of cities within one nation. They execute trade deals on their own, in some cases. They execute climate policies, other kinds of policing policies on their own. I think that some of those lessons will apply to Los Angeles."</p> Saving Modern buildings, one hashtag at a time: World Monuments Fund kicks off #ModernCentury Instagram campaign Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T15:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T15:19:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Monuments Fund (WMF) launched its first Instagram campaign [...] to draw attention to the plight of the world&rsquo;s Modern buildings, an increasing number of which are at risk because of the lack of regulations or political will needed to protect them. The fund kicks off the programme with a list of 30 sites nominated by architects, experts and students posted on its website and is appealing to the public to add to this list by submitting nominations via Instagram.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The list will be sent to an advisory council formed of architects, including Annabelle Selldorf, designers and critics, who will advise the WMF on the next phase of the Modern Century programme."</em></p><p>The sites included on the initial list of 30 nominees are:</p><p><strong>Hall of Nations</strong> (pictured in the cover photo above, demolished on April 23, 2017),&nbsp;New Delhi, India</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Thompson Center (State of Illinois Building)</strong>,&nbsp;Chicago, Illinois, USA (Photo:&nbsp;Mobilus In Mobili, Flickr)</p><p><strong>Algiers Polytechnic School of Architecture and Urbanism</strong>,&nbsp;Algiers, Algeria</p><p><strong>Hiraoka City Hall</strong>,&nbsp;Hiraoka, Japan</p><p><strong>Honduras National Congress</strong>,&nbsp;Tegucigalpa, Honduras</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>SESC Pomp&eacute;ia</strong>,&nbsp;Sao Paulo, Brazil (Photo:&nbsp;Markus Lanz, Flickr)</p><p><strong>Sirius Building</strong>,&nbsp;Sydney, Australia</p><p><strong>Alexandria Zoo</strong>,&nbsp;Alexandria, Egypt</p><p><strong>South Humber Park Pavilion</strong>,&nbsp;Toronto, Canada</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Spomen Dom</strong>,&nbsp;Kola&scaron;in, Montenegro (Photo:&nbsp;Boban Scepanovic)</p><p><strong>Restaurante Panor&acirc;mico de Monsanto</strong>,&nbsp;Lisbon, Portugal</p><p><strong>Scala Theater</strong>,&nbsp;Bangkok, Thailand</p><p><strong>Painted Desert Community Complex</strong>,&nbsp;Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, ...</p> Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill unveils Al Wasl Plaza scheme for Dubai Expo 2020 Justine Testado 2017-04-26T20:07:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T20:11:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After securing the commission in a fierce competition, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture</a> revealed their design of the Al Wasl Plaza for the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. As the Expo's last major design element to be finalized, AS+GG's building will stand among other major pavilions designed by Foster + Partners, Grimshaw, BIG, and Santiago Calatrava's falcon-like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UAE Pavilion</a>.&nbsp;Back <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2013</a>, AS+GG had the winning scheme for the 2017 Astana World Expo site.</p><p>According to the architects, Al Wasl Plaza is named after a historical reference to Dubai and also translates to &ldquo;connection&rdquo;, pertaining to the Expo's overall &ldquo;Connecting Minds, Creating the Future&rdquo; theme.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Al Wasl Plaza will be a central event hub at the heart of the&nbsp;4.38-square kilometer Expo site that is being <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">masterplanned by</a> HOK, Populous and Arup. It'll also connect the three sub-thematic districts, &ldquo;Opportunity&rdquo;, &ldquo;Sustainability&rdquo;, and &ldquo;Mobility&rdquo; &mdash; whose pavilions are being designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG, Grimshaw, and Foster + Partners</a>, r...</p> The Neutra VDL House Celebrates its National Historic Landmark Status Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T13:13:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T18:04:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1932, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VDL Research House</a> designed by Richard Neutra is one of Southern California&rsquo;s modernist gems. Now it has been named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior following the tireless work of its owners, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> Foundation and, in particular, the VDL House director and chair of the architecture department at Cal Poly, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarah Lorenzen</a>. The effort was assisted by Los Angeles Congressman Adam Schiff, who helped celebrate the designation last Sunday.</p><p>Neutra&rsquo;s third building in the United States, and his own private home, the House is said to encapsulate his ideas. For the famed Austrian-American architect, the role of contemporary architecture was to shape life in the modern world, marked by new technologies and new lifestyles. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the House is &ldquo;the only property where one can see the progression of his style over a period of years and is among the key properties to understanding the nation...</p> Brutalist Sydney Map celebrates the city's concrete heritage Alexander Walter 2017-04-25T21:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T21:12:39-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The family of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Brutalist Maps</em></a> architectural guide books just welcomed its newest member into this world and extends the reach to Australia: <em>Brutalist Sydney Map</em>&mdash;launched this week by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Glenn Harper of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Brutalist_Project_Sydney</a> and Senior Associate Architect at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PTW Architects</a>&mdash;helps concrete aficionados locate and learn more about landmark buildings designed by Marcel Breuer, Herbert Beckhard, Harry Seidler &amp; Associates and many others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>"The guide features fifty of the most significant examples of Brutalist architecture in the city and suburbs of Sydney. Celebrated buildings such as the Sirius Apartments (likely to be sold without heritage listing) by Tao Gofers and the former NSW Housing Commission, Sydney Town Hall by Anchor Mortlock and Woolley, and Bidura Children&rsquo;s Court (now sold and likely to be demolished) by former NSW Government Architect are included alongside lesser known structures such as Buhrich House II by the &eacute;migr&eacute; architects Hugh an...</em></p> Will luxury apartment owners shut down the Tate's viewing platform? Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T13:55:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Good walls make good neighbours &ndash; but not, it seems, when they are made entirely of glass. Five residents of the multi-million-pound Neo Bankside towers, which loom behind Tate Modern like a crystalline bar chart of inflated land values, have filed a legal claim against the museum to have part of its viewing platform shut down. They claim that its 10th-floor public terrace has put their homes into a state of &ldquo;near constant surveillance&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an apparent case of art interfering with life, the owners of the apartments next to the Tate Modern's viewing platform are trying to legally erect some kind of visual barrier between them and the visitors of the museum (although the exotic technology of curtains has apparently not yet made it to the U.K.). This attempt at transforming the viewing platform into just a platform is raising ire for several good reasons, chiefly because it places the comfort of a few above the aesthetic pleasure of potentially millions. On the plus side, it has also caused Oliver Wainwright to write a highly enjoyable piece delving into barely restrained class tension and London's swollen luxury real estate market.&nbsp;</p> AIA awards $100,000 to five intriguing Upjohn Research Initiative projects Julia Ingalls 2017-04-25T12:46:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T13:12:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From a Circadian Daylight Metric and Design Assist Tool to Trashwalls, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA has announced the five projects it has selected for its 10th annual Upjohn Research Initiative grants</a>, and they're all fairly promising. Speaking broadly, the projects each propose investigating a particular aspect of the built environment in an effort to try and improve the quality of life of that structure's likely daily inhabitants. For example, the Trashwalls from a team of researchers from Washington State University are "fabricated using materials harvested from the local solid waste stream, are designed to reduce heat loss from rented apartments, improve the comfort of those spaces during hot or cold weather, and save renters money on their utility bills, while reducing pollution. The purpose of this project is to design, construct, and examine prototypes of interior insulating walls that are attractive, have an R-value&nbsp;of R-10 (US) or greater, cost less than ten cents per square foot, are built fr...</p> This architect embellished a building with emoji ornament Nicholas Korody 2017-04-25T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T14:15:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Emoji are going to be some of the most recognizable icons of the 21st century, says architect Changiz Tehrani, which is why he decided to cast 22 of them in concrete and use them as decoration for a building in the Dutch city of Amersfoort.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;In classical architecture they used heads of the king or whatever, and they put that on the fa&ccedil;ade,&rdquo; Tehrani told The Verge. &ldquo;So we were thinking, what can we use as an ornament so when you look at this building in 10 or 20 years you can say &lsquo;hey this is from that year!&rsquo;&rdquo; The answer was obvious: emoji.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The emojis cover only one side of the mixed-use building. Tehrani, who works for the Dutch practice Attika Architekten, based the emojis on the WhatsApp standard. "Only faces were chosen as they were the most expressive and recognizable emoji," the Verge reports.&nbsp;In his view, all architecture is timely&mdash;not timeless&mdash;so better to have fun with what's in vogue&nbsp;at the moment.</p><p>Started at the Gigantomachy frieze, now we're here. Thoughts?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> When architects build homes for themselves Alexander Walter 2017-04-24T18:22:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T18:28:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects use the design of their own homes both as a design experiment and as a representation of their own beliefs and ideals. Their grounding through education and experience may form a base or starting point, but the influences of their culture, lifestyle and the environment of their upbringing are naturally integrated into their architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The size of an architect's own home is often an expression of their professional commitment. There is a small but current movement towards the micro unit, an expression of a need to achieve home ownership, however small. At the opposite scale, the McMansion is still popular, but architects' homes tend to be more responsible and they generally scale the size of their home as a direct relationship to their needs."</em></p><p>Um...duh.</p> Goettsch Partners officially debuts new 54-story office tower in Chicago Justine Testado 2017-04-21T19:08:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T19:08:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>150 North Riverside is the new, tall kid on the block in Chicago's West Loop, on a narrow 2-acre riverfront site between Randolph and Lake Streets. Operating since February, the 54-story office tower made its official debut during a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.</p><p>Designed by locally based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goettsch Partners</a>, the massive tower sits atop a narrow base, which fits between seven active Amtrak rail lines to the west and the Chicago River to the east.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photos &copy;&nbsp;Nick Ulivieri</em>.</p><p>With the first full floor at Level 8 and over 100 feet above the plaza, the tower includes column-free office floors and offers 1.25 million square feet of rentable space, currently leased by tenants like William Blair &amp; Co., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Navigant Consulting, and law firm Polsinelli.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Rendering of the plaza. &copy; Goettsch Partners.</em></p><p>The scheme's floor plans average at approximately 28,000 square feet with potential room for 12 corner offices. It also includes restaurants, a fitness center, a large conference center, ...</p> Turkey to build a museum dedicated to the "martyrs and warriors" of the failed 2016 coup Nicholas Korody 2017-04-21T17:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T17:10:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in July 2016, a coup was attempted against the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdo&#287;an in Turkey. It was violently quashed, and the effects are still being felt. Since then, the country has been under a constnat state of emergency. Nearly 100,000 have been detained, around 50,000 arrested, and more than 130,000 state employees&mdash;workers, academics, and teachers&mdash;have been fired. In particular, Kurdish groups have been targeted in the purge.</p><p>Now, the Turkish government plans to commemorate the failed coup with a museum&mdash;the Museum of the 15 July: Martyrs and Democracy. It will be built on a site about 40 minutes north of Ankara and is planned to be completed by late 2018. Roughly 36,600 square feet, the museum will cost 10 million Turkish lira (about $2.71M) to build. According to the government, temporary and permanent exhibitions will commemorate the &ldquo;martyrs and warriors&rdquo; of the failed uprising.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Hyperallergic</a></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-04-21T14:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T14:47:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="938" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Glass</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 Bryant Park</a> in New York, NY by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/ESTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West London House</a> in Hammersmith, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Dusheiko Architects</a>; Photo:&nbsp;Charles Hosea and Agnese Sanvito</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Model Home Gallery</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NADAAA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lined Extension</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YARD Architects</a>; Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pars Hospital</a> in Rasht, Iran by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)</a>; Photo: Parham Taghioff</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Library [Third-Place]</a> in Thionville, France by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Tabernacle Street</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piercy&amp;Company</a>; Photo: Jack Hobhou...</p> WAF 2017 announces "Performance" as theme for this year's festival Sponsor 2017-04-21T03:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:48:38-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>.</strong></em><p>The only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>,&nbsp;has announced "Performance" as the theme for its tenth anniversary edition.&nbsp;</p><p>The notion of "performance" in architecture will be central to this year's World Architecture Festival seminar programme. Plus, the <a href=";utm_campaign=archinect_entries&amp;utm_medium=social" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural tours</a>&nbsp;will also be focused on "performance," with visits to Berlin's top performance venues including Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonie, which inspired the concept of listening to music in the round when it opened in 1963.</p><p>Revealing the theme for 2017,&nbsp;<strong>WAF Programme Director, Paul Finch</strong>, commented: "This year we will examine the multiple aspects of "performance" that architecture has to embrace: aesthetic, technical, economic, and psychological.</p><p>We will be discussing buildings designed for performance &ndash; for example, theaters and concert halls &ndash; but also the role that buildings play in th...</p> David Adjaye named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T14:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T20:38:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Every architect has to contend with gravity&mdash;but when David designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the challenges of that elemental force went far beyond the ordinary. How can a design acknowledge, and embody, the weight of this monumental history and yet transcend it right before your eyes?</p></em><br /><br /><p>It feels like this is going to be yet another great year for David Adjaye. The architect, who back in January became Sir David Adjaye after receiving the&nbsp;Knights Bachelor award from the Queen of England, is the only architect on this year's "100 Most Influential People" list (a distinction previously held by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> in 2016).&nbsp;</p> Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> An exquisite drone tour over Apple's new campus reveals the pond, furniture, + a new theater Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T18:28:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like a miniature perfectionist city, the new Apple campus in Cupertino is made up of several different buildings: there's the familiar Norman Foster-designed "spaceship," as well as a massive parking garage that features gleaming solar panels atop the roof.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This drone video reveals that very little of the landscaping has come in yet--a few trees, in their boxy planters, hang out outside the main building, and only a few plants have been installed in the equipment-strewn courtyard--but it offers an excellent tour of the Steve Jobs Theatre which is slated to open this summer:&nbsp;</p> AIA COTE announces 2017 Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2017-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-19T19:14:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In time for Earth Day this Saturday, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the Top Ten Green Projects for 2017. Established 21 years ago, the rigorous awards competition recognizes projects that best demonstrate sustainable design excellence.</p><p>The jury selected projects by firms like Sasaki, ZGF Architects, Payette, Mithun, and HOK, while SmithGroupJJR won the COTE Top Ten Plus honor. In light of the AIA's recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">climate-change principles</a>, the winning projects conveyed a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology, as well as positive community impact, improving comfort for building occupants, and design strategies used to reduce environmental impact. Here are the 2017 winners:</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chatham University Eden Hall Campus</a>; Richland Township, Pennsylvania</strong><br>Architect: Mithun</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</em></p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University</a>; Washington, D.C.</strong><br>Architects: Payette and Ayers Saint Gross&#8203;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Phot...</em></p> A 1960 Frank Lloyd Wright home near Minneapolis is now for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T12:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T09:08:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the past couple days, there&rsquo;s been a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">string</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of</a> iconic modernist homes put on the market. Now, a pretty incredible Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale. 2206 Parklands Lane, close to downtown Minneapolis, is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home built in 1960. It&rsquo;s made primarily of brick, stone and wood and set on a 3.77 acre lot. It&rsquo;s stocked with some original furniture too. Check out the listing <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> More of the 2017 American Architecture Award winning projects Justine Testado 2017-04-18T18:07:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T18:07:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Architecture Awards has been America&rsquo;s highest public tribute for architecture since its inception in 1994. Co-organized by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the prize is presented to recently built top-notch projects in architecture, landscape, and planning that were either built in the U.S. or abroad by the country's leading designers and planners, like Steven Holl, Renzo Piano, and Olson Kundig, to name a few.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Over 130 projects around the world were awarded in multiple categories. Here are a few of them:</p><p><strong>&#8203;BENJAMIN P. GROGAN AND JERRY L. DOVE FEDERAL BUILDING</strong>, <strong>Miramar, Florida, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Krueck + Sexton Architects&#8203;. Architect of Record: Gensler.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographers: Nick Merrick/Hedrich Blessing&#8203;.</em></p><p><strong>MIRRORHOUSE, Beverly Hills, California, 2016.</strong><br>Architect: XTEN Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><em>Photographer: Art Gray</em></p><p><strong>PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, Los Angeles, California, 2014.</strong><br>Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographer: Raimund Koch.</em></p><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award</a></p><p><strong>MICHIGAN LAKE HOUSE, Leelanau County, Michigan, 2016. </strong>Architect: Desai Chia Architecture</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographer: Paul Warchol.</em></p><p><strong>SHINSEGAE INTERNATIONAL, Seoul, South Korea, 2015. </strong>Architect: Olson Kundig&#8232;&#8232;&#8232;.</p><p><img alt="" src=""><em>Photographers: Kevin Sco and Kyungsub Shin.</em></p><p>Find more of the winning projects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Eisenman's iconic 'House II' is now on the market for $850K Nicholas Korody 2017-04-18T17:36:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:36:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="653" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1970, &lsquo;House II&rsquo; by Peter Eisenman is a major icon of structuralist architecture&mdash;and it&rsquo;s now on the market for $850K.&nbsp;</p><p>One of ten experimental houses Eisenman designed, only four of which were built, House II is heavily influenced by the work of Noam Chomsky. The house comprises three two-story bays sheathed in plywood and intercut with skylights, partial walls, and openings in the floor. But the design wasn&rsquo;t exactly contextually-appropriate: its flat roof didn&rsquo;t mesh with the cold Vermont winters. So the original designers added a slightly sloped roof, floor grates, and expanded walls.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Even then, House II suffered from leaks and moisture-trapping paint. Eventually, in 2000, the rather deteriorated house was renovated and brought back to its original design &ldquo;less as a practical dwelling than as a landmark of late-twentieth-century architecture&rdquo;, according to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Society of Architectural Historians</a>.</p><p>Now it can be yours! Situated on a beautiful 80-acre plot of land, it comes ...</p> So-called "parking podiums" are aesthetically ruining downtown Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T19:53:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As L.A. pats itself on the back for its freshly angular skyline, a new architectural trend &mdash; enabled by another city ordinance &mdash; threatens to turn the beating heart of modern Los Angeles into a cold, lifeless and unwalkable place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This excellent piece by the aptly named Steven Sharp delves into the uglification of downtown Los Angeles via the "parking podium," wherein large buildings dedicate their first few floors to a parking garage to meet code requirements for parking, thereby plunging the pedestrian realm back into an unwelcome "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Quartz</a>" vibe. Putting the parking in the first few floors is cheaper than digging underground or creating surface lots, but honestly: <em>ugh!&nbsp;</em></p> The ICD/ITKE Pavilion makes use of lightweight, super strong glass and carbon-fiber materials Nicholas Korody 2017-04-18T13:19:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T14:07:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Glass and carbon fiber-reinforced composites have uniquely high tensile strength while remaining lightweight. As a result, they open up a wealth of new building opportunities. The ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion is meant to demonstrate and explore these potentials using long-range machines with limited payloads, like unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as precise industrial robots. Basically, the drones and robots work together (with some human guidance) to "weave" the formally-ambitious pavilion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Pavilion is a project of the University of Stuttgart. In the past, other pavilions have explored computational design as well as emerging engineer technologies.</p><p>Check out a video of the pavilion here:</p><p></p> Indian bar legally evades closure by adding 250-meter long maze entrance Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since April 1 a large number of the bars, pubs and liquor shops across India has gone out of business, thanks to a Supreme Court order that the outlets should be at least 500m away from state and national highways...The Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a Kochi suburb has built a 250m-long maze-like walkway to the entrance, theoretically making it more than 500m away from the highway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a move that has even delighted the bureaucrats who initially drafted the rule that no bar could be within 500 meters of a highway, an Indian bar has managed to stay in business by virtue of building a 250 meter long maze that, like the snaking lines at an amusement park, greatly expands the literal number of feet one must traverse to get to the bar's actual entrance. While this clever invention may necessitate a designated walker to help steer patrons back out, it ranks among the best architectural interpretations of law we've seen in some time. Cheers!</p><p>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bldgblog</a></p> An avenue, a promenade, a colonnade, not a terrible new structure Nam Henderson 2017-04-18T12:31:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:08:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the decision was made at the beginning of 2014 to relocate the Kirkland Museum, Hugh Grant, the institution&rsquo;s founder, insisted that the studio be moved to the new site along with the collections...The old studio is attached to the new construction via a glass curtain wall...One striking feature that will also be in the back is the original outhouse, with its marble toilet, which Grant had moved from the original site;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Last month, Michael Paglia got a peek&nbsp;at the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkland Museum</a>'s incomplete interior. The tour was led by Jim Olson, a partner with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architects</a>;&nbsp;Martha Rogers, also from Olson Kundig; and included several others who are intimately involved in the design and construction of the promising new building.</p> The Booth House, Philip Johnson's first constructed commission, now up for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:38:25-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1946 in Bedford, New York, the 1450 sq. ft. Booth House was Philip Johnson&rsquo;s first constructed commission. In 1955, photographer Robert Damora and his wife, the architect Sirkka Damora, moved in, intending for it to serve as temporary housing until they could build a home of their own design. After falling in love with the spare design, they stayed&mdash;until now. At age 93, Sirkka Damora is unable to manage the home physically or support it financially. The Booth House has been put up for sale and Damora is on the hunt for a new owner respectful of the value of the design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Booth House is similar to the Glass House in many ways. It&rsquo;s built on a wide, grass-covered podium and features a large central fireplace as well as lots of glass. Unlike the Glass House, the Booth house has private rooms as well as generous storage. The Damora family were respectful of the original design even as their family grew. So they expanded by adding a subterranean lower level. They also built a s...</p> The Garden Bridge: a sign of our "post-truth" times? Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T12:29:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The garden bridge, proposed to cross the Thames from the South Bank to Temple, is nothing if not a landmark of the post-truth era. It has wrung tens of millions out of the public purse on the basis of deceptions, distortions and facts that proved to be fake. First sold as &ldquo;a gift to the people of London&rdquo;, entirely paid for by private sector donations, it is now due to cost a minimum of &pound;60m in public money. Its estimated total cost has gone from &pound;60m to &ldquo;north of &pound;200 million&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Its claims to fundraising prowess are exaggerated, its promised transport benefits minimal. Its backers assert overwhelming public support on the basis of a poll that told those polled nothing of the costs and drawbacks of the project.</em></p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Eating & Drinking Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-04-14T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T13:15:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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<em> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eating &amp; Drinking Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollen Street Social</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Victory Bread + Coffee</a> in Vancouver, BC by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Ema Peter</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pear Tree House</a> in East Dulwich, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edgley Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slot House</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Au Architects</a>; Photo: David Butler Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OZU</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Alen Lin</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chantry Farm Barn</a> in Denston, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa F12</a> in Mexico City by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel de la Torre Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Strand, Gatti House &ndash; Apartment 4</a> in London, UK by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PEEK Architecture + Design</a>; Photo: Simon Max...</p> Editor's Picks #467 Nam Henderson 2017-04-14T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T21:20:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> started publishing excerpts from Archinect&rsquo;s fourth live podcasting event, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: Floating Worlds</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Looking at potential roles for architecture in the contemporary neoliberal economy, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender and identity, the event featured lectures/interviews with; Jack Self, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a>, the Feminist Architecture Collaborative, one-third of (and perhaps?) more&hellip;</p><p>Responding to some critics,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;offered <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perspective</a> "<em>I've been publicly humbled several times recently for doing what I think a lot of commenters here are doing: reading/hearing something that makes me uncomfortable, so I get defensive about it and start delegitimizing it. I'm learning to just listen sometimes: to consider that the speaker has a platform for a reason (f-architecture is certainly doing stuff), and maybe I should listen *without commenting* and try to figure out why what they're saying makes me uncomfortable and examine what long-held beliefs I have t...</em></p> Check out the newly-restored Neutra-designed Oasis Building in the Petrified National Forest Nicholas Korody 2017-04-14T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T15:15:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in the early &lsquo;60s, the National Park Service had a program dubbed Mission 66, dedicated to bringing modern facilities to the national parks. One of the earliest examples of this, the Painted Desert Community Complex designed by Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander, has just been restored in a joint effort between the Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.</p><p>A 22-acre self-contained park community, the Complex is the last surviving Neutral-Designed structure in the Park Service system. It&rsquo;s design was inspired by Puebloan Native American buildings as well as the dramatic landscape of its site, the Petrified Forest National Park. Comprising 36 steel, glass and masonry buildings with flat roofs, low silhouettes, primary colors and native plantings.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The buildings have been in a state of depredation for some time, ravaged by neglect, a lack of maintenance funding and the harsh desert climate. The restoration mainly focused on the glass Oasis Building storefront, m...</p>