Archinect - News 2017-02-26T18:43:06-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993724/obama-reacts-to-tod-williams-billie-tsien-architects-s-first-design-for-the-obama-presidential-library Obama reacts to Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects's first design for the Obama Presidential Library Nicholas Korody 2017-02-24T12:47:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T20:46:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tm/tmq9eq4ixcknb8ab.jpg" width="600" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Interviewed by Paul Goldberger, the New York architecture critic who advised the Obama Foundation on the architect selection process for the library, Williams and Tsien revealed conceptual ideas for the project, said Obama critiqued an early plan of theirs as too quiet [...] "He said it was too unflashy," ArchDaily quoted Tsien as saying. "He looked at what we did and he said, 'I said you could be sort of quiet, but I think you're a little too quiet.'"</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/149993625/doug-aitken-among-artists-in-palm-springs-adjacent-art-show-desert-x Doug Aitken among artists in Palm Springs-adjacent art show, "Desert X" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T19:53:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7y7ybil6s1mrjh5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid the dust and clamor is the steel skeleton of Aitken&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mirage,&rdquo; which takes the form of a 1960s-style suburban California ranch house. The seven-room structure, to be fully mirrored on the outside and inside, is perched on a hillside with city and desert views, which are key to the piece. The structure has gaping holes where doors and windows might be, and its interior walls are built on angles to reflect the sky and contrasting surrounding terrain...</p></em><br /><br /><p>What does the desert in Riverside County have to offer aside from a massive annual music festival, the sleek modernism of Palm Springs, and the ethereal vista of untrammeled nature? Well, starting on February 25th, it has the&nbsp;Desert Exhibition of Art, or Desert X for short.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15wfq1u85xiqp6j5.jpg"></p><p>Exhibitors in the self-guided, wide-ranging exhibit (you should plan on driving) include Doug Aitken,&nbsp;Sherin Guirguis, and&nbsp;Claudia Comte, who has created a 110-foot long stucco/wood sculpture that is part wall, part meditative exercise. Maps are available at the Ace Hotel; the exhibition will be up until April.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993619/herzog-de-meuron-s-6-am-is-a-late-bloomer-reaching-completion-in-2035 Herzog & de Meuron's "6 AM" is a late bloomer, reaching completion in 2035 Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two 58-story towers, eighteen years and two billion dollars make up the fundamental elements of Herzog &amp; de Meuron's city-like mixed-used development "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6 AM</a>," which, while beginning its first phase of construction in 2018 in downtown L.A.'s Arts District, won't be finished until its principal architects are both 85 years old.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44ylymhzsz04mhu4.jpg"></p><p>The wait should be worth it, though: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> will be providing the landscape architecture, while the project's seven buildings will include space for arts and performance, retail, a public/private school, a hotel and of course, plenty of apartments. The delay does prompt the question: will Los Angeles' Arts District still be the Arts District by then, or will it just be an evocative placard in&nbsp;2.8 million square gentrified feet?</p><p>h/t <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/02/6am-development-herzog-de-meuron-details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archpaper</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993561/explore-mitigating-human-suffering-via-design-in-this-new-school-symposium Explore mitigating human suffering via design in this New School symposium Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T13:41:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:41:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a664mi21495f882.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As cities densify and the global population increases, much has been made of reclaiming physical spaces: but how does one reclaim a place that is bound up in tragedy, whether that tragedy was natural or man-made? On March 3rd and 4th, <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8kaELFui6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons the New School for Design will host a symposium</a> featuring&nbsp;Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian-American architect, writer, and activist who hails from Aleppo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s9vomp4pzvte9ova.jpg"></p><p>In addition to Attar's keynote address, the symposium, entitled &ldquo;Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial,"&nbsp;will explore several dozen case studies dealing with refugee shelters, the repurposing of Latin American prisons into shopping malls, and how painful memories of the past have been represented and memorialized in places including a Warsaw ghetto. Those interested in registering to attend can do so on <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8rMELFui5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the website</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993552/foster-partners-apple-spaceship-set-to-touch-down-and-open-up-in-april Foster + Partners' Apple "spaceship" set to touch down and open up in April Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T12:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:21:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p2sd1uky8j2tuwp.jpg" width="650" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a <a href="http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/02/apple-park-opens-to-employees-in-april.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release from Apple</a>, it will take six months to move all 12,000 employees into the 175-acre campus, which will officially open for occupancy in April. In addition to the 2.8 million square foot, naturally ventilated Foster + Partners'-designed "spaceship" building, the campus features two miles of running and walking paths, and boasts a 17 megawatt solar energy rooftop installation (making it one of the largest in the world). Nothing about this place is small, or happenstance; the construction process was reportedly a clash between <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perfectionist designers and slightly more impressionistic contractors</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u1e34belmbttcpg.jpg"></p><p>However, all's well that ends well: although Steve Jobs won't be able to see the completed campus, designer Apple's chief design officer Jony Ivy feels like things worked out.&nbsp;&ldquo;Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993544/the-barack-obama-presidential-center-may-end-up-costing-up-to-1-5b The Barack Obama Presidential Center may end up costing up to $1.5B Nicholas Korody 2017-02-23T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T10:56:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k8/k8y9ntj6vd492iy8.jpg" width="650" height="419" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At an estimated $1.5 billion, the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago may end up costing more than three times what the George W. Bush Museum cost, <a href="http://pagesix.com/2017/02/19/barack-obamas-presidential-library-may-need-1-5-billion/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">according</a> to new reports. This is primarily due to the fact that the center will house not one institution but two&mdash;both a presidential library and a museum about the lives of the former president and his wife. Moreover, Obama avoided doing much fundraising while in office, making it all the more difficult to come up with the funds.</p><p>&ldquo;It won&rsquo;t be easy,&rdquo; said Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, designers of the Center. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not just about preserving the past. It&rsquo;s about the future.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993407/michael-rotondi-s-legendary-carlson-reges-house-is-now-for-sale Michael Rotondi’s legendary Carlson-Reges House is now for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T17:27:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T00:19:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7i/7ibrsgh700ka0f0z.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the first time ever, the Carlson-Reges House designed by Michael Rotondi is up for sale. A collision of industrial materials and a 1920&rsquo;s era power plant, the home is an iconic work of Los Angeles architecture that was awarded an American Institute of Architects award. It is listed for $12.5 million.</p><p>Back in the 1990s, Richard Carlson and Kathy Reges commissioned Rotondi to design the building, intended to serve as the heart of The Brewery, the massive Lincoln Heights live/work art colony that they developed. The home doubled as an art gallery and a kennel for purebred dogs (as well as rescues).&nbsp;</p><p>Check out this <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/49847329/review-carlson-reges-house-roto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> by Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce from a few years ago for more on the project. And head over <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982626/michael-rotondi-opens-up-about-the-faith-propelling-his-life-and-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to find out more about what makes Rotondi tick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/71/711pdiqbwivd8p9x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1u0itpvcsfc7eys3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5x/5xdduk903lzwbdsh.jpg"></p><p>h/t&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.lamag.com/askchris/this-famous-house-in-l-a-is-up-for-sale-for-the-first-time-ever/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Mag</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993305/a-canadian-developer-is-building-an-enclave-of-world-class-architecture-in-the-alberta-foothills A Canadian developer is building an enclave of world-class architecture in the Alberta foothills Nicholas Korody 2017-02-22T12:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:53:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9oy6sgw3od8ip3kc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ian MacGregor, the president and chief executive of North West Upgrading Inc. and a self-described &ldquo;guy who works in the oil business&rdquo;, is <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/calgary-and-edmonton/in-alberta-foothills-a-plan-to-build-an-enclave-of-world-classarchitecture/article34071267/?cmpid=rss1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reportedly</a> planning to fund and develop a cluster of architectural icons in the idyllic foothills of Alberta. Dubbed the Carraig Ridge, the community will be located between Cochrane and Canmore. Already, the 650-acre site hosts &ldquo;the Rock House&rdquo; designed by Seattle-based architect James Cutler of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17256cutler-anderson-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutler Anderson Architects</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t34cii97a8vizbd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yw/ywybok3kbsnckjxz.jpg"></p><p>MacGregor, compelled by the beauty of the region, says he bought the $20-million site to avoid its division into a series of smaller parcels. Despite his profession, the developer is committed to preserving the area&rsquo;s environment. He brought some notable conservation planners, including Randall Arendt and Christopher Alexander, to scope out the site.</p><p>Now, the development will host 44 lots between two and five acres. Each parcel is priced at $1.05 million&mdash;unless you&rsquo;re willing to put up an extra million to get a sleek home design...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993202/matter-design-s-five-fields-play-structure-reinvents-the-purpose-of-play Matter Design's Five Fields Play Structure Reinvents the Purpose of Play Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-21T21:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hhksloebkzr7gl7g.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The intent is to not ask what the structure does, but how it imagines new possibilities</p></em><br /><br /><p>It has been said that play is the exultation of the possible. The Five Fields Play Structure then, is the fullest realization of this theory on play. <a href="http://www.matterdesignstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matter Design</a>, an interdisciplinary design practice founded in 2008 by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, collaborated with <a href="http://www.frsch.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FR|SCH</a>, an architecture and design studio founded by Michael Schanbacher and Kerri Frick, to design this&nbsp;structure that proudly has no purpose. Instead, the form becomes a blank canvas meant for childish exploration and the cultivation of their imagination.</p><p>The design resists any directive and rejects specified, singular usage. Twenty-foot tall vertical elements seem to contribute to the structure at one moment, but then extend into the landscape. Doors and stairs, while standard architectural elements, are rethought to lead to nowhere and color is used as a suggestive rather than a clear label on entries and key moments. Another prominent design strategy was to provide multiple means of access to any location. These ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993165/duvall-decker-architects-combine-greater-agency-and-public-outreach-to-benefit-mississippi-and-the-profession-at-large Duvall Decker Architects combine greater agency and public outreach to benefit Mississippi (and the profession at large) Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T18:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:16:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oha4js2k8v0r3hw6.jpg" width="650" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since they founded Duvall Decker nearly 20 years ago, the Deckers, as they&rsquo;re known, have focused mostly on neglected corners in and around Jackson, Mississippi&rsquo;s capital. To pay the bills, the two have redefined for themselves the ambit of a small architectural practice. They have become developers and even branched into building maintenance: a soup-to-nuts strategy that has allowed them more than just financial breathing room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Helping impoverished Mississippi communities? Check. Making money while creating a business model that empowers you with the decision-making powers of developers? Check. Being notable and effective enough to earn your own profile in <em>The New York Times</em> by Michael Kimmelman? Done, done, and done for Duvall Decker Architects, which also was named one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988668/the-emerging-voices-winners-for-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017's Emerging Voices</a> by the Architectural League of New York. What's especially enheartening about this profile is how by virtue of increasing the quality of their own professional lives, the architects have also vastly increased the well-being of their community. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992929/naomi-milgrom-appoints-oma-s-rem-koolhaas-david-gianotten-for-fourth-mpavilion Naomi Milgrom appoints OMA's Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten for fourth MPavilion Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-20T23:52:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:27:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ax/axna0rlw9udj7mo5.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In pavilions you can test things you cannot do within buildings -Rem Koolhaas</p></em><br /><br /><p>Naomi Milgrom has appointed high-profile architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architecture firm OMA to design the fourth MPavilion temporary culture venue for Melbourne. MPavilion is Australia&rsquo;s leading architectural commission and design event conceived and created by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014. Every year,&nbsp; one new temporary pavilion, designed by a leading international architect, is erected in Melbourne&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r137z8jxvffi9k3m.jpg"></p><p>Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA and winner of the 2000 Pritzker Prize, is a controversial architect known for his large-scale projects such as CCTV "Pants Building" in Beijing and De Rotterdam "Vertical City" pictured above. On this year's appointment, Ms. Milgrom said &ldquo;Rem Koolhaas is one of the world&rsquo;s most provocative and influential architects. His contribution to the cultural landscape as an urban thinker together with OMA&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary approach to architecture reflects MPavilion&rsquo;s desire to inspire d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992751/a-key-characteristic-of-the-design-is-efficiency-sn-hetta-s-design-for-the-french-laundry-s-new-10m-kitchen A key characteristic of the design is efficiency; Snøhetta's design for the French Laundry's new $10M kitchen Nam Henderson 2017-02-20T00:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T07:58:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r9/r94v8ff93mv3rnzj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The joint effort led to aesthetics that showcase a sleek, stylish yet minimalist concept...new digs are steeped in functionality...The improvements were the result of research...The ceilings are reminiscent of flowing table cloths, both for aesthetics and practical use, as they obscure equipment on the kitchen&rsquo;s ceiling.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vc/vc2xfeck3zh9fco9.jpg"></p><p>Justin Phillips goes inside the French Laundry&rsquo;s new $10 million kitchen. The expansion/revamp/upgrade was a collaboration between Chef Thomas Keller and Snohetta.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992739/a-living-fossil-of-life-in-shanghai A living fossil of life in Shanghai Nam Henderson 2017-02-19T21:58:00-05:00 >2017-02-19T21:59:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8g/8g5kjjmeo4aohkeo.jpg" width="650" height="974" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>They were basically city blocks that functioned as gated communities, with guards manning the front entrance. The whole essence of old Shanghai was that life was lived horizontally &mdash; all the activity happened at street level...Commissioned mostly by Western developers, the first shikumen appeared in the 1870s...local contractors who built them drew upon the interior floor plans of traditional Chinese courtyard homes and local decorative motifs.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i6/i69chyn8lwlctfiv.jpg"></p><p>Taras Grescoe pens a paean to shikumen, alleyway complexes entered through a stone-framed kumen (gateway), which at one point housed approximately 80 percent of the population of Shanghai. While fewer authentic examples remain, the city has in recent years&nbsp;begun redeveloping, "<em>fake vintage</em>" versions, most famously; the site of clandestine First National Congress of the Communist Party meetings and Xintiandi.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992578/big-s-winning-design-for-the-new-san-pellegrino-flagship-factory BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t07c7k7l64c6ljdw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fh5v8p7bt6g526m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dri7a0krbqmumr2q.jpg"></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7jzu1m39sufr1xa.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbkujczapcgyoq5d.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lbjo0ohymwvj8wlj.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kitchen-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kitchen Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-17T15:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T15:38:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cj/cjuk7gdf4mh2ebvq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kitchen-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kitchen Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4cmuyt3396agjwr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149990915/harvey-road/149990916" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvey Road House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149990915/erbar-mattes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erbar Mattes</a>; Photo: St&aring;le Eriksen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhzprjngc9miefbw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/boerum-hill-townhouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boerum Hill Townhouse</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ss8tyhsl82q49xo1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304/project/hollybank-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollybank Avenue</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 304</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6a40cyshzqbg9svg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/ell2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELL</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a5cm0aixl0vuv2t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/interurbanstudios/project/double-concrete-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Double Concrete House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/interurbanstudios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inter Urban Studios</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bf/bfol8a5qnkqwbfnk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83073930/slip-house/149978327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slip House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/83073930/carl-turner-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carl Turner Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l5wcpovs95sqdq01.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/photographer-s-loft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer's Loft</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Paul Warchol</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tu/tus7gx991uritd2r.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/133595838/robitaillecurtis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqfjftsf71a6vynm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects/project/slot-house-london-w12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slot House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/auarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Au Architects</a>; Photo: David Butler Photography</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/renewed-classic-eichler-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewed Classic Eichler</a> in&nbsp;Sunnyvale, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architectur...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992403/mcgregor-coxall-to-design-bird-airport-wetland-park-in-tianjin McGregor Coxall to design “bird airport” wetland park in Tianjin Justine Testado 2017-02-16T21:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T18:49:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ruji34q138civb0t.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Australian practice McGregor Coxall had the winning scheme to transform a degenerate landfill site into a new migratory-bird wetland sanctuary park in Tianjin, China. The Asian Development Bank and the Port of Tianjin co-launched the park design competition in response to the increasing loss of critical bird habitats and declining shorebird populations in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, which an estimated 50 million migratory shorebirds use every year. The EAAF extends to Alaska and Russia's Taimyr Peninsula in the north, East Asia and parts of Southeast Asia, and Australia and New Zealand in the south.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/asdlnm9zl6q6c748.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t2/t29mky7ig0h0nddu.jpg"></p><p>As a pilot project in China's national <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973118/the-absorbing-design-of-china-s-anti-flood-sponge-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sponge city program</a>, the project in the Lingang region is a 60-hectare masterplan of constructed wetlands, parkland, and urban forest.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ruji34q138civb0t.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lr/lrl6lmuylvk9k2rp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6m/6m1wmicr9z9s9nhe.jpg"></p><p>Described as a &ldquo;bird airport&rdquo; by the architects, the wetland sanctuary will allow weary migratory birds to feed and rest, while human visitors can check out the Water Pavilion education and research center or t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992437/the-resounding-success-of-allied-works-architecture-s-national-music-center The resounding success of Allied Works Architecture's "National Music Center" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T20:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T12:37:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Incorporating both physical and intangible elements of Canada's musical history, the National Music Center by Allied Works is a nine-towered, terra-cotta tile clad complex that not only ropes a 112-year old hotel/blues club into the mix, but creates the kind of spaces suited for gazing dreamily into one's future.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rw/rw9hayjyf11477y2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qa/qaypnq4qbql97gpe.jpg"></p><p>According to&nbsp;Brad Cloepfil, Principal at Allied Works Architecture, the structure was "inspired by the light, landscape and geography of the northern prairie."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cp/cpo69lgz4ipx30fb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ka/ka8w5hkxzboktvnl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2a/2at1om7kuudeucx2.jpg"></p><p>He goes on to note that "Studio Bell was created to&nbsp;amplify&nbsp;the rich history and future possibilities of Canadian music. The building aspires to create a sense&nbsp;of wonder and mystery, inspiring the visitor to explore. Nine separate towers rise five floors above the&nbsp;street, each resonating with music and activity. The building is alive with the life of music throughout its&nbsp;exhibition, recording, editing, performance and education spaces. The distinct vessels of music are&nbsp;bound together by the space between them, moments ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992362/tour-the-optical-illusion-of-giovanni-vaccarini-s-facade-system-for-the-spg-headquarters Tour the optical illusion of Giovanni Vaccarini's facade system for the SPG Headquarters Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T13:59:00-05:00 >2017-02-21T00:42:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3f/3f9q90o8oi776m2a.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Relax, you don't need new glasses: the closely spaced, suspended panes of glass on Giovanni Vaccarini's&nbsp;SPG Headquarters in Geneva purposefully create a blurred/vibrating effect, especially when viewed from a distance.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/889a4xg8ztmckkif.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7a4x3jy90gu7aoz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8d9v066udcp2mxmr.jpg"></p><p>However, producer The Piranesi Experience and&nbsp;filmmaker Claudio Esposito have made a film about the SPG called "Deep Into the Surface" which, according to the filmmakers "investigates the abstract and conceptual dimension that architect Giovanni Vaccarini imparted to the fa&ccedil;ade system that characterizes the building of the SPG Headquarters in Geneva. A game made of simple rules, whose reiteration produces a complex play of elements to the point that its perception varies with weather and lights. The photography by Fabio Paolucci and the original soundtrack by Populous underline the exploration of these qualities and let the spectator perceive the depth of the surface and its apparent movement." You be the judge:&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992332/demolition-of-tadao-ando-s-piccadilly-gardens-in-manchester-now-council-approved Demolition of Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester now Council-approved Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T09:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8lwh3vf947e89cq.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although plans to tear down Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens have been floating about since last late last year, the Manchester City Council just gave its official approval to knock down Ando's quasi-Brutalist structure in favor of a "leisure-led" scheme last week, according to the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/council-backs-demolition-for-tadao-andos-only-uk-building/10017301.article?blocktitle=news-feature&amp;contentID=17135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Journal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvcbu9j0k7p8pu74.jpg"></p><p>In a thoughtful piece written for <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/russell-smith-tadao-ando-and-the-problem-of-architecture-thats-toogood/article33006792/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Globe and Mail</a> last year, Russell Smith questioned the role of the experts who had commissioned Ando to design the Gardens versus the opinions of the locals who encountered it daily. He noted that a&nbsp;"sealant, for some reason, possibly economic, was not used to coat the large unadorned surfaces of the Manchester pavilion. That building, basically a shelter to house a small caf&eacute;, occupies half of Piccadilly Gardens, presenting one long curving blank wall of concrete to the south side. The concrete, under the steady British drizzle, did not wear well: it started to stain with dark streaks, to look like the depressing and crumbling masses of postwar brut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991998/a-trump-tower-in-l-a-thankfully-that-was-only-part-of-never-built-los-angeles A Trump Tower in L.A.? Thankfully, that was only part of "Never Built Los Angeles" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-15T00:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T09:13:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ay/ay9tojarz03g4388.jpg" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In LA, Trump bragged he was going to spend a billion dollars on what he claimed would become the world&rsquo;s tallest building. His architect Bill Fain delivered a gilded 125-storey office tower etched in a diamond-patterned exoskeleton...David Martin also devised a skyscraper: &lsquo;When I told Ivana [Trump] the basis of the idea was to put two diamonds together, she lit up,&rsquo; Martin said. &lsquo;I think they were divorced a week later.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i98r752b2cdlgfxc.jpg"></p><p>Whether you've been following the tumultuous life of proposed architecture projects in Los Angeles or not (a stretch of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/234482/grand-avenue-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Avenue</a>, for example, has been undergoing elaborate proposals designed in part by Frank Gehry for almost forty years) "Never Built Los Angeles," a book by architectural critics at large Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, shows us via<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/feb/09/unbuilt-los-angeles-city-might-have-been-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> The Guardian</a>&nbsp;the almost-reality of a Los Angeles-based Trump Tower designed by Johnson Fain back in 1989.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991988/ncarb-opens-up-official-certification-to-much-wider-field-of-architecture-students NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T18:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:24:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1x/1x1r5dwbjrvt6f2o.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward for years spent working in the field while trying to pay for your education so you could work in the field. Some call it The School of Hard Knocks; others, "practical experience." Now feast your eyes on the full release:</p><p><strong>NCARB Streamlines Path to Certification for Architects</strong><br><em>Architects without a degree from an accredited program can pursue NCARB certification through&nbsp;a new path.</em></p><p>Washington, DC&mdash;The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched the first&nbsp;phase of its revised certification path for architects without a degree from a program accredited by the National&nbsp;Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The NCARB Certificate facilitates reciprocal licensure among t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991937/can-work-stress-be-reduced-with-adaptive-rooms-unstudio-is-looking-into-it Can work stress be reduced with adaptive rooms? UNStudio is looking into it Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:07:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1h/1hui8dzuy961w52u.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part inhabitable mood ring, part psychological experiment, the exhibition "Work 3.0 &ndash; A Joyful Sense at Work"&nbsp;from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> and SCAPE is an attempt to create spaces that make work stress more bearable by testing out adaptable environments in the form of a "fully immersive, modular structure."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/605i2lq96w80t4bo.jpg"></p><p>This immersive structure, known as a RESET pod, will be on display at the iSalone deal Mobile in Milan from April 4th through 9th, and incorporates input from a neuroscientist, an ambient intelligence technology integrator, and a technologist/interaction designer. The feedback from visitors to the exhibition will help the designers determine what spaces do and don't work for office worker stress mitigation.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's the text of the full press release from UNStudio:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Can </strong><strong>a space</strong><strong> adapt to your stress levels? UNStudio and SCAPE join forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts to tackle stress in the workplace.</strong></p><p>UNStudio and SCAPE have joined forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts for the ex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991913/aia-announces-recipients-of-its-2017-honorary-fellowships AIA announces recipients of its 2017 Honorary Fellowships Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T12:51:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxkn1fn6lt2k3haq.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Drawing from an international roster of architects who meet the five objects of nomination (including ensuring "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment") the AIA has announced this year's honorary fellowships. The fellowship, which doesn't have a set number of fellows and usually favors international candidates, has honored no Americans or women this year, although it did include U.S.-based <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a> among its 2016 beneficiaries. With a highly ethical drumroll, we're pleased to introduce this year's outstanding eight fellows:</p><ul><li>Mario Cucinella</li><li>Stein Halvorsen</li><li>Giancarlo Mazzanti</li><li>Bong-Seek Oh</li><li>Jose Luis Salinas</li><li>Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas</li><li>Bruno Stagno</li><li>Ishtiaque Zahir&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991911/take-a-look-at-the-already-dilapidated-facilities-of-the-rio-olympics Take a look at the already-dilapidated facilities of the Rio Olympics Nicholas Korody 2017-02-14T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T18:42:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/3370burhfgg4qfyo.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Olympics are a costly venture. In fact, they&rsquo;re more like a high-stakes gamble. Countries pour money into the festivities, often going far over budget, with the hope that they&rsquo;ll receive a return&mdash;either through tourist dollars or else through raising the city&rsquo;s profile internationally. And, after the closing games, those hulking stadiums and sports venues are expensive to maintain. They also can be hard to find a use for. Domestic sports just don&rsquo;t draw the same crowds as the Olympics do.</p><p>Some countries find creative reuses for their venues&mdash;from a water park in Beijing to a refugee center in Athens. But, even in the case of both these cities, the stadiums have largely fallen into disrepair due to neglect. The same goes, apparently, for Rio&mdash;eventhough the games ended less than a year ago. That&rsquo;s not really a huge surprise considering the massive political turmoil gripping the country today.&nbsp;</p><p>Check out these pictures of the facilities for the Rio Olympics today, via <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2017/feb/10/rios-olympic-venues-six-months-on-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dw/dw8te01vvzjy9i0l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmfpjb3qm5tixnta.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pijnd4akz0pgg7l6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mwvv08ymcqz62poa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wq/wq5ja8nf6pmw89hs.jpg"></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149991772/the-marly-house-employs-neighborly-design-strategies The Marly House employs neighborly design strategies Nicholas Korody 2017-02-13T15:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:10:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rp/rphebnlmzqp0cid8.jpg" width="650" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the town of Marly-le-Roi, just outside of Paris, a new <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/23676/house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">residential project</a> by Karawitz Architects gives new meaning to the idea of curb appeal. Set on a leafy street lined with fenced-in houses, the Marly House strives to open up to the street through a series of innovative strategies. It still has a fence, but perforations give passers-by a glimpse into the garden.&nbsp;</p><p>According to the architects, &ldquo;Everything is a pretext to awaken the curiosity of the passers-by, [from] the pre-grayed larch cladding that envelops the whole thing right up to the rafts, thanks to the absence of covers, to the fold of the main facade&mdash;which opens a perspective towards the garden.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sw/sw4ndwraj21t394k.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wk/wkija30j2yu1t7a8.jpg"></p><p>The Marly House is raised up and access is made from this underground space, which doubles as a carpark. Inside, the ground floor is marked by fluid connections between the three primary spaces, which orbit around a central fireplace and a prefabricated steel staircase.</p><p>Check out more images as well as drawings in the image gal...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991758/st-peter-s-cardross-birth-death-and-renewal St Peter's, Cardross: Birth, Death and Renewal Nam Henderson 2017-02-13T14:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T14:21:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ri/rikaon29tqqzqh4g.jpg" width="650" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>St Peter's made a dramatic architectural statement when it was built, but its first incarnation as a seminary was short-lived. It is hoped this 21st Century rebirth by NVA, bringing the structure back into productive use, will prove more enduring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gorgeous photos of the past and current state of the Brutalist St Peter's Seminary, designed by&nbsp;Gillespie, Kidd &amp; Coia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fn5ky06t58ka4xa4.jpg"><br><em>Credit: Glasgow School of Art</em></p><p>For more about the history of the project/site check out <a href="https://shop.scran.ac.uk/prod/books/st-peter-cardross/121" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the</a>&nbsp;book by Diane M Watters.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991460/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-old-new-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Old+New" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-10T21:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T21:00:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d5/d5hzglxz7uw17wou.jpg" width="650" height="780" 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://www.pinterest.com/archinect/old%2Bnew/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Old+New</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6r87dru77bxlam3m.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/design-republic-design-commune" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Republic Design Commune</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6s/6sgjtlh16zhgyw6i.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy/project/pages-lane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pages Lane</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/kirkwoodmccarthy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x4gmjzlsoasdde3j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2507/refurbishment-of-the-ex-unione-militare-building/149958589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refurbishment of the Ex "Unione Militare" building</a> in Rome, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2507/studio-fuksas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Fuksas</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x2/x2xer2wdd8wimrnx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/WilkinsonEyre/project/8-finsbury-circus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Finsbury Circus</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/WilkinsonEyre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WilkinsonEyre</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6c/6cailwvshkj8x2pd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea/project/planchette-sheltered-housing-azc-paris-france" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planchette sheltered housing</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/atelierzundelcristea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZC Atelier Z&uuml;ndel Cristea</a>; Photo: SergioGrazia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30h7jls8swo7awio.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304/project/sunken-bath-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunken Bath Project</a> in Hackney, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/studio304" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 304</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jk/jk5nh6l0x6dr9t7s.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects/project/brunner-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunner Showroom</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benedetti Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4cmm0lup5v9g07wi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29046912/mayfair-house/149987353" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayfair House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29046912/squire-and-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squire and Partners</a>; Photo: Gareth Gardner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yyec9r1ljmz4tkwi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tateharmer/project/brunel-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunel Museum</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/tateharmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tate Harmer</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149982081/house-in-hackney/149982086" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hous...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991325/editor-s-picks-463 Editor's Picks #463 Nam Henderson 2017-02-10T14:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T14:50:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tw/tw9z8p4ylep44v35.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149987675/small-studio-snapshots-milli-ns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest</a> in the newish series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korod</a>y chatted with Los Angeles-based studio <a href="http://www.millionsarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MILLI&Oslash;NS</a>. <a href="http://archinect.com/dtelmore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a>&nbsp;felt "<em>these guys sound legit in their intentions and I'm looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future...The rest of the article is uncommonly decipherable for architects</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ma/magackflp4fnu9ri.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> went "<em>Looking for a picture that represents something related to the internet&rsquo; and ending up thinking &ldquo;about the desert.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/max-headroom-f-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Headroom, F.AIA</a> got excited "<em>the phrase 'last existing encrypted space&rsquo; is genius on many many levels. &nbsp;exciting work!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rd/rdimhrko8n97hkua.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In an interview with NPR&rsquo;s MarketPlace Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988023/carl-bass-ceo-of-autodesk-on-why-computers-are-superior-to-human-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> how computers are superior (in some things) to human designers.&nbsp;<strong>JamesJoist</strong> got serious</p><p>"<em>Spoken like true transhumanist scum; I often think AutoCAD was one of the worst things to happen to architecture.&rdquo; As you might expect the overall reception was poor</em>."</p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988324/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-spring-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">all-female lineup f...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991375/chicago-s-willis-tower-is-about-to-get-a-500m-facelift Chicago’s Willis Tower is about to get a $500M facelift Nicholas Korody 2017-02-10T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T12:38:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qa/qawgick78x2w4r2m.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>City officials revealed Wednesday a slew of improvements for Chicago&rsquo;s tallest building, the Willis Tower. Totaling up to $500 million, the renovations will include six floors of new retail space, an outdoor deck and a winter garden&mdash;all intended to entice tourists into the Tower. Other potential new amenities include a rooftop skating rink and a 50,000 square foot digital attraction. Officials said that 5,000 Skydeck tickets will be given each year to Chicago schools. $100,000 will be donated to Project Pipeline, a program for young people.</p><p>The project, which is spearheaded by the building&rsquo;s owners the Blackstone Group L.P., will begin this month and end in the summer of 2019. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the project should create 2,500 jobs.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170201/downtown/willis-tower-renovations-500-million-winder-garden-terrace-sears-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t DNA Info&nbsp;</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991301/fallingwater-institute-gains-4-spartan-yet-beautiful-dwellings-by-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Fallingwater Institute gains 4 spartan yet beautiful dwellings by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T18:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30dl0lbcsozqzj20.jpg" width="650" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Fallingwater Institute, which is located on the High Meadow farm next to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright home, is adding four new "modest wood portals" to its 1960s era teaching facilities. The new dwellings, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100056538/bohlin-cywinsky-jackson-and-eckersley-o-callaghan-tapped-for-apple-s-upcoming-madison-avenue-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</a>, are created both to extend from the existing High Meadow structure while giving the Institute's summer residency students a spare, yet beautiful place, to work and live.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vv/vv0qd0zxcjcex3yr.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7tfd43dipfe81q8w.jpg"></p><p>"The building's main entry welcomes visitors into a central screened porch, which joins the new architecture to an existing cabin and serves as the outdoor gathering and dining space," Bill James, project architect from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Pittsburgh office, notes in a press release. "A horizontal screen, made of Norway Spruce harvested and milled on site, extends from the main cabin and continues along the walkway leading to the dwellings."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3rsmpj0jz5bovnv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9wpghps2cmzc1d8.jpg"></p>