Archinect - News 2016-04-30T14:49:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149942979/mumbai-high-rise-at-the-center-of-adarsh-society-scam-to-be-demolished-high-court-rules Mumbai high-rise at the center of Adarsh Society scam to be demolished, High Court rules Alexander Walter 2016-04-29T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T15:07:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vm0dtao01i103xiv.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an order that sends a strong message against corruption, the Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolish 31-storey Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society. [...] The society, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was converted into a 100-metre-tall building with politicians, bureaucrats and army officers allegedly conspiring to get flats allotted to them in the cooperative society at below-market rates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adarsh_Housing_Society_scam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about the&nbsp;Adarsh Housing Society scam and corruption scandal.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146810440/top-13-floors-of-india-s-tallest-skyscraper-were-built-illegally-high-court-says" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 13 floors of India's tallest skyscraper were built illegally, High Court says</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942946/breuer-s-brutalist-library-in-downtown-atlanta-faces-demolition Breuer's Brutalist library in downtown Atlanta faces demolition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-29T12:40:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T14:32:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/2051abd0e66a583f3f80f6d7504bbcb4.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The uncertainty looming over the building&rsquo;s future is serving as a call to action for preservation groups in Atlanta and around the world who are beginning to mobilize. [...] Ironically, to gain the Breuer building, Atlanta lost its original Carnegie Library. [...] As evidenced by the transformation of the former Whitney Museum into the Met Breuer, it is clear that with a careful restoration, Breuer&rsquo;s works can be an iconic piece of the urban fabric in which they reside</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Architecture and Design Center has begun a <a href="http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-the-marcel-breuer?source=c.em.cp&amp;r_by=15391034" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">petition</a> to protect the library, and has since garnered 1,023 signatures of 2,000 needed.</p><p>The petition states: "We ask that the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Board of Trustees take actions to protect the Central Library and Library System Headquarters Building, located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, from demolition and damaging renovation, whether the Library System maintains ownership or sells the building. We also ask that the building is renamed to honor its architect, the internationally renowned Marcel Breuer."</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title='No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942153/no-guarantees-for-historic-residential-architecture-in-real-estate-limbo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo"</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147969262/chicago-s-marina-city-designated-official-landmark-status-it-s-about-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!</a></li><li><a title="Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148506267/constructive-destruction-how-would-you-imagine-the-ideal-demolition-scheme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Constructive destruction: How would you imagine the ideal demolition scheme?</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Stop the unpermitted demolition&quot;: Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></li><li><a title='"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the brutalist Fogarty building in downtown Providence' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Too old to be hip but too young to be venerated" &ndash; say good-bye to the bruta...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942844/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-29T08:30:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T12:03:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vuwxfh0tew4juz27.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ps/psp6zdgtqsc5lz86.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma/project/amenta-emma-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a> in Hartford, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a>; Photo: Robert Benson Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gvxjiwc4dky4bjc6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u9j31cu2otpp5xi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/676/rabobank-westelijke-mijnstreek-advice-centre/103063210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre</a> in Sittard, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bid0xjtdbgi8xqg1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/brand-new-school-office-los-angeles/78914608" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New School Office, Los Angeles</a> in Santa Monica, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Nikolas Koenig</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4ghpj70lsk5jioi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio/project/pandora-media-offices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pandora Media Offices</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4o9k4rnzt45kf9ih.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/karlin-hall-economia/81974766" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlin Hall Economia</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Filip Slapal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pfhdd6mzqe35i7sk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/aufbau-haus-84/141730592" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aufbau Haus 84</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zb8o42uayd9wv7fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/17101996/corporativo-knova/149934817" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942843/prince-s-minneapolis-estate-to-become-a-museum Prince's Minneapolis estate to become a museum Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T19:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T20:02:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cdfv67be209zqh9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prince&rsquo;s Paisley Park home in Minneapolis is set to be turned into a museum, according to the late musician&rsquo;s brother-in-law, Maurice Phillips. &ldquo;We will turn Paisley Park into a museum in Prince&rsquo;s memory,&rdquo; Phillips told the Sun. &ldquo;It would be for the fans. He was all about the fans &mdash; this would remember his music, which is his legacy.&rdquo; Prince died last Thursday at the Paisley Park estate. An autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death has yet to be announced. His remains were later cremated.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Named after Prince's song of the same name, Paisley Park is located outside of Minneapolis. The $10 million, 65,000-square-foot space housed more than just the musician's private residence: it included recording studios, offices, and a nightclub.</p><p>The complex was built in 1987 and designed by Bret Thoeny of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4996911/boto-design-architects" target="_blank">BOTO Design</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zv0v0ky6a8ctiv0s.jpg"></p><p>For more news from the intersection of music and art, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941806/take-a-look-at-these-installations-from-this-year-s-coachella-festival" target="_blank">Take a look at these installations from this year's Coachella Festival</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935964/sex-pistols-graffiti-secures-famous-tin-pan-alley-building-grade-2-listed-status" target="_blank">Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147829447/beyonc-filmed-her-nola-themed-formation-video-at-this-historic-pasadena-mansion" target="_blank">Beyonc&eacute; filmed her NOLA-themed "Formation" video at this historic Pasadena mansion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144515110/take-a-listen-to-the-nyt-s-beautiful-sonic-portraits-of-architectural-spaces" target="_blank">Take a listen to the NYT's beautiful sonic portraits of architectural spaces</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T14:47:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942752/950-for-a-mouldy-central-flat-welcome-to-london £950 for a mouldy 'central' flat? Welcome to London. Ellen Hancock 2016-04-28T10:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T12:09:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hegddv2kqpuwiy8w.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you want evidence that London&rsquo;s renters are being taken advantage of, look no further than a new social media campaign. Launched Monday, the #rantyourrent hashtag encourages London&rsquo;s overcharged and poorly housed tenants to visually detail the bad conditions they&rsquo;re expected to put up with in return for large sums of monthly rent. &nbsp; The results, detailed in a new Tumblr called Vent Your Rent, make for sobering viewing.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More articles on London and the housing crisis here:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941650/the-root-of-london-s-housing-crisis-lies-beyond-its-borders" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The root of London's housing crisis lies beyond its borders</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938805/london-s-housing-crisis-is-creating-a-chasm-between-the-rich-and-poor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's housing crisis is creating a chasm between the rich and poor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942639/quintessential-america-at-play-in-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture "Quintessential America" at play in the Museum of African American History and Culture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-27T17:59:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T14:37:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7b1f45417d9234288d043ca620594a30.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Project leader Zena] Howard focuses on all of the aspects of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but hones in on the porch, which happens to span 200 feet and it serves as an transitional space between the outside and inside of the museum. &ldquo;I think that the porch is&hellip;quintessential America,&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;This project&mdash;not only given the scale, the complexity, the political and contextual sensitivities&mdash;is an amalgam of all the problems that we, as architects, love to solve&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940808/what-architecture-means-to-zena-howard-project-leader-of-the-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What architecture means to Zena Howard, project leader of the National Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li><li><a title="David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130952473/david-adjaye-talks-about-woven-architecture-and-his-new-d-c-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum</a></li><li><a title="Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/38286227/obama-to-speak-at-african-american-history-museum-s-groundbreaking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama to speak at African American history museum&rsquo;s groundbreaking</a></li><li><a title="Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39005328/watch-first-look-at-the-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942419/checking-in-on-nepal-one-year-later Checking in on Nepal, one year later Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T21:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T21:39:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbejgpasq40v1n5s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As the Nepalese government continues to face criticism for the slow pace of the country&rsquo;s reconstruction, Nepal&rsquo;s prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli announced today that the reconstruction of key heritage sites in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is to finally begin, the Associated Press reports.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A year after the devastating quake, there is some good news in Nepal. As this article notes,</p><p><em>The World Monuments Fund (WMF) also announced today that it, in collaboration with American Express, was financing the rebuilding of the 16th-century Char Narayan Temple, which was reduced to rubble by the quake. The project is to receive a share of $1m in grants earmarked for five major preservation projects across the globe.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3lbkgfvz2kcgi7j0.jpg"></p><p>For more on Nepal:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/147695167/a-recent-building-project-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Recent Building Project in Nepal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126947696/shigeru-ban-responds-to-the-emergency-in-nepal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban responds to the emergency in Nepal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2y6yyxcbgavlf1l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The observation deck won&rsquo;t be finished for a few years yet. If you want to see the future of New York, walk north along the High Line, round the curve at the rail yards, and turn your back to the river. Amid the highway ramps and industrial hash of far-west Manhattan, a herd of cranes hoists I-beams into the sky. This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world&rsquo;s most ambitious experiment in &ldquo;smart city&rdquo; urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, I reviewed Mattern's book&nbsp;Deep Mapping the Media City, in which she delves into some of the issues surrounding so-called "smart cities."&nbsp;Check out the review <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For more on the implementation of surveillance and other technologies in the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938165/city-governments-are-learning-the-hard-way-that-there-s-no-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-cybersecurity" target="_blank">City governments are learning the hard way that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127175516/will-india-s-smart-city-initiative-exacerbate-social-stratification" target="_blank">Will India's 'smart city' initiative exacerbate social stratification?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942418/la-city-calls-for-proposals-for-the-old-lincoln-heights-jail LA City calls for proposals for the old Lincoln Heights jail Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T16:48:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5xwoio1zw25zu4r.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been more than 50 years since anyone has served time in the old Lincoln Heights Jail. The five-story building on San Fernando Road next to the L.A. River has been vacant for much of that time but now the city is launching its most recent effort to find new uses for the historic landmark as efforts are underway to restore the river and build new projects and parks along its banks. The city is seeking ideas and concepts for the 229,000-square-foot complex...</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a RFI, the city stipulates that there are a number of hurdles that will have to be removed before reuse, such as possible structural renovations and removal of toxic substances.</p><p>The city also put forth a list of new possible uses:</p><ul><li>Technology or creative office (e.g. biotechnology)</li><li>Clean tech or other manufacturing uses</li><li>Adaptive re-use (such as the Helms Bakery District or Anaheim Packing District)</li><li>Live / Work lofts, artist studios and/or other art production space</li><li>Urban agriculture</li><li>Hotel with meeting spaces and a restaurant</li><li>Institutional uses (such as a museum or charter school)</li><li>Nonprofit uses (such as nonprofit office or performance space)</li><li>Publicly accessible open space associated with the new development (such as a<br>river edge greenway or park.</li></ul><p>What would you do with the site? Concepts are due May 13. Find out more <a href="http://labavn.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=contract.opportunity_view&amp;recordid=26729&amp;CFID=5489319&amp;CFTOKEN=81f71188e16c42d5-B260CF43-5056-8E03-789A914476D2F9AB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942346/the-salerno-maritime-terminal-zaha-hadid-s-first-posthumous-project-inaugurated-in-italy The Salerno maritime terminal: Zaha Hadid's first posthumous project inaugurated in Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:19:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qk2gt6gtao708b0m.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the long approach from the sea, the flowing, horizontal silhouette of this all-concrete structure, bracketed fore and aft by leaning walls, stands out from the heavyset classicized buildings along the waterfront promenade [...] Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the site on Sunday, calling it a masterpiece. The absence of Ms. Hadid, 65, who died on March 31 without ever seeing the finished terminal, was keenly felt both days.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfodm42he69jbhsx.jpg"></p><p>The city of Salerno, some 60.5 km south of Naples, gained a major new architectural icon this week. A 50,000 sq. ft., &euro;15 million maritime terminal,&nbsp;it's also the first project by ZHA to be inaugurated after their principal Zaha Hadid passed away last month.</p><p>Before the inauguration ceremony, portraits of the late architecture were plastered around the city. "Goodbye Zaha Hadid, Genius and Modernity. Inspiration and Transformation, Light that takes shape," they read. "Salerno will proudly care for and cherish the Maritime Terminal.&rdquo; Half of the 400-person firm reportedly travelled to Salerno for the ceremony.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/43tfk4v9spvfwyv1.jpg"></p><p>Actually, rather than a new project, the Salerno terminal was twelve years in the making, with contractor bankruptcies and other financial woes creating major delays. As such, the building was designed the old way: while computers were beginning to be used, the project was designed mainly with models and drafting.</p><p>Paola Cattarin, the project architect, describes to&nbsp;<em>the Times:&nbsp;</em>"It w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942153/no-guarantees-for-historic-residential-architecture-in-real-estate-limbo No guarantees for historic residential architecture in "real-estate limbo" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T13:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54b4cgxbc1ajlytu.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though the [Vanna Venturi] house has been nominated for the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, Stecura said it is being sold without any protections against alterations inside or out. [...] Cross your fingers and hope for the best. [...] there is no broader strategy in place &mdash; in the museum world or among the nation's leading historic preservation groups &mdash; to protect the most important works of 20th-century residential architecture from the vagaries of the market</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a title="Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></li><li><a title="Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147969262/chicago-s-marina-city-designated-official-landmark-status-it-s-about-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago's Marina City designated official landmark status &mdash; it's about time!</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Stop the unpermitted demolition&quot;: Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></li><li><a title="Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145579946/brutalism-s-struggle-to-stay-relevant-a-few-more-buildings-we-lost-in-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's struggle to stay relevant: a few more buildings we lost in 2015</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941958/see-the-newly-revealed-2016-aia-cote-top-ten-green-projects See the newly revealed 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Justine Testado 2016-04-22T18:47:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T12:56:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f55z6jm55eq6ui0j.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just in time for Earth Day, the AIA and the Committee on the Environment (COTE) revealed a new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2016. Over the last two decades, the annual awards program is considered to be the profession's most rigorous awards program for sustainable design excellence throughout the U.S. The jury chose the projects that best convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a peek of the winners:</p><p>Rene Cazenave Apartments; San Francisco by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mt45gir4v3aprq87.jpg"></p><p>H-E-B at Mueller; Austin, TX by Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/da/dalyzi4qjb8t5utt.jpg"></p><p>The J. Craig Venter Institute; San Diego by ZGF Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58mxodoucyyxta5l.jpg"></p><p>Find the rest of the projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4841/aia-announces-the-2016-cote-top-ten-green-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941941/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-22T17:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T19:49:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llo092vxq2x2tu5l.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1j7be8s1cwl3quu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design/project/rock-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rock Canyon Residence</a> in Provo, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuy8x055sdelh2ub.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/125056324/meow-parlour/149934636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meow Parlour</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/125056324/sonya-lee-architect-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonya Lee Architect llc</a>; Photo: Christa Hamilton Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/osescpl4gg7w9dyn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anaCALDERONGONGORA/project/casa-de-la-barca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa de la Barca</a> in Cuernavaca, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/anaCALDERONGONGORA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ana Calderon Gongora</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hg/hghb4pw8laof5g7w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/midtown-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown West</a> in New York, 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/7n/7nkoyrt1e4sfw8bn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur/project/vre-tomtegate-7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Oslash;vre Tomtegate 7</a> in Enebakkneset, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y4z23qv512oc607t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/mit-media-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Media Lab</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a> (Architect of Record) in Association with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47157/maki-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maki and Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fyuh0nl4c3s9nyc8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cureandpenabad/project/mag-corporate-headquarters2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAG Corporate Headquarters</a> in Escuintla, Guatemala by <a href="http://archinect.com/cureandpenabad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C&Uacute;RE &amp; PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design</a>; Photo: Carlos Domenech</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3bdgvpza9ac8tgy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3259896/overlook-guest-house/148212325" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Overlook Guest House</a> in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941908/with-the-rio-olympics-opening-in-less-than-four-months-sports-federation-concerned-over-problem-with-venues With the Rio Olympics opening in less than four months, sports federation concerned over problem with venues Alexander Walter 2016-04-22T13:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T13:33:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rfnuyxil390pe12r.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>International sports federations&nbsp;expressed concern&nbsp;Tuesday&nbsp;over problems with venues for the Olympics&nbsp;in Rio de&nbsp;Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena&nbsp;this week. Members of the Association of Olympic International Sports&nbsp;Federations reviewed preparations for the Rio Games,&nbsp;which open in&nbsp;less than four months on&nbsp;Aug. 5. "They miss some very important details in each field of play,"&nbsp;ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the&nbsp;group's annual&nbsp;meeting.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-22/two-dead-after-path-built-for-rio-olympics-upgrade-collapses/7348944" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tragic setback occurred yesterday</a> when a seaside section of a recently inaugurated elevated bike path collapsed after being hit by a powerful wave, killing two people and injuring at least three others. A possible third victim may have been swept out into the ocean.</p><p>More Rio 2016 headlines in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940337/brazil-s-economy-is-a-mess-and-its-president-is-facing-impeachment-can-rio-make-it-to-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil's economy is a mess and its President is facing impeachment. Can Rio make it to the Olympics?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806466/rio-cancels-construction-contract-for-unfinished-olympic-tennis-center-200-days-before-the-games-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio cancels construction contract for unfinished Olympic tennis center &ndash; 200 days before the games open</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141820527/brazilian-engineering-companies-building-olympic-venues-very-probably-broke-laws-accepted-bribes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazilian engineering companies building Olympic venues "very probably" broke laws, accepted bribes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133587773/will-rio-s-olympic-venues-be-ready-in-time-for-the-2016-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Rio's Olympic venues be ready in time for the 2016 Games?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-22T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T13:39:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orxy88mro85gscmg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100285007/update-glasgow-school-of-art-fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a disastrous fire</a> broke out in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building, the jewel of the Glasgow School of Art&rsquo;s campus. Now, after sifting through the damage, outlining a careful restoration plan and finding the funds, the Glasgow School of Art has announced that the building will not only be back in operation for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, but will also be part of a campus expansion plan that includes upgrading the Mac&rsquo;s east wing, and adding a former Stow College building for studio/workshop space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8o/8osdt0n22snv8hke.jpg"></p><p>Just as it was before the fire, when it reopens The Mac will be at the center of the campus circulation, and serve as the home-base for first year students. The new Stow College site will be refurbished by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a> beginning this summer, with plans for the School of Fine Arts to move in the fall of 2017.</p><p>Page\Park, the architects appointed to restore the Mac and expand its east wing, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124201653/page-park-architects-to-lead-glasgow-school-of-art-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">started work in March 2015</a>.&nbsp;Total costs are rounding out to &pound;51m (about two-thirds for the r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941796/construction-of-shop-s-29th-floor-skybridge-pool-nearing-completion Construction of SHoP's 29th-floor skybridge pool nearing completion Alexander Walter 2016-04-21T17:50:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T12:18:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz3n8uwjx3roj242.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Workers have almost completed mounting the copper paneling&nbsp;on the American Copper Buildings&nbsp;(n&eacute;e&nbsp;626 First Avenue), the new tilting, two-towered development on Manhattan&rsquo;s East Side, but their&nbsp;most striking feature&mdash;a three-story, 100-foot-long skybridge&mdash;is still open to the elements. [...] The skybridge itself, though, is designed to be the showstopper. The architects placed a 75-foot lap pool on the bridge, so residents can swim 300 feet in the air [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p0/p0b1igtm2x5h9s3v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Interior rendering of the skybridge pool area on the 29th floor.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hq/hqcayoltiixry9kd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Exterior rendering of the SHoP-designed towers with the skybridge spanning the 27th to 29th floors. (Image: JDS Development; via bloomberg.com)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/we/wekxze2p57axs4u2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; JDS Developers hope to have the towers completed in 2017.</p><p>Images via the <a href="http://jdsdevelopment.com/american-copper-buildings/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developer's website</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-20/american-copper-buildings-photos-626-first-ave-skybridge-pool-by-shop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bloomberg.com</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937708/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-rooftop-spaces-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Rooftop Spaces" Pinterest Board</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87936145/every-pool-in-los-angeles-mapped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Every pool in Los Angeles, mapped</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941759/building-upgrades-proposed-for-roche-dinkeloo-s-ford-foundation-building Building upgrades proposed for Roche + Dinkeloo's Ford Foundation Building Justine Testado 2016-04-21T14:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T14:11:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0nha1v31z6gdna0.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to consider a proposed $190 million renovation to the Ford Foundation...Although many aspects of the building have long been outdated...it is health and safety, not aesthetics or technology, that initially drove the foundation&rsquo;s plans. The city has given Ford until 2019 to bring the building up to code for fire safety and handicapped accessibility...</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;...But since they had to scratch the building&rsquo;s surfaces, Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and his staff decided to go further, upgrading not just by adding sprinklers to the ceilings and greater access to the atrium, but new security, new lighting and mechanicals, and a new spatial organization.&rdquo;</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146273961/stop-the-unpermitted-demolition-roche-dinkeloo-s-shiny-un-plaza-hotel-lobby-might-be-remodeled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Stop the unpermitted demolition": Roche Dinkeloo's shiny UN Plaza Hotel lobby might be remodeled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941606/2016-az-awards-finalists-are-revealed-vote-for-the-people-s-choice-now 2016 AZ Awards finalists are revealed + vote for the People's Choice now! Archinect 2016-04-20T18:03:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T17:34:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mi1mfzmgzdb7f8x.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In&nbsp;<a href="http://azuremagazine.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Azure Magazine</a>'s annual&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/140661/az-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AZ Awards</a>, architects, designers, manufacturers, and students across the globe have a shot at getting their best work internationally recognized.</p><p>Now in its sixth edition, the AZ Awards competition continues to grow. This year's call for submissions reeled in 826 entries from 52 countries. After sifting through the submissions, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148503043/introducing-the-2016-az-awards-jury-members" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five-member jury</a>&nbsp;picked 66 finalists. In the meantime, the public is invited to participate in the 2016 People's Choice, where people can <a href="http://awards.azuremagazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vote</a> for their favorite projects in all 18 categories now until May 6.</p><p>Then on June 17, the winners, People's Choice, and finalists will be celebrated during the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto's&nbsp;Evergreen Brick Works.</p><p>Check out a few of this year's finalists:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Commercial and institutional:" Kanonb&aring;dsvej Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark by 3XN Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m0/m0aj1bdu7dqjme89.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in the category "Interiors - Residential:" SPenthouse in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil by Studio MK27</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kq/kqb1vrc7xdhvljtv.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Finalist in th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941609/denver-is-baroque-a-colas-and-cad-itecture-galore Denver is “Baroque-a-colas” and “CAD-itecture” galore Justine Testado 2016-04-20T16:19:00-04:00 >2016-04-24T02:04:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kl/klasb1jaxzffmnt9.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Donald Trump were a building, he&rsquo;d be Baroque-a-cola: It&rsquo;s bombastic, pretentious, clumsy, tacky and absolutely over the top, just like he is. Most Baroque-a-cola structures are in the form of showy townhouses or McMansions, but downtown Denver has been unlucky enough to have witnessed the erection of several high-rises of the type...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Denver does have its historic architectural gems, but several recent developments in the city have been dull, if not straight-up hideous (What's with all the random patches of brick?). Writer Michael Paglia dives into Denver's &ldquo;sea of awful architecture&rdquo; and lists the city's &ldquo;Hateful Eight&rdquo; buildings.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939551/how-denver-is-failing-at-good-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Denver is failing at Good Design</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T13:28:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6uy3qom6txb738x.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Described in a press release as a "spacious and distinctively contemporary gateway to the institution's existing complex of buildings," the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97234/oma-wins-competition-for-the-expansion-to-the-mus-e-national-des-beaux-arts-du-qu-bec" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec</a> by OMA appears to have an exceedingly functional quality. Admittedly, the building won't open to the public until June 24th, so these initial photos by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97177157/how-iwan-baan-became-the-most-wanted-photographer-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a> feature a higher than average amount of protective tarps and plywood.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8u7ynr9x9pbfcnf0.jpg"></p><p>The concept behind the three gallery stacked structure, according to OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, is meant to continue the topography of the nearby park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wc3obr2vhaswpqu2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vg/vgv2s3ubb0xw4ymi.jpg"></p><p>"The activity of the city extends below, providing a new point of interface between the city and the park," Shigematsu&nbsp;continued. "Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets&mdash;park, city, and museum&mdash;at the same time."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y65qfh6wzjmptz1q.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bu/bu85gvq6kk0366pu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8i/8i9xo10pe152lqx7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2wz6ejnzx58cq6n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46j402vv8ee1foga.jpg"></p><p>More on the latest projects from OMA:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935045/oma-releases-renderings-of-event-project-space-in-dubai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA releases render...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T10:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941584/even-after-improved-plan-lucas-museum-still-mired-in-legal-and-financial-problems Even after improved plan, Lucas Museum still mired in legal and financial problems Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-20T13:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T13:47:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ubu1rhxmdgfz5rth.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>this plan creates a new complication all its own: a financing scheme that involves borrowing nearly $1.2 billion and extending five taxes beyond their expiration dates: Tax dollars collected in 2066 still would be paying off a deal cut a half-century earlier, in 2016. [...] By law both proposed museum sites are submerged lake bottom and have special protections. [...] If you're a citizen, you own what's called a fractional beneficial interest in this public trust land. You can use it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Get caught up on the rocky development history of Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art:</p><ul><li><a title='The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a title="Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148349625/chicago-site-of-george-lucas-museum-in-legal-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle</a></li><li><a title="Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a title="Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed</a></li><li><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941415/monu-24-on-domestic-urbanism-released MONU #24 ON DOMESTIC URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2016-04-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T19:11:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlu0hvg2no7pcjpa.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2016</p></em><br /><br /><p>What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what <em><strong>Andr&eacute;s Jaque</strong></em> argues in our interview entitled <strong>"The Home as Political Arena"</strong> for this new issue of <strong>MONU</strong>. This issue, <strong>"Domestic Urbanism"</strong>, deals with the domestic aspects of cities, and everything that is related to the human home and habitat, the scale of the house, people's own universe, things that are usually hidden and private. According to <em><strong>Jaque</strong></em>, a great number of the processes by which our societies are shaped take place in domestic interiors, the domestic realm, and in relation to very domestic elements such as the table setting, the Christmas tree, or the TV remote control. <em><strong>Justinien Tribillon</strong></em> - in his contribution <strong>"The Fridge, the City and the Critique of Everyday Life: a Tale of Domestic Urbanism"</strong> - describes, for example, to what extent a domestic element such as the refrigerator has changed radically the way we consume the city. Because the domestic infiltrates the urb...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941462/sam-jacob-to-redevelop-former-pub-in-shoreditch Sam Jacob to redevelop former pub in Shoreditch Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T17:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-20T09:41:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjujpenghb4uhrt6.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sam Jacob Studio&rsquo;s mixed-use development in the Hoxton Street conservation area retains the fa&ccedil;ade of the Victorian pub originally on the site while creating ground-floor community facilities with an apartment above. The four-storey scheme will restore the last remaining piece of what was once a terraced street razed to the ground by bombing during the Second World War. The new block is expressed as a curved wall punctured by diamond-shaped window openings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cwadkb1r1oei5a5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwj2icg2yp2tzjsw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzg3280ywpqpt63q.jpg"></p><p>For more on Sam Jacob, or his former practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88984344/fat-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT</a>, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88984342/fat-announces-the-end-of-its-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FAT Announces The End of Its Practice</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58543535/wild-potter-grayson-perry-fat-design-shrine-like-cottage-in-essex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wild Potter Grayson Perry &amp; FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92516/sam-jacob-lecture-at-uk-cod" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob lecture at UK/CoD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53422775/home-truths-architects-tackle-the-housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Home truths: architects tackle the housing crisis</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941395/lpc-approves-brooklyn-s-first-1-000-foot-tower-new-renderings-and-details LPC Approves Brooklyn’s First 1,000+ Foot Tower; New Renderings and Details Alyssa Alimurung 2016-04-19T12:22:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:22:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c5rgjq4cc35pbl4o.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brooklyn is finally getting a new skyscraper development worthy of its 2.6 million populace. Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved SHoP Architects&lsquo; vision for 9 DeKalb Avenue, a rehabilitation of the landmarked Dime Saving Bank that will marry it with a dramatic, supertall skyscraper behind, the first 1,000+ foot building to arrive in the borough. To bring back more of the building&rsquo;s grandeur, its exterior and interior spaces will be restored.</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/149941148/gibson-street-baths-in-newcastle-due-to-be-sold-in-auction Gibson Street Baths in Newcastle due to be sold in auction Ellen Hancock 2016-04-19T04:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T12:44:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/df6394ef6651363ab053256463ef4d0b.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Newcastle&rsquo;s Grade II-listed&nbsp;The Gibson Street Baths building&nbsp;was constructed in 1906 by FH Holford as a public swimming pool and wash house. Informal planning guidance says the building could be converted for a range of uses, from private or student residential accommodation to leisure and sports facilities, a hotel, studios or restaurant. &lsquo;The planners are going to be very flexible,&rsquo; says Riggall. &lsquo;The city council really wants to see it brought back into use&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More UK news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brunel&rsquo;s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117425241/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bricks-stones-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bricks &amp; Stones" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941206/the-80s-strike-back-memphis-and-the-rebirth-of-postmodernism The '80s strike back: Memphis and the rebirth of postmodernism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-18T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T00:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2g8a1s25hm5hdtzx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>postmodernism can be summed up in a single word: Memphis. Although architectural incarnations such as Graves&rsquo;s Portland Building in Oregon and Philip Johnson&rsquo;s Chippendale-topped AT&amp;T Building (now the Sony Tower) in New York generated heated discussion, it was the spectacle of Memphis objects that catapulted postmodern design into the public eye. [...] postmodern designs, most often from Memphis affiliated names, are gaining market momentum</p></em><br /><br /><p>The cycle continues.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="8 Reasons You Will Also Like Postmodern Architecture In 2016" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144000244/8-reasons-you-will-also-like-postmodern-architecture-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Reasons You Will Also Like Postmodern Architecture In 2016</a></li><li><a title="Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139317745/can-helmut-jahn-s-thompson-center-be-saved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Helmut Jahn's Thompson Center be saved?</a></li><li><a title="Postmodern No 1 Poultry divides architects in debate over recent heritage" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131877038/postmodern-no-1-poultry-divides-architects-in-debate-over-recent-heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postmodern No 1 Poultry divides architects in debate over recent heritage</a></li><li><a title="More is more: the gaudy genius of the late Deborah Sussman" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107559001/more-is-more-the-gaudy-genius-of-the-late-deborah-sussman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More is more: the gaudy genius of the late Deborah Sussman</a></li><li><a title="Portland Building still controversial after 30 years" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39019798/portland-building-still-controversial-after-30-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portland Building still controversial after 30 years</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941125/the-stealth-modernist The Stealth Modernist Nam Henderson 2016-04-18T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjwtzj6lzzy85xkv.jpg" width="514" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His architecture was an antidote to the era&rsquo;s brazen showiness: subtle and natural instead of flashy and proudly artificial. Although he built a handful of private homes and public buildings from the ground up, his reputation was made by his reimaginings of centuries-old museums &mdash; commissions others might have scorned as too constrained by the past &mdash; in the process of which he created a road map for both honoring history and transcending it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nancy Hass praises&nbsp;Italy&rsquo;s "<em>less well known</em>"&nbsp;Modernist Master, Carlo Scarpa.&nbsp;She touches on the influence of&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan in his work, as well his relationship to Venice.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940938/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-fancy-facades-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Fancy Facades" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-15T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-04-19T12:28:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1ls3tl6g05uae6g.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/fancy-facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fancy Facades</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llcwmrprgyf0a77o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop/project/gentle-genius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentle Genius</a> in Altamura, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GG-loop</a>; Photo: Michael Sieber</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5u/5ufmg9kkwwrqcxai.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mateoarquitectura/project/remodelling-of-el-ninot-market-in-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remodelling of El Ninot Market</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/mateoarquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mateo Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Adri&agrave; Goula</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nakqxpqj73rsngrf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pj/pjug8a2eymd8h68z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138337272/woodview-mews/138867840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodview Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/geraghtytaylorarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geraghty Taylor Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tv/tvs0gp6apvnlach7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/museum-of-medical-history-and-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Medical History and Innovation</a> in Boston, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mgxw8fnh6nct2ce5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/v-gen-high-school-and-sandnes-culture-academy/71940951" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&Aring;GEN High School and SANDNES Culture Academy</a> in Sandnes, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0g/0gdo54cqcmm5yr8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/innisfree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innisfree</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Innisfree</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nothsbth4vsm0h97.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/university-of-aberdeen-new-library/146166982" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of ...</a></p>